Step 1: Sailing 101

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.
Daily Schedule

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM*

*drop off begins at 9:15 AM; extended day option available (see FAQ)

2016 Dates

Charlestown:

  • Tues 7/5 - Fri 7/8
  • Mon 7/11 - Fri 7/15
  • Mon 7/18 - Fri 7/22
  • Tues 8/16 - Fri 8/19

 

Jamaica Pond* (Boston residents only - proof of residency required!):

  • Tue 7/5 - Fri 7/8
  • Mon 7/11 - Fri 7/15
  • Mon 7/18 - Fri 7/22
  • Tue 7/26 - Fri 7/29
  • Mon 8/1 - Fri 8/5
  • Mon 8/8- Fri 8/12

* 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)

Course Description

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.