The Sea-Legs program offers kids more than a boat ride. Much more...
At age 9, when they first step aboard, sailors become a team that works together as they learn to sail a boat--a 32-ft boat--on which everyone lends a hand.
Sea-Legs sailors are typically not the children of families with longtime maritime traditions. They would not have access to the sea or feel comfortable aboard a boat without deliberate introduction.
Yet most of these new sailors learn fast and enjoy the maritime experience well enough to return, week after week, year after year. They acquire new layers of skill and take on greater responsibility as they mature into mariners.
The advanced Sea-Legs sailor is invited to serve as leader and, eventually, an apprentice shipwright--learning to use the tools and materials required to refurbish boats. Apprentices earn wages as they gain vocational skill and
Because Sea-Legs sailors are active year-round they have ample opportunity to assume a maritime identity that will serve to expand their horizons for a lifetime.
Sea-Legs, Inc. remains the small non-profit organization that we were in 1998 when we gained the status of a public charity under section 501(c)3 of the tax code. Donations to Sea-Legs are tax deductible. Boat donations are essential to the program's mission and its success.