JP2: Beginner/Intermediate Sailing

JP2 is our two-week intermediate sailing class for children ages 10 and up from the City of Boston.



After students have spent one or two summers at Jamaica Pond in the beginner course, JP1, they should be ready to take on some more advanced sailing in the JP 2 course. This is a 2-week course that invites these more experienced sailors to practice skippering and sailing without an instructor; this session will see them on Ventures as well as RS Quests, which are designed to get sailors comfortable with capsizing and the other basics of sailing in dinghies. Instructors provide diverse activities, games, and drills for sailors to become confident as well as explore the technical side of sailing in preparation to move onto more advanced Steps in Charlestown.

Sample Daily Schedule:
8:45 Arrival
8:45-9:00 Games and Activities in the tent with instructors
9:00-9:30 Chalk Talk – go over the water skill or activity of the morning
9:30-10:00 Rigging the boats
10:00 – 12:00 Sailing
12:00-1:00 Lunch and activities in the tent
1:00-3:00 Sailing
3:00-3:30 Derigging
3:30 Dismissal

Course Information

Dates Duration Tuition
July 5 – July 15 (no program July 4) 2 weeks* $975
July 19 – July 29 (no program July 18) 2 weeks* $975
August 1 – August 12 2 weeks* $975
Jamaica Pond
Daily schedule:
8:45am – 3:30pm
Extended day:
8am – 5pm (*Requires additional $50 tuition)

* Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) will be soliciting proposals for managing Jamaica Pond in the upcoming year. This is a standard and public process designed to promote transparency and quality contracting for the City of Boston residents. The BPRD has confirmed that a boating program will be operated at Jamaica Pond beginning in Spring 2021, but, while their application and review process is underway, our plans for programming at Jamaica Pond in 2021 and beyond will remain uncertain.

We are hoping to have a decision before our lottery registration opens on March 1st. Currently, we are planning to open our Summer Youth Program registration for our Jamaica Pond site – whether or not we have a final decision by that point. However, until we receive a decision, we will not be able to confirm course enrollments.

How fees are set
What to bring each day
Swim test requirement


Courageous Sailing YP Team
Admin Staff