SEPT 30, 1889 - TACOMA YACHT CLUB BEGINS TO ORGANIZE
Six weeks before Washington became the 42nd state, a group of 26 sail and power boaters met under the leadership of Linus A. Post, the club's first Commodore, with the expressed desire of organizing a yachting club.
Today, Tacoma Yacht Club is well established and is where SailAhead will host its very first "Let's Take a Veteran Sailing-Tacoma" event on Saturday, July 15th, 2017.
SailAhead's mission is to:
- Use sailing and the ocean as a therapeutic platform to help heal PTSD suffering veterans
- Spread PTSD and Veteran Suicide awareness
- Honor and Remember Our Mates
SailAhead is hosting this event in Tacoma, WA in honor of SPC Ryan James Day, a Ranger from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Tacoma is where Ryan ended his life at the young age of 21 on December 15th, 2014. Because of its strong support in the local Special Force/Military Community, the Tacoma Yacht Club was a logical choice to partner with in celebrating Ryan James Day and the Rangers from the 2nd Battalion.
We are hoping to turn this event into an annual occurrence with and for the Ranger community, we hope to continue spreading SailAhead's mission, spreading the word about PTSD so that we may continue healing, branching out to other Yacht Clubs and organizations that would like to do the same.
Thank you to the Tacoma Yacht Club for hosting the event, providing boats, skippers, crew and volunteers, Pointe du Hoc Foundation for your help, the The 75th Regiment for listening to us. A big thank you to all for believing in SailAhead's work!
Call SailAhead at (631) 831-8763 for more information on past and future events.
Bill Foulk & Nancy Williams
"Let's Take a Ranger Sailing" Event Co-Directors
Nancy Williams & Bill Foulk are the Tacoma Yacht Club Outreach team and key organizers of our event "Let's Take a Veteran Sailing in Tacoma".
Bill is a Former 10th Special Forces Group (A), 6th Air Calvary, USAREC, 2/75th Ranger BN.
July 30th, 2016
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