A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

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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.

Saturday Race Day on July 18th

Saturday sailing on July 11th will be a Pioneer Sailing Instruction day and we will have our race day on July 18th. Please sign up for both at the Saturday 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.

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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