SIGHTINGS to have brought some really great ideas with him from his last job in Abu Dhabi. He told the Chron he’d like to create public sailing programs at the facility, from safeboating classes to learn-to-sail programs to small boat rentals. “I’d like to open it up more to the community,” he said. In addition to working in the marine industry all over the world, Moren is also a sailor. So the next time you see him on the docks, welcome him to the Bay Area by inviting him out for a quick sail. — ladonna
inspiration — cont’d and recently discovered the joys of sailing. Besides working full-time as an engineer, Steve’s list of activities is enough to make many people with four good limbs tired just hearing about them! Steve participates in triathlons on his hand cycle with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (ChallengedAthletes.org), goes on kayak expeditions in the Sea of Cortez, cruises down the slopes on a chair ski in winter, and is building a hand-operated “rail rider” to explore abandoned railroad tracks. Before Steve’s accident, he was an avid mountain climber. Refusing to think that he’d never be able to scale a mountain again, he lifted weights for an entire year to build the strength to scale Yosemite’s El Capitan with a specially built mechanical pulley system and the help of his climbing buddies. Steve’s wife, Jennifer, an able-bodied-yet-novice sailor, joined the continued on outside column of next sightings page
Up to the challenge — (clockwise from here) Steve Edenson takes the helm in getting challenged sailors out on the water; a recently injured vet is assisted into a Martin 16 to get a taste of sailing; Hiro Iwamoto may be blind, but he has little trouble getting a boat to move.
SPREAD & UPPER LEFT: STEVE MUSE; LOWER LEFT: PHILIPPE GADEYNE/CHALLENGED AMERICA
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