Vision of a new Sail Boat called Kelowna


This is an icon of the city we live in, I see it everyday now, and have looked at it for 25 years.   But in April when I ran the OC Campus to Campus half marathon as a relay, it was the end of my 4.5 km run and it was my “beginning with the end in mind”   A visual of why I should keep running as hard as I could.   I saw it differently when I arrived.   something about one’s heartbeat at 160 beats per minute allows our brains to see something different then has been viewed in the past.

When I was young it seemed that life was so wonderful, a miracle..   and my Dad bought for me a 14 foot sunfish sailboat.   Well I was hooked.  Now I have come to learn that sailing is one of those self actualization type sports, where all the basics are taken care of and you have this desire to move with intent thru the water using nothing but God’s motion in the wind.   If you can believe when I was 18 or so I loved the Christopher Cross Song called sailing…  lyrics please…

It’s not far down to paradise
At least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find tranquility
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

It’s not far to never never land
No reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

Sailing
Takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy
It gets the best of me
When I’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me

It’s not far back to sanity
At least it’s not for me
And when the wind is right you can sail away
And find serenity
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

Comment if you like the name for a Sail Boat…    “Kelowna”   Might not be able to own it, because it is an incorporated city, but there is a camper trailer company called “Okanagan”.   What is cool is that if one was going to have the City of Kelowna invest in 7 boats for a fleet to grow the training of world class race captains, might be easier if the boats were called Kelowna !!!!

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