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From Colorado to College – Some words of advice from a homegrown collegiate sailor

By | February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Author: Makalynne Dyer, Freshman, Old Dominion University. When I think of Colorado the first 5 things I think of are mountains, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and rock climbing. None of which involve water. So, when you tell anyone you’re a sailor from Colorado you’ve got some explaining to do. Being a sailor from Colorado is an automatic [...]

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Direct From the Source – Cameron Holland on the 2017 Orange Bowl Regatta

By | January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

1/18/18 Update: Cameron had an incredible regatta at the Atlantic Coast Championships and finished 24th out of 93 boats with an 8th place finish in the mix. Cameron sailed really well at ACC, with a best finish of 8th. The last race he hit someone on the start line and had to do turns before even [...]

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What Does it Mean to Be a CSC Volunteer?

By | December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Instead of taking our word for it, we'll let you hear from one of our amazing volunteers yourself. Let us introduce you to David McGraw. He is enthusiastic, passionate, empathetic, dedicated and we could not be more thrilled to have him as part of the CSC family. Here's what it means to be a CSC [...]

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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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