USCG Certification

Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R)


Tabor Boy has been engaged in sail training as a seagoing classroom for Tabor Academy students since 1954. Offshore voyaging and oceanographic studies go together in the curriculum, with cruises to destinations as distant as Mexico and Panama adding adventure to the experience. Many Tabor Academy graduates go on to the US Merchant Marine, Naval, or Coast Guard academies. The schooner also offers six summer voyages for newly enrolled freshmen and sophomore students. During this time, trainees are fully involved in sail handling while studying Buzzard’s Bay marine wildlife and ecology. Winter programs have featured sailing and snorkeling in the US and British Virgin Islands to observe and study coral reef ecosystems.


Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Marion, MA
Sparred Length: 115'
LOA: 92' 10
LOD: 84' 6
LWL: 78' 8
Draft: 10' 4
Beam: 21' 8
Rig height: 95'
Sail Area: 3540 square feet
Tons: 100
Hull: iron


Who Sails? Enrolled students of Tabor Academy
Program Type: Seamanship and oceanography for high school students
Normal cruising waters: Coastal New England (summer), offshore Atlantic Ocean (winter)
Season: Year-round
Built: 1914
Crew: 6
Contact: Captain Jay Amster
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