With the ever-escalating costs of travel, this summer just might be the ideal time to stay close to home and spend your vacation budget on learning to how to sail…or perhaps increasing your knowledge of navigation or racing tactics.
The quick reference key below is a rough guide to the courses offered by sailing schools and community sailing organizations in the Northeast. The programs listed here offer instruction in a wide variety of boats, and most of them provide US SAILING or American Sailing Association certification. Many also offer charters, shared ownership programs, private lessons and powerboat safety courses. These programs are primarily for adults, although several also have classes for kids.