Voyagers – Class
Once a week the Puget Sound Voyagers meet. In this class High School students are introduced to and steeped in maritime culture.
In fall and spring they go out in the rowing and sailing Longdories built by the Boatbuilding class. Through this experience teamwork and leadership are fostered.
During the winter months maintenance of the boats is undertaken, students study for their Wa. State Boater’s Card, and fundraise for their spring Journey.
Through the course of this class students learn maritime skills such as navigation, team rowing and boat maneuvering, marine maintenance (sanding, painting, simple woodwork, rig and sail repair), rope and knot-work, ship-board safety and much more.
In late spring the Journey in embarked upon.
This expedition is a celebration of the team these students have forged during the course of the school year, as well as a chance to practice skills acquired throughout the year.