Early Bird tickets are now on sale! Support Courageous Sailing's youth leadership programs, while attending the most anticipated harborside party of the Summer! Enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, light dinner, dancing and great music, while taking in the beautiful skyline from Boston's best waterfront venue.
Do you want to see Fireworks over the Boston Harbor this summer? Help us bring them back. Click here for more info. We are partnering with Summer on the Waterfront to celebrate the revitalization of the Boston Harbor and the surrounding waterfront neighborhoods. This summer they are fundraising to bring back fireworks over the harbor to cap off a big summer filled with high quality, free, and low cost programming. Please visit the Kickstarter Campaign for more information on how to get involved and donate to a great cause.
As we head into our season, 2013 is looking to be a fantastic year here at Courageous! In addition to the usual-- great sailing on the Harbor and summer learning opportunities for Boston’s kids--here are a few of the things that we’re excited about this spring and summer:
Three Incredible Days of Open House
We got our season started right this year with 3 days of Open House. Lots of people--many of whom had never been in a sailboat before--came down to Pier 4 to take a free half-hour sail, learn about Courageous, and hang out at the cook-out. Plenty of sun, plenty of wind, and plenty of member volunteers and instructors on hand made for a good time for all. Thank you to everybody who helped out--there's no better introduction to Courageous than going for a sail with somebody who loves sailing here!
Crisp New Mainsails for the Rhodes 19 Fleet
If you had a chance to take one of our newer Rhodes-19 jibs out for a spin last season, you know what a difference a new sail can make. Well, thanks to a fundraising campaign spearheaded by our Frostbiting and Corporate Challenge fleets and supported by many of you, all 24 Rhodes-19's now have spiffy new mainsails as well! Doyle Sails tweaked the design for us with a few extra inches in the roach, giving the sails a nice curve and a bit more power…and we’ve even added adjustable backstays. We certainly noticed an improvement in boatspeed and performance this winter, and we're sure you will, too! Please help us take care of our new sails by rolling them from the head (instead of folding the sail at the first batten, as we used to do) along the leech, never letting them touch the cement dock, and fastening the sail cover carefully. A huge thank you to everybody who contributed to this effort - we know you'll love the results!
New outboard engines for our motorboats and day cruisers
Though we’ll take sailboats over motorboats any day of the week, we couldn’t do what we do and keep our fleet safe without our fleet of 8 motorboats and the engines that power them. Which is why we couldn’t be more excited to have received a $65,000 grant to replace all of our outboard engines. Engines that start when you need them to, and don't stop at just the wrong moment…you can understand why this is great news.