Veterans Day on the Bay

Veterans Day on the Bay

DBMS, the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, and Duxbury Post 223 invite you to our summer Veterans Day on the Bay – a day filled with water sports and a BBQ lunch for our special South Shore Veterans!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM ★ Check-In

Choose
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ★ Sailing
OR
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ★ Powerboating Rides
OR
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ★ Rowing Center Tour and Introduction

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ★ BBQ Cookout

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM ★ Departure

Rowing

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Open to current and former service members, this course will introduce you to the sport of rowing using our Ergs (indoor rowing machines), and our indoor rowing tanks. These classes will run for 6-weeks through the spring season of 2022 and will provide a great opportunity to workout in a controlled environment alongside your fellow service men and women.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter@DBMS.org or give us a call at 781-934-7555.

Rowing Clinics

Open to current and former service members, this course will introduce you to the sport of rowing using our Ergs (indoor rowing machines), and our indoor rowing tanks. These classes will be scheduled through the 2022 season and will provide a great opportunity to workout in a controlled environment alongside your fellow service men and women.

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Sailing

Sailing Clinics

Open to current and former service members, this course will introduce you to the sport of sailing using instruction in the classroom and on the water in our Marshall 15′ fleet. These clinics will be scheduled through the 2022 season and will provide a great opportunity to get introduced to the sport of sailing and also getting opportunities to race and have fun alongside your fellow service men and women.

082714_0007For nearly a decade, Duxbury Bay Maritime School has given back to the community in the way of making sailing accessible for anyone. In 2008, the school tested it’s first ever Maritime Programs for Veterans. We decided that our first year we would focus on sailing. Over 24 able bodied and disabled veterans participated. While some veterans stayed on-shore and relaxed on the DBMS campus others enjoyed the perfect weather while sailing or motor boating on the bay.

Our previous Veteran’s Program Director, Mark Engelsman, came to DBMS as a Fellow of The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit that empowers veterans to serve their country in new ways. He served over 550 hours of volunteer time learning about DBMS and assisting in a variety of programs and maintenance projects, and most importantly immersing himself in the Accessail Program in order to expand the Program to veterans.

Mark served for over 30 years in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer and Helicopter Mechanic. He deployed twice for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), first with an Air Ambulance (Medevac) unit and the second time with a VIP and Aerial Resupply Mission.

If you would like to learn more about this program, please reach out to our current Outreach Director, Peter Graceffa – peter@dbms.org

How Veterans Programs Came to Be at DBMS…

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