Boat Safety begins not with oars, but with determination and courage. Each vessel, port and starboard, must be deemed seaworthy. Each sailor in aforementioned vessels employ must be judged by a court of the deep seas as being buoyant and intrepid. For every barnacle accounted, there must be a jib, pulley, and aft. When the nigh winds howl at ye wooden leg, a boat safety expert must welome them not with merely a grimace, but a defiant scowl, your good eye glistening with the grit of the anticipation of battle. To safely maneuver a boat from one channel to another strait, from these waters to those shores, from bay to bight to tomorrow’s evanescent anchorage, a true practitioner of boat safety must muster an unparalleled depth of knowledge of all things life preserver, choke, and mast. Unto each sail, may ye flap in safe waters, and unto each mooring may ye sway in safe harbor, for where the creed of boat safety travels, thereunto all men shall be safe boating.
Survival, which was at one time thought to be exclusively for the fittest, is now being offered to the populace at large. Don’t be fooled, however, by this seemingly wide availability; if you want some, you’ll have to fight tooth and nail to achieve it, just like your neanderthal predecessors who duked it out with the whims of nature in the open wild.
Watch as Jonah Canner, director of the Survival Project, leads NYC youth through a series of life changing challenges and sends them back to school with an enhanced sense of achievement and possibility.