• Convenient and affordable courses, lessons, and memberships for all experience levels and interests. Sailing for Adults + Families
  • Explore. Learn. Sail! Low-cost, high-quality programs that connect city youth with Boston Harbor and Jamaica Pond. Youth Sailing
  • Sailing and rowing for kids, adults, and families on this beautiful pond located in the heart of Boston. Jamaica Pond
Wednesday October 1: The first day of October is a bit inclement. As a result we will be closing at 4pm today. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
  • Awareness Campaign

    See our new awareness campaign made by Hill Holliday and Courageous board member, Joe Berkeley. The campaign captures the essence of the Courageous Sailing mission and its impact on Boston kids. Read More
  • Leadership + Growth

    Through this 7-week summer job-training program, students make the transition from student to instructor, developing their abilities to teach, lead, and inspire the next generation of Courageous kids. Read More
  • Environmentally Friendly

    Courageous is wind powered, but we do more than just use natual energy sources. For the past several years, our youngsters have been learning about marine biology and ocean cleanup through award winning partner programs. Read More

How To Help

Keel Campaign

The Courageous Keel Campaign is designed to ensure that Courageous has the financial reserves necessary to continue to serve Boston kids for many years to come. The Courageous Board of Directors is contributing over $200,000, which they hope to match with another $200,000 in commitments by the end of this year.

Give Today to the Keel Campaign

To discuss structuring a 3 year gift, a challenge gift, making a bequest, or any other questions regarding gifts for Courageous Sailing, please contact:

James Benenson
+1 920 319 KEEL
 
Chip Terry
+1 781 570 9406
 
Dave DiLorenzo
+1 917 282 7464

The Courageous Awareness Campaign 

On Thursday, May 1, Courageous Sailing announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of its youth programs, which teach vital skills and have played a critical role in enhancing the lives of tens of thousands of Boston children during the past two-plus decades.

The campaign includes an innovative mix of TV, print, radio and web advertising, developed pro bono by ad agency Hill Holliday and Courageous board member Joe Berkeley. With beautiful photography and video, the campaign captures the essence of the Courageous Sailing mission and its impact on Boston kids.

 

TV

Destiny

 

First

 

Against the Tide 

 

 

Print

Youth TACK RGB web

Youth TIDE RGB web

Youth PIRACY RGB web

Adult LOVE RGB web

Adult READY RGB web

Adult SWEARING RGB web

 

Digital

Being On

Being On

Fall In Love

Fall In Love

Help A City

Help A City

In Two

In Two

Starboard

Starboard

They Have

They Have

Two Weekends

Two Weekends

Radio


About Courageous Sailing

Courageous Sailing is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization. Our programs rely on the generous support of a growing community of individuals, foundations and corporations that support our mission to transform the lives of Boston's kids through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership. Courageous truly stands out through the character and commitment of the people and organizations who help make our programs available to everyone.

 

Help a city kid take a different tack in life

Donate Today

Boat Donations

Your tax-deductible boat and/or equipment contribution will help support our Youth Programs, fleet improvements and other capital needs. We are always on the lookout for Stewart Rhodes 19's to add to our core fleet, as well as medium (26'-36') cruising sailboats. For equipment or boat donations, contact our Fleet and Facilities Manager FJ Ritt.

Volunteer

Another way to support Courageous is by donating your time and energy! Every year we have two major volunteer days: pre-season, on a weekend in mid-late April, and post-season, on a weekend in early November. If you'd like to get added to our volunteer mailing list, contact jen@courageoussailing.org.
 
If you have special talents or are looking to volunteer more regularly, we can always use help on the dock catching boats evenings and weekends during the season. Contact jen@courageoussailing.org and she can put you in touch with our maintenance team or our sailing staff to coordinate your time.
 
Thanks for your support!

The Daniel Waldon Fund

In loving memory of Daniel Waldon

Daniel Waldon was an avid sailor and fisherman who had a lifelong love of the water, from the lakes and rivers of his native Wisconsin to the Charles River and Boston Harbor. Nothing made him light up more than being on a boat. Dan was passionate about sharing his love of the water with others—he participated in the Courageous Corporate Challenge Regatta and encouraged his colleagues to sail with him. He was especially enthusiastic about and proud of Courageous’ efforts in teaching kids how to sail. This fund is established in his memory and in the spirit of his lifelong love of sailing. Thank you for contributing to the Daniel Waldon Memorial Fund.

Please write a check payable to Courageous Sailing Center for Youth and indicate in the memo line that it should be submitted to the Daniel Waldon Memorial Fund. Checks can be mailed to: Courageous Sailing, One First Ave. Charlestown, MA 02129 or delivered by hand to the boathouse on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Subcategories

My Courageous Family
Youth Program
I asked all of the Youth Program staff to write blog posts for me that show what Courageous means to them and/or about a story that embodies their time at Courageous. I feel it is only fair for me to do the same… I came to Courageous in 2011 after calling Kate, the Youth Program Director, and askin...
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Courageous Has Got Talent!
Youth Program
By Allison McGuirk and Martin Weissgerber A few weeks ago, I had a front row seat to hands-down the greatest show I have ever seen: the step 1/  2 talent show.  We had been cooped up in the big tent all day because of torrential rain and lightning, so our step leaders decided that it woul...
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Role models
Youth Program
By Shamus Connelly As an older kid at an after school program when I was in fifth grade, I was told to be a good example for the other children. If I was messing around they would tell me that I needed to be a good role model, that the younger students looked up to and copied me. As an ten year old...
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Courageous Sailing- It's All in the Name
Youth Program
By John Zupkus          My most noteworthy Courageous Sailing moment came very early this season during a mini camp in the beginning of June. The Brooklyn Boulders/Courageous Sailing mini camp gave a group of 9 Boston children a chance to branch out and push their limits th...
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One fish, two fish...
Green
By Emily Hart In the last week of sailing school, we explored different fishing strategies and their effects on fish populations. We had a great time playing games! For example, to investigate hook and line fishing (pole fishing) our “fisherman” threw a very soft ball into a sea of students who wer...
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