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Macro Cruising

$3260 Includes Learn to Sail, Advanced, and Cruising Course

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.

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 (refundable security deposits required; some restrictions apply). 

Macro Cruising includes the following courses, at a substantial discount by purchasing all three at once. 

Taught on

Sonars during Learn to Sail, J/27's during Advanced, Jeanneau 389 during Cruising Course




 ASA 101 Basic Keelboat, ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104 Bareboat Charter *Certifications awarded upon successful course completion, $39 ASA membership fee, and written ASA 101, 103, and 104 tests. 

 Text Books

 All included in course fee! ASA 101 Sailing Made Easy, ASA 103 Coastal Cruising Made Easy, ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Made Easy

Prepares you for

Daysailing, Mid-Range, Cruising 30, or Cruising 35 Membership

FREE 45-Day Student Membership 

Includes a free 45-Day Student Membership to practice what you are learning every step of the way. You will have access to the Soling fleet for 30 days following your Learn to Sail course. After the Advanced Course, weekday access to the J-24s for 10 days, and the Sabre 30's for the five days following the Cruising course. Some restrictions apply.

Choosing Your Course Dates & How to Sign Up

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 Course pages. Please note that some of these courses may be sold out already, 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. Also, ask about upgrading your Cruising Course to the Caribbean

Course Policies

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policy

Learn to Sail, Advanced, Cruising Course Information Sheets

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Register for Macro Cruising


Contact the Boston Sailing Center office by phone 617-227-4198 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an office manager would be happy to assist you.