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Our 2010 Volunteer Weekend is on April 24 and 25th!

Courageous' first volunteer was Harry McDonough who summoned a small group of volunteers to get the resources and support necessary to create Courageous Sailing Center in 1987. Today, volunteers can help with a variety of tasks at Courageous, especially in preparation for the busy summer season. Courageous schedules "Work Parties" where volunteer work crews help Courageous prepare boats for the season, spruce up the boathouse, etc. Volunteers also contribute to our "Guest Coach" program and not only coach our racing program for a day but also talk about how sailing made a difference in their lives and careers.

Corporate Service Days

Courageous also hosts Corporate Work Days.  Many local companies have donated their employees' time to complete important projects for Courageous. Companies have found this to be a fabulous teambuilding activity and a way to connect to the local community.

Adopt A Boat

New for 2009, volunteers may "adopt a boat" at Courageous.  Adopted boats will carry signs noting that the boat has been adopted by the volunteer and thanking them for helping to keep it clean, safe, fully equipped and functioning properly. Volunteers will ocassionally check on the boat, clean or make minor repairs as needed and report issues to the fleet manager.  The following boats have been adopted for the 2009 season (more boats are available for adoption - please email John for more information!):

Name (Thank you!) Boat
Ed Marcus J/22 (Endorphin)
Paul Weisman & Michele Simos Ranger 23 (Midnight Special)
Jess Gormley & Marc Anthony Rhodes 19 No. 16
Becky Wheatland Rhodes 19 No. 2
Katy Capo & Bryan Lee TBD
Camerine MacBeill & Mark Racine J/22 No. 31
James Parmentier Rhodes 19 No. 26 (Black Topsides)
Your Name Here Many More Available!
  • 2-Hour Private Lesson or Harbor Cruise just $95!

    If you know someone who would love to give sailing a try (or take their skills up a notch with a private lesson), this is the perfect gift! This two-hour sail is an opportunity for up to 3 or 4 people to experience the fantastic views from Boston Harbor, learn some sailing skills at any level, or just sit back and enjoy the ride on a comfortable, stable Rhodes 19 keelboat. An expert instructor will be there every step of the way, and will be happy to customize the lesson or cruise. Read More
  • 20% off our introductory Basic Keelboat Complete course

    In just 2 weekends, our Basic Keelboat Complete course will give a total sailing novice the opportunity to learn all they need to sail on their own, for just $440. This hands-on 24-hour US Sailing course is taught by one of our expert instructors in a 19 foot keelboat with up to 3 students. Combine the course with a Full or Family membership (25% off!) so that the newly minted skipper will be able to sail at Courageous all season long. Read More
  • 25% off Full Individual and Family Memberships

    A Courageous membership means that you can take one of our boats out for a sail on Boston Harbor whenever you’d like. Mem- bership also includes much more: barbeques, racing, fireworks- watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses. You’ll be a part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you’ll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids. Read More
  • 15-20% Off All Other Courses and Memberships

    Know somebody who’s ready to take their sailing skills up a notch, or who is looking for a way to get out on the water without the hassle and expense of boat ownership? Courageous has a variety of courses, ranging from a 12-hour beginner course to Advanced Keelboat to Bareboat Cruising, to challenge sailors of any level. Our different memberships offer access to the boats in our fleet, so that old salts and graduates of our courses can sail Boston Harbor in style. Read More
   
 

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Contact the Adult Program

 

Jake Denney

Adult Program Director
adultprogram@courageoussailing.org
617-242-3821 x14

DISCLAIMER: Courageous’s sailing season runs from May 1 to October 31. Basic Keelboat Complete course must be taken over two consecutive weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 10-4:30 each day, and completed before October 31. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll need to demonstrate competency and knowledge of sailing basics in order to sail as a member. Courageous membership includes access to our fleet of 25 Rhodes 19 keelboats, plus free or discounted member activities like cookouts, camping trips, moonlight sails, racing, and more.