Dauntless Sailing School Sponsors "We Love Blue" Event

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                  July 29, 2016
Local Sailboat Captain Gives Back to IMPD
Dauntless Sailing School Sponsors “We Love Blue” Event
INDIANAPOLIS- Recent turmoil surrounding police forces nationwide led Indianapolis sailboat captain, Todd Bracken, to create an opportunity demonstrating his support for local police officers. Bracken, who owns Indianapolis based Dauntless Sailing School, has spent the last year refurbishing this sailing school’s flagship sailboat, Dauntless. The boat is now ready to launch, and Bracken is dedicating the sailboat’s maiden sailing cruise to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).
“Every day police officers risk their lives to make sure our community is safe,” said Bracken. “I cannot think of a better way to christen our new and improved flagship sailboat than by donating Dauntless’ first public sailing cruise to men and women in uniform. My hope is the cruise will allow officers to understand how much the community appreciates their dedication to our city and provide them an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing day on the water.”
What:             Dauntless Sailing School “We Love Blue” with IMPD
When:             Wednesday, August 3 @ 9:30 a.m.
Where:            Launch Ramp, Geist Lake Marina, 11695 Fall Creek Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256
*IMPD officers will board at 9:45 a.m.; ride will begin promptly at 10 a.m.; Media are invited to attend
About Dauntless Sailing School
Dauntless Sailing School has been in business since 2009. With no membership fee, Dauntless Sailing School is the only sailing school in the region open to the general public. Through their sunset sailing cruises and adult beginner sailing courses, the school focuses on introducing adults to the adventure and fun of “big boat” sailing with an affordable, hands-on experience. The company’s flagship boat, Dauntless, can hold up to 12 passengers and is the largest sailboat in the region. Dauntless was originally manufactured by C&C Yachts in 1981. It is a C&C 27, Mark IV and was the very first Mark IV off the production line.
Dauntless has recently undergone major renovations to both equipment and onboard electronics. These improvements provide sailing students the unique opportunity to learn time-honored sailing skills combined with the use of modern high-tech marine electronics. The boat received a new GPS chart system, HD sonar, new autopilot system, upgraded jib car tracks, two-speed self-tailing wenches and a completely rebuilt inboard Yanmar diesel engine. The entire boat was also repainted.