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Sunday, 01 February 2009 21:23

Commitment to Safety

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Commitment to Safety

At Courageous we place tremendous importance on safety. We are constantly taking measures to impress upon our students that a safe sailor is a good sailor. Below is a partial listing of our safety regulations, rigorous guidelines that have given Courageous one of the best safety records on Boston Harbor.

  1. Life jackets must be worn at all times while on the dock. No student is allowed throug the dock gate without a life jacket.
  2. Most of our instructors are US Sailing Instructor Certified and all have attended Courageous training programs.
  3. A head instructor is always on duty to supervise operations.
  4. A safety launch accompanies all classes with at least one launch on stand-by at the Courageous pier.
  5. Our student-to-instructor ratio is 3:1 — one of the best in the industry.
  6. All launches are equipped with VHF radios for fast communication with each other, the boathouse, and if necessary the Boston Harbor Police and US Coast Guard.
  7. Courageous has a conservative foul weather policy. Boats are recalled or kept at the dock in bad weather and forecasts are monitored constantly.
  8. All students in the program must be able to swim at least 25 yards and tread water for 90 seconds.

 

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 11:53

Charlestown Hours & Availability

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Hours of Operation - May 1st, 2013 to October 31st, 2013

Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays:  10:00 A.M. - sunset
Monday through Friday: 12:00 P.M. - 
sunset

Courageous may suspend operations or close early due to a weather event. Check our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Availability: Boats are usually available anytime you feel like sailing. But there are some limitations, as well as some times when it’s good to make a reservation in advance. On weekends during the season, it’s usually best to call ahead, especially for a J/22. Also, on weekdays during July and August, our youth program uses a majority of the Rhodes 19 fleet before 3:30pm. Even so, with a reservation, we can usually secure you a boat anytime after 12pm during these months.


Members may reserve a boat online through our Boat Booking System - You may also call us at 617-242-3821 to check availability and reserve a boat.

Thursday, 08 January 2009 10:54

Member Benefits & Events

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Racing in our J/22 fleetMember Benefits & Events

 
 
Your membership at Courageous provides much more than simply the freedom to sail on Boston Harbor and the surrounding waters whenever you like during the regular season.  Members also enjoy affordable sailing clinics, member barbecues and parties, regattas, night sails, discounted full courses, deals on sailing gear, and much more.

 
 


Camping Trips
Camping trips are back in 2012!  Check back soon for dates and contact us to sign-up early.

From May through September, we race each night, Monday through Thursday.  For 2012, Mondays mean J/22 team racing, with a rotating schedule of fleet, team and match racing.  Tuesdays are our night for Advanced Rhodes 19 fleet racing, Wednesdays our J/22 skippers can try their luck against the big boats in PHRF racing, and Thursdays are our open Rhodes 19 fleet racing series, complete with chalk-talks, on the water coaching and post-race debriefs.  When the days get shorter in the fall, we'll switch from Thursday evenings to Saturday afternoons for our R-19 racing.
 
Feeling rusty?  Stop in on alternate Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:30am - 1:30pm for three hours of group instruction (for just $25).

Barbecues!
A great Courageous tradition. This season, every Thursday, after racing.  Or on other days, the grill is available to members, so help yourself and have a picnic on Pier 4!

 
 
Member Parties!
Every month. The views from Pier 4 make it a great place to spend an evening.  These are a great way to meet your fellow members, and make new friends to go sailing with.
 
New Sailor Nights
Every two weeks. Come down, meet other members, share what you know. Let's keep the community in community sailing!

 
 
 
New Racer Nights
Every two weeks. Come down, get paired up with experienced racers and find out what all the fuss is about on the race course.

 
 
 
 
Harbor Island Tows
Twice monthly, we cut out the commute for Harbor Island-bound members with Saturday morning tows.  Whether sailing alone or as a flotilla, we'll get you past the airport fast so you have more time to explore.  Skippers must be approved by Dave or Cha. 

 
 
 
 
Moonlight Sails
A full moon means night sailing! Meet at Courageous for a cook out on the pier, rig your running lights, and set off for a breathtaking sail under the skyline of Boston.  Boats are restricted to the inner harbor.
 
 
 
 
 
Discounts on Courses
Our courses are the best deal around. For 2011 we are offering a full selection of the courses you have been wanting and asking for, taught by the highest quality, US Sailing certified instructors. No matter where you are in your sailing career, there's always more to learn. Do yourself a favor this year and sign up early. Members get an extra 10% off our already great prices.
 
Great Deals on Sailing Gear
Check out our store, and don't hesitate to contact us directly to learn more!  Email lindsey@courageoussailing.org or call us at 617.242.3821.