• 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.

Directions to Charlestown & Validated Parking

charlestownmapDirections to Charlestown & Validated Parking

Click here for a Google map that shows where we are, where nearby parking is, and how to walk to us from public transport.

Getting To Courageous Sailing, By Car, MBTA or Water Shuttle

By Car:
From south of Boston: Take Interstate 95N to Interstate 93N to Boston. Go through the new I-93 North tunnel. Stay in the right lane. Take exit (#23) (Govt. Center). Stay to the right when the exit ramp splits, towards the North End and Charlestown. Proceed straight onto North Washington Street and across the Bridge. Take a right at the end of the bridge onto Chelsea Street. At the third set of lights, take a right into the Navy Yard. Follow the directions below.

North of Boston - From 93 Southbound: Take "Sullivan Square/Charlestown" exit (#28). Go straight to set of lights. At the rotary take your second right on to Rutherford Avenue past Bunker Hill Community College. At second light, take left onto Chelsea Street. At the third set of lights, take a right into the Navy Yard. Follow the directions below.

From Storrow Drive Eastbound: Continue along the Drive until it ends at the I-93/North Station exit. Follow signs to North Station. At the lights, take a left onto Causeway St. The Fleet Center and North Station will be on your left. At the next set of lights, N. Washington St., make a left and cross the Charlestown Bridge. Make a right at the first set of lights onto Chelsea Street. Continue on Chelsea though two sets of traffic lights. At the third set of lights, take a right into the Navy Yard, and follow the directions below.

Upon Entering the Navy Yard: Upon entering Gate 4 of the Navy Yard, you should see red and white signs pointing you to Courageous. Take your first left on to First Avenue, and then take your first right on Eighth Street. Follow the road behind the Flagship Wharf Complex. The road will bring you right to the base of Pier 4, where we are located in the white building on the pier. There is no parking on the pier.

By MBTA:
Take the green or orange line to North Station. Follow Causeway St. towards the North End; take a left onto North Washington St. and cross the Charlestown Bridge. Take a right at the first set of lights onto Chelsea St., and walk through the Constitution Complex along the waterfront. Take a right onto Pier 4; Courageous is the white building on the pier.

By Water Shuttle :
the MBTA water shuttle runs daily from Long Wharf as well as Lovejoy Wharf (behind the Fleet Center) to Pier 3 in Charlestown. Courageous Sailing is the white building at the end of Pier 4. For a shuttle schedule, please visit the MBTA website.

By Bus:
Bus #93 runs from the Haymarket and Sullivan Square Stations to First Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Upon getting off the bus, follow the above directions to Courageous.

 

 

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