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VIDEOS RELATED TO BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN BOATING


"The Last" Black Boaters Summit 2011 Promo

Soulful Sailing - Abaco Islands

Historical piece on the east coast's oldest
African American boating club:
the Seafarers' Yacht Club.





    SANKOFA ODYSSEY


    - “Honoring our heritage and sharing our passion for sailing and adventure” -

    At Sankofa Odyssey, we are sailors with a passion for exploration and adventure. There is no mistake that this passion exists in us because of our heritage. It has been documented that the expansion and injection of African culture throughout the world was successful in part, due to the courageous sailors and leaders with the very same passion for sailing and adventure that we possess. The sailing prowess is mostly noted in the Western and Northern regions of Africa where they negotiated the waters of the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, and the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

    We at Sankofa have a desire to expose others to sailing and our heritage. We also desire to expose other cultures to our adventures and help them realize that the passion from those leaders and sailors that ventured before us, lives strong within us.

    Sankofa Odyssey
    There’s a set of symbols from West Africa that were defined based on Wisdom. These symbols are called “Adinkra”. One of the symbols is Sankofa which literally means “return and get it”. This symbol shows a mythical bird moving forward while looking back into the past to learn from and to honor the endeavors of our ancestors. There is an egg in its beak which symbolizes the future. The concept is that “we must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.” The philosophy is that we should always place importance in learning from the past and honoring the past.

    The name “Sankofa Odyssey” speaks to the recognition of:
    1. The passion we honestly received from our heritage,
    2. Our acceptance of our heritage,
    3. The importance of learning our history,
    4. Our desire to share in our ancestor’s experiences today,
    5. Our role in the creation of a legacy of learning, sailing and adventure


    The sailors of Sankofa Odyssey are reclaiming the spirit of ancient sailors who came before us! We are tapping the passion and moving forward, as we learn more about ourselves with each adventure…. We are returning and We are getting it!

    “Come,… join us for an adventure! Visit www.sankofaodyssey.com

    ooOoo


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    About The Organization of Black Maritime Graduates Inc


    Our organization was formed in 1994 by six Maritime College graduates who wanted to help improve the education possibilities for young African American and minority students. The founding members are Mark Bodden, Robert Cook, Dave Holman, Joe Lewis, Howard Wyche and Eugene Monroe from the Bahamas. They laid the foundation for the current Board of Directors, who carry on the organization’s founding mission, “To assist and encourage by educating and increasing public awareness regarding minority involvement in the maritime industry through recruitment, mentoring, scholarships, and fundraising.”

    black boating
    One year later, in 1995, the first of over 70 scholarships were presented. The scholarships are awarded for academic achievement, leadership and financial need and epitomize the organization’s founding mission. We honor the sacrifices and meritorious contributions of those individuals who have supported and fostered minority involvement in the maritime profession by awarding scholarships in their name. Our academic award is named in honor of the first African American graduate of Maritime College, Carl F. Burnett, Class of 1950. Mr. Burnett was an honorary board member and an ardent supporter of the OBMG before his passing.

    The scholarships are awarded every year at the Black History Month Dinner, hosted by the Cultural Club at Maritime College, on the last Thursday in February. The dinner has been the forum for many motivational and inspirational keynote speakers. It has been our goal to educate those in attendance about African American history and the Maritime Industry. The evening is free to attend and is always entertaining and stimulating.

    In 2005, we incorporated in New York and received our status as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. All administrative costs are absorbed by the members so every dollar donated goes entirely to the scholarships.

    Our members and supporters represent a broad spectrum of professions and affiliations. For 15 years we have labored to keep the organization on a steady course. We continue to mentor, provide scholarships for students and give guidance and support through networking after graduation.

    Everyone should make a social investment in our collective future. If we don’t show unselfish concern for the welfare of others then we will always be guided by mediocrity. We ask that you think carefully and consider giving in some unselfish way. No one succeeds independently.

    I am thankful for all that we have been able to accomplish. There is so much more to do. Join us and with your help we can continue to make a difference in the lives of many deserving students.

    Fraternally, Robert K. Cook
    OBMG President
    http://blackmaritimegrads.org/

    ooOoo


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BLACK - AFRICAN AMERICAN BOATERS - BOATING
   

  1. African-Americans Refugees on a Boat ...
    Civil War photograph of African-American refugees on a boat in Richmond Virginia. The boat contains their household belongings.

  2. Anthropology and the Anacostia River...
    Seafarers was the first African-American boating club on the East Coast. Fifteen years ago, club members initiated the Anacostia River Cleanup program, and they have dedicated their resources to restoration of the river.

  3. Black Boaters Club of America...
    The Black Boaters Club of America (BBCA) was organized to unite african american boaters around the United States. If you do not own a yacht, boat or jet ski, you can still join us in the fun and excitement by teaming with other club members that are seasoned veterans in water related activities.

  4. Black Boaters Summit...
    There will be three learn to sail participants on the boat, a SunSail 32i. You will learn to sail following American Sailing Association Standards.

  5. Black Comedy Cruise...
    Professional networking events and travel getaways have been successfully marketed and promoted in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Las Vegas, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, and Italy. Kinnaird Enterprises' two annual signature events are the Chocolate Hedonism GetAway and the Black Comedy Cruise that captures crowds around the world ranging in age from 25 to 60.

  6. BlackTravels.com...
    BlackTravels.com was created for Black travelers interested in traveling abroad for business, education, and leisure.

  7. Chicagoboaters.com ...
    Informative information regarding the Chicago Marine Community. Ride along as the boat travels through some of the harbors along the beautiful Chicago lakefront.

  8. Cruise N Catch Excursions LLC...
    This is a new black owned Tampa Bay Florida Cruising and Fishing charter business. We specialize in offering unique cruising excursions on the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay region. We also offer near and off shore fishing charters.

  9. "E"Dock and Friends Soulful Boating ...
    E-Dock & Friends is known for organized boating rendezvous and events at various ports on the Detroit River, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, and Lake St. Clair, including ports in Ontario.

  10. Great Lakes Boating...
    Diversity on deck! First-person accounts of two member-officers of the Black Boaters Club of America, we take a look at personal stories of minorities who discovered a love of boating.

  11. Honey Lets Travel ...
    Novice and Expert sailors from around the world have been coming to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for years to cruise among the fifty plus islands and cays dotting the sparkling blue-green waters of the Sir Francis Drake Passage.

  12. Maryland Marine Notes ...
    Black Men, Blue Waters: African Americans on the Chesapeake. Watermen are quintessentially American. When people think of Chesapeake watermen, though, rarely do they think of blacks - and yet African Americans have been harvesting and sailing the Bay since first coming to its shores.

  13. Minority Anglers and Boaters...
    Participation in Boating.

  14. Organization of Black Maritime College Graduates, Inc....
    Our organization was formed in 1994 by six Maritime College graduates who wanted to help improve the education possibilities for young African American and minority students.

  15. Research in Fishing and Boating...
    Research of interest to fishing and boating educators as part of the RBFF-Education Fishing and Boating Educational Web Directory.

  16. Rod Benders Bass Club of Atlanta Georgia ...
    Are you looking for a bass club to join, and have a bass boat? New to the sport of bass fishing, and don't have a boat? No problem! We are always accepting applications for new members who are of good moral character with a willingness to fellowship and grow their knowledge and passion for bass fishing in a competitive environment!

  17. Sankofa Odyssey ...
    “Honoring our heritage and sharing our passion for sailing and adventure” We are African American Sailors with a passion for sailing and adventure.

  18. Story of Nation's First Black Yacht Club...
    Story of Nation's First Black Yacht Club Wins Award for BoatUS Magazine.

  19. The Nautical Groove Cruise...
    Before the chill of winter sets in and the holiday rush cranks up, we'll set sail on a fun filled cruise to the western Caribbean . The Nautical Groove Cruise will be sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West and Cozumel , Mexico aboard the Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment of the Seas".







 




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