• Summer Youth Sailing School

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Youth Programs

Courageous annually serves over 1,000 children, ages 8 to 18, out of three sailing venues in the City of Boston: Charlestown Navy Yard, Jamaica Pond, and Camp Harbor View. At our headquarters on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, we operate a "five-step" summertime sailing school program that takes students from "Learn-to-Sail" through "Instructor-in-Training" programs. Each Step in our curriculum includes sailing instruction, environmental education, and leadership training components. The Charlestown site also hosts two programs that provide free sailing and science programming to Boston Public School students. We operate similar though smaller-scale programs at both Jamaica Pond and Camp Harbor View.

We invite you to browse this site to find out more about our summertime and school-year offerings.

Getting Started

Never been sailing? Get ready for the ultimate adventure! In just one lesson you'll be out on the water. If you like it—which we're sure you will—before long you'll be skippering a boat, racing on a team, or cruising around the harbor islands. If you stick with it, one day you could even be a Courageous instructor!  While you're on the water, you're going to learn lots about the environment and get to practice some pretty important life skills, too. From fishing off our pier to overnight island camping trips, you'll be having fun on adventure after adventure, all year long!

Summer Programs School-Year Programs Instructor-in-Training Program FAQs Jobs

Read the website and still have questions? Email your questions to Ashton Smith at ashton@courageoussailing.org or call 617-242-3821.

Membership Hours & Availability

Hours and Availability

getting ready to sail

The 2012 Membership Season runs from
Tuesday, May 1st to Wednesday, October 31st this year!

Hours of Operation
Courageous Sailing is open nearly every day during the season until sunset.
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays:  10:00 A.M. - sunset
Monday through Friday: 12:00 P.M. -
sunset


Availability: Because our fleets are so large, 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 the boats before 3:30pm. Even so, with a reservation, we can usually secure you a boat anytime after 12pm during these months.

Reservations can be made through our online boat-booking system - you'll need Cha to assign you a login and password.  You can also just give us a call to reserve a boat or to check on availability at 617.242.3821 .

Check our Facebook Page or follow us on twitter for real time updates on early closures, weather restrictions, etc. 


 

 

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