Helm Report: August 2021|
Ahoy from the Bridge!
A lot of learning is going on and
there is always time for horseplay too! Much of August was spent focusing on improving the swim strokes of students who joined the program over the summer. Thanks to the mentoring of our
advanced students, there is much progress and its rewarding, knowing that the learning will be passed along to the generations who'll follow.
Also taught at the MVP is the
preparation of a delicious meal. It's known that teenagers can eat... and each week its someone else's turn to plan and prepare lunch for 12-15 hungry mouths. In the photo left is the assembly prep for
"Subway Saturday" and readiness for the stampede when the ship's bell is rung!
Call For Help! The MVP's main
training vessel has a broken transmission and is down. The rugged 28 footer (photo right) was donated and
has served us for years, primarily teaching students how to handle a single engine vessel. With all its years of shifting... its now worn out and needs rebuilding. Est. $2500.
Generally Speaking - Mostly Ups! While currently in rocky seas and leaking $$$ - the
program survives!! Mentioned in the last
newsletter - is we are are experiencing the growth
of both students and volunteers. So far so good with the hurricanes, the lights are on and the pool is full of water! The students are now sailing like pros and there is plenty of learning going on.
Our new Golden Tabebuia and Flamboyant seedlings
have sprouted and expect to see photos of MVP students planting them before the rains come in November. Anyone noticeing the ones planted 18 months ago in front of the
STSA's (pool) roadside fence? The students are proud of them, and in two years the Red Hook drive is going to be very colorful!