• 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

Week 1 Brings Great Weather, Great Racing
Frostbite
Current was coming straight down the course all day, making starts difficult at first. As the current slacked, the fleet was still pushing hard and we had several boats OCS, but no general recals occured.  In Race 1, the boats starting pin got over into a nice lefty shift, and were able to t...
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Welcome to the 2014-2015 Frostbiting Fleet!
Frostbite
Our first day is in just two weeks (November 15), so what should you be expecting? The best racing in Boston, with 25 boats on the line Newly re-painted and buffed R19s Evenly tuned boats (so no adjusted rigging!) Experienced support boat and RC staff A great group of highly skilled and c...
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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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