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Learning to sail on the south shore of Massachusetts

Hey all,

I live about 10 miles south of Boston and am looking for a good place to learn to sail small, sunfish-style boats. I grew up powerboating on the great lakes, so have a pretty good handle on general boating rules, docking, etc, and completed the boater education course there, but know essentially nothing about sailing. I have friends who swear by Community Boating in Boston, and since I am not really interested in learning to sail anything large at this point, something like that seems like a good fit, but it's a pain to get to the river from where I live so I'm hoping for something south of the city.

So, does anyone know of an organization like community boating that has a yearly fee that covers craft rental and instruction, and is south of Boston?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Learning to sail on the south shore of Massachusetts

Cohasset, Scituate, and Plymouth all have good harbors. You would likely find small sailboat instruction and rental in any of those places. I do not know of any personally, though did take sailing lessons in Scituate harbor in the late 70's.
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Thanks much! I'll look around those places.
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Re: Learning to sail on the south shore of Massachusetts

BlackRock Sailing School has a fleet of Colgate 26s a J80 and a Harbor 20, and offers lessons, and club member usage at Fan Pier in Boston.

The Boston Harbor Sailing Club has a fleet of Solings and a Boston 27. They offer lessons and club member use out of Rowe's Wharf.

The Boston Sailing Center has a fleet of Solings and Sonars. They offer lessons and club member use out of Lewis Wharf.

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Re: Learning to sail on the south shore of Massachusetts

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Hey all,

I live about 10 miles south of Boston and am looking for a good place to learn to sail small, sunfish-style boats. I grew up powerboating on the great lakes, so have a pretty good handle on general boating rules, docking, etc, and completed the boater education course there, but know essentially nothing about sailing. I have friends who swear by Community Boating in Boston, and since I am not really interested in learning to sail anything large at this point, something like that seems like a good fit, but it's a pain to get to the river from where I live so I'm hoping for something south of the city.

So, does anyone know of an organization like community boating that has a yearly fee that covers craft rental and instruction, and is south of Boston?

Thanks in advance!
Check out http://hinghammaritime.org/ in Hingham, they have good learning boats and programs. I'd save the sunfish sailing for sometime in the middle of the summer, say down on the Cape.

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