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Looking for a good sailing school in the Boston area

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Looking for a good sailing school in the Boston area

by Alphilerin » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:31 am

Hi everyone,
my wife, Traci, and I just moved to Boston and are looking for a good school to take basic and advanced cruising classes with lots of keel-boat sailing time.
We are planning on going cruising some day. Traci has been sailing with me on my Ericson 27 many times but we both agree that she needs to learn basic sailing from someone else.

I think Traci might benefit from a women only program with a female captain.

We would also like to join a sailing center and be able to take boats out.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thank you,
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by Sea Lion » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:45 pm

Try Boston Harbor Sailing at Rowe's Wharf.
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by DzerWogs » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:59 pm

Two recommendations:

1. Look up your local US Sail and Power Squadron to take their reasonably priced courses. web site:

When I met my husband, he was a seasoned sailor, and I a newbie. We both took the courses together and both learned. Not only that but we met lots of like minded folks that we would have never met any other way. If you do not have your boat yet, it will give you a chance to talk to others that might offer a chance to see their boats and talk about why they purchased them. You can do some comparison looking.

2. Check out Sea Sense Sailing School web site: My husband gave to me for Christmas one year, two days of a woman captain on OUR boat to teach me. A great gift.

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Sailing Courses in Boston

by Robert » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:09 pm

Try the Courageous Sailing School in old Charlestown Navy yard for both adults and children.
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