31.8.15

GET A GOOD START AND SAIL ON THE LIFTED TACK.

The Geneva Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women honors two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and all-world M Scow sailor Jane Pegel.
Jane Pegel was praised for her ongoing responsibilities at the Yacht Club as chief judge, for her race committee work, for her local and national sailing achievements, and for her years as instructor, director, board member, and president of the Geneva Lake Sailing School.

“She shared her expertise both in the classroom and on the lake with a generation of sailors, stressing teamwork, sportsmanship, and safety, and introducing many of them to what would become their lifetime sport.”

As part of the Leader in Education Award, the Lake Geneva Branch has made a donation in Jane’s name to the AAUW Education Fund.
Years ago, when I raced M scows, on occasion my crew and I would cross Calamity Jane's bow, but never at the finish line!  But racing at Lake Geneva was as good as a master class in sailing, with the added benefit of Wisconsin's Lake District to look at.

I wonder if any of the scholarship recipients (the money is earmarked for a girl's science camp) will take up marine engineering or naval architecture.

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