Egan Maritime’s Student Mariners
Island Youth Who Sail Tall Ships

In partnership with the Tall Ship Lynx, operated by The Lynx Education Fund, and the Tall Ship Fritha, owned and operated by Northeast Maritime Institute, each summer a minimum of eight middle school and high school students from all island schools are able to benefit from three or seven-day sails.

Student Mariners are selected through an application process. They return to shore with a new found sense of confidence and connection to the ocean. They have coined the sails as “transformational” and “life changing.”

Of the 12 Student Mariners who have graduated from Nantucket high school, 6 are currently enrolled at maritime academies and institutions, on track for careers in the maritime trades.

All Student Mariner applications are due by April 27, and may be sent via email to Evan Schwanfelder, Egan’s Manager of Maritime Education, at, or by traditional post to:

          Egan Maritime Institute
          P.O. Box 2923
          Nantucket MA, 02584


2018 Middle School Sails Aboard Lynx

          Sail 1: June 8 - 10
          Sail 2: June 15 – 17

          To download the middle school application click here.


2018 High School Sail Aboard Fritha

          June 22 – 29

          To download the high school application click here.