Individual donations are a crucial part of funding our need-blind youth programs. Volunteer projects, corporate sponsorships, adult memberships and courses, Pier 4 rentals and special events are all great ways to get involved and support Courageous Sailing's mission, too.
We are eager to have you join the Courageous community, so please contact us with any questions. Thanks for stopping by!
The generosity of individual donors like you are a crucial part of funding youth program operations and scholarships for Boston youth in need. Thank you for being an active part of the Courageous community!
We look forward to seeing you in 2012! In the meantime, if you have any questions about our youth programs, special events, courses or memberships, don't hesitate to contact Dave or Kate by email or by giving us a call in the office at 617-242-3821.
The Ally Foundation - Every August they bring us the Flip Flop Regatta, the highlight of our summer sailing calendar. The rest of the year they develop research-practices and legislation aimed at reducing the incidence of violent and sexual crime.
Camp Harborview Foundation - Our newest partner-site, on Long Island, dedicated to serving some of Boston's most at-risk youth.
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay - THE advocates for Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, dedicated to waterfront restoration, protection and public-access.
Sailors for the Sea - Educating and empowering the boating community to protect and restore our oceans.
PIB - Professional Italians in Boston - Not a sailing organization, but great fans of sailing, huge supporters of Courageous, and the ones to thank for introducing Courageous Sailing to Mascalzone Latino. When PIB is not sailing, they are busy organizing events that feature an impressive roster of speakers.
Sailing Anarchy - The standard-bearers of sailing world irreverence.
Sailing Scuttlebutt - The other daily standard in online sailing world news.
Sailgroove - We can't say enough good things about Sailgroove and it's founder, BU-grad Chris Love. Great video coverage of events big and small, and THE place to go for college sailing fans.
Print Mags, online
Weather Underground Conditions and Forecast at Logan - Nice, simple presentation of both current conditions and forecast
NOAA Current Conditions at Logan Airport - For the purists, just the facts from NOAA - Current Temp, Wind and Pressure
NOAA Coastal Marine Forecast - All NOAA's marine forecasts for Southern New England...be prepared to scroll.
Sailflow - Our not-too-secret vice, we honestly can't live without it. Not free, though. But want to know in a glance what it's blowing, where? Want breeze-focused forecast discussions written for sailors? One word: Sailflow.
IWindsurf - Good, free wind forecast tables from the Sailflow people.
AccuWeather - General weather site, easy on the eyes, not too light on content
Community Boating, Inc. - No one has done community sailing so long and so well as CBI!
Pier Park Sailing Center - Our good friends over in Eastie. Home of Olympic Gold-Medalist Maureen Tucker and her award-winning adaptive sailing programs.
Sail Newport - We love Sail Newport! If only Newport were little closer...
US Sailing - Just the US national governing body of sailing. No biggie. Their tagline says it all, "Sailing, organized." These guys provide the support that makes so much happen, for those just learning to sail, for the US Olympic Team and everything in between, including sailing schools and community sailing centers like Courageous!
Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino - Our new and amazing sister-school in Naples, Italy, dedicated to serving that city's most at-risk youth. From Vincenzo Onorato and all the great people behind the Italian America's Cup team Mascalzone Latino. Bravo, ragazzi!
On February 17th, Courageous Sailing had the distinct honor of welcoming to Boston the new America's Cup Challenger of Record, Vincenzo Onorato, founder and head of the Italian AC team, Mascalzone Latino.
Mr. Onorato came to Boston as the guest of Professionisti Italiani di Boston (PIB), a group of professional Italians living in Boston, to spread awareness and raise support for his new sailing school in Naples, Italy, the Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino. Like Courageous Sailing, the mission of Scuola Vela is to provide opportunities, through sailing, to kids at risk. The need for and potential of such a program is particularly urgent in Naples, where in some areas of the city the poverty rate is among the worst in Europe. (Naples is also, of course, one of Italy's most beautiful and important cities.) And Mr. Onorato could not have been a more compelling and passionate advocate for providing hope and opportunity to children raised in poverty. In a crowd full of sailors eager to hear about the next America's Cup, everyone wanted to hear more about the kids, the school and how they could help.
The timing for this visit was incredible, as the America's Cup had just finished days before in Valencia, Spain, and Mr. Onorato - as news spread that Mascalzone Latino was to be the America's Cup Challenger of Record - found himself at the center of the sailing world's attention. Everyone wanted to know where, when and in what boats the next America's Cup would be held, and though there are no answers to these questions just yet, it didn't stop people from trying.
PIB had the vision several months ago to propose a partnership between Courageous Sailing and the Mascalzone Scuola Vela, recognizing the compatibility of our missions and potential for great collaborations. This came to fruition on the 17th when Mr. Onorato and his team toured the Courageous site and met with the Courageous team over lunch. It quickly became clear that Courageous and Mascalzone had much to learn from one another and much to gain from a collaboration. And that evening, during his talk, Mr. Onorato invited Miguel up to microphone with him to announce our new relationship. Mr. Onorato announced the exciting first steps: an student exchange, bringing some of their kids to Boston, and some of ours to Naples; flying the Courageous flag on the Mascalzone boats (and theirs on ours), and inviting Courageous kids into the ML America's Cup team base.
In Vincenzo's words: "When you are sailing it's necessary to trust one another and work together constructively, or else you don't succeed; the same can be said about life...what we have created is not only a school of sailing, but of life as well." We couldn't agree more, and are looking forward to working closely together with Mr. Onorato and his team in the months and years to come.
Thank you, Professionisti Italiani di Boston (PIB) for bringing together Courageous Sailing and Mascalzone Latin, and for hosting a fantastic event! We are thrilled to be welcoming PIB into the Courageous community in 2010 and working together on future collaborations.
Join us in welcoming Vincenzo Onorato to Boston! Meet over cocktails and hear his talk on Mascalzone Latino, the America's Cup and youth sailing! Thank you to PIB for making this event possible!
There is only room for a limited number of Courageous guests, so RSVP asap!
Courageous Sailing and Italian Professionals in Boston (PIB) invite you to meet Vincenzo Onorato, patron of the famous Mascalzone Latino sailing team! Vincenzo will talk about leading an America's Cup team (which continues to compete on the international Farr 40 and Melges 32 circuits) and his exciting new project: The Mascalzone Latino School of Sailing, a very Courageous-like sailing school in Naples, Italy, that takes kids off the streets of Naples and teaches them not only to sail, but also fix boats, repair engines and more. In Vincenzo's words: "When you are sailing it's necessary to trust one another and work together constructively, or else you don't succeed; the same can be said about life...what we have created is not only a school of sailing, but of life as well." We couldn't agree more.
Vincenzo is visiting Boston just for this event, to raise awareness for the Mascalzone Latino sailing school AND to explore a possible collaboration with Courageous, so please attend if you can to show your support! It's a great opportunity to hear about sailing at the highest levels, and another reminder about how supporting youth sailing is not only the future of the sport, but a powerful way to change kids lives for the better.
Courageous Sailing thanks PIB for making this event possible, and welcomes PIB to the Courageous community!
When: Wednesday, February 17 at 7pm
What: Vincenzo will speak about his experience winning 6 world sailing cups, leading an America's Cup team, and launching a non-profit organization to train kids in marine-related sports and trades.
Adult Program memberships and courses at Courageous are a crucial part of funding our youth program, while supporting our adult program's mission of affordable, accessible sailing. At Courageous, supporting a good cause does not come at the expense of quality: we offer some of the best courses, best instructors, and best value in sailing on Boston Harbor, hands down.
We are eager to have you join the Courageous community, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to change your mind!