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Getting Underway

The chart below shows the sequential order of our principal sailing courses, and the corresponding level of BSC membership, navigation range, and charter qualification that each course prepares you for.

Follow these links for more information about Sailing Courses, Memberships, and Charters with the Boston Sailing Center. With every level of membership you will have access to all the boats in the lower membership.

Course to Take

Corresponding Membership

What BSC boats can I sail on that membership?

Where can I sail?

What certification could I earn?

Learn to Sail


Solings and Sonars

Boston Harbor & Islands

ASA 101


Mid-Range during daylight hours

J/24's, J/27's

Marblehead to Cohasset

ASA 103

Night Sailing

Mid-Range with Nightsailing

J/24's, J/27's

Overnights between Cape Ann and Scituate


Cruising Course

Cruising 30 and Cruising 35

Cruising 30: Sabre 30s, C&C 34, Beneteau 310, Tartan 31

Cruising 35: Beneteau 35s5, Beneteau 34, Beneteau 36.7, Beneteau 343s,Jeaneau 34.9, Salona 33

Cape Cod Bay, Massachussetts Bay to Kittery, Maine

Bareboat charter in locations like the Virgin Islands

ASA 104

Coastal Passage Making

Cruising 40

Beneteau 37, Hanse 375, Hanse 415, Bavaria 37's, Jeanneau 389

Maine to Block Island, Nantucket

Worldwide bareboat charter

ASA 106


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.