Sailing in the San Juan Islands
What could be more fun than sailing on a 50 foot sailboat through Washington's magnificent San Juan Islands?
This year during the Upper School's winterim, 16 students from Catlin Gabel sailed two large sailboats for five beautiful days. The boats were chartered from a local company. The students did all the work in running the boat, including selecting the course, tacking the boat, raising the sails, fixing the meals, anchoring the boats and preparing for battle with rival crafts. Each boat had two experienced sailors on board from the Catlin Gabel community to help the students learn the ropes.
The groups visited Sucia Island, the Canadain Gulf Islands, Jones island, Orcas island and Spencer's Spit on Lopez island..