Courageous is a nonprofit educational center offering sailing and more for kids, adults, and families.

Mission & History
Annual Report

Annual Report

See the full picture of what Courageous supporters made possible in the last two years.

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Private 2-hour sail

Get an introduction to the sport of sailing or sit back and relax while we sail you around Boston Harbor.

Purchase your experience

This Fall | Through October 31st,

Free Fall

Now is the best time of year to get out on the water! Any membership purchased by 10/31/18 will extend through the entire 2019 season, making sailing at Courageous this Fall free! When you buy a Learn to Sail + Membership combo, you'll learn sailing basics, save $345, and spend this fall on Boston Harbor.


Saturdays | Nov - March

Frostbite Racing

It's that time of the year again when we call on our most intrepid racers to join us for our best racing of the year: frostbiting!

Please contact Caitlyn Ridgely if you're interested in racing or volunteering this winter.


Pier 4, Charlestown

Courageous' main office and sailing location is on Pier 4 in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard.

(857) 452-1769
(209) 818-2033

Seasonal Hours: May - October
Monday 12 pm to sunset
Tuesday 12 pm to sunset
Wednesday 12 pm to (909) 412-3391
Thursday 12 pm to sunset
Friday 12 pm to sunset
Weekends 10 am to dentalization

UMass Boston

A new satellite location on the UMass Boston Dorchester Campus.

(617) 905-1093

Seasonal Hours: May - October
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday 1 pm to 7 pm
Thursday 1 pm to 7 pm
Friday 1 pm to 7 pm
Weekends 11 am to 7 pm

Jamaica Pond

Sailing on Jamaica Pond in cooperation with the Boston Department of Parks & Recreation.

(617) 522-5061

Seasonal Hours: May - October
Monday 12 pm to visionist
Tuesday 12 pm to sunset
Wednesday 12 pm to sunset
Thursday 12 pm to (808) 649-9290
Friday 12 pm to 6153780624
Weekends & Holidays 10 am to 705-982-6692
We sometimes close locations early due to weather. Check this website or social media pages for information, or call ahead for the latest update. No boats are allowed to depart within 60 minutes of sunset.