Flagship Niagara League 

Free Online

Sail Training Course

Introduction to Square Rig Sailing and U.S. Brig Niagara

Free 6-Week Course Online
Thursdays at 6pm EDT
October 15th to November 19th

This free online training course is designed to provide those with little or no experience in traditional sailing and serves as an introduction to the terminology and concepts of a square-rigged sailing ship.


The U.S. Brig Niagara based in Erie Pa is the platform used to introduce concepts about how it is rigged and the procedures of sailing the vessel. Topics will include rigging, sails, sailing maneuvers, knots used on board and more. This course is an opportunity for those interested in traditional square-rigged sailing ships to learn about their rigging and operation.


This course is free and open to anyone interested in participating. The course will be conducted through Zoom online Thursdays at 6pm with 6 sessions. Registration is required.

If you have any questions contact captaincusson@flagshipniagara.org

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