JP1: Beginner Sailing

Jamaica Pond One (JP1), formerly Step 1, is our one-week beginner sailing course offered to children ages 8 and up from the City of Boston.



Each student attends JP1 for a four or five day session. During this time they are introduced to the basics of sailing theory and are exposed to boating on Jamaica Pond. Students are taught through a fun, high-energy, game-based approach, learning aboard stable keelboats, Cape Cod Daysailers. No prior sailing experience necessary, though all students must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of swimming competency. 

If a student has never sailed before or is new to Courageous and you want to sail at Jamaica Pond, JP1 is the class for them.

Course Information

Dates Duration Tuition
7/2 – 7/6 4 days
*no class July 4
7/9 – 7/13 5 days $350
7/17 – 7/20 4 days $325
7/23 – 7/27 5 days $350
7/30 – 8/3 5 days $350
8/6 – 8/10 5 days $350
Jamaica Pond
Daily schedule:
8:45am – 3:30pm
Extended day:
8am – 5pm (*Requires additional $40 tuition)
How fees are set
What to bring each day
Swim test requirement


Ashton Smith
Director of Youth Programs and Outreach
(857) 452-1763