Step 2: Beginner Sailing

Step 2 is a Beginner Sailing course offered to children ages 9 and up from the Greater Boston Area who are interested in learning more about sailing.


Beginner sailors develop fundamental sailing skills in stable keel boats (Rhodes 19s) with an instructor in each boat and a safety boat nearby. Students receive individualized instruction as we maintain a 3:1 student to instructor ratio in Step 2 – one of the best in the harbor. Students will spend half the day sailing and half the day participating in other activities with partner organizations such as science classes with Save the Harbor Save the Bay, navigation classes, boat building with Community Boat Building, rowing with Boston Rowing Center, swimming in the slip, and going to the park. Each session of Step 2 lasts three weeks, and students typically repeat this Step for a number of summers. Step 2 is a vital step in preparation for more independent sailing in Step 3.

Course Information

Dates Duration Tuition
7/1 – 7/19 3 weeks
*no class July 4
7/23 – 8/9 3 weeks $1050
Daily schedule:
8:45am – 3:30pm
Extended day:
8am – 5pm (*Requires additional $40 tuition)
How fees are set
What to bring each day
Swim test requirement


Ashton Smith
Director of Youth Programs and Outreach
(857) 452-1763