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Albacore Sailing alive and well in Shelburne N.S.

Hiking on an Albacore is the process of providing a counter balance against the force of the wind attempting to blow the boat over. To the right center, one can make out a student leaning over the side in an attempt to keep that Albacore upright. Yes, it was a successful application of the technique and the crew did make it into port in short order.

The little town of Shelburne Nova Scotia has managed to once again offer Albacore Sailing lessons to summer residence of the area. Over all, the summer has been slow for the sailing school. The students also have to adhear to the realities of COVID-19 restrictions though. The current weeks batch of students consists of nine students and a number of volunteers. 

The town and municipality persistently hit high on the scale when it comes to facilitating needs. The sailing school being provided proves this out.

From the outside, the school looks to be a big old building but non-descriptive beyond that. The inside provides a bit more insight on what's actually going on though. 

At the far back and to the left is a smaller classroom but in this picture one can start to get a feel of the place.

Current enrollment of 6 older students and three younger,  only scratches the surface of what has been accommodated in prior years.

This year, many of the small sailing vessels remain on shore.

As for that small crew who were manning that boat in the first picture? Yep, they made it ashore in time for lunch and a break.

Yes, this yearly summer activity is made available to vacationers. As tourists, plan ahead and book an extended stay. If you reserve next summer with us and are interested in this program, we will do our best to get you hooked up with the right people.

Fingers crossed things will be more relaxed next year.

Welshtown Haven is an all season weekly rental vacation house. We are active on Air B&B; as well as, TripAdvisor. Like our page on Facebook. 


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