'Lest we Forget' 9/11Tradition Continues with 17th Annual Race Around Jamestown
The Sail for Hope has become an annual tradition for local sailors who want to continue to show their patriotism and raise funds for others in need. The first event was titled “Sail for Pride” which was organized in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. The name “Sail for Pride” was retired, and since 2001 Sail for Hope has raised over $1,000,000 for various non-profit organizations.
“In 2001 we adopted the slogan ‘Lest we forget’ and It is fantastic that the sailing community has kept this event going year after year. It’s truly gratifying that seventeen years later we have the full support of the sailing community and the Newport Shipyard as host,” says Scotty Murray (Middletown, RI) a co-founder of the event.