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 lend 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).
COASTAL EXPEDITION - 7-DAY
Age - 14 - 18
Price - $TBA - Includes all food and use of Sea School foul weather gear (including boots), PFD, sleeping bag and mat, and canvas duffel bag.
Location - 174 Bluenose Dr., Lunenburg, NS
Dates - Session 1: Announced Spring 2020
- Session 2: Announced Spring 2020
- Session 3: Announced Spring 2020
This program is an opportunity of a lifetime. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!
Contact us for registration details at
(902) 423 7284 or email
This program qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey & Residential Project.
Bursary Support may be available! For information email or call and leave a message at (902)423-7284