SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - St. Maarten Sail & Canvas N.V. have coordinated with local business’ in helping to train students from the Foundation ‘Kidz at Sea’, to develop their skills in the Marine Industry
A fun and lively group of eleven students from the group of ‘Zero to Hero’ teens, an arm of the Kidz at Sea Foundation attended our sail loft of St. Maarten Sails & Canvas N.V. in Cole Bay for an introduction and workshop on the sail making industry. The students were introduced to the basic elements of sail making and also partook in some practical exercises.
Sail making is a profession as old as seafaring itself. A sailmaker is a person who specializes in producing sails for boats and providing advice on how to use, set, and care for sails. People in this field are often sailors and learn the trade through apprenticeship with an experienced sailmaker.