Learn to handle wind, waves and weather with confidence as you choose your own adventure with your team of crew mates. No sailing experience is necessary - we'll teach you what you need to know. If you do have a background in sailing, we'll build on those basics with a great experience of small boat coastal sailing where you'll learn chart and compass navigation, anchoring, how to read the weather, how to cook on board and more!
You will live on board Elizabeth Hall, a 30' traditional wooden sailboat; she is sturdy and very seaworthy. She is ketch rigged - 3 sails (jib, main, mizzen). There is no motor, so when there's no wind we have 8 large oars to row! We leave from our boathouse in historic Lunenburg on the south shore and return to Lunenburg, so the general sailing area is in Mahone Bay and St. Margaret's Bay. We sail during the day and anchor at night and sleep on board. Each trip is different, each crew is different - it's your adventure - you decide how you want to live it.
The youth crew works together to do everything that needs to be done on board - you learn how to sail, how to row the boat, how to navigate by chart and compass, how to prepare all meals, how to make decisions about where to go and how to get there, and how to be responsible for the safety of the boat and her crew.
Participants are responsible for providing warm clothing (we can rent you items as well); we provide life jackets, sleeping bags, all meals, canvas duffel bags to pack clothes and belongings into, and heavy duty foul weather gear (boots, pants, jacket).
First 7 Day Coastal Adventure: July 9 - 15th, 2016
Second 7 Day Coastal Adventure: August 25 - 31st, 2016
Trips begin in Lunenburg at 10am on Day 1 and finish in Lunenburg at 6pm on Day 7. Cost of $875 includes tax, all food and use of Sea School foul weather gear (including boots), PFD, sleeping bag and mat, and canvas duffel bag. Bursary support may be available - contact us for more details.