Let's Take a Veteran Sailing with South Bay Cruising Club

South Bay Cruising ClubOverview

The South Bay Cruising Club (SBCC) was established to promote cruising and racing under sail on the Great South Bay, Long Island, NY and nearby waters. Since it's founding in 1951, it has grown to a group of over 200 sailing families.

The SBCC exists to provide fun and camaraderie for its members and to promote all aspects of sailing.
It is under this premise that since 2016 SailAhead and SBCC have partnered to host the SBCC/SailAhead South Shore Event for our Veterans. Participating SBCC members and their families generously volunteer their time and boats for our veterans and provide them with a great opportunity to go sailing and discover the Great South Bay for a day. The fleet leaves from the Snapper-Inn docks. During the outing veterans are welcome and encouraged to actively participate in all aspects of the sail. This is a great time for all to enjoy each other's company and sailing; It is also an opportunity for the participating SBCC members to show their support to the veterans.
At the end of the day the fleet rafts up and has a small party while on the water. This is by all accounts the best part of the day!

Our veterans and SailAhead are greatly appreciative and we are all looking forward to the next SBCC/SailAhead South Shore Event.

The who's who of our "Great South Bay Exploration" event:

Jessica RooneyJessica Rooney

"Great South Bay Exploration" Committee Director

Jessica grew up in Westchester County, NY and has spent her life teaching and helping other people. With a Bachelors of Arts degree and two Masters degrees from Indiana University & Queens College, Jessica has spent nearly the past 20 years of her life teaching and working with students of all ages ranging from 1st grade to college level. She is fluent in Russian and speaks some Spanish, which has allowed her to work at language services in Seattle and work as an Adoption Facilitator and Television Producer in Moscow where she lived for 4 years.

Jessica found the beauty of sailing later in her adult life on the South Shores of Long Island and instantly became hooked! She is full of energy and has a passion to help people. Since the winter of 2015, Jessica has become very involved with SailAhead, volunteering, sailing and in the summer of 2016 she became the key organizer of the SBCC/SailAhead Great South Bay Exploration Day!

South Bay Cruising Club

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

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Thank you Members of South Bay Cruising Club for making this a day to remember.

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32 Greenhills Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

e: info [at] sailahead.org
p: 631.831.8763

40º52'43.86" N
73º31'03.21" W

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