Sailing- It’s a Family Affair

Written by April Thygeson

Jim Contratto first learned how to sail at OCSC in 1985 and he has a vintage sail bag to prove it! Flash forward twenty-seven years and he’s back, this time with his twelve-year-old daughter Gabby, who completed Basic Keelboat in June.  As any father of a teenage daughter knows, the coming years will hold fewer and fewer opportunities for quality time together. Sailing is an activity they both enjoy and they are looking forward to sharing many happy hours on the water.

Jim and Gabbi