Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA-CAL) and California Ships to Reefs (CSTR) painted the 47’ ferro-cement hull sailboat called the Gypsea Lee “PINK” in honor of Breast Cancer Survivors. California Ships to Reefs (CSTR) is pleased to announce an event to rename its sailboat and honor breast cancer survivors. The event will be held at Pier 32 Marina LLC in National City at 1pm on Sunday, October 18, 2015. All breast cancer survivors are invited to attend, free of charge to sign their names onto the hull of a sailboat CSTR will be reefing in the San Diego Underwater Recreation Area. The boat is being renamed the “Nancy Lee” to honor one of CSTR’s members who is a survivor. Several short presentations will take place at 1:30pm, and signings will start immediately after. All participating survivors will receive a We Love Boobies t-shirt, created by ROGEST especially for this event.
Rather than taking the “Gypsea Lee” out to deep water and scuttling her, the San Diego Mooring Company donated the 47’ ferro-cement hull sailboat to CSTR in April 2015. Since then, she has been moored free of charge at the Pier 32 Marina, while CSTR volunteers have been preparing her for reefing. The boat will be painted pink in honor of breast cancer awareness and signed by the attending survivors.
“We are honored to be hosting this event to honor breast cancer survivors,” stated Eleanore Rewerts, CSTR Executive Director. Having a survivor among our members brings this cause very close to home.”
Pier 32 Marina is located at 3201 Marina Way in National City. Parking is available at the Marina. Food & beverages will be available for a fee at the Waterfront Grill, in the marina.
“CSTR is committed to ensuring that our vessels meet or exceed all environmental standards for artificial reefing,” said Eleanore Rewerts, CSTR’s Executive Director.
California Ships to Reefs is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation seeking to reef surplus ships and other materials as recreational reefs, bringing diving and fishing tourism to local ports in California.