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ASA or US Sailing Certified & Other Sailing Schools at Boston, East Boston, Marblehead, Fairheaven Harbor, and Duxbury in Massachusetts..

USCG Captain's License Online

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MARINERS LEARNING SYSTEM (MLS) ONLINE- USCG Approved Online Captain's and Masters License Study Packages, Home Study Guides & FCC Online Tests - Located in Pennington NJ, Mariners Learning System provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with their flexible online training. Auxiliary Sailing & Towing endorsements are also available.

NauticEd Online Sailing Education

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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEdwith two free sailing courses and sailing resume, and then use the skilled in-house sailing instructors from the NauticEd affiliated sailing schools in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia & around the world to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency. Yacht Charter Companies worldwide accept and acknowledge the NauticEd Sailing Certification. Read more..

Black Rock Sailing School (BRSS) - Boston & Marblehead MA

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ASA Outstanding School at Boston & Marblehead MA, Warwick RI, and U.S. Virgin Islands - Black Rock Sailing School (BRSS) is an ASA approved sailing school and its main office is located at Fan Pier Marina in South Boston MA. The BRSS has more branches in the New England region at Marblehead MA, Warwick RI, and in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The instructors are not only experienced professionals, they also care about your goals and progress. The school teaches few students at a time on some excellent training boats, offering an extremely high level of instruction. This commitment to excellence has already been recognized by the American Sailing Association as Outstanding School 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 as well as Outstanding Instructor 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

ASA Training Programs

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106


BRSS & Other Programs

Boston Sailing Center - Lewis Wharf Boston, MA

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Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center is one of the popular sailing school and sailing club in New England. From early May through October, the Center is open every day from 9am until sunset and, during the winter months it offers frostbite racing, navigation courses, seminars and social activities. Also throughout the year Boston Sailing Center offers vacation charters in exotic locations. The facilities include a Louisiana Riverboat berthed at Lewis Wharf on Boston Harbor and a floating classroom and clubhouse north of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Boston Sailing Courses

  • Night Sailing
  • Coastal Passage Making
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Racing
  • Advanced Racing
  • Refresher Course
  • Elementary Navigation
  • Private Lessons
  • Macro Mid-Range Cruising
  • Macro Cruising
  • Macro Coastal Passage Making
  • Macro Racing
  • Coast Guard Captain's License Course (6 Pack)
  • Cruising Courses in the British Virgin Islands


ASA Certifications

  • ASA101, 103, 104, 105
  • Challenge

Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) - East Boston MA

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Located on the waterfront in East Boston, Massachusetts, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) is a community sailing center which provides affordable recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in Boston Harbor. PPSC is committed to constantly improving and upgrading the fleet. The upkeep and replacement programs for the boats ensure that instructional programs will have the latest in sailing technology. The boats include - the 23-foot Sonar one-design keelboat and the Colgate 26.

Adult Programs

  • Learn To Sail (US Sailing Approved 21 hours)
  • Sailing Pass (unlimited use of the Sonar fleet from May through November)
  • Eastie Sailing Pass (for East Boston Residents)
  • 5 day Sailing Pass
  • Plus more

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Sail Buzzards Bay - Fairhaven Harbor MA

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ASA Approved Training School at Fairhaven Harbor, MA - The Sail Buzzards Bay offers high quality sailing instruction for all levels of experience - beginners to advanced coastal cruisers. Sail Buzzards Bay has what you need to advance your sailing skills at a time that is convenience for you. The class sizes are small, no more than 4 people, to give you as much one-on-one time with your instructor and as much time as possible sailing on the 23 - 31 foot sailboats.

ASA Courses

  • Introductory Lesson
  • Basic Keelboat Sailing Module
  • Basic Coastal Cruising Module
  • Intermediate Coastal Cruising Module
  • Navigation and Boat Systems Module
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising Module
  • Check ASA Course Descriptions 

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Other Sailing Schools in Massachusetts Without Certification

Duxbury Bay Maritime School (DBMS) - Duxbury MA

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Duxbury Bay Maritime School connects people of all ages, abilities and means to Duxbury Bay through educational and recreational programs that stimulate individual growth and an enduring love and appreciation of the sea. DBMS offers 85 different water and land based programs for all ages including sailing (30), rowing (25), ecology (16) and 3 new longer duration “Combo Classes” that combine two different options. Programs are available for skills ranging from beginners to racers, windsurfers to kayakers, powerboat training to sailboat rentals.

Adult Programs

  • Sailing Basics (3 hours / 2 days)
  • Sunset Sail (2 hours)
  • Adult Sailboat Rental
  • Women Underway (Powerboat)
  • Plus many more

You may also read: Online Sailing Certifications & RYA Skipper Theory