Thank you for your application!

Please check your email Inbox (and Spambox!) for confirmation that we have received your application form. This email will contain a copy of your submitted application so that you may review it for any mistakes. Please feel free to contact us with any questions: 617-242-3821 x12 or youthprogram@courageoussailing.org.

Thursday, 05 December 2013 04:02

New: Swim, Sail, Science!

Age 8 to 12-years-old
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 3-week session per child per summer. Closed enrollment. Must be referred by a partnering 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 [more info on extended day]

Dates
Mon 07/07/14 - Thu 07/24/14; Tue 07/29/14 - Fri 08/15/14 (tentative)
Locations Charlestown and Jamaica Pond (transportation is available for both locations)
Cost $0

Course Description

This three-weeks 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 2014 Summer Learning Project is closed. Registration for the 2014 Swim Sail Science program will be conducted at select Boston Publics Schools. Please return to this website in February 2014 for more information on which schools we will be working with.

Check out video of the 2013 Summer Learning Project Program.

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

Tuesday, 03 February 2009 09:10

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"
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 (M-F, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
2014 Dates
  • Session 1: Mon 7/7 - Thu 7/24
  • Session 2: Tue 7/29 - Fri 8/15
Locations Charlestown only
Cost $500 (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, competing in local regattas cruising out to the Boston Harbor Islands for overnight camping trips.

Tuesday, 03 February 2009 09:08

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"
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 (M-F, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
2014 Dates
  • Session 1: Mon 7/7 - Thu 7/24
  • Session 2: Tue 7/29 - Fri 8/15
Locations Charlestown only
Cost $500 (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. This is also the Step in which dinghy sailing is introduced, with the addition of Lasers. By this level, students must be proficient swimmers, as they are being introduced for the first time to boats that can capsize. Please refer to the registration FAQ section for more details.

 

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 20:07

Step 2: Beginner

Age 9 and up
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds.
Experience Requiment Open only to students returning to Courageous who have already completed at least one summer of Step 1, "Swim-Sail-Science," Camp Harbor View, or Summer Learning Project
Limits One 3-week session per child per summer (M-F, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
2014 Dates
  • Session 1: Mon 7/7- Thu 7/24
  • Session 2: Tue 7/29 - Fri 8/15
Locations Charlestown only
Cost $500 (fee is based on a sliding scale; 10% off for siblings)

Course Description

Step 2 is a Beginner Sailing course offered to children ages 9-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area who are interested in learning more about sailing. Each session of Step 2 lasts three weeks, and students typically repeat this Step for a number of summers. During this time, they develop fundamental sailing skills, in preparation for more independent sailing in Step 3.

Please note: Due to high demand, enrollment in Step 2 is strictly limited to those who have already participated in one of the Courageous Summer programs. Please refer to the registration and FAQ section for more details.

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 20:04

Step 1: Sailing 101

Age 8 and up
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds.
Experience Requiment No experience necessary. New sailors welcome
Limits One session per child per summer; Each session is 4 days long
Daily Schedule

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM*

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

2014 Dates

Charlestown:

  • Mon 7/14 - Thu 7/17
  • Mon 7/21 - Thu 7/24
  • Mon 8/18 - Thu 8/21

 

Jamaica Pond (Boston residents only):

  • Tue 7/29 - Fri 8/1
  • Mon 8/4 - Thu 8/7
  • Mon 8/11 - Thu 8/14  
  • Mon 8/18 - Thu 8/21
Locations Charlestown and Jamaica Pond
Cost $175 (fee is based on a sliding scale)

Course Description

Step 1 is our "Sailing 101" course, offered to children ages 8-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area. Each student attends Step 1 for one week. During this time they are introduced to the basics of sailing theory and are exposed to boating on Boston Harbor. Students are taught through a fun, high-energy, game-based approach, learning aboard stable keelboats, Rhodes-19s. No prior sailing experience necessary, but all students must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of swimming competency. Please refer to the registration FAQ section for more details.

 

Sunday, 01 February 2009 21:23

Commitment to Safety

Commitment to Safety

At Courageous we place tremendous importance on safety. We are constantly taking measures to impress upon our students that a safe sailor is a good sailor. Below is a partial listing of our safety regulations, rigorous guidelines that have given Courageous one of the best safety records on Boston Harbor.

  1. Life jackets must be worn at all times while on the dock. No student is allowed throug the dock gate without a life jacket.
  2. Most of our instructors are US Sailing Instructor Certified and all have attended Courageous training programs.
  3. A head instructor is always on duty to supervise operations.
  4. A safety launch accompanies all classes with at least one launch on stand-by at the Courageous pier.
  5. Our student-to-instructor ratio is 3:1 — one of the best in the industry.
  6. All launches are equipped with VHF radios for fast communication with each other, the boathouse, and if necessary the Boston Harbor Police and US Coast Guard.
  7. Courageous has a conservative foul weather policy. Boats are recalled or kept at the dock in bad weather and forecasts are monitored constantly.
  8. All students in the program must be able to swim at least 25 yards and tread water for 90 seconds.

 

Sunday, 01 February 2009 20:57

After School Sailing

After School Sailing

Sunday, 01 February 2009 20:56

Schools and Youth Groups

Schools and Youth Groups

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