We are all experiencing an uncertain expedition into the unknown with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The barometer is falling. We can see a line of stratus clouds on the horizon as the wind picks up. But we don’t know how hard it will blow, or when we will see calm seas again.
Join us for coastal and offshore sail training expeditions aboard
our nimble Norseman 447, Rocinante.
For each expedition, we take five motivated and adventurous crew members aboard for a rigorous liveaboard sailing course. Our expeditions are designed for sailors at any level, and offer real world experience and personalized education. Our goal is to share the skills and techniques we’ve employed during our 20+ year sailing careers that will help you sail farther, safer, and with more confidence.
Learn to Sail with Our Unique Approach
What’s unique about the Morse Alpha sailing school is that not only will you learn the technical skills required to cruise safely and efficiently, but you’ll also be trained in communication, leadership, the role of the captain, and creating a shipboard culture of positive camaraderie. Our goal is that every crew member walks away with hardcore sailing and navigation skills, real life leadership skills, and a feeling that they all got there together. It’s hands-on training 24/7, and you will learn to run all aspects of the boat. Because we want to keep the training effective and highly personal, we only take 5 motivated students (and 2 instructors). You can be assured of a customized, personalized program, not a cookie cutter curriculum we have to rush through that focuses on passing standardized tests. This is real world, hands-on, coastal and offshore sailing experience and education that will help you become more confident and competent.
“The greatest danger at sea is …land.”Yves Gélinas
Get to Know Our Program
Thinking about signing up for an expedition, but want to know more first? Talk face-to-face with one or more of your instructors at our virtual Hangouts or live Meet-ups, or just schedule a phone call anytime!
To join a virtual Hangout, select a time and we’ll send you an invite to join a Google Hangout where you can have all your questions answered, and then some. All you need is an internet connection. Our live Meet-ups will be held at a local restaurant or hosted by a friend. We are still working out the details for some of these events. We will update our list as things change. If you don’t see one that works for you, please sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be notified of new events.
Or just email us, and we can set up a phone call, anytime.
Video of a Mo(A) Expedition
Here’s a video we put together of a recent training expedition. We officially made this video as a keepsake for our students, but thought we could share it with others as well. It’s candid and it’s silly sometimes, but we had a good time and we learned alot.
Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for other expedition videos, and How-To’s.