friends and fans of the folks at Challenged America, a group that has
done a lot for disabled sailors. We received this last night and we’re
happy to pass on the exciting news

America, the San Diego -based sailing program for kids and adults with
disabilities, unveiled its most recent vessel donation at the start of
the first Hot Rum Series race, Nov. 5, 2007) in San Diego. This 1990’s
race-winning sailboat, a recently restored Kiwi 35 named "Lift Off,"
was donated by Alan Cohen of Salt Lake City, Utah, and was sailed by a
crew of nine, to include skipper Keith Ericson (volunteer) and Challenged
America cofounder and blinded sailor Urban Miyares.