Are you ready to spend the summer challenging yourself, learning new skills, and conquering the dragon? Then Summer at Sea is perfect for you! August 11-22.
Summer at Sea is an overall 10 day voyage where high schoolers and young adults between the ages of 14 to 21 years old learn how to sail, row, and navigate the waters of the Salish Sea. In the course of the program, participants learn navigation, planning, teamwork, leadership and boat handling that includes rowing and sailing each day. Your skills come alive in a ten day overnight adventure exploring the Salish Sea by sail and oar power.
Participation in any overnight trip on the Schooner Adventuress up to 6 months beforehand gives you priority to sign up for the next level of adventure: a 10 day Voyage in the San Juan Islands aboard a Longdory.*
2017’s Summer at Sea is scheduled to start in Anacortes,WA directly after Sound Experience’s Fantastic Voyage Level 2. August 11!
*Participation in a Sound Experience trip is not a requirement for participation in Summer at Sea, however priority will be given accordingly.
What is a Longdory?
A Longdory is a new take on an age old design. Measuring 30ft long with 8 oars and a simple sailing rig, these vessels are the perfect expedition craft for exploring these waters, following in the footsteps of George Vancouver and his longboats.
Where does this voyage go?
The voyage starts in Anacortes, WA and will range as far among the myriad of San Juan Islands as weather and time will allow. Visits will primarily be to the small jewel like islets that ferries and larger vessels cannot reach.
Why undertake such a venture?
- Hone your Maritime Skills: Knot tying, Sailing, Navigation, Tides and Currents, Anchoring – and so much more.
- Become a great leader with problem-solving, planning, awareness, and compassion.
- Explore what it means to be a team player by working with your shipmates to plan, camp, cook, and travel on a Longdory.
Who can come?
Anyone between the ages of 14-21. *Precedence is given to those who have done an overnight trip aboard the Schooner Adventuress within 6 months prior to the Summer at Sea Voyage.
What does it cost?
The program is completely free to all participants with a small fee to cover food costs. Even better, the voyage is ACCREDITED and can be used towards your high school credit requirements!
Who is providing this opportunity?
The Summer at Sean Voyage is run by the Community Boat Project and the Puget Sound Voyaging Society. These joint non-profit organizations work out of Port Hadlock, WA providing community oriented maritime programs – including boatbuilding, sailing and maritime skills. They are dedicated to giving youth a “sense of place” by connecting them to the environment, the economy, and the people of their region.
Sounds Great! How do I sign up?
Complete the ‘Summer at Sea Application’ (link below) and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurry there are only 8 spots!
To learn more about the program and inquire about the 2017 session, contact Captain Nahja Chimenti at 360-379-9220 or email@example.com