FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN DIEGO, CA (27 Jan 2019)
U.S. Patriot Sailing, an organization dedicated to supporting combat, wounded, and disabled Veterans through the sport of sailing, launched "PATRIOT III" their newly donated "Left Coast Dart" participating in the CRA Winter Regatta. “The Left Coast Dart is fast, easy to sail, and will really enable us to meet the increasing demand for our program in San Diego." said Michael Rose the San Diego Chapter Lead. Michael is an active duty Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy.
"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 both on and off the water. It is a joy watching new teammates get hooked on the sport, build skills and confidence, form new and lifelong friendships, and be welcomed into the larger national sailing community.
Now entering its 6th year, U.S. Patriot Sailing supports hundreds of Veterans nationally and entered Veteran crewed boats from 20-80 feet in more than 150 races last year alone. 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.
Just a few of the upcoming national events US Patriot Sailing will be competing in 2019 are: San Diego & Annapolis National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regattas, Charleston Race Week, the 50th Anniversary Transpac, and the Annapolis to Newport Race.
For more information about our programs please visit: www.USPatriotSailing.org