Step Program Lottery Registration





Important Dates
Lottery Registration Opens March 1
Lottery Registration Closes March 15
Confirmation Letters Mailed March 31


Registration for Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 & Step 4 in 2015 was lottery-based. There was NO advantage to submitting a registration form early. This is NOT a "first-come-first-served" system. More Rules and Restrictions


Confirmation letters regarding registration and waitlist status will be mailed and emailed to registrants no later than March 31, 2016. Please allow one week from that date (until April 7) for delivery prior to calling the office. Thank You!


Rules and Restrictions

    • All Courageous Sailing Youth Program students registering for classes in Step 1, 2, 3 or 4 MUST provide proof of their ability to swim at least 25 yards and tread water for 90 seconds. All students in Step 3 and above will be subjected to an on-site "swim check" by Courageous instructors. Download Swim Test Form. Note that the swim requirement does not apply to Swim Sail Science students.
    • Before registering for the lottery, please note the age and skill requirements for each Step.
    • All students entering the lottery for Jamaica Pond classes MUST prove their Boston residency per order of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Proof of residency requirements will be posted closer to the registration period.
    • Lottery registration forms must be submitted by Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The online form will not be available after March 15, 2016.
    • All lottery registration forms received will be processed in the following order of priority: (1) returning students, (2) siblings of returning students, and finally (3) new students who have no siblings in the program.
    • Waitlists are capped at 40. All students whose lottery registration forms have been processed will received confirmation fo their status of registered, waitlisted, or not registered.
    • Post-lottery: Once you receive a letter of confirmation, you may make changes, additions or cancellations via telephone, subject to availability. Please email or call the office 617-242-3821 as soon as possible if you must cancel your class. Be advised that "no-shows" will not be admitted but will instead be automatically waitlisted should they choose to apply for the 2017 program.
    • We expect long waitlists due to the high demand for our programs and very limited number of spots. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
    • Class Assignment Policy: In order to provide the best and safest experience possible for each young sailor, Courageous Sailing reserves the right to update class preferences based on that student's previous experience and recommendations from their previous year's instructor.