I am currently working on a very exciting international sail training project and need to help some people not as fortunate as we were to understand the experience. The best place I could think of developing this information is The Tabor Boy Project. I'm looking for contributions from as many different people and eras as possible. Hope you can help.
How and why did you originally get involved?
What was the actual experience like?
Assuming that you have already graduated, although that is not the case for current XO Chris Henry + crew, what does the experience mean to you today?
How have you benefited from the experience? It would be great to have some specific examples.
What makes sail training a unique youth development experience? What makes it work?
What were the best and worst parts of the experience?
If you could change anything, what would it be?
Please contribute anything else that you feel would be valuable to help explain the value and power of sail training to the uninitiated.
I think it would be great to post all of your sail training experiences below but feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer to keep your thoughts confidential.
I really appreciate all of you joining The Tabor Boy Project and helping with this research. I will update you as things develop.
Peter A. Mello
Chief Storytelling Officer
The Tabor Boy Project