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Welcome to Sea-Legs - our watery classroom driven by the wind. Serving Eastern Connecticut, we invite Cadets aged 9-17 and their Mentors aboard our boats to learn the joys of sailing.

Photo: Sailing Photo: Cadets on Deck Photo: Cadet Steering Photo: Hoisting Photo: Captain Lathrop with Cadets

Sea-Legs promises adventure and teaches you key life skills. On-the-water and on-shore maritime activities provide real-life situations that help Sea-Legs Cadets learn the importance of teamwork, gain self-esteem, and grow more independent.

Once you are enrolled, you and your mentor work together, earning sea-time hours while meeting each new challenge afloat. Learn to hoist a sail, read navigational charts, and sail your course with the wind...

As you progress through a step-by-step program, you will make longer voyages and share greater responsibility. In the process you will take on a maritime identity and gain the seafaring competence to reach the rank of Navigator.

These authentic and unforgettable adventures will enrich your life and open doors to educational, vocational and recreational choices that could guide your course for a lifetime. Come Aboard!

Listen to Captain Dick Lathrop talk with global circumnavigator Captain William Pinkney at the 2009 Newport Boat Show


Sea-Legs is pleased to announce our upcoming fundraiser talk "The History of Boat Design" with Bruce Kirby. Come join us on May 1, 2014 at 6.30 PM at Mystic Seaport Latitude 41 Restaurant.

JUST ADDED (4/28/2014): Bruce Kirby will be honored by the State of Connecticut General Assembly at our 2014 Fundraiser for his contributions to the world of sailing. Please come join us on May 1 to celebrate his award!

Flyer for Bruce Kirby talk on May 1, 2014

Bruce was born to a sailing family, but it was at a time when our tradition-bound sport was at the cutting edge of an evolution that's still in full swing. More than half a century ago, Bruce found himself at the helm of an International 14 dinghy. He rose to the top in this highly competitive class and arrived at the point where hull shape and rig design became the variables that would determine which skipper would come out on top. As the young Bruce Kirby prevailed, design, technology and materials became available and he grasped their importance, just as rapidly as he mastered sailing technique. Bruce and his International 14 rivals had to be experts in all of the above.

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