Are there any restrictions on who can sail on Niagara?

Posted: February 20, 2019 7:03 pm

 

You must be at least 12 years old to sail on Niagara. Children between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult. While there is a minimum age to sail, there is no maximum age to sail! However, day sail students should be ambulatory, of average good health, and comfortable with outdoor exposure for at least 4 hours. There is no protection from the elements on the weather deck and we sail rain or shine. As a Sailing School Vessel, Niagara is not handicap accessible nor ADA compliant. Niagara has some steep ladders to board, a low clearance below deck, many tripping hazards on deck, very few places to sit down (and only on hardwood at that), and is subject to abrupt motion. Students will frequently be asked to move about the deck to stay out of the way of crew performing sailing maneuvers. Please contact us at 814.452.2744 ext. 212 or at sail@flagshipniagara.org if you are at all concerned about these issues and we can discuss if sailing on Niagara would be a safe and enjoyable experience for you. While we’d rather not deny anyone the opportunity to sail on Niagara, safety is our most important concern.

 

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