• 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
  • 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

General

 

The Waiver

The Courageous Sailing Agreement & General Release and Membership Terms & Conditions form, also known as the 'Waiver' is required to participate in all activites hosted by Courageous Sailing at our Charlestown Site. All participants, members, guests, etc. must sign the waiver once per season. The form is available below for electronic download. We encourage you to review it carefully so you understand your rights and responsibilities. The form is electronic, so you may complete it on your computer, phone or tablet. You may also print it out and bring it with you on your first visit of the season. Hard copies are available at the front desk should you wish to fill it out when you arrive.

For Over 25 Years, Courageous Sailing's mission has been to transform children's lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership.

Community Partners

Strengthening and extending the relationhips in our community is a foundational principal of Courageous Sailing. We establish community partnerships as a benefit to our members as well as those outside of our organization. If you are interested in becoming a community partner, please contact Dave DiLorenzo at dave@courageoussailing.org Current active members of these organizations are invited to enjoy 10% off individual and family memberships and 10% off most learn to sail courses.

 

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Neighborhood Partners

We are fortunate to have location in the Charlestown Navy Yard with a number of residential and commercial neighbors in the surrounding blocks. As a member of this community with a historical connection to Boston Harbor, Courageous is proud to offer easy access to sailing for our neighbors. For information about special neighborhood pricing and events or to learn how you can become a neighborhood partner, please contact Dave DiLorenzo at dave@courageoussailing.org

 

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Charlestown

The America's Cup 12 meter Courageous once lived at Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard. This two-time America's Cup winner lent its name to Courageous Sailing in the late 1980s. While yacht Courageous has found a new home in Newport, RI, Courageous Sailing has continued for over 25 years at our Charlestown location.

 

Hours of Operation

May 1st - October 31st
Mon - Fri 12:00 PM -  sunset
Sat - Sun 10:00 AM -  sunset
Holidays 10:00 AM -  sunset
 
Courageous may suspend operations or close early due to a weather event. Check our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter for updates.
 
 

Availability

Boats are usually available anytime you feel like sailing. But there are some limitations, as well as some times when it’s good to make a reservation in advance. On weekends during the season, it’s usually best to call ahead, especially for a J/22. Also, on weekdays during July and August, our youth program uses a majority of the Rhodes 19 fleet before 3:30pm. Even so, with a reservation, we can usually secure you a boat anytime after 12pm during these months. Members may reserve a boat online through our Boat Booking System - You may also call us at 617-242-3821 to check availability and reserve a boat.

Subcategories

Because, after all, that is why we are named Courageous Sailing...
Youth Program
By Alessia Hughes, Instructor in Training The definition of a good sailor and a bad sailor are quite clear to practically anyone. A good sailor can sail fast even if the wind is not strong. A bad sailor gets stuck trying to maneuver in heavy winds. A good sailor is strong, bold, and able to succeed...
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Conquering our fears together
Youth Program
By Kayla McLaughlin, SwimSailScience and Summer Learning Project Head Sailing Instructor   “Teachers of young children do one of the best things that there is to do in life: bring joy and beauty, mystery and mischievous delight into the hearts of little people in their years of greatest curio...
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Don’t eat the creatures!
Green
By Emily Hart This week we had our first group of Step 1 students in the sailing school. As the youngest learners, we hope to keep them coming back for years and it’s important to get them excited about Boston Harbor! We had a great discussion about the animals they see in the harbor and played a W...
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Step 4: Cruising learning lessons!
Youth Program
Written by Step 4 Assistant Leader, Ian Hay Today I regained my faith in adolescents’ possession of common sense. The day was intolerably muggy and boat assignments seemed dubious as I watched my students tack deep close reach to deep close reach up out of the Mystic. We had already narrowly escape...
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Welcome back to Environmental Education at Courageous Sailing!
Green
By Emily Hart, 2014 Environmental Education Program Coordinator: I’m excited for my first summer at Courageous as the Environmental Education Program Coordinator. We’ve had a great first week! We have two initiatives this summer to encourage staff and students to take positive actions on environme...
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