This is not a drill, people. Summer is here. Memorial Day Weekend — the Official Unofficial Start of Summer — is upon us. Cue the victory music, pack your bathing suit, and (finally) get outta the house. From sailing in Newport, R.I., to stargazing in Maine, we’ve rounded up some great ways to kick off this New England summer in style.
In the news
NBC – Channel 5 WPTZ – Behind the Scenes at the Sailing Center
What makes the new sailing center special, and how builders hope it will encourage sailors of all abilities to enjoy Lake Champlain.
BURLINGTON, Vt. —
Outgoing Executive Director Naud said the new Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is set to be the first net-zero community waterfront facility in the entire country, which fits the sailing group’s mission.
“Well, sailing, for us, is our middle name. Community is our first name,” Naud said.
And the center’s last name might as well be eco-friendly…
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center Welcomes Owen Milne to the Helm
Burlington, VT– The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC), a nonprofit with a mission to provide community access to Lake Champlain, today announced Owen Milne as the new Executive Director of the organization.
Milne previously held positions at Red Thread as a workplace consultant and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility as the Development Director. His service to Vermont non-profits through board or committee positions is extensive, including United Way of Northwest Vermont and Leadership Champlain.
Owen Milne takes the helm at Sailing Center
Vermont Business Magazine – The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (link is external) (CSC), a nonprofit with a mission to provide community access to Lake Champlain, today announced Owen Milne as the new Executive Director of the organization. He takes over from Mark Naud. Milne previously held positions at Red Thread as a workplace consultant and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility as the Development Director. His service to Vermont non-profits through board or committee positions is extensive, including United Way of Northwest Vermont and Leadership Champlain.
Boston Globe: Some ideas for how to kick off the summer season
Seven Days VT: Architect-Sailor Marcel Designs a Dreamboat Sailing Center
by Amy Lilly
If the Queen City has a crown, it might be the public-minded waterfront. And one of its brightly shining gems is the Community Sailing Center. The facility’s mission is to make sailing — an activity historically associated with wealthy white men — accessible to everyone.
ABC-22: Sailing Center in Burlington Moves Closer to Completion
By: Rene Thibault
May 10, 2017:
Many have come to view Lake Champlain as the cultural and economic hub of the region. It’s a place the Community Sailing Center calls home. And members are excited for their new digs.
This group is proud to be a part of the renaissance along Burlington’s Waterfront.
Boston Globe – 5 ways to explore Burlington, Vt.
In Burlington, even when it seems like nothing’s happening, something’s happening. Rising from the banks of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s biggest city has long been an incubator for creative people bursting with ideas that serve humanity as well as the planet, sustaining an innovative spirit that flows from its field-to-fork food scene into a sophisticated arts district, and unrivaled craft brew arena. The progressive town that called Bernie mayor for four terms has blossomed into a hip enclave fusing Bohemian chic and environmental savvy with old-school Vermont charm. Here are five ways to delve into all the Queen City has to offer. [Read More]
WDEV – The Vermont Conversation
Free Lake Champlain: Community Sailing Center makes lake accessible for all
The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is a community-based nonprofit group that provides lake access to over 6,000 people each year regardless of age, ability or income. In May 2017, the CSC moves into a new permanent facility on the Burlington waterfront that will offer free and affordable usage of sailboats, paddleboards, and kayaks. It also has programs for people with disabilities, women, and others. We discuss the vision of a Lake Champlain accessible to all.