Edgewood's Open House prepares for Spring sailing
The last Sunday in April, Edgewood Yacht Club and the Edgewood Sailing School welcomed 150 young sailors and families, with perfect spring weather (sun & gusting wind), hospitality, and enthusiasm for getting us all back out on the water. The Club's campus still included making space for a few boats that are getting ready for launching, but the spiffed up "big-top" pavilion tent, new docks, and small boats sailing in the mooring field, made the afternoon party a success.
Volunteers served information and food. The Sailing School's youth program - - already filled to "waiting list" status in a few classes - - got a lot of going over by newly arrived neighbors talking to parents and Head Instructor Chris Crane. The School's adult & community program ran a continuing conversation with adults who were pleased to hear that sailing is not just something you do as a kid; you take it up and keep moving.
Youth program opens June 18. The Adult & Community sailors start a month earlier, with an intermediate "refresher" season-opener May 15. And, before that, the continuation of Wednesday SunFish sailing (spring version of the Edgewood Frozen Few), started May 2.