This course will prepare you for a Cruising 30 or Cruising 35 membership or for bareboat chartering in waters like the Virgin Islands.
Three evening sessions from Wednesday through Friday cover the mechanical and electrical systems of a full-size cruising boat, the navigation required for day and night sailing in coastal waters, and docking under power.
Full day sails on Saturday and Sunday teaches all the fundamental skills needed to charter and cruise successfully, including entering unfamiliar harbors, anchoring, sail handling, dinghy use and more. See the recommended gear list here.
*ASA 104 Certification awarded upon successful course completion and written ASA 104 test. Contact the office if you are not already an ASA member and ASA 101 and 103 certified.
The Cruising Course is taught in one format – Wednesday through Sunday.
The Cruising Course is held from Wednesday to Sunday. The course starts off with three evening sessions Wednesday through Friday, and full day sails on Saturday and Sunday.
The class starts off with an Online Classroom Session on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00PM.
Thursday and Friday are evening Sailing Sessions from 6:00 to 9:00PM
Sailing all day Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Sailing all day Sunday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Students head home at the end of each session - they do not stay onboard.
Start Dates + purchase
Wednesday to Sunday
- See Format description above
OpenChoose your start date later
- Choose the "Open" format if you would like to register now but choose your start date at a later time.
Signing up with more than one person? We have a discount for that! Groups of two or more who sign up together for the same course qualify for discounts of 10% 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 10% off for each additional person).
To qualify for the group enrollment discount, purchases must be made over the phone. Contact the office at 617-227-4198 to register your group.
One of the many benefits of membership at the Boston Sailing Center is that active Daysailing, Mid-Range, Cruising 30, 35, and 40 members receive 10% off the full price of courses. Discount applied in cart once logged in with your member credentials (if you do not know your credentials – contact the BSC, do not create another account). Discount cannot be combined with other offers. Not applicable to Macro Courses.