Providing an example for other sailors:
The US Sailing Team and US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP), together with Debris Free Oceans and US Sailing Center Miami, partnered to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash and debris from the shorelines of Coconut Grove, Florida.
Organized as part of last week’s national team training camp, dozens of America’s top Olympic hopefuls took a break from an intensive training schedule to care for the environment surrounding their primary training site in the United States.
“This is one of my proudest moments since taking this job,” said two-time Olympic Gold Me…
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Iceboating: Prepare for the worst:
If you’re a small boat sailor, the most extreme incident to overcome is a capsize. But for iceboaters, they not only can’t see the puff that might capsize them, they must be prepared for a much greater threat… thin ice.
This week a man iceboating on Struble Lake in southeastern Pennsylvania did just that. The temperature at the time was below freezing, but he was able to pull himself to safety and was uninjured.
“I saw him go over,” said Steve Repak of Coatesville, who was one of a number of people ice fishing on the lake at the time. “At first I thought he was okay but then I realized he was in the water and called out for someone to call 911.”
Repak said t…
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