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Argus House Sailing Trip

Argus House is a group home for teenage boys in Arlington, VA. Although these guys have had challenges, they are so much fun to sail with! It was amazing watching them take charge of the sailboat and sail it around the Chesapeake Bay.

As they learned to tack upwind, we discussed the fact that even though the wind and waves were against them, they were able to use their new found sailing skills to get to

their destination. Just like life, you don’t need to just get pushed around by the wind, waves and storms that will try to set you back. There is hope, and you can overcome setbacks to reach your goals.

We agreed that even though others might just drift down wind with the crowd, this did not have to be the case with them. I hope these young men left our excursion as inspired as I did!

-Capt. Jeff

2018 Summer Regatta

About 30 sailors came out for our Summer Regatta this past weekend. We had good wind and fun sailing! Kids who learned to sail this summer (2018) competed against each other on our fleet of Topaz dinghies. 

Mission El Salvador 2016

Bringing Hope Through Sailing and Surfing
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What an incredible week! Mid February, five of our instructors traveled to El Salvador to work with young people. Among other things, we lead a sailing camp at Lake Ilompango and a surfing camp on the beach at Conchalio. The children and teens of this country deeply touched our hearts and the relationships that were formed will be treasured.

60% of the country lives in poverty and it was tough to see the living conditions. Bringing the activities that we normally do in the US to these young people was a life-changing experience (for us!) The children had such a wonderful time and were so fun to work with.

During the week we also had the opportunity to host a pizza party with games and prizes for the children at Remar Orphanage, bring groceries to needy families in Mahahual, participate in the Christian Surfers meeting, help with the meeting and serve by painting a building at La Red.

It was a busy and exhausting week, but everyone on our team had such a great time that they are already making plans to go back next year!

 

Mission 2016: El Salvador!

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We are sending several sailing instructors to El Salvador this winter to teach sailing to children who have never been on the water. Five of our instructors are volunteering their time to start this program. If the trip goes well, we may make this a yearly event. Let us know if you would be interested in joining us on future trips.

Girl Scout Sailing 2015

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Sailing with a great group on girls aboard our C&C 38.

“The instructors made it fun for the scouts and exceeded my expectations”

Thanks to Troop 1853 for the encouraging email!

“The scouts from Troop 1853 very much enjoyed their time on the water with the team of instructors. The boats and facilities were perfect for the day.

The instructors made it fun for the scouts and exceeded my expectations. Scouts sometimes look at these opportunities much like being in ‘school’. Whether a first-timer, or a person with experience, all the scouts enjoyed the instructors and came away feeling they now knew something new about the sport (and had great fun doing it). Thanks to your whole team for making sure the boys had a first-rate experience.” -Scott Monroe

Cruising Camp 2013

Are you a teen looking for adventure this summer? Spend a week living aboard a 40′ sailboat sailing the Chesapeake Bay! Check out our trailer with footage from last summer.

It’s time! Sign up for Summer Sailing Camps 2013

Summer is right around the corner! We have a crazy fun schedule planned for this upcoming summer! Camps are beginning the fill up…

Dingy Camp Weeks
June 3-7th: Home school week
June 10- 14th: Home school week
June 17- 21st: Spots Available
June- 24-28th: Spots Available
July 1-5 (No July 4th)-July 8- 12th: Non-profit Week
July- 15-19th: Spots Available
July 22- 26th: Spots Available
July 29- August 1st- Non profit week
August 5- 9th: Spots Available
August 12- 16th: Spots Available
August 19- 23- Non Profit week

Cruising Camp Dates

May 20-24th- College Cruising Camp
June 23- 28th- Middle School Week
July 7-12th- High school Week
July 21-26th- Middle School Week
August 4-9th- High School Week

August 11-16th- High School Week

 

Boys and Girls Club came sailing!

We had the great pleasure of taking 10 kids from Aberdeen Boy’s and Girl’s club on a sunset sail! For most of the kids, it was their first time sailing. Theres nothing like seeing the face of fear when the boat heels (tips) change to huge smiles by the end of the trip. Towards the end of our adventure, the kids wouldn’t stop yelling, “MAKE IT TIP!”