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 through March 31st. 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.


$385 for members | $440 for non-members.

Session 1: January 6 – February 17, 2018 OFF SEASON SPECIAL – ONLY $290
Session 2: February 17 – March 31, 2018 OFF SEASON SPECIAL – ONLY $290
Session 3: March 31 – May 12, 2018
Session 4: May 12 – June 16, 2018
Session 5: June 16 – July 21, 2018
Session 6: July 21 – August 25, 2018
Session 7: August 25 – October 20, 2018
Session 8: October 20 – December 2, 2018 OFF SEASON SPECIAL – ONLY $290

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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