• Convenient and affordable courses, lessons, and memberships for all experience levels and interests. Sailing for Adults + Families
  • Explore. Learn. Sail! Low-cost, high-quality programs that connect city youth with Boston Harbor and Jamaica Pond. Youth Sailing
  • Sailing and rowing for kids, adults, and families on this beautiful pond located in the heart of Boston. Jamaica Pond
Wednesday July 23: Sunny and beautiful, but the wind is building. Restrictions: No red flag skippers. No Yellow single-handing. 
  • Awareness Campaign

    See our new awareness campaign made by Hill Holliday and Courageous board member, Joe Berkeley. The campaign captures the essence of the Courageous Sailing mission and its impact on Boston kids. Read More
  • Leadership + Growth

    Through this 7-week summer job-training program, students make the transition from student to instructor, developing their abilities to teach, lead, and inspire the next generation of Courageous kids. Read More
  • Environmentally Friendly

    Courageous is wind powered, but we do more than just use natual energy sources. For the past several years, our youngsters have been learning about marine biology and ocean cleanup through award winning partner programs. Read More
photo (c) Russ Bolt 2008

Beyond Sailing

The Courageous Youth Program does so much more than just teach sailing.  At Courageous, we aim to transform kids' lives through the sport of sailing.  Our instruction team works to foster a love of sailing, adventure and the outdoors.  They give students the values, skills and confidence that they will need to thrive in their communities and their lives.


Leadership Training

We teach students to empldy the values of our COURAGE curriculum, both on the water and off.  As they learn to sail, participate in team-building activities and discussions, and engage in community service projects around the harbor, our students cultivate essential life skills including those in communication, teamwork and leadership.

Environmental Education

Courageous collaborates with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and Sailor's for the Sea to teach our students an active respect for the waters on which they sail and the surrounding ecosystem,  Students learn about the many organisms and natural resources of Boston Harbor and, under the guidance of our instruction team, initiate beach clean-ups, water quality testing, and other activities to help protect some of our city's most precious environmental treasures.

Professional Development/Job Training
Our youth students often advance to become Courageous employees, gaining valuable experience that gives them a jump start on entering the working world. Through our innovative Instructor-in-Training (IIT) and Continuing Education programs, staff members hone not only their sailing and boat maintenance skills, but also their skills in teaching, leadership and professionalism. [more...]

Step 4: Cruising learning lessons!
Youth Program
Written by Step 4 Assistant Leader, Ian Hay Today I regained my faith in adolescents’ possession of common sense. The day was intolerably muggy and boat assignments seemed dubious as I watched my students tack deep close reach to deep close reach up out of the Mystic. We had already narrowly escape...
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Welcome back to Environmental Education at Courageous Sailing!
Green
By Emily Hart, 2014 Environmental Education Program Coordinator: I’m excited for my first summer at Courageous as the Environmental Education Program Coordinator. We’ve had a great first week! We have two initiatives this summer to encourage staff and students to take positive actions on environme...
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Day 4 of the Challenge
Challenge
By Judith Krimski Ladies in da House! This intrepid reporter, AKA Master of the Obvious has noticed that WOAH! THE LADIES are dominating Corporate Challenge 2014. We racing sailors are all cognizant of the fact that sailing is a male dominated sport. I am reminded of this every time I go to a Lase...
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June 16- Day 3 Recap
Challenge
Monday, June 16. By resident Challenge Blogger Judith Krimski.  Yes, there was more of that sailboat racing stuff on Boston Harbor. Winds veering from easterly sea breeze to SW. It never fails. Just another stellar night on Boston Harbor and my "happiness quotient" is a solid 9.99999. Every t...
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Corporate Challenge - Night 1 - June 2nd
Challenge
Wind: South 8-10 knots with some higher gusts. Windward/leeward course was set from North to South. W4s were the call of the night. Fleet consisted of nineteen Rhodes 19s. We get all sorts of people who enjoy sailing at Courageous: kids in summer programs, families, young adults studying at local...
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