Under the visionary leadership of Joe Lee, Jr., kids started sailing on the Charles River in the mid 1930s. The boathouse was built in 1941 and Community Boating Inc. was organized in 1946.
A thorough history of the early days of CBI may be found in the Spring 2010 issue of Sea History Magazine, the publication of the National Maritime Historical Society. Click here for the PDF article. (Copies are available at the boathouse.)
The 2018 Images Of America – Community Boating Inc. (Anthony M. Sammarco, author) book also provides a rich visual history of the public sailing center.
Copies are available at the boathouse front desk.
The mission of Community Boating, Inc. is to enable “Sailing for All”. We offer sailing and other water sports to people of all ages, abilities, and means in the greater Boston area. We promote an accessible and welcoming environment that encourages learning, volunteerism, and community spirit.
Community Boating is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation.