• Explore. Learn. Sail! Low-cost, high-quality programs that connect city youth with Boston Harbor and Jamaica Pond. Youth Sailing
  • Convenient and affordable courses, lessons, and memberships for all experience levels and interests. Sailing for Adults + Families
  • Sailing and rowing for kids, adults, and families on this beautiful pond located in the heart of Boston. Jamaica Pond
  • Work at Courageous

    The 2015 season is just around the corner, which means there is an opportunity for you to come spend your summer working at Courageous. You'll be outside and on the water with a great staff and sailors from age 8 and up. This could be the start of your lifelong passion for teaching sailing, educating, and organizing in your community. 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
  • Environmentalism at Courageous

    Courageous is wind powered, but we do more than just use natural energy sources. For the past several years, our young sailors have been learning about marine biology and ocean cleanup from our own Environmental Educators and award-winning partners. Read More
  • Support Courageous Kids

    As 2014 draws to a close, Courageous is celebrating a successful year of teaching sailing and more to Boston kids, and looking ahead to next year. Please consider supporting Courageous in our mission to provide high-quality summer learning opportunities for the kids who need them most by making a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Appeal before December 31. Read More
  • 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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Frostbiting Week 10: Winter Series Ends, Frostbiting Rolls On with Valentine's Day Regatta
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Thanks to everyone coming out this past Saturday, and helping us get 23 boats on the line in some very chilly conditions! Throughout the day, we had steady wind around 8-10 knots. Current was sweeping across the course, going out of the harbor, and seeming to slack through the afternoon. In the firs...
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Frostbiting Week 4: There is always a lot to learn.
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First is when the tide is coming into Boston Harbor, the current is often going out. That was true all day on Saturday. There had been enough rain earlier in the week that they were dumping the Charles River. As Jim Watson, my very observant crew points out, fresh water is lighter than salt and th...
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Week 3 Recap: Overtaking at the Windward Mark
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 I hope you are all staying warm and dry today. It is one of those days that you don't have to walk far before you look like you've fallen off the dock or been swept overboard. The good news is that this weekend should be warm (high of 45) and dry, with NW winds around 10 knots. I am taking a...
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Frostbing Week Two- Starts Are Hard
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Barge- Move forcefully or roughly. Push, Shove, Force. "We can't just barge into a private garden party." or "Barging in at the start line causes havoc and makes Courageous staff anxious and competitors angry." Yes, this week's recap is about starts, and in particular, barging. Which there was a ...
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Week 1 Brings Great Weather, Great Racing
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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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