A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

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BAADS Saturday June 6th – Cleaning, Maintenance, and Training

The Dinghy Committee has set aside the first Saturday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October, and December) as a non-sailing Saturday. Instead we will be doing dock cleanup and maintenance and training. The first such Cleaning/Training Saturday will be June 6th. For cleaning and Maintenance we will (a) sort all keels, rudders & rudder pockets and isolate those needing repair, (b) redo signage on Dinghy Dock, and (c) put up BAADS banners. For training John Wallace will instruct the proper way to rig Liberties – servo and non-servo. We hope that you will participate. Signup like any other Saturday using https://sites.google.com/site/baadssignup/

BAADS & TISC to Offer Co-Able Camp this Summer!

BAADS and Treasure Island Sailing Center will offer a youth sailing program this summer. The goal of this program is to combine students with and without disabilities and teach them how to sail independently. Read more at the Co-Able Camp page.

US Sailing Instructor Wanted

BAADS seeks a US Sailing Instructor to spearhead its effort to develop a formalized, adaptive sailing curriculum for our Dinghy Program. This paid position is perfect for a highly motivated instructor interested in adaptive sailing. Details at www.baads.org/job. Help us spread the word and let us know if you know anyone who would be a good fit.

Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta at American YC (Rye) May 28-31, 2015

Save the date and start making your travel plans! The Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta and Women’s Invitational will be held at American YC (Rye) May 28-31, 2015. NOR and event details are available at the event website.

Maintain the Urgency: Reinstating Paralympic Sailing in Tokyo 2020

Our friends at US Sailing urge us to keep the pressure on the International Paralympic Committee to reinstate Paralympic Sailing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Please read more at US Sailing and send in your letter of support!

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