This Saturday we hosted a Halloween-themed Open House at the JP boathouse for Summer Youth Program students, families, and staff.
It was a gorgeous day on the pond with bright sunshine, a strong breeze, and beautiful autumn colors. Many families joined us, decked out in the finest Halloween costumes, and sailed, rowed, painted pumpkins, ate too much candy, and celebrated the fall season with other Youth Program participants and staff.
Thank you to the JP boathouse staff, the excellent instructors who took us sailing, and to the families and young sailors who joined us!
From now until the Summer Youth Program officially begins in June, we will be hosting many events from career building skills for our Instructors in Training to family activities in communities around Boston to fundraising events to help us continue to offer great summer programming. Keep an eye out for our e-mails, Facebook and blog posts, Tweets advertising for more Open Houses and other Summer Youth Program events in the upcoming months.
On Wednesday, October 23, Courageous staff, members, and friends all gathered at Boston Sail Loft for a great Cocktails for Courageous event. Over 100 people attended and it was a heartwarming way to spend a blustery evening. As usual, we had great food donated by Boston Sail Loft and wonderful raffle prizes from Top of the Hub, Skywalk, Hoistaway Sailbags, and Tip Tap Room.
We want to truly thank everyone in the Boston sailing community who attended for your support, both financial and otherwise, and your camaraderie. Again, we want to thank Boston Sail Loft, Top of the Hub, Skywalk, Hoisaway Sailbags, and Tip Tap Room for your donations. From all of us here at Courageous, thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Sailing is not a pleasure that is typically afforded to kids that live in the city. I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to it through Courageous Sailing in more ways than one. First, my initial contact with sailing when I was 8 years old in their youth program, then yet again once I became a freshman at Boston Latin School, finding out that maybe I wanted to try doing it at a competitive level. There were rough patches (including my almost being asked to leave the team) initially, but by my junior year I knew that it was something I wanted to pursue seriously; so I did.