St. Croix Hosts First AdventureSail in 2019

St. Croix Yacht Club held a Girls’ Introduction to Sailing Day on May 4th. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Sailing Foundation and allowed the club to provide a free day of sailing to girls from all across the island between ages 9 to 12. Twelve girls...

The Clean Up of my “Cove”

When my son was younger I read “The Cleanup of Codfish Cove” to him over and over. When Codfish Cove becomes cluttered with trash, Shamu the whale wants to move far away to where the waters are clean. But Shamu’s friends don’t want to move, so...

Help make a girl a sailor

I’ve been going through boxes purging “stuff”. Among the things I don’t need, but clung to, I found a few journals. I flipped one of them open to an entry about introducing a young girl, Shelby, to sailing. Shelby joined a group of women to attend the Women’s Sailing...

Found poem, a remembered gift

Although this poem is not precisely sailing related, I feel compelled to share its beauty. Probably a decade ago, a friend of mine sent me the poem by Pat Nielsen, who was a dear friend of hers who I recall had just passed away, losing her battle with breast cancer. I...