2019 ELISSA Day Sails, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at the Texas Seaport Museum, Thursday, 04. April 2019

Join us for a one of a kind outdoor adventure aboard the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA!
As a sail training student, participants will experience what life was like as a 19th-century sailor. The program includes both hands-on and lecture learning, focusing on setting sails and maneuvering the 141-year-old ship through the Gulf of Mexico. Come with us on this journey through the past and experience your own piece of history. Please read below for requirement and more information.
Sail Trainees must be:

Ages 10 and older. Children ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
Ambulatory without aids and comfortable with outdoor exposure for up to 6 hours. Trainees with disabilities must advise prior to sailing date.

What is included:

6-hour sail aboard the 1877 Iron Bark ELISSA (except for the 9/6 date which will be a 4-hour sail)
A course of instruction on how to sail a square-rigged ship
Water and soda

Other important information:

Due to the historic nature of the ship, ELISSA is non-ADA accessible.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All trainees must sign a waiver of release in order to sail.
Should the weather prohibit us from sailing, your ticket will be refunded or you will be offered passage on another day (as available).
Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on board ELISSA.
Should weather force cancellation of that day's sail, we will try to honor your reservation on another day as space permits. 

DEPARTURE AND RETURN SCHEDULE: Time schedule for check-in and sail are very important! You should arrive at Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, by 9:00 a.m. to check in and sign a release. We will board the ELISSA and leave the dock promptly at 10:00 a.m., then proceed down the Galveston Channel. Soft drinks, bottled water, and snacks will be available at all times. A light lunch will be provided. The ship will return to the TSM pier at approximately 4:00 p.m.
ATTIRE: Dress comfortably for the weather of the day, with clothing that can be added or taken off as needed. If there is the remotest possibility of rain, bring an appropriate rain jacket (no umbrellas please as many sailors consider them bad luck, and they can be dangerous even in moderate seas). Wear flat, rubber-soled, closed toed shoes. Hats and sunscreen are always a good idea. So is a refillable water bottle. If you are concerned about motion sickness, check with your physician or pharmacist about medication, and test the effects prior to the day of sail. You must bring your own medication, as we cannot dispense it.
CELL PHONES AND PAGES: Since a ringing cell phone or beeper sounds very similar to some of our electronic alarms, please help us to avoid confusion by placing these devices in the “vibrate” mode.
PARKING: The closest parking is in the lot off Harborside Drive; enter at 21st Street. The cost is $15.00/day; lot behind Starbucks at 22nd and Harborside is $12.00/day and the parking garage at 21st and Market is $9.00/day. Please allow ample time for parking. ELISSA cannot wait for late attendees.
If the above information does not answer all your questions, please call or email Susan Vanderford at 407-765-3444 or email at .

Thursday, 04. April 2019, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at the Texas Seaport Museum, 2019 ELISSA Day Sails

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