For over 70 years Community Boating has been teaching new sailors like you how to master the power of the wind, right here on Boston’s Charles River. As you make your way through the many classes and experiences offered at CBI, you can use this site as your home port for learning to sail.
Your membership unlocks access not only to our classes, but also to our boats. Grab a kayak or stand up paddleboard and explore the natural wonder of the lagoon system. No class needed!
Once you earn your green rating, there are many options in front of you. Check out our class flowchart for more details. To get the most out of your classes, please show up on time and properly dressed for the weather. Classes will be held rain or shine, so plan accordingly.
As your skills and confidence grow, consider joining our Volunteer Faculty! Community Boating was founded with an emphasis on volunteerism and teaching that still exists today. Our passionate and knowledgeable Volunteer Faculty are part of what makes our classes so fun, and provide a great way to further engage with the community.