Seminars

Are you looking to add to your repertoire of knots or practice docking? Continue your sailing education with our Seminars and Workshops.

Learn to Sail Student Member Clinic

Have you completed your Learn to Sail course but want more coaching before sailing on your own?

Student Member clinics are a great way to get out on the water with other recent learn to sail graduates and practice your skills to become a more confident sailor. Sign up through the office to join us on a Friday evening from 5-8pm. We will form teams of 2 or 3 and go for a sail in the inner harbor. There will be an instructor coaching from one of the motor boats who will offer guidance on rigging, sail trim, and returning to the mooring.

There is no cost for this program but you must have an active student membership to participate. Contact the office to set up your student membership once you have completed your Learn to Sail course. We will see you on the water soon!

Knots and Lines Clinic

Are you knot confident in your knot tying? Members and crew can join a knot seminar to practice with a Boston Sailing Center instructor. Tighten up your skills on your basic sailing knots and maybe try some new ones to impress your crew!

Should we throw you another line? On the docks, you will practice critical line handling skills to make your sailing experience the best it can be!

We hope you can join us for this special opportunity. 

Cruising Docking Clinic

Improve your docking, close quarter maneuvering, and line handling skills. 

This 3 and a half hour on-boat clinic is for BSC Cruising 30, 35 and 40 members only.

Topics to be Covered:

Understanding forces acting on a boat under power
Springing off a dock
Forward and reverse approaches
Close quarter maneuvers
Compensating for prop walk
Back and fill standing turns
Proper speed
Safety considerations

Mid-Range Docking Clinic

This clinic will concentrate on maneuvering in and out of the inner J/24 slips.

This 3 hour on-boat clinic is for BSC Mid-Range members only.

Topics to be Covered:

Understanding forces acting on a boat under power
Proper speed
Using the rudder and engine to make low speed sharp turns
Considerations for docking at low tide
Backing out with limited space

Registration typically opens a month before the event. Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance as these events tend to sell out.

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