West Marine Supports Pettipaug Sailing Academy
Amy Pullin and Pettipaug Sailing Academy students Vicky and Kate accept a donation from West Marine crew member Ryan Tedeschi and Operations Manager Elizabeth Jaccoma. (Photo courtesy of West Marine )
West Marine awarded more than $100,000 in BlueFuture grants to 64 community-based nonprofits across the country during the 2020-’21 grant cycle. BlueFuture was created by West Marine six years ago to support and encourage nonprofit organizations dedicated to getting young people out on and around the water in recreational and educational capacities. Two Connecticut organizations were selected for grants, including the Pettipaug Sailing Academy of Old Saybrook, an educational sailing program for children aged 8 and older. The organization informs students about proper sailing methods while incorporating life lessons. It was awarded $2,000 in funds.