Trainees from the Piscataqua Maritime Commission and Brooklyn Boatworks will sail from Boston, Massachusetts to Portsmouth, Hew Hampshire July 18th to July 25th.
The Piscataqua Maritime Commission sends local teens deemed at-risk to sea to develop self-confidence, leadership skills, and teamwork.
At their spring fundraiser in April, Brooklyn Boatworks raised funds to send 10 trainees to sail on OHP. OHP is so proud to partner with this program and their mission- Encouraging, Inspiring, and Empowering young people through boat building & sailing. Each class of 12 middle school students must work together throughout the school-year to build one Optimist pram.