Know somebody who’s ready to take their sailing skills up a notch, or who is looking for a way to get out on the water without the hassle and expense of boat ownership? Courageous has a variety of courses, ranging from a 12-hour beginner course to Advanced Keelboat to Bareboat Cruising, to challenge sailors of any level. Our different memberships offer access to the boats in our fleet, so that old salts and graduates of our courses can sail Boston Harbor in style.
In just 2 weekends, our Basic Keelboat Complete course will give a total sailing novice the opportunity to learn all they need to sail on their own, for just $440. This hands-on 24-hour US Sailing course is taught by one of our expert instructors in a 19 foot keelboat with up to 3 students. Combine the course with a 30% off Full or Family membership so that the newly minted skipper will be able to sail at Courageous all season long.
If you know someone who would love to give sailing a try, this is a gift they’ll love! This two-hour sail is an opportunity for up to 3 or 4 people to experience the views from Boston Harbor, learn some sailing skills, or just sit back and enjoy the ride on a comfortable Rhodes 19 keelboat. An expert instructor will be there every step of the way, and will be happy to customize the lesson or cruise.
A private charter is a fun opportunity for a group of up to 3-5 people to get out on Boston Harbor in a sailboat, with no need to worry about planning a thing! Experience the fantastic views of the city from the water, learn some sailing skills or take the helm if you’d like, check out some Boston landmarks, or just sit back and enjoy the ride. An expert instructor will be there every step of the way, and will be happy to customize the lesson or cruise for you. We have a variety of boats available for charter, including Rhodes 19s (comfortable 19-foot keelboats that fit up to 3-4 people), J/22s (faster, more responsive keelboats that fit up to 4 people), and our cruising boats, which can fit 4-5 and are suitable for longer trips around the Harbor Islands. Feel free to bring a picnic or snacks for the sail (note that alcohol isn’t permitted before or during sailing). Life jackets are provided. Minimum of 2 hours; price includes as many guests as can safely fit on the vessel.
Courageous can also accomodate private groups requiring 2 or more boats. See our Corporate Functions page for more information.
|Contact Jen Bodde, Acting Director of Adult Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-242-3821 for more information or to schedule a course.|
Members who purchase the optional damage waiver are released from financial responsibility for physical damage to Courageous boats in their care and custody, so long as it is not caused by the Member's negligence or intentional conduct, violation of the Courageous Sailing Agreement & General Release and Membership Terms & Conditions, failure to stay clear of other boats and obstacles, or running aground. No waiver of damage liability shall be effective until the damage waiver payment is received. Please note that the damage waiver does not waive financial responsibility for damage or injury to other boats, property or people, towing services, or lost equipment. Please read our Sailing Agreement & General Release and Membership Terms & Conditions to fully understand our policies.
For some of us, it’s all about the big boats, backup engines, and thoughts of sailing around the world. Our cruising fleet won’t take you quite that far, but it will take you around the harbor and then some. Whether you want to invite friends and family for trips around the Harbor Islands, anchor for a picnic lunch, spend a night moored or at anchor under the stars, or practice your big boat skills in preparation for a bareboat trip in the Caribbean, we’ve got a convenient cruising membership option for you. The Courageous cruising fleet is growing and improving every year, with boats ranging from 24 to 30 feet, including three J/24s, an O’Day 240, a Tartan 27, an Erikson 28, and a Seafarer 30. We offer three classes of cruising memberships: our entry level option (Cruising C) provides access to the J24s and O’Day 25 for day trips, the next level up (Cruising B) enables overnights for the same fleet, and our Cruising A option provides access to the full fleet for day trips and overnights. Cruising membership also includes access to our fleet of twenty five Rhodes 19s and nine J/22s.
We carefully limit our available cruising memberships to ensure everyone has plenty of access, so sign up soon! Starting Monday, December 2, we will make six 2014 memberships available at each of the three Cruising membership levels--if you are sure you want in, please email or call us ASAP and we will put you on the waitlist. If you’re interested in a cruising membership, please email email@example.com.
This membership works like a Full membership for your entire staff. Any qualified skipper on your company's employee list or holding a company ID can sail. Courageous offers one, two, or three boat Corporate membership options, depending on how many boats employees might want to use at one time. Have a client who’d enjoy a tour of the harbor under sail? We make it easy, with guest passes included in all corporate memberships. Checkouts (short 30-minute on-the-water evaluations to assign Courageous skipper ratings are included for the first three skippers, and $50 per skipper thereafter. Contact Dave DiLorenzo firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The J/22 Upgrade gives you access to our fleet of nine J/22s, in addition to the Rhodes 19s, for just $100 more. While we all love the Rhodes 19, there comes a time when you want to sail in a higher gear. The J/22 is a fast and highly responsive keelboat, built for speed and performance. You must pass an on-the-water J/22 checkout in order to sail them.
Our One-Day membership option is perfect for out-of-town visitors who are experienced sailors looking for a little time on the water. It’s also a great option for anyone who’s not sure which membership is right for them and wants to come down and check us out!