"Whether you are a sailor who wants the chance to experience big boat sailing firsthand, or just a kid seeking friends and adventure, sailing with Ship 6 is a great opportunity for anyone."

Michael, 16

Ship 6 is an excellent and unique opportunity to sail with peers and gain knowledge not only about sailing and boats in general, but to make new friends. There may be other Sea Scout Ships out there but none are quite like Ship 6."

crewmember, 15

"Ship 6 is a program that builds teamwork and friendships, it is a great way to meet kids and learn to sail at the same time."

Mel, 15

















Sea Scout Manual 2010 edition

Sailing Fundamentals - Gary Jobson

Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing - Gary Jobson

North U Trim - Bill Gladstone

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 66th Edition

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, 3rd Edition Revised



































Crew Corner

Stuff you need and need to know...

Ship 6 Signup Packet - 5 documents:

1. Ship 6 Joining Checklist (PDF)
Review and sign

2. Ship 6 ByLaws (PDF)
These are the operating policies of the Ship. They have been developed and ratified by 50+ years of Ship 6 youth. As a Ship 6 crewmember it's your responsibility to know, understand, and live by the bylaws.

3. Ship 6 Quick Facts (PDF)
Important information

4. BSA Medical Form (PDF)
Must be completed and submitted each year, signed by Physician

5. BSA Registration Form (PDF)


The Sea Promise (PDF)

NISF Sailing Instructions (goes to NISF website)
Because, really, you need to know the details of the race!

RSS 2013-2016 (PDF)
International Racing Rules of Sailing "RSS"

Yachtscoring.com (goes to yachtscoring website)
Many Races are listed here with Sailing instructions, scratch sheets etc.

Reference Marine Charts
An online source for helpful charting information (not for navigation)

Quick Stop
Man-overboard recovery method. ISAF OFFSHORE SPECIAL REGULATIONS Appendix D


BSA Medical Form (PDF)
Must be completed and submitted each year

Sea Scout Personal Advancement Record "SPAR" (PDF)
If you have made a personal committment to pursue Sea Scout Rank advancement you will need this document. The Sea Scout Personal Advancement Record, aka "SPAR", is your own progress tracker. Advancement ranks are not an outcome of showing up. Advancement is a personal goal that requires individual effort outside of Ship meetings and activities. Are you up for the challenge... Ranks, in order, are: Apprentice Seaman, Ordinary, Able, Quartermaster. You have until age 21 to work on advancement.

NSPS Member Form (PDF)
Members of Ship 6 may become members of our chartering organization, Norwalk Sail and Power Squadron at a reduced fee. Boating courses are offered by the squadron.



NOAA Weather Forecast
Be prepared and know what is ahead

NOAA Weather Radar
View animated storm cells and directon, warning notifications

Weather Radar by Pluff
View animated storm cells and more

Tides predictions
They're different every day so be prepared

Long Island Sound Winds Buoys
Observation Buoys in Long Island Sound maintained by UCONN


Mass Maritime College

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United States Naval Academy "Annapolis" and

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at USNA

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California Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime

United States Coast Guard Academy

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Florida Institute of Technology

The University of New Orleans – Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department