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Back to the Basics Sailing in the Boston Harbor

Please read disclaimer at the bottom of the page before you RSVP

Who can come
Everybody is invited.
I will be skippering the boat in and out of the mooring field and will be taking over when needed. Once we are in clear waters we will be taking turns at the tiller.

We will be sailing in the Boston inner harbor, and might venture out and sail around one of the Boston Harbor Islands.

we will sail on
Boston 27 (Based on Soling) , Sonar, or Soling. You can learn more about these boats here:

to expect
A laid back and safe sailing adventure to the extent it is possible on the racing boat without the engine or bathroom in the busy harbor.

In perfect conditions Boston 27 is a comfortable boat to sail on, but in the strong winds boat will lean and you might get splashed. On a windy day be prepared to pull on the ropes, move around, get splashed, and not have much down-time.

Be warned that it can get stressful at times and we will need to react quickly. Here are some common stressful situations: Drifting towards other boats on the mooring field, drifting towards shore, not being able to grab a hold of the mooring rope, getting yelled at by the coast guard patrol, getting stuck in the middle of the harbor. Remember, these boats don’t have engines and we will have to rely on the wind power. During stressful situations it is important to stay calm and to work as a team.

will be on the boat
Two flotation pillows and four life jackets.

is important
Safety will be our number one priority. I will give a safety crash course once we are on the boat. I recommend that everyone wears a life jacket.

to bring
Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water, and a cell phone. Sailing Boston 27 or Soling on a windy day can get you splashed. I would recommend bringing a change of clothes and getting a waterproof case for you cell phone or wrapping it in a plastic bag.

I will bring
My own gear, two-way UHF floating radio pre-programmed with the sailing club and Coast Guard channels and a winch handle to help tighten the sails.

Important Disclaimer
Sailing can be and will be stressful at times.
It is unlikely but is possible to sustain an injury during sailing. I will try to ensure that we have a safe sailing adventure but be advised that getting scratched or hurt occasionally is considered part of the sport.



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  • Riccardo

    Fun sail, great way to end the day. Thanks!

    August 25, 2013

  • Luming L.

    Ok I'm under the arch. Call 7322891103. Sitting at a bench

    August 23, 2013

  • Kiril

    Running few minutes late

    August 23, 2013

  • Riccardo

    Hi -wind forecast is for 1 to 3 kts after 6pm today. Are you still thinking of sailing this evening?

    August 23, 2013

    • Riccardo

      August 23, 2013

    • Riccardo

      Forecast has improved a bit. See you at 5.

      August 23, 2013

  • Luming L.

    Is this a free event or do we have to join Boston harbor sailing? Is this appropriate for someone who has absolutely no experience in sailing? Thanks :-) have always wanted to learn but never had he chance

    August 22, 2013

  • Riccardo

    Happy to join you

    August 19, 2013

  • Horacio G.

    I forgot that this Friday is my wife's birthday and won't be able to make it. Opening one space.

    August 19, 2013

  • Peter R.

    i've sailed once in a Soeling-very fast and beautiful boat. Am looking forward to circle one of the islands in it some Friday. I've been sailing 13-14 years, mostly dinghies, some bluewater. I love the whole deal: rigging, hearing the bow wave, the wake, sun/water/the terrific speed of 5 knots. Let's go.

    August 7, 2013

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