Sail the Sea of Cortez
Wake up at dawn to prepare your boat. Listen to the wind flap the sails as you race across clear blue water. Fall asleep on the shore and prepare for a new day. On this course, you’ll learn about sailing and working as a member of a team. Learning to navigate by nature’s rhythms, you’ll explore a sea that’s rich with marine life. You’ll start with the basics of sailing these unique yawl-rigged, open Drascombe longboats—reading the wind, navigation, handling sails, and more. Camping on the desert beaches at night puts you in a totally different environment, one of shallow tide pools and desert plants and animals. You’ll learn what you need to know about camping and taking care of the environment as you travel each day.
As you sail, you’ll focus on the most important part of this course—your growing leadership skills. Challenging weather might be a lesson in decision making one day, while the next you might learn about communication as you work through changing group dynamics. You’ll learn what your leadership style is, fill a different leadership role each day, and be an active member of a small community. These skills will stick with you for the rest of your life, preparing you to be a leader wherever you choose to go.