Perception

Former Names
Rig typeSchooner
Rig description
LOD50
LOA
LWL
Beam13
Draft: maximum6
Draft: minimum
Sail area
Gross tons20
DesignerHerreschoff, L. Francis
Design
BuilderB Sullivan/m D Bentley
Launched1985
PlankingSteel
Framing
Fastenings
Power plant
CharterNo
Primary home port cityTraverse City
Primary home port stateMI
Primary home port countryUnited States
Primary home port season
Secondary home port city
Secondary home port state
Secondary home port country
Secondary home port season
AffiliationMichigan Challenge Traditional Sail Training
Web sitewww.michiganchallenge.org
OwnerMichigan Challenge Traditional Sail Training
Former owners
Comments<p>In 2017 Michigan Challenge Traditional Sail Training purchased the schooner Perception to fulfill our mission of teaching traditional sailing methods to youth survivors of military heroes, grieving teens, and veterans and their families. We intend to provide a memorable and life-changing experience to our clients absolutely tuition-free, with no financial burden upon their families.</p> <p> Those of us on the board of Michigan Challenge know from experience that learning a new skill, being in the company of friends who understand and have had similar experiences, and being with nature on a quiet sailboat on a breezy summer day can have a tremendous effect on one’s state of mind and outlook on life. Youth who have experienced the death of a loved one at an early age live daily with a constant reminder of the tragedy that has affected their family and their world. An experience such as the one we offer gives them the opportunity to get away from that environment for a while.</p> <p> Being on a classic tall ship can transcend time and widen their world of experience. It is easier to see one’s part in the universe, rather than the narrow world of grief.</p>,