Setting Sail with Marsh Memorial at Little Optimist!

The Little Optimist Sailing Academy set sail on a new adventure today, kicking off a multi-day program with the fantastic team from Marsh Memorial! The excitement was palpable as our young sailors arrived, eager to explore the beauty of the canals.

For some, it was their first time venturing onto the water, and their wide-eyed wonder as they approached the boats was truly delightful. We spent the morning introducing them to the fundamentals of sailing and the importance of teamwork – essential skills for navigating the calm waters of the canals.

But learning shouldn’t be without some fun! We incorporated a “Leaf Leash Challenge” into their first sail. Their mission? To collect as many colorful leaves as they could during their voyage. The victors, beaming with pride, walked away with trophies and some fun goodies – a perfect way to commemorate their first day as canal explorers!

At Little Optimist, we’re passionate about fostering a love for the water in young minds. And fostering this love wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of our incredible sponsors: Two Oceans Marine, ITALTILE, Southern Wind, Ullman Sails, and Laurium Capital. Their generosity allows us to create these transformative experiences on the water.

A huge thank you to Marsh Memorial for joining us on this multi-day adventure, and a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors for making it all possible. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the week holds for our little crew of sailors on the canals!