Naomi Kiyalah Iwabuchi is organizing this fundraiser.
Our mission is to save our beloved vintage sailing vessel, Jada II. Commissioned in 1947, Jada II (originally Criterion) was designed by John Alden and built in Mystic, Connecticut. Jada II is currently moored at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii and is well known in the community as it sails every Sunday into the Molokai channel and back. Bonded by the love of sailing, a community of wonderful people has been built, and over the past eight months countless memories have been created. Unfortunately, due to the amount of use in deep blue Hawaiian swell and heavy wind, the frame of the boat in the bow is severely cracked and splintered. The crew of Jada II: Joah Buley, Josh Hanson, Jeff Johnson, J. Chester Armstrong, Anastacia Armstrong, Malcom Leibole, Patrick Byah Orr, Chris Grassi, Naomi Kiyalah Iwabuchi, Clair Weibye, Alexandre Vaquer and June Jones are willing to put as much of their own time, manpower (and womanpower), resource and funds into the fixing of the boat, but we need your help to pay for the cost of haul out, dry dock, new materials (lumber, epoxy, bronze) and the rental of tools. We are humbly asking for any donation so we can get our sailboat back where she belongs, and bring you all with us again. The Jada Sailing Club is an activity fueled by wind power and creates good energy, positive vibration and builds community in our busy island town...it is really something that is becoming more and more rare in today's crazy world. If you have ever been on a sail with us, then you know that this is something that is worthy of your investment, and a project that needs to be completed. Please help to perpetuate this amazing program and save Jada II. Once we fix her, she'll be ready to give back for years and years to come, and we hope you will join us in sailing her too.