The Schuyler County Youth and High School Sailing Program
The Schooner True Love is not only a fine sailing vessel that plys the waters of Seneca Lake for visitors, locals and thousands of tourists, she is an incredible learning platform for the youth in our community. Starting in 2010, the True Love became an educational platform for the 5th through 8th grade students at the Watkins Glen, Odessa Montour, and Spencer Van Etten after school programs. Our Captains and Crew over a five week period each spring, teach the students the history of sailing, watercraft safety, basic navigation techniques, dynamics and physics of sailing, along with challenging the students to participate in the operation of the vessel.
All this is accomplished through teamwork and confidence building which are extremely important attributes to instill in today's youth. Our program is grant funded and will hopefully continue to expand as time goes on. We are proud of True Love and the exitement and passion that the students show towards this program is a testament to it success. We look forward to another great season for the Youth and High School Sailing program. Please call or e-mail us to discuss your schools plans to go sailing on the True Love!!
Joshua and Lisa Navone