About the Ship
Geronimo is a 70-foot cutter custom designed for St. George’s School and launched in 1998. She is certified as a Sailing School Vessel by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Geronimo Program For much of its history, St. George’s has actively worked to capitalize on the maritime location and tradition of the school, and to develop learning opportunities related to the marine environment. The SSV Geronimo provides such learning opportunities for St. George’s students.
Marine Science Students are engaged in conducting field research for ongoing projects in cooperation with organizations such as the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
During the school year those who are chosen to sail on Geronimo are intimately involved in the running and operation of the vessel. While participating as part of the boat’s crew, students are taught marine biology and nautical science. Students earn full academic credit for taking four other courses by correspondence with their teachers at St.George’s. Offshore sailing and international travel extend the range of the students’ experience beyond the classroom and the campus of St. George’s. This experience at sea often stretches students physically, emotionally, and spiritually in ways that they have not encountered before. Summer Programs These trips include the same practical sailing experience and fieldwork in marine biology. Students are engaged as members of the crew and are fully involved with the operation of the vessel. It is an opportunity for participants to learn navigation and seamanship and to be a part of a research project in Marine Science. Our summer programs are open to all high school students. Visit www.SailGeronimo.org for more details.
Expert Instruction by U.S. Coast Guard licensed professional mariners and St. George’s School Faculty make the Geronimo Program unique. Our certification requires us to meet the highest safety standards.