Thursday, May 10, 2007

Red Hook Community Sailing: Get Involved

In Red Hook, there is a good organization called PortSide New York that is dedicated to making connections between Red Hook's land lubbers and its storied waterfront. In addition to to saving and preserving the tanker Mary Whalen, which acts as their home base, the group has a job board and and plenty of maritime information relevant to Red Hook and the greater waterfront community.

We were particularly excited to hear that PortSide New York is working to start a community sailing program in Red Hook. We've been told they have a "classic plastic" Morgan 24 sailboat donated to this effort and will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, May 16 for anyone who is interested in helping. The meeting takes place at:

We love the idea of community sailing and applaud PortSide New York for their efforts.

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At Thursday, May 10, 2007 9:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'll be attending and will volunteer. Hopingf to see/meet more Brooklyn sailors there. For one thing, sailing down the street from home would be a dream come true. The idea is to get one seasonal mooring off Valentino Pier, I think. That's not far from the Fairway store, and the maritime museum where the opweber keeps this little 22 foot twin keeler (or is it a bilge keeler, I forget the correct term for those 60s things from Britain). Cheers, Bernard in Carrol Gdns


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