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ELISSA Sail Training Orientation

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sail training on ELISSA gives the participants the once-in-a-lifetime chance to sail onboard a historic sailing ship from 1877 and literally, sail history! Don’t think you are a climber? No problem, we have needs for people of all abilities. ELISSA’s sail training is an adventure activity for people of all ages and abilities. Young and older folks alike can find camaraderie and a rewarding experience either in ELISSA’s rigging or on her decks.

ELISSA is sailed and lovingly maintained by a dedicated volunteer group that works and trains year-round. Now is your chance if you have longed to hoist a sail on a historic tall ship. Those who participate in the ELISSA Sail Training program have the opportunity to learn ancient skills and techniques for maintaining a square-rigged sailing ship. Volunteers may learn to climb ELISSA’s rigging to set and furl sails and maintain the intricate wood, wire, and rope machinery. These tasks require skill and bravery, as the ship’s main mast towers 99 feet above deck. After completing the classes, which take place on designated Saturdays, and contributing the required hours of work on the ship’s upkeep, participants are eligible to take ELISSA to sea.


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Galveston Historic Seaport
2200 Harborside Drive
Galveston,TX77550United States
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