Get Involved

Everytime you come to Courageous you are doing your part to support our programs. Whether you are a long time member or you just came down with a friend to try racing one evening, 100% of the money we take in goes toward improving access to the water for our community. There are also a number of ways to directly support Courageous through volunteering, attending events, value-in-kind gifts and donations.
 

Ways to Give

It costs approximately $650 per week per child for Courageous Sailing to operate its summer youth program. Our summer program fees have been generously underwritten by donors including the City of Boston, the business community, charitable foundations, our adult student/members, and individual participants like yourselves.
 

Couragean

$25

Crew

$75

Foredeck

$150

Afterguard

$500

1 week of lessons for 1 child

$650

Commodore

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat Donations

Your tax-deductible boat and/or equipment contribution will help support our Youth Programs, fleet improvements and other capital needs. For Equipment or Boat Donations, contact Dan Keenan for more info.
 

Volunteer

We welcome corporate and individual volunteers to join us serving the community. In Spring and Fall, the busiest times, volunteer parties will help maintain our fleet and boathouse. Throughout the whole year, volunteers can join us helping with events and other projects. You can also adopt a boat or serve as a guest coach. Contact Lindsey O’Connell, our volunteer coordinator, to learn about upcoming opportunities.
  • 2-Hour Private Lesson or Harbor Cruise just $95!

    If you know someone who would love to give sailing a try (or take their skills up a notch with a private lesson), this is the perfect gift! This two-hour sail is an opportunity for up to 3 or 4 people to experience the fantastic views from Boston Harbor, learn some sailing skills at any level, or just sit back and enjoy the ride on a comfortable, stable Rhodes 19 keelboat. An expert instructor will be there every step of the way, and will be happy to customize the lesson or cruise. Read More
  • 20% off our introductory Basic Keelboat Complete course

    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 Full or Family membership (25% off!) so that the newly minted skipper will be able to sail at Courageous all season long. Read More
  • 25% off Full Individual and Family Memberships

    A Courageous membership means that you can take one of our boats out for a sail on Boston Harbor whenever you’d like. Mem- bership also includes much more: barbeques, racing, fireworks- watching parties, moonlight sails, Harbor Island camping trips, and discounts on courses. You’ll be a part of an enthusiastic, inclusive community of sailors...and you’ll be helping Courageous provide free and low-cost sailing opportunities for Boston kids. Read More
  • 15-20% Off All Other Courses and Memberships

    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. Read More
   
 

Sail With Us

 
 

Become a member

Learn about courses

 
 

Contact the Adult Program

 

Jake Denney

Adult Program Director
adultprogram@courageoussailing.org
617-242-3821 x14

DISCLAIMER: Courageous’s sailing season runs from May 1 to October 31. Basic Keelboat Complete course must be taken over two consecutive weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 10-4:30 each day, and completed before October 31. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll need to demonstrate competency and knowledge of sailing basics in order to sail as a member. Courageous membership includes access to our fleet of 25 Rhodes 19 keelboats, plus free or discounted member activities like cookouts, camping trips, moonlight sails, racing, and more.