Step 5: Advanced Sailing

Step 5 is an Advanced Sailing course offered to children ages 13 and up from the Greater Boston Area.


Each session of Step 5 lasts three weeks. Step 5 students who choose to focus on advanced dinghy sailing will learn to race higher performance dinghies (420s and Lasers), and throw asymmetrical spinnakers aboard the RS Quests. Students who choose a sportboat/cruising focus will learn advanced sailing skills plus cruising and navigation basics aboard larger keel boats, including a 26-foot J/80, a fun, high-performance sportboat. Additionally, students will sail to a Boston Harbor Island for an overnight camping trip.

In 2018 we are planning on offering Step 5 Advanced Dinghy and hope to offer Step 5 Advanced Cruising/Sportboat depending on staffing availability.

Course Information

Dates Duration Tuition
7/2 – 7/20 3 weeks
*no class July 4
7/24 – 8/10 3 weeks $950
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