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Gay Charter Company Sets Sail

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What organizers are describing as the country’s first gay owned and operated charter company is setting sail in New York May 7.

Out on the Water Sailing Inc. will operate out of a pair of bases in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York, near western Long Island Sound. The company will offer everything from sail training to longer charters and delivery services.

Company cofounders Chris Bartick and Toby Stull both hold Merchant Mariner Captain’s licenses, and are lifelong sailors, veteran racers and experienced instructors, certified by the American Sailing Association.

“From coastal cruising to ocean racing, I've had enough fun and adventure over the past 20-plus years to know that everyone has got to get out on the water,” said Bartick. “We love to sail and will focus on getting our clients to love sailing and spending time aboard with us at beautiful ports around the globe.”

In addition to its affiliation with a number of other charter companies around the world, Out on the Water Sailing owns a J/22, which it sails on New York Harbor, and a Beneteau First 42 in Sag Harbor.

For more on the company, including rates and sailing schedules, click here.

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