The 11 Commandments

Sail like EWE did. Live like EWE did.

Why 11? Why not 10? Because this one goes to 11. That’s one more.

1. I will commit to making sailing better for everyone.

 

2. I will mentor young sailors and help them gain access to big boat sailing.

 

3. I will help people in the boat park and on the dock.

 

4. I will welcome new boat owners to the fleet, introduce them to other owners, and help them learn the fleet culture and how to make their new boat go better.

 

5. I will learn the racing rules of sailing.

 

6. I will put safety first and wear my lifejacket when I should.

 

7. I will make time to connect with anyone I got into it on the racecourse with and shake their hand, buy them a beer, etc. Even if we are headed for the room, I will remember we are all out there for the same thing - to have fun - and that we just saw things differently out there.

 

8. I will thank the race committee, volunteers, and sponsors and will go to the regatta party to interact with other sailors, the race committee, volunteers, and sponsors.

 

9. I will fly the EWE flag (sticker, flag, etc,) to show that I sail like EWE did, and I will always be watching, ready to catch others sailing like EWE did, and when I do, I’ll thank them.

 

10. I will make the EWE Spirit Foundation the primary charity to which I donate time and money.

 

11. I will not forget how lucky I am to be able to sail like EWE did.