To restore this beautiful vessel, I am hoping to raise $35,000 – 100% of which will all be used towards her restoration and launch.  Any financial assistance you can give, will help us get on the water sooner and safely, thus assisting my fellow veterans in their transition and recovery. This is not exactly the vision I had back in 2005 – it’s better. And together with your help, we can serve those who serve for us. 

The Nitty Gritty.

The Intrepid Sailing Corps will operate under the umbrella of PHASTAR Corporation (501c3). This nonprofit is run by a fellow Chagrin Firefighter.

It’s not easy to ask for financial help, but frankly it’s a lot easier when I know it’s going to help fellow veterans… men and women who so freely help protect each and every one of us.

Cleveland is home to the 4th largest VA hospital in the country. The Intrepid Sailing Corps will be the forever home to the 3/25 Marine unit who on a 2005 deployment, lost 48 Marines and Sailors, plus 200+ wounded in action (WIA). Myself included.

Anything you’re able to give will 100% fully support the restoration of our donated ship and provided much needed support to our veterans. Donations can be made through our GoFundMe campaign at: