Boating: Located on the Boston side of the
Esplanade on the Charles river between the Hatch Shell and Longfellow
Bridge. Season April 1 to October 31. Lessons and boat usage
for youth and adults and beginner and advances sailors in
a variety of boats, kayaks and windsurfers. Kids 10-18 sail
all summer for only $1.00 in the Junior Program. 617-523-1038.
Sailing Races are usually held on a three-buoy course. Boats
jockey for position at the start, trying to cross the starting line
when the whistle is blown. Whistles also signal penalty. Single Handed
Regatta, Mercury series, Women's racing, as well as high-performance
Kids Sail the Stars Community Boating: This event pairs kids from the
CBI Youth Program with local and national celebrities. The catch
is that the kids skipper the boat! Lots of fun and BBQ to follow.
Lower Basin between Longfellow and Mass. Ave.
Community Boating also offers racing throughout
the season. This includes formal and informal races for youth and adults,
windsurfing and Laser races.