Sunday, April 10, 2016

Warrior J/22 Sailing Project Update!

J/22 Warrior Sailing Program (Kings Point, NY)-  Warrior Sailing Project at the US Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Foundation provided an update from Sailing Director- Ben Poucher ( 269-598-7119):

“We have graduated another 56 participants from our basic level camps and held our first Advanced Camp this month in Charleston onboard J/22's.  WSP partnered with the College of Charleston Sailing program to host our camps and even do some additional staff training for adaptive sailing in the future.  The J/22 is the perfect boat for our needs at the advanced training level.  We have built some custom drop in equipment for the J/22 in another partnership with a company in Charleston- High & Dry Boatworks (see photo below).

J/22 Warrior Sailing project modificationsThe Warrior Sailing Team is comprised of graduates from the training camps that are ambitious to race at a competitive level.  The WS Team will be competing in able-bodied and disabled-body events through the spring/summer 2016. The first in a series of inshore training regattas for 2016 is Charleston Race Week.  The team’s season will continue with monthly regatta or training events and will culminate this August in Kingston, Ontario for J/22 WORLDS!

Please help us support our Warrior Sailing Project team; here is a link to our funding campaign to support them-   For more USMMA Warrior Sailing Project foundation information.