James C. Ray has donated his $1-million yacht, Tango, to the local charity Sail and Life Training Society (S.A.L.T.S.). The society offers sailing programs catered to youths between 13 and 25 years of age. S.A.L.T.S. current has two vessels that can accommodate 1,700 youths in their annual sailing programs. Their programs are in high demand with a wait list from 70 schools from B.C. and Alberta. Their mission is to construction a 42-metre wooden schooner so they can increase their capacity to 2,550 youths per year.
S.A.L.T.S. has listed Tango for sale through Van Isle Marina’s yacht broker Allan Mactier. This is the second vessel Van Isle Marina has listed for S.A.L.T.S. Last fall, the marina arranged for the donation of a 53′ Pearson sailboat and then sold it on behalf of S.A.L.T.S.
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