Old Guys Rule
Edwards wondered why the Sailing Capital of North Carolina didn’t
have a sailing school for kids. It was a good question. And less than
a year after he started asking it, Oriental has a summer day camp where
children can learn to sail.
The Bow to Stern Youth Sailing Program kicks off on Monday June 9th, for
the first of 10 week-long sessions. Students, ages 7-15 will learn to
sail on Optimist dinghies on the waters of Greens and Smith Creeks as
well as the Neuse. It’s a not-for-profit venture that Edwards will
run out of his Bow To Stern yacht brokerage..
But beyond the sum of those parts, they are the labors of love. Or rather,
Most of the dinghies were made over the winter by a group of 18 Oriental-area
men with a love of woodworking or sailing, or both. They figure they put
in 1300 man-hours making the Optimist hulls. Three of the men, John Burritt,
Doug Sligh and Tom Lathrop collectively worked 600 hours on the boats.
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