Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Olympic Champion - Kevin Burnham

Island Sail is proud and excited to welcome, Olympic Medal Winner, Kevin Burnham to Vinalhaven. Kevin won the Gold Medal in 2004, a Silver Medal in 1992 and again in 2000, sailing in the fast-paced 470 Class. Kevin's parents are residents of Vinalhaven and we are grateful that all Island residents and Island Sail will be provided with an opportunity to hear Kevin give his motivational presentation at Smith-Hokanson Memorial Auditorium on Thursday evening (July 26th @ 7:30 PM). This is a rare and exceptional chance for people to listen to and meet a person that has shown unsurpassed dedication, character, and sacrifice in the pursuit of excellence. Island Sail is extremely proud to be associated with this event and we anticipate that Kevin's presentation will spark passion in many of the young lives of our sailors and instructors.

On Thursday, we will present Kevin with a lifetime Honorary Instructor Certification to Island Sail - in appreciation of his life-long pursuit of excellence in sailing and his efforts to inspire and educate others. We hope our relationship with Kevin and his family will grow and we are confident his presentation this week will make an impression that will live on in the hearts and minds of our sailors and staff - enriching Island Sail for many years to come.

To learn more about Kevin, click here to visit his web site and
explore! We will be sure to get some photos and report back after the event... make sure to check back! Thanks again to the Burnhams and to Kevin for the enthusiasm and support they have provided to our program. You have helped to make more relevant our efforts to create a sense of achievement through Island Sail.

*Photos by: Daniel Forster -

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