In 2013 SailSFBay worked with Strictly Sail Pacific to help introduce more Bay Area youth to sailing. We hope to do the same in 2014 – the show is coming up April 10-13. Either way there will certainly be sailboat rides for folks who want to come to the show to learn more about sailing. You can stay in touch with the opportunities at the event website.
Here’s a recap of the article that appeared in ‘Lectronic Latitude about the 2013 youth outreach:
There was more going on at Strictly Sail Pacific this weekend than just sailors looking for good deals on gear and boats. The industry organization SailSFBay.org, in cooperation with the America’s Cup Event Authority, introduced dozens of Bay Area school kids to our favorite sport at the show.
Genny Tulloch, representing ACEA, and American Youth Sailing Force team members talked to the kids about the America’s Cup before everyone tromped down to the docks for boat tours and some fun learning — a few lucky kids even got to go sailing with members of Encinal YC’s high school sailing team.
Kids on deck!