Registration Policies

Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend early registration. For the latest listings and additional course information, please check our website at The Center for Wooden Boats keeps class size small to promote quality instruction and experience. If a program is full, you can put your name on a wait list. We will contact you if a space opens up.

Cancellation Policy

For all course registrations, including youth classes, the following cancellation policy applies. For private sailing lessons, the cancellation policy outlined at the time of booking and in the confirmation email is enforced.

• Cancellation/change outside of 30 days = full refund less $15 admin fee.
• Cancellation/change within 30 – 7 days prior to start date = a $15 admin fee and tuition credit for the remaining amount towards a course within the same calendar year. There is no refund.
• Cancellation/change within 7 days of start date = 50% tuition credit of course fee available towards a course within the same calendar year.
• No refund or credit available after the class has started

Because of this policy, we strongly urge you to buy refundable airline tickets or flight insurance. CWB will not be responsible for any loss on non-refundable airline tickets. In case of emergency or insufficient number of registrations, CWB reserves the right to cancel a course and refund the participants in full.

Course Details

Upon receipt of payment, The Center for Wooden Boats will provide participants with relevant course information, including itinerary, materials list, suggested tools list, clothing list, accommodations, directions and other pertinent information. Please read the information carefully before coming to class. Materials costs are included in course fees unless otherwise noted in the course description. We supply tools needed for courses, but encourage students to bring their own for certain courses.

"Pay What You Can" - Financial Assistance for Youth

We list suggested prices for our youth programs and simply ask that you pay what you can. The cost of each class is reflected in its suggested price; however, financial assistance is available. Please complete the online form at to request a discounted price. For questions, please contact If you are in a position to pay more than the suggested price, any additional funds will contribute directly to making youth programs more widely accessible.




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The Center for Wooden Boats seeks to present programs that are as safe, educational and fun as possible.  The following information is not designed to diminish enthusiasm for our programs. We want to make participants aware of the potential risks related to participating in these activities at The Center for Wooden Boats before agreeing to participate.
WARNING: There are significant elements of risk in any adventure, sport, or activity associated with watercraft including but not limited to sailboats, rowboats, canoes, kayak, rafts, rowboats, tubes and motorized craft (referred to herein as "activity"), and the use of any equipment therewith.
Release from Liability
In consideration of services or property provided for myself and any minor children for which I am parent, legal guardian or otherwise responsible, any heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release THE CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS, its principals, directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers from all liability and waive any claim for damage arising from any cause whatsoever including claims for injury, illness, death, loss or damage. If any portion of this release is held to be invalid, I agree that the remaining terms shall continue to be in full legal force and effect.
If I am enrolling a child in an activity at The Center for Wooden Boats I certify that I am the legal parent/guardian of the child I am enrolling.
Awareness of Risks
Recognizing that The Center for Wooden Boats will do its best to ensure a safe experience, I understand that there are risks and hazards inherent to my or my child/chidren's participation in the activities of this program.  Some of the risks include, but are not limited to, cuts, broken bones, sprains, head injuries, heat exhaustion or heat stroke and drowning. I agree to assume these risks.
To reduce the chance of injuries, I recognize that I and/or my child/chidlren must follow safety instructions and refrain from behavior that is harmful to myself or him/herself and others. I also confirm that I am and/or my child/children are physically and mentally capable of participating in the activity and using the equipment. I/We will participate willingly and voluntarily.
I assume all responsibility for damage to or loss of personal property as the result of participating in programs at The Center for Wooden Boats and agree to not hold The Center for Wooden Boats financially responsible for such losses.
I understand that it is my responsibility to provide my own or my child's own accident and health coverage while participating in this program and I further understand that The Center for Wooden Boats does not provide this coverage for participants.
I realize that changing waterflow or currents, submerged and semi-submerged objects, varying wind and weather conditions, the presence of other watercraft, the speed at which I travel, the stability characteristics of a water craft, and certain foreseen and unforeseen events or hazards can contribute to the unpredictability of the activities at The Center for Wooden Boats; that certain risks associated with this activity including but not limited to collision, upset, overturn and sinking, can result in getting wet, injured, exposed to the elements, drowned, and personal property damaged or lost; that wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation device is a basic safety precaution; and that I should ask about other potential hazards and recommended precautions and procedures.
Medical Treatment
I give permission for myself or my child/children to be given first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by a qualified member of CWB staff.  I also give permission for my child to be transported by ambulance or aid car to an emergency center for treatment. 
In the event that I cannot be contacted, I give consent to the medical, surgical and hospital care treatment and procedures to be performed for my child/children by a licensed physician or hospital selected by CWB when deemed immediately necessary or advisable by the physician to safeguard my child/children's health.
I give permission for my child/children to participate in supervised activities at The Center for Wooden Boats, including rowing, sailing, swimming, and use of tools.
Media Release
I understand that pictures and video may be taken of me or my child/children during participation in activities at The Center for Wooden Boats and I give permission for The Center for Wooden Boats to use these images for promotional purposes.
I consent to the use of my or my child/children’s name, portrait, picture or photograph as part of The Center for Wooden Boats image and video bank. Our image and video bank is a collection of images and videos that The Center for Wooden Boats collects and archives in order to showcase CWB’s mission, activities, members and volunteers. The images and videos in this collection may be used on The Center for Wooden Boats website (, as well as in publications and marketing products such as displays, pamphlets and presentations. Images and videos in this collection may also be used to raise funds for The Center for Wooden Boats.
I understand that my name, portrait, picture or photograph or those of my child/children may be included in this image bank indefinitely, and will be archived in a digital format. 
I understand that I am allowing The Center for Wooden Boats to use my or my child/children’s image, name(s) and affiliation with The Center for Wooden Boats without contacting me or otherwise seeking further permission from me.

I agree that I shall have no claim against The Center for Wooden Boats or against anyone accessing or using images or videos as part of this collection.
I confirm that I am over 21 years of age and that I have not given anyone the exclusive right to use my name, portrait, picture or photograph or those of my child/children.