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Team Building and Leadership

Good morning everyone. We have a very unique adventure in the making this week. Some of you have noticed that this week does not actually appear on our schedule. We have aboard 26 young men along with 2 staff representing the college fraternity Delta Tau Delta, a fraternity that backs up its motto, “Leading lives of excellence.” These 26 young men competed for the chance to be a part of this leadership academy. The staff of the schooner will don their professors’ hats and teach these young men the soup to nuts of sailing a schooner and being an effective crewmember.

I told these fellas as we gathered on the lawn in the park Sunday evening; this week is more about self-discovery and teamwork than it is about sailing. At least that is my goal. Sailing the schooner will be the vehicle but they will be the engines. It will be up to them to chose to grab this week by the horns and shake it for all that they are worth.

The Delts spent yesterday at a challenge course nearby before we got underway late this afternoon. They very much appreciated Mary‚Äôs haddock parmesan with knotted garlic bread, broccoli, parsley noodles, all topped off with strawberry shortcake for dessert. We had a beautiful sunset for colors. This morning we wake up with a run ashore and a dip in the “pool”.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

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