Each cruise starts and ends in Essex on the Connecticut River. The first day focuses on sailing theory, sail trim and boat maneuvering as we work our way across beautiful Long Island Sound to anchor in a quiet harbor on Shelter Island.  The second day builds on the first with more sail handling and the introduction of traditional navigation as we sail into Three Mile Harbor for the night.


After two days of repetitive practice, the last day sees you as the captains with the (supervised) responsibility of getting us back to Essex.


While each cruise is packed with new skills, the carefully designed "hands-on" nature of the program leaves you breathless but exhilarated by your accomplishments.