Course Description

Sail into the past on the historic schooner, Roseway, in the Virgin Islands. This region of the Caribbean has a rich history and some of the best sailing in the world - clear waters, fresh wind, and rugged coastlines. We will sail from island to island, reading tales from the literature of the sea, writing, snorkeling, hiking, sailing small boats, and crewing on the last of the working Grand Banks schooners. The readings will reveal what sailors from the past have said about the sea, and we will record our own reflections in journals and during anchor watches. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience how people traveled the oceans on the power of the wind. Explore the history, literature, and hands-on life at sea. This course is open to all majors, no experience necessary. Just bring your sense of adventure.