The DAYSAILING course provides 24 hours
onboard instruction in boat handling and buoy-to-buoy navigation
in Boston Harbor. It is the starting point for students with
little or no experience, and persons with some experience who
need instruction to feel confident sailing. This course prepares
students for the BHSC Basic Keelboat certification exam and the
Club’s Boston 27/Soling daysailing membership.
The first 16 hours are dedicated to learning the sailing maneuvers
on our new Boston 27’s, a boat the Club has adapted
from Solings expressly for teaching. It has comfortable seating
for 5 adults, a self-bailing cockpit, dry storage forward,
a furling jib, and more than enough foam flotation to make
the boat unsinkable. It provides good sailing feedback for
learning with safety.
The last 8 hours include navigating with charts in Boston
Harbor and an orientation to small cruising boats. Class begins
with a review of outboard operation, fueling, use of marine
heads and VHF radio, then a 20 mile navigation tour of the
Harbor with docking and anchoring practice at an island in
Outer Harbor lunch break. Class is offered Saturdays 9-3.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: Daysailing students
enjoy 35 days sailing privileges from the first onboard lesson
to practice on the Boston 27, Soling and Pearson 26.
SCHEDULE: Weekdays: Friday - Sunday
9-6 each day; Weeknights: Monday-Friday 5-Sunset,
Sunday 9-6; Weekends: Saturday/Sunday 9-6; Holidays:
Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 9-6,
Independence Day Weekend June 30- July 2, 9-6; Labor Day
Weekend, Sept. 1-3, 9-6; Columbus
Day Weekend Oct 6-8, 9-6;
Monday to Wednesdays of Cruising vacation weeks June 18-22,
July 9-13, July 23-27
Contact us: 617 720 0049