US Sailing Association recognized its 2018 Community Sailing and One Design award winners January 31st, 2019, for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States during the 2019 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in Jacksonville, Florida. Community sailing advocate, and former US 2.4mr class President Dennis Peck received the Volunteer of the year award.
“Dennis Peck – Volunteer of the Year
Dennis Peck has been the President of the Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center since 2003. He volunteers his time at three to four summer camps each year and acquires donors for children who need financial assistance. Peck is constantly repairing boats or trailers or doing whatever else needs to get done to keep the program moving forward. He works tirelessly to get donated boats resold so that the funds can support the insurance and resource needs of the Center.
Peck also manages all the administrative tasks, including finances. The organization works in conjunction with several large regattas in the area, and, because they lack a dedicated building, he uses his own hauler as a classroom during summer camp. Peck personally makes cards and trophies for smaller regattas and uses his own personal docks to store larger boats until they can be sold. He has dedicated his life to teaching children and adults of all abilities to sail, all on a volunteer basis.”
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