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The Providence adventure continues around the Narragansett Bay

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 2, 2007

tying-off-the-line-providence.jpg Hauling lines

During the first two weeks of August, aboard Providence, students will learn teamwork and collaboration skills while participating in the hands-on activity of sailing a tall ship.  The Providence crew and two Middletown, Rhode Island teachers will design and implement activities which will help build students’ self-confidence and increase their leadership skills. Matt and Heather are on board as part of the Providence  crew, video taping, taking pictures and passing on the lessons they have learned this summer on board the Picton Castle.  The two of them stopped by the office yesterday after the day sail was over looking very tan, very happy and very tired. I asked Matt yesterday if he thought there was a huge difference sailing the Providence as opposed to the Picton Castle. His reply was that it was fun sailing such a small boat. Small boat! Not many people can say that about sailing a 110′ square tops’l sloop. By the end of the week, the students will be salty sailors and hopefully have gained an enduring interest in sailing.

For more information about the ASTA Tall Ship Youth Adventure Program, go to www.sailtraining.org  or call our office in Newport, RI.

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