*ASA stopped issuing "Outstanding School" awards after 2012
Learn to sail in Boston, Marblehead, and the Virgin Islands!
We specialize in daysailing, coastal cruising, docking, navigation, bareboat charter certification, performance cruising, and "adventure cruising" experiences along the New England coastline and beyond.
Providing quality instruction has always been our focus!
Join our sailing and charter clubs, and enjoy our fleet of late model Harbor 20's, Colgate 26's, and Hunter 33's!
Our small sailing club is designed to provide our customers with inexpensive boat access aboard the highest quality boats available.
Black Rock Sailing School Boston, expanded their club fleet with an additional 2009 Hunter 33 and 2007 Colgate 26 - both of which are in mint condition and will be added to the Marblehead/Salem Harbor fleet.
In Black Rock Sailing Club, you
get a lot more boat for your money! Sailing School graduates enjoy a FREE 30 day membership with the option to join as a seasonal member with a substantial graduate discount!
Quality, Not Quantity!
As a student at Black Rock Sailing School in Boston Harbor, you will
receive world class sailing instruction on the best
training boats available and receive internationally
recognized American Sailing Association (ASA) certifications upon
successful course completion. We specialize in training our students
at the highest level; whether they dream of bareboat chartering a
yacht in exotic locations around the world, or wish to simply explore
their local cruising grounds.
We offer year round instruction with
a full spectrum of sailing courses in Boston, MA and advanced live-aboard
courses held in the Caribbean all winter. Black
Rock Sailing School offers comprehensive, hands-on instruction. Our
program is purposefully small, allowing us to focus
on a few students at a time, providing unprecedented support before,
during, and after their graduation. Our proven curriculum is both fun
and rigorous, providing you with the skills, knowledge, and
confidence to take command of a boat on your own – guaranteed!
Since opening our doors in
2008, we have won national recognition by the American Sailing Association.
Their independent surveys and scoring system have recognized the
quality of our instruction, training fleet, curriculum, and overall
mission to provide the highest level of sailing instruction.
By keeping our program small, we can afford
to have some of the most rigorous hiring standards in the industry,
and only need to hire the very best career instructors. Our
team has proven themselves in the sailing world and in the classroom. They
have been carefully selected to ensure that they have the personality,
experience, and ability to pass along their knowledge in a safe and
relaxed manner. All of
our instructors are American Sailing
Association Instructor Certified and hold their U.S. Coast Guard
license. Read our instructor bios to learn more about
their backgrounds and accomplishments.
During our courses, students
spend a majority of their time out on the water, so we insist
on teaching aboard the best sailboat designs which provide an ideal
combination of safety, stability, comfort, performance, and speed.
We have the youngest, most reliable
fleet of any major sailing school in Massachusetts and our
design choices are second to none.
We are located at the Fan Pier Marina in South Boston, Massachusetts,
in the heart of historic Boston Harbor. Entry level classes are taught
within the protected waters of Boston Harbor and Hingham Bay, while
our more advanced courses will take you to distant ports within Massachusetts
Bay, Cape Cod Bay, and beyond. See our “News” section
to read why learning to sail on Boston Harbor is such a great experience!
the following link, “Why Choose
Black Rock Sailing School,” to
compare us to others! There are many reasons why more and more people choose Black Rock Sailing
School, Boston, to help them reach their goals. Do your
homework, and then call or email us with your questions. We would
love the opportunity to discuss your goals and set a course for your
Many people chose to fly in from other states and countries to learn to sail with us!
Due to this demand, we offer live-aboard courses and “boat & breakfast” options. We can also assist you with finding other local lodging options ashore!
Black Rock Sailing Vacations provide anyone the chance to sail exotic
locals throughout the world.