Our friends at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS), a leading nonprofit youth development and community sailing organization headquartered in New York, NY, have announced a partnership with the United States SailGP Team, one of ten national squads competing in the fourth season of SailGP’s global racing league.

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New York-based Mike Buckley, U.S. SailGP Team CEO, has long been a passionate supporter of HRCS and looks forward to introducing the next generation of athletes to high performance racing.

“The Mubadala New York Sail Grand Prix coming June 22 & 23 presents the perfect opportunity to introduce HRCS students to the top of our sport,” said Buckley. “I believe our partnership will go far beyond the Grand Prix, however.” The partnership will offer several activities and programs for students and the community including:

· The U.S. SailGP Team will offer a sixth sailor experience in HRCS’s annual Dark ‘n’ Stormy Benefit auction May 13, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sail with the world’s best athletes onboard the U.S. F50, a supercharged foiling boat capable of 60 mph.

· HRCS students will be offered hands-on internship opportunities during Grand Prix.

· The organizations will offer workshops with the U.S. SailGP Team’s Race For The Future Partner RISE and SailGP Inspire.

· HRCS students will be invited on a behind-the-scenes team base tour and meet and greet with the U.S. SailGP Team.

HRCS and the U.S. SailGP Team are racing towards a future where every child is given growth opportunities and is supported by the values of teamwork and resilience. Through this partnership, the organizations are committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of New York City’s youth. For more information, visit hudsonsailing.org and SailGP.com. ■

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