|Age||8 and up|
|Swim Requirement||Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.|
|Experience Requiment||No experience necessary. New sailors welcome.|
|Limits||One session per child per summer. Each session is 4 - 5 days long, depending on the week.|
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM*
*drop off begins at 9:15 AM; extended day option available (see FAQ)
Jamaica Pond* (Boston residents only - proof of residency required!):
* Jamaica Pond dates are tentative and subject to change.
**There is the potential for another Step 1 class at UMASS Boston from 8/16 - 8/19. If interested, please indicate on the lottery registration form.
|Locations||Charlestown and Jamaica Pond|
|Cost||$210 for 4 day program and $250 for 5 day program (fee is based on a sliding scale)|
Step 1 is our "Sailing 101" course, offered to children ages 8-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area. Each student attends Step 1 for one four-five day session. During this time they are introduced to the basics of sailing theory and are exposed to boating on Boston Harbor. Students are taught through a fun, high-energy, game-based approach, learning aboard stable keelboats, Rhodes-19s. No prior sailing experience necessary, though all students must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of swimming competency. Please refer to the registration FAQ section for more details. At Jamaica Pond, students will use a combination of small sailboats.