This year 117 schools in the Eastern Caribbean will benefit from 90,050 books shipped to them from a donated warehouse in Boston, Massachusetts. The kids will most likely never meet the throngs of volunteers who sorted, packed, donated and helped along the way to make this happen. They will know that Hands Across The Sea was behind the generosity and their libraries will be beaming with the energy that comes with new found resources.
We just received this note from Hands Across the Sea’s Co-Founders, Harriet and Tom Linskey: After 14 very busy days in the warehouse of Harte-Hanks, a fabulously philanthropic Hands Logistic Angel, the Hands team, with the help of some enthusiastic cruising sailors, has wrapped up the 2016-2017 Hands Wish Lists shipment… 625 boxes of new amazing books, plus metal bookshelves, are now on their way to 117 pre-schools, special education schools, primary schools, and secondary schools in the Eastern Caribbean.
Thousands entered, but only 5 could win.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Fan Appreciation Sweepstakes on Facebook. It was our way of thanking those of you who have followed us for a long time, as well as bringing in new people with a passion for sailing. Congratulations to the winners, and we hope that everyone continues to enjoy sharing the best of the sailing lifestyle on our Facebook page.
In case you’re not a fan of our Facebook page yet, here’s an idea of why you should be. Every day we post the best videos, photos, and news from the sailing world. You’ll find everything from informative articles on the art of sailing, to interesting historical anniversaries and great seafaring quotes, to stuff that’s just plain fun. We also love seeing your sailing photos and hearing your sea stories. It’s a great place for sailors from all over the world to talk to each other. So join us by clicking “Like” at the top of the page.
Without further ado, here are the winners of the first ever ASA Fan Appreciation Sweepstakes:
GRAND PRIZE – iPod Touch 8G
Captain John Enders, who sails on S/V Victoria out of Anacortes, WA. Capt. Enders had a sense of humor about his win, saying, “This is great news. I haven’t won anything since I was 13 (about a hundred years ago). It was a 45 of Barry Sadler’s ‘Green Beret’ ballad.” Well, he’ll be listening to Bert Sadler in style on his iPod Touch from now on!
ASA logo sailcloth cooler by Sailor Bags: John Goebel, who says, “Without my ASA certifications I wouldn’t be as good of a sailor as I am and wouldn’t be out on Santa Monica Bay crewing for races all year long!”
Weems & Plath Navigation Kit: Dan Schertner
ASA Logo T-Shirt: Marte Gutierrez
ASA Logo T-Shirt: Seth Goettelman
Once again, congratulations to all of the winners and a profound thanks from ASA to everyone who entered! Fair winds!
Our fans are the best, and they deserve the best. That’s why ASA is launching our Fan Appreciation Sweepstakes on Facebook, to reward and grow our wonderful and lively community. Whether you’ve been following us for years, or you didn’t even know we had a Facebook page, you can enter for a chance to win our great prizes, including:
TWO GRAND PRIZES:
-Apple iPod Touch 8G
-$250 toward sailing lessons at an ASA sailing school
PLUS PLENTY OF OTHER CHANCES TO WIN:
-Weems & Plath Nav Kit
-Sailcloth Cooler Bag from Sailor Bags
How do you enter? It’s easy! Just visit our Facebook page and follow the simple instructions. The Sweepstakes is free to enter and there is absolutely no obligation other than “Liking” us on Facebook.