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17th Annual Make-A-Mark

Courageous Sailing

Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Boston, MA

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Group - 10 Tickets for $600   more info Ended $60.00 $2.19
Contributing Membership   more info Ended $100.00 $2.99

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Event Details

Thursday July 18th, 2013 from 6pm-10pm


Now in its 17th year, Make-A-Mark is Courageous Sailing's signature summertime gala on Pier 4. It is one of Boston Harbor's best parties of the year and our youth program's most important fundraiser.

Make-A-Mark features complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and great music, while taking in the beautiful skyline from Boston's best waterfront venue. Any and all guests are welcome, even if you are not a sailor. All funds raised through our ticket sales, silent auction, raffle and event sponsorships go directly to support our youth programming and provide scholarships for children who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to learn to sail. 


Pre-sale tickets are still available, so grab a friend (or better yet grab 9 friends!), don your best cocktail attire and come enjoy complimentary cocktails and great food from some of our favorites. This year we are excited have amazing food and drink sponsors, including Capers Catering, Gourmet Caterers, Fireplace Restaurant, Fig's, Premier Bartending, Gordon's Fine Wine, Sam Adams, Goslings Dark Rum, and Double Cross Vodka. And the Rolling Who will keep things lively with music and dancing under the Peterson's Party Center tent.

So come enjoy a wonderful summer party under the lights of the Boston skyline, and thank you for supporting Courageous! Please come dressed in summer cocktail attire.

Who will the proceeds benefit?

Courageous Sailing teaches sailing and life skills free of charge to thousands of Greater Boston children. We use sailing instruction to teach key leaderships competencies, personal responsibility, communication, teamwork, problem solving, and stewardship. All proceeds from Make-A-Mark will fund the youth sailing and leadership programs.

Why are additional funds needed? 

While Courageous Sailing will serve over 1,000 children and provided over 30,000 hours of programming in 2012, only one-third of students applying for our Summer Youth Program will be admitted into our program due to limited resources.  Additional funding is needed to expand access and to maintain the high quality of our programming and fleet.


Who will be there?

Members, neighbors, volunteers, parents, young professionals, sailors from throughout the region and anyone who wants to have fun while supporting Courageous Sailing - you and your friends!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There is no age limit to enter the event. Drinks are complimentary for guests over the age of 21. Proper identification is required to receive your drink wristband.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available at the Nautica parking garage at 88 Constitution Road. Click here for a map with directions by car, mass transit, bicycle and foot.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

You should bring only what you need. This is an outdoor venue. There is no place to store your personal belongings.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

General inquiries can be directed to Laura Gibbons at Courageous Sailing. Call at (617) 242-3821 x11 or


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed tickets are not required for individual ticket purchases.

Group tickets will be distributed by mail prior to the event and should be presented at the check in table when you arrive at the event.


What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds available.

Have questions about 17th Annual Make-A-Mark? Contact Courageous Sailing

When & Where

Courageous Sailing
Flagship Way Ave
Boston, MA 02129

Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Courageous Sailing

Courageous Sailing was established in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) by the late South Boston sailing enthusiast Harry McDonough. It was Harry’s dream to use sailing to build character and camaraderie among Boston children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds.  For 25 years, we have continued to grow and deliver our mission to transform children’s lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership.  In Harry’s words, “Every child's perspective is improved 50-yards off-shore.”

Courageous is now a nationally recognized year-round educational center for community sailing and youth development.  Courageous offers Boston-area youth free and low-cost out-of-school-time programs in sailing, environmental education, job skills development, and leadership training. In 2011 we were honored to be named one of the top 10 community sailing programs nationwide by both US Sailing and Sail Magazine.

Make-A-Mark Committee

Event Co-Chairs
Rob Breslin & Brian Lee

Committee Members

Mary Lou Amrhein Barbara Babin
Ned Bicks Denise Booras
Glen Brenner Connie Brown
Kevin Cain Katy Capo
Emily Celano Laurie Consoli
John Cunningham Dave DiLorenzo
Dale DiMento Laura Gibbons
Tom Hart Judy Krimski
Kristyn Meech Shana Melcher
Yara Mendes Gergg Nourjian
Lindsey O'Connell Mike Opal
Tom Osler Bill Riley
Mary Schwager Mike Silvia
Martin St. John Julia Tanen
Chip Terry Ladd Thorne
 Alex Wisch  
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