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Re: Sailing Schools - Boston
I took a refresher course at the Boston Sailing Center and my wife did the Boston Harbor Sailing School. I also did a frostbite winter racing out of the Boston Sailing Center.
I thought the Basic Keelboat Class was pretty good out of the BSC. I think it was 2 or 3 w/e, two full days. Morning was spent in "lecture" class, and afternoon was spent on boats. Each boat (Soling) had an instructor and 3 students. Got about 20 or so hours of on water time.
Wife had less luck with the weather at the BHSC. Her two weekends were filled with pouring rain and 30 kt winds. They managed to get out for a few hours, but in a much larger boat (Pearson 30?).
Be prepared to pay a ~$700 for the Basic Keel boat class. You can also checkout Community Boating (on the Charles River) for basic sailing lessons. They are much cheaper, but I am not sure it is ASA certified.
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Last edited by DrB; 08-20-2012 at 10:45 AM.