BAADS keelboat training starts 4/21

BAADS is offering a free 5-day keel boat training to BAADS and SBYC members.

Sat 4/21, Sun 4/22,
Sat 4/28
Sat 5/5, Sat 5/12

– sailing theory and trim
– docking, hoyer assisted transfers
– radio protocol, currents
– reefing, heaving-to, man overboard maneuvers
– anchoring (if time allows)

Each short morning classroom session will be followed by on-the-water practice.

– classes start promptly at 10am
– there will be an on-line quiz every week due Wednesday before the weekend class
– there will be a written and a practical final test
– everyone is expected to have studied the US Sailing Basic Keelboat manual before the start of the first class (link on sign up page)

Space is limited

Sign up today through the link below :

About the instructor
Alex Hruzewicz was introduced to sailing by his parents as a toddler. After college, he worked on a 105 ft, 195 gross ton off-shore commercial fishing vessel (out of Herman Melville’s New Bedford, MA) and crewed on transatlantic sailboat deliveries (personal record: 21 days, double-handed, no autopilot). He has since logged well over 10,000 nautical miles on blue water, a good chunk of them after unexpectedly acquiring a bionic spine in 2004. He was one of the first BAADS members with a spinal cord injury to cruise from the Bay to the Sea of Cortez. He also sailed from Hawaii to SF.

He competed in the 2007 Access Nationals (1st liberty manual) and Worlds (4th) and raced the BAADS sonars on Friday nights, in the Jazz Cup, Round the Rock Race and the Plastic Classic.

Alex is a certified US Sailing Instructor and is curious about and inspired by the intersection of fitness, disability and function.