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Sailing Club in Kansas

Associated Press - June 21, 2015 12:21 pm

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Ninnescah Sailing Association in the landlocked state of Kansas, which doesn’t even have a big enough natural lake to take to the water.

But the construction of the Cheney Reservoir, which opened in 1965, and the members’ passion for sailing has overcome such challenges.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

The group built its activity center from the ground up with volunteers working nights and weekends. Some of the initial members took out group loans to fund the first set of slips.

Before the Cheney Reservoir, Wichita-area sailing enthusiasts had to drive to Grand Lake in Oklahoma.

The nonprofit organization that began with eight members has grown to 180 members today.


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