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Summer Sailing Draws Kids to Seabrook


The Bay Access Foundation in cooperation with Lakewood Yacht Club kicks off summertime for the kids with six week-long sailing programs. Tailored for beginners, the program’s mission is to promote youth sailing in the Galveston Bay area for kids aged 7-18.

Junior sailors will learn from the experienced team of certified instructors at the Lakewood Yacht Club. The club’s Sailing Director Marek Valasek looks forward to a diverse class of kids this year.
"The program is designed for children ages 7 to 18 years of age who have little or no sailing experience. Plus, it’s open to non-club members as well as members."

Training will use Optimists for ages 7-12 and Club 420s for ages 13 and up. Participants will be exposed to basic sailing skills, water safety, seamanship best practices, and team building exercises.

Beginner sailors in the program also get an inside look as Lakewood organizes its annual race team clinics, which afford racers opportunities to prepare to compete at the Texas Youth Race Week, national championships, and international competitions in Optimist, Laser, and Club 420 classes.

Bay Access is a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes amateur sailing for kids and adults alike. Camp fees include professional instruction, sailboat, and life jacket for those who can’t bring their own. Classes will begin on June 20 and continue on week days through early August. To learn more about the classes and how to register, please go to www.bay-access.org.



Anne Bechard 
Digital Marketing Specialist

I'm thrilled to be a part of Lakewood's marketing team! From an early age, I started showing signs of becoming an auspicious writing geek. Today, I'm a columnist for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Business Insider. I get excited about exploring new ideas, communicating in a creative way, and solving problems that stump me. It's especially thrilling that I get to do all this in a place that personifies one of my greatest loves -- nature and the outdoors. I'm looking forward to growing our digital marketing techniques and meeting your communications needs with excellence!


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