The Stay’s’l Program is the first of two levels in BSSC’s fixed keelboat sea and science program. BSSC’s two 23’ Sonars can accommodate up to 6 students per boat, giving sailors the opportunity to work and learn as a team, improve social skills and develop new lifelong friendships.. Combining onshore instruction and onboard execution, the instructor is aboard for immediate feedback. This program’s primary objectives focus on maritime safety and practical seamanship, including technical terminology, winds and sail trim, helming, VHF radio operation, and effective teamwork. All programs incorporate an appreciation, understanding and respect of the marine environment that includes but is not limited to: Weather; Intertidal Ecology; Oceanography and responsible Ocean Stewardship. At the end of each two-week session, students will collaborate to plan and execute an afternoon sail to a location they select, and back to the Center. Accompanied by the instructor, they will be challenged to apply the skills they have developed in a more advanced and independent way. Successfully completing the two week session and final afternoon sail affords students the opportunity to transition into BSSC’s Top’s’l Program. Requirements: > Red Cross Level IV certificate or pass a swim test at the Center. > Parents / Guardians must present signed Registration forms, Liability Waiver, and Emergency Medical formsbefore participants begin the program. > Parent/Guardian and student must jointly sign "Sailor’s Code of Conduct" before the start of the program.