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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
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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.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:05

Damage Waiver - Holiday Special

Damage Waiver - $50

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Members who purchase the optional damage waiver are released from financial responsibility for physical damage to Courageous boats in their care and custody, so long as it is not caused by the Member's negligence or intentional conduct, violation of the Courageous Sailing Agreement & General Release and Membership Terms & Conditions, failure to stay clear of other boats and obstacles, or running aground.  No waiver of damage liability shall be effective until the damage waiver payment is received.  Please note that the damage waiver does not waive financial responsibility for damage or injury to other boats, property or people, towing services, or lost equipment.  Please read our Sailing Agreement & General Release and Membership Terms & Conditions to fully understand our policies.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:02

One Day - Holiday Special

One Day Membership

Regular Price: $95 + a one-time $50 checkout fee

 

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Our One-Day membership option, similar to a boat rental, is perfect for experienced sailors who are looking for a little time on the water without a longer commitment. In order to take out one of our Rhodes 19s or J22s, we'll need to schedule a quick on-the-water checkout (including a crew overboard recovery drill and docking under sail) with one of our instructors, which you may do in advance or on the day you go sailing. A One-Day membership gives you access to Boston's inner harbor, and can last for a few hours or the whole day--it's up to you!

If you'd like to purchase a One-Day Membership, email frontdesk@courageoussailing.org to schedule your checkout and reserve a boat. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:00

One Month - Holiday Special

One Month Membership

Regular Price: $300

Holiday Special Through December 31: $255 - 15% OFF!

 

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One-Month memberships make sense if you’ll be away for much of the season, or aren’t sure you want to commit to a full membership. Choose any 30-day period and sail all you want!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:58

Weekday - Holiday Special

Weekday Membership

Regular Price: $395

Holiday Special Through December 31: $335 - 15% OFF!

 

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Our weekday memberships are terrific value! If you’ve got the freedom to sail during the week and take advantage of the late summer sunsets, a Weekday membership may be your best bet, and they are very easy on the budget.