A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

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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. Continue reading: BAADS ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT

Racing Rules Seminar with US Sailing Judges John Super and Beau Vrolyk – Nov. 12th, 6-8pm

BAADS will be hosting a racing rules refresher course on Wednesday, November 12th from 6–8 PM at South Beach Yacht Club. John Super, the PRO for BAADS’s recent Herb Meyer Regatta, and Beau Vrolyk, will lead the seminar. Both John and Beau are US Sailing Judges and Regional Race Officers. A basic understanding of the right-of-way rules as well as some racing experience will be assumed but this seminar will be focused on the somewhat novice racers. To get the most out of it, we suggest consulting other resources prior to the seminar such as the US Sailing Rules Book or Dave Perry’s Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing. Perry’s book has the full RRS as well as some great rule discussions. This seminar is open to all members of BAADS and SBYC as well as guests. Registration and a $10 fee is required. Pizza and US Sailing’s pamphlet on A Sailors Guide to the Racing Rules will be given to participants. We hope to see you there! Register online now!

BAADS Pirate Party on Oct. 31st!

Join us for the annual Pirate Party on Friday, October 31st, 7pm at SBYC. $30 will get you in to enjoy food and live music from Victor Veysey and the Modern Corporation. Registration is available on the SBYC website.

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 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!

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