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Elementary Navigation

$200 This 6-hour course of classroom and on-the-water instruction will teach you to navigate safely among the Boston Harbor islands.

Do you already know how to sail, but have never used a chart? This is the class for you! 

This course has been reformatted for 2020 in order to hold the classroom sessions online and reduce the number of students on each water lesson. Details are in description of each format below.

Taught on 

Solings or Sonars (depending on format)


Basic sailing experience without navigation


This course consists of one two and a half hour online classroom session on the fundamentals of navigation followed by a three and a half hour navigation sail among the Boston Harbor Islands. 

Open Date

Register now online and call the Boston Sailing Center to schedule your online classroom session and navigation sail. Dates and times vary. 

Register online now

*Please note this is not a full Learn to Sail Class and does not include the 35-day student membership*

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. 

Course Policies

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policies

Course outline


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.