The Courageous Summer Youth Program: Steps To Lead

At Courageous Sailing, youth experience sailing as a platform to develop leadership skills, gain confidence, explore Boston Harbor, and delve into hands-on science.

Even our newest sailors enjoy the thrills of skippering a boat, going fishing off our docks, and making new friends, the first steps on their journey to becoming integral members of the Courageous Sailing community. Our 6-Step curriculum provides a framework for learning and growing through increasing independence, responsibility, and achievement.
*The Steps To Lead program runs from 8:45AM – 3:30PM *

We also offer our Steps To Lead program at our satellite sites in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester. Learn more about our Summer Youth Program offerings at our Jamaica Pond and UMass Boston sites today!

Step 1: Sailing 101

An introduction to the waterfront and sailing for children 8 and up. Learn more

Step 2: Beginner

For children 9 and up who are interested in learning more about sailing. Learn more

Step 3: Intermediate

For intermediate sailors from the greater Boston area ages 11 and up. Learn more

Step 4: Beginner Dinghy Sailing

For independent sailors ages 12 and up who like small, fast sailboats. Learn more

Step 5: Advanced Sailing

For advanced sailors ages 13 and up from the Greater Boston area. Learn more

Step 6: Instructor-in-Training

A job training program to help transition from student to instructor. Ages 15 and up. Learn more