If you are new to this topic, please read the previous post about it here: Lido 14 Sailors - The Next Generation.
My own mother was living in Chula Vista when she married my father just before World War Two, so for that and other reasons I have a connection there. When I learned what Manny was trying to do I decided to help in my own small way so purchased the parts and rigging they needed to complete their two Lido 14s and bring them to good working order.
Last weekend, Manny put on a sort of "Open House" for the sailing school. The cost of permits, insurance, and other regulations made it a bit difficult for a non-profit to pull off, but somehow he managed to do it and was able to introduce his program to about 70 people, giving rides on the lake with a Lido 14 and a Laser (or Torch or whatever they call them now - har har).
|How many kids does it take to sail a Laser? (just kidding)|
|Manny adjusts a PFD prior to an introductory sail experience.|
|Even the duck was having a great day!|
|Manny Moreno on the far left.|
To see what Reality Sailing is doing, visit their website at Reality Sailing dot org where you'll find me on their testimonials page.
Until next, sweet sailing.