Kreable Young | Staff Photographer A screeching horn blasts. A small cannon booms. A wall of white sails in the
In the darkest days of winter, when the dog refuses to go outside and the car is encrusted with brown ice, the Chautauqua Season seems like an impossible dream, the one gift that is too much to ask for.
Congratulations. Your gift has arrived.
On your first evening stroll, it seems that everything on the grounds is just where you left it. That is part of what draws people back year after year. If this is your first visit, you may feel awash in a strange nostalgic déjà vu, as if you have been here in another life.
Chautauqua’s Sailing Department, under the direction of Gary Snyder and based at the state-of-the-art John R. Turney Sailing Center, presents a comprehensive curriculum of courses to serve novice to advanced sailors of all ages. Photos by Greg Funka.
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It’s 10 a.m. on a sunny Monday, and Chautauqua Lake is spotted with tiny sailboats. Freshly launched from the waterfront of the John R. Turney Sailing Center, white-sailed Optimist Dinghies and multicolored Sunfish float a few hundred feet down the water from each other.
No, these aren’t professional sailors by any means — they’re kids.