EDUCATIONAL SAIL: TALL SHIP DISCOVERY SAIL
GET ACTIVE ON THIS EDUCATIONAL SAILING ADVENTURE!
Ahoy! Join us for an exciting educational adventure aboard the Tall Ship Windy! Great Lakes history and maritime tradition come alive from the decks of our floating classroom with Windy’s Tall Ship Discovery Sail (TSDS) for sail training.
This unique, hands-on learning experience is a great way to enjoy physics, ecology, history, and storytelling while taking an active part in sailing the vessel.
Watch the kids faces light up with excitement as they turn theory into practice, have real fun, and get educated along the way. Just get in touch to schedule your dates.
Join in on a scheduled sail! Sometimes, our local school and youth groups book the boat but there’s spots left over – you can join in!
Share the marvel of maritime heritage on the Great Lakes! History comes alive with an exciting educational adventure for curious minds of all ages. Join a group on their sail training mission for hands-on sailing aboard Windy and then muster for learning stations led by our crew-educators. This is approximately a 90 Minute sail.
WHAT'S THE CURRICULUM?
Our curriculum is customizable and appropriate for novice sailors of all ages. Students “muster” for a total of three learning stations. We provide two core stations:
- Harnessing the Wind: The “physics” of how a sailing ship sails. With wind as a free energy source, the greatest use of it has been by sailing ships. This module explains how a sailing ship “works”, how it can sail against the wind and change direction, and familiarizes the student with the terms associated with sailing.
- The Language and Life of a Sailor: This section is designed to teach the student nautical terms and names for the vessel parts and provide hands-on exploration of the tools, trinkets, and nomenclature of a sailor from the 1880s to the present.
And the third is up to you! Choose from:
- Real Pirates of the Inland Seas: The story of actual piracy on the Great Lakes and its impact on the development of our region. This module examines the controversial morality and mystique of the pirating life, dispelling myth and portraying the historical realities.
- Marlinspike Seamanship: The Skills of the Traditional sailor. Involves fun hands-on exercises that will teach the students about the tools and trade of the Sailor: historical uses of rope work, block & tackle systems, rigging, the function of sailors’ knots, and how to tie them.