Cruising Course

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.

Course Fee:



Advanced Course Or Equivalent Experience

For equivalent experience, please review the Advanced Course Outline to make sure you are proficient with all that is covered

Prepares you for:

Cruising 30 Or Cruising 35 Membership

Taught On:

Included Text Book:

ASA Bareboat Cruising Made Easy

ASA Certification:

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising


The Cruising Course is taught in one format – Wednesday through Sunday. 

Wednesday to Sunday Course Format
The Cruising Course is held from Wednesday to Sunday. The course starts off with three evening sessions Wednesday through Friday, and an overnight sail Saturday into Sunday.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening sessions go over onboard systems, docking practice, and other essential skills from 6:00 to 9:00PM.
The course departs Saturday morning for an overnight sail to return Sunday evening.

Start Dates + purchase

Before purchasing a course, please review the Student Information Sheet and Cancellation + Rescheduling Policies.

Wednesday to Sunday

$ 2080
  • See Format description above

Group Enrollment

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.

Course Documents

Member Discount

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. 


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