SailNOW! Learn to Sail

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 Center for Wooden Boats offers private lesson packages as an alternative to SailNOW! if you would like to learn to sail this spring. Private lesson packages include 8 hours of instruction for the price of 7 and prices are comparable to SailNOW, starting at $420 for members! More information about Private Lesson Packages can be found here!***


The course begins with Shore School from 12:30pm-2:30pm the first day of each session. Following Shore School, 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 OFF-SEASON SPECIAL – ONLY $275

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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