Best Classes in Boston


Courageous Sailing Center


Whoever said you can’t get something for nothing didn’t know the Courageous Sailing Center. The center teaches mini-mariners to sail for free thanks to finding form the city, adult membership…Read More

1997 Best Classes, Sailing

Courageous Sailing


One way to minimize your exposure to E. coli is to sail on Boston Harbor instead of the Charles River, and Courageous Sailing is the best way to go for...Read More

1996 Best Classes, Sailing Lessons

Community Boating


Let’s face it: Sooner or later someone’s going to invite you to go sailing, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re going to get clocked in the head...Read More

1996 Best Classes, Skating

Skating Club of Boston


Aspiring Olympians and weekend skaters alike love the Skating Club’s year-round professionally run programs. And unlike facilities geared to hockey players, where gear insulates skaters against the chill, this rink...Read More

1995 Best Classes, Riding Instructor

David Boley at Hamilton Riding Club


In the rarified world of A-circuit equestrian and competition, the choice of an instructor is as personal as the selection of one’s custom-made boots. At the European-style Hamilton Riding Club,...Read More

1983 Best Classes, Sailing Lessons

Boston Sailing Center


We had one complaint from a year ago about the Sailing Center. But after checking it out, we found it didn’t hold any water...Read More

1982 Best Classes, Kirate

Conrad McKinney


McKinney is based at the Colonial Hilton Racquet and Fitness Center, and Red Soxer Dwight Evans swears by him. “You learn philosophy as you go,” explains McKinney. “I tell my...Read More

1982 Best Classes, Windsurfing

Ruth Strachan


Strachan, who taught herself to windsurf five years ago, works with Can Am Sailcraft. “It took me half a summer,” she says, “and a lot of tears and frustration.” But...Read More

1981 Best Classes, Boating

Boston Sailing Center


Five-day lesson plans with a fleet of 27-foot boats. Large enough to get a sense of sophisticated sailing, small enough for a novice to handle...Read More

1981 Best Classes, Bartening

New England Bartenders School


Director Jack McKim has been doing extremely well since Proposition 2 1/2. Where else, he asks, can a laid-off teacher learn a new trade for $150?

1980 Best Classes, Boating

Boston Sailing Center


Small fleet, but select (all more than twenty feet, including a twenty-seven-foot catamaran). Expensive compared with community boating, but director Dave Franzel is considered one of the top instructors in...Read More

1979 Best Classes, Modern Dance

Ina Hahn’s

She’s performed with all the greats: José Limon, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Martha Graham...Read More

1979 Best Classes, Disco

Sandy Goetz’s


She’s also the director of the Joy of Movement’s Disco Dance Company...Read More

1978 Best Classes, Way to Learn Disco Dancing

At the Joy of Movement Center


Plenty of different strokes for different folks: all levels of skill, various schedules, and no white suits...Read More

1978 Best Classes, Indoor Tennis Lessons



Learn basic tennis skills from professionals who are charitable to klutzes. Individual attention, up-to-date equipment, and a price that’s right...Read More

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