Youth Sailing

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 a lot 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 Program

Courageous annually serves over 1,000 children, ages 8 to 18, out of four sailing venues in the City of Boston: Charlestown Navy Yard, Jamaica Pond, Camp Harbor View, and U Mass Boston. 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.

2017 Summer Youth Program

The lottery for the 2017 Steps to Lead program will open for everyone in the spring. Please check back in January 2017 for more details, or contact Youth Program Director, Toni Sacco at toni@courageoussailing.org