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TABOR BOY

Certification

USCG Certification

Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R)

Story

Tabor Boy has been engaged in sail training as a seagoing classroom for Tabor Academy students since 1954. Offshore voyaging and oceanographic studies go together in the curriculum, with cruises to destinations as distant as Mexico and Panama adding adventure to the experience. Many Tabor Academy graduates go on to the US Merchant Marine, Naval, or Coast Guard academies. The schooner also offers seven summer orientation voyages for newly enrolled freshmen and sophomore students. During this time, trainees are fully involved in sail handling while studying Gulf of Maine marine wildlife and ecology. Winter programs feature sailing and snorkeling in the US and British Virgin Islands to observe and study coral reef ecosystems.

Specifications

Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Marion, MA
Sparred Length: 115'
LOA: 92' 10
LOD: 84' 6
LWL: 78' 8
Draft: 10' 4
Beam: 21' 8
Rig height: 95'
Sail Area: 3540 square feet
Tons: 100
Hull: iron

Facts

Who Sails? Enrolled students of Tabor Academy
Program Type: Seamanship and oceanography for high school students
Normal cruising waters: Coastal New England (summer), offshore Atlantic Ocean (winter)
Season: Year-round
Built: 1914
Crew: 6
Contact: Captain James E. Geil
E-mail: jgeil@taboracademy.org
Website: https://www.taboracademy.org/
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