Re: Land locked Ships
Wed May 06 15:50:37 1998
being a landlocked ship is not as difficult as it first appears. the program
just has to be modified to fit the area. not only is our ship landlocked but
it is also geographically seperated by hundreds of miles to the nearest other
ship. we have had kids in the ship that have never seen other sea explorers
but are still very active.
we have tailored our program towards sailboat racing prmiarily with some water
skiing and occasional snow skiing. a great many of our activities involve
yacht club races and traveling to other races/cruising events around the
southwest where we are well received.
we are in phoenix az and have only lakes for our activities. our largest
craft currently is a catalina 22 but we are more frequently on our dinghies
(lasers and the like). we tend to associate with high adverture posts. they
like to use sailing as an alternative to climbing rocks and sleeping on dirt.
we are not the most traditional of ships. we typically wear t-shirts instead
of uniforms because of the heat. we do the occasional ceremony and have some
skill at marching but mostly we just race our sailboats.
i don't know if that answers any of your questions on how to run a landlocked
ship but we have gotten by for about 11 years now.