Basic Keelboat Part 1
The Regatta celebrates the life and vision of Boston's Richard B. Ross, a Dorchester native who believed in the transformative power of education. Before Richard tragically lost his life in the attacks of September 11th, 2001, he was a passionate sailor who took great pleasure in passing on his love of sailing to others. One of the ways his family continues to honor him is by providing generous support to Courageous in his name.
On a day when a slow moving low weather front left New England regattas becalmed and fogbound, Boston Harbor served up enough good breeze to keep 17 collegiate teams moving in Rhodes 19's for five great races. Afterward, teams gathered on Pier 4 for a barbecue. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to the Ross family for their generous support of the regatta and Courageous Sailing. Thanks, too, to all sailors for participating; Ken Legler for being a great booster of this event, and Russ Bolt for taking so many great pictures! And congratulations to teams from Williams, Roger Williams and Northeastern for taking the top spots!
1st place/11pts, Williams College - Joshua Revkin & Isaac Loh
2nd/11pts, Roger Williams - Tucker Blagden & Andrew Vachon
3rd/15pts, Northeastern - Mike O'Brien & Carolyn Mason
The names of the participants on the winning boat will have their names inscribed onto the Richard B. Ross Memorial Trophy, which hangs in the Courageous Sailing Boathouse for perpetuity.
All funds raised by the College Bowl go directly to benefit Courageous's FREE youth programs.
The generosity and commitment of our community enable us to offer one of the best youth sailing programs in the country, completely NEED-BLIND to all of our students. Our events engage the community with our programs to provide a source of support and an incredible time!
Each of the events listed below provide much needed revenue for our free youth sailing programs. Click on each event to gain more detailed information.
Courageous' first volunteer was Harry McDonough who summoned a small group of volunteers to get the resources and support necessary to create Courageous Sailing Center in 1987. Today, volunteers can help with a variety of tasks at Courageous, especially in preparation for the busy summer season. Courageous schedules "Work Parties" where volunteer work crews help Courageous prepare boats for the season, spruce up the boathouse, etc. Volunteers also contribute to our "Guest Coach" program and not only coach our racing program for a day but also talk about how sailing made a difference in their lives and careers.
Corporate Service Days
Courageous also hosts Corporate Work Days. Many local companies have donated their employees' time to complete important projects for Courageous. Companies have found this to be a fabulous teambuilding activity and a way to connect to the local community.
Adopt A Boat
New for 2009, volunteers may "adopt a boat" at Courageous. Adopted boats will carry signs noting that the boat has been adopted by the volunteer and thanking them for helping to keep it clean, safe, fully equipped and functioning properly. Volunteers will ocassionally check on the boat, clean or make minor repairs as needed and report issues to the fleet manager. The following boats have been adopted for the 2009 season (more boats are available for adoption - please email John for more information!):
|Name (Thank you!)||Boat|
|Ed Marcus||J/22 (Endorphin)|
|Paul Weisman & Michele Simos||Ranger 23 (Midnight Special)|
|Jess Gormley & Marc Anthony||Rhodes 19 No. 16|
|Becky Wheatland||Rhodes 19 No. 2|
|Katy Capo & Bryan Lee||TBD|
|Camerine MacBeill & Mark Racine||J/22 No. 31|
|James Parmentier||Rhodes 19 No. 26 (Black Topsides)|
|Your Name Here||Many More Available!|
Every year, Courageous Sailing gives over 1,000 Boston youth the opportunity to enjoy a responsible and confident future through the discoery of sailing, right in their own backyard. With programs in Jamaica Plain and Charlestown, Boston's diverse youth are able to learn invaluable leadership, communication, and teamwork skills through sailing. The strong connection to the harbor and the pond creates important bonds with nature. None of this could be possible without you - our friends, family, supporters, and members.
Donate by mail
One First Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129
|All contributions are tax deductible to the extent the law permits|
The day begins with a two-hour lesson so everyone can learn to sail and work together. After an onshore break for lunch, participants go back out on the water for several brief, fun races.
The Leisurely Sail: This is the most casual type of outing. Participants can spend the day learning to sail, or tour points of interest in Boston Harbor.
The “College-style” Team Racing Event: This event is great for larger groups, as it allows several divisions to compete at alternating times. Each team has teammates on the water throughout the day, giving everyone a chance to win.
Catering: We work regularly with food and beverage catering companies and would be happy to recommend one that is familiar with our facility and never fails to provide outstanding service.
Corporate Events are a vital source of general operating funds for Courageous Sailing making it possible to open the sport of sailing to thousands of Boston area kids and programs.
From Corporate Events with breathtaking views of the city of Boston to Team Building activities guided by our expert instructors, we can help you put together a unique Corporate Event based on your needs and budget.
For more information call 617-242-3821 x11 or