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Twenty participate in YMCA Sailing Camp

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Middlesex YMCA sailing camper Dylan Martin participates in a drill.

Twenty youth gathered for Y Sailing Camp on June 24-28 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) in Deltaville. Over the course of the week, youth learned the fundamentals of sailing from knot tying, points of sail, tacking and jibing to the rigging and de-rigging of boats.

With a highly-experienced staff, campers developed character and confidence on the water and off through the Y’s Character Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith.

“The Y is extremely grateful for our partnership with the Fishing Bay Yacht Club for Sailing Camp,” said Middlesex YMCA branch executive Rosabeth Ward Kissman. “Over the course of this week, I experienced firsthand FBYC’s investment in the youth of our community. From the hiring of the most qualified staff to generously welcoming our families into their club, FBYC’s excellence in advancing the sport of sailing is evident.

“Mostly, I am thankful for FBYC’s vision that sailing can be accessible to all,” continued Kissman. “At the Y, we believe that every person can have extraordinary experiences, and FBYC continues to make this possible for our Sailing Camp families.

“The Middlesex Family YMCA thanks our excellent Sailing Camp coaches, Eric Bokinsky, Nick Baez, Heidi Ruse, Will Bomar, Anna Shaw, Conrad Roos and Eric Roos, for going above and beyond each day to encourage and grow our campers. Much thanks goes to the offshore captains hosting our youth on their sailboats. They were Brad Miller, Karen Soule and Bob Fleck. Our deepest thanks to Lud Kimbrough and the Fishing Bay Yacht Club for graciously hosting this camp.”

For information on sailing opportunities through Fishing Bay Yacht Club, visit http://www.fbyc.net. “Like” the Middlesex Family YMCA’s Facebook page for more photos from the camp.

posted 07.02.2013

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