Sailing Lessons & Courses

Email Operations Director Daniel Moreno at to request a session! Buy today and schedule your course!

Looking to get out on the water for the first time? We offer two options for lessons at PPSC:

Our Learn to Sail course is an official US Sailing Level 1, 21-hour course that takes you from complete novice through to confident, independent sailor. It’s the best option if you’re new to the sport but committed to learning. Our learn to sail course is structured as 2 back to back weekends. Participants must be able to attend both weekends to complete the course.

If you’d rather first get a taste of what sailing in Boston Harbor’s like, an Introduction to Sailing will take you through the basics of sailing. You’ll learn just enough to whet your appetite and determine whether you want to continue learning.

Topics of the Learn To Sail course include fundamentals of sailing, boat terminology, boat preparation, safety precautions, wind and weather, rigging, knots, boat handling, sail trim, emergency procedures, and basic navigation. This 21-hour course is topped off with written and practical exams; students who pass will receive their US Sailing certifications.

The Learn To Sail course requires participants to complete 2 back-to-back weekends in order to pass the course. A new course begins every other weekend beginning in early May.

Learn to Sail + US SAILING Level 1 Certification: $645
Cost includes all reading and classroom materials, certification processing, 1 year membership to US Sailing, and individualized instruction (no more than 5 students per instructor).

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Learn to Sail + Full Season Sailing Pass $945
Bundle the two together to save over $400 and start sailing on your own the minute you pass the LTS course!

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Introduction to Sailing – 2 Hour Course $195
Never been sailing before? Come and find out what you’ve been missing with an Introduction to Sailing! Get to know the basics in this private 2-hour class, with plenty of hands-on instruction and a front row view of beautiful downtown Boston. You will learn what makes sailing a unique exercise for both body and mind, combining new physical skills with exciting challenges for your brain.

Bonus: If you complete your Intro to Sailing class and find yourself hooked on sailing, we’ll credit your payment towards the price of a full Learn to Sail course.

We work hard to be flexible and offer class times that can be worked into your schedule. After purchasing your Intro, please contact Operations Director Daniel Moreno at to schedule your time and date!

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