The Oshkosh International Youth Sailing executive director hears it all the time; he introduces a student group to water sports and sailing.
Approximately 10,000 students from six communities from all over the northeast Wisconsin with the organization have given sailing a whirl, which on this year marks its 10th season.
While this milestone itself is a reason for celebration, Eliasen has his eyes set on another goal: Now, he wants to watch sailing trench into Oshkosh culture.
In 2007, IYSO started as a field trip for ALPs Charter School, here Eliasen and his children of his wife Sara went. A rare alignment was created by Steve Eliasen for adventurous members of ALPs staff and perfect weather conditions for the success of initial days. (more…)