The Aon Youth Sailing World Championships saw a lot of action and among the different series one was the Nacra 15 category that comprised of catamaran fleet.
This fleet comprised of 20 boats, where Michael and Cecilia Wollmann were two siblings who were competing as well. The teams of siblings were local participants in this race. Being held in Auckland in New Zealand, this championship event has been in the news all week. As of the second and third day of the races, the Wollmann siblings were able to gain good finishes. The French duo was leading while the US team was in the third position. The opening day was on Friday of last week, seeing shifty and gusty breeze blowing in off the Hauraki Gilf where the races were held. ...continue reading "Sibling Duo Compete At Auckland Series"
When you first listen to the yacht-rock trio the Middle Coast, it is very hard to believe that the band members are all less than 22 years of age. In the iconic words of Indiana Jones, you can really say that it is not about the years, it is actually about the mileage.
The Brandon-based group members – recently voted one of the top 5 local bands on the University of Winnipeg paper the Uniter’s annual Uniter Fiver list — have been playing with each other since they were teens, and they have spent quite some time of the 2015 touring coast to coast, lumbering more than seven-hundred hours on the road as well as performing upwards of hundred-fifty shows.
During that period, they also began and ended their very first full-length album.
Keyboard player Liam Duncan, now 19 years old, said that it was really busy, but it was really great. You learn very much each time you go out on the road — everything starting from the business side of music to how one is playing. They record each show they do and they listen back to it afterwards to see what they could improve. He believes, over the past year, it has been a great part of their improvement. They are making things better constantly.
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Edison Sailing Center is introducing a new event for young women and girls, and they are naming it after a leader (Fort Myers-based) in sailing education. The first Doris Colgate Clinic & Cup will take place on 27th to 29th November at the sailing center, 13019 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers.
Edison Sailing Center executive director told that the program targets to train, empower and encourage women and girls to take the helm, and become comfy competitors in the world of sailing. Female sailors aged from 14 to 20 and from throughout the nation would come to Fort Myers event, resting in private homes.
They will solo sail on Lasers under the counsel of 2 popular sailing coaches. To know more about the Doris Colgate Clinic & Cup, you can go to edisonsailingcenter.org.
Offshore Sailing School’s President & CEO Doris Colgate said that she is humbled by the recognition, adding she expects the event assists them in achieving their sailing and life goals. The school is still expanding after over fifty-one years in business. Colgate is the author of Sailing: A Woman’s Guide. In fact, she has also co-written many sailing textbooks with her husband Steve Colgate, the Offshore Sailing School’s founder and chairman.
Her achievemens has included founding the Women’s Sailing Foundation, AdventureSail and National Women’s Sailing Association. The latter is a mentoring event for at-risk girls. If you want to know more regarding Offshore Sailing School’s course schedules, locations as well as other sailing programs, you can go to their site OffshoreSailing.com.