Anderson Island Irregulars
for your continued support and participation in Mystic Seaport sailing programs.
Sponsor a Dyer Dhow or JY15
Love to sail Dyer Dhows? Are you interested in adopting one for a worthy cause? Mystic Seaport, in support of its many community sailing programs, is looking for generous individuals and/or clubs who would like to sponsor a Dyer Dhow. See current list of sponsoring clubs and individuals.
Adopt a Dhow. Our Dyer Dhow fleet is always looking for improvements and maintenance in order to keep the dinghies operable for years to come. Currently we have several dhows in need of adoption. These boats' previous donors have abandoned them and forgotten them on the shoreline. Could you please adopt one of these poor nameless dhows today?
Your generous donation of $1,000 will give new life to an orphan dyer. The boat will be fully restored and renamed with the donor's name (or club name). Donors will also be given their choice of sail color and admittance to the Dyer Dhow Derby for years to come.
Other Sponsorship. Can't adopt a dhow? Any monetary donation is always helpful to keeping the fleet afloat. A new sail, suggested every 2-3 years for competition and necessary every 5 years for regular upkeep and maintenance, is $550. Donor chooses sail color(s) - usually the club burgee. Smaller donations are always welcome and help with the continued maintenance of the fleet such as new paint, new rails, new thwarts or other needs.
JY15s. Mystic Seaport currently owns a small fleet of JY15s that are also used as part of the Community Sailing program. Donations of these vessels or in support of the fleet are also greatly appreciated.