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One of the worthier sailing causes out there is New York’s Rocking the Boat, a nonprofit organization in the South Bronx that we’ve followed and supported for the past few years, and that we’re continually impressed with. They teach inner-city high school kids to build, row, and sail small boats—Whitehalls, mostly, but also catboats, sailing skiffs, and a 19-foot open expedition sailboat—as a means to help them create bright futures.  Rocking the Boat’s latest and possibly greatest accomplishment is the renovation of a 6,000 square foot warehouse into its new home on the Bronx River.  The space boasts a sun-filled 2,500 square foot workshop with enough space for three simultaneous boatbuilding projects, an environmental laboratory, a student library, and open access to the water.  Sailing Anarchy congratulates Rocking the Boat on cutting the ribbon of its new building and to the Board, staff, students, parents, and donors who made such a spectacular development possible.  Please check out their website—www.rockingtheboat.org—and give ’em a hand.  All donations will be put to good use helping kids who need it most.