Youth Boating Programs


Recognizing the need to get more kids on the water and enjoying the boating lifestyle the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust have created the KIDS in BOATING Initiative.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
Randall Lyons
PO Box 325
Foxboro, MA 02035
Phone: 508-221-1378
Email: randall@boatma.com 
Website: https://www.boatma.com/ma-kids-in-boating.html

Courageous Sailing Center for Youth, Inc.

Courageous Sailing is a nonprofit community sailing center and US Sailing School located on Boston Harbor.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
Dave DiLorenzo
One First Avenue
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-242-3821
Email: adultprogram@courageoussailing.org
Website: http://courageoussailing.org 

SailGHS youth spring & fall scholastic sailing

Summer youth sailing.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
Patti Page
60 Commerial Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-283-4676
Email: sailghs@yahoo.com
Website: http://facebook.com/pages/Sail-GHS/114127722053184 

Pleasant Bay Community Boating

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing boating and educational opportunities on Pleasant Bay. Located on Route 28, in Orleans, Harwich, and Brewster, we serve the communities around the bay. We offer summer youth sailing, recreational sailing, and adult classes.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 21
North Chatham, MA 02650
Phone: 508-945-SAIL (7245)
E-Mail: info@pbcb.cc 
Website: www.pbcb.cc

Manchester Sailing Association MSA

Manchester Sailing Association MSA is a community non profit sailing program located in Manchester-by-the-sea, Mass. Since 1971 the organization has been teaching sailing and racing to all skill levels. The program is located at Tuck's Point and on the docks of the Manchester Yacht Club.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:  
Doug Walker
15 Tucks Point Road
Manchester, MA 01944
Phone: 978-526-8345
Email: info@manchestersailing.org 
Website: http://manchestersailing.org

Merrohawke Nature School

Merrohawke is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing outdoor education programs that inspire a lifelong connection to land and sea. This includes our signature summer programs, BOAT CAMP, which take place on passenger vessels and introduce youth to the magic of spending summer days on the water.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
Kate Yeomans
54R Merrimac St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-463-2233
Email: explore@merrohawke.org 
Website: http://merrohawke.org

Boston Family Boat Building

Boston Family Boat Building is a non-profit organization offering boat building and other maritime-focused experiential learning programs to Boston Public School students.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
John Rowse
21 Liberty Dr.
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-428-0155
Email: johnrowse@bostonfamilyboatbuilding.org
Website: http://bostonfamilyboatbuilding.org

Bourne Community Boating

BCB's mission is to provide a safe, fun environment so children and adults can enjoy many aspects of the shore-side environment: sailing, messing around in boats and marine science.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
Amy Wright
PO Box 3157
Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: 508-566-7314
Email: amy@bournecommunityboating.org
Website: http://bournecommunityboating.org 

Nantucket Community Boating

Our mission is to engage people of all ages in the joy of sailing, offering access to all Nantucket's youth, and teaching every participant in our programs enduring life and leadership skills, with a deep respect for the marine environment.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
Amy Wright
4 Winter Street
Nantucket, MA 02584
Phone: 508-325-7757
Email: ncs@nantucketsailing.org
Website: http://nantucketcommunitysailing.org

The boating industry is growing and the need for well trained employees continues to outpace the supply of qualified people. Read more about the advantages of a full-time career in the marine trades by downloading the MMTA Career Brochure (PDF File).

As a demonstration of our commitment to the professional development of employees of MMTA member firms and in the interest of fostering opportunities to enter or transition to a career in the Massachusetts marine trades, we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships and grants each year. For more information, download the Grant and Scholarship Application Form.