If the heart and soul of the AQ experience are the students and crew, then the body would have to be the sailing vessel they are living aboard.
Over the course of a voyage the vessel becomes much more than just a mode of transportation, just the classroom or even just a home. Our students often tell us that the vessel in many ways becomes part of the team, part of themselves. Taking pride in how she looks and how she feels, the vessel becomes equally as important as any one of the living crew.
No matter the size or design of vessel, it’s important to remember that when they are underway, it’s due to students taking charge and trimming the sails, monitoring the systems and charting courses. By harnessing the power of sailing, we hope that these vessels become an agent of growth for each and every student.