A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

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BAADS Thanksgiving Potluck – sign up now!

Please join us on Thursday November 27 at the South Beach Yacht Club for the annual BAADS Thanksgiving Potluck! Register at www.baads.org/turkey.

BAADS ELECTION

There will be a BAADS election for the Board of Directors and two corporate governance matters. All BAADS Members in good standing (2014 dues have been paid for by December 1) are eligible to run for the Board of Directors as well as vote in the general election. The link to the ballot will be sent out during the first week of December. Continue reading: BAADS ELECTION

Herb Meyer Regatta!

The Herb Meyer Regatta was so much fun! THANK YOU to everyone who made it a success! Results are posted on the event page. Don’t forget that the member meeting was rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 28th at 11am at the South Beach Community Room.

THANK YOU TO ALL HELPERS – RAVEN & HEIDI ARE BACK!

Thank you to all who made the haul out possible: Allen Darnell, Stephen Pendas, Rob Geidl, Harold Goldman, Caroline Blanckenburg, Dave Corbin, Chris Naughton, Jeff Breen, Kristi Grotting Hruzewicz, Ray Duran, Nina Riehs and Tom Allegretti. The boats are back at South Beach Harbor and ready to use this Sunday!

Keelboat maintenance day was a great success!!

A very big THANK YOU to our wonderful keelboat maintenance team: Tom Allegretti, Jared Brockway, Lee Burnette, Ananth Ugrasenan, Nina Riehs and Alex & Julia Okrut !! The team was small but the accomplishments were huge!!! We scrubbed and cleaned out both Orion and Tashi and got rid of at least 6 dock carts full of trash and unnecessary stuff. These boats are now tons lighter and probably way more competitive in future races There are lost and found items in the shed in pier 40. If you are missing something, have a look there soon, as they will be discarded by end of August. In addition, we repaired the outhaul on Tashi. We had to take off the boom (!!) to reach to a block system that was inside of it to re-attach the outhaul. We also properly attached the bilge pump on Orion, adjusted the idle speed of her engine and greased the throttle both on Tashi and Orion. Last but not least, both Heidi and Tashi are now flying BAADS burgees and Orion has now a BAADS banner attached !!

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