Our existing fleet of 10 teaching sailboats – the RS Zest – came about through corporate and private donations and small loans. Along with these instructional sailboats, we purchased one used safety/teaching boat and received an additional safety/teaching boat through a private donation.
The way James T. “J.T.” More remembers it, the idea for a youths’ sailing summer camp had its nexus early one morning a couple of years ago.
“At Lucky Peak the winds come up right at the beginning of the morning, at dawn,” More said. He and about six or seven others were out sailing, an activity “you can get addicted to,” he said. “We thought, ‘How come more people aren’t out here — and where are all the kids?’”