One crew takes off on a Laser.
High-school sailors rig and launch a boat on the Wednesday, after Memorial Day.
A J/24 speeds downwind toward the western shore.
Somebody's missing the boat!
The day after Memorial Day, 2008, 32 high-school students spent the day upstairs at the Coronado Grill in Bernalillo, New Mexico, to take a New Mexico Safe Boating Class. The class was taught by rangers Ben and Stephen from the NM State Parks; I also assisted with the class, which was sponsored by the Coronado Optimist Sailing Club. The club is recruiting potential sailing instructors and will provide training, probably later during July or August of 2008.
The next day, a group of young sailors took to the waters at Cochiti Lake, north of Albuquerque. I got to participate in some of the fun as breezy conditions made sailing a bit challenging. But, the young men and women enjoyed their outing, spending time on a J/24, Lasers, and in the water.