Is a 501 C3 non profit organization that gives free boat cruises and fishing trips to needy, homeless and at risk children. Including those who are handicapped, seriously ill, have special needs or have lost one or both parents due to death, divorce, neglect, abandonment or military service. To see what we do, please take a moment to look at this website & view the three minute video that features many of the kids we’ve had aboard.
This organization was founded by Master Captain Dave Tripiciano in 2012 with his large fixer upper sailboat which was also rigged as a fishing boat. Since then we've grown; and we now have three large boats in three great locations: One is docked in Youngstown, NY - giving kids and their families cruises up the lower Niagara River to "The Silo" restaurant for dinner and ice cream. This large beautiful sailing vessel is also used for our free sailing school for kids. A second is docked in Rochester NY - at the brand new, state of the art, Port Of Rochester marina - Where we give fishing trips and lake, bay and Genesee River cruises; and a third is based near Naples, NY on the south end of Canandaigua Lake for fishing trips and sailing cruises.
We have recently become a supporter of the “Make - A - Wish” foundation; and we've helped make some wishes (like taking the wheel of a “yacht” and catching a really big fish) come true!
Funds are always needed to pay for dock spots, boat maintenance, equipment, fuel and promotional materials so more families can find out about us. If you can help us with a tax deductible donation of any size, it will enable us to brighten the lives of many more “special” kids this summer and in the future. Our contact info and mailing address is on this website, or you can donate securely right here using pay pal.
If your organization has a formal grant application and process, please send us your forms and guidelines and we will send you whatever information and supporting materials you ask for.
All donors will receive a charitable donation receipt.
A donation of your time and a few hours of hard work will help us almost as much as a financial donation. Anyone who is able and willing to do sanding, painting, staining varnishing or fiberglass work would be especially valuable to us at this time. Also anyone who is an electrician, painter contractor, diesel engine mechanic, re-modeler, plumber or carpenter. People willing to do simple tasks like cutting grass, trash removal, scrubbing, cleaning, waxing and buffing are always needed and are a tremendous blessing and a joy to have around.
Please Contact Us If You Are Willing To Volunteer In Any Capacity And Please Help Us Spread The Word! So Many More Families With "Special" Kids Can Find Out About Us!
Thank You Very Much For Taking The Time To Consider This Request! ”Captain” Dave
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