November Notes

ESC Families and Sailors —

The November calendar is attached for your reference. A couple of highlights for the month:
For Outreach this month, we will be welcoming students from The Quality Life Center at our Moody Road property for land & water activities and a cookout. Volunteers to help skipper boats and drive powerboats are always welcome. Remember your Bobber/NASBLA cards.

ESC has had a presence at the Fort Myers Boat Show for quite a number of years. We will do so again this year and advertise a program called FIRST SAIL — we will be giving people their “first sail” experience around the Harborside/Boat Ramp area and will encourage them to continue sailing with our colleagues, Offshore Sailing School.

ESC will welcome OLYMPIC sailor, Paige Railey, to our second annual Junior Women Laser Clinic, Nov 19 & 20. We are feeling a little “star struck” having Paige with us. We will be using some Go Pro cameras but could certainly use some help from those who know how to operate these sleek little things….

High School sailing — we have some regattas coming up. Please watch for emails sent to your group about planning and strategy to participate in the upcoming activities. The regattas are one-day events and we will need some parent volunteers to help with coordination, handling the Emergency Contact/Medical info and bringing along the snacks/water for the sailors. Reed’s parents have offered to help, and Paige has said she can tow….we could use additional parents to help be the “anchors” for each regatta, that way we share the responsibility and are sure we have land support.

It’s very likely that we will have the sailing center open during the Thanksgiving weekend…work off some of that pie and stuffing.
Stay tuned…..

Don’t forget Pirates Plunder next Sunday!! Aargh!!!!!!!

Stephanie Webb