By joining the Liberty International Sailing Club you are supporting the preservation of a traditional wooden ship and contributing to an educational and cultural experience for young and old alike.
Hands-on seamanship training on expeditions to remote areas of natural wonder is a once in a lifetime experience. This experience fosters friendship, teamwork, and independence by engaging sailing students in a meaningful way.
The membership fee is $50 US per year, and membership entitles you to
Updates about Labora and progress of the trips, including articles, photos, and videos
Access to members-only areas of the website
Input for the project's expeditions, destinations, and themes
Access to the clubhouse, the S/V Labora, and other club equipment such as the sailing skiff and diving gear, during downtime between journeys.
No matter where in the world the ship is, you can come and stay for a week or more at a time and help with maintenance and upgrades. This is of particular interest to those who are considering investing in a boat of their own in the future. You can share your knowledge and experience with the club and learn new skills at the same time, and meet like-minded people from around the globe in a relaxed environment.
As a club member, you may also donate for the maintenance and upgrading of the ship. With these donations, you are able to take part in expeditions and be part of the crew learning traditional seamanship on the Labora.
There is no minimum donation, and each dollar donated equals one point toward sailing time. 400 points are redeemable for one week of expedition time, and each additional week is 300 points. We encourage longer voyages, as spending more time aboard is better to ingrain the skills deeper and to keep the knowledge learned in the memory for longer periods of time. The points are redeemable for yourself or as a gift to another, and the points do not expire so you can wait until a bunk on the journey that interests you most becomes available.
Keep up to date with the Liberty International Sailing Club through the website, Facebook, and Instagram to keep an eye out for journey postings. When you see one that interests you, send us a message to reserve a bunk on a leg of the journey.