Seasoned sailors and landlubbers are invited to come enjoy free sailing rides and a BBQ at Alameda Community Sailing Center on May 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to sail, bring clothes that can get wet, soft-soled shoes, a towel and a change of clothes. Boats, instructors and personal floatation gear will be provided at no charge. The event will be held at ACSC’s base at Encinal Boat Ramp Dock, adjacent to Encinal High School, off Central Avenue.
ACSC partners with the Division of Boating and Waterways and the National Safe Boating Council to promote the joy of sailing and safe boating. Lifejackets will be given away to any child who would like one (courtesy of DBW). Safety education materials will be available and a representative from the local US Coast Guard Boating Safety Office will explain what they do and to help keep us all safe on the water.
In addition, ACSC volunteers will be on hand to share information on ACSC’s 2017 programs for youth and adults. ACSC’s popular two-week summer courses help young people develop self-reliance, confidence and communication skills as they learn to sail a small boat on their own. Other courses offer sailing instruction after school, STEM courses that combine sailing and science, adult tutorials and family lessons. All instruction takes place on ACSC’s fleet of boats. Scholarships are available.
For more information, visit sailalameda.org.