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Kit Beck

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Review for PEGASUS VOYAGES, Albany, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with this group for about 4 months, volunteering as crew. With each sail I learn more about the boat and test my skill as a sailor, working my way up the competency check list. The experienced crew are awesome instructors. Safety is primary for all aboard. The organization and mission is really great.
Taking students out on the Bay is so much fun! Many of them are disadvantaged, with limited resources for accessing the Bay, a major part of their environment, beyond the view from the shore. They learn about the wind, currents, ecology, and wildlife. Some of them are fearful, scared of new experiences. With the crew's support they manage to overcome the fear, learn how to prepare for the next adventure and grow to look forward to new challenges.

Role:  Volunteer & I'm learning how to sail a 51ft, double-masted ketch, teaching students about sailing and the bay they live near. I'm working with other volunteers on developing teaching modules to improve the learning experience on the boat.