Boat Building – Optimist Prams

ISEA’s boat building programs connect with our mission of inspiring Great Lakes curiosity, stewardship, and passion by building a life-long love of the Great Lakes. We take care of the things we are passionate about, and we can’t think of a better way to build a passion for our Great Lakes than by helping individuals to enjoy them in/on a boat that they build. ISEA’s boat building programs are designed to provide a balance of both traditional and modern boat construction techniques. These skills are taught through a wide variety of programs.

Current Offerings:

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Volunteer, Mike Cherry, will lead a ten-week pram building class in the ISEA boat shop on Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm, beginning on March 4, 2017 for students 10, 11, and 12 years old. Ten students will work alongside adult volunteers to build an Opti pram. Upon completion of the course, students who attend the mandatory orientation and attend a minimum number of workdays will receive a scholarship to learn to sail the pram with Traverse Area Community Sailing. The session is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Complete the online inquiry form and someone from ISEA will contact you with further details.

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