Nicholas Hayes, the author of the book Saving Sailing, will be a featured speaker at the International Sailing Summit, Aug. 18–20, 2013, in San Francisco.
Launched at the 1999 World Championships in Geelong, Australia, the International Sailing Summit is a major networking event for the sailing industry, attracting many of sailing’s top speakers.
Nick will be speaking about the core message of Saving Sailing: that the secret to sustaining and rebuilding complex, time-intensive traditions like sailing (or other pastimes that have seen slow but steady decline in recent decades) is to refocus on a multi-generational spirit that many hobbies and pastimes once were built upon, finding time to seek out and value all-family activities and the spiritual basis of recreation.
Saving Sailing is subtitled: The Story of Choices, Families, Time Commitments, and How We Can Create a Better Future.
It’s a forward-thinking, positive-action book, and we’re pleased that it’s had a broad readership and considerable influence in sailing circles since its publication in 2009.