|Age||8 and up|
|Swim Requirement||Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Download our Proof of Swimming Ability Form here.|
|Experience Requiment||No experience necessary. New sailors welcome.|
|Limits||One session per child per summer. Each session is 4 days long.|
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM*
*drop off begins at 9:15 AM; extended day option available (see FAQ)
Jamaica Pond (Boston residents only):
|Locations||Charlestown and Jamaica Pond|
|Cost||$200 (fee is based on a sliding scale)|
Step 1 is our "Sailing 101" course, offered to children ages 8-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area. Each student attends Step 1 for one four day session. During this time they are introduced to the basics of sailing theory and are exposed to boating on Boston Harbor. Students are taught through a fun, high-energy, game-based approach, learning aboard stable keelboats, Rhodes-19s. No prior sailing experience necessary, though all students must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of swimming competency. Please refer to the registration FAQ section for more details.
At Courageous we place tremendous importance on safety. We are constantly taking measures to impress upon our students that a safe sailor is a good sailor. Below is a partial listing of our safety regulations, rigorous guidelines that have given Courageous one of the best safety records on Boston Harbor.
First Event of Mass Bay League B Division Fleet Race Series
Please join us for the 4th Courageous Keelboat Kickoff Regatta. The event is a great opportunity to get a lot of kids on the water, early in the season.
The NOR is below. Let me know if you have any questions, and please register early.
Boston Latin School Head Coach
Notice of Race
2012 Courageous Keelboat Kickoff Regatta (First Event of Mass Bay League B Division Fleet Race Series)
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Location: Courageous Sailing Center, Boston Harbor
Report Time: 0900
Boats: Rhodes 19 Keelboats (3 person crews)
Format: A and B Division
Rules: RRS, ISSA PR, NESSA PR and By-laws, including Article L
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 1700 hours
Registration: To register, send an email to Cha OConnell that includes the following information:
Basic Keelboat Part 1
Our Charlestown facility operates year-round and houses our executive, administrative and program staff. This location processes registrations and leads our fundraising and program development efforts. The Courageous Boathouse is located on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, a short walk from North Station, the Bus Route 93 Navy Yard/Gate 4 bus stop, or the Long Warf F4 water shuttle that departs near the Blue Line's Aquarium T station.
Courageous is pleased to offer youth and adult sailing on Jamaica Pond in cooperation with the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation. The summer youth program at Jamaica Pond is open to Boston residents only. The Jamaica Pond Boathouse is located at the intersection of the Jamaica Way and Pond Street, a one and one-half mile walk from the Orange Line's Green Street T Stop, and is also on bus routes 39, 41 and 48. More info on Jamaica Pond.
Courageous now operates a summer sailing program for campers at Boston's Camp Harbor View on Long Island. For more information on the camp, visit www.campharborviewfoundation.org, or visit the Boys and Girls Club of Boston at www.bgcb.org.
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'reonthe 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 camp-outs, we'll keep you having fun on adventure after adventure, all summer long!