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Supporting Sailing, Across All Latitudes

We Go Where the Wind Blows,” and recently the wind blew us all the way across the continent to Ontario, Canada. Carried upon the wind was a 12-month subscription to Latitude 38, which was donated for a fundraising raffle in support of the youth sailing organization, Broad Reach Foundation. The raffle, held on January 21, was organized by Toronto’s Alexandra Yacht Club, and the subscription was won by party guest Shelby.

Subcription winner supporting sailing
Alexandra Yacht Club Commodore Alison Honey Woods (right) awards the subscription its winner, Shelby.
© 2023 Don Williams

The raffle raised $510 (CAD) for the Broad Reach Foundation. Alison wrote, “The party was a great success and it was fun to introduce members of our club to a publication I have enjoyed so much over the years.”

The Broad Reach Foundation’s mission is “To engage equity-seeking youth in sailing and developing knowledge, skills and social belonging.” Meaning it focuses on helping “potentially vulnerable young people like newcomers, kids from disadvantaged families, and oppressed minorities” — kids who would ordinarily have little to no chance of experiencing the many immediate and long-term benefits of sailing. So of course we were happy to help!

As we say, again, “We Go Where the Wind Blows,” and we’re happy to have blown into some new and future sailors’ lives.

Learn more about the Broad Reach Foundation here.

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