Rhode Island Youth Sailing Program Needs Help

On January 12th, 2011, during one of Rhode Island’s worst blizzards in a decade, the Edgewood Yacht Club, in Cranston Rhode Island, burned down to the water, taking with it all of the Optimist sails, blades, spars, airbags and lines with it.

Edgewood Yacht Club has a not-for-profit sailing organization that runs its youth sailing program and they need our help. To get the Edgewood sailing school back on the water, Sail Newport is donating 14 Club Opti sails to the effort to get the Edgewood Sailing School.

To finish rebuilding their fleet, they still need the following gear:
42 Airbags
14 Mainsheets
14 Masts
14 Sprits
14 Booms
14 Daggerboards
14 Rudder/tiller/extensions
14 Praddles

All of the above items will be donated to the Edgewood Sailing Foundation and are tax deductible within IRS Guidelines. ESF will send all donation correspondence.

Items will be collected at the Sail Newport Sailing Center through June 10, 2010 or can be mailed directly to:

Edgewood Youth Sailing Relief Effort
c/o Sail Newport
60 Fort Adams Dr.
Newport, RI 02840

On behalf of all of us in the Rhode Island sailing community, thank you for any help you can be to accomplish the goal of getting the children of Cranston, Edgewood and greater Providence back on the water.

Brad Read
Executive Director
Sail Newport