|Remember when you first learned
to ride your bike? Put on a pair of skis for the first time?
Remember the adrenaline rush as you wobbled down the driveway
(or slope)? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to again
ride that euphoric rush of a new and challenging experience?
|I'm talking about Sailing...the ultimate Adventure on one of
our vast frontiers!
|Quite frankly, it's really difficult
to explain what it's like...this joy called sailing. I can only
tell you that it is an energy unlike anything else you've experienced.
|I could describe the sudden sense
of freedom as the sails fill with wind. Rejuvenation. Relaxation.
A total release from stress as the sun caresses you. Your boat
gently gliding through those glassy crests. The sound of the
wind ruffling the canvas, and the smiles on the faces of those
beside you as you unleash your spirit to the energy of the sea.
|But you won't really understand.
Until you do it.
|My name is Doris Colgate.
Let me share a little story: When I went to work for Yachting
Magazine in 1967 I had never been on a sailboat and didn't have
a clue about sailing. But all around me were friendly, happy
people - who actually enjoyed coming to work each Monday because
they had spent the weekend sailing! I asked where I should go
to learn to sail and they directed me here. So I enrolled ...
and loved sailing so much that I married the school!
|Now, more than 30 years later, I
have had the most wonderful life because of sailing. I've met
the nicest people, traveled to the most extraordinary destinations.
I've felt the thrill of a tempestuous wind whistling through
the rigging and the utter peace of gliding along in a soft breeze.
I've watched shooting stars in a velvet sky far from city loom,
and experienced the exhilaration of flying off the crest of
an azure wave. Life's little problems ... and the big ones too
... go away, when I'm sailing.
|Sailing has changed my life.
|At Sea Lake Yacht
Sales, we can change your life as well.
Doris Colgate and The Colgate Offshore Sailing School, we can
prepare you to:
|"Achieve a firm
grounding in the principles of sailing. Learn sailing terms,
basic knots, rigging, sail trim and shape, tacking and jibing,
heavy weather techniques, basics of navigation, rules of the
road. Finish the course with the assurance that comes from a
thorough understanding of why a sailboat behaves the way it
does. You'll confidently sail daysailers up to 30 feet and be
more than ready to help as crew on larger boats."