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Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach launching sailing program for children

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?’”

To answer those questions, the Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach, in partnership with Boise City and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, is launching a new program to introduce children to sailing. Plans are underway to start sailing camps this summer at Spring Shores Marina in Lucky Peak State Park, and a fundraising campaign is in progress to make it happen... continue reading at