|Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on May 18|
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, May 18, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
"JCSS wants to share the great sport of sailing and to teach boat safety. We aim to provide anyone of whom is interested an opportunity to experience the thrill of recreational sailing, racing, or friendship with others that share our interest in sailing," said JCSS Commodore Todd Pipia. "The goal of JCSS is to meet the needs of small yacht sailing and racing in Johnson County and the surrounding areas in Kansas and Missouri."
This free event is called “Come Sail With Us” and will take place beginning at noon at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina on the north side of the lake. Participants should bring a sack lunch and dine with Sailing Society members and the recently-completed Sailing I class. Following lunch, participants will be able to take rides in the personal vessels of society members. While this is listed as a one-hour event, organizers said it will continue until everyone who has shown an interest has an opportunity to take a ride. This event is dependent upon good weather.
"The members of JCSS are very enthusiastic about sailing and want to share the sport with newcomers and “old
salts” alike," Pipia added. "Come on out and sail with us!"
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “boating.”
The society's other 2013 "Come Sail With Us" events are planned for June 1 and July 27.
For more information, or to participate in Sailing Society races, please contact Nick Hockman at (913) 268-5683.