Friday, May 17, 2013

International J/24 Class Gives back to Charity!

J/24 class contributing to charity causes (Rochester, NY)- After 35+ years, the J/24s just keep on giving and giving!  The 2012 J/24 Worlds Organizing Committee presented a check for $2,500 (USD) to the Golisano Children’s Cancer Center of Rochester, New York following the J/24 Worlds held last September.

“Once all regatta debts were paid, we were able to present a gift to this very deserving charity” said regatta Co-Chairs Kris Werner and Lambert Lai. “It shows that J/24 Class sailors from around the world recognize and support such deserving charities as this one” said Mr Lai, President of the United States J/24 Class Association.

From left to right in the photo here: US J/24 Class President and regatta Co-Chair Lambert Lai, Regatta Co-Chair Kris Werner, Michael Fahy, Director of Community Affairs for the Golisano Childrens Hospital, Rochester Yacht Club Commodore Tom Kankoski and Rochester Yacht Club Rear Commodore Dan Peck.