FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNAPOLIS, MD (27 JUN 2022)
The Irish Defence Force has invited US Patriot Sailing, a non-profit organization dedicated to support Veterans through the sport of sailing, to compete for the Beaufort Cup at the International Military Invitational Regatta held 11-15 July 2022 and hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork, Ireland.
US Patriot Sailing is sending a TEAM of nine US Military Veterans from its Annapolis, MD and San Diego, CA programs. Founder Peter Quinn said, "Through generous support of individual donors and the Annapolis Yacht Club Foundation, we are able to provide this once in a lifetime opportunity for our Veterans. Many have been training to compete in this event for the past two years."
The Beaufort Cup is the heart of Volvo Race Week with €10,000 going to the chosen charity of the winning team. The racing schedule begins with a 24 hour race around the famous Fastnet Lighthouse which starts and finishes in Cork Harbour. The inshore race series, set on stunning coastal courses, will be held from 13th to 15th July in conjunction with Volvo Cork Week. The Beaufort Cup was specially commissioned in honour of Sir Francis Beaufort, the creator of the Beaufort Scale.
US Patriot Sailing Veterans have been training for this event for the past two years. Steve Young said "We have provided weekly sailing opportunities in both Annapolis, MD and San Diego, CA, ASA Certification Classes, and hosted an International Safety at Sea hands on training. Our Team of Veterans are definitely prepared for this challenging event."
"This event provides our Veterans with new challenges and experiences they may share for years to come, and also a chance to meet and establish friendships with fellow Veterans of the foreign military services. " said Peter Quinn. Commander Brian Mathews is the Officer in charge for Defence Forces Sailing and will be racing with the Irish Defence Forces Team. "The Beaufort Cup is about having good clean fun on the water and building relationships off the water."
To learn more about the Beaufort Cup and Volvo Race Week in Cork, Ireland visit corkweek.ie
US Patriot Sailing, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that provides racing, recreational, and educational sailing opportunities for combat, wounded, disabled & active duty veterans integrating them into a winning TEAM by providing camaraderie, mission accomplishment, and new dynamic experiences while also creating a supportive and understanding community that is ready to help Veterans navigate the hardships of transition and rehabilitation.
For more information please visit: http://www.uspatriotsailing.org 100% of financial support directly sustains our program!