"The leadership of the Centerport Yacht Club is fully
supportive of the Weiss family and any legislative efforts that may improve the
safety of boating programs throughout the State of New York and the United
We believe that all boaters will benefit from a detailed
analysis of this multi-faceted issue and an intelligent discourse between
lawmakers, maritime professionals such as the United States Coast Guard and US
Sailing, product manufacturers and researchers who can provide technical expertise,
and local and national junior sailing program leaders.
We look forward to promoting any measures that may improve
the safety of our children in and on the water, and to continuing to educate
the next generation of sailors in safe boating."