What is “Team Iggy Vets?”

We filed our articles of incorporation on 15 November 2017.  That means that once accepted, we will be a non-profit corporation recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia!

We are still launching the program and there are some administrative requirements that take time before we can even file with the IRS for 501(c)(3) status.  We hope you will still consider donating and supporting us, even if it isn't tax-deductible yet!  Our goal is 501(c)(3) status by Summer 2018!

L’il Iggy is currently berthed at Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, Maryland, at...

Deck Log

Meet Team Iggy Vets

We are still building a crew. We won’t press you into service like the British did (see Outlander), but we’d love to have you!

Dave is an avid sailor and has 15 years and counting of service in the United States Navy.  He learned to sail as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and has raced in Charleston, SC; Mystic, CT; and Annapolis, MD.  He was a bowman with a symmetrical spinnaker, but moved to trim and spin trimming and now is skipper of L’il Iggy.  He loves being on the water and the serenity of non-motored boating.  He kayaks (and has built two wooden kayaks), but loves the thrill and beauty of sail racing.  Many of the photographs in the initial album are taken by Dave.

He was an instructor at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School where he learned engineering and many of the principles of fluid flow and materials that apply to sailing theory.  He has learned that sailing is a science and an art. He went to law school in Boston where he met his beautiful wife, Kristen and entered the Navy JAG Corps.  He is is VA rated for service-connected disabilities and is passionate about helping military veterans.

Dave is also an ACE-certified personal trainer and can work with you – sailing is physically demanding but accessible to almost anyone!

 

Dave LincolnFounder and Navy Veteran
Kristen LincolnBoard Member and General Counsel
Todd HunterBoard Member and Marine Corps Veteran
Ben and TrippJunior Crew

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be in shape

Sailing is a sport that can be physically demanding, but there are many roles on a team.  Some of the big professional teams have members on...

Is it fast-paced or dull on the water

It all depends on the wind. On the water we must give in to nature and use sailing skills to harness the wind and tides and best we can. He can be...

Is therapy guided by medical or therapeutic purposes

No. All are welcome. If you are under the care of a doctor, we recommend an evaluation and recommendation as to the extent of your...

How can I help

It is up to you. Something as simple as sharing the word with others is appreciated. Donations of money, time, and/or still are also appreciated....

Do I need to know how to sail

No! Veterans and their families are welcome to join, regardless of skill level. In fact, we are excited to teach newcomers to the sport. Youth...

Where You Can Find Us

L’il Iggy is moored at Eastport Yacht Club and we are currently based out of Herndon, Virginia.  We are looking for a permanent home, but in the mean time, email is to come meet the team!

References and Resources

These links do not imply endorsement of the content published by the respective organizations or that they endorse us. These are resources we have found useful for sailing and veterans. Check back as we add more.