When Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas, we were in Connecticut (where we typically spend our summers). Over the years, Justin has spent a lot of time sailing in the Bahamas, and his deep love for the land and its people grew naturally. After watching Dorian wipe away so many homes, friends, and memorable places from afar, we knew that we had to help.
Our passion for helping those impacted by storm damage was born after a rough experience with Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Living in a hurricane disaster zone the year before helped us come up with an extensive list of resources.
Thanks to support from local Connecticut organizations, school foundations, and donations through GoFundMe and social media, we were able to load thousands of pounds of supplies into all of the nooks and crannies of the boat and head to the Abacos of the Bahamas. We arrived in the Bahamas with 18 5-gallon buckets of elastomeric paint, screws, nails, tarps, rags, clothes, tools, 50 pound bags of rice, Mountain House meals, water, and many other odds and ends on board.
Giving back to this community, no matter the scale, filled the hearts of our crew and made an impact. We want to thank everyone involved — whether it was donating, loading, sailing there, or anything in between. It will be forever in our hearts.
IN THE NEWS
Kai is quite the newsworthy vessel! Check out the links below to read about Kai’s time in the spotlight during the filming of Kenny Chesney’s music video for ‘Knowing You,’ and more: