Wednesday, May 25, 2011

4th Place!!!

Congratulations to David, Elisabeth, Kelsey, and Luke for their 4th place finish in the silver division at the Mass Bay Championships. David Rodriguez was consistently at the top of the fleet, finishing in second place twice during the two day regatta. Congratulations to all and we'll see you at the next race!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Getting ready!

Team BPS is getting ready for the Mass Bay League Championship next week...wish them luck!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Boston Public took advantage of the warmest day of the year by taking out the lasers. Thanks to coach Chris for the pictures!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thank you for your donations!

For those of you who helped to support the team, here's proof that your money has been well spent! The BPS and BLS team spent the afternoon racing on Rhodes 19s and 420s and a couple of unlucky racers took an unexpected dip. There's nothing worse than a turtled 420 in early April! Dry suits kept these kids safe but we're still in need of us buy more dry suits today!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Let the racing begin!

Courageous Sailing Center hosted the kickoff to the high school sailing season with 17 of the area's top high schools competing on the harbor. Over 100 students fought heavy winds and currents with only two brave sailors taking a swim and one main sail surrendering to the gusts. The winds were steady the whole day and picked up towards the end, forcing the boats to return to the docks for a quick reef before the final race. Everybody did a great job out there with top honors going to Winchester High. Thank you very much to Courageous for hosting the day's events and the Mass Bay League for officiating.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Racing Practice

The Boston Public Sailing Team combined with some of the Boston Latin Sailing Team today to get some early racing practice in.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 1: Snow or Shine!

Today was the first day for the Boston Public Sailing Team on the water and it was definitely a test of our will! The students arrived at Courageous to find snow blowing sideways and the flag about to fly off the pole. Strangely, everybody was still eager to get out on the water! Our coaches, Chris Dubois and Rosemary Lyons, held a short classroom session where the basics were reviewed while we waited to see what the weather would do. Chris made the call to Dave and we were ready to hit the water! The students divided into two boats, rigged, and began the very first season of the Boston Public Sailing Team. It was a cold hour or so on the water but everybody had a huge smile as they made their way across the harbor. Today was just a refresher day to give the kids a chance to brush up on their skills. Great job to Elisabeth, Kelsey, and Taylor. Looking forward to David joining us on Wednesday!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cocktails For Courageous

The Boston Public Schools High School Team was officially kicked off at the recent "Cocktails for Courageous" held at the Sail Loft. About 125 supporters showed up to the event in support of the team. The event raised the necessary funds to get the team up and running this spring! The night could not have happened if it weren't for the support of Courageous Sailing Center, the Sail Loft, and the event sponsor, Zim Sailing.