WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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n BOSTON SAILING CENTER The Riverboat at Lewis Wharf Boston 617.227.4198 info@bostonsailingcenter.com n COMMUNITY BOATING Charles River Pavilion Boston 617.523.1038 info@community-boating.org n BLACK ROCK SAILING SCHOOL Marina Park Drive Boston 617.639.3061 www.blackrocksailingschool.com n COURAGEOUS SAILING (TWO LOCATIONS) Sailing Address: Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard 617.242.3821 Sailing Address: 507 Jamaica Way Jamaica Plain 617.522.5061 www.courageoussailing.org n COME SAIL AWAY NOW 1 Marina Park Drive Boston 617.828.9005 www.comesailawaynow.com n SAILTIME BOSTON E Service Road South Boston 617.899.6815 www.sailtime.com S a i l i n g R e s o u r c e s f o r B e g i n n e r s ( a n d O l d S a lt s ) i n B o s t o n M G 7 / D R E A M S T I M E . C O M Because of this welcoming aspect, many residents start sailing with their children. "It's a great family thing to do," says Wellesley resident Jay Smith. "You're spending quality time together without real distractions." Smith started taking lessons at Black Rock Sailing School in Boston with his two daughters, then aged 12 and 15. Learning new skills together meant that no one was "better" than the other. Adult and child faced the same tests and obstacles. "It can be a little intimidating with all of the jargon," says Smith, "but at Black Rock, it's a great environment; you feel like it's okay to make a mistake." Jim Loehlin, a retired professor of chemistry at Wellesley College, also came to the sport as an adult. "I would be sitting in my lab as a graduate student at MIT and this river outside my window intrigued me," he says, "so I went over to Community Boating on the Charles and took all of their various courses and tests. Whenever I needed some rest and relaxation, I would go across the river and jump into a boat for a little while." There are many resources for beginning sailors in the Boston area (see below) and all of them offer instruction, certification, charters, and boat leasing. The opportunity for local sailors to take boats out by Come Sail Away 118 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 116-124_WWMb14_sailing_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 4:15 PM Page 118

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