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A Closer Look: Sailing classes at Lake Merced

Photo of three two-person sailboats gliding across Lake Merced

This summer hundreds of San Francisco youngsters are learning to sail on Lake Merced thanks to lessons offered by SFSU and America True, a Bay Area nonprofit group dedicated to introducing sailing to America's youth. Each weekday children between the ages of 8 and 14 who enroll in summer camp through the YMCA spend time in the boats and learn the ins and outs of sailing. Already students from YMCA centers in the Mission, the Presidio and Stonestown have found themselves on the water, and in some cases in the water, as they must pass a swim test during the course of the week. The classes are run by sailing instructor Ward Latimer and SFSU students Matt McDonnell and Heather Harrington. Afternoon and Saturday sailing sessions are open to SFSU students as well as community members and sailing enthusiasts.

Photo: William Morris



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