Sailing Along Boston's Historic Waterfront and Beyond
Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center has become the most popular sailing school/sailing club in New England.
About Us
Courses For Every Sailing Level
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.
Learn to Sail on Boston Harbor
We've refined our Learn to Sail course over 45 years, so it combines our own proven lesson plans with the best elements of standardized national curriculums, without ever forgetting that we all sail for fun.
Learn to Sail
Already know how to sail? Join the Club.
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.
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Upcoming Events

June 2024
Jun 28
28 June 2024

When you complete your Learn to Sail Course, it will be time to take advantage of your student membership. In order to continue to learn as a new sailor, it […]

Jun 28
28 June 2024

This clinic will go over the major systems found on cruising sailboats, commonly found problems and simple ways to diagnose them. We will cover the AC and DC electrical systems, […]

Jun 30
30 June 2024

Join us for an Island Race and BBQ! This is a great, informal day of racing followed by a BBQ on the upper deck with your fellow racers.


An ongoing, collaborative project by Boston Sailing Center staff and members. Over time, we expect that it will grow into the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for sailors to the coast of Massachusetts. The quality of the Guide depends on your contributions. If you have photos, good advice, local knowledge, or corrections, please use the comment form found at the bottom of each harbor page.