Ed Baird was 9, and Allison Jolly was 10 – two local kids looking for something to do on summer vacation – when their parents enrolled them in “learn to sail” lessons at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center. Both would go on to be superstars in the world of sailing. But at the time they were just having fun, hanging out with friends on the water.
“The Sailing Center was our home away from home,” Jolly recalls. “It was a very safe and welcoming environment.”Getting hooked on sailing at a young age.
St. Petersburg was still a small town not yet discovered, then.… Read More