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We just finished up our second week at the Lahaina Yacht Club.  We had 38 kids.

Here's our motley crew.

The little girl in the rainbow shirt in the front row was almost three feet high.  It was her first time sailing.  She had an ear to ear grin all week.

Second day for both kids.

We did some racing.

The experienced kids used the Open Bics.

On Thursday we launched four Lasers and sent the hot rodders off on a one mile reach to Baby Beach and back.

The wind died at 10:45 Friday morning so a few kids decided to conserve energy.

The wind came back just as lunch ended so it was back to the races.

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    Most Republicans are against contraception because you can't get pregnant from anal sex. ---Chelsea Handler

    by hobie1616 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 09:57:12 PM PDT

  •  Looks like fun! (3+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8, Aunt Pat, salmo

    And that water.... I'm headed over next month and I can't wait to get in that water!! :D

    Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

    by Purple Priestess on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 10:33:09 PM PDT

  •  Oh, man (3+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8, Aunt Pat, salmo

    You're killin' me!

    What fun!!

    "Where are we to turn? We can only turn to ourselves." ~ Edward M. Kennedy

    by chapel hill guy on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 11:13:04 PM PDT

  •  I sail in the SF bay... could never get me into (3+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8, Aunt Pat, salmo

    something that small!  And of course never in a swim-suit!  The water is WAY too cold (and murky)... so we stick to the keel boats (a variety in the 25-35 feet category in our sailing club)!

    Would love to sail in the warmer HI waters!

    "The death penalty is never about the criminal. They've already done their worst. The question is always "will we join them"?" - jlynne

    by Hopeful Skeptic on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 03:36:08 AM PDT

  •  That's a gift of enormous value (1+ / 0-)
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    `Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,' he went on dreamily: `messing--about--in--boats; messing----'  I could not help but think of that line when viewing the recumbent erstwhile sailor.  I thought I was the king of the world at that age when I learned those skills and could take the boat out myself.  What a gift you are giving.

    •  Lotsa Time (1+ / 0-)
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      We spend about four weeks a year doing repairs to the boats and hardware.  Setup each day takes about an hour and requires hauling boats and marks down to flights of stairs to the water.

      The payoff is seeing the kids learn a new skill or improve on what they've already learned.

      I've been involved in the program for nine years and can't see ever quitting.

      Most Republicans are against contraception because you can't get pregnant from anal sex. ---Chelsea Handler

      by hobie1616 on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 12:20:36 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I'm surprised it's only an hour per day (0+ / 0-)

        I can easily see that much time in set-up.  And, the instruction time is not to be discounted.  It's fun, but work too.  As I wrote, my hat is off to you.  

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