The program expanded from 24 to 30 students and it has hired another instructor.
The Dunedin Youth Sailing Association program is set to expand, according to the organization. Dunedin Youth Sailing is expanding 24 to 30 children and have added a third certified instructor, Andrew Sumpton, who will now be the new coach for the intermediate division. In a news release, the association said the changes began March 10. "DYSA is a Sunday afternoon Around the Buoys sailboat racing program for children ages 8-16 and their motto is " No child left behind". They have two nine week sessions a year one in the spring and one in the fall; they sail out of The City of Dunedin Municipal Marina." For more information about Dunedin Youth Sailing visit its website at dunedinyouthsailing.org Related Coverage: Sign up for the Dunedin …
Alex Gawel, 15, and more than 35 volunteers constructed racks at Dunedin Marina on Dec. 15 to store new Laser racing sail boats that will ultimately allow the Dunedin Youth Sailing program to expand.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Katie Dolac
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Dunedin Youth Sailing Association was looking to purchase Laser sail boats so its progam could include more competitive racing options for the older teens. The only problem? The prorgam had no place to store the boats. That's when Alex Gawel, a 15-year-old member of Boy Scout Troop 10, decided to take it on as his Eagle Scout project. Alex Gawel learned to sail and race through the Dunedin Youth Sailing Assocation program, which caters to children ages 8 to 16. The Laser boat purchases would expand the Dunedin Youth Sailing program to include teens 16 to 18. His father Jeffery Gawel still has ties to the program. "When the need came up, it fit perfectly with Alex's need for a project that he could feel passionate about," his mother …