For Parents

Sisters Under Sail teaches confidence and leadership to teenage girls through sail training aboard a traditionally rigged tall ship. A ship at sea provides an element of unpredictability and a self-reliant atmosphere, and with our unique sailing program built exclusively for teenage girls, your daughter will be free to explore, learn and challenge herself. Our leadership program establishes a safe environment for girls to embark on a voyage of self-discovery and personal growth.

Sisters is an onboard leadership program for girls

Throughout her voyage, your daughter will be asked to focus on a set of core competencies, honing in on her leadership, teamwork and communication skills. We begin each day aboard the ship with a preliminary group exercise to get the girls thinking about one key focus for the day. Then, their days are filled with fun and challenging team-oriented activities. Your young sailor will work closely with the ship's crew to:
• Stand watch
• Steer the ship
• Set sails
• Climb the rigging
• Navigate a course
• Swab the decks

Sisters is a confidence building program for girls

Every day, we see girls amaze themselves, laughing, sweating and working hard to achieve their goals – together. And every evening, we sit down with them to reflect on the day’s experiences, so that each girl can see how her new self-discoveries relate to her life on land.

Learn more about our philosophy and our unique approach to leadership.

Sisters Under Sail is more than just a sailing program for teenage girls. It’s the adventure of a lifetime.  Over 550 parents have trusted our proven leadership approach for their daughters. And they’re grateful for the results.

"We're still hearing about the adventure of a lifetime. What did you do to that girl? I got an unsolicited, sincere, hug for no apparent reason. Emilie has a newfound sense of humor and bolstered self-confidence that we've never seen before. Whatever you did to make this transformation, Tricia and I can't thank you enough. "Sister's Under Sail" is truly an outstanding program."

Richard Cassano ~ Father
Long Island, New York

Put your daughter at the helm, and give her an experience that will stay with her forever!

Click here to see the 2015 girls sailing schedule.