The Sailing Science Center Blog

November 1, 2019

When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953, they had a view of the world that no one had seen before. In order to reach their camp before nightfall, the pair spent only 15 minutes at the top before beginning their descent....

October 1, 2019

When we create community it is always done on common ground. The very word community derives from the old French comunité meaning commonness. We may bring together people with big differences, but when differences exist, community can still be created on common ground....

October 1, 2019

Why Competitive Yacht Racers are Some of the Fittest Humans on the Planet

Competitive yacht racing is the ultimate functional fitness exercise. It provides a constantly varied high-intensity interval workout, requiring participants to push, pull, haul, trim, jump, lift,...

September 3, 2019

As children our physical growth and development comes naturally with age. Our intellectual, social and spiritual growth develop with age too, but to reach our potential in these areas requires cultivation and effort. That’s why we go to school and church, and why we ar...

August 1, 2019

Stephen Covey first spoke of the Abundance Mentality (or Mindset) in his 1989 classic, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. At the surface it seems like little more than asking whether the glass is half full or half empty, but it turns out that the mindset you...

July 1, 2019

I was four when President Kennedy gave his famous speech declaring that we would go to the Moon.

We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard; because that goal will...

June 3, 2019

A large project like the Sailing Science Center will never reach its final vision without a tremendous amount of teamwork and partnership. This is why I have devoted so much of my energy on this project to finding the right people, creating the right culture and buildi...

May 2, 2019

In a letter dated May 2nd, 2019 the San Francisco Sailing Science Center received its Exemption Letter from the IRS, confirming it as exempt from federal income tax as a public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3). The determination was made retroactive to our date of i...

May 1, 2019

While perseverance isn't a guarantee of success, quitting is a guarantee of failure. It's the easy way out when the going gets tough. Few people quit at the bottom of the mountain; the prospect of making it to the peak sounds so glorious. It’s midway up when the breath...

April 1, 2019

In any endeavor involving more than one person there is bound to be disagreement. How that disagreement is viewed and handled makes all the difference. Great leaders from Abraham Lincoln to Ray Dalio have known that disagreement is a good thing and have intentionally s...

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