Twelve students from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind enjoyed a morning and afternoon of sailing instruction and fun learning activities recently at St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises, Inc. The owners of the business, Rose Ann and Chuck Points, hosted the students for a day that included hands-on sailing instruction with actual time on the water, knot tying and a complimentary lunch.
The students also experienced handheld models of sailboats with moving parts. In the afternoon, the students boarded four sailboats, along with the captains, school staff, sailing instructors and volunteers, and sailed the Intracoastal Waterway. Each student had the opportunity to spend a few minutes at the helm.
The program was part of the FSDB Expanded Core Curriculum Summer Academy and included students from nine years old through sixteen years old who attend the school and are blind/visually impaired.
St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises, Inc. is a certified American Sailing Association Training Facility located at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor. According to owner Rose Ann Points, the captains and crew members volunteered their time during the activities of the day. For more information about St. Augustine Sailing, call (904) 829-0648 or visit sta-sail.com.