Night Sailing


  • 5-Hour, 1-evening lesson
  • Practical, on-the-water class
  • Learn what it takes to sail and navigate with confidence at night and in restricted visibility

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Boston’s iconic harbor and skyline transform after sunset. Our Night Sailing course, taught on one of our cruising boats, focuses on learning how to identify familiar buoys and beacons after dark and developing new approaches to familiar skills. The city’s lights will illuminate the background of your evening on the water. Designed for sailors with a foundation of basic navigation under their belt, Night Sailing welcomes sailors of an intermediate level or above.

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Skills and Concepts Covered

  • Prepping proper gear (clothing, equipment such as binoculars, VHF, hand bearing compass, headlamp, etc.)
  • Safety Issues: PFD, harness use, hyperthermia, COB in limited visibility
  • Night sailing techniques, rules of the road, proper sound signals, potential emergencies, and appropriate response
  • Coastal navigation and use of landmarks at night.  How to deal with light pollution

Prerequisites – Any of the Below

Course Structure

4-to-1 Instruction: In our traditional format, 4 students and 1 instructor sail together, allowing for plenty of personalized attention and teamwork. Night Sailing is held on a single 5-hour evening, consisting of 1 hour of on-land preparation followed by 4 hours of on-the-water instruction.

Recommended Next Steps

We cannot reschedule lessons within two weeks of their start date unless we are able to fill the spot with another student. For more information on our refund policy, click here.