Monday, March 2, 2009

Flying on the wings of peace

Flying on the wings of peace

Flying on the wings of peace,
Freedom in the sky’s,
Yet we are still at sea,
Work hard is my call,
Flying on the wings of peace,
Mercy is for all,
Man is here,
He lives life to its fullest,
Flying on the wings of peace,
Time to stride,
Ropes in are hands,
We yell heave ho!
Flying on the wings of peace,
We are called,
A storm is coming!
Of to port,
We made it!
Flying on the wings of peace!

By
╬ękevin holmes╬ę

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

For photos from 2000 to 2005 go to...

Hi guys people want more photos! Well if that is the case go to http://sailannie.multiply.com/photos?&album=&page_start=20
and get tons of photos from years gone by. More newbie sailors, more vet sailors and tons of pictures of Annie too.
Enjoy my friends,
Roger

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Paralympics to Learnsailing.org

Final Paralympic Update – Sept. 19, 2008
The Paralympics are officially over, and everyone is now on their way home. For the last update I have
put together two emails from John and Stacie sharing their feelings on the whole experience.
From John:
Wanted to send out a HUGE Thank you to everyone who was involved both directly and indirectly in our
campaign, all our sponsors and team mates David Cook and Brenda Hopkin.
It wouldn't of been possible without you all.
The event went really well for our team, all of us were ready and we delivered when we needed to.
Stacie was amazing throughout, she really came through for us and our coach Steve was rock solid. We
also had great support from Brian Todd and Craig Guthrie throughout the event. Two other people I
would like to recognize is our sport psych Colin Guthrie who helped keep my head together and our
physio Dinah Hampson who kept my body going.
It was truly a great experience which I will cherish forever.
It really hit home when we were up on the podium and I watched the Canadian flag flying for us! It was
at that point when the tears flowed and felt so very PROUD!
Qingdao was an amazing venue, with fantastic volunteers which we would of been lost without.
Hello Everyone,
The past few days have been filled with celebration, sightseeing in Beijing and the spectacular closing
ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.
The sailing ended with a podium experience that I will always remember. We approached the final day a
mere one point ahead of the Australians so the fight was on for Silver. The US had cinched Gold.
On the first of two races Australia had their best result of the week with both the speed and tactics to
finish first. Now the Aussies were two points ahead of us so we needed to gain three points in the next
race. After an even start, the Aussies beat us to the windward mark. However they fouled their
spinnaker hoist and we passed them downwind and to the leeward mark. Unfortunately we could not
hold our lane as they had awesome upwind speed they passed us on the next leg and to the finish.
While we were slightly disappointed in the final day, we were also jubilant to have medaled in one the
greatest sporting events in the world.
Once off the dock we were escorted to the medal ceremonies. It was here when it finally sunk in. This
was a very emotional experience. We felt such pride to stand on the podium and to be given a beautiful
bronze medal inset with jade. It felt like a dream.
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My teammate John and I could not have made this journey or achieved this success without the support
and encouragement of so many people. This includes our coaches, teammates and training partners,
sponsors, friends, family and colleagues. Thank you all.
Stacie

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

1500 Different Sailors on Annie

Just to let the crew know we finally got to 1500 different sailors on Annie.
The first Sailor was Ted Piete. The 1500th was his widown Margret Piete. Her family joined her.
Soon there will be a Youtube of the 1500 different people (sorry it is only a 5 minute slideshow not all of you are on it).
Search Aubinators.
Roger

Friday, March 28, 2008

Where has "Learnsailing.org" sold?

(As of 3/26/08)

Where has “Learnsailing.org” been sold?

Canada (8 Provinces and 2 Territories)

Alberta
Medicine Hat

British Columbia
Victoria, Vancouver, Saltspring Island, Maple Bay, Sidney, Sooke, Nanaimo, Vernon Prince George, Kelowna, Campbell River, Vernon, Coquitlam, Lake Cowichan, Saanichton

Manitoba
Winnipeg

New Brunswick
Fredericton, Shediac, Bathurst

North West Territories
Yellowknife

Nova Scotia
Halifax

Nunavut
Iqaluit,

Ontario
Morpeth, Sarnia, New Market, Toronto, Oshawa, Cambridge, Orleans, Ajax, Owen Sound, Dryden

Quebec
Shawinigan-Sud

Saskatchewan
Outlook



U.S.A. (35 States)
Arizona
Scottsdale

California
Needles, Juniper Tracy, Palmdale, Lafayette, Roseville

Connecticut
Gales Ferry, Berlin, Waterbury,

Florida
Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Lynn Haven, Apollo Beach, Melbourne

Georgia
Maysville, Lawrenceville, Rocky Face

Hawaii
Kailua, Honolulu, Kaaawa

Illinois
Carol Stream, Harvard, Chicago, Deerfield

Indiana
Anderson

Kentucky
Louisville, Edmonton, McKee

Louisiana
Slidell

Massachusetts
Marion, Millis

Maine
Hampden


Maryland
Easton, Cumberland, Ocean City, Easton, Annapolis,

Michigan
Spring Lake, Ortonville, Holly,

Minnesota
Mound, Duluth, Cold Springs

Montana
Lee's Summit

New Hampshire
Alton, Hooksett

New Jersey
Medford, Pennington, Brick, Oak Ridge

New York
Holtsville, Brooklyn, Wynantskill, Ithaca, Gansevoort, Niskayuna, Freeport, Waterford,

North Carolina
Mooresville, Greensville, Charlotte

New Mexico
Placitas

Ohio
Cleveland, Rocky River

Oklahoma
Del City

Oregon
Portland

Pennsylvania
Avondale, Havertown

Rhode Island
Pawtucket, Providence

South Carolina
Roebuck, Rock Hill, Port Royal

South Dakota
Rapid City

Tennessee
Memphis, Nashville

Texas
Austin, Corpus Christi, Springtown, Aransas Pass, El Paso, Teague, Whitesboro, Hitchcock, Plano, Dallas

Utah
Salt Lake City

Vermont
Rutland

Virginia
Norfolk, Floyd, Winchester

Washington
Bremerton, Belleville, Tacoma, Port Angeles, Clinton, Seattle, Gig Harbor

Wisconsin
Sturgeon Bay, Waterford, Shorewood


Other Countries:

Australia
Mitchell, Brisbane, Balnarring

Greece
Athens

United Kingdom
Falkirk

Thursday, February 28, 2008

S. Hewitt will be missed



Shirley will be missed. She is like on earth a sailing spirit!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sunday Feb 22nd Race

Hi Annie Sailors,
There is a race on the 22nd of February. Anyone who would like to join us just let me know.
Roger