Saturday, 14 March 2015 04:59

Boat & Build on Jamaica Pond

Ages 8 to 12
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.
Experience Requiment Open to everyone! No sailing experience required!! Open to children from all over the greater Boston area - unlike our other JP programs, this program is not limited to only Boston residents!
Limits None! Program enrollment is first-come, first-served. Registration will open on March 16.
2015 Dates
  • Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10; 9 am - 3:30 pm daily. (Project theme: Footies!)
  • Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 15; 9 am - 3:30 pm daily. (Project theme: Skateboards!)

*There is no extended day option available for this program.

Locations Jamaica Pond
Cost

$545 per child before May 1. $595 per child after May 1.

No financial assistance is available for this program.

Course Description

Community Boatbuilding and Courageous Sailing are teaming up to host the perfect summer vacation week on Jamaica Pond. It's a week of building things and being active outdoors. Young students will build their very own remote-controlled sailboats called "footies" or wooden skateboards in our woodshop within historic Jamaica Pond boathouse. And at the end of the week, you can take home your masterpiece! Then, they will get to learn basic sailing theory, row, raise and strike the sails, and steer their very own boat under the watchful eyes of our certified sailing instructors. There will even be visits from an aquatic animal specialist to introduce students to the creatures that live in Jamaica Pond.

Space is limited! Book now!

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Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email Youth Program Director, Maura Hackett, at maura@courageoussailing.org.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:45

BKB Courageous Explorers

Ages 8 to 12
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.
Experience Requiment Open to everyone! No sailing or climbing experience required!!
Limits None! Program enrollment is first-come, first-served and handled by our program partners at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville. Visit the BKB Somerville Website to sign up!
2015 Dates
  • Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10; 9 am - 4 pm daily.

*There is no extended day option available for this program.

Locations Charlestown only
Cost $550 per child. No financial assistance is available for this program.

Course Description

Two days of rock climbing. Two days of sailing. One all day quest to a Boston Harbor Island. That’s one epic week!

BKB x Courageous Sailing are teaming up for a rock climbing and sailing cross-program, sure to be the quest of the summer!

Monday and Tuesday at Brooklyn Boulders with bouldering, roped climbing, auto-belays, slacklining and more! Wednesday and Thursday at Courageous Sailing: Young sailors will spend their days learning basic sailing theory and seamanship, raise and strike the sails, steer the boat alongside a certified sailing instructor and learn about Boston Harbor ecology and marine life. They might even have the chance to interact with some sea creatures! Friday on a sailing expedition to a Boston Harbor island, where kids will explore and play team building games!

Space is limited!
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email Youth Program Manager, Shea, at Shea@BrooklynBoulders.com.

Friday, 06 December 2013 00:02

Swim, Sail, Science!

Age Rising 3rd and 4th graders
Swim Requirement None. Weak and non-swimmers welcome. Swimming classes are provided by the Charlestown YMCA and the Curtis Hall Community Center (Jamaica Plain).
Experience Requiment No experience necessary. New sailors welcome.
Limits One 5-week session per child per summer. Closed enrollment. Must be referred by a partnering Boston Public School.
Daily Schedule

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM*, Monday - Friday

*drop off begins at 8:00 AM at the Harvard-Kent School; 3:30 pick-up also from the Harvard-Kent; extended day option available

Dates Mon 07/06/15 - Fri 08/07/15 (tentative)
Locations Charlestown and Jamaica Pond (transportation may be available for both locations)
Cost $0
 To Register: To receive announcements about registering for the 2015 SSS program, complete this form.

Course Description:

(01/29/15 Note: At this time, program details have not been finalized. Thank you for your patience as we work to make the 2015 program possible!)

This five-week long program is a great way to introduce your child to Boston's waterways. The program is designed to build students' confidence around water, knowledge of water and boating safety, and appreciation of the natural environment.

As part of our Summer Sailing School, we operate two other summer programs: the Summer Learning Project (SLP) and SwimSailScience (SSS). Both programs specifically target Boston Public School students identified as being at risk for summer learning loss. The students in these programs receive transportation, two meals each day, and lessons in swimming, sailing, and science, all at no cost to their families. No prior sailing or swimming experience is necessary for students to attend. Unlike our "Step" programs, students must be referred by their schools in order to register. Past Boston Public School partners for the Summer Learning Project have included the Harvard-Kent, Warren-Prescott, Adams, Haley, and Young Achievers.

Note: Registration for the 2015 Summer Learning Project is not open to the general public. Registration for the 2015 Swim Sail Science program will be conducted at select Boston Publics Schools. Please return to this website in late February 2015 for more information on which schools we will be working with.

Check out video of the 2013 Summer Learning Project Program.

Friday, 08 February 2013 09:52

Group Practice Class

Group Practice Class

3 Hours

Group Practice Classes are a great way to practice some of the skills you learned in your Basic Keelboat Part 1 course, to gain some confidence before heading out on your own, or to brush up on skills if you're just coming back to sailing after a break. On alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings one of our senior instructors will lead on-the-water review sessions for up to 4 people or 2 boats. The morning will start with some on-shore chalk-talk, so come prepared with questions and then be ready to practice!  Students will be paired up to sail together in Daysailorss (unless you really want to practice single-handing with some supervision!) while the instructor coaches from a motorboat.  Some time each day will focus on specific skills, like docking or crew-overboard recovery techniques, or group practice drills to improve general boathandling. This is a great way to build from Red Flag to Yellow Flag, build more confidence, or to get back into it if you haven't been sailing in a while.
Prerequisite: Some sailing experience required
 
For more information about courses, or to purchase and schedule a course, please email Mike Kostigen, Jamaica Pond Site Director - Adult Programs, or call the JP Boathouse directly at 617-522-5061

 


 

Friday, 08 February 2013 09:49

Private Lessons and Charters

Private Lessons and Charters

Jamaica Pond Daysailor - Up to 3 guests

Sailing made to order. For beginning to advanced sailors, on any topic.  Ask Mike and she will put together a lesson, course or cruise just for you!
 
For more information about courses, or to purchase and schedule a course, please email Mike Kostigen, Jamaica Pond Site Director, or call the JP Boathouse directly at 617-522-5061
 

Friday, 25 January 2013 15:26

JP Racing

High School Racing Teams

The British School sailing team trains at Jamaica Pond.

For more information about high school sailing, please email Mike Kostigen, Jamaica Pond Site Director or call the JP Boathouse directly at 617-522-5061
Friday, 25 January 2013 15:24

School Programs

School Programs

Courageous Sailing partners with public schools throughout the city to offer specially tailored programs that will enhance your students' experiences. These programs are offered primarily at Jamaica Plain and schools must be Boston Public Schools. At Jamaica Pond, past school partners include the Curley School and the J.P. Manning School.

For more information about high school sailing, please email Mike Kostigen, Jamaica Pond Site Director or call the JP Boathouse directly at 617-522-5061
 
Age 11 and up
Limits Open to Boston Public Schools
Location Jamaica Pond
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 12:28

Rhodes 19 Jr. Nationals

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2010 Rhodes 19 Junior Nationals

Thursday, August 19 – Friday, August 20

 

NOTICE OF RACE

LOCATION: Courageous Sailing, Charlestown, MA

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: This series will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, 2009-2012, except when altered by the sailing instructions.  The sailing instructions will be available at the skippers meeting.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 per boat.  Please submit entries by Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (limit 10 entries)

BOATS: Rhodes 19s and sails will be provided by Courageous Sailing

CREW: All boats will consist of three or four people 8 -18 years old as of August 1, 2010.

REGATTA SCHEDULE:

 

            Thursday, August 19

                        10:00 AM  Skippers Meeting

                        11:00 AM  First race begins

                        4:00 PM    Last race start

                                     

            Friday, August 20

                        11:00 AM   First race begins

                         4:00 PM    Last race start

                                      *   BBQ and Awards

 

           

 

Contact:

Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs

Courageous Sailing Center

One First Avenue

Charlestown Navy Yard

Boston, MA 02129

Phone 617.242.3821 x12

Fax 617.635.3263

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:10

Step 4: Advanced Sailing

Age 12 and up
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Students may also be subject to on-site "swim-check" and "capsize recovery test." Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.
Experience Requiment Open to Step 4 students from prior summers, those who have "graduated" from Step 3, and those who are new to Courageous but have gained equivalent sailing experience elsewhere.
Limits One 3-week session per child per summer
2015 Dates
  • Session 1: Mon 7/6 - Thu 7/23 (weekdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Session 2: Tue 7/28 - Fri 8/14 (weekdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Locations Charlestown only
Cost $600 (fee is based on a sliding scale; 10% off for siblings) 

Course Description

Step 4 is an Advanced Sailing course offered to children ages 12-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area. Each session of Step 4 lasts three weeks, and students frequently repeat this step for a number of summers. During this time, they apply the skills mastered in Step 3 to take on more complex challenges, like competing in local regattas and cruising out to the Boston Harbor Islands for overnight camping trips.

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 10:08

Step 3: Intermediate Sailing

Step 3: Intermediate Sailing

Age 10 and up
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Students may also be subject to on-site "swim-check" and "capsize recovery test." Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.
Experience Requiment Open to Step 3 students from previous summers, those who passed the basic sailing test and "graduated" Step 2, and those who are new to Courageous but have gained equivalent sailing experience elsewhere.
Limits One 3-week session per child per summer
2015 Dates
  • Session 1: Mon 7/6 - Thu 7/23 (weekdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Session 2: Tue 7/28 - Fri 8/14 (weekdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)

*drop off begins at 9:15 am; extended day option available (see FAQ)

Locations Charlestown only
Cost $550 (fee is based on a sliding scale; 10% off for siblings)

Course Description

Step 3 is an Intermediate Sailing course offered to children ages 10-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area. Each session of Step 3 lasts three weeks, and students typically repeat this Step for a number of summers. During this time, they master fundamental sailing skills as they begin to sail more independently on Boston Harbor, increasingly without a sailing instructor aboard. By this level, students must be proficient swimmers, as they are being using boats that can capsize. Please refer to the registration FAQ section for more details.

 

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