One night this week, as the sun was setting and illuminating the Adirondacks across the lake, I was watching an adult class practice capsize recovery off the dock. The waterfront was busy that evening – people were fishing, lounging, and enjoying each others’ company and the beautiful evening on Lake Champlain. A nice gentleman approached me and asked what was happening on the water, gesturing to the class which was cheering as one student successfully righted a 420 for the first time.
I told him about the class, and he said that he had sailed on the Jersey shore for many years and was visiting friends in Burlington for the weekend. He was pleased to see people learning to sail, and asked me: How do you become a member of the Community Sailing Center?
It’s a question I get often as Waterfront Coordinator, and one that I really love to answer: Anyone and everyone can be a part of the Community Sailing Center! This gentleman was stunned and excited to learn about the CSC as I told him about our youth camps, adult classes, partnerships with Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport, the King Street Youth Center, the Howard Center, and even our rental and storage programs which are open to the public. As our conversation ended, he left with a great appreciation for the CSC, and perhaps a new idea to bring home to New Jersey.