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Mobility Cup 2015, registration open!

Mobility Cup will be in beautiful Victoria, Canada on September 7th-11th, 2015. Registration is open and you can register at http://www.mobilitycup.com/racing/registration2. The Gold Fleet is almost full, but they have lots of space left in the Silver Fleet. 

Registration Open for the Herb Meyer Regatta on September 26-27

Registration is now open for the 2015 Herb Meyer Regatta, which will be held on September 26-27! Sign up as a sailor or a volunteer! This year we welcome sailors of the Hansa Liberty, 303 and 2.3 classes, as well as RS Tera and Laser classes. Registration, NOR, and volunteer sign up are all online at www.baads.org/hmr2015.

BAADS Announces Sailing Instruction Program

BAADS is excited to offer a formalized training program for its small boat program. The first set of classes will be 7/11, 7/25, 8/1, 8/15, and 9/12 and will cover core sailing curriculum, with an emphasis on basic racing skills. To learn more, visit the Pioneer Instruction Program page. To sign up, visit the Saturday Sailing Program sign up page.

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.

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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