Fifty years ago, the Westward set sail from San Diego with 15 “apprentices” who formed the very first SEA class, W-1.
Their voyage took them to the Galapagos Islands, through the Panama Canal, and to Puerto Rico where they arrived two months later. Our voyage has continued for 50 years! While much has changed over the years – we’ve dramatically expanded our program offerings for college, gap year, and high school students; built state-of-the-art new sailing school vessels; and expanded our shore facilities in Woods Hole – the core mission remains the same. Our work changes students’ lives for the better and prepares them to be highly engaged citizens, scholars, stewards, and leaders.
So please enjoy this special 50th Anniversary edition of Following SEA, and thank you for being part of our amazing story.