Saturday, 14 November 2015 16:51

Holiday Membership Home

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It’s time to go sailing!

A Courageous membership means that you can take one of our boats out for a sail on Boston Harbor whenever you’d like*.

Courageous offers a variety of memberships to fit all schedules, skill levels, and boat preferences -- check out the different options, and see which one works best for you.  Membership also includes much more: barbeques, racing, fireworks-watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses and Gill apparel. Private lessons are always 50% off for members, and courses are discounted 10%.  Members are welcome to take guests sailing for no extra charge.  As a Courageous member, you’ll be a part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you’ll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids.


* Members must pass an on-the-water checkout and written test in order to sail a Courageous boat without an instructor; please see our Flag Ratings section for more information. An on-the-water checkout is required for each type of boat sailed; typically, as boat size increases, so does Courageous's expectation for seamanship and skill level.  Our sailing area extends out around the Harbor Islands for qualified members. Courageous is open noon - sunset on weekdays and 10 - sunset on weekends and holidays, May 1 through October 31. Boat availability is usually plentiful (with the exception of before 3:30 on weekdays during our 6-week summer Youth Program), but is not guaranteed.

Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:53

Course + Membership Combos

Course + Membership Combos

Courageous offers a number of discounted membership and lesson combinations to encourage those who know they want to jump right in! Learn (or review) the basics with a course, and then put your new skills to good use with a one-month or one-year membership. For many, the Basic Keelboat Complete plus Full Membership combo is the perfect way to get started.

For combinations purchased during the sailing season (May 1 - October 31), your membership will begin when you finish your course, and run for either one calendar year or one month from the date you activate, depending on the membership you choose. Memberships expire October 31 if the combination is purchased before May 1.

Check out the appropriate course and Core Memberships sections for more information.

Basic Keelboat Complete + Rhodes 19 Full Membership

 
This combo deal, designed to make your first year of sailing affordable, is the perfect way to get started.  Learn the basics with our popular 24-hour course and sail all season long!
 
 

$995  Save $395!

 

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Courses can be scheduled beginning in January. Please retain your PayPal email confirmation to schedule your course.  

 

Basic Keelboat Part 2 + Rhodes 19 Full Membership

 
For those with previous sailing experience, Basic Keelboat Part 2 is a chance to review the basics and build the skills you need to sail as a Courageous member all season long. 
 

$795  Save $275!

 

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Basic Keelboat Complete + Rhodes 19 One-Month Membership

 
Learn the basics with our popular 24-hour course and follow it up with one month of sailing on Boston Harbor! 
 
 

$775  Save $170!

 

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Basic Keelboat Part 2 + Rhodes 19 One-Month Membership

 
For those with previous sailing experience, Basic Keelboat Part 2 is a chance to review the basics and build the skills you need to enjoy one month of sailing as a Courageous member.  
 
 

$475  Save $170!

 

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Courses can be scheduled beginning in January. Please retain your PayPal email confirmation to schedule your course.  

 

 

Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:18

Cruising Fleet

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Cruising Fleet

For some of us, it's all about the big boats, backup engines, and thoughts of sailing around the world. Our cruising fleet won't take you quite that far, but it will take you around Boston Harbor and then some. Whether you want to invite friends and family for trips around the Harbor Islands, anchor for a picnic lunch, spend a night moored or at anchor under the stars, or practice your big boat skills in preparation for a bareboat trip in the Caribbean, we've got a convenient cruising membership option for you.

Our cruising grounds are generally contained to Boston Harbor. Typically members spend the night moored off the Harbor Islands or dockside in Hull.  We carefully limit our available cruising memberships to just six members per boat to ensure that everyone has plenty of access.  Cruising members may take overnight trips for up to 3 days / 2 nights.  We limit all members to two standing reservations at any one time to ensure fair and equal access.

All cruising members will need to have a check-out and orientation for each boat they will be sailing; please see our Flag Ratings section, especially "Green Flag for Cruising Members," for more information.

Cruising Fleet 30/34

(Includes access to Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets)

The Courageous cruising fleet is growing and improving every year, with boats ranging from 24 to 34 feet. Currently on our dock are an O'Day 240, a Tartan 27 yawl, an Ericson 28, a CS 30, and a Pearson 34; we're likely to add to the fleet by the 2016 season. We offer two classes of memberships. Cruising 30 members may take the 24-30 footers for day trips and overnights; Cruising 34 membership includes the Pearson 34 as well.

 

If you're new to the Courageous cruising fleet or looking to bump up to a higher membership level than you've previously had, please contact us before purchasing online.  Priority is given to returning cruising members at each level.

 

Select a Cruising Membership

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Cruising memberships are only available as Full memberships, and include guest privileges, coverage for damage due to normal wear and tear,* and access to the Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets (after passing on-the-water checkouts).  Of course, cruising members also get to enjoy all the Courageous membership perks: barbecues, racing, fireworks-watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses, private lessons (50% off!), and Gill apparel.  As a Courageous member, you'll be part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you'll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids. 

*Members are financially responsible for damage caused by negligence or poor judgement.  

 

Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:05

Performance Fleet

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Performance Fleet

We are so excited to now offer access to two 26’ J/80s in excellent condition. Featuring comfortable open cockpits, roller furling jibs, asymmetrical spinnakers, and light displacement planing hulls, these boats are easy to operate and built to move. And they're equally good for a comfortable daysail around the harbor islands as for a race around the buoys. 

All Performance fleet members must have a Courageous Green Flag rating and pass a rigorous on-the-water J/80 checkout; please see our Flag Ratings section, especially "Green Flag for Cruising Members," for more information.  Unless you have extensive sportboat and asym. spinnaker experience, plan on taking Basic Sportboat to qualify for membership, and Advanced Sportboat for your spinnaker endorsement.  

J/80 Fleet

(Includes access to Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets)

 

 

Purchase a J/80 Membership

$1,500

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Performance memberships are only available as Full memberships, and include guest privileges, coverage for damage due to normal wear and tear,* and access to the Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets (after passing on-the-water checkouts).  Of course, cruising members also get to enjoy all the Courageous membership perks: barbecues, racing, fireworks-watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses, private lessons (50% off!), and Gill apparel.  As a Courageous member, you'll be part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you'll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids. 

Please note that our J/80s will be participating in the Constitution Yacht Club’s Wednesday night PHRF racing series and occasional weekend regattas with a Courageous instructor aboard.  Racing access is available to all Courageous members and youth program students.  Though space is limited, J/80 members have priority access and can participate at no extra charge. Typically, J/80s will not be available to race in outside regattas without a Courageous staff member present.

We are looking to add more J/80s to the fleet, and expect our membership options and access to racing opportunities to evolve as we add more capacity.

*Members are financially responsible for damage caused by negligence or poor judgement.

 

Thursday, 12 November 2015 20:42

Core Fleets

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Core Fleets

Courageous memberships make it very easy to get started and to step up to the next level when the time comes.  We offer a flexible range of options for our core 19’ to 24’ keelboat fleets (Rhodes 19s, J/22s and J/24s) to suit your sailing plans, your schedule and your budget.

All memberships include barbeques, racing, fireworks-watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses and Gill apparel.  Private lessons are always 50% off for members, and courses are discounted 10%.  Members are welcome to take guests sailing for no extra charge, or singlehand after passing a singlehanded checkout.  As a Courageous member, you’ll be a part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you’ll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids.

Members must pass an on-the-water checkout and written test in order to sail a Courageous boat without an instructor; please see our Flag Ratings section for more information.  An on-the-water checkout is required for each type of boat sailed; typically, as boat size increases, so does Courageous's expectation for seamanship and skill level.  Our sailing area extends out around the Harbor Islands for qualified members.  Courageous is open noon-sunset on weekdays and 10-sunset on weekends and holidays, May 1 through October 31. Boat availability is usually plentiful (with the exception of before 3:30 on weekdays during 6 weeks of our summer Youth Program), but it is not guaranteed.  

Rhodes 19 Fleet

Holiday Special Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: 15% - 20% OFF!
 
The backbone of our fleet, Courageous Sailing fields a remarkable 27 Rhodes 19s. Stable and easy to handle, they offer a fun, comfortable sailing experience for sailors of all calibers, from novices to seasoned one-design racers.
 
The Full Rhodes 19 membership is our most popular option, offering 7 day/week access all season long. Family, weekend, weekday, one-month and even one-day option are also available. Not a sailor yet? No problem! Check out our Course and Membership Combos.  
 
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J/22 Fleet

Holiday Special Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: 10% - 15% OFF!
 
There comes a time when you want to sail in a higher gear. The J/22 is a fast and highly responsive keelboat, built for speed and performance. It features a symmetrical spinnaker and more refined sail controls.
 
All J/22 memberships include access to the Rhodes 19 fleet as well and are available in a variety of options to fit every schedule.
 
 

Select a J/22 Membership

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J/24 Fleet

Holiday Special Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: 10% OFF!
 
The J/24 is the world's most popular one-design keelboat, combining a comfortable family sailing experience with a racing edge.  With a symmetrical spinnaker, a larger cabin, and an outboard engine, our J/24s will equip you to set your sights further and explore more of Boston Harbor and the Islands.  
 
Due to limited availability, only Full memberships are available for our J/24s. J/24 membership includes access to the J/22s and Rhodes 19s as well. 
 
 

Select a J/24 Membership

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2016 Core Fleet Membership Information

Courageous offers a variety of membership types to fit your needs. For the Rhodes 19 and J/22 fleets, the following types of memberships are available.  All include the right to take guests sailing for no extra cost and coverage of damage caused by normal wear and tear.* Year-long memberships (Full, Family, Weekend, and Weekday) run from May 1 through October 31.

Full - 7 days/week access for one individual with all the perks.

Family - Like 3 individual Full memberships rolled into one!  A Family membership allows up to 3 adult members of your family to earn flag ratings and take out a boat, with or without the other skippers aboard.  

Weekend - Unlimited access Saturdays and Sundays.

Weeday - A great deal if you're busy on weekends or just want to sail after work.

One Month - Choose any 30-day period and sail all you want. 

One Day - Similar to a sailboat rental, a One Day membership allows you to take out a boat in the inner harbor for a few hours or an entire day--it's up to you.  One Day members must pass an on-the-water checkout; there is a one-time checkout fee of $30 for Rhodes 19s and J/22s (free if it takes 30 minutes or less), or $50 for J/24s. 

* Members are financially responsibile for damage caused by negligence or poor judgment.

2016 Core Fleet Membership Prices

Note: 2016 prices have stayed level, but upgrades are now included.  We have done away with the $50 guest pass and $50 damage waiver and built them into the price of all memberships through an increase of just $50 – passing along a small savings for all members who used to purchase both.

  Rhodes 19 Membership J/22 Membership J/24 Membership
 Fleet Access   R19 R19 & J/22 R19, J/22 & J/24
Full $745 $895 $1,100
Family (up to 3 Skippers) $875 $1,025 -
Weekend $595 $695 -
Weekday $395 $495 -
One-Month $300 $400 -
One Day weekday/weekend $65/ $95 $95/ $145 $135/$175
Thursday, 11 December 2014 20:27

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“… me literally become a sailor.”

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“… focus and control.”

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“… have responsibility.”

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:08

J/22 Upgrade - Holiday Special

J/22 Upgrade - $100

 

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The J/22 Upgrade gives you access to our fleet of nine J/22s, in addition to the Rhodes 19s, for just $100 more. While we all love the Rhodes 19, there comes a time when you want to sail in a higher gear. The J/22 is a fast and highly responsive keelboat, built for speed and performance.  You must pass an on-the-water J/22 checkout in order to sail them.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:07

Guest Pass - Holiday Special

Guest Pass - $50

 

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When combined with a membership, a guest pass allows you to take as many guests sailing with you as many times as you’d like for a one-time fee of $50/season. Generally, a Rhodes-19 or J/22 can fit one skipper and 3-4 guests safely at one time.