2021 Operations Summary – Adult Program & Rentals

Last updated 5/14/2021

Hours & Info

Adult Program

2024 Season Weekdays Weekends
April 1 – June 16 1:00 pm to sunset 9:00 am to sunset
June 17 – August 23* 3:00 pm to sunset 9:00 am to sunset
August 24 – October 31 1:00 pm to sunset 9:00 am to sunset

*The Adult Program will be closed on Wednesday July 3rd and Thursday July 4th

  • OPENING WEEKEND April 24th & 25th
  • Adult Program Members: We have officially transitioned to walk-ups only. Reservations are no longer available.
  • Bathrooms and the outdoor day use lockers will be available. Showers will not.
  • You will need your physical membership card to sign out a boat, your first card for this season is free. After that replacement cards are $5.
  • Face coverings must be worn on the dock and in the facilities at all times.
  • Masks are now optional on the water. We still suggest wearing a mask when sailing with crew outside of your household.

Classes & Testing

In-person classes have started. You can view our class calendar here. Members must sign up for classes through their member portal. Classes open for registration 2 weeks in advance. We encourage members to continue to take advantage of our Virtual Learning Center where they can participate in virtual orientation, take an online rigging class and learn sailing basics in our shore school class. If you have your Green or Yellow Rating we recommend viewing our beginner-novice materials here: Mainsail Learning Resources.

All testing for our full fleet will be available! Ask at the dockhouse when you sign out your boat. Visit our Adult Program FAQ page to answer questions like “How do I earn ratings?”, “When can I take my test?”, and more.

Sailing Opportunities

Adult Program members: All on the water activity for members is on a walk-up basis. Like prior to 2020, reservations are no longer required or accepted. Guest Privileges are required to bring guests. We are not offering one-day sailboat rentals to non-members until further notice. Please see our rentals page for more information.

Cape Cod Mercuries
  • Rating Required: Mercury Green
  • Boat Capacity: 4
  • Mercury Yellow or Keel-Mercury Yellow Rating required to bring guests
  • Rating Required: Keelboat Green
  • Boat Capacity: 8
Ideal 18s
  • Rating Required: Keelboat Green
  • Boat Capacity: 4
  • Rating Required: Laser Green
  • Rating Required: 420 Green
  • Boat Capacity: 2
  • Rating Required: Windsurf Green

Ferrying: (Sonars, Ideals, & 420s)
Please listen to all instructions from staff. Wait to be instructed before getting into the launch boat. You and your guests will sit in the bow seats of the Tripp. Face coverings must be worn.

Paddling Opportunities

Paddling is complimentary for Adult Program members and available to rent for the general public. Kayaks and Stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are available on a walkup basis for members and their guests.

Paddling || Kayaks & SUPs
  • Reservations available for the general public.
  • Walk-ups for members
  • Member Guest Policy:
    • Members with Guest Privileges – You can take out 1 complimentary vessel: Single Kayak, Double Kayak or, SUP. You may rent a second vessel (Single Kayak, Double Kayak, or SUP) at a reduced rate of $16 per person (+ taxes and fees).
    • Members without Guest Privileges – You can take out 1 complimentary vessel: either a Single Kayak or SUP


You may call our Front Office (617-523-1038) during the operating hours listed above or email [email protected].

Other Programming

Our Junior Summer and Universal Access Programs are returning this season!

Junior Program

Eligibility: Any child aged 11 – 17 who can swim 50 yards
Membership Cost: Generous sliding-scale from $1 – $395
Dates: June 14 – August 20 2021
Hours: Half-day classes, Monday through Friday
Registration: Open Now! Space is limited; see our schedule here.


Universal Access Program

Dates: Memorial Day – Labor Day
Hours: See our hours page; see scheduling page for appointment times
Annual Membership: $50 or reduced fee of $1 upon request