Support Youth Rowing at Pier 40

From youth race 2013

On September 27, 2014 the Village Community Boathouse will be rallying support for our Youth Rowing and Boatbuilding Programs by undertaking a Row Around Manhattan fundraising event. Our goal is to raise $5,000. The target fundraising goal for each rower/participant is $100. Please ask friends and family to help, possibly by asking that they sponsor you at a certain amount per mile (about 30 miles). The target for each boat is $500 raised. There will be an after party at the VCB Boathouse where tasty food and refreshments will be served at no charge. Please help support of mission of providing new and exciting opportunities for youth a success!

WE WILL BE NEEDING LOTS OF STRONG ROWERS AND SKILLED COXSWAINS FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE!

Final logistics are still being worked out but we’ll likely be meeting at the Boathouse about 5:30-6AM. Depending on conditions we should conclude the row sometime between 4-5:30pm.

You, your family, and friends can donate online by following this link:

GoFundMe VCB

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all there!!

David Shehigian
Board Member VCB

Photo Shoot

Warrior, VCB’s Chamberlain Stretch Gunning Dory built by students from Benjamin Banneker Academy was used as a prop for a fashion photo shoot this week. People from M magazine contacted VCB through the website asking to rent a boat. They were directed to the photo gallery to look at photos of the VCB fleet. The producers were inspired by a photo of Notorious G.I.G. on the beach in Alpine. Since Notorious is in Brooklyn for the winter, Warrior was hired in her place.

From 2014-07-27

The Original Photo of Notorious on the Beach in Alpine

From 2014-07-27

M Magazine Crew

From 2014-07-27

Warrior all dressed up