2011 Winter Sail Training

2011 Niagara Winter Sail Training Syllabus and Schedule

So the schedule and syllabus for this winter’s sail training is ready to go.  This is a great opportunity for everyone that stares at pictures of Niagara all over town thinking how much fun it would be to sail and work on that ship.  Our goal is to train new volunteers to help us sail the ship during the coming sailing season for both day sails in Erie and in passage.  The Niagara volunteers are the only way that a ship like this can be taken care of to the high standard that she is.

The program starts with and orientation to the ship and the museum on either Saturday Jan 8th or Saturday Jan 15th at 0900.  The training classes start on Saturday Jan 22nd and run every other week until April 16th.  The classes start at 0830 and end at 1230. 

Our sail training program won the American Sail Training Association’s “Sail Training Program of the Year” for 2010 and we are lead by Captain Wesley Heerssen who is the American Sail Training Association’s “Sail Trainer of the Year” for 2010.

Come on down and be a part of it.

About Billy Sabatini

I am the Chief Mate of the US Brig Niagara. I've been sailing on Niagara since 2005 and have held the position of Third Mate, Second Mate, Engineer and now Chief Mate. I am also a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and Tabor Academy and hold a 200 Near Coastal Master's License.
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2 Responses to 2011 Winter Sail Training

  1. Lois Craig says:

    What an experience to tour the Brig Niagara.
    Last year in September, we had a grand tour top and below. Patrons of the museum, four of us, were given all the time we wanted. I have seen the Brig Niagra out on the Great Lakes entering a harbor and what a sight.

    Lois Craig

  2. Bob Sindelar says:

    Excellent Site. Thanks for all this great information. I started attending the sail classes in January. What an opportunity and honor to share in and be part of U.S. History.

    Keep up the good work.

    Bob Sindelar

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