Each fall, 22 high school students from Proctor Academy wave goodbye to a crowd of friends, family, teachers, and mentors and set sail aboard Roseway for a 9 week journey from Gloucester MA to San Juan, PR.
Throughout their voyage, students take marine science, maritime history, literature, navigation, and seamanship courses while sailing along the east coast of the United States. They work together to maintain and sail Roseway, while also learning about the ocean, maritime culture, and themselves.
As students refine their seamanship and interpersonal skills over the course of the voyage, they gradually take on more responsibility and leadership. In their final week on board, they create an itinerary, chart their course, and navigate to their final few destinations.
Throughout the voyage, students improve their communication, teamwork and leadership skills. They return to their communities as confident and compassionate leaders excited to overcome any challenge they face.
World Ocean School is proud and excited to partner with Proctor Academy in 2018 once again to provide this intensive, inspiring and challenging program.
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