Rhode Island’s Salty Dawg Sailing Association has raised $30,000 to help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the British Virgin Islands, according to a press release.
The association gave $10,000 to the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda, to be used as part of an employee relief fund. Another $20,000 was transferred to BVI Rotary clubs to help repair the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cow Bay, on Tortola.
“After years of support from the BVI for our events in the islands, we were pleased to be able to give back in their time of need,” vice president and association founder Linda Knowles stated in the press release. “We sincerely hope that our contributions will make a difference.”
Serious sailors: More than 650 boats and 2,500 sailors have participated in Salty Dawg rallies since the nonprofit association’s founding in 2011.
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