Sailing Lake Erie: Tall Ship Sail School

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Set sail with the crew of the U.S. Brig Niagara, the largest wooden sailing ship in the United States, as you explore the beauty and majesty of Lake Erie.

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About the Trip

Set sail with the crew of the U.S. Brig Niagara, the largest wooden sailing ship in the United States, as you explore the beauty and majesty of Lake Erie. You’ll step aboard the Niagara, a US Coast Guard certified Sailing School vessel, as a trainee. Raise and lower the sails, eat meals from the ship’s galley, sleep in a hammock below deck, and keep lookout with the crew while onboard the ship. By becoming an active part of the crew, you’ll learn the skills of traditional square-rig seamanship, through sailing, maintaining, and living on the ship. You’ll make friends that last a lifetime as you become an integral part of the team helping the ship make her way from port to port.

Where You Go

Cleveland, Ohio

What to Know

The Niagara is a reconstructed nineteenth century two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel. it is NOT a luxury sightseeing cruise. Participants, ages 14 and up, must be in good health, seek adventure, and be willing to live, learn, and work as a member of a team. Gear for this trip will be limited to the essentials. Girls should have basic swimming skills and an increase in sailing.

The Dates

July 11 - 25, 2018

You must be at least 14 years old at the time of the trip.

What to Bring

Full rain gear (includes a rain jacket and rain pants) and sleeping bag. Full packing list will be provided after acceptance.

The Cost

Program Fee: $1,750

Program Fee does not include transportation to and from the Destination. You will be responsible for round-trip airfare to Cleveland, Ohio.

A $250 non-refundable deposit will be due upon acceptance.

Download Application Forms
Destinations Application 2018-2019
Contact Information

Emily Fein
efein@gsneo.org
330.983.0433