Sail Ahead - Let’s take a veteran sailing on August 22, 2015

Oyster Bay, NY - This August 22nd, Sail Ahead has chosen Centerport Yacht Club to be the starting point for Sail Ahead’s event “Take a Veteran Sailing”. Boats will be provided by Sail Ahead, Oakcliff Sailing Center, USMMA Sailing Foundation’s Warrior Sailing Program, Oyster Bay Marine Center, Centerport Yacht Club and independent boat owners.

We intend on taking 80 veterans from Hope For The Warriors, and the Greenlawn American Legion Post No. 1244 on a flotilla of at least 25 sailboats. The purpose of this event is three fold:

1)      Show appreciation of the sacrifice our veterans have endured for our country.

2)      Spread PTSD awareness throughout the community.

3)      Spread awareness of Sail Ahead’s program so that more wounded veterans can be helped.

The sailing event will last 5 hours, the flotilla will sail together on the Long Island Sound.

Sail Ahead is a soon to be a not for profit organization, launched by the Duclay family and the strong support of Oakcliff Sailing Center in the winter of 2013. Sail Ahead has dedicated itself to helping wounded veterans using sailing as a form of therapy.

For more info, see "Sail Ahead: Healing Wounded Veterans Through Sailing", August 2015, WindCheck.


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  • commented 2015-08-27 21:25:11 -0400
    Sail Ahead’s first annual event “Let’s take a Veteran Sailing” was by far a great success! Generously hosted by Centerport Yacht Club, with the participation of 80 veterans and over 200 skippers/crews/guests.
    31 sailboats, 2 RHIBS, 1 helicopter… USMMA Sailing Foundation, Oakcliff Sailing Center were also supporting our event by providing boats, cadets and skippers.
    The youngest veteran was 25 years old and the oldest was 92. We were privileged to have 5 veterans over the age of 80 years old!
    Everyone enjoyed the event!

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