Center for Wooden Boats
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Center for Wooden Boats information
If you have an interest in the history and craft of wooden boats then you’ll definitely want to visit this place. A museum and enthusiast’s center, it features vintage and replica boats and offers sailing lessons, including an excellent beginner course that gives you as many lessons as it offers in a four-month period (usually eight to 12).
Seasoned sailors who are a little rusty can take a one-on-one lesson for around $50 per hour, and there are also classes on sail repair and boat building. You can rent sailboats and rowboats, but one person in your party has to know how to sail and must do a checkout ($10 fee) before you’ll be permitted to rent. It’s pretty straightforward: you need to demonstrate tacking, jibing and docking. The center also offers free boat rides every Sunday afternoon.