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OCEAN STAR

Flag UK
Rig Schooner
Homeport Road Town, Tortola, BVI
Sparred Length 115'
LOA 88'
LOD 73'
LWL 65'
Draft 9'
Beam 20'
Rig Height 92'
Freeboard 5'
Sail Area 4,600 square feet
Tons 70 GRT
Power 210 HP diesel
Hull steel
Launched in 1991 as the school ship for Ocean Navigator Magazine,Ocean Star now sails under the banner of Sea-mester programs as a college level semester voyage. Sea-mester programs offer 20,40 and 80-day semesters aboard that are based on principles of experiential and adventure education. Learning through interaction and practical activities,the primary academic foci of oceanography, marine science, communication, and leadership skills development are brought from the textbook into real-life application. Under the guidance of professional staff, our students earn college credits for both academic and vocational activities, while piloting Ocean Star throughout the islands of Lesser Antilles. No experience is necessary. Programs are available to high school seniors, high school graduates, and college-aged students.
Who Sails High School,
College: 12 grade high school students, high school grads & college age students
Program Type For Paying Trainees: Overnight Passages
Education Fully accredited,
Other: experiential education, scuba/sail training, service projects/ adventure travel
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Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer Eastern Caribbean
Cruising Waters: Winter
Season Year-round
Designer Bill Peterson
Built 1991
Coast Guard Certification Other: Category 1 service
Crew 4
Trainees & Passengers 0 day passages, 14 overnight
Contact Person Sea-mester Programs
Organization Sea-mester Programs
Address PO Box 5477
Sarasota, FL 34277 US
Telephone 1 (800) 317-6789
Fax 1 (941) 924-6075
e-mail info@seamester.com
Website www.seamester.com
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