The Coastal Sail Training Program (CSTP) has expanded to include 100% of each incoming class. The 12-day program runs all summer long with crews starting each Monday. Cadets sail both the Colgate 26s and Luders 44s.
Each day of sailing and navigating provides new challenges for the cadets onboard that require quick thinking, sound judgment, and application of skills learned during their previous two years at the Academy. The cadets rotate through daily positions of watch captain, navigator, cook, helmsman, and deckhand. Goals of the CSTP include: developing leadership, navigation skills (particularly in coastal areas), proficiency in sailing, seamanship, and small boat operations.