Help get U.S. Patriot Sailing to the Mini Transat!

Why race in the Mini Transat, over 4,000 nautical miles, across the ocean solo, and in a 21’ sail boat?  I am racing in the 2021 Mini Transat as an ambassador for U.S. Patriot Sailing to raise awareness for this incredible non-profit team.

I am honored to represent U.S. Patriot Sailing in the upcoming Mini Transat and excited to see the team continue to succeed.  Your financial contribution to my campaign is needed to help  raise awareness for this team by getting me to the race course.  Please consider providing a financial contribution to help cover costs for logistics, safety equipment, and gear. 

U.S. Patriot Sailing supports the veteran community navigate the hardships of transition to civilian life, rehabilitation after injury, and the complex life challenges associated with combat deployments.  The organization accomplishes its mission by welcoming veterans back onto a winning team, provides camaraderie, a sense of mission accomplishment, and new dynamic experiences.

This 100% volunteer run national organization is completely funded by generous donations that support all aspects of running a team: boat dockage, haul out, maintenance, safety gear and regatta entry fees.  Every dollar donated to the team directly supports its operations.  For more information about U.S. Patriot Sailing check out the team’s website here:

I have sailed and volunteered with U.S. Patriot Sailing in Annapolis since 2018.  Earlier that year, I had returned from a deployment in the Middle East, moved from North Carolina up to the D.C. area, and wanted to get back out on the water sailing.

We all have a story to tell, and this is just the beginning of mine.  I don’t believe my story is special, nor is it easy for me to open up in such a public forum.  I am here to start my campaign for a major ocean race and share the impact of U.S. Patriot Sailing.  My personal story is just one example of hundreds of veterans this organization has helped...

To see the full blog post, please visit my website here:  

To learn more about me click here: 

Please note: As an ambassador for U.S. Patriot Sailing, contributions directly to my campaign (PGN Ocean Racing, LLC) are not tax deductible, because I am not taking any money from the team.  However, your support will help bring awareness to this amazing non-profit sailing team by getting me to the finish line!

Thank you for your support!



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    • $100 
    • 19 d
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    • $200 
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Peter Gibbons-Neff 
Raised $1,950 from 5 donations
Annapolis, MD
Jane Millman 
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