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Under the supervision of Gladstone Parks and Recreation Director Jason Davis, local youths — and a few adults — learned the ins and outs of sailing recently. This year, the students in the Sail School got to use new, safer boats. Four of the seven boats came from a sailing school in Boston and three more came from community member Alex Sundstrom. A dock was donated by John Lindberg. Troy Drebenstedt taught much of the land-based lessons while Noah Ketchum assisted on the water. The program teaches everything from the basics of sail boat parts and terminology to actual, on-the-water operation. About 25 students, ranging in age from 5 to 49 and of all skill levels, took to the water through the program, which culminated with a friendly race.


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Under the supervision of Gladstone Parks and Recreation Director Jason Davis, local youths — and a few adults — learned the ins and outs of sailing recently. This year, the students in the Sail School got to use new, safer boats. Four of the seven boats came from a sailing school in Boston and three more came from community member Alex Sundstrom. A dock was donated by John Lindberg. Troy Drebenstedt taught much of the land-based lessons while Noah Ketchum assisted on the water. The program teaches everything from the basics of sail boat parts and terminology to actual, on-the-water operation. About 25 students, ranging in age from 5 to 49 and of all skill levels, took to the water through the program, which culminated with a friendly race.



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