• Summer Youth Sailing School

    In the words of our wise founder, 'Every child's perspective is improved 50-yards from shore...' Read More

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.

College Day 2009

cscCollege Day
Saturday, October 10th
1 pm -4 pm

UPDATE: College Day has filled up fast, but come down to Courageous Sailing anyway!  For $5, you can enjoy the barbecue and take in some of the best views of Boston.  And if any spots become available on the boats, you'll be first on the waitlist!

Have Some Fun!:   Courageous Sailing invites you to come sailing on Boston Harbor!  For just $10, you get a one hour sailing lesson plus the chance to meet other students and enjoy a great Saturday afternoon on the water. After you sail, stick around for a great barbecue and some of the best waterfront views in Boston!  We'll also throw in some great student-only offers for discounts on lessons and memberships for the 2010 season. 

Special Discount Just For College Day!: As a special promotion just for College Day, all college students can get a full year of sailing (including the remainder of this season and ALL of next season) for the low price of $250.  That's a $345 (58%) discount off our $595 standard membership price! Click here to purchase today ($250 one time payment). Want to make it even easier?  Pay just $21 per month (for 12 months) and start sailing today!



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