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St. Augustine Sailing hosts students from Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Rose Ann and Chuck Points, owners of St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises, Inc. hosted students from Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) with on-board time on the water, sailing and onsite classroom schedule.
By: St. Augustine Sailing
During activities, students departed on sailing vessels to learn about points of sail with hands on activities in tying different knots, leaning more about parts of the boat and their uses, among others. Each of the 17 students experienced a short time at the helm.
Afterwards, an outdoor classroom discussion included customized, handheld scale models of sailboats with a full range of moving parts to learn key features of sailing. Also, knot tying instruction was included with small blocks, ropes and cleats given to which each student as a gift. A Q&A session and storytelling was also involved. All activities were held at St. Augustine Sailing headquarters, Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, 3076 Harbor Drive in St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises serves the community as a certified American Sailing Association Training Facility with a well-maintained fleet of best-in-class sailboats from 21 to 45 feet at the harbor-front office located along the Intracoastal Waterway and Matanzas River, near historic downtown St. Augustine and Vilano Beach. All captains and instructors at the business are certified by the American Sailing Association and are United States Coast Guard (USCG) licensed. For more information, call (904) 829-0648. Visit the website at https://www.sta-
Rose Ann Points