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Q. What is the cancellation/reschedule policy?
A. Students may cancel or reschedule courses any time before the commitment date. You will receive notice of your commitment date with your course registration confirmation. In general, the commitment date is 14 days prior to start (30 days for the Cruising Course, Coastal Passage Making, and Offshore Passage Making). After the commitment date no cancellations are allowed and the course may not be rescheduled.
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Q. Do I get to use the boats after I graduate?
A. Students enrolled in the Learn to Sail course or in one of the Macro Programs are entitled to use of the boats outside of class. Students enrolled in the Learn to Sail Course receive a Free 35-Day Student Membership. Students enrolled in a Macro Program receive a Free 45-Day student membership.
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Q. Will I be certified when I graduate?
A. When you complete your course you will receive a certificate of graduation from the Boston Sailing Center. You may use the sailing center as a reference in future courses, memberships, or boat charters. In addition, the Boston Sailing Center offers optional certification from the American Sailing Association at 4 levels - Basic Keelboat Certification, Basic Cruising, and Bareboat Cruising.
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Q. Does one have to be a member to take a course?
A. No, our courses are open to members and non-members alike. However, members do receive a 10% discount off all BSC Courses.
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Q. Do you offer any Group Discounts or Course Packages?
A. Yes, we offer both. Groups of two or more who sign up together for the same course qualify for discounts of 20% 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 20% off for each additional person).

For information on discounted Course Packages, see our Macro Programs.

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Q. Tell me about your Instructors.
A. At the Boston Sailing Center we consider our teaching staff to be one of our greatest assets. Each member of the teaching staff has been carefully selected for those qualities which make top-notch instructors. They are friendly, patient, and extremely knowledgeable in sailing.
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