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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
WE TEACH SAILING
Three girls tell about their teenage jobs in fresh air and sunshine, developing leadership and having FUN on the ladder from camper to instructor-in-training (an IIT) to Certified Sailing Instructor.
Destiny Simpson, Keagan Gillespie and Grace O’Neil have stories to tell
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Destiny, Keagan and Grace talk about a day on the water, teaching newbies at Jackson Park YC, Chicago
TEACHING IS LEARNING
A Filipino-American kid goes from beginner to Certified Sailing Instructor. He loved the job. He grew every day. And look where he is now.
Sterling Syquia tells the tale
SEARCHING FOR GAY ROLE MODELS
Growing up confused and scared is common for a gay kid discovering herself or himself or themselves. Is it OK to be gay, and a sailor? One worried boy finally came out in college. The sailing team elected him captain.
John DeRuff shares his journey to the light
WHY DOES MY BOAT GO SIDEWAYS?
Coastal waters are always in motion. They’re going somewhere, and so is every river, and that motion is what we call a current. If you study currents of moving water—and learn the tricks of ranging—you will know what’s making you faster or slower.
College sailor Preston Anderson explains