Sail for Pride is this weekend. SUNDAY… Around the Island…. Start at 11AM.
Greg is going to work on our rating for the weekend for NBYA PHRF. The plan is to sail in a spinnaker class. This will add a new dynamic to the boat handling! The right thing to do is to do a practice session Saturday afternoon to sort out our jobs and to do some sets and takedowns.
Crew list as it stands right now. All, please confirm……. (ANSON, Need to know if you are available…)
Matt, Pam, Chris, Brad, Joe, Mariah, Kyle, Nico, Nate
Still trying to get Scott and Dylan Vogel to help up front and at the mast. A lot more to do in the middle with kites up.
www.sailnewport.org has all the details on the Sail for Pride…. It is an event that Sail Newport runs to “raise money for others”… The original SFP was run in the wake of September 11, 2001. Sail Newport retired the name after that event, and Sail for Hope took it’s place. Every 10th anniversary however, Sail Newport goes back to Sail For Pride…..
SAIL FOR PRIDE
This year’s regatta marks the 10th anniversary of Sail For Pride. In 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania, a few local sailing enthusiasts scrambled to organize a regatta to honor and support those affected.
The first Sail For Pride regatta rallied over 180 boats and $110,000 designated for charities to support the NYFD firefighters, police and the victims of the attacks and their families. The display of patriotism and generosity on and off the water made a lasting impression in the sailing community.
After the inaugural year, the organizers retired the name Sail For Pride, but continued the event as Sail For Hope, reflecting the Rhode Island state motto and aimed at supporting local charities. Charities supported over the years have included RI Red Cross, Seamen’s Church Institute, Newport Harbormaster’s Emergency Equipment Fund, local public high school sailing teams, US Olympic Sailing Trials and many more, including a huge fund-raising year in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
To date, over $800,000 has been raised for a wide variety of charities. Since the event is approaching the 10 year anniversary mark, and so too is the anniversary of September 11, 2001, we are changing the name back to Sail For Pride.
2011 CHARITIES –
The Wounded Warrior Project and RI Red Cross Armed Services Families
The Roanoke, VA-based Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization aimed at empowering and honoring wounded servicemen and women. The Wounded Warrior Project actively puts forth a rehabilitative effort in assisting our warriors to recover and transition back to a civilian lifestyle.
The RI Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Fund is a local charity. This charity assists servicemen and servicewomen and their families to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Also the RI Red Cross Service ensures that current and eligible former service members have ready access to emergency communications, case management services, and finally emergency financial assistance.