CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB – JULY 27-29, 2018
July 14-16, 2017 San Diego, CA SDYC
CORONADO, Calif., March 13, 2017
The Coronado (Calif.) High School Sailing Team recently kicked off a GoFundMe campaign #nadosailing, to raise money for new sailboats. The funding site can be found at www.GoFundMe.com/sailCHS.
The team’s fleet of old FJ class sailboats are in desperate need of replacement. The sailing team receives no funding from the high school; parents cover the costs of coaching and regatta travel, but maintaining broken, leaking and sometimes sinking boats continues to be a challenge.
Many practices, some sailors are left high and dry on land due to the poor condition of boats. Said board president Trish Eaton and mother of two CHS sailors, “We need more than $92,000 to replace the fleet. Two new boats have already been ordered at a cost of $15,330, but we have ten more to go.
Your donation, no matter how large or how small, will have a direct positive impact on the quality of #nadosailing for many years to come.” High school sailors are learning and using communication and leadership skills, while applying complex math, physics and geometry concepts to their sport. Sailors also become knowledgeable about weather, tides and the marine environment. These core skills form the basis of future careers in science, engineering, or management.
Former Olympian and Coronado resident Robbie Haines is supporting the #SailCHS effort and appears in a new short video about the team that can be seen here:
#nadosailing has a great track record. CHS graduate Paris Henken sailed for the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, and Coronado sailor Cooper Dressler is currently a grinder on the 2017 America’s Cup US syndicate Oracle Team USA. Graduating seniors have been accepted to Harvard, Brown, Stanford, Boston College, The US Naval Academy, USC, George Washington, Georgetown and many other colleges and universities to sail and study.
To donate to #nadosailing and keep these amazing athletes, students and leaders of tomorrow on the water now and for years to come, go to www.GoFundMe.com/sailCHS. Follow the fundraising effort and the team via Twitter @CHS_Sailing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Coronado-High-School-Sailing-Team-500455033468738/.