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Friday, July 22, 2011

Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club: Sailor Extroardinaires!
The young sailors of the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club had a great morning of sailing today, with solid breeze and warm weather that made for excellent racing conditions! The enthusiastic campers are in their second week of a two week long sailing camp through the Boys & Girls Club, and are clearly learning a lot - their Sonars were sailing smooth this morning as they raced each other and the students of Nassau Community College, and were having a blast doing it. 

Darren, the kids’ counselor from Grenville Baker, joined me on the boat to take some pictures of his own, and explained how much the kids enjoy getting out on the water each day and trying a new activity: “The kids have a lot of fun, that’s all that matters,” he said. The kids come from all over the area to participate in this summer program, and definitely seem to be taking advantage of the opportunity to get out on the water and learn how to sail. The four Sonars were flying in the morning breeze, and the kids were loving every minute of it - I watched from the boat as they worked their muscles getting those sails trimmed in, and enjoyed the cool sea spray on their faces that was a certain relief from the heat. 

It was obvious that these kids were enjoying themselves, and I hope they have enjoyed their two weeks sailing with us here at the WaterFront Center!


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