SailNOW! Learn to Sail

***SailNOW! is full for the remainder of 2017. The Center for Wooden Boats offers private lesson packages as an alternative to SailNOW! if you would like to learn to sail this year. Private lesson packages include 8 hours of instruction for the price of 7 and prices are comparable to SailNOW, starting at $420 for members! We also offer an off-season Private Lesson discount beginning on October 14th. More information about Private Lesson Packages can be found here!***


This is the signature CWB learn-to-sail program for adults and families. Students learn basic boat handling skills that are the foundation for a lifetime of sailing. Lessons are taught by dedicated, trained sailing instructors in CWB’s fleet of classic Blanchard Junior Knockabouts.

The course begins with a classroom session from 12:30pm-2:30pm the first day of each session. Following the shore-side class, 12 hours of on-the-water lessons are scheduled according to the student’s schedule. On-the-water lessons are available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am-12:00pm and 12:30pm-2:30pm year-round, and weekday evenings from mid-April through August. Each student signs up for six 2-hour lessons, and will be sailing with 2-3 students per instructor.


$365 for members | $420 for non-members.

Session 2: February 25 – April 15, 2017 OFF-SEASON SPECIAL – ONLY $275 | CLASS FULL!
Session 3: April 15th – May 20th, 2017 CLASS FULL!
Session 4: May 20 – June 24, 2017 CLASS FULL!
Session 5: June 24 – July 29, 2017 CLASS FULL!
Session 6: July 29 – August 26, 2017 CLASS FULL!
Session 7: August 26 – October 14, 2017 CLASS FULL!
Session 8: October 14 – November 26, 2017

Earn your US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification!

Expand your horizons! This add-on to SailNOW! is a US Sailing accredited checkout that allows students to earn their Basic Keelboat Certification.

**If registering for the package, make sure to pick a US Sailing Checkout date that is AFTER the end date of your SailNOW! session.**

CLICK HERE for more information on the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification!

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