Cruising Under Sail - Adults
Join a crew of 5 other adults and an instructor learning to sail a 23’ sailboat. You will learn to row a dinghy, set and strike sail, steer, navigate, use a marine radio, operate a small outboard, watch the weather, tie knots, and follow basic safety all while sailing all over Casco Bay each evening. Our primary instructional boat, the Pearson Ensign, is a strong, unsinkable fiberglass boat that is still actively raced (and still being built) more than 30 years after her introduction. Ensigns are probably the most comfortable sailboat ever built. They have high backrests and a large, deep cockpit and plenty of space for students to learn and work together while staying separated and outdoors.
Adults will learn to steer a sailboat, set, reef and strike sail, tie knots, learn terminology, navigate, rules of the road, lead with confidence, work as part of a team, use a small outboard and row a dinghy.
Program offered in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine, US Sailing & Schooner Harvey Gamage.