New York Times Features Family Sailing Instruction Coverage
Where Families Learn Sailing Basics
By DAVE CALDWELL
Published: June 17, 2010
A full-length article appearing June 17 in the New York Times featured the fun and excitement of sailing and covered the adventures of the Gonzalez family who were learning to sail through instruction offered by the Offshore Sailing School.
Author Dave Caldwell told the story of how all five family members, ranging from age 7 to the parents, learned to pilot a 26-foot Colgate on the second day of a three day learn-to-sail course. Locations of several instructional schools were included in the article.
Check out the entire article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/nyregion/18sailing.html?ref=arts
The Moorings Donates to Tampa Bay Sailing Program
The Moorings yacht charter company recently sponsored Sailability Greater Tampa Bay in a charitable mission and sailing charter to the British Virgin Islands, where the group donated mobility equipment to a local special-needs school.
Sailability Greater Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit group providing affordable, accessible sailing activities and education to children and adults of all abilities to improve the quality of life for everyone. In 2009, it hosted 24 events with 15 sailboats, giving more than 400 people access to sailing.
Lex Raas, CEO of The Moorings, stated, "An enduring cornerstone of The Moorings focuses on community involvement and this is a continuation of our community support in the BVI, a place we've also called home since our founders established The Moorings in Road Town, Tortola in 1969."
Thom Dammrich to Serve New Two-Year Term as Chair of Conservation Group
National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich was recently elected chairman of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council. The group advises the Interior Secretary on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating and aquatic resources conservation.
Dammrich, who had previously served a two-year term, will serve another two-year term as chairman of the council, which comprises state resource agency directors and a representative of tribal resource agencies, representatives of fishing and boating industries and associations, and experts in public outreach, resource conservation and recreation.
"I am honored to chair the SFBPC," said Dammrich. "The council brings together some of the best representatives from all sectors of our community to protect our aquatic resources and enhance boating and fishing opportunities nationwide."
New England Ropes Appoints Marketing Communications Manager
Marianne Badurina has been named marketing communications manager for New England Ropes. An MBA from Bentley University, she brings seven years product marketing experience to the position and most recently worked in a marketing coordinator capacity for a frozen drink company.