On a recent 83-degree Sunday afternoon, Cooper, the 45-year-old director of a Natick homeless shelter, and Venegas, a 50-year-old software developer for Boston University, don lifejackets, board a fiberglass-hulled sailboat and venture into Boston Harbor with an instructor from Courageous Sailing Center. Read more
Check out the high school sailing teams featured in the Jamaica Pond Patch after the break. Read more
Boston Ocean Racing, a high-performance ocean racing team, announced plans to compete in the 32nd Annual St. Martin Heineken Regatta. Boston Ocean Racing intends to build on their successful 2nd place finish in the 2010 event, and in doing so, boost their fundraising efforts on behalf of their designated charity, Courageous Sailing of Boston. View the Press Release
Courageous made the list (twice!) for best place to pick up a boat for the day and casually relax on the Boston waterfront.
At the Boston nonprofit Courageous Sailing, urban kids spend their days learning in a classroom on the sea. For more than two decades, the organization has strived to turn a historically elite, white sport into an activity that transcends both race and class. Planet Harmony’s Amie Ninh reports.