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 5-Step curriculum provides a framework for learning and growing through increasing independence, responsibility, and achievement.

*The Steps To Lead program runs from 8:45AM - 3:15PM *

We also offer our Steps To Lead program at our satellite site in Jamaica Plain. Learn more about our Summer Youth Program offerings at our Jamaica Pond site 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


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