• 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
  • 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
  • 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

Description
At Courageous Sailing Center, we run an intensive Instructor in Training program for a diversified group of Boston teens ages 15-17. We have 22 students in three different sailing and teaching levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Other than sailing and instructor skills, our IITs also study teambuilding, career development, and environmental education.

Responsibilities
Create comprehensive lesson plan for the whole summer
Create a sail plan each day that you share with the site director
Prepare lessons for days when sailing is not possible
Facilitate chalk talks for students
Over see IIT Intermediate Assistant Coach and sailing instructors as they give chalk talks and instruction
Manage IIT Intermediate Assistant Coach and sailing instructors to aid in their leadership development
Lead chores at the end of each day
Manage time efficiently to maximize student's time on the water but making sure to be back on land when required.
Attend all 4 days of staff orientation
Attend staff meetings
Be a cooperative member of the Youth Program staff
Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person

Qualifications
US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification, equivalent or more advanced
2-3 years sailing instruction experience
Minimum two years of team management experience
Completion of NASBLA-approved safety boat course through the MA Environmental Police and/or through the US Sailing Level I certification course
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Outstanding communication and team management skills
Excellent references
A passion for sailing, the ocean, and working with kids

Step 4: Cruising learning lessons!
Youth Program
Written by Step 4 Assistant Leader, Ian Hay Today I regained my faith in adolescents’ possession of common sense. The day was intolerably muggy and boat assignments seemed dubious as I watched my students tack deep close reach to deep close reach up out of the Mystic. We had already narrowly escape...
Continue Reading...
Welcome back to Environmental Education at Courageous Sailing!
Green
By Emily Hart, 2014 Environmental Education Program Coordinator: I’m excited for my first summer at Courageous as the Environmental Education Program Coordinator. We’ve had a great first week! We have two initiatives this summer to encourage staff and students to take positive actions on environme...
Continue Reading...
Day 4 of the Challenge
Challenge
By Judith Krimski Ladies in da House! This intrepid reporter, AKA Master of the Obvious has noticed that WOAH! THE LADIES are dominating Corporate Challenge 2014. We racing sailors are all cognizant of the fact that sailing is a male dominated sport. I am reminded of this every time I go to a Lase...
Continue Reading...
June 16- Day 3 Recap
Challenge
Monday, June 16. By resident Challenge Blogger Judith Krimski.  Yes, there was more of that sailboat racing stuff on Boston Harbor. Winds veering from easterly sea breeze to SW. It never fails. Just another stellar night on Boston Harbor and my "happiness quotient" is a solid 9.99999. Every t...
Continue Reading...
Corporate Challenge - Night 1 - June 2nd
Challenge
Wind: South 8-10 knots with some higher gusts. Windward/leeward course was set from North to South. W4s were the call of the night. Fleet consisted of nineteen Rhodes 19s. We get all sorts of people who enjoy sailing at Courageous: kids in summer programs, families, young adults studying at local...
Continue Reading...

Find Us

Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129

 

 

Thank you to our donors

Distrigas Logo BNY Mellon State Street Logo
alphagraphics Triumph Modular Building americorps Parks and Rec premier capers catering peterson party center gordons wine and liquor Catering Name Tag