The flagship of the Courageous cruising fleet, Watermark, is a Pearson 34. She represents a significant upgrade from our 30-footers in terms of interior space and headroom, while retaining the sailing characteristics of a smaller boat. Built for family or couples cruising, she has private V-berth forward, electric marine head, and a user-friendly galley with ample icebox for a multi-day cruise.
|Sail Area||550 ft2|
|Lead keel||4250 lbs.|
A capable cruiser and competitive racer, the C&C 35 III Mojito is the largest boat in our fleet. Mojito was built in 1984, and has been raced on Boston Harbor for the last few seasons. The C&C 35 III is known for her exceptional light air performance and pointing ability, within 40º of true wind. She is also a capable cruiser, with berths for up to 7.
|Sail Area||573 ft2|
|Lead keel||4500 lbs.|
The Tartan 30 is a well respected cruiser, known for its sturdy construction and general seaworthiness. With a skeg-hung rudder and overbuilt hull, these boats are capable of some serious offshore sailing, and are truly in their element when the wind picks up. There's room for everyone in the generous cockpit, and the tiller steering saves weight and complexity. The main cabin has ample headroom for most at 6' 1". Our example has been meticulously maintained, and features a recent diesel saildrive engine rather than the standard (and less reliable) Atomic 4.
|Waterline length||24' 3"|
|Sail Area||449 ft2|
|Lead keel||3600 lbs.|
BROOMSTICK is our primary training boat for Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising courses. Most weekends she will be out with a crew of 4 eager cruisers under the tutelage of one of our skilled cruising instructors. She is very well appointed above and below deck, making day and overnight sails quite comfortable. BROOMSTICK is a cruiser first, but she's been known to enter a few races in the Boston area.
|Overall length||28'0" (8.53m)|
|Waterline length||23'4" (7.11m)|
|Draft||5'6" (1.67 m)|
|Sail Area||411 ft2 (38.18m2)|
|Displacement||7500 lb (3402 kg)|
|Lead keel||3200 lb (1451 kg)|
|Engine||10 HP diesel|
|Fuel Tank||15 US gal.|
|Fresh Water Tank||25 US gal.|
Blue Note, our Canadian Seacraft (CS) 30, is a comfortable family boat with a notable turn of speed! As soon as you take the wheel, you’ll understand why she is the most popular 30 footer in our fleet. She races PHRF on Wednesday evenings during the summer, call our front desk to see if there is a position available to crew. The CS30 has an excellent reputation as a robustly built and tastefully finished cruiser better know in the Great Lakes than here in the New England.
|Sail Area||462 ft2|
|Lead keel||3440 lbs|
Courageous added MAINE COURSE to our fleet in 2011. The O'Day 240 is a wonderful day cruiser with a large and comfortable cockpit comparable to that of a much larger boat. She has a furling headsail and a high boom that is well above most heads. Her shallow draft makes her ideal for exploring areas where larger boats can't go. MAINE COURSE is a perfect boat for cruising around Boston Harbor for a few hours, heading to Spectacle for a picnic lunch, or an overnight at World's End.
|Overall length||24'6" (7.49m)|
|Waterline length||20'10" (6.35 m)|
|Beam||8'3" (2.51 m)|
|Draft||2'8" (0.81 m)|
|Sail Area||249 ft2 (23.13m2)|
|Displacement||3600 lb (1633 kg)|
|Lead keel||1200 lb (544 kg)|
|Engine||9.9 hp outboard|
The fastest boat in our fleet, the J/80 provides high performance excitement with a 700 square foot asymmetric spinnaker. Her 1400 lb lead keel provides excellent stability whether you're surfing down waves in the outer harbor, or out for an afternoon sail with family. Our J/80s allow members to participate in local PHRF racing, including the Wednesday evening series, with an instructor on board. The J/80 is the perfect boat for any sailor looking to take their skills to the next level!
|Masthead above DWL||37' 6"|
|100% Sail Area||338 ft2|
|Spinnaker area||700 ft2|
|Lead keel||1400 lbs|
|Engine||3.5 hp outboard|
Waterfront Operations and Receptions Coordinator
The Waterfront Operations & Reception Coordinator is one of the most important positions at Courageous Sailing. They are the front of the organization, serving as the first point of contact for the public, either personally or over the phone, and will be a primary resource for our students and members. They must be friendly, polite, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and operations of Courageous.
The Waterfront Coordinator controls access to directors and other staff, handles administrative tasks such as scheduling and data entry, manages the daily flow of people and boats through the program, monitors our radios, marine traffic, weather, and wind. They must be highly organized, have great people skills, and be able to multi-task in a sometimes hectic, fast-paced environment.
The Waterfront Coordinator position is a full time, seasonal position starting May 1st, with hours tapering off in October. Season ends October 31st. Candidates must be able to work weekends, and some days during the week.
Minimum qualifications include:
About Courageous Sailing
Courageous Sailing is a non-profit community sailing center committed to providing access to the sport of sailing through our sailing school and membership programs. Sailing is a tremendous platform for education, personal growth and leadership development, and we are dedicated to making the highest quality sailing education available to the entire Boston community regardless of socio-economic backround, ethnicity, or ability.
Our youth and adult programs promote a culture of responsibility, respect, and stewardship around sailing on Boston Harbor, and foster life-long learning opportunities for all members of our community. We rely on a team of passionate, hard-working individuals to provide top level instruction, attentive customer service, and, above all, a safe and welcoming environment.
Director of Adult Programs
Phone: 617-242-3821 ext. 17