• Explore. Learn. Sail! Low-cost, high-quality programs that connect city youth with Boston Harbor and Jamaica Pond. Youth Sailing
  • Sailing and rowing for kids, adults, and families on this beautiful pond located in the heart of Boston. Jamaica Pond
  • Work at Courageous

    The 2015 season is just around the corner, which means there is an opportunity for you to come spend your summer working at Courageous. You'll be outside and on the water with a great staff and sailors from age 8 and up. This could be the start of your lifelong passion for teaching sailing, educating, and organizing in your community. Read More
  • Leadership + Growth

    Through this 7-week summer job-training program, students make the transition from student to instructor, developing their abilities to teach, lead, and inspire the next generation of Courageous kids. Read More
  • Environmentalism at Courageous

    Courageous is wind powered, but we do more than just use natural energy sources. For the past several years, our young sailors have been learning about marine biology and ocean cleanup from our own Environmental Educators and award-winning partners. Read More
  • Support Courageous Kids

    As 2014 draws to a close, Courageous is celebrating a successful year of teaching sailing and more to Boston kids, and looking ahead to next year. Please consider supporting Courageous in our mission to provide high-quality summer learning opportunities for the kids who need them most by making a tax-deductible donation to our Annual Appeal before December 31. Read More
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    See our new awareness campaign made by Hill Holliday and Courageous board member, Joe Berkeley. The campaign captures the essence of the Courageous Sailing mission and its impact on Boston kids. Read More

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Commodores Salute
presented by
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April 7, 2010
Boston Harbor Hotel

Thank you to the 225 guests who joined Courageous Sailing for an evening of cocktails, dinner and celebration as we raised much needed funds to keep our youth enrichment programs 100% FREE.

Individual Tickets ($250)

Celebrating leadership in sailing and the community.  Featuring a presentation of the SAILOR Award to Vendée Globe competitor Rich Wilson.

Program:

6 p - 7 p: Cocktail Reception

7 p Dinner and Speakers

--------7.15 p: Welcome

--------7.30 p: Courageous Sailing Youth Profiles

--------7.45 p: SAILOR Award Presentation

--------8.15 p Keynote Address

9 p Program Conclusion

Rich WilsonSAILOR Award: Rich Wilson successfully completed the 2008–09 Vendée Globe around-the-world yacht race in March 2009 in his 60-foot, single-hull sloop Great American III. A single-handed, nonstop unassisted sailing marathon that is held every four years, the Vendée Globe is considered "the most grueling and dangerous prolonged competition on the planet". During his voyage he was able to turn his adventure into an on-line learning experience reaching about 250,000 students.  Mr. Wilson also is the founder of sitesALIVE!, a non-profit whose mission is to connect students with sailing adventures that inspire learning across multiple disciplines.

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