Tuesday, 01 December 2009 13:44

Thank you for your purchase!

Thank you for your purchase!

 

Adult Program memberships and courses at Courageous are a crucial part of funding scholarships in our entirely need-blind youth programs, while supporting our adult program's mission of affordable, accessible, high-quality sailing.  Thank you for being part of the Courageous community!

If you have purchased a membership or course as a gift for someone else, please let us know who the gift is intended for so that we can serve them as best we can!  If you have purchased a family membership, please let us know who the other skippers are under the membership.

We look forward to seeing you on the water in 2012!  If you have any questions about courses or memberships in the meantime, don't hesitate to contact Dave or Cha by email or by giving us a call in the office at 617-242-3821.

 

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 11:53

Charlestown Hours & Availability

Hours of Operation - May 1st, 2013 to October 31st, 2013

Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays:  10:00 A.M. - sunset
Monday through Friday: 12:00 P.M. - 
sunset

Courageous may suspend operations or close early due to a weather event. Check our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Availability: Boats are usually available anytime you feel like sailing. But there are some limitations, as well as some times when it’s good to make a reservation in advance. On weekends during the season, it’s usually best to call ahead, especially for a J/22. Also, on weekdays during July and August, our youth program uses a majority of the Rhodes 19 fleet before 3:30pm. Even so, with a reservation, we can usually secure you a boat anytime after 12pm during these months.


Members may reserve a boat online through our Boat Booking System - You may also call us at 617-242-3821 to check availability and reserve a boat.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009 14:46

Calendar - Members

Sunday, 11 January 2009 21:22

Racing at Courageous

Fleet Racing on Boston Harbor

There's nothing like the thrill of racing to improve your skills. Courageous makes racing easy to get into and hard to stop.

Check in over at our member's site for weekly scores, photos, NORs, SIs and more.

 

 

Saturday Frostbiting is Back!

It's that time again! Time to stop griping that summer's over and another "regular season" of sailing is almost behind us.   Time to dig out the hats and gloves and get psyched for another awesome season of frostbiting.  Last season was one of our all time best.  Our 24-boat R19 fleet offered some of the most consistent, high level competition to be found this side of Newport.  More than ever, the fleet was an inspiration to  Courageous kids and community AND simply the best racing around.

Here's the calendar for the 2011-2012 Season:

• Fall Series: November 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17
• Winter Series: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4
• Valentine’s-Day Regatta: February 11
• Spring Series: February 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17

The schedule each Saturday is the following:

• 1130 Skipper’s meeting
• 1200 First warning
• 1500 Final race start

These spots go fast, so it's important to signup early to secure a spot.  The cost is $1200 per team, with  24 spots available.  Typically, teams sail with one skipper and one crew, though sailing with three is not uncommon.  Note that this fleet is not for beginners. If you are new to Courageous frostbiting, we'll need to know a bit about your racing background.  If this is the case, or for any/all questions, contact Dave.

This year we are offering a $100 early-bird discount for those who pay in full by October 15.  To get the discount and pay now, click here.

Securing a spot without full payment requires a $200 non-refundable deposit.  Please note, the balance must be paid by Nov 1.  To make a deposit and secure your team's spot right away, click here.

To download the Notice of Race, click here.


Fall 2011

Saturday R19 Racing

Come mid-September, our Thursday night open R19 Series moves to Saturday afternoons.  Expect the same winning formula (chalk-talks and debriefs), plus 2.5 hrs of racing, from 1:30pm to 4pm.

Price: Free for members and students, $5 for CBI members, $25 for non-members.

Sunday Laser Racing

Our Thursday night Laser series is back in the Fall with three hours of racing each Sunday from 1pm-4pm.

Price: $280 for the complete series (7 Sundays) or $55 per day, if room is available.  Please contact Dave with any questions or to sign up!


Spring/Summer 2011

J/22 Mondays - Team, Match & Fleet Racing - May 16 through Early September

Monday Team & Match Racing is for those who like their sailboat racing even more intense and tactical. Our J/22s wait all week for the chance to express their dinghy nature on Monday nights.  In 2011, every third or fourth Monday we'll break out the spinnakers, lengthen the courses and do some back-to-basics fleet racing.

Price: $10/person/night for members & students, $25/non-members


Advanced R19 Fleet Racing Tuesdays - May 17 through Early September

One of the most-competitive fleets in Boston, this series attracts our top frostbiters, as well as great racers from around the area.

Price: $300/team/season for members & students, $400/team for non-members


J22 PHRF Wednesdays - May 18 through September

This year all our J/22s are available to race PHRF-style against Boston's big boats, all the while enjoying a little one-design action amongst themselves.   Though we can't pay your entry fee ($30/day), we love to see our J/22 members out there competing against the big boys.

Price: Free use of the boats for J/22 members.  CYC series fee is $30/day.


 Thursday Beginner/Intermediate Rhodes 19 Racing - May 19 through Early September

For great informal racing in Boston Harbor, Thursday nights at Courageous is the place to be. Test your skills against the competition and improve your skills as you go, both by picking up tips from your fellow members and taking advantage of pre-race chack talks, on-the-water coaching and post-race debriefs by one of our skilled racing coaches.  And afterward, you'll want to stick around for our Thursday night barbecues on Pier 4.

Price: Free for members and students, $5 for CBI members, $25 for non-members.


Thursday Laser Racing - May 19 through Early September

For the first time ever, Laser sailing at Courageous!  Race one of our brand new Lasers for just $40 per night ($30 for members) in a twelve boat fleet. Space is limited to 20 for the 2011 season.

Price: $300/person/season for members & students, $400 for non-members


 

Thursday, 08 January 2009 10:54

Member Benefits & Events

Racing in our J/22 fleetMember Benefits & Events

 
 
Your membership at Courageous provides much more than simply the freedom to sail on Boston Harbor and the surrounding waters whenever you like during the regular season.  Members also enjoy affordable sailing clinics, member barbecues and parties, regattas, night sails, discounted full courses, deals on sailing gear, and much more.

 
 


Camping Trips
Camping trips are back in 2012!  Check back soon for dates and contact us to sign-up early.

From May through September, we race each night, Monday through Thursday.  For 2012, Mondays mean J/22 team racing, with a rotating schedule of fleet, team and match racing.  Tuesdays are our night for Advanced Rhodes 19 fleet racing, Wednesdays our J/22 skippers can try their luck against the big boats in PHRF racing, and Thursdays are our open Rhodes 19 fleet racing series, complete with chalk-talks, on the water coaching and post-race debriefs.  When the days get shorter in the fall, we'll switch from Thursday evenings to Saturday afternoons for our R-19 racing.
 
Feeling rusty?  Stop in on alternate Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:30am - 1:30pm for three hours of group instruction (for just $25).

Barbecues!
A great Courageous tradition. This season, every Thursday, after racing.  Or on other days, the grill is available to members, so help yourself and have a picnic on Pier 4!

 
 
Member Parties!
Every month. The views from Pier 4 make it a great place to spend an evening.  These are a great way to meet your fellow members, and make new friends to go sailing with.
 
New Sailor Nights
Every two weeks. Come down, meet other members, share what you know. Let's keep the community in community sailing!

 
 
 
New Racer Nights
Every two weeks. Come down, get paired up with experienced racers and find out what all the fuss is about on the race course.

 
 
 
 
Harbor Island Tows
Twice monthly, we cut out the commute for Harbor Island-bound members with Saturday morning tows.  Whether sailing alone or as a flotilla, we'll get you past the airport fast so you have more time to explore.  Skippers must be approved by Dave or Cha. 

 
 
 
 
Moonlight Sails
A full moon means night sailing! Meet at Courageous for a cook out on the pier, rig your running lights, and set off for a breathtaking sail under the skyline of Boston.  Boats are restricted to the inner harbor.
 
 
 
 
 
Discounts on Courses
Our courses are the best deal around. For 2011 we are offering a full selection of the courses you have been wanting and asking for, taught by the highest quality, US Sailing certified instructors. No matter where you are in your sailing career, there's always more to learn. Do yourself a favor this year and sign up early. Members get an extra 10% off our already great prices.
 
Great Deals on Sailing Gear
Check out our store, and don't hesitate to contact us directly to learn more!  Email lindsey@courageoussailing.org or call us at 617.242.3821.
 
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