Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sailing Away

In a community surrounded by water as our is, it stands to reason that boating and watersports would be a favorite pastime. I grew up in California with a father who loved to sail. My husband on the other hand, is more of the power boating and fishing persuasion. Ever since we moved to the water, I've secretly harbored a wish to have a small sailboat but could not interest anyone else in my family.

Lucky for me, the Cape has a terrific Youth Sailing Summer Program. My daughter would have none of it, but finally this year, I managed to get my son enrolled. It's a very popular activity and with good reason. The kids spend two weeks sailing small boats both inside and outside the boundaries of Cape waters with trusty instructors patiently tagging along after them in skiffs. Henry emerged from his two weeks on the water with newfound confidence in his boating skills and an appreciation for sailing.  Now if we can just get our hands on the right used sailboat!

I'm posting a couple of pictures of his adventures and a short video below.  For anyone interested in Cape Youth Sailing, you can find information on the Yacht Club of Cape St. Claire website (yes, the Cape has an established Yacht Club!)  They even have a class for adults.

Yacht Club of Cape St. Claire

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