• 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

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Top 5 Reasons To Attend The
2009 Make-A-Mark Celebration

Tuesday, July 14th, 6 pm - 10 pm
Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard
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please click here for tickets)


Number 5 ...

One of the Best Parties on the
Boston Waterfront All Summer!

Join Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Ron O'Hanley (BNY Mellon) under the Boston waterfront skyline while you enjoy great company, entertainment, views, a youth regatta and more!  Most important of all, proceeds from the event go to support Courageous Sailing Center's non-profit mission to provide Boston area kids with a positive and healthy summer experience - FREE OF CHARGE for kids!

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Number 4 ...

Great Food Sponsored
by Gourmet Caterers!

If you haven't been to a Gourmet Caterers catered event, you haven't lived! Gourmet Caterers distinguish themselves through creative cuisine, extraordinary service and exquisite presentation.  Make-A-Mark is a great way to enjoy the exceptional experience made possible by Gourmet Caterers.

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Number 3 ...

Amazing Auction Items like, ...

Stars for a Day! You and a friend will enjoy a day of celebrity fun on the set of New England native, Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie. This once in a lifetime experience provides a lucky bidder with two walk on roles on the set of this funny man’s latest comedy, being filmed right here in Boston. The day doesn’t end there. From the movie set you will be picked up by your very own personal driver and whisked off to enjoy dinner and drinks after an exciting days work.  Finish the experience with an overnight stay at one of Boston's premier hotels!

Tickets to Bruce Springsteen - Enjoy 2 two of the most amazing seats at the Tweeter Center (in Don Law's very own luxury box!) to see Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springstein and the E Street Band in concert on August 23rd!  Famous for their marathon concerts, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have fans on their feet and smiling as they play classics from throughout their thirty-five year partnership including "Thunder Road" and "Born in the U.S.A.."

4 Amazing Tickets to Watch the Boston Red Sox - Just five rows off the field between 3rd base and home plate, these four tickets are some of the best at Fenway! Includes passes to the State Street Pavilion!  Help root the Red Sox to another World Series Championship!

Flagship Adventures Rib Treasure Hunt - Two teams, of up to six members, will be issued a licensed Captain, an immaculate RIB, and all of the resources they will need to successfully complete their mission. Clues guide them amongst the beautiful bays, inlets and islands of Boston Harbor while team members have an opportunity to lead their team in creative and challenging tasks.

$500 Shopping Spree at Rue La La - An exclusive, invitation-only online destination. A place where members delight in discovering private sale Boutiques that open daily with a rush and promptly close 2 days later. A collection of premier brands that is well-edited, ever changing, and highly desirable. And an experience that is nothing short of thrilling.

Much more such as ... race on perennial Flip Flop winner "Freighttrain" ... race on "Privateer", Cookson 50 - a turbocharged version of a production canting-keel design ... private tour of Sam Adams Brewery for 50 people (tastings included!) ... enjoy a wine tasting or your own bottle of Chateau Lafitte ... and so much more!

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Number 2 ...

Great Music by
The Chad Hollister Band!

The Chad Hollister Band sounds like no other rock band you have heard. The music is a blend of Chad's unique melodies, grooves, lyrics, and beats. The music could be described like any of the great names the band has opened for or performed with such as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Blues Traveler, Phish, Paul Simon, the list goes on.. Chad’s music has also been compared to Lenny Kravitz, Dave Matthews, David Gray ... you'll have to check it out and decide for yourself!

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Number 1 ...

Huge Smiles on Tens of Thousands of
Courageous Kids
(over 1,000 this year alone!)

Your participation at Make-A-Mark supports our largest fundraiser of the year.  Because many of our major costs are donated, the vast majority of tickets sales go directly to the bottom line to help us take more kids off the streets and put them on the water.

Thank you for your support!

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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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