• 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 and Jamaica Pond! Our 2016 programs will run between Tuesday, July 5 and Friday, August 12. The lottery for registration opens March 1 and closes March 15. Although our website is currently under construction in preparation for registration, read on to learn more about our youth programs; please note that some details and dates will be updated for 2016. 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

Group Outings & Team Building Events

As a destination management and event planning company, we work with many supplier/partners, and experience a varied level of service. Your team is at the top of our list, because you make it easy for us to do our job from start to finish. We have received so many wonderful reviews from our clients that we send to you, and that means so much to us. - Kathleen Landry, President, Destination Partners

Sailing from our beautiful pier is a prize venue for an active group of any size.  Courageous offers a wide array of customized outings staffed by our professional instructors that are getting rave reviews. Designed to meet your specific needs, events at Courageous can include relays, regattas, or harbor cruises.

Common event types include:

The Fun Regatta: We start with a two-hour lesson so everyone can learn to sail and work together. The lesson is followed by a light refreshments and soda. After the break, go back out on the water for racing, and cap off the day with an awards presentation. Contact Dave for more information or to book a fun regatta.

The “College-style” Team Racing Event: This event is great for larger groups, as it allows several divisions to compete at alternating times. This format encourages camaraderie and team spirit. Each team has teammates on the water throughout the day, giving everyone a chance to win. Those on shore can cheer on the racers from the pier or just relax and enjoy refreshments dockside. Contact dave for more information or to book a team racing regatta.

The Leisurely Sail: This is the most casual type of outing. Participants can spend the day learning to sail, or tour points of interest in Boston Harbor. Contact Dave for more information or to book a leisurely sail.

…and our new offering, The BoatWorks Challenge, a day of experiential leadership development and team building geared towards business people faced with the challenge of building high performance, highly-motivated teams in today’s difficult climate, created and facilitated by our partner, Group Experiential Learning (GEL). The BoatWorks challenge is similar to an obstacle course, but individual boats can’t go it alone. Success requires extensive collaboration between sub-teams via hand-held radio. For more information check out our GEL page or call 1-888-GEL-TEAM to discuss your specific objectives with a GEL team member.

We recommend Gourmet Caterers for your food and beverage needs. Their professional staff is familiar with our facility and never fails to provide outstanding service.

Remember – all proceeds from your event fees fund Courageous’ Youth Programming Operations

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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