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Sea Turtle and Manatee and Shark, Oh My!

Here's the update from ABLE Director, Ken, from day four in Florida:

"Thursday we had a slow ride north with no wind and a lot of miles to cover. With the water so clear, it was like traveling across …

Posted by kelly in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Friday December 22, 2017
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Our Last Day in Florida

The ABLE crew is heading home! As the sun sets on our last night down in the Florida Keys, we are all thankful to have had such a great week and are happy to see our families tomorrow!

farewell florida

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Posted by kelly in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Friday December 22, 2017
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Hello from Key Largo!

Here's the update from ABLE Director, Ken, from the deck of the Layover:

"It’s been warm today, with very little wind. It's Wednesday 12/20, and day-3 of our adventure. We started off with a nice …

Posted by kelly in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Thursday December 21, 2017 at 10:49AM
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From the Deck of the Soggy Dollar

Day two of the ABLE Miami Sailing Trip

Today - Tuesday 12/19 - we were underway at 8:45am and snorkeling by 11:30! Most everyone got see a lot of different types of coral and some reef fish as we …

Posted by kelly in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Hello From Florida!

The DVFS Adventure Based Learning Experience (ABLE) Program is on the water in Florida this week for the annual winter break sailing trip! ABLE Director Ken Sinapius and Middle School Teacher Meredith…

Posted by kelly in Sailing, Miami, ABLE on Tuesday December 19, 2017
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ABLE SAILING IN FLORIDA | Day 5

12/22 - Our Last day on tHe Water

On our last full day in Florida the kids had a splash fest in the ocean with the Miami skyline in the distance. With only twenty miles to sail for the day, we had a …

Posted by Kens in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Friday December 23, 2016
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ABLE SAILING IN FLORIDA | Day 4

As for today, we sailed all day!

There was some crew switching in the morning, so Chase joined Beneta and Camille on the catamaran, and Christine worked with John and Ryan on the sailboat.

Heading …

Posted by Kens in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Wednesday December 21, 2016
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ABLE SAILING IN FLORIDA | Day 4 (lunch update)

12/21 - Wednesday lunchtime update

Today we have a 30-mile sail ahead of us, with most of it going straight into the wind. Lunch is underway now, and it will be dusk by the time we make anchor.


Posted by Kens in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Wednesday December 21, 2016
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ABLE SAILING IN FLORIDA | Day 3

In the words of our captain Ian: "today rocked!"

We started with a morning snorkeling lesson where we saw sea urchins and a spiny Caribbean lobster, and Christine bravely ventured on a swim underneath…

Posted by Kens in Sailing, Florida, ABLE on Tuesday December 20, 2016
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