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FATHOM Sailing Leadership Institute


  • Christopher Newport University 1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA United States (map)

Experience the life of a college sailor at Christopher Newport University and learn how to become a better leader, a better teammate, and be first at the mark amongst your competitors during this one-week immersion experience.

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Fathom, a sailing leadership institute, offers select high school students an incredible opportunity to explore the many facets of leadership with CNU professor Elizabeth Gagnon in the morning and then apply them during on the water training sessions in the afternoon led by CNU head sailing coach Maxwell Plarr.

Participants will live on campus while learning how communication, teamwork, confidence, adaptability, and the core ideals of leadership will enhance your sailing tactics / strategy, trim, team racing, and skills as a sailor to take your team to the championship or help attain any goal in life.