Happy President’s Day!

President’s Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

Many of us know JFK was a big sailor, but did you know some of the other President’s loved the water too?

John F. Kennedy SAILING

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea.”

[Remarks at the Dinner for the America’s Cup Crews, September 14 1962]

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-John F. Kennedy

Barack Obama’s Kitesurfing

George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush Fishing

Bill Clinton Sailing

Ronald Reagan Sailing

Jimmy Carter Sailing

Richard Nixon Sailing