• 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

General Category

At Courageous Sailing Center, youth experience sailing as a platform to develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and experience hands-on environmental science. Even our newest sailors enjoy the thrills of skippering a boat, going fishing off our docks, and making new friends, the first steps on their journey to becoming integral members of the Courageous Sailing community.  Our 5-Step Summer Sailing School curriculum provides a framework for learning and growing through increasing independence, responsibility, and achievement.
 
We invite you to explore our course selection below to find the right fit for you. Hope we see you on the water soon!
 
photo (c) Russ Bolt 2008

Beyond Sailing

The Courageous Youth Program does so much more than just teach sailing.  At Courageous, we aim to transform kids' lives through the sport of sailing.  Our instruction team works to foster a love of sailing, adventure and the outdoors.  They give students the values, skills and confidence that they will need to thrive in their communities and their lives.


Leadership Training

We teach students to empldy the values of our COURAGE curriculum, both on the water and off.  As they learn to sail, participate in team-building activities and discussions, and engage in community service projects around the harbor, our students cultivate essential life skills including those in communication, teamwork and leadership.

Environmental Education

Courageous collaborates with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and Sailor's for the Sea to teach our students an active respect for the waters on which they sail and the surrounding ecosystem,  Students learn about the many organisms and natural resources of Boston Harbor and, under the guidance of our instruction team, initiate beach clean-ups, water quality testing, and other activities to help protect some of our city's most precious environmental treasures.

Professional Development/Job Training
Our youth students often advance to become Courageous employees, gaining valuable experience that gives them a jump start on entering the working world. Through our innovative Instructor-in-Training (IIT) and Continuing Education programs, staff members hone not only their sailing and boat maintenance skills, but also their skills in teaching, leadership and professionalism. [more...]

Because, after all, that is why we are named Courageous Sailing...
Youth Program
By Alessia Hughes, Instructor in Training The definition of a good sailor and a bad sailor are quite clear to practically anyone. A good sailor can sail fast even if the wind is not strong. A bad sailor gets stuck trying to maneuver in heavy winds. A good sailor is strong, bold, and able to succeed...
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Conquering our fears together
Youth Program
By Kayla McLaughlin, SwimSailScience and Summer Learning Project Head Sailing Instructor   “Teachers of young children do one of the best things that there is to do in life: bring joy and beauty, mystery and mischievous delight into the hearts of little people in their years of greatest curio...
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Don’t eat the creatures!
Green
By Emily Hart This week we had our first group of Step 1 students in the sailing school. As the youngest learners, we hope to keep them coming back for years and it’s important to get them excited about Boston Harbor! We had a great discussion about the animals they see in the harbor and played a W...
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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...
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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...
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