This story appeared in the April edition of the Sail Nova Scotia newsletter. Congratulations Owen !!!
I Am A Sailor…
The big boats get the glory but the little boats make the sailor. Fourteen year old Owen Hobbs of Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club certainly fits that bill. After trying a few sports like baseball and soccer Owen found that the sea was calling him. The availability of affordable sailing camps in Shelburne helped kick start this young sailor’s career. After learning to sail in under the guidance of Max Page, Nova Scotia’s 2015 Community Coach of the Year at the CANSail summer camp, Owen has quickly graduated to take command of his own vessel and teach his crew (Mom) to sail. Owen and Mom (Leslie) purchased a used Albacore sailing dinghy and lovingly restored it in time to make the start line of SHYC Wednesday Night Race Series. A true bonding experience for mother and son as they often go out for supper and talk about the race. Aside from the Wednesday night races, Owen often ventures out to the islands of Shelburne harbour with mom and little brother Miles for picnics on the beach. With ambitions of becoming an instructor or sailing coach, Owen has since attended the 420 Regatta in Baddeck and the East Coast Albacore Championship in Shelburne to hone his skills