• Summer Youth Sailing School

    In the words of our wise founder, 'Every child's perspective is improved 50-yards from shore...' Read More

Youth Programs

Courageous annually serves over 1,000 children, ages 8 to 18, out of three sailing venues in the City of Boston: Charlestown Navy Yard, Jamaica Pond, and Camp Harbor View. At our headquarters on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, we operate a "five-step" summertime sailing school program that takes students from "Learn-to-Sail" through "Instructor-in-Training" programs. Each Step in our curriculum includes sailing instruction, environmental education, and leadership training components. The Charlestown site also hosts two programs that provide free sailing and science programming to Boston Public School students. We operate similar though smaller-scale programs at both Jamaica Pond and Camp Harbor View.

We invite you to browse this site to find out more about our summertime and school-year offerings.

Getting Started

Never been sailing? Get ready for the ultimate adventure! In just one lesson you'll be out on the water. If you like it—which we're sure you will—before long you'll be skippering a boat, racing on a team, or cruising around the harbor islands. If you stick with it, one day you could even be a Courageous instructor!  While you're on the water, you're going to learn lots about the environment and get to practice some pretty important life skills, too. From fishing off our pier to overnight island camping trips, you'll be having fun on adventure after adventure, all year long!

Summer Programs School-Year Programs Instructor-in-Training Program FAQs Jobs

Read the website and still have questions? Email your questions to Ashton Smith at ashton@courageoussailing.org or call 617-242-3821.
Blind Sailing on Boston Harbor

Sail Blind on Boston Harbor
One of our many
programs for
people with disabilities
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The best value in sailing
on Boston Harbor!

Located on spectacular Boston Harbor, Courageous is a community sailing center offering a variety of affordable US SAILING sailing courses and membership options for adults and FREE youth sailing programs. Whether you’re new to sailing or an old salt, there’s nowhere on Boston Harbor you’d rather be. Call us today: (617) COURAGE!

This Week at Courageous

See pics from the VOR Restart, our tour of Ericsson 3, the Puma Moths and more on our Facebook Fan Page

  • Monday, May 18: Courageous Corporate Challenge, Day 1

  • Tuesday, May 19: Tuesday Night Racing at 6pm, Short Course on Docking at 6:30

  • Wednesday, May 20: Wednesday PHRF

  • Thursday, May 21:  Short Course on Intro to Racing at 5:30, Thursday Night Racing + BBQ at 6:30

  • May 22-25:  Spend Memorial Day Weekend sailing on Boston Harbor!

Fundraising Events

There's always something going on at Courageous! Check out our calendar for the latest infomation on fundraisers, racing, member events, youth programs and more! [view calendar]

Courageous Challenge college bowl

Make-A-Mark

Courageous
Challenge

June 1, 8, 15, 22

Richard R. Ross Regatta
and College Bowl
October 3

Make-A-Mark
Celebration

July 14

Private Events

Beautiful Views, Sailing, Delicious Food & Drink … the possibilities are endless. We offer lessons, racing, day charters, private pier rentals and much, much more! [more]

Boston Magazine has listed Courageous as one of Boston's
"Superlative Spaces '08" to host your reception!

 

 

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