Dose of the Coast Sail, January 17

Being out on the water is a rich experience. We hear the swish of the water past the hull. The details of buildings, cars, and power lines fade into a hazy line far away, replaced by the shimmer of light off of waves. The smell of salt air mixed with an adult drink overpowers the exhaust, food, and human scent of the town left behind.

When we're out on the lake a lot, it's easy to forget what a pleasant exception to normal life this all makes. We had a guest last weekend who really emphasized how much it meant to him. He loved getting away and enjoying the lake that he's right next to all the time, but never gets to experience away from land.

I hear from a lot of people that they would love to go on a sail. And like so many things in life, people put off the chance to go so long that it becomes something they regret. "Why didn't we do this sooner?" is a phrase I often hear at the end of a sailing day.

With that in mind, we're excited to work with Dose of the Coast, to provide a sailing day to people affected by severe illnesses, along with their loved ones. This is a great organization that brings together local captains, coastal scientists, and others with a love of the outdoors to provide an amazing day to those who really need it, and at no cost.

Our next event is June 17, and it sounds like the response has been great. In fact, if you happen to be a local sailer, we have enough interest to turn this one into a flotilla. Please message me if you're interested, using any of the ways on the contact form or with a message on our Facebook page.

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