Jen Bodde

Jen oversees all aspects of our Adult Program, with a particular focus on continuing to improve our curriculum and instruction. She has been teaching at Courageous since 2009 and is a longtime member of our Frostbiting racing fleet. Jen grew up sailing and racing Blue Jays, Lasers, and her father’s classic wooden boat in Long Island Sound, and managed a junior sailing program in New London, CT. She brings her experience as a classroom teacher and arts educator to her mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities to sailors at all levels. Instrumental in building the community of novice racers over the last few years, Jen is a firm believer in power of community sailing organizations to make sailing and racing accessible and welcoming to all.

Hello, Frostbiters, alternates, volunteers, and Courageous staff,
 
Only 2 more days until our first day of Frostbiting, and it's looking like it will be a good one--mostly cloudy, in the high 40's, with west winds just over 10 knots.  Our maintenance staff, with help from fleet volunteers Bryan Lee and Marcelo Pereira, is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the boats, and we're excited!
 
There's lots of information and new developments to share, so, without further ado:
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Our first Summer Arts Weekend, in conjunction with Summer on the Waterfront Boston, was a lot of fun!  Passersby joined Courageous members and students in trying their hand at boatbuilding, contributing to a piece of sidewalk-chalk art, and checking out local artists at work.  A few lucky participants even got to go out for their first sail ever!

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