History & Mission
Under the visionary leadership of Joe Lee, Jr. kids started sailing on the Charles River in the mid 1930s. The boathouse was built in 1941 and Community Boating Inc. was organized in 1946. A thorough history of the early days of CBI may be found in the Spring 2010 issue of Sea History Magazine, the publication of the National Maritime Historical Society.
Click here for the PDF article. (Copies are available at the boathouse.)
Our Mission and Organizational Structure
The mission of Community Boating, Inc., is the advancement of sailing for all by minimizing economic and physical obstacles to sailing. In addition, CBI enhances the greater Boston community by using sailing as a vehicle to empower its members to develop independence and self-confidence, improve communication, foster teamwork, and acquire a deeper understanding of community spirit and the power of volunteerism.
Community Boating is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation. The organization is overseen by a Board of Directors, elected by our Corporation, a subset of about 250 members who through their volunteerism show special concern with the future of the organization and with the preservation and utilization of Boston's natural resources. The Board's primary functions are to approve an annual budget, set policies, advise management, serve as community liaison and to spearhead specific committees and fundraising efforts. Meetings are held on a regular basis and are open to all CBI members who wish to attend. Meeting dates will be announced on the news and events page of this site once the schedule is set. Until then please inquire at the front office for meeting dates.
2013 Board of Directors
- Karyn Brudnicki, President
- Adam Lipson, Vice-President
- Brian McManus, Treasurer
- Beth Edwards, Assistant Treasurer
- Scott Kline, Secretary
- Gary DuMoulin
- Adam Gorlovsky-Schepp
- Andrew Griesinger
- Jay Kronfeld