Courageous Sailing – Make-A-Mark 2016
Auction Ends: Jul 18, 2016 12:00 AM EDT

Live Auction Event Coming Soon!

The online auction portion of Make-A-Mark 2016 is now closed. The auction will run from June 30, 2016 to July 17, 2016, with the live event taking place on July 19, 2016. Proceeds go to Courageous Sailing in order to support youth sailing and youth development in Boston. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, and community. Let the bidding begin!

Live Event Details

Tue Jul 19, 2016
6PM - 10PM EDT
Courageous Sailing Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown, MA 02129 Add to My Calendar
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Tuesday July 19th, 2016 from 6pm-10pm  

Now in its 20th 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 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, 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 as well as live 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!


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 around 1,000 children and provide over 30,000 hours of programming in 2016, 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. Proper 21+ 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.

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 Amanda Anastasia at Courageous Sailing. Call at (617) 242-3821 x11 or email

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.

Make Your Bid to Support Courageous Sailing!

Now is your chance to not only get all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support our organization and mission. 

Courageous Sailing transforms lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership.

Courageous Sailing is a community that embraces sailing as a platform for life-long learning, personal growth and leadership; a center of sailing excellence committed to removing barriers to access for all Boston youth, the public and people with physical and intellectual challenges. 

It is because of your support that we are able to do what we do!


Interested in attending the live event? Our 20th Annual Make-A-Mark Gala will be held on Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, MA, on July 19th. Tickets are available at this link: