Ahoy, Maties! Little Optimist Trust Sets Sail for Dragon Boat Fun!

Calling all Little Optimist adventurers! This past Saturday, June 8th, the Little Optimist Trust Sailing Academy traded in our trusty sailboats for a taste of fierce dragon boat racing! Held right here on our waterfront, it was a day filled with excitement, teamwork, and a whole lot of fun!

Dragon boats, these magnificent vessels with their fierce dragon heads, are powered by teams of paddlers working in perfect unison. Witnessing these races was an incredible opportunity for our young sailors to see firsthand the power of teamwork on the water. It’s a skill that translates perfectly from synchronizing their movements on a sailboat to conquering the waves.

The energy at the waterfront was electric! Between the rhythmic drumming guiding the paddlers, the cheers of the crowd, and the determined faces of the racers, it was an inspiration for all. Our Little Optimists were captivated, asking countless questions and soaking up the thrilling atmosphere.

While we didn’t have our own dragon boat crew this year, the experience sparked a fire in some of our young sailors. Who knows, maybe next year we’ll have a team of Little Optimists ready to take on the dragon boat challenge?

At the Little Optimist Trust Sailing Academy, we’re all about enriching experiences for our students. This dragon boat event was a perfect example of that. It offered a chance to learn about a new water sport, celebrate the importance of teamwork, and most importantly, to have a blast!