A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

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News

Remember BAADS member meeting at noon Sunday

Key things like new 2017 by-laws vote, election results, and pizza will happen. This is all in the South Beach Community Room on the ground floor. See you there.

BAADS mentioned in Outside magazine!

Wow. To our suprise BAADS is currently talked about in Outside magazine about adventure trips you can do in a wheelchair.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2255916/six-adventure-trips-you-can-do-wheelchair

BAADS Election 2017: Here is the ballot link

This link is the ballot for the BAADS Board of Directors Election 2017.

Review the candidate statements (link) at your leisure, and vote for up to seven candidates. Ballots cannot be changed after being submitted and any subsequent ballots will be disqualified.

Individual members are eligible to submit one ballot and family memberships are eligible to submit two ballots. If  you need assistance voting, contact elections@baads.org or leave a message on Sail Mail (415-281-0212). All voting must be completed by 9 AM on November 19 (before the November membership meeting). If you vote and are not a member in good standing, your vote will be disqualified.

The results of the election will be announced after the membership meeting on Sunday, November 19. Election results will be posted on www.baads.org.

BAADS Blind Sailing Is Making Big Wakes

BAADS blind sailing is making big wakes! Learn more about the world of blind sailing.

 

CNN Mini Documentary on Walt (skipper of Team USA 1), Scott and Kris about Blind Match Racing in the “Great Big Picture Program”, November 27 2016.

Blind at the bow: These sailors navigate with sound

http://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/blind-at-the-bow-these-sailors-navigate-with-sound/?xrs=CNNAPP

 

Blind Match Racing Explained by an Expert

https://youtu.be/h2csQ_rdOtE

 

Our American Stories Radio program on Walt Raineri and the 2016 Blind Match Racing World Championships, October  4, 2016.  Direct link to MP3 file (about 42 minutes without commercials)

American Stories Radio MP3

 

BAADS is looking for keelboat skippers and first mates!

Are you interested in becoming a keelboat skipper for BAADS? Do you have extensive sailing experience or would you like to learn everything necessary to take out our keelboats on a Sunday sail? Please send us an email listing your sailing experience and tell us why you would be a good skipper candidate. We are especially seeking skippers who have disabilities! If you do not want to take on all the responsibilities that a skipper holds, you can become more involved in our keelboat program with our first-mate group. As first mate you will be kept up to date on skipper and keelboat sailing training, regattas and racing training, regular maintenance parties and other keelboat related events. For more information and to sign up as skipper candidate or first mate please send your email to baads.keelboat@gmail.com

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