Programs For Kids At Mystic Seaport

Summer is a good time for kids to pick up sailing skills. However, many sailing clubs promote more than sailing and have unique summer programs designed for beginners. Sailing is a sport that some kids take to readily while others are more hesitant. There is a mix of science, fun, skills and safety requirements that can help in developing children’s different abilities and have fun in the outdoors.

Mystic Seaport in CT is a club that has several summer camp activities lined up. These offer unique opportunities to learn which include a Float Box Derby, a weeklong affair where kids of 8 to 14 will participate, creating their own boats and testing them out at the Fool’s Regatta. The main aim of this activity is to get kids involved in problem solving. As per the supervisor of the sailing programs, every day there is a different obstacle that the kids need to work around which includes building activities, teamwork as well as structure. By getting involved in these activities kids will know about sailing, boating as well as kayaking and also on how boats work.

Burling And Tuke Wins NZ Team Of The Year

The 54th Halberg Awards were given away and Blair Tuke and Pete Burling were the proud recipients of the Team of the Year Award. This is one of the most popular sporting accolades of New Zealand. This prestigious black-tie event was hosted by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.

Tuke and Burling were pitted against fellow members of the sailing team of New Zealand Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, the Team Sprint combination of Eddie Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell, and Sam Webster and against the rowing pair of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond. This is the fifth time that Burling and Tuke were nominated for the Halberg Awards and this happens to be the first time that the two have won the team award. (more…)