Friday, August 19, 2011
GBSA and the Legacy of C.J. Buckley
When you first enter the The Greenwich Bay Sailing Association compound, the energy that permeates the place is immediately apparent. The Roadshow vehicle was quickly swarmed by kids eager to help us get started, and by many more parents and instructors who offered warm hellos. So strong is the positive atmosphere here that it can survive even a heartbreaking event like the passing of GBSA sailor C.J. Buckley in 2002. A passionate high school sailor, C.J. embodied what GBSA is all about. It's clear that his story has become an important part of the fabric of this program. Additionally, with the rise in prominence of the C.J. Buckley Team Race Championship, GBSA has made an enormously positive annual contribution to the national sailing community. Check out the video above for some insight into how all of this came to pass.