Oct 25, 2006, 2:00 PM
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I am quoting from another Downtown sailing center members letter to Scuttlebutt below that was published last week. Elsewhere on this site we keep talking about having more kids and adults able to enjoy the fun of sailing. If it were not for the downtown sailing center I would not be able to afford sailing as a hobby and there are hundreds of others that feel the same way.
New Docks at Baltimore Sailing Center
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I am writing to Scuttlebutt in hopes you might post this request either on your web site or include it in your newsletter, or both.
You may know of the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor through having one of our sailing instructors, Steve Manson, selected to participate in Roy Disney's Morning Light Transpac movie (as documented in Scuttlebutt). Steve is a hard working, bright, ambitious, and thoroughly agreeable young man who has made us all very proud of him and the program at the DSC in which he learned to sail and now teaches others.
The project we have undertaken is detailed below. Several months ago, the DSC initiated an ambitious plan to remove and replace its floating docks with donated concrete docks from the Inner Harbor Marina in Baltimore, MD. I, as well as all the members and the Board of the DSC, have contributed monetarily to meet our Phase 1 goal. We have recently learned that the timeline for Phase 1 completion has been accelerated. I recently volunteered to haul old pilings and assorted debris pulled from the Patapsco River on Monday and Tuesday, October 23rd and 24th.
As a dedicated group of skippers, crew, instructors, and generally all around sailing enthusiasts, we appreciate anything your loyal band of 'Buttheads' can do to help us with this fund-raiser. For additional information, please contact Jerry Hauprich, our Executive Director, or Colleen Donlin, our Office Manager - both can be reached at (410) 727-0722.
Thank you for your time and interest. Enjoy sailing this Fall!