Young Women take the Helm

Each year about 15 young women from all over the Hudson Valley come together for Clearwater’s Young Women at the Helm. This program brings young people together for an intense three days of adventure, learning, and hard work. The first day always brings wary looks and exclamations of, “You want me to do what?!” But by the end of the third day, the young women are crewing the boat themselves and teaching each other about what they had learned just a few days before. We hope that after the program they can take this mindset back to their lives, use it to overcome challenges and become active players in their own communities and environments.

Here is a smattering of the activities from Young Women at the Helm 2015:
Navigating

Navigating

Furling the jib

Furling the jib

Yawling.

Yawling.

Learning about watersheds in front of Storm King Mountain

Learning about watersheds in front of Storm King Mountain

Touching Eels

Touching Eels

Throwing docklines for Sloop Olympics

Throwing docklines for Sloop Olympics

We did it!

We did it!

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