Specifications

  • Homeport: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Rig: Cutter
  • Sparred Length: 69′ 8″
  • LOA: 69′ 8″
  • LOD: 68′
  • LWL: 53′ 11″
  • Draft: 6′ 8″ – 13′
  • Beam: 18′ 7″
  • Rig Height: 85′ 6″
  • Freeboard: 5′
  • Sail Area: 2,091 square feet
  • Tons: 53
  • Hull: FRP

Organization: St. Georges School

Story

The sailing vessel Geronimo sails year round in the North Atlantic from the U.S. East Coast to The Bahamas and Caribbean, to Bermuda and the Canadian Maritimes, and across to Europe and the Mediterranean. The student crew are taught Marine Science, including Navigation, Seamanship and Marine Ecology, while on board. Geronimo is owned and operated by St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island.  Students from the school sail on four-week to six-week voyages throughout the year. During these trips, the student crew learn to navigate and sail a modern sailing vessel, while developing teamwork and leadership skills. The current Geronimo was purpose-built by the school to replace the original vessel that began the program in 1974.

Facts

  • USCG Certification: Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R)
  • Who Sails: High School
  • Program Type: Marine Science, Marine Environment and Ecology, Nautical Science & Seamanship, Summer Camp, Accredited Semesters, Team Building, Adventure Travel
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: North Atlantic – U.S. East Coast & Europe
  • Sailing Season: Year-round
  • Year Launched: 1998
  • Number of Crew: 3-4
  • Name of Contact: Capt. Mike Dawson
  • Phone: 401.842.6747
  • Website: https://www.stgeorges.edu/geronimo