HOWB 076 – Interview | Mindy Ross, Center for Wooden Boats Sailing Education Director

by admin on February 28, 2013

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Today’s interview is with Mindy Ross of the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in Seattle, WA.  Mindy has been with CWB for 14 years and is currently the Sailing Education Director.

Mindy grew up near Cleveland, OH and is a third generation sailor/racer.  Her grandfather raced Comets and Trivets in the 20’s and 30’s at the Cleveland Yacht club and later her parents raced at the Sandusky Sailing Club.  As a kid she traveled with her parents racing Thistle’s in the midwest and southeast.  The family would camp, race for the weekend, and then move on to the next regatta.

Later the family moved to Milwaukee, WI and Mindy spent time crewing on the tall ship Gazella as well as continuing her sail racing.  Next it was on to the University of Oregon for Wendy, where she attended school and raced on U of O’s sailing team.

After college, Mindy chose to move to Seattle because it was near the water (and near the big water too).  Upon arrival she visited the CWB and fell in love with the sense of community and the historic wooden vessels.  She began volunteering and racing SNIPE’s on Lake WA.  Today she is the Sailing Education Director and loves every minute of it. Her favorite boat at the CWB is the Geary ’18 “Flattie”.

Listen to Mindy’s story by clicking on the green player button above.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

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Mindy Ross – Sailing Educator at CWB. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Classic wooden boats at CWB.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Classic wooden boats at CWB. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

TIme for you to visit CWB :-)  Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

TIme for you to visit CWB 🙂 Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Thanks Mindy for doing the interview.  Best to you and CWB!

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