A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

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Sign up now for the OneDLL Clipper Team Day – Friday, April 18th, 10am-3pm

Sign up today to meet the round the world racers! The day will include presentations by the Clipper sailors and BAADS, followed by sailing in BAADS boats! Sign up by sending an email with your name and preferred boat type (Liberty, Liberty servo, 303, 2.3 or safety boat) to rsvp@baads.org. Cost will be $10 (collected the day of the event) to cover lunch. Check out the Clipper website for more information about the race: http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/

Photos from last Saturday’s sail

Check out Pam Prentice’s blog for some beautiful photos of last Saturday, when we remembered our dear friend David Meredith, and keelboat sailing a few weeks ago: http://sailingbaads.wordpress.com/

BAADS Board of Directors election results

Thank you everyone who participated in the 2013 BAADS board election! The results are in for the run-off, with Tom Allegretti winning. With that, BAADS is excited to announce its 2014 Board of Directors: Tom Allegretti, Jeff Breen, Roger Crawford, Eli Frank, Alex Hruzewicz, Brian Pease, Stephen Pendas, Kathi Pugh, Alex Okrut, Nina Riehs, Chris Rubke, Cristina Rubke, and Margreta Von Pein.

Herb Meyer Regatta

BAADS’ small boat racing on the 3rd Saturday each month, called Liberty Saturdays, concluded October 26 with the Herb Meyer Regatta.  Liberty Saturdays will move to the 2nd Saturdays each month from November through March to accommodate SBYC Saturday races.  Sixteen small boats competed in the Herb Meyer Regatta, which included five 303s, seven Liberties and three Liberty Servos and one sleek Laser. Continue reading: Herb Meyer Regatta

BAADS to Participate in San Jose Abilities Expo November 22-24

Drop by the BAADS booth at this year’s Abilities Expo! See the Abilities Expo event site for details.

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