USCG CertificationSailing School Vessel (Subchapter R)
The sailing vessel Geronimo sails year round in the North Atlantic from the U.S. East Coast to The Bahamas and Caribbean, to Bermuda and the Canadian Maritimes, and across to Europe and the Mediterranean. The student crew are taught Marine Science, including Navigation, Seamanship and Marine Ecology, while on board. Geronimo is owned and operated by St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island. Students from the school sail on four-week to six-week voyages throughout the year. During these trips, the student crew learn to navigate and sail a modern sailing vessel, while developing teamwork and leadership skills. Since the 1980’s, the program has conducted a population study of sea turtles in The Bahamas, in cooperation with the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida. The current Geronimo was purpose-built by the school to replace the original vessel that began the program in 1974.
Homeport: Newport, Rhode Island
Sparred Length: 69' 8"
LOA: 69' 8"
LWL: 53' 11"
Beam: 18' 7"
Rig height: 85' 6"
Sail Area: 2,091 square feet
Program Type: Marine Science, Marine Environment and Ecology, Nautical Science & Seamanship, Summer Camp, Accredited Semesters, Team Building, Adventure Travel
Normal cruising waters: North Atlantic - U.S. East Coast & Europe (summer), The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean (winter)
Contact: Capt. Jill Hughes & Capt. Mike Dawson