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A Place of Growth

In Thank You, Youth by Ashton Smith

This summer I had my first job at Courageous Sailing. Only one year before was I walking around as a camper, sitting on the 420 dock, and learning how to do my first roll tack. This summer I was starting out as an IIT. I made my way through the first orientation, learning the “behind the scenes” of a camp …

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A Great Day at Courageous

In Thank You, Youth by Ashton Smith

One of the best memories of the summer was the 8th of August. A large majority of the IIT’s, Instructors in Training, were asked to help out with the Swim Sail Science field trip to Fan Pier. Everyone was excited about Shake Shack sponsoring us. The kids were especially excited about the free lunch. On our way to the pier, …

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Racing Tips from a Champion Racer

In Frostbiting by Ashton Smith

Joe Duplin, Star world champion and my sailing mentor of 45 years ago had one basic piece of tactical advice, “point your bow at the mark!” It was very shifty on Saturday and sailing on the lifted tack upwind and the headed jibe downwind was critical. With oscillations of as much as 20 degrees, you needed to know if you …

SYP Next Steps and Deadlines

In Youth by Ashton Smith

Confirm your family’s participation by completing the online Confirmation Form and paying your program balance. Confirmation Form links are personalized to each family. A link was included in the email sent April 2 with your family’s registration information. If you need it re-sent, contact Ashton at Ashton@courageoussailing.org. The Confirmation Form includes: More information about 2018 course fees & payment If …

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Meet Marcelo!

In People of Courageous by Toni Sacco

When I think of of my favorite times at Courageous, I think of winter 2014. It was a very cold Saturday and we had to shovel out the snow that was up to the boom of the boat. The surface of the water was frozen near the dock and the staff wandered around with the power boats to break the …