The Summer of 2016

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This Summer was another great one for spending our days at Hamilton Creek Marina teaching youth how to sail at Nashville Sail Camp!

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We spent each day or all-day session learning the same material in US Level-1 Sailing instruction.

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We learned about the parts of the boat and how to use them.

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We learned basic maneuvering and safety skills.

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And we got to put what we learned into practice by being on the water each day!

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Our instructors were highly qualified, and we had a love for sailing in common!
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They taught us how to do everything we needed to know for a great day on the water!

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I can’t believe I know how to use a sailboat all by myself!

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It’s even more fun being on the water when you’re with new friends!

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We had so much great weather for sailing!

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We had plenty of time to hone our skills on shore and on the water.

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We still got to do lots of traditional Camp activities like Arts and Crafts.

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Making art is a great way to unwind after a busy day on the water.

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Sail Camp is a great way to learn to work together to accomplish our goals.

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And to take responsibility by cleaning up and maintaining our boats when we are done sailing for the day.

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Did I mention we got to make tie-dyed shirts? Mine looks awesome and I can’t wait to wear it on our next sailing trip.

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I got to make a lot of great friends at Sail Camp, too.

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When one of us got stuck, or needed help, we always helped each other.

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Whether we were getting ready to go on the water

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Or wrapping up after a fun day,

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We were always smiling and having a great time at the marina!

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We learned so much about teamwork, independence, and just how fun sailing can be.13669266_1768307243410896_319084188641584197_o

Time to sail off into the sunset for now. But we’ll see you next summer!