The weather was rainy but there were plenty of smiling faces at the recent Advanced Training Camp held May 23-25. Through our partnership with Sail Newport, 11 wounded, ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces received additional training in J-22 sailboats.
The three day event taught additional small boat sailing skills, safety procedures and initial racing techniques to a new team of graduates. Plus, nine of the participants took and passed the exam to earn their ASA keelboat certifications.
Through this training platform, we are able to introduce our participants to different aspects of sailing thanks to our local support at the Newport Shipyard, Newport Yacht Club and Ida Lewis Yacht Club with funding support from Sail for Hope.