"Providing hope to the underprivileged and disadvantaged through the character-building discipline of sailing and seamanship."
Life Sail was established to promote a character-building experience through sailing & seamanship. We educate students of all ages in theory and practice, in sailing dinghies, keelboats, along with inflatable dinghy handling equipped with outboard engines.
Life Sail is a non-profit 501(c)(3) registered corporation.
May 3, 2007 09:14:12 PM
Teacher, Writer, Photagrafer, Photo Journalist, Sail Boat Owner
Georgetown University, Washington, DC - Leadership Coaching Certification
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA - Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology; 4.0 GPA
I have been part of LifeSail from the start. The skills I have learned in sailing have been just a fraction of the overall experience of teamwork, confidence building, and having fun. I have also come to know the importance of preparation and leadership in many areas of my personal and professional life. When you are out in the sea and on the boat it is essential that you are well prepared, that you trust those around you and you make quick and safe decisions.
When I started LifeSail I would have described myself as quiet and apprehensive. I often second-guessed my decisions. Since I started LifeSail, I have been able to build my confidence, which has translated over to my professional career. I have enhanced my poise in tough situations, increased my ability to prepare myself, and have become more pro-active. I now hold a supervisor position at work, where I am counted on to make important decisions. I recommend LifeSail to anyone wanting to attain lessons in seamanship and in life.
• Coordinate volunteer groups travelling
• Work in association with Habitat for Humanity
• Raise funds to sponsor volunteers
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Sociology
Sailor from San Francisco, CA
Doug is the first LifeSail Inc. Alumni
It was an ordinary, warm sunny day in the spring of 2003 when I entered my career with LifeSail. I was a physics student at UCLA, looking for something to take my mind off quantum mechanics and Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism. I learned of a sailing organization called LifeSail that was looking for volunteers to help restore a 60+ year-old wooden vessel named Destiny. I had no former experience with sailing or boat maintenance, but I knew how to use sandpaper and a paintbrush! I spent that Saturday afternoon sanding, painting, and polishing brass under the guidance of Matt Schulz. Maybe it was the cool sea breeze, maybe it was the gentle rocking of swells in the marina, maybe it was the smell of saltwater and freshly sanded teak, but something called me back to LifeSail and continued to call me for another 3 years.
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Kiwi-Prop Distributor, Diver