Macro Student Information

Welcome to the Macro Program at the Boston Sailing Center! This student information sheet is designed to assist you in utilizing your 45-day free student membership. Please refer to your confirmation email and bostonsailingcenter.com for a list of courses and other information regarding your program. 

45-Day Student Membership

The purpose of the 45-Day Student Membership is to allow students to practice the skills they are learning in their courses. We have found that students who take advantage to practice while learning, whether as crew or skipper, usually learn more effectively. 

The structure of the Student Membership varies among the different Macro courses.  The charts below outline the duration, type of membership, commencement of membership, and any restrictions that may apply. Each student membership requires an active card on file and a signed student membership agreement which will be issued upon successful graduation.  

Notes:

  • Student Members may crew with Boston Sailing Center at any point during the Macro program, but will have access to the online crew finder when their memberships are active.
  • Single handed sailing is not permitted at any level of a student membership. You must sail with at least one other crew member.
  • Student members must sign a student membership agreement for each level of membership and have an active card on file to start student membership.  

Full student membership rules are found in the student memberships agreements which are issued upon graduation. If you would like to see them earlier, please let us know and we will send you the links.  

Macro Mid-Range Student Membership Breakdown

Course Boat Access Timeframe Commences Restrictions Navigation Range
Learn to Sail
30 consecutive days
As early as the day of Learn to Sail graduation, but no later than 14 days past your graduation day.
You may hold one weekday and one weekend day reservation at a time.
Inner Harbor Only (not past the airport), daytime hours only between 9am and the posted mooring time.
Advanced
15 consecutive weekdays
As early as the next day after Advanced graduation, but no later than 14 days past your graduation day.
Weekday use only on J-24s between 9am and sunset. One reservation at a time, new reservations can be made at reservation completion.
Boston Harbor (not past Deer Island and Pt Allerton), daytime hours only between 9am and the posted mooring time\.

Macro Cruising and Coastal Passage Making Student Membership Breakdown

Course Boat Access Timeframe Commences Restrictions Navigation Range
Learn to Sail
30 consecutive days
As early as the day of Learn to Sail graduation, but no later than 14 days past your graduation day.
You may hold one weekday and one weekend day reservation at a time.
Inner Harbor Only (not past the airport), daytime hours only between 9am and the posted mooring time.
Advanced
10 consecutive weekdays
As early as the next day after Advanced graduation, but no later than 14 days past your graduation day.
Weekday use only on J-24s between 9am and sunset. One reservation at a time, new reservations can be made at reservation completion.
Boston Harbor (not past Deer Island and Pt Allerton), daytime hours only between 9am and the posted mooring time\.
Cruising Course
5 consecutive weekdays
The Monday through Friday following completion of Cruising Course (no exceptions)
Weekday use only. One weekday reservation at a time, new reservations can be made at reservation completion.
Between Marblehead and Cohasset, daytime hours only between 9am and the posted mooring time

Individual Course Specific Documents

For specific details for each course within your Macro program, please refer to your confirmation email, or the following pages.

Course Documents for Macro Mid-Range:

Course Documents for Macro Cruising:

Macro Student Information

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