Skip to main content

The Moorings donates to sailing program

The Moorings yacht charter company recently sponsored Sailability Greater Tampa Bay in a charitable mission and sailing charter to the British Virgin Islands, where the group donated mobility equipment to a local special-needs school.

During a May 19 ceremony at the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre in John's Hole, three wheelchairs were presented, according to a press release.

Reflecting on their trip, Claudia Nable, president of Sailability Greater Tampa Bay, said, "It's about working together to make something happen. A few months ago, we organized a BVI team-building trip aboard two yachts donated to us by The Moorings and, while planning, we learned of the school's needs. With Custom Mobility's commitment to donate the wheelchairs, all of the pieces fell into place."

Nine Sailability volunteers journeyed to the BVIs for the occasion.

"There are times in life when you can have a direct positive impact on someone's life and The Moorings gave me the opportunity to have that impact ...," said Dennis Denninger, who has been a volunteer for more than eight years and currently serves as Sailability instructor/coach and board member.

Lex Raas, CEO of The Moorings, stated, "An enduring cornerstone of The Moorings focuses on community involvement and this is a continuation of our community support in the BVI, a place we've also called home since our founders established The Moorings in Road Town, Tortola in 1969."

Sailability Greater Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit group providing affordable, accessible sailing activities and education to children and adults of all abilities to improve the quality of life for everyone. In 2009, it hosted 24 events with 15 sailboats, giving more than 400 people access to sailing.

Related

1_LIMESTONE

Limestone Secures Financing for Expansion

The company said the $6 million in credit will be used to improve its Tennessee manufacturing facility and buy new equipment.

1_MCKENZIE

Mastry Marine Names Repower Center

St. Augustine, Fla.-based McKenzie Marine is the engine distributor’s latest designated Suzuki Repower Center.

1_VANDERBILT

Vanderbilt Ships First Pontoon

The company said the 700T Series was the first model shipped from its new Fort Wayne, Ind., factory and was delivered to The Marina in Angola, Ind.

1_CHIPS.ACT

NMMA Celebrates CHIPS Act

The legislation aims to return semiconductor manufacturing to the U.S. and allows businesses to deduct R&D costs in the same year they are incurred.

1_COX

Cox Marine Hires Sales and Support Staff

The diesel outboard builder this week brought aboard a new regional sales director, regional sales manager and an aftersales manager.

1_DEALEROUTLOOK

Boating Interests Lose Wind Farm Battle

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed wind farm off the Cleveland, Oh., waterfront meets planning requirements.

1_INFLATION.JULY

July Inflation Data Lags June

Consumer Price Index results may indicate that inflation has peaked, and Producer Price Index data was below market expectations.

1_YAMAHA

Yamaha Posts Higher Sales, Profit

The company’s first half 2022 net sales increased to $1.93 billion, and segment income rose to $330 million.