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Community Stuff 6/28/13

The Annisquam Yacht Club Sailing and Tennis Program have spots open for this year’s summer programs!


The AYC STP is a non profit summer sailing, tennis and swimming program for boys and girls aged 8 to 15. Our program is run in cooperation with the Annisquam Yacht Club in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  We teach sailing and tennis at all levels as well as basic swimming and water safety. The program runs four consecutive two-week sessions from June 24th -August 16th. Our next open session begins July 8th. For more information and applications please visit our website, http://www.annisquamyc.org and click on the ‘Junior Program’ tab.  If you have any questions, please contact Joe Maher, Program Director at squampd@yahoo.com, or call the club at 978 283 4507

Good morning Joey–
Would you post info on GoodMorningGloucester about the GSF Youth-on-Water program?
Info is available at: http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/?p=324
The application is available at: http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/doc/13-YouthApplication.pdf
The deadline for youth organizations to apply is August 1.

Youth On Water
With an eye toward the future, as well as the past, the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee is seeking to support programs that involve young people on Cape Ann. This past year, the Committee chose to institutionalize the educational component of the Festival by providing opportunities for kids to sail on the participating schooners, as well as offering financial support to local programs that put Cape Ann kids on the water throughout the year.  Specifically, the Committee selected two organizations that foster greater knowledge and appreciation of Cape Ann’s coastal waters by providing opportunities for young people to sail, row or otherwise become immersed in our ocean environment. Two grants of $1,500 were awarded in 2012. Leading up to this year’s Festival, we will again raise funds, beyond the costs of producing the Gloucester Schooner Festival weekend, and offer similar support to youth-on-the-water organizations to be used in their 2014 season. To apply for these funds, please complete the attached application and submit by August 1, 2013.

Thanks very much!!
Tracy Arabian
Gloucester Schooner Festival

Joe, can you please post this.  I am trying to start a Featured Tee of the Week at the Weathervane. Here is the first one. I promise that they all will be unique.

New to the Weathervane this year.  Wicked Pissah tee shirts, a true Gloucester shirt.  Comes in Navy Blue and Forrest Green, sizes S- M- L- XL $18.95  2XL $21.95

The Weathervane has the best selection of Gloucester clothing for children and adults in town.  Check us out.  Sale going on everyday:  buy 1 tee at regular price, buy 2 tees get 10% off on each by 3 or more tees get 20% off on all. 


Joseph A. Ciolino

The Weathervane


Mary Fahey reports-

Hey there!  The sign on washington st in lanesville warning of pleasant dreams ahead is gone!!!!!!  Any insight!

Sailing By

Sailing By Coast Guard Station Gloucester



Session 2 Registration for EPYC Junior Sailing Facebookized!


Morning Joey! Is there any way I can put this up for my Junior Sailing Director? Every time we have a managers meeting, we somehow tie GMG into it. Whether it be – “Holy shit did you see that picture of the shark by the breakwater!?” ..or… “Maybe Joey would be willing to slide our advertisement into the blog for the day”…..either way, we always think of you!! J -Dani

Hey Joey, We were hoping you could post about Session 2 registration for EPYC Junior Sailing– we recently started a Facebook page this summer and we’re really excited about getting the Gloucester community involved with our program.  We have some great photos up there from this past Session of our awesome sailors! We’d really love to spread the word about our program via our Facebook page so we can start connecting more with non-members, and really anyone interested in sailing– kids and adults alike!  We’ll be hosting "Race the Point" later in the summer, hoping to get all the local sailing programs involved, so we’ll be in touch about that as well.

Thanks a lot!

Fraser Watson, EPYC Junior Sailing Director

Here’s a link to our Facebook page (We need 8 more "likes" until we can get an easier URL!):


Registration is still open for Session 2 at EPYC Junior Sailing!  We had a blast during our first session with new Opti sailors, Opti racers and our 420 crews!  The Harbor Mice program was also a huge hit for our youngest (soon to be) sailors!  Check out our photos from Sesssion 1 on our Facebook Page- hope to see you in August!

Register online at www.epyc.net or call 978-283-3520

Here’s a link to our registration page at the EPYC Sailing Facebook page:


SailGHS Launch Their Boats!

The GHS Sailing Team Launched their Boats Sunday Morning in preparation of the 2010 Season. Students, Parents, and Volunteers pitched in to get their Boats in the water. Get down to the State Fish Pier when they are practicing, it’s always fun to see them racing around and practicing their capsizing drills.

Here’s some info from SailGHS Administrator Patti Paige; 

The GHS sailing team is a co-ed team consisting of middle school and high school sailors.  Currently, students from Rockport, Gloucester and home-schooled children participate in the program.  The spring sailing season begins April 5 and runs through May 28.  Fall sailing is held in September and October.  We meet Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm.  We sail in Gloucester harbor and conduct a learn to sail program where inexperienced students sail in Rhodes 19.  More advanced sailors belong to the racing team and sail in Vanguard C-420s.

GHS sailng team is a member of the Massachusetts Bay League (MBL) high school sailing organization which is located at the Community Boating Center on the Charles River in Boston, MA.  MBL organizes racing events between local high schools in three divisions. 
Anyone interested in sailing with us, students and adults alike, can contact me at either sailghs@yahoo.com or by calling me at 978-283-4676.
Patti Page, Administrator, SailGHS



It Floats!

Patti and the Students Tow one of the Boats to the Main Float.

Patti and the Students get the main float ready for the Boats. View from the State Fish Pier.

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