Category: Lessons

Five Reasons Your Kids Should Sail

My Kids at American Seafarers

  1. Self-Confidence.¬†There is simply nothing like being able to pilot your own craft at the age of 9 years old. Riding a bike is one thing. Skillfully steering and docking a sailboat is quite another. All of my athletic…

Summer Camps by Jeffrey Carter

American Seafarers

Jeffrey Carter is the Director of Rockbrook Summer Camp for Girls, a traditional girls summer camp located in Brevard, NC. He publishes the summer camp blog “The Heart of a Wooded Mountain.” I wanted to share one of Jeffrey’s articles…

Sailing to Kittery Maine

Navigation

So my latest adventure included joining a contract in Kittery at the Navy Shipyard. The drive is about 2 1/2 hours each way from where I live in Waterford CT. Although I am accustomed to lengthy commutes, that my friends…

ASA101: Basic Keelboat, Day 2

So we woke up and packed new lunches, and lots of water for a day out on the water (and we drank all of it). We arrived at the dock at 9am, and we quickly got down to the business…

ASA101:Basic Keelboat, Day 1

So my Girlfriend, Elyse and I had our first day of sailing lessons today. Although I have been sailing all my life, I thought it would be fun to take these classes together, and additionally I want to get certified…