Puget Sound Voyaging

Voyagers – Class

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Once a week the Puget Sound Voyagers meet. In this class High School students are introduced to and steeped in maritime culture.Journey prep 3.JPG

 

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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.

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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.

 

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In late spring the Journey in embarked upon.

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Our hardy Voyagers take a 5-7 day trip aboard their Longdories or a local Tall Ship, exploring one corner of the Salish Sea. Mon journey begins 18

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.