Beginning a Life under Sail
It all begins here kids! This is the summer when you get to connect nature with fun, water with sport, wind with movement, and summer with sailing! You know, sailing just started as a way to get from one place to another, to see new lands and perhaps trade exotic goods. But it is more than just that!
It's about sportsmanship, integrity, fun and games (of course), and a bit of self-reliance. It's about conquering fears and exploring your own boundaries, pushing your own limits. Learning more, letting it be fun, and becoming better sailors and people in the meantime.
Yes, it can be scary and daunting, and yes it can conflict with your gymnastics and baseball practice, but I guarantee that it's worth it. All you have to do is keep trying, keep smiling, and above all, keep sailing! Kids, you can keep sailing for the rest of your life. That is, if you want to. (And I promise, it's worth wanting to!)
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