Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:41

BzzAgent

This is our 3rd year in the Challenge. We won our first year--and it has been downhill since then. We generally do a rotating crew of folks around the office. Most of our crew are new to racing. Watching them panic at close crossings is always a highlight. The skipper, Chip Terry, grew up sailing on the coast of Maine and sailed at Tufts and Oxford Universities. He lives in Winchester with two kids. Chip is also chairman of the Board for Courageous. If you have any questions about how Courageous serves over 1,000 Boston kids every summer and how events like the Challenge are integral to running a successful program please ask. We are always looking for individuals and corporations to join in supporting the program.
 
Skipper: Chip Terry
Crew: Bryan Baecker, Malcolm Faulds, and various others
 
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:37

State Street

At State Street, we partner with institutional investors all over the world to provide comprehensive financial services, including investment management, investment research and trading, and investment servicing. Whether you are an asset manager, asset owner, alternative asset manager, insurance company, pension fund or official institution, you can rely on us to be focused on your challenges. We are committed to doing what it takes to help you perform better — now and in the future. www.statestreet.com
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:35

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

We provide comprehensive market, industry, product and advisory expertise. Our unmatched scale and resources make it easier for you to do things like access capital, increase cash flow or expand geographically. Our industry specialists are experts in their fields, from energy, education and retail to real estate and health care. No matter your opportunity, there is a dedicated team with a solutions-driven approach to get the job done.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:33

Alphagraphics

AlphaGraphics is a global network of 260+ independently owned and operated business centers, united by a single purpose: to drive results for our clients. We believe in pushing boundaries to help you increase your reach. Together, we create solutions that are relevant and drive results. We do this because we are passionate about your success. Each person you contact, from the owners to the graphic designers and copywriters, work as a united team to increase your ROI. 
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:26

Mayflower Advisors

7th year of participation in the Challenge.
Phil is a Partner at Mayflower Advisors, a wealth management firm dedicated to helping clients achieve life goals with their money.  Tom is a Partner at Advent Healthcare Ventures  and Steve is Chief Digital Officer at McGraw-Hill Education. Phil grew up sailing Beetle Cats and Wianno Seniors on Bass River on Cape Cod and now sails a J28 out of Marion, MA. Steve grew up sailing Mirror Dinghies and Knockabouts out of Woods Hole Yacht Club  on the Cape and now sails at Bridges Point 24 out of Woods Hole.  Tom and his family tour Boston Harbor out of Constitution Marina on their Mako 23.  Phil, Tom and Steve met at Bowdoin College in Maine where they captained the sailing team from 1985-1987. www.mayfloweradvisors.com
Monday, 13 May 2013 14:29

Step Ahead Physical Therapy

Becky Wheatland grew up sailing on the coast of Maine.  She raced Lasers on Casco Bay and later taught youth sailing in Falmouth, Maine and Marblehead, MA.  Becky has been involved with Courageous Sailing for over 10 years first being an adult member and racer, later on becoming an Adult Instructor, and now is on the Courageous Sailing Board of Directors. Becky has co-chaired the Courageous Corporate Challenge for 2 years.  She is very dedicated to being a volunteer and donor for the Courageous Sailing mission!
As for work, Becky is a well seasoned Physical Therapist practicing in the Greater Boston area for almost 15 years.  Step Ahead Physical Therapy is a privately owned physical therapy practice dedicated to offering the highest standard of rehabilitative services for the community. Through our commitment to individualized service, a comprehensive treatment plan is created for each of our patients.  We provide One-On-One 45-60 minute treatment sessions with a focus on hands on care and corrective exercises resulting in the achievement of functional goals.  We take most insurances. Check us out at www.stepaheadpt.com
Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:14

Staff - Hugh Freund

Hugh Freund - Communications and Marketing
 
Hugh began sailing and racing on Casco Bay in Maine at the age of 8. Intent on sailing throughout college, he chose to attend Roger Williams University where coach Amanda Callahan helped him land a spot on the 2009 US Sailing Team Alphagraphics. Hugh came to Courageous in the spring of 2012 as a keelboat instructor, but stayed on over the winter to rebuild the organization's website and help unify the brand elements. This season you'll probably encounter Hugh on the business end of a plethora of camera lenses as he steps into his new role in communications and marketing. When he is not beating the social media drums at Courageous, Hugh will be training in a Sonar for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

 

Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:09

Staff - Jen Bodde

Jen Bodde - Acting Director of Adult Programs
 
Jen oversees all aspects of our Adult Program, with a particular focus on continuing to improve our curriculum and instruction. She has been teaching at Courageous since 2009 and is a longtime member of our Frostbiting racing fleet. Jen grew up sailing and racing Blue Jays, Lasers, and her father’s classic wooden boat in Long Island Sound, and managed a junior sailing program in New London, CT. She brings her experience as a classroom teacher and arts educator to her mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities to sailors at all levels. Instrumental in building the community of novice racers over the last few years, Jen is a firm believer in power of community sailing organizations to make sailing and racing accessible and welcoming to all.

 

Most of you already know and love Cha-Ling O’Connell, who has done amazing things as the Adult Program Director and, previously, Assistant Director. This season, Cha is joined by Jen Bodde and Hugh Freund.  Jen, who will be stepping into the Adult Program Director role, has been with Courageous for almost 5 years as an instructor, curriculum consultant, and Frostbiter. Hugh Freund joined Courageous as a core staff member and instructor last year and is the guru behind our new website; when he’s not off training and competing for a Paralympic berth in the Sonar fleet, he’ll be spearheading our communication and marketing efforts. Cha will continue to take the lead on membership and sales. With this dream team at the helm of the adult program, we’re confident that 2013 will be a terrific year.
 
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Though we’ll take sailboats over motorboats any day of the week, we couldn’t do what we do and keep our fleet safe without our fleet of 8 motorboats and the engines that power them.  Which is why we couldn’t be more excited to have received a $65,000 grant to replace all of our outboard engines.  Engines that start when you need them to, and don't stop at just the wrong moment…you can understand why this is great news.