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 they organize a clean-up...

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Help make a girl a sailor

She swaps our cameras to do it again. We freeze and grin again. Then I step back and take a snapshot of Shelby to send to her mother. She poses alone, elbows back with both thumbs poking upward. She is enveloped in cheery yellow, a poncho with matching waterproof pants. She flashes a broad smile, holds until I tell her, “Got it. Thanks!”

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Found poem, a remembered gift

Although this poem is not precisely sailing related, I feel compelled to share. Probably a decade ago, a friend of mine sent me the poem by Pat Nielsen, who was a dear friend of hers who had just passed away. I came across this friend-of-a-friend gift the other day when I was sorting through a box.

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Flat earth and bad luck

On our smaller scale, members continued to sail forward, piling up proof there is only a cliff in the imagination. We know our earth is round. We reject any notion we are bad luck.

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Furious Farallon Islands — part I

We joked about luckless people on land missing such such a fine day. An hour later when we started with an unusual easterly wind making for an almost unheard of spinnaker start…

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Fulfill an AdventureSail® Goal

“Why not offer AdventureSail girls a free junior membership?” The board agreed unanimously, any girl who participates in an AdventureSail will be offered a free membership.

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