During the first weekend of the summer, the Channel Islands Yacht Club hosts its annual Disabled Veterans Sail Day. It is a day to bring together disabled veterans from all over Southern California to take them out on boats with their families for a relaxing cruise around the Santa Barbara Channel.
My wife Paula and I are proud to participate in this event by providing our own sailboat and expert sailing (if I do say so myself!) to give a disabled vet a day of paradise on the sea. We enjoy sailing, and we love the opportunity to share our passions with others, especially when it’s for a good cause.
On this particular trip, we were pleased to host retired Air Force vet Richard Thorpe and his wife Beth.