• 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.

Cocktails for Courageous

Join us at our next

Cocktails for Courageous -- The Cam Cleat Edition!

Cocktails for Courageous is back! As always, this event is the perfect time for Boston sailors to catch up with old friends, make new ones and help Courageous raise much-needed funds for a great cause!!

Enjoy free apps, exciting raffle prizes, great times, and a cash bar! All proceeds will go directly to supporting the Courageous Fleet. Why cam cleats? Even the best sailors only have two hands! A single cam cleat costs $30 and with about 12 cam cleats on each Rhodes 19 and 17 on each J22, that's $13,950 in cam cleats alone! Not to mention cotter pins, blocks, shackles, snaps, halyards, sheets, ring dings, winches...

Tickets are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Buy advance tickets by clicking the "Donate" button below.
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Cocktails for Courageous!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011,

6-10 PM at the Boston Sail Loft

 

 

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