Learn the fundamentals of coastal cruising in Warwick with a 3-day certification course. Courses fill up fast so be sure reserve in advance!
Black Rock Sailing School
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Open up a new world of excitement and adventure and get your Basic Keelboat Certification with our excellent guides in Boston. No experience necessary!
Set sail for more distant horizons when you come aboard our floating classroom for a 3-day intermediate cruising certification course. Be sure to reserve your course in advance!
Get ready to sail the high seas once you’ve completed our advanced bareboat sailing course that covers 4 days and 3 nights on a boat!
Learn to sail with us in Warwick in a fun sailing course where you’ll enjoy 2 days and 1 night aboard our luxurious catamaran!
• AMERICA’S FOREMOST SAILING SCHOOL ™ •
Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been nationally recognized as “ASA Outstanding School” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (every year this award was offered) AND “ASA Outstanding Instructor” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2 staff), 2015, 2016 (x2 staff), 2018, 2019 & 2020. No other sailing school in New England has earned such recognition, and this puts our program in the top 1.5% of our competition worldwide!
As a student at Black Rock Sailing School, you will receive world-class sailing instruction on the best training boats available and receive internationally recognized American Sailing Association (ASA) certifications upon successful course completion. We specialize in training our students at the highest level; whether they dream of bareboat chartering a yacht in exotic locations around the world, or wish to simply explore their local cruising grounds. We offer year-round instruction with a full spectrum of sailing courses in Boston, MA, Warwick, RI, and advanced live-aboard courses held in the Caribbean all winter.
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WOMEN ONLY COURSES
Enjoy any of our ASA certification lessons with a women-only crew!
Thinking of buying a yacht? Let our experts help you find the best yacht for you!
If you want a fun and exciting job out on the water, check out our employment opportunities!
BLACK ROCK SAILING CLUB MEMBERSHIPS
A SAILING CLUB FOR EVERYONE!
When you become a member of our sailing club you’ll enjoy unlimited access to the highest quality fleet in New England! Our membership options can accommodate a range of budgets and needs!
We only accept late model designs that are modern, fast, and fun – yet safe, extremely comfortable, and impossible to capsize. Our fleet ranges from 26ft day sailors to 36ft coastal cruising and daysailing yachts. Higher-level memberships can include all smaller boat usage too!