Tag Archives: Sail GHS

Arts Update from Mayor Romeo Theken

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  • So grateful for the calls and emails  related to the arts hotline: sefatia4arts@gloucester-ma.gov.

  • The first business to respond to arts hotline was ZEKE’S.

  • FREE shared studio spaces are available downtown within the historic Fitz Henry Lane house:

    • on the second floor; approx 6 feet by 10 feet; carved out space within landmark Schooner Adventure headquarters
    • on the first floor; approx 6 x 10 feet; carved out shared space within Sail GHS office
    • email sefatia4arts@gloucester-ma-gov if you’re interested in signing up for one of the shared studio spaces
    • Sail GHS has also extended a generous offer to bring artists sailing who may want to be out on the water for their plein air work

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Lessons On the Water Part 2: $100 sailing PLUS call to artists

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Winslow Homer, Sailing out of Gloucester Harbor, 1880, Yale

 

SAIL GHS

Sign up for $100 per week blocks of morning lessons. Sail GHS leaves from Maritime Gloucester, Monday – Friday, from 8AM-11-11:30ish AM. The program targets middle schoolers through high school age. Participants should be able to swim, wear closed toe footwear, sunscreen, and bring a water.

Rob Bent provided the distinctive t-shirts. They’re ‘foresail’ $15 to help fund the Sail GHS program. Does anyone have a photograph of the sail club from the Horribles parade for them to replace this one?

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Artists interested in live sketching from these sail times can email  me. Sail GHS is on Facebook.

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Thanks to Sail GHS board member Hilary Frye and congratulations on her new book of poetry!

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Additional Gloucester sailing lessons

YMCA sailing (see prior post)

Annisquam Yacht Club junior sailing

Eastern Point  junior sailing

Photos from March Sailing Adventures

Hi Joey,
I just wanted to share some pictures of the Sail GHS Racing Team. They have been out practicing for the last week and a half for their upcoming scrimmage. A little wind, a little rain, a little cold, and some freezing waters can’t keep these sailors away. No wimps here – look at those smiles!
Go Sail GHS!
– Becca Campbell

Sail GHS Summer Sailing Clinics

Hi Joey,

I’m sure you have seen the kids on the Sail GHS Team out in the harbor having a great time racing in all weather throughout the year.  During the summer months, they are offering Summer Sailing Clinics in their

new, C 420 sailboats and even in their newly acquired LaserLevel II Sailing Coach, Guy Fiero is at the helm and with assistance from his very, dedicated team of volunteers.  This is the biggest bargain for sailing on Cape Ann at  ONLY $85 per week, Monday through Friday 8 – 11:30am.  Five days a week and still time in the afternoon to hit the beach!  Kids with some sailing experience ages 10 and up are welcome.  Classes meet at Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center and there is no need to pre-register!  Just bring yourself, your friends, and your life jackets if you have them.  Sailors should arrive promptly at 8:00 am as space is limited.  Discounts available. 

All proceeds from this ongoing fundraiser go to Sail GHS, a non-profit organization to help defray operating costs and provide the youth of Cape Ann and beyond with this wonderful sailing opportunity!

Please contact sailghs@yahoo.com or Guy Fiero at 978-290-7894 with any questions.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Becca Campbell

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Sail GHS Summer Sailing Clinics

Hi Joey,

I’m sure you have seen the kids on the Sail GHS Team out in the harbor having a great time racing in all weather throughout the year.  During the summer months, they are offering Summer Sailing Clinics in their

new, C 420 sailboats and even in their newly acquired LaserLevel II Sailing Coach, Guy Fiero is at the helm and with assistance from his very, dedicated team of volunteers.  This is the biggest bargain for sailing on Cape Ann at  ONLY $85 per week, Monday through Friday 8 – 11:30am.  Five days a week and still time in the afternoon to hit the beach!  Kids with some sailing experience ages 10 and up are welcome.  Classes meet at Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center and there is no need to pre-register!  Just bring yourself, your friends, and your life jackets if you have them.  Sailors should arrive promptly at 8:00 am as space is limited.  Discounts available. 

All proceeds from this ongoing fundraiser go to Sail GHS, a non-profit organization to help defray operating costs and provide the youth of Cape Ann and beyond with this wonderful sailing opportunity!

Please contact sailghs@yahoo.com or Guy Fiero at 978-290-7894 with any questions.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Becca Campbell

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Sam and Erin Rulli Sail For Sailing!

 

Good morning Joey,
I’m a long-time fan of GMG. My husband, Sam, & I are Gloucester residents and met you one morning when we visited Capt Joe’s earlier this summer.  I still have to stop by for my GMG sticker!
At the beginning of the summer I saw your post on the SailGHS fundraising sails. Our calendar was too busy to get something booked, but when I saw the later post with pictures from one of the sail participants I decided we needed to make time. I emailed Patti Page who put me in touch with Hilary and we quickly set up a time for Saturday morning at 9:30.
We awoke to a sunny, windless day but were excited for our sail nonetheless. We met at the Pier where Patti took us out to the boats. Sam, Hilary & I enjoyed a fabulous 2 1/2 hours in the harbor on a Rhodes 18. We learned a bit about sailing, the SailGHS program, the birds in the area, the history of the Rhodes 18 and lots of other good stuff. We eventually did catch enough wind to go back and forth across the harbor a few times. Sunshine and fresh air out on the water….it doesn’t get any better! After the sail Hilary took us around the inner harbor in her Boston Whaler, we got to see the shore and boats up close. We left with our Again & Again pouch, some basics on sailing and a high level of excitement to do another sail with SailGHS next month and to take a weeklong sailing course in Boston next summer.
I can’t say enough how much fun we had and how happy we were to be able to support such a great program. Patti & Hilary were just great. We think Patti’s idea for a community boating center is Gloucester is a must-do and look forward to supporting the SailGHS program and any efforts towards a community sailing program in the future.
Thanks for posting about the fundraising sails!
Cheers,
Erin Rulli

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Sailing thanks and pix

Bill Rothchild contacted GMG through our contact tab at the top of the page.  He asked about renting sailboats for his family.  A few emails later and Bill showed his family a great time thanks to the warm hospitality of the SailGHS Program.

Bill Rothchild writes-

Hey Joe:

We just got home and wanted to express once again our gratitude to you for setting us up with SailGHS! We met Patty and Hillary at Solomon Landing and they ferried us out to the boats, where we boarded a Rhodes 19 captained by Will, one of the program participants.
We sailed out past 10 Pound, then had a few drops of rain. It was great to get out on the waters of Gloucester Harbor! We had a great time- the ladies even supplied some snacks for us. Judging by the pictures we are sending, I think Hillary, Patty and Tracy (Will’s mom) also had a good time.
We come to Gloucester every year. It made us feel very good to have an opportunity to give back to Gloucester by supporting the sailing program. Hope everyone likes the pix and the best of luck to SailGHS, an important link
the sailing heritage of a historical city.

Bill Rothschild

http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com

Anyone interested in sailing-  students and adults alike, can contact Patti Page at either sailghs@yahoo.com or by calling  978-283-4676.
Patti Page, Administrator, SailGHS

Congrats To The GHS Sail Team

The GHS Sail team won the first match of the season against Dover-Sherborn!

There will be a benefit for the team at Sailor Stans-

SAILGHS Dinner at Sailor Stan’s
Saturday May 16, 2009 5pm – 7pm
Chowder and seafood dinner combined with a silent auction.
Proceeds to benefit SAILGHS.