Creating Leaders and Developing Life Skills.

In this program, young people from all backgrounds learn to put differences aside and work together to realize their dreams – big and small. Leader Ship provides youth with healthy challenges helping define their voice and image. With a curriculum featuring experiential learning, mentoring, collaboration, and goal setting, this innovative sailing-based program supports participants in developing the skills critical to a lifetime of success.

Leader Ship participants learn to sail, to enjoy the lake, and to work as a crew. As students embark on new adventures, they begin to see the Burlington waterfront from an entirely new perspective and strengthen their relationship with Lake Champlain as well as each other.

The Community Sailing Center erases stereotypes and breaks down barriers to sailing through our Leader Ship program. We offer this experience to non-profit groups and schools in the greater Burlington community.

Afterschool Leader Ship – NEW!

Develop the skill to sail our 23′ keelboats with a team of other middle school students. Focus on sailing quickly & efficiently on each point of sail. An introduction to the fundamentals of sailboat racing while learning to independently sail keelboats. Grades 6-8.

Contact and Applications

If you have questions about Leader Ship programs please contact Education Coordinator, Morgan LaPointe at (802) 864-2499. To apply for a program please complete the 2017 Leader Ship Application. If you have questions about the program please contact Education Coordinator, Morgan LaPointe.