Class Completion Certificates
for sailing the Kalmar Nyckel
— Delaware's tall ship

Delaware has an amazing tall ship and you can take classes in how to sail her and then . . .

, , . you can sail on her.

For a while we were pretty caught up in an involvement. We took, and passed, the 11-week course, learning knot typing, belay points, sailing strategy, safety maneuvers, rescuing someone that goes overboard, cleaning up, cleaning up, cleaning up, sanding, painting, sewing, and a couple hundred other details that go into maintaining and sailing a 1630s ship.

We strongly encourage anyone with any interest in history, sailing, stepping outside their comfort zone to look into it. Also a great tour for your kids.

When we were taking the classes we did a portfolio of sheets that outlined the various topics from each stage. 

During the week following a class we would produce a sheet and bring enough to give them to everyone in the class. Turned out to be a nice way to help you remember what turned out to be a lot of pieces to remember.

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  1. Vocabulary and knot tying
  2. Mustering for fire drill
  3. Memorizing all of the belay points
  4. Scramble test
  5. Belay location competition
  6. Doing a boat check
  7. Working with the mizzen sail
  8. Working with / against wind direction
  9. Another text
  10. Certificate ceremony