Courageous Sailing at UMass Boston
Courageous Sailing and UMass Boston are proud to be partnering to bring free sailing, sailing lessons, and kayaking to current UMass Boston students, and excited to offer sailing and kayaking rentals and membership plans to UMass faculty and the Dorchester public.
Hours of operation
June 14th through September 30th
11am to 7pm, Wednesday – Sunday
We are not open on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Additionally, Courageous @ UMass may suspend operations or close early due to weather. Please call ahead if you think the weather may affect our hours.
Already know how to sail? We have 4 Centerboard Cape Cod Mercurys. These are the same boats that are popular on the Charles River. They are perfect small sailboats for beginner sailors, and for daysails around the UMass Boston peninsula.
Learn to sail – no prior knowledge of boats required. Start off with just an hour or two of instruction and build your way toward taking sailboats out by yourself!
Call or stop by the boathouse for information on our Intro to Sailing Classes, and to schedule further classes. Check our calendar for the regular lesson schedule.
Open to the public
Half-Season Discounted Membership!!
$120 from now until Sept. 30.
Free access to sailboats and kayaks
$20 for the first hour
$10 for every additional hour
Kayak and rowboat rentals*
$15 per hour
$45 per day
Private sailing lessons or cruise:
$45 per hour
*Free for members
Dorchester Youth Program
Signup is full, and the program starts on Tuesday, August 15th
General Youth Program Information
Youth Program Director
Youth Program Site Director
Call here for on-site or day-to-day questions.
Youth Program Drop Off/Pick Up
See e-mail sent to all parents.
Fox Point Boat Dock,
Harbor Walk/University Drive,
South Dorchester, MA 02125