Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center has become the most popular sailing school and club in New England. The Center is open every day, 9am until sunset, during the regular season (early May through October). During the winter months we offer frostbite racing, navigation courses, seminars, and social activities.
Our facilities are unique – a Louisiana Riverboat berthed at Lewis Wharf on Boston Harbor. Just a short walk north of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, our floating classroom and clubhouse is an excellent venue for parties and other functions. We’re also close to a wide variety of historical sites, restaurants and nighttime entertainment spots.
From the Riverboat, we enjoy unrestricted sailing along Boston’s historic waterfront and beyond, including day sails among the beautiful Boston Harbor islands, overnight trips to Marblehead and longer sails to destinations like Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard and Newport.
As a member of the Boston Sailing Center, you’ll enjoy more time on the water than most boat owners – and at far less cost. Membership entitles you to unlimited sailing during the regular season with no additional cost for boat usage.
The Center’s low member-to-boat ratio ensures optimal boat availability throughout the season. And our proven record of excellent boat maintenance is second to none.
Our commitment to teaching sets us apart. Over 400 students learn with us every year, making the BSC one of the top adult sailing schools in the country. Yet classes on the water are always small, so you’ll receive highly personalized instruction. Our staff shares a love of sailing – whether it’s a night sail with friends after work, a vacation cruise with family, or competition in local fleets and national championships. You’ll find this enthusiasm in every class we teach.
Our main courses are Learn to Sail, Advanced, and Cruising. In addition, we offer courses on racing and advanced cruising skills. Qualified sailors can sign on at any level. We also offer series of courses packaged together in our Macro Programs.
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Sunset Cruises
- Racing Courses
- Sail Trim Courses
Boston Sailing Center
|Address||54 Lewis WharfBostonMA02110United States|