Daughters of deployed military invited to sail

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Daughters of deployed U.S. military, ages 13-18, have been invited to sail on board the tall ship Unicorn next summer to honor their parents' service for our country.

The non-profit organization Sisters Under Sail, based in Asbury, N.J., announced the offer last weekend at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

“In honor of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Navy, Sisters Under Sail has her eyes set on participating in OpSail 2012,” said Dawn Santamaria, executive director and founder of the organization.

Sailing as the only all-female crewed tall ship in the world, Unicorn and her sisters will be sailing with daughters of deployed American servicemen and servicewomen next summer from New York City to Norfolk, Va., and from Baltimore to Boston.

Since its inception, Sisters Under Sail has put aboard nearly 400 teenage girls and 200 women. Click here for a 2007 report on the organization by Soundings.

Applications are available and donations can be made at www.sistersundersail.org. For information about Sisters Under Sail’s sail training programs for women of all ages, contact Dawn Santamaria directly at dawn@sistersundersail.org.