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Learning to Sail Away

Sisters Emma, 14, left, and Zoe Grodan, 13, of Enfield, N.H. wait while sailing instructor Steve Kovacs, (not pictured), preps a small boat to teach steering on during the second of three sailing classes at Lake Mascoma on July 23, 2013. The sisters signed up for the lessons through the Enfield Recreation department in order to learn how to sail a boat given to them by their grandmother. "She said it was ours, but we didn't know how to sail," said Emma. "So we signed up for the class." Steve, who is a retired merchant marine, volunteers to teach the classes. "I taught myself to sail and it got me in trouble lots of times," he said. "Before I go I wanted to pass on my knowledge so other people wouldn't make the same mistakes I made." (Valley News — Elijah Nouvelage)

Sisters Emma, 14, left, and Zoe Grodan, 13, of Enfield, N.H. wait while sailing instructor Steve Kovacs, (not pictured), preps a small boat to teach steering on during the second of three sailing classes at Lake Mascoma on July 23, 2013. The sisters signed up for the lessons through the Enfield Recreation department in order to learn how to sail a boat given to them by their grandmother. "She said it was ours, but we didn't know how to sail," said Emma. "So we signed up for the class." Steve, who is a retired merchant marine, volunteers to teach the classes. "I taught myself to sail and it got me in trouble lots of times," he said. "Before I go I wanted to pass on my knowledge so other people wouldn't make the same mistakes I made." (Valley News — Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »

Emma, 14, left, and Zoe Grodan, 13, of Enfield, wait while sailing instructor Steve Kovacs preps a small boat to teach steering on during the second of three sailing classes at Lake Mascoma last month. The sisters signed up for the lessons through the Enfield recreation department to learn how to sail a boat given to them by their grandmother. “She said it was ours, but we didn’t know how to sail,” said Emma.
Valley News — Elijah Nouvelage