Sandpoint Sailing Association presents a feature film, ‘The Weekend Sailor’


Do you have an interest in sailing but don’t know where to start or how to learn? Plan to attend an outreach event hosted by a local sailing club and find out how easy it is to get involved and start sailing.

The Sandpoint Sailing Association presents an evening of movies and fun that includes the screening of “The Weekend Sailor” feature film.

There will also be additional short films, a raffle and prizes from local merchants, restaurants and event sponsors.

“We’re hosting this event to let our community know how easy it is to navigate with the SSA at Sandpoint,” said SSA Commodore Chris Ankney. “We invite anyone interested in sailing to join us to learn how to get involved and get out on the water this summer, for a very minimal cost.”

“The event is open to the public and tickets are on a sliding scale, so no one will be turned away due to ticket price. Come join us and find out how to get involved with a fun local non-profit group.

The Weekend Sailor tells the inspiring story of Ramon Carlín, a weekend sailor who competed in the first head-to-head sailing race around the world as an unnamed outsider, with a crew that included his wife, son, family and friends.

Carlin overcame all obstacles to not only finish the race against competitors that included elite teams sponsored by the British Royal Navy and other nationalities, but to defeat all competing nations and win the race.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the historic Panida Theater in downtown Sandpoint. Doors open at 6 p.m. Beer and wine will be served.

Suggested ticket price is $10, on a sliding scale – pay what you can. No one will be turned away.

This event is sponsored in part by Connie’s Café & Lounge, clothing store Larsons and Seattle sailmaker Ballard Sails.

To learn more about the Sandpoint Sailing Association, go online to sandpointsailing.org

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