Wounded Veterans Regatta Coming to Brookfield Place, North Cove Marina
August 4, 2015
Offshore Sailing School to Host Wounded Veterans Retreat Programs
New York, NY (Aug. 4, 2015) –North Cove Sailing School at Brookfield Place will host a regatta for the Wounded Veterans Adaptive Sailing Program on August 18, 2015 with morning and afternoon races. Continuing their commitment to bringing community-based activities to the North Cove Marina, Brookfield Place and its unparalleled location offer the perfect setting for this exciting and worthwhile event.
Colgate 26 Fleet and Instructor Coaches
Offshore and North Cove Sailing School will provide its Colgate 26 fleet and instructor coaches to conduct an orientation of the vessels and local waterways, and run the Regatta for the 20 Wounded Veteran participants who have progressed through that organization’s Retreat and Adaptive Sailing Program.
Offshore Sailing School founder Steve Colgate said, “We are honored to provide our Colgate 26 fleet and sailing coaches for the Wounded Veterans Retreat Program that assists our returning wounded veterans.”
Enhancing the Lives of Wounded Veterans and Their families Through Sailing
Established by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Nelson Corbin, the organization is designed to work within the Vision and Mission of Wounded Veterans Retreat Program (WVRP a 501c3 non-profit), to enhance the lives of wounded veterans and their families, and to help reduce the amount of veterans’ suicides nationwide. Corbin emphasized that “each sailing event involves team building, developing individual skills, social activities, and building self-confidence” which are all must-do items to enhance their way of life.
Teamwork is Key
Nelson Corbin is a graduate of Offshore Sailing School’s Fast Track to Cruising Course, which he took in 2015 at the company’s school at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Ft. Myers Beach, Fla. Steve and Doris Colgate met Corbin during that course. “It was obvious that the wounded veterans really enjoy the teamwork required to handle a sailboat well in all conditions,” explained Steve Colgate, who recently helped Corbin secure a Wounded Veterans Regatta at the Pink Shell Beach Resort October 5-6, and a week-long sailing excursion with The Moorings in the British Virgin Islands in January 2016. Offshore Sailing School is the Official Sailing School of The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company.
Many Sponsors Invoved in Brookfield Place, North Cove Marina Event
Sergeant Major Corbin said, “In addition to the support from Offshore and North Cove Sailing School, the WVRP would also like to thank Brookfield Place for its generous donation to help bring our veterans to Battery Park City from across the country, IGY Marinas for underwriting shirts and lunches for our veterans, and New York’s Pier A Harbor House restaurant for sponsoring our Regatta Awards Dinner on August 18.”
On August 17 and 18, media interviews will be possible each morning at the marina from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Please contact Kerry Aronchick, Karonchick@hwpr.com or call 646-867-2805 for scheduling.
About Offshore Sailing School: Offshore Sailing School operates three schools on New York Harbor, (North Cove Marina in Battery Park City and Pier 25 in Tribeca, and Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ). The company’s eight locations include three resort-based campuses in Florida (Captiva Island, Ft. Myers Beach and St. Petersburg) and two in the British Virgin Islands (Tortola and Scrub Island). Sailing programs include lessons and rides, and sailing certification courses from Learn to Sail and Performance Sailing, to Bareboat Charter Cruising and Passage Making. Offshore Sailing School also hosts corporate team building programs and group regattas. The company’s two sailing clubs offer members unlimited use of its Colgate 26 fleet from Colgate Offshore Sailing Club in Jersey City, NJ, and North Cove Sailing Club in Battery Park City. For more information on course schedules, locations and other sailing programs.