I am 58 years old. Last summer I enrolled in a beginning sailing class with Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) and found the program, curriculum, instruction, and location all very satisfactory. The staff of instructors were able to support each individual according to their ability and previous experience. The dock, trawler and fleet, bay, were our classroom and the teachers always prepared for the days lesson. I have great memories of each class. I always went home exhausted and smiling. The fleet is impressive, as is the general resourcefulness of the program. My favorite aspect of this program is the philosophy of providing access to an ancient and important skill. There is nothing like sailing. It is a meeting point for self and nature, for wind and sail, hull and water, and of our ancestors and us. This type of experiential learning empowers an individual to be confident, autonomous, and to problem solve. You need to be alert and pay attention to the wind direction, to gusts as they appear on the surface of the bay, and to traffic. You need to be present and disciplined. The founder, and community of individuals who make this school possible deserve steady, solid support, for it would be a major loss for the bay area to lose this precious school. -Sally Lee Stewart SEA student Summer of 2018
I would like to acknowledge SEA for the stellar, personalized classes they offer. I took basic and advanced dingy sailing with SEA and I learned a lot, especially because there were always 3 teachers present at the class and they were all very supportive. Recently I went to take an intermediate class at (redacted), and there are multiple reasons why I will only go back to SEA for classes in the future and will recommend them to others as well. The personalized attention, the kindness of the teachers, the casual, more comfortable community environment, the better weather/water conditions in Loch Lomond versus Berkeley...all these things make a huge difference--allowing for learning versus being traumatized. Looking forward to the next adult class offered by SEA. Thank you, Piper Perreault
To the California Division of Boating and Waterways, Thank you for our equipment and scholarships!
I want to share something with you that brings me contentment. My son makes moves. He succeeds and wins. At what, specifically? Sailing boats with agility and wisdom. He has found a joy of something, a love that grows in him each moment. It’s healthy and smart and fun. This ideal pastime has been set in front of him for him to help himself by the Sailing Education Adventures program. With SEA he has bonded with friends, developed accountability, cultivated a knowledge of navigation and seen beyond. We love that he is getting out on the water and understanding the local geography and biodiversity. We are so thankful to Jane and her crew for the encouragement she has contributed to our son.