Vol. 2 Grow up strong and healthy! Fifty-two Miles of Adventure at Sea
Summer vacation's last training session for open-sea sailing. The children attending the yacht school at Hayama set off on a challenging adventure at sea, heading for the island of Oshima. Working together with their fellow sailors, the children went on to become stronger and stronger through their experiences in the natural environment out on the water.
The "Junior Yacht School Hayama" is a sailing school for children in the junior age group run by the Public-interest Yamaha Motor Foundation for Sports (YMFS). In addition to practicing sailing in the waters off the town of Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, the children also spend their summer vacation doing various activities outdoors, heading to the waters, fields and hills in the surrounding area for treks in the highlands, rafting and canoeing. With these kinds of unique activities, they experience the wonder, grandeur and fragility of nature, but also how danger and fear play a part in every one of these. From this, they learn self-reliance and self-control, develop their cooperation and leadership skills and stimulate their imaginations as they mature in body and soul through adolescence.