Help Keep AEolian Adventures Afloat
For over two decades I have had the joy of sharing my passion for sailing and education through Æolian Adventures, Inc., which provides experiential educational youth programs and research of northwest maritime history.
Many of you are aware that Aeolian Adventures, Inc. is an Educational Non-profit Corporation registered with the State of Washington, which has provided educational opportunities for thousands of students at no charge to them, as well as researching maritime history of the northwest.
You may not be aware that it is funded solely by donation, and by the taking of passengers on day sails; all proceeds go to fund programs. In the past I have been able to personally supplement funding shortfalls, yet due to a recent health issue I am currently unable to do so.
For the first time in the 23 years that I have been taking students sailing, I am compelled to make an appeal for your support; if you have a few extra shekels you can send to help keep Æolian Adventures, Inc. afloat, ‘twould be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your encouragement and financial support towards this goal, which represents three years of program funding for Æolian Adventures, Inc.
Captain John Colby Stone
Master, S.V. Cutty Sark
President, Æolian Adventures, Inc.
S.V Cutty Sark needs your donations in any amount.
Ahoy friends of Sailing Vessel Cutty Sark, and Aeolian Adventures.
For the most part Aeolian Adventures, the educational nonprofit that operates Sailing Vessel Cutty Sark, has been self-supporting. I do most of the work on the vessel voluntarily and have been fortunate in getting sufficient donations without soliciting; I must admit some years I am the single largest financial contributor. ‘Tis a labor of love! Aeolian Adventures has no paid staff and does not charge for its student sailing programs.
Several years ago I was struck with a “cruel shark” of a leg wound, and created a GoFundMe page to help finance the vessel upkeep and Aeolian Adventures while I was laid so low.
I thank all who supported the vessel then in its hour of need.
Unfortunately I have been struck again with the same ailment, pulling me away from the vessel this fall and winter. It is this time of year I do much of the maintenance to have her ready for the spring sailing season. My first student cruise is scheduled for late April 2018. With the haul-out scheduled for early April. My doctors and I are ever hopeful I will be “up and running” by the first of the year.
As I am not currently able to work on the vessel, I’m a bit behind the “eight ball;” I fear I will have to hire the work out. Hence I need an infusion of capital to complete much of the work.
So I ask you, my loyal supporters of all things Cutty Sark, to give what you can to help keep Aeolian Adventures and S.V. Cutty Sark afloat and sailing for northwest student sailors. Aeolian Adventures is registered Nonprofit Corporation in the State of Washington.
I need your help raising money to keep these programs running.
Please share and encourage your friends and those you know whose lives have been positively impacted by Cutty Sark Sailing educational programs to donate any amount they wish.
Thank you for your donation at any amount.
Aeolian Adventures’ GoFundMe is available for easy donations that directly support its programs.
You may alternatively send a check made out to Aeolian Adventures to be sent to:
Aeolian Adventures, 2440 West Libbey Road, Coupeville, WA 98239-3211
To find out more about Aeolian Adventures programs on S.V. Cutty Sark, please visit the Cutty Sark web site: www.svcuttysark.com and the Aeolian Adventures Facebook page.
Thank you for your support, and sharing my request for help in this unfortunate time of need.
I was recently asked if Cutty's GoFundMe was still active. It is and funds are sorely needed. Cutty Sark hit Bird Rock in the Wasp Islands last Summer. Some of you may have seen the new item (it made the papers and TV) She is a Stout Vessel but due to her hitting at high tide we needed to wait for a full turn of tide to get her off. Hence she heeled to the point that water entered the engine room vent causing water damage to all the electrical systems in the Engine Room, Needless to say the damage is in the 10s of Thousands of dollars! I'll post pictures soon.
Other than that things are Great. but expenses continue.
Fair Winds, Capt John