The Phantom Voice
the phantom voice
With the Great South Bay down the road, our town has had a rich history in sailing. With many yacht clubs spread out along the south shore, there is still an obvious interest in sailing. So much of an interest, other schools like St. John's have a sailing team for students with an interest in sailing. Who says that we couldn’t have a sailing team here?
The idea is completely plausible. The bay is just down the road from our school! Even if we don’t have the budget there are plenty of facilities nearby that are not used in the fall and spring, such as Wetpants. These facilities already have boats, saving us another expense. There are already many people nearby who know how to sail, and a lot of people who have been sailing since childhood. Not only that, but there are plenty of people who have an interest in learning how to sail. And if we need a larger team, it is possible to do a combined SayBayBlue team similar to our swim team.
Sailing teams are also great because it brings people together much more than other sports. I mean, when you are in a boat in the middle of the bay with no way out than you are bound to develop some kind of relationship. Sailing is a great sport to support especially because sailing is a sport for any age, both young and old. Sailing teaches skills that couldn’t be taught anywhere else. It teaches you how to use your environment, and how to problem solve. Sailing is an excellent timeless sport that could use some more recognition, and if we develop an interest in it now by creating a team, it can have a lasting impact on our school and on people's lives.