Portland, Maine (March 20, 2013) – Kim Latour and Sandra Wendland, real estate brokers at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, hosted an evening at the Portland Yacht Club on March 14th with guest speaker Bruce Schwab, the first American to officially finish the Vendee Globe Race.
The fund raiser, the second annual SailMaine Lecture series, was held to continue the ongoing support of SailMaine and its programs. SailMaine is a non-profit organization formed to support sailing in Maine at the grass-roots, community level. SailMaine connects people of all ages and abilities to the coast of Maine through fun and affordable sailing education, recreation, and competition, stimulating individual growth and creating community.
In the sailing lessons, and in their work with High School and Collegiate sailing teams, SailMaine is committed to promoting the values of leadership, self-reliance, sportsmanship, and respect for the environment that the craft of sailing teaches. Through its programs, SailMaine connects people of all ages to the sea, seeking to share the love and appreciation of the coast of Maine, and the ocean beyond. They do a wonderful job of providing access to the water for the local community, and act as a facilitator for the growth of the understanding of the marine environment.
Bruce held the audience captive with his video presentation of his voyage as well as sharing footage from the start of the 2012 Vendee Globe Race. We also had the pleasure of hearing from one of SailMaine’s students, Myles Everett who just returned from racing in New Zealand, and Winslow Furber, SailMaine’s director of maintenance and acting director of development.
“It was a successful event and we wish to thank our sponsors Lyman Morse Yachts, Maine Boats, Home & Harbors Magazine, Brion Rieff Boatbuilders, and Verrill Dana. In addition we thank Chart Metalworks, Ella Vickers Recycled Sailcloth Collection, and House of Logan for donated auction items,” noted Sandra Wendland.
“We look forward to hosting the future lectures we already have planned with a line-up of speakers. It is a pleasure to continue our commitment to the community and share the passion of lifelong sailing with others,” added Kim Latour.
If you would like to be included on invitations to future lectures, please email SailMaine@Legacysir.com with your name and phone number.
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