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Commodores Salute
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April 7, 2010
Boston Harbor Hotel

Thank you to the 225 guests who joined Courageous Sailing for an evening of cocktails, dinner and celebration as we raised much needed funds to keep our youth enrichment programs 100% FREE.

Individual Tickets ($250)

Celebrating leadership in sailing and the community.  Featuring a presentation of the SAILOR Award to Vendée Globe competitor Rich Wilson.

Program:

6 p - 7 p: Cocktail Reception

7 p Dinner and Speakers

--------7.15 p: Welcome

--------7.30 p: Courageous Sailing Youth Profiles

--------7.45 p: SAILOR Award Presentation

--------8.15 p Keynote Address

9 p Program Conclusion

Rich WilsonSAILOR Award: Rich Wilson successfully completed the 2008–09 Vendée Globe around-the-world yacht race in March 2009 in his 60-foot, single-hull sloop Great American III. A single-handed, nonstop unassisted sailing marathon that is held every four years, the Vendée Globe is considered "the most grueling and dangerous prolonged competition on the planet". During his voyage he was able to turn his adventure into an on-line learning experience reaching about 250,000 students.  Mr. Wilson also is the founder of sitesALIVE!, a non-profit whose mission is to connect students with sailing adventures that inspire learning across multiple disciplines.

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    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
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    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
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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.