Meet some of the lovely faces of Aurora House. Aurora House residents Myra and Janice (pictured above on the left) took the helm of Jubilee, a Jeanneau 30′. That’s right, we had those girls out sailing a thirty foot boat on the winsome waves of the Chesapeake Bay. Janice had previously joined us at one of our small boat sailing camps at Herrington Harbour South and demonstrated her skills gained earlier in the summer as well as expanded her sailing knowledge. As for Myra, it was her first time sailing and she did really well.
One joy of sailing, is the opportunity to work as a team, both captain and the crew. The more cohesive of a team, the more fluid the sailing becomes. It is exhilarating and yet so peaceful to experience the water with others. It is such a privilege to share the experience of sailing with young people. Facing challenges and growing in recreational activities such as sailing are such a great way to develop relationships with another and experience life together.
Pictured below, Harry Martins, a Planet Hope volunteer coaches Janice on maintaining a straight course. Harry is an avid sailor on the Chesapeake Bay and enjoys sailing a his Hunter 41 in his spare time. Harry has a real knack for getting all our students involved in all the aspects of sailing as well as boosting their confidence. If you are interested in coming out for a day with one of our groups please contact us. We can always use extra volunteers for our sailing events.