• 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

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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