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, OH, USA

What to Know

Girls should: have an interest in sailing, be good working in teams, have good communication skills, be excited for new challenges, open to climbing to new heights, and enjoy history. Girls should be in good health and have basic swimming skills. It’s important to know that the Niagara is a reconstructed nineteenth century two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel and requires hard work to sail. It is NOT a luxury sightseeing cruise.

The Dates

July 14-29, 2020

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

What to Bring

Gear for this trip will be limited to the essentials. 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: ESTIMATED $2,000

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.

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Contact Information

Fallon Pulley
fpulley@gsneo.org
330.983.0372