It’s week seven of sailing camps, which means Community Sailing is over halfway finished with our summer. We couldn’t have asked for a better year thus far. With a handful of changes that are helping shape our camps and race team we have nothing but a fabulous season to look back on and look forward to.
If you have come down to see us this summer at Cherry Creek then you have probably noticed that we have relocated. With a brand new sailing center and docks, our area is more practical, functional and less sandy than ever! We are still running summer camps along with Junior and High School race team, which is now being coached by Julia Weisner, the sailing coach at Jacksonville University. Race Team competed in their first regatta of the season two weekends ago at Carter Lake. The first day of the regatta was very windy and luckily we completed 8 races! Despite the dead wind of the second day, it was beautiful and the kids had a great time. We’re nearing the peak of our regatta season with our Junior Olympics next weekend and the Dillon Open creeping up the weekend after. We are excited to see our young racers showcase their skills at these regattas.
We have had an unbelievable turn out at our free sail nights both in Boulder and Cherry Creek Reservoir. If you have never been to one of our Free Sail Nights, it is a great way for people of all experience levels to take a boat out and try sailing. There are still a few of those night left so take advantage of them and be sure to check our website for the dates of the events.
This summer we have been lucky to have such amazing and fun campers. With only three weeks left in camps, we’re excited to see what the rest of the summer holds for Community Sailing.
Sarah Knight, Cherry Creek Program Director
Community Sailing of Colorado