Boating Instruction

Upper Cape

Boat Safe Massachusetts

Mashpee; 508-477-9999
This basic boating safety classroom course is for youths and adults. Successfully completing the course will enable youths 12-15 (16-17 for personal water craft) to get a "safety certificate" that is required to operate a motorized vessel in Massachusetts. This course is approved by the USCG. It is also accepted by other states that require boater education classes. call: 508-477-999 /

Bourne Community Boating

Mashnee Island, Bourne; 508-273-6152
Sailing instruction for all ages 9 through adult. Sailboat and windsurfer rentals through membership. Must be residents of Bourne.

Buzzards Sailing School, Inc.

99 South Road, Wings Neck, Pocasset; 508-563-3073
Basic sailing, racing and team racing classes for children ages 7 to 19. Complete information and application forms are available on the school Web site.

Falmouth Harbor Sailing School

290 Clinton Ave. (at Falmouth Yacht Club), Falmouth; 508-548-3865

Falmouth Recreation Department

Falmouth; 508-457-2567

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay; 508-830-5000

Quisset Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program

Quisset Harbor PO Box 681, Falmouth;

Sandwich Recreation Department

Sandwich; 508-888-4361

The Boating Professor

Buzzards Bay; 617-653-0693
Private boating lessons. Docking, close quarter boat handling, open water navigation, and too many other things to list here. For more information go to

Mid Cape

Barnstable Recreation Department

Barnstable; 508-790-6345

Cape Cod Sailing, Inc.

Hyannis; 508-771-7918
A sailing school for women, couples and families in the beautiful seaside village of Hyannis. Courses are 2 to 5 days aboard a 1994 36' Catalina. Learn about cruising/sailing by DOING. They teach all levels of sailing and navigation.

Dennis Yacht Club

Harbor Road, East Dennis; 508-456-3922

New England Maritime Exam Prep

149 Ocean Street, Hyannis; 508-790-3400
New England Maritime offers US Coast guard approved courses (test with us!) for charterboat captains (OUPV/6-pak), masters 100 ton license, launch tender, and boating safety. Towing and auxiliary sail endorsements available. Test with us instead of Boston Rec. Exam prep and homestudy computer-based kits for all licenses up to 1600 ton oceans are also offered. CPR/FA and FCC testing available.

Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club

Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club Road, Centerville; 617-894-2665

West Dennis Yacht Club

259 Loring Avenue, West Dennis; 508-398-9757
Sailing school for children ages 7 to 16. Adult lessons also available. One day to full season classes. Open to the public.

Wianno Yacht Club

101 Bridge Street, Osterville;
Please see the Wianno Yacht Club Web site for information.

Yarmouth Recreation Sailing Program

Englewood Beach, W. Yarmouth; 508-398-2231 x

Lower Cape

Chequessett Yacht Club & Country Club

Chequessett Neck Rd, Wellfleet; 508-349-0198

Chequessett Yacht Club & Country Club

Chequessett Neck Rd, North Truro; 508-487-1686

Little Pines Multimedia

Interactive sailing text book. Learn everything from points of sail to knot tying.

OrleansYacht Club

Orleans; 508-255-9091

Marthas Vineyard

Island Sailing Schools of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.

Martha's Vineyard; 508-627-5720
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Sailing, and Racing instruction. Private or Group Classes. For children, adults, families, or special groups. On our boats or yours. Classes taught by an Olympic sailor and other expert sailors. Season begins in May on beautiful Martha's Vineyard. Packages with overnight accommodations available. Visit our website or email us.

Sail Martha's Vineyard

; 508-696-7644

Vineyard Haven Yacht Club

Vineyard Haven Harbor, Martha's Vineyard; 617-333-4992


Nantucket Island Community Sailing

4 Winter St., Nantucket; 508-228-6600

Off Cape (but serving the Cape)

Nautical Talk Radio - 95.9 FM WATD

Hull; 781-925-3939
Every Sunday afternoon from 4 - 5 pm. Features up to the minute nautical news, Coast Guard reports, fishing reports, admiralty law update, docking and dining, crusing destinations, whale watch info, treasure hunting, Tall Ships 2000, and telephone calls from the listeners. Nautical Talk Radio is the region's only radio program dedicated to all nautical events.