VA First Sail
VA First Sail
VA First Sail

"Northport VA - June 2015"

Project Description:

SailAhead is proud to announce that we successfully completed our first sailing outing with the Northport VA Medical Center. Even though it took a few months of convincing and preparing, and rescheduling due to weather related setbacks, everything fell nicely into place on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015.

Happily with perfect weather and the strong support of Oakcliff Sailing Center, OBMC, The Waterfront Center, the Greenlawn American Legion Post 1244 and the Northport VA; 4 sailboats and a rib set out to give wounded veterans a great time sailing! SailAhead is proud to say that everybody had a great time and for some veterans this was actually their very first time sailing. We are so glad to have been the ones making this possible! Below are some quotes from our guests:

“Really had a great day… Terrific family, helping veterans feel wonderful… unbelievable beginning for SailAhead… Looking forward to next sail… thank you all“

“I had an unbelievably great time I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for such a great day!! Thank you thank you thank you very much!! With much appreciation!!“

“I cannot even begin to tell you how much I appreciated all you did for all us vets today. My first time on a sailboat could not have been better. I cannot even begin to express my appreciation. You were all so kind and patient what a wonderful family bless you all gratefully yours“

The outing took place in the morning of July 22nd, from 9am to 1pm, the breeze was around 15knots, temperature in the mid-80s and barely any clouds! Just Perfect! During the first part of the trip we all stayed in the bay under the protection of the shore, allowing our guests to get acquainted with the boats and giving them time to work on their “sea legs”! The second part of the trip was in more open waters (the sound) which provided an even more appreciated experience of what sailing is all about. Toward the end we sailed more in the bay.

The joy of giving is in so many ways as great as the joy of receiving! This has been proven yet again during this outing!

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who made this day so great for all!

Call SailAhead at (631) 831-8763 for more information on past and future events.

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