Come sail aboard the historic Schooner Adventuress for six days and five nights in the scenic waters of the San Juan Islands. This summer, Sound Experience is partnering for the first time with West Sound Technical Skills Center to offer an intensive experiential Adventures at Sea program for 23 students. West Sound Tech is an educational cooperative, serving students in the Bremerton, Central Kitsap, Chimacum, North Kitsap, North Mason, Peninsula, Quilcene, Bainbridge Island, South Kitsap and Port Townsend School Districts providing advanced career and technical education programming preparing students for career and college. Nonprofit Sound Experience owns and operates the historic schooner Adventuress as an education platform to engage young people in marine stewardship, and increasingly to inspire students to look-to-the-water for career choices.
Students learn to sail, navigate, manage emergencies, tie knots, splice, hold anchor watches, read tides and currents, while learning to work as a team. Through this unique experience, students earn a .5 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Credit. The Schooner Adventuress is a 133 foot, 104 year old historic sailing vessel, that is designed to allow the crew (YOU) to gain a great sense of life aboard a working ship. Skills required are an open mind, a sense of adventure, and a willingness to work as a team. The course will also visit the Skagit Valley Center for Maritime Excellence and students will need to do five hours of independent and online study to earn their Washington State Boater’s card in advance of the sailing trip. This is a great first step in exploring a maritime career.
Registration is through West Sound Tech Skills Center. Please click here to register or to find out additional information. If you have any questions please contact Amy at 360-379-0438 x2 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org