Nancy Blaine, Founder of Local Expeditions, is expanding her offerings by providing ski, sail, swim lessons to anyone in, or visiting, the Squam Lake area. And tubing too!


Ski School:  Learn to water ski for anyone ages 8 and up able to pass a basic deep water swim test designed by the Red Cross.  You can learn to ski for the first time on children’s or adult two-skis—based on your age and size; or you can bone up on 2-ski skills; slalom ski skills, or wakeboarding.  All equipment will be provided.


Sunfish Sail School:  Learn sunfish sailing basics including how to rig a sunfish, how to sail, and how to tip and right a sunfish.  This course is open to anyone ages 8 and up able to pass a basic swim test in deep water designed by the Red Cross.  All equipment will be provided.


Swim Lessons: Learn to swim or become a better swimmer at any beginner or intermediate level.


These courses will be oferred on an hourly basis at $50 an hour with a minimum first lesson of 2 hours. Please provide your $50 downpayment via this website.


Nancy has been skiing, sailing and swimming on lakes since she was 6 years old—-as soon as she learned to swim in deep water.  In the 1980’s she was a certified ocean lifeguard on Nantucket Island for 2 summers, and for the purposes of this new venture she re-certified in Lifesaving, First Aid, CPR and AED at the Red Cross in July 2017 and First Aid, CPR and AED again in June 2019.


Meetup at Squam Boats Marina in Holderness, NH.

Ski, Tube, Sail or Swim on Squam
Holderness, NH
Nancy B.
FROM Brooklyn, NY

Learn to ski and sail on beautiful Squam Lake!



Gift an Expedition
about Nancy B.

Nancy B.

Founder, Local Expeditions
Brooklyn, NY

Nancy Blaine has been a resident of New York City since 1983. In that time she has lived in Harlem, The East Village, the West Village, Soho and Park Slope. In that time she has worked in mid-town, Union Square, Madison Square Park, and near the Empire State Building. She is a daily bicycle commuter who has seen almost all of the sights that Manhattan and Brooklyn have to offer. In her long term career in higher ed publishing she has acquired texts in various disciplines including, History, Criminal Justice, English, Anthropology and Engineering. This has made her a life-long learner and traveler which, in turn, provided the true inspiration for Local Expeditions. Nancy has also been lucky enough to have a home in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire since 1995. Ask her about custom hiking and boat tours.