• 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
  • Work at Courageous

    The 2015 season is just around the corner, which means there is an opportunity for you to come spend your summer working at Courageous. You'll be outside and on the water with a great staff and sailors from age 8 and up. This could be the start of your lifelong passion for teaching sailing, educating, and organizing in your community. 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
  • Environmentalism at Courageous

    Courageous is wind powered, but we do more than just use natural energy sources. For the past several years, our young sailors have been learning about marine biology and ocean cleanup from our own Environmental Educators and award-winning partners. Read More
  • Support Courageous Kids

    As 2014 draws to a close, Courageous is celebrating a successful year of teaching sailing and more to Boston kids, and looking ahead to next year. Please consider supporting Courageous in our mission to provide high-quality summer learning opportunities for the kids who need them most by making a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Appeal before December 31. Read More
  • 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

Group Outings & Team Building Events

As a destination management and event planning company, we work with many supplier/partners, and experience a varied level of service. Your team is at the top of our list, because you make it easy for us to do our job from start to finish. We have received so many wonderful reviews from our clients that we send to you, and that means so much to us. - Kathleen Landry, President, Destination Partners

Sailing from our beautiful pier is a prize venue for an active group of any size.  Courageous offers a wide array of customized outings staffed by our professional instructors that are getting rave reviews. Designed to meet your specific needs, events at Courageous can include relays, regattas, or harbor cruises.

Common event types include:

The Fun Regatta: We start with a two-hour lesson so everyone can learn to sail and work together. The lesson is followed by a light refreshments and soda. After the break, go back out on the water for racing, and cap off the day with an awards presentation. Contact Dave for more information or to book a fun regatta.

The “College-style” Team Racing Event: This event is great for larger groups, as it allows several divisions to compete at alternating times. This format encourages camaraderie and team spirit. Each team has teammates on the water throughout the day, giving everyone a chance to win. Those on shore can cheer on the racers from the pier or just relax and enjoy refreshments dockside. Contact dave for more information or to book a team racing regatta.

The Leisurely Sail: This is the most casual type of outing. Participants can spend the day learning to sail, or tour points of interest in Boston Harbor. Contact Dave for more information or to book a leisurely sail.

…and our new offering, The BoatWorks Challenge, a day of experiential leadership development and team building geared towards business people faced with the challenge of building high performance, highly-motivated teams in today’s difficult climate, created and facilitated by our partner, Group Experiential Learning (GEL). The BoatWorks challenge is similar to an obstacle course, but individual boats can’t go it alone. Success requires extensive collaboration between sub-teams via hand-held radio. For more information check out our GEL page or call 1-888-GEL-TEAM to discuss your specific objectives with a GEL team member.

We recommend Gourmet Caterers for your food and beverage needs. Their professional staff is familiar with our facility and never fails to provide outstanding service.

Remember – all proceeds from your event fees fund Courageous’ Youth Programming Operations

Life as a Courageous Kid
Youth Program
My 18th birthday, this April, inspired me to do some serious thinking about what it means to be mature and how I define adulthood. At the same time that I was working through these big questions for myself, I became a member of the senior staff for the first time at Courageous. Although I ...
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Speaking my Language
Youth Program
This summer, I was a sailing instructor in Courageous' Swim Sail Science program (otherwise known as SSS). The SSS students are from various diverse backgrounds and live all over the city of Boston. With that being said, the kids represent several different ethnicities and do not always speak Englis...
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Experiencing the J/80s
Youth Program
This past spring, Courageous received a donation that allowed the purchase of two J/80s.  J/80s are 26-foot-long sloop-rigged sport boats, with a roller furling headsail and an asymmetrical spinnaker.  The intention is, assuming Courageous likes the J/80s and finds that they suit its needs...
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A Place for Growth
Youth Program
This summer, my second at Courageous, I had the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Youth Program as a whole. Previously while working with the Instructors in Training, I only had a narrow view of that one piece of Courageous. Returning to Courageous, I was excited to become a part of...
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How Blue Note came to Courageous
One of of my favorite stories of 2015 is the arrival of Blue Note.   A comfortable yet sprightly 30 footer in wonderful condition, Blue Note comes to us through the generosity of the family of Dr. Paul Blum, a remarkable scientist, Peace Corps volunteer, and Boston Harbor sailor.  Blue Not...
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