Macro Cruising

This is our comprehensive charter preparation curriculum. Each season, dozens of graduates go on to become cruising members at the BSC or to charter on their own in places like the Virgin Islands.

Includes Learn to SailAdvanced, and Cruising Courses.

Macros combine sequential courses and Student Memberships to give you the instruction and hands-on experience you’ll need to achieve your goals – all at a substantial discount for purchasing this package of courses up front!

Students enrolled in Macro Programs have the full choice of course formats and start dates available to all students. However, only students in Macro Programs receive a FREE 45-Day Student Membership affording you the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned between courses of the Macro Program.

You have two seasons to complete the Macro program, so pick out all of your dates now within one season, or leave some “open” to schedule later. 

The Macro Cruising program comes with a FREE 45 Day Student Membership to practice what you are learning every step of the way. 

This Macro program comes with a free 45 Day Student Membership to practice what you are learning every step of the way. You will have access to the Soling and Sonar fleet for 30 consecutive days (weekdays and weekends) after Learn to Sail, access to the J-24s for 15 consecutive weekdays after Advanced, and access to the Sabre 30’s for 5 consecutive weekdays after Cruising. Some restrictions apply. 

*ASA 101, 103, and 104 Certifications awarded upon successful course completion, $39 ASA membership fee, and written ASA 101, 103, and 104 tests. Written tests must be completed within one year of graduating each course for certification to be awarded. 

Course Fee:




Prepares you for:

Daysailing Membership 
Mid-Range Membership 
Mid-Range Membership With Nightsailing Privileges 
Cruising 30 Or 35 Membership

Taught On:

Sonar During Learn To Sail, J/27 During Advanced, And Jeanneau 389 During Cruising

Included Text Book:

ASA’s Sailing Made Easy
ASA 103 Coastal Cruising Made Easy
ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

ASA Certification:

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

Courses included in Macro Cruising:

How to Choose Dates and Register:

You can purchase Macro Cruising below and call or email the office to schedule your individual courses. View individual course dates by visiting our Learn to Sail, Advanced, and Cruising pages at the links above. Some of these courses may be sold out already (as noted in the start date links), so you may want to contact the office before purchasing if specific course dates are important to you. You have two seasons to complete the Macro program, so pick out all course dates now or leave them as “open” to schedule them later. 

Before purchasing this program, please review the Student Information Sheet and Cancellation + Rescheduling Policies.


Our team is here to help! Please reach out by phone or email and an office manager will be happy to assist you.