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Community Boating, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews 784


21 David G Mugar Way Boston MA 02114 USA


Cbi was organized to provide the opportunity to sail / learn to sail to the public.


The adult and high school program - nearly four thousand boston area adults and high school students from surrounding communities took part in sailing, rowing, kayaking and windsurfing and related recreational activities.

the junior program - nearly two thousand boston area children joined in sailing, kayaking, rowing and other recreating for a nominal charge ranging from $1 to $200 per child.

universal access program - serves persons with disabilities lean to sail.

ancillary activities - provided for the convenience of members including parking, locker rentals, snack bar, and sales of related boating and sailing items.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

True to its motto "Sailing for All" Community Boating provides sailing experiences in the heart of Boston, MA. Although adult programs are the back bone to the operation, it is the Junior or youth program that sets this organization apart. Since it's inception, children from the ages of 11 to 17 can sail all summer for just $1.00! How far might your contirbution to CBI go in extending a healthy outdoor activity for city youth?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many people, young and old who pass through their doors with an interest of learning something new. The professionalism of the staff, the affordability and accessibility of the sailing programs set them apart. Every Bostonian should know of this gem!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work a bit harder to market the program. As a not-for profit, marketing dollars are tight, but truly this gem of a place could serve a greater number of children providing healthy alternatives to some idle sedantry diversions of a younger generation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

growing up in this non-profit among a diverse group of children from the greater Boston area and making life long friends that remain among my closest acquaintances 35 years later.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Endow the junior program primarily but also improve some of the adult programs as well.

Ways to make it better...

I never had to move away from Boston:-(

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding and maintainting the resources to promote and operate the program to benefit the greatest number of urban youth.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We all benefit from engaging youth in meaningful activity and Community Boating excels in providing that activity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Community Boating is a greatplace for adults to learn how to sail, windsurf or kayak on the Charles River in Boston. Adults purchase a 30 day membership which includes instruction and boat usage, and that funding allows CBI to run their Junior Program where kids from 10 to 17 learn to sail for $1.00 per summer. It's a great program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

keeping urban kids off the streets and into boats.

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