Sailing Lessons

Sunday April 1 - Wednesday October 31 , 10:00am - 4:00pm

Event Status: On Going

Community Boating Charles River $50 / season
21 David Mugar Way
Boston, MA


Disability Served: Autism, Brain Injury, Hearing, Intellectual, Mental Health, Physical, Visual

Communities Served: Adult, Family, Teen, Veterans, Youth

If you are new to CBI, welcome!

Book an appointment to reserve time with one of our sailing instructors. We’ll get you signed up and we will orient you to the boathouse and create a plan to get you on the water. Weather permitting, we’ll take you sailing on the river! If you want to start a course of lessons, your instructor will determine an appropriate structure to get you started! Adaptive seating and Hoyer Lift are available.

Orientation/first sail appointments are 1 hour and 25 minutes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so that you can fill out and we can process your registration forms. Subsequent lessons run 1 hour 15 minutes. If you need adaptive seating or to use a hoyer lift, your subsequent lessons will be 1 hour 20 minutes to account for transferring into and out of the boat.

After your orientation, book up to two lessons a week! Sailors will work at an appropriate pace with an instructor to master sailing skills and work towards the ratings that we offer.

Appointments are available during the following program hours:

Season Weekdays Weekends
Spring (March 31 – June 11) 1PM – 5:30PM 10AM – 5:30PM
Summer (June 12 – August 18) 10AM – 4:30PM 9:30AM – 5:30PM
Early Fall (August 19 – September 24) 1PM – 5:30PM 10AM – 5:30PM
Late Fall (September 24 – October 31) 1PM – 4PM 10AM – 4PM

The Universal Access Program operates on a reservation basis. Advance registration is required, and due to limited resources, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Once you reserve an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with any necessary registration documents. You may book appointments online via our scheduling webpage. If you require assistance booking an appointment, please email or call the Front Office at 617-651-1209.

The fee for the program is $50 for the entire season (March 31st through Oct 31st). No member will be refused based on economic circumstances; need-based memberships are available. The real costs of the Universal Access Program are approximately $500 per member for the season.