SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -The 6th annual Sailing Regatta for children with autism and special needs was held Saturday at Lake Mayer.
Around 200 children enjoyed the beautiful weather while going for a ride on a sailboat. Organizers say it's a way for these young people to experience the joy of sailing with others who are just like them.
The event, which is free of charge, grows bigger and bigger each year.
"It feels awesome to be able to have my son and come out here and have him feel like he can be a part of something, be part of the world and be welcomed," said Ericka Peterson, mother of a participant.
"It was really fun," said Billy, Nhi and Carson Buie. "Oh yeah we had lots of fun."
"It was really fun, I've never seen this style sailboat in this very year," the group continued.
"I just find that it's like very peaceful and relaxing and I like the power boats so I don't have to keep ducking down when they make the sail go over," said Terance Stokes, Participant.