It's Wednesday June 19, 2013
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Meet the Instructors…..
aka Capt. Jim
Jim holds a USCG 100 ton Master of Inland Waters license with Sail and Towing Endorsements. He is also an American Sailing Association certified instructor through Advanced Coastal Cruising, Navigation and Cruising Multihull. Currently, he owns and operates Bow to Stern Sailing School and Bow to Stern Yacht Services where he teaches sailing, captains charters and is also a Yacht Broker. His experience with youth goes back to a previous YMCA career where he was a Program Director and Executive Director for YMCAs in NC and FL.
He has also cruised with his family for over three years on their 52’ Sailboat, “Green Dolphin” from FL to ME as well as many trips to the Bahamas.
aka Capt. “C”
Returning this summer, heading things up, will be Captain “C”…
Jim Colavito, Captain “C”, began his boating life as a boy on the waters of Long Island’s south shore, resurrecting old wooden boats and working as a charter boat mate. He learned to sail while crewing on his girlfriend’s Flying Scott. After college and a stint in the Air Force, he began his career as a teacher and bought his first sailboat, an O’Day Daysailor, on which he taught his sons to sail. He and his wife, Sue, have enjoyed several other small boats, including a Sunfish, Tanzer 16, and Cape Dory Typhoon. Over the years, Jim found the Typhoon a great boat on which to introduce folks to sailing. Many of his relatives and their children had their hands on a tiller for the first time in his Typhoon. After 30 years as an elementary and middle school principal, he has returned to what he loves to do most in education, teaching elementary academically gifted students. Jim has been our camp’s Optimist instructor and uses his teaching skills to introduce younger children to the skills, thrills, and sometimes spills of sailing. His calm and positive manner helps our new sailors ease into sailing with a minimum of stress and anxiety. The pay-off is seeing a big smile on a kid sailing an Opti and for the first time experiencing the thrill of sailing.
aka Capt. Alexis
Alexis has been sailing almost as long as she has been walking. She has also cruised with her family for over three years on their 52’ Sailboat, “Green Dolphin” from FL to ME as well as many trips to the Bahamas. She sails Optis, Sunfish, and small keelboats(sometimes singlehanded). With many regattas and extensive cruising under her belt, she makes a well rounded sailor.
More to come as 2013 Summer staff is hired.
Please feel free to contact Bow to Stern
PO Box 596, Oriental NC, 28571