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

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

Community Boat Building

Founded in 2007, Community Boat Building's (CBB) mission is to bring real world experience and academic skills together to build both a sea-worthy boat and an excitement for learning among low-income elementary school students in Boston Public School

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
21 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-428-0155
Email: Stockton@communityboatbuilding.org 
Website: http://www.communityboatbuilding.org

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

Crossroads MA

At Crossroads, we believe that long-term empowerment programs plus consistent positive relationships are the keys to transforming youth who risk being defined by their past into young adults capable of defining their futures.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
119 Myrtle Street
Duxbury, MA 02332
Phone: 617-765-7556
Email: monika@crossroadsma.org 
Website: http://www.crossroadsma.org

Greater Fall River RE-CREATION Committee Inc.

Greater Fall River RE-CREATION, formerly known as the "CD-REC" is a non-profit recreation and prevention based organization. Our organization provides educational and developmental programs to the residents in the Greater Fall River area, emphasizing economically disadvantaged youths.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
45 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508-679-0922
Email: chrism@gffrec.org 
Website: http://www.gfrrec.org

Haley Pilot School Boat Building

"Where every student is inspired to achieve their highest potential"

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
570 American Legion Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-635-8169
Email: sarahbesse123@gmail.com 
Website: www.bostonpublicschools.org/page/824

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

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

Outward Bound - USCG Foundation

We aim to expand our reach by increasing the Foundation's profile across the country. Our goal is to increase the amount of support for the men and women of the Coast Guard, and to do so in a way that reflects the honor and integrity of those who serve in the uniform.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
394 Taugwonk Road
Stonington, CT 06378
Phone: 860-535-0786
Email: lcropper@cgfdn.org 
Website: http://www.coastguardfoundation.org

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

Sail Salem Community Boating

Sail Salem is an educational program for children promoting positive life skills and values through the sport of sailing. In the last four years Sail Salem has introduced sailing to over 1,000 children from Salem and surrounding towns.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
23 Glendale Street
Salem, MA 01970
Email: keegan@sailsalem.org 
Website: http://www.sailsalem.org/sailing-salem.ma.html

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

Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

Save the Harbor / Save the Bay is a non-profit public interest harbor advocacy organization. We are made up of thousands of citizens, as well as scientists, and civic, corporate, cultural and community leaders whose mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.

Type: Not for Profit

Contact Information:
212 Northern Ave., Suite 304W
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-541-2860
Email: foley@savetheharbor.org 
Website: http://www.savetheharbor.org 

For more information on Youth Boating please contact:
Randall Lyons at randall@boatma.com or (508) 221-1378

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