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Coastal Passage Making

SOLD OUT The Coastal Passage Making course is currently sold out due to a backlog. We are able to add you to a waitlist by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

$2050 Learn the skills required for making longer passages in coastal waters.

This 5-day sail aboard the Jeanneau 389 (typically to Nantucket and returning outside Cape Cod) teaches advanced navigation and seamanship in the challenging waters of Buzzards Bay and the Atlantic. 

cpm bookCourse includes GPS, diesel engine trouble-shooting, day and night watches, nighttime landfalls and heavy weather skills. Throughout, we encourage high levels of responsibility and decision-making. Graduates will be prepared for a Cruising 40 membership, chartering worldwide or sailing their own large yacht in most conditions. Please see a recommended gear list here. 

Taught on 

Jeanneau 389


Cruising Course or equivalent experience

Text Book

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere (included in course fee)


ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising *Certification awarded upon successful course completion and written ASA 106 test. Contact the office if you are not already an ASA member and ASA 101, 103, 104, and 105 certified.

Prepares you for

Cruising 40 Membership



Member Discount

One of the many benefits of membership at the Boston Sailing Center is that active Daysailing, Mid-Range, Cruising 30, 35, and 40 members receive 10% off the full price of courses. Discount applied in cart once logged in with your member credentials (if you do not know your credentials - contact the BSC, do not create another account). Discount cannot be combined with other offers. Not applicable to Macro Courses. 

Group Enrollment

Signing up with more than one person? We have a discount for that! Groups of two or more who sign up together for the same course qualify for discounts of 10% off the course fee after one student has purchased the course at full price (in other words, it's full price for the first person and 10% off for each additional person).

To qualify for the group enrollment discount, purchases must be made over the phone. Contact the office at 617-227-4198 to register your group.

Course Policies

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policies

Course Documents, including syllabus and packing list


Contact the Boston Sailing Center office by phone 617-227-4198 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an office manager would be happy to assist you.