Centerport Yacht Club
Let's Take A Veteran Sailing
In 2015 SailAhead met with the Centerport Yacht Club team to see if we could work together to create an event to take veterans sailing. In a powerful partnership showcasing community support and solidarity with America's veterans, SailAhead and the Centerport Yacht Club have brought over 500 veterans and their family members sailing!
The event is SailAhead's largest. Over the years it has adapted and changed to include participation from many groups, including the American Legion Post 1244 Riders, dozens of homeless veterans, Marine Corps Colour Guards, volunteers from the US Merchant Marine Academy, charity bands, the families of Our Mates, a helicopter from the Suffolk County PD, and a friendly neighborhood helicopter that flies over to take pictures!
Cooperation and leadership from the Centerport Yacht Club team has been essential in touching the lives of hundreds of veterans and community volunteers! We cannot express the true depth of our gratitude for their vital role in accomplishing our mission! We also give thanks to all of the skippers and crew, some who come from neighboring states to participate with their boats.
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My Long Island TV
August 22, 2015. SailAhead's first ever Lets Take A Veteran Sailing event with the Centerport Yacht Club!
News 12 Long Island
August 22nd – “Let’s Take a Vet Sailing” turned out to be a very impressive event for SailAhead and the largest event SailAhead has put together since its humble beginnings back in the 2013 winter frostbiting season...