USCG Certification

Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R)


The sailing vessel Geronimo sails year round between the Canadian maritime and the greater Carribean. Trainees are taught Nautical Science and Oceanography/Marine Biology while on board. During the academic year, Geronimo carries students from St. George’s School on six-week long voyages. During these trips, the students stand watch, learn the intricacies of handling a modern sailing vessel and conduct research on sea turtles working in conjunction with the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research University of Florida, Gainsville. In the summer months, the vessel makes three shorter trips along the east coast. Summer trainees range in age from high school to adult.


Flag: United States of America
Rig: Sloop
Homeport: Newport, RI
Sparred Length: 69' 8"
LOA: 69' 8"
LOD: 68'
LWL: 53' 11"
Draft: 6' 8" - 13'
Beam: 18' 7"
Rig height: 85' 6"
Freeboard: 5'
Sail Area: 2,091 square feet
Tons: 53
Hull: fiberglass


Who Sails? High School, College
Program Type: Marine Science, nautical science
Normal cruising waters: North Atlantic (summer), Caribbean (winter)
Season: Year-round
Built: 1998
Crew: 2
Contact: Capt. Deborah Hayes, Program Director
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