Boating for Young People
Adventures in a Boat
5 teens who have sailed around the world solo
Here’s the story behind the adventurers 18 years old and younger who have completed the trip. Most of them, you can bet, were unschoolers, at least during the time of their adventures.
Build a Boat
Milk Carton Boat for Racing
We recently had a very “mooo-ving” experience: we built a boat entirely out of milk cartons to enter in a hometown race! Using 150 milk cartons, we had to design a boat that would carry all three of us in a race.
Welcome to the site for official boating safety courses. This is the only place on the Web where you can obtain your official boat and personal watercraft (PWC or jet skis) safety course certificate issued by your state government’s boating agency.
Boat Safe Kids
Frequently asked questions by kids answered by boating experts. Learn to boat safely.
Online Boating Course
There’s a general boating course and a personal watercraft course (jet skis and the like). The Online Boating Course is approved to meet the basic boater education requirements in certain states. Be sure to check the regulations in your state. Call (800) 336-2628 for more information.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Canoeing in Maine
So many inland waterways make Maine a canoeing destination for many. Here’s Maine Today’s guide to every place from still ponds to white water in this state.
Do You Want to Learn to Row? By Rick Pierson, Northwest Rowing
How to find a rowing club and learn how to become part of a crew team.
Ever Thought of Learning to Row?
Rowing is big at Cambridge. This site endeavors to demyth any rumors you may have heard about this sport.
Anatomy of a Sail
Rigging and sail terms, from Doyle Sailmakers.
by Graham, Robin Lee, & Derek L. Gill
16 year old sails around world alone for five years and then recruited by Stanford. Ultimate true unschooling adventure story. Kindle Version from Amazon.com. Look inside!
Kids ‘N Boating
5 online sailing lessons for kids. Easy to read and nicely illustrated points.
The basics of sailing for those who have never sailed before from US Sailing. At the end of the presentation, take the Primer Sailing Test. The presentation can be view as a HTML version, FLASH Slides, or as a video using MS Producer.
Canadian Sea Cadets
Sea Cadets specialize in sailing, seamanship, shipboard life, naval communications, power boat handling, boat repair, and marine engineering. Selected senior cadets have the opportunity to attend international exchanges, to sail aboard a Tall Ship or participate in ship deployments aboard Canadian Navy and Coast Guard ships.
Sea Scout in USA
Directory of Sea Scouts in the USA. Look in the section Find a Ship Near You. A co-educational program offered to young adults between the ages of 14 to 21.