On Holiday with the Warrior Sailing Project

The Warrior Sailing Project aims to establish an adaptive sailing program for wounded warriors with a historic sailboat namedHoliday.Holidaysail.jpg.w300h397.jpg


 
The proposed first Warrior Sailing Project vessel:   
        
    The "Holiday", is a custom built, one of a kind, Sparkman and Stevens design 42 foot Sloop (hull # 638). She was laid-up ½ of the way restored almost 30 years at Nimphius Boat Inc., in Neshkoro Wisconsin (original builders). In April 2010, she was moved to Yacht Management Services in Gurnee, IL., where she will complete her restoration and re-fit...

 Because of her history in Chicago, the re-launching of the Holiday provides a unique publicity opportunity to promote the Warrior Sailing Project. Because the Holiday is made entirely of wood (oak, teak and mahogany), she is extraordinarily amenable to the modifications that will be necessary to transform her into a disabled accessible therapy boat.  As opposed to the traditional sailing dinghies used in youth sailing programs, the Holiday has a full keel which allows for a large, comfortable cabin, and a stable sail. She has a large cockpit as compared to traditional sailing vessels of the same size to accommodate many passengers. Her position high up from the water, makes the experience feel much safer and more appealing to novice sailors.

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