My sister, who's only a year older than I am, did Class Afloat the year before me. Upon her return, I visited the ship that had taken her across the Atlantic Ocean three times in the past nine months. She brought me up to the t'gallant, the highest yard on the mast, and, with the breathtaking view and a beating heart, she asked me if I would pass an opportunity like this one up. The answer was no, most definitely not.
I was not only interested in Class Afloat because of the travel opportunity (22 ports in 20 different countries) or because it is a program that offers authentic sail training, but also because I knew I would meet people with similar interests to mine. I would live with fourty other students from 10 different backgrounds and create unforgettable memories with them. Who could pass it up?