Yes. Book your appointment here.
UAP members can sail as crew for Adult Program sailors, and we encourage members to use this option to sail outside of their appointments. However, UAP appointments are only available during UAP hours.
If your first appointment is a Sailing Lesson
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to CBI. During your first sailing lesson, you will receive your membership card, and we will process your membership application if it was not received ahead of time; we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to your first appointment to complete this administrative paperwork. Next, your instructor will give you an orientation to CBI, and will work with you to determine your goals and needs for sailing. Don’t worry, it’s not all paperwork, we will get you out sailing the first time!
If your first appointment is a Recreational Boat Ride
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to CBI. During your first recreational boat ride, you will receive your membership card, and we will process your membership application; we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to your first appointment to complete this administrative paperwork. Your instructor will greet you at the start time of your appointment, and will direct you to grab a life jacket, and then proceed to sail after signing out at the dockhouse.
Our UAP curriculum follows CBI’s format used in the Adult and Junior Programs. You may find that our lessons prepare you for a membership in these programs.
Yes. Guests are welcome for both sailing lessons and recreational boat rides. Beginner lessons start in Keel Mercuries when at all possible, which have a maximum capacity of 4 people. Therefore a maximum of 2 guests are allowed during sailing lessons, at the discretion of the instructor.
During recreational boat rides, you may bring 2 guests. Contact us in advance at [email protected] or 617-651-1209 if you would like to bring more guests; up to 5.
Dogs are welcome during all lessons and recreational boat rides, and must wear life jackets. We have a limited number of dog life jackets available at the boathouse.
CBI is a thriving community with opportunities to volunteer, participate in events, parties, and social sailing.
- Personalized, individual one-on-one sailing lessons.
- Recreational boat rides.
- Adult Program shore classes (Rigging, Shore School, Orientation, Learn to Race, Navigation Classes, Guest Speaker Series).
- Crewing for Adult Program members.
Adult Program members with a temporary need for special assistance can suspend their membership and sign up for a UAP membership. During the duration of the UAP membership, the member will not have skipper privileges within the Adult Program.
- Hoyer lift.
- Adaptive seats.
- With harnesses and belts.
- Adaptive skipper’s chair.
- Modified Keel Mercuries.
- Supplemental seating.
- Modified steering devices.
For safety reasons, all UAP appointments will be held on-shore when wind velocities meet or exceed the red flag criteria as determined by the dockmaster on duty.
When extreme winds are forecast, CBI will attempt, to the best of our ability, to contact members whose appointments are likely to be impacted by this restriction.
UAP appointments will be canceled when CBI closes due to thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, snowstorms, hailstorms, tornadoes, or apocalypse .