• 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
  • Work for Courageous

    Love sailing? Love teaching? Courageous is currently hiring for a variety of seasonal and summer jobs for our youth and adult programs. Spend your summer sailing with kids, teach sailing to adults on weekends, or help run one of our programs! Read More
  • Summer Youth Program Registration

    We’re gearing up for another awesome summer of sailing at Courageous in Charlestown and at Jamaica Pond! Our 2016 programs will run between Tuesday, July 5 and Friday, August 19. The online lottery for registration opens March 1 and closes March 15. Our need-blind summer sailing program offers sailing instruction at a variety of levels for kids aged 8 and up. Read More
  • Sail Boston Harbor!

    At Courageous, we’re committed to providing some of the best and most affordable sailing opportunities on Boston Harbor for adults and families. Whether you’re a total beginner or an expert sailor, we’ve got a course or membership to fit your needs and interests. Read More

General Category

Courageous Sailing Press Room

Primary Media Contact

Dave DiLorenzo, Interim Executive Director

Email: dave@courageoussailing.org

Phone: 617-242-3821 x10

Video/Audio Center

US Sailing Roadshow Interview with Courageous Youth Program Alumna and Veteran Instructor Jenn Seibert

"Summer Jobs, Lifetime Lessons" — NECN on the Courageous Youth Instructor-in-Training Program

"Frigid Temperatures Won't Stop Die Hard Sailors" — NECN on Courageous Frostbiting

"Seriously Courageous Sailing" — Charlestown Patch on Courageous Frostbiting

NPR's Living on Earth visits the Courageous Sailing Summer Youth Program

Courageous Sailing Press

Sail Magazine: Courageous is named among The Top Community Sailing Centers in 2011

Courageous Sailing in Charlestown and on Jamaica Pond make Boston's "A-List" for 2011 Watersport Rentals

US Sailing names Courageous among inaugural nine Sanctioned Community Sailing Centers and one of the "best places to learn to sail in the country"

Knot.com names Courageous Sailing's Pier 4 among city's 10 Most Talked About Wedding Venues

Sailing Anarchy Supports Courageous' & Boston Public School's Efforts to Field and Fund a District-wide High School Sailing Team

Jamaica Plain Patch: Boston Public High School Sailors on What They Love about the Sport

Goodlife Magazine by WickedLocal: "Boston-area Sailing Programs Invite All Hands on Deck"

Courageous' Dave DiLorenzo on Sailing Anarchy Blogs about First Ever Boston Harbor "Inter-Club" Regatta (Courageous takes all!)

Boston Magazine names Courageous Sailing's Pier 4 among area's "Superlative Spaces" for private functions

Social Media

Courageous Sailing on Facebook

Jamaica Pond on Facebook

Courageous on Twitter (@CourageousSail)

Courageous Youth Program Director on Twitter (@CourageousKate)

Courageous on YouTube

Courageous Sailing Blog

Photos

Courageous Youth Program on Flickr

Courageous Logos via Flickr

Archived Newsletters (coming soon!)

Annual Reports (coming soon!)

Press Releases (coming soon!)

With everything happening around Courageous, we know one thing for sure: we couldn't do it without some help from our friends!  The list is long and always growing, but here are some of our favorite links, by category.

 

Weather Links - The all-important subject. Here are some sites we check every day.

 

Community Sailing - Community Sailing, we believe, is key to sailing's future. Courageous is just one of a growing number of fantastic organizations, all dedicated to making sailing as accessible as possible, for their communities and for the next generation.

 

Sailing News - Online sailing media = all the sailing news that's fit (and unfit) to print.  Heavy on the racing, the carbon-fibre, the expensive bells and whistles.  Light on what around here we like to consider the future of the sport: local fleets and grass-roots community sailing programs like ours.  Like a steady diet of sugar and caffeine, sometimes it's too much, sometimes never enough but usually a sweet time while it lasts.  Just don't forget that all the stories of TP52s and new 70' AC cats in the world PALE next a REAL Rhodes 19, J/22 (or Laser!) sailing in REAL breeze on Boston Harbor.  Don't just read about it, go sailing!


Friends, Partners and Supporters - An informal list of organizations we like, be they direct supporters or partner programs, others with like-minded missions, or those who inspire and motivate us to keep making Courageous better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather...the all-important subject for us sailors. We could list many more, but here are some of the sites that we check everyday.

Weather Underground Conditions and Forecast at Logan - Nice, simple presentation of both current conditions and forecast

NOAA Current Conditions at Logan Airport - For the purists, just the facts from NOAA - Current Temp, Wind and Pressure

Weather Underground Marine Forecast - Marine Weather from NOAA, packaged nicely for Boston by WUnderground.

NOAA Coastal Marine Forecast - All NOAA's marine forecasts for Southern New England...be prepared to scroll.

Sailflow - Our not-too-secret vice, we honestly can't live without it. Not free, though. But want to know in a glance what it's blowing, where? Want breeze-focused forecast discussions written for sailors? One word: Sailflow.

IWindsurf - Good, free wind forecast tables from the Sailflow people.

Radar - Sure, sailors did ok for themselves for millenia without radar.  But their life-expectancy is up these days, in no small part thanks to radar.  Check it!

AccuWeather - General weather site, easy on the eyes, not too light on content

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Sailing, we think, is key to sailing's future. Courageous is just one of a growing number of fantastic organizations, all dedicated to making sailing as accessible as possible, for their communities and for the next generation.

Community Boating, Inc. - No one has done community sailing so long and so well as CBI!

Pier Park Sailing Center - Our good friends over in Eastie. Home of Olympic Gold-Medalist Maureen Tucker and her award-winning adaptive sailing programs.

Sail Newport - We love Sail Newport!  If only Newport were little closer...

US Sailing - Just the US national governing body of sailing.  No biggie.  Their tagline says it all, "Sailing, organized."  These guys provide the support that makes so much happen, for those just learning to sail, for the US Olympic Team and everything in between, including sailing schools and community sailing centers like Courageous!

Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino - Our new and amazing sister-school in Naples, Italy, dedicated to serving that city's most at-risk youth.  From Vincenzo Onorato and all the great people behind the Italian America's Cup team Mascalzone Latino. Bravo, ragazzi!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online sailing media = all the sailing news that's fit (and unfit) to print.  Heavy on the racing, the carbon-fibre, the expensive bells and whistles.  Light on what around here we like to consider the future of the sport: local fleets and grass-roots community sailing programs like ours.  Like a steady diet of sugar and caffeine, sometimes it's too much, sometimes never enough but usually a sweet time while it lasts.  Just don't forget that all the stories of TP52s and new 70' AC cats in the world PALE next a REAL Rhodes 19, J/22 (or Laser!) sailing in REAL breeze on Boston Harbor.  Don't just read about it, go sailing!

Sailing Anarchy - The standard-bearers of sailing world irreverence.

Sailing Scuttlebutt - The other daily standard in online sailing world news.

Sailgroove - We can't say enough good things about Sailgroove and it's founder, BU-grad Chris Love.  Great video coverage of events big and small, and THE place to go for college sailing fans.

Print Mags, online

 

 

 

 

 

Learning the Ropes
Youth Program
I had a great summer at Courageous Sailing and have had a number of memorable experiences with kids on the water. One that stands out most to me happened with a student in Step 2. This student was always his own person and has a very colorful disposition but, because of this, had trouble showin...
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Mi Barco es Su Barco
Youth Program
The Swim Sail Science! program at Courageous this summer was very different than the summer youth programs that we have always had. Half of the students' summers were spent in math and reading classes, where they learned about different water systems and our limited supply of fresh water i...
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Why We Keep Coming Back
Youth Program
During the summer of 2012, JB enrolled in the SLP program for the first time.  It also happened to be my first year of instructing, and it was safe to say that she was one of my most unique students.  If her constant curiosity for sailing or insistence on touching the water didn’t make her...
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Riding the Waves
Youth Program
One of the first days of Swim Sail Science! (SSS), I had a kid named Simon in my boat. He was wicked quiet and didn't seem too excited about sailing. That particular day, we were going out to the airport. The wind was pretty heavy and soon Simon wasn't feeling it anymore and became sea sic...
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More than a Sailing School
Youth Program
At Courageous, not every child wants to learn how to sail, but every child is given an opportunity to grow. One particular 9 year old, Maddox, is not as interested in learning how to sail. But he loves to be on boats, particularly standing on the bow of a Rhodes 19 and feeling the sea spra...
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