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Frostbiting Recap Week 5 End of Series 1 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

On Saturday our Frostbite fleet was determined to go racing, despite the conditions.  We were patient and flexible and still were only able to get in one race on the day.  Coming into the day, the forecast was calling for 10 kts out of the west, switching to north at some point.  When we left the dock at 11:35 the …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 4 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Heading into Saturday’s racing the forecast looked very promising.  In the end, it did not disappoint.  Conditions on Saturday saw clear skies, decent breeze, and lots and lots of great sailing.  We had seventeen boats on the line for a total of seven races.  It’s rare that we’re able to have more than six races in a day, so to …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 3 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Week 3 is officially in the books!  This week we learned that forecasts are not always accurate, and that patience is key.  Heading into Saturday’s racing, the forecast did not look good.  The NWS was calling for NW winds at 5 kts, eventually becoming NE at 5 kts.  Most hourly forecasts had winds dropping to 0 knots (gusting to 3) from the hours of 12-3.  …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 2 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

First off, a great big thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our kickoff to Frostbiting last Saturday.  After having to cancel Week 1, Week 2 was the perfect start to what is hopefully a great season. There were a few teams that weren’t able to make it, and with two drop in boats joining us, we had twenty boats on the line …

The 2018 Youth Program Wraps Up

In Youth by Hugh Freund

With summer winding down and our various youth programs coming to an end, we can’t help but reflect on what a phenomenal season it has been. From late spring through August, approximately 1,000 kids passed through Pier 4 to learn about sailing, marine science, academics, and ultimately, themselves. Students, most of whom receive scholarships, tackled various projects throughout the summer. …

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Youth Program Summer Livin’

In Youth by Lauren Saalmuller

With nearly 200 Boston kids and 75 instructors and teachers pouring onto Pier 4 each day, summer at Courageous has finally arrived! I’ve been waiting to experience the youth program in action ever since joining the Courageous team in January. We’re now two weeks in, and I’m proud to be part of the goings-on at Courageous. The pier is full …