Pohnpei Sailing Club student instructors

Under the tutelage of Dr. Ishikawa, some of the young Kapingan/Nukuoran members of the Pohnpei Sailing Club have become instructors. They instruct other newer students in knot tying, boat set-up, sailing, and docking.

Preparing the boats
Preparing the boats
JM and SLL carrying out a hull
JM and SLL carrying out a hull
CS teaches knot tying
CS teaches knot tying
JM and MLL put the sail on the mast
JM and MLL put the sail on the mast
Taking the boat down to the boat ramp
Taking the boat down to the boat ramp
JM takes SLL out for her first lesson as a skipper
JM takes SLL out for her first lesson as a skipper
JM takes the boat out into open water
JM takes the boat out into open water
JM switches positions with SLL
JM switches positions with SLL
JM instructs SLL
JM instructs SLL
Second class CS brings her boat back in
Second class CS brings her boat back in
Youth member CS provides guidance to adult member TU
Youth member CS provides guidance to adult member TU
JM coaches SLL back into the docking pontoon
JM coaches SLL back into the docking pontoon
JM gives instructions to MLL on return to the dock
JM gives instructions to MLL on return to the dock
Carrying the boats from the water
Carrying the boats from the water
Dr. Ishikawa wraps up with question and answer session on right of way
Dr. Ishikawa wraps up with question and answer session on right of way
Two young pupils listen intently
Two young pupils listen intently

The hope is that the Pohnpei Sailing Club will provide the structure to allow this project to continue on into the future, bringing the opportunity to sail to the next generation of youth in Micronesia.

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