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An Ode to Our Junior Instructor Volunteers

By | July 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

At Community Sailing, we have 5 Full-time Instructors and 2 Shore Directors at each location. In addition, we have upwards of 30 volunteer junior instructors who assist us in all tasks we carry out throughout our day of summer camp programming. This team of 11-16 year old "JSITs" are not only experienced sailors but they've [...]

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Outreach In Action

By | June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a young group of leaders who work with the ELK program. Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) is a group that focuses their efforts on inner-city or at-risk youth to engage them in new experiences to expand their relationship with learning and stimulates young minds [...]

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Casino Royale Gala Recap

By | May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wow... what an incredible evening! Folks from all over the metro area joined us to celebrate our 18th Annual Casino Royale Spirit of Sailing Gala on April 22. We explored a new venue, new theme and we think (well at least we heard that) everyone enjoyed it. The Denver Art Museum provided a beautiful atmosphere [...]

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“Tuesdays Sound Like Yellow…” and other fun recipes from the St. Petersburg, Valentine’s Day Regatta

By | February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Want to know how to have a great regatta weekend? Simply follow this recipe: Recipe For a Great Regatta Weekend Ingredients: 5 ripe sailors 7 seasoned parents 1 very patient older sister 2 coaches 5 square boats 1 RIB 1 lb of pretzel “bities” 4 boxes of Gushers 5 delicious looking fruit cups* 2 lbs [...]

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It’s not what you know…

By | February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

As we gear up to head to sunny St. Petersburg for our first Opti regatta of the season, I can’t help but laugh as I flashback to just two weeks ago, when this mountain felt like it might be impossible to climb: To myself: “We still need a coach boat. How is it possible that [...]

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2016 Race Season Wrap-Up

By | October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

So there you have it. With the home stretch of the fall 2016 racing season upon us, this team of delightful sailors has not only endured immeasurable change over 6 months, but also done so with a great deal of grace and tenacity. Change Happens: At least at the surface it’s easy to see how [...]

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