2018 Sail for Hope

September 29, 2018

Newport, RI



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.



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.



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.

Learn more about the Tad "Big Boat" Youth Sailing Program

Annual Race Around Jamestown to Challenge Sailors and Benefit Three Charities

2018 will mark the 17th anniversary of the original Sail for Pride. This year we will raise funds for The Rhode Island Red Cross, the Warrior Sailing Program and the Tad Sanchez Youth Sailing Program at SN.

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 focused the mission to support local non-profit endeavors.  

Charities supported over the years include Seamen's Church Institute, Newport Harbormaster's Emergency Equipment Fund, local public high school sailing teams, US Olympic Sailing Trials, The Rhode Island Red Cross hurricane relief funds, emergency assistance to active duty families and many others.   

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

For more information on the 2017 Sail for Hope, email our Race Manager today.
For Dockage Questions for the 2017 Sail for Hope, email Nick Mauprivez today. 


Notice of Race 2018 Notice of Race 2018




2017 Results

2017 Sail for Hope Results 2017 Sail for Hope Results