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 one of our 30' traditional wooden sailboats; they are sturdy and very seaworthy. They are 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.
Trips are participant-led; meaning that participants decide as a group where they would like to go, how to get there, and what activities their day may hold! 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, mindful & respectful wilderness practices, and how to be responsible for the safety of the boat and her crew.
*Tuition for this trip includes all group gear such as sleeping bags, sleeping mats, tarps, foul weather (heavy rain) gear (including rubber boots), eating gear & food, etc. Participants are responsible for assembling the clothing items in their pack list. If you do not have or cannot find a clothing item, we have a collection of clothing to lend, which we are happy to lend you on the condition that you let us know ahead of time, & it is returned to us.
*Registration for all courses opens on April 1, 2020 at 6:00am.
Registration is first-come, first-served and can be initiated by emailing or leaving a message at 902-423-7284 with the participants first & last name, their age, and which program you are interested in registering for. Inquiries will be addressed in the order they are received. Registration is not complete or secure until registration forms (sent by us) are filled out, interviews are completed, and all components have been reviewed & approved.
Contact us for registration details, or if you have any questions regarding this trip:
Email - Phone - (902) 423 7284
Bursary Support may be available! For information email or call and leave a message at (902)423-7284
This program is an opportunity of a lifetime. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!
This program may qualify as a Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey & Residential Project.
COASTAL EXPEDITION - 7-DAY
Age - 14 - 18
Price - $1000 - 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, B0J2C0
Dates - Session 1: July 4 - 10, 2020
- Session 2: July 21 - 27, 2020
*Dates are subject to minor changes*