Courageous Sailing Center
Other Ideas: Walden Pond State Reservation; Boston Harbor Islands; Isles of Shoals Steamship Company; Community Rowing Inc.; South Bridge Boat House
Whether it's your first time on a boat or you have years of experience under your belt, when it comes to sailing there's always more to learn.
Courageous offer offer a wide range of courses, led by expert, US Sailing-certified instructors.
Classes are kept small (usually no more than three students per instructor) for a highly individualized learning experience.
Learn to Sail 1 & 2
12 hours. Whether you're totally new to sailing or haven't sailed in a while, our Learn to Sail 1 courses are a great way to give sailing a try without a big commitment! If you like it, come back for Learn to Sail 2 and work towards your US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.
24 hours. This is our core course for covering the fundamentals of sailing. Perfect for those who are looking for a solid grasp on the basics and the confidence to helm a sailboat in Boston Harbor. Graduates are elible to take the US Sailing Basic Keelboat exam at the completion of the course and receive US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification
12 hours. For those who know the basics and are comfortable skippering a Rhodes 19, this course is a great next step. Using our J/22 fleet, we cover the finer points of boat handling and sail trim, and teach you how to fly a spinnaker.
24 hours. For those looking to move beyond daysailing to bigger boats and broader horizons, this course covers the basics of handling bigger boat. Graduates are elible to take the US Sailing Basic Cruising exam at the completion of the course and receive US Sailing Basic Cruising certification.
40 hours. For those eager to charter a cruising boat in the Carribean, or just be a more confident cruiser in your own boat, this is the next step beyond Basic Cruising. Graduates are elible to take the US Sailing Bareboat Cruising exam at the completion of the course and receive US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification.
The material covered in our Coastal Navigation class is something every sailor, sooner or later, needs to know. Graduates will be able to plot routes and chart their own courses with confidence. Whether you are a Basic Keelboat grad itching to explore every nook and cranny of the Harbor Islands, or you are a long-time cruiser grown too attached to your GPS and not sure if you'd be ready to plot a quick fix and course to steer the should the batteries die and the fog roll in, this is the course for you.
Courses made to order. For beginning to advanced sailors, on any topic. Ask Dave or Miguel, and they will put together a lesson or a course just for you!
Short (2 to 3 hour) courses on special topics: docking, anchoring, knots, outboard engines, navigation, weather and more. Check our calendar for the complete list.
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