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WASHINGTON, DC (08 NOV 2019)
The US Patriot Sailing woman’s team wins the DC Sail Cantina Cup Flying Scot Non-spinnaker division. “The Potomac River is a challenging place to sail, AP and Kayla were excellent crew mates and teamwork is how we were able to win the day while having fun doing it!” said Virginia deCamp who skippered the team. Virginia joined US Patriot sailing earlier in 2019. She served in Korea as an Army Nurse and is from Long Island, NY where she grew up sailing with her family. Living in the Hampton Roads region of VA, she actively sails with the Flying Scot and Cruising Fleets at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and often travels to Annapolis to compete with our FARR 30 team.
AP Conrad “AP” is a DOD Civilian who has deployed operationally alongside our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. She joined us in 2018 and regularly sails with our Annapolis Chapter racing the FARR 30 and competed with the Melges 24 team at Charleston Race Week 2019. She is also a great asset behind the scenes helping with logistics and organizing events.
Kayla Bettes is an active duty Marine stationed at Ft. Meade, MD. She joined our Annapolis chapter in 2018 learning the bow position on the J/22. She took 2nd with our J/22 team at Charleston Race Week 2019, She also competes with our Melges 24 team and raced in the New York Yacht Club 2019 One-Design Regatta in Newport, RI.
U.S. Patriot Sailing, Inc. (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) is a Veteran Sailing Program established in 2013 actively supported by a community of volunteer Veterans who recognize the life benefits of sailing. The program is designed to support a wide range of Veterans of our Armed Services regardless of their capabilities. Our Annapolis program is supported with our FARR 30 and Melges 24 race boats.
If you are a Veteran and would like to join our program, please visit our website at www.uspatriotsailing.org to join the TEAM!
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ANNAPOLIS, MD (04 May 2019)
U.S. Patriot Sailing, a non-profit organization dedicated to support Veterans through the sport of sailing, FARR 30 "PATRIOT" USA 25 crossed the pursuit race finish line in second place at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta North Sails Rally. Hosted by the Annapolis Yacht club with more than 180 boats competing, the Annapolis NOOD is the first major regatta and informal kick-off of the sailing season in Annapolis, MD.
“Our Veterans just don’t show up to go sailing, they are involved in every aspect of our program.” explained Peter Quinn, a retired naval officer and founder of U.S. Patriot Sailing. “They have spent the winter getting our boats and equipment ready for the season. No matter the branch of service, they have all planned and executed operations, maintained equipment, all while also looking out for each other. This experience translates almost perfectly to the sport of sailing. Our Veterans each bring their own special skill sets, and this enables us to do much of our own administration, planning, maintenance, and logistics.” With 110 upcoming events on its schedule, U.S. Patriot Sailing supports hundreds of Veterans nationally.
Now entering its 6th year and with fleets supporting the East and West Coasts, U.S. Patriot Sailing is the only national, all volunteer run program completely dedicated to supporting combat, wounded, and disabled veterans through the sport of sailing.
For more information about our programs please visit: www.USPatriotSailing.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHOBART, AUSTRALIA (31 Jan 2019)
Gus Ward followed his dream of competing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race over the 2018 holiday season. We couldn't be more proud of his personal accomplishment and his leadership. Gus is also an active participant in US Patriot Sailing, which supports wounded and combat veterans. Check out the full article below written by another talented AVIAN employee, Kristine Wilcoxhttps://bit.ly/2RUMGke
Congratulations to all the competitors in the first sailing #InvictusGames event!. (Veterans -we are working to build more Veteran Sailing opportunities here in the States everyday- come on out!)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESAN DIEGO, CA (16 Oct 2018)
Check out the Sailing Anarchy article featuring a sweet looking Trogear Bowsprit on the B-25. The Bowsprit will get it’s first taste of the race course in the upcoming San Diego Yacht Club Hot Rum series. We are building an all veteran team to give the Trogear and bowsprit a beating while trying to take first in class. Stay tuned as US Patriot Sailing will have Veterans Racing on the small B-25, a medium C&C 115, and the largest boat in the race the Botin 80 Cabrón.
Big thanks to Trogear for helping convert this boat and enable our Veterans to sail faster and sail safer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELONG BEACH, CA (09 Oct 2018)
Simply put... Steve Meheen and the Misfits Racing Program have opened amazing opportunities for our US PATRIOT Veterans!
Check out Will Suto's article in Sailing Anarchy!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELONG BEACH, CA (09 SEP 2018)
USA 13 "Cabron" Training Day 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOXFORD, MD (08 SEP 2018)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECHARLESTON, SC (12 Apr 2018)
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (15 Feb 2018) - U.S. Patriot Sailing, an organization dedicated to supporting combat, wounded, and disabled Veterans through the sport of sailing, is sending a multi-generational Veteran crew to compete in the 30th Helly Hanson National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series in St. Petersburg, FL. From February 16 - 18, 2018, the nonprofit organization will enable three generations of combat Veterans representing Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom to compete in one of the most competitive, national racing series in the country.
Now entering its 4th year, U.S. Patriot sailing supports over 150 Veterans nationally and entered teams in more than130 regattas last year alone. With fleets supporting on the East and West Coasts, U.S. Patriot Sailing is the only national, all volunteer run program completely dedicated to supporting combat, wounded, and disabled veterans through the sport of sailing.
"Sailing as a sport provides a unique environment where Veterans of all abilities and ages can come together to compete as a Team to navigate dynamic challenges;" explained Peter Quinn, an active-duty naval officer and founder of U.S. Patriot Sailing. "Sailing shares many of the positive aspects of military life and offers Veterans a chance to experience healthy adrenaline, excitement, calm, the beauty of the sea, and enjoy the camaraderie of teammates - all in one event. It is a joy watch new teammates get hooked on the sport, build skills and confidence, and then be welcomed into larger national sailing community"
The team competing in this regatta includes a Vietnam Purple Heart Veteran and will sail aboard USA 479 "Shiraz", a civilian donated Melges 24 and will compete in Melges 24 one-design fleet over the three days of racing.
"St. Petersburg attracts some of the best sailors in the world and U.S. Patriot Sailing is proud to have put together a multi-generational Veteran crew to compete here in the 2018 racing season," Mr. Quinn continued. "But we couldn't have gotten here without the help and support of our regatta sponsor, Phil Davis for donating use of his boat "Shiraz" and North Sails and the US Melges 24 Class Association, who provided coaching for the crew during the Melges 24 Mid-Winters. Thank you for helping us create this opportunity for this group of deserving American heroes."
Please visit www.uspatriotsailing.org for more information or follow us @SailUSPatriot on Twitter and Instagram.
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