Pearson 34

The flagship of the Courageous cruising fleet, Watermark, is a Pearson 34. She represents a significant upgrade from our 30-footers in terms of interior space and headroom, while retaining the sailing characteristics of a smaller boat. Built for family or couples cruising, she has private V-berth forward, electric marine head, and a user-friendly galley with ample icebox for a multi-day cruise. 

Overall length 34' pearson 34 drawing
Waterline length 28'
Beam 11'
Draft 5' 11"
Sail Area 550 ft2
Displacement 10500 lbs.
Lead keel 4250 lbs.
Engine Inboard Diesel

 

 

C&C 35

A capable cruiser and competitive racer, the C&C 35 III Mojito is the largest boat in our fleet. Mojito was built in 1984, and has been raced on Boston Harbor for the last few seasons. The C&C 35 III is known for her exceptional light air performance and pointing ability, within 40º of true wind. She is also a capable cruiser, with berths for up to 7. 

Overall length 35' cc 35-III drawing
Waterline length 28'
Beam 11' 2"
Draft 6' 1"
Sail Area 573 ft2
Displacement 10825 lbs.
Lead keel 4500 lbs.
Engine Inboard Diesel

 

 

Tartan 30

The Tartan 30 is a well respected cruiser, known for its sturdy construction and general seaworthiness. With a skeg-hung rudder and overbuilt hull, these boats are capable of some serious offshore sailing, and are truly in their element when the wind picks up. There's room for everyone in the generous cockpit, and the tiller steering saves weight and complexity. The main cabin has ample headroom for most at 6' 1". Our example has been meticulously maintained, and features a recent diesel saildrive engine rather than the standard (and less reliable) Atomic 4. 

 

Overall length 30' tartan 30 drawing
Waterline length 24' 3"
Beam 10'
Draft 5'
Sail Area 449 ft2
Displacement 8750 lbs.
Lead keel 3600 lbs.
Engine Diesel Saildrive

 

 

Ericson 28

BROOMSTICK is our primary training boat for Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising courses. Most weekends she will be out with a crew of 4 eager cruisers under the tutelage of one of our skilled cruising instructors. She is very well appointed above and below deck, making day and overnight sails quite comfortable. BROOMSTICK is a cruiser first, but she's been known to enter a few races in the Boston area. 

 

Overall length 28'0" (8.53m)  ericson 28
Waterline length 23'4" (7.11m)
Beam 10'0" (3.05m)
Draft 5'6" (1.67 m)
Sail Area 411 ft2 (38.18m2)
Displacement 7500 lb (3402 kg)
Lead keel 3200 lb (1451 kg)
Engine 10 HP diesel
Fuel Tank 15 US gal.
Fresh Water Tank 25 US gal.

 

 

CS 30

Blue Note, our Canadian Seacraft (CS) 30, is a comfortable family boat with a notable turn of speed! As soon as you take the wheel, you’ll understand why she is the most popular 30 footer in our fleet. She races PHRF on Wednesday evenings during the summer, call our front desk to see if there is a position available to crew. The CS30 has an excellent reputation as a robustly built and tastefully finished cruiser better know in the Great Lakes than here in the New England.

Overall length 30' CS 30 line
Waterline length 25'
Beam 10' 3"
Draft 5' 6"
Sail Area 462 ft2
Displacement 8000 lbs
Lead keel 3440 lbs
Engine inboard diesel

 

 

 

O'Day 240

Courageous added MAINE COURSE to our fleet in 2011. The O'Day 240 is a wonderful day cruiser with a large and comfortable cockpit comparable to that of a much larger boat. She has a furling headsail and a high boom that is well above most heads. Her shallow draft makes her ideal for exploring areas where larger boats can't go. MAINE COURSE is a perfect boat for cruising around Boston Harbor for a few hours, heading to Spectacle for a picnic lunch, or an overnight at World's End.

 

Overall length 24'6" (7.49m) 
Waterline length 20'10" (6.35 m)
Beam 8'3" (2.51 m)
Draft 2'8" (0.81 m)
Sail Area 249 ft2 (23.13m2)
Displacement 3600 lb (1633 kg)
Lead keel 1200 lb (544 kg)
Engine 9.9 hp outboard

 

 

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Performance Fleet - J/80

The fastest boat in our fleet, the J/80 provides high performance excitement with a 700 square foot asymmetric spinnaker. Her 1400 lb lead keel provides excellent stability whether you're surfing down waves in the outer harbor, or out for an afternoon sail with family. Our J/80s allow members to participate in local PHRF racing, including the Wednesday evening series, with an instructor on board. The J/80 is the perfect boat for any sailor looking to take their skills to the next level!

 

Overall length 27' j-80 drawing
Waterline length 22'
Beam 8' 3"
Draft 5'
Masthead above DWL 37' 6"
100% Sail Area 338 ft2
Spinnaker area 700 ft2
Displacement 2900 lbs
Lead keel 1400 lbs
Engine 3.5 hp outboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Performance Fleet

We are so excited to now offer access to two 26’ J/80s in excellent condition. Featuring comfortable open cockpits, roller furling jibs, asymmetrical spinnakers, and light displacement planing hulls, these boats are easy to operate and built to move. And they're equally good for a comfortable daysail around the harbor islands as for a race around the buoys. 

All Performance fleet members must have a Courageous Green Flag rating and pass a rigorous on-the-water J/80 checkout; please see our Flag Ratings section, especially "Green Flag for Cruising Members," for more information.  Unless you have extensive sportboat and asym. spinnaker experience, plan on taking Basic Sportboat to qualify for membership, and Advanced Sportboat for your spinnaker endorsement.  

J/80 Fleet

(Includes access to Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets)

 

 

Purchase a J/80 Membership

$1,500

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Performance memberships are only available as Full memberships, and include guest privileges, coverage for damage due to normal wear and tear,* and access to the Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets (after passing on-the-water checkouts).  Of course, cruising members also get to enjoy all the Courageous membership perks: barbecues, racing, fireworks-watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses, private lessons (50% off!), and Gill apparel.  As a Courageous member, you'll be part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you'll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids. 

Please note that our J/80s will be participating in the Constitution Yacht Club’s Wednesday night PHRF racing series and occasional weekend regattas with a Courageous instructor aboard.  Racing access is available to all Courageous members and youth program students.  Though space is limited, J/80 members have priority access and can participate at no extra charge. Typically, J/80s will not be available to race in outside regattas without a Courageous staff member present.

We are looking to add more J/80s to the fleet, and expect our membership options and access to racing opportunities to evolve as we add more capacity.

*Members are financially responsible for damage caused by negligence or poor judgement.

 

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Cruising Fleet

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 Boston 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.

Our cruising grounds are generally contained to Boston Harbor. Typically members spend the night moored off the Harbor Islands or dockside in Hull.  We carefully limit our available cruising memberships to just six members per boat to ensure that everyone has plenty of access.  Cruising members may take overnight trips for up to 3 days / 2 nights.  We limit all members to two standing reservations at any one time to ensure fair and equal access.

All cruising members will need to have a check-out and orientation for each boat they will be sailing; please see our Flag Ratings section, especially "Green Flag for Cruising Members," for more information.

Cruising Fleet 30/34

(Includes access to Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets)

The Courageous cruising fleet is growing and improving every year, with boats ranging from 24 to 34 feet. Currently on our dock are an O'Day 240, a Tartan 27 yawl, an Ericson 28, a CS 30, and a Pearson 34; we're likely to add to the fleet by the 2016 season. We offer two classes of memberships. Cruising 30 members may take the 24-30 footers for day trips and overnights; Cruising 34 membership includes the Pearson 34 as well.

 

If you're new to the Courageous cruising fleet or looking to bump up to a higher membership level than you've previously had, please contact us before purchasing online.  Priority is given to returning cruising members at each level.

 

Select a Cruising Membership

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Cruising memberships are only available as Full memberships, and include guest privileges, coverage for damage due to normal wear and tear,* and access to the Rhodes 19, J/22, and J/24 fleets (after passing on-the-water checkouts).  Of course, cruising members also get to enjoy all the Courageous membership perks: barbecues, racing, fireworks-watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses, private lessons (50% off!), and Gill apparel.  As a Courageous member, you'll be part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you'll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids. 

*Members are financially responsible for damage caused by negligence or poor judgement.  

 

Advanced Sportboat (12 Hours)

Prerequisites: Courageous Green Flag Rhodes 19 or
J/22 rating; passed Basic Sportboat checkout
Regular Price: $345
Boat Show Special, February 13-21: $310  10% off!
 
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If you're an experienced, confident sailor with sportboat experience, Advanced Sportboat may be your next step. Taught in a J/80, a comfortable, highly responsive 26 foot keelboat with a planing hull and asymmetrical spinnaker, this 12-hour (2 day) course builds on the skills honed in the Basic Sportboat course and adds in the thrill of flying an asym with a team! Learn how to perform all the crew positions for the perfect spinnaker run, tweak your sail shape for maximum efficiency, and (with some cooperation from the wind) get the boat up on a plane. With a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, you’ll have ample opportunity to get the attention and practice you need to take your skills to the next level. Students who pass the course will be ready to become Performance Fleet members with a spinnaker endorsement. Expect to spend at least one day of the course in the outer harbor.

What you’ll learn in Advanced Sportboat -- the second half (12 hours) of Sportboat Complete

  • Theory and practice of adjusting sail shape
  • Roll tacking
  • Rigging and packing an asym. spinnaker
  • Setting, flying, jibing, and dousing an asym. spinnaker in all crew positions
  • Coordinating a team to perform spinnaker maneuvers
  • Broach recovery
  • Weight placement
  • Racing mark roundings
  • Note: Advanced Sportboat includes an on-the-water checkout to certify qualified graduates for a spinnaker endorsement to Performance Fleet membership.

 

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