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Raise the mast — Business owner Peter Doody, the sailing son of the Doody Home Center clan, is on an epic adventure: he’ll be sailing and slooshing over the bounding main aboard the Picton Castle, a 170-foot tall training ship, which has sailed the ocean blue circumnavigating the globe more than a few times over.
Pete, who comes from a sailing family, trained for the trek aboard the mighty vessel in September, and then departed from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean and beyond this past November.
“We’ve always had a passion for sailing,” said sister Nina Alcott, co-owner of the family business. “Peter has boats, my dad, and my other brother, too.”
Even though Pete is no stranger to boat stuff, he still needed to train to be aboard.
“It’s a very fulfilling experience,” said Pete, via e-mail, which he sent when he slipped into one of those exotic ports of call.
The journey will take our pal through the Panama Canal, to the Cook Islands, Pacific islands and other exotic places.
“Climbing aloft on a sweet trade-wind evening to stow sails, steering at the big teak wheel, exploring Pacific islands and tropical beaches — how could I pass up an opportunity like that?” he wrote.
Hey, is there room for Standing O?
Bon voyage, Pete. Standing O will save you a copy for your scrapbook when you return in the spring.
Doody Home Center [2461 E. 17th St. and Avenue Y in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 648–6000].
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