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Dixie Massaro
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Username: sailor_dixie

Post Number: 11
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sailing Lessons for Life

Kevin Wixom lost his leg in a motorcycle accident five years ago and suddenly faced a challenge that most people don’t have the opportunity to face. Rather than allow the event to become a life-ending tragedy; he committed to “stay in the game” and pursue his goals.
He returned to work, became even more physically active, and began integrating the lessons learned from his experience into his life. Kevin has always loved to sail but after his accident he began racing competitively. In 2005 he competed in the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii with a crew of disabled sailors and in 2006 joined the U.S. National Disabled Sailing Team and has a goal of competing in Beijing in 2008.

Kevin will talk about his experiences at the next WORSA (Women's Ocean Racing Sailing Association) meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m. at the Aventura Sailing Association Clubhouse in Dana Point. Guests (both men and women are welcome.) (Kevin will be followed by a short presentation from a Vessel Assist Captain.)

Pictures, video, and stories from his Transpacific Yacht Race will take you on the race and give you a glimpse of what two weeks in the Pacific Ocean is like. Even more importantly, this presentation relates these experiences to daily life – both professional and personal – so that the experiences can be used as motivational lessons for anyone interested in building a great teams, overcoming incredible challenges and being successful.

“Sailing requires that you understand & accept the environment around you. Being successful – in sailing or in life - requires that you learn to take advantage of that environment.”

Kevin Wixom

Contact Dixie at for further information.

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