2016 Sail for Hope

2016 FUNDS RAISED! $40,475
Thank you to all of the sailors, friends and companies who donated to the Sail for Hope. 

The funds were distributed as follows:

Warrior Sailing: $12,090

The Red Cross RI Fund for emergency assistance to military families: $11,105

Edward Oliver Sanchez, III "Tad" Fund for Youth Sailing at Sail Newport: $17,280 


2016 marked the 15th running of Sail for Hope.  In 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania, a few local sailing enthusiasts scrambled to organize a regatta to honor and support those affected. 

The first Sail For Pride Regatta rallied over 180 boats and $110,000 designated for charities to support the NYFD firefighters, police and the victims of the attacks and their families.

The display of patriotism and generosity on and off the water made a lasting impression in the sailing community. After the inaugural year, the organizers retired the name Sail for Pride, but continued the event as Sail For Hope, reflecting the Rhode Island state motto and aimed at supporting local charities.  Charities supported over the years have included RI Red Cross, Seamen's Church Institute, Newport Harbormaster's Emergency Equipment Fund, local public high school sailing teams, US Olympic Sailing Trials and many more, including a huge fund-raising year in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

To date, over $1,000,000 has been raised for various charities. 

For more information on the 2016 Sail for Hope, email our Race Manager today.
For Dockage Questions for the 2016 Sail for Hope, email Nick Mauprivez today. 


The Warrior Sailing Program, RI Red Cross Armed Services Families and Edward Oliver Sanchez III "Tad" Youth Sailing Fund

The Warrior Sailing Program is dedicated to maritime education for wounded, ill and injured service members of the US military. We facilitate opportunities, communicating experiences and building partnerships between the military and marine communities while eliminating the barriers to entry and promoting continued engagement. 

The RI Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Fund is a local charity. This charity assists servicemen and servicewomen and their families to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Also the RI Red Cross Service ensures that current and eligible former service members have ready access to emergency communications, case management services, and finally emergency financial assistance.

Edward Oliver Sanchez III "Tad" Fund for Youth Sailing at Sail Newport

Growing up on the waterfront in New Bedford and Block Island, our dear friend, Tad had a lifelong love for the sea and everything it represented.  The “Edward Oliver Sanchez, III Youth Sailing Program at Sail Newport” fund is being developed at Sail Newport. In keeping with Tad’s spirit for recreational and competitive sailing, this fund will provide the youth in our community the opportunity to experience and sail on many different types of sailboats.

Tad was a team member of some of the world’s most magnificent racing yachts ever built such as: “Titan”, “Harrier”, ”Shockwave”, “Interlodge”, “Akela”,  “Encore” and “Laura (KZ-5)”.  Tad has supported numerous Sail Newport efforts over the years and this memorial fund will live out his passion.

While his journey was shorter than anticipated, he was always with tightly trimmed sails, spinnaker up on a warm summer breeze, with all flags proudly flying, yours for a fair tide.


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