Hope Floats II 2020
Sponsored by Colonial Jewelers
Supporting: Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund
We were one of the seven original boats in the first flotilla three years ago. After three years in the water Hope Floats took a major spill and was grounded for life. But, not to be discouraged, the mighty crew of Kremers, Thomas, and Diffenbaugh resurrected the pink themed boat, with design by Kristin Kremers, and hailed her the Hope Floats II. The Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund and Colonial Jewelers are proud to see this lovely boat sailing once again.
Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins sometime in mid-November every year when the boats that have been constructed and planned are launched into Carroll Creek. The 12+ week event benefits the city of Frederick in more ways than one. Each boat supports a local charity. Sailing Through Winter Solstice endures through the weekend of Fire and Ice – the first weekend in February. Shortly after that weekend, the boats are lifted from the creek and put into storage – only to be refurbished and polished up for the next year. For 2020 there were 24 boats raising funds for charitable organizations, and one smaller boat, USS Hamster, constructed to serve as a maintenance and rescue boat for repairs, as needed during winds, snow and ice conditions.