From the Decks of a Recreational Sailing Program
for Blind and Visually Impaired Students
Pleasant Bay Community Boating, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
by Natalie Coleman-Fuller and Pam Groswald
Now in its fourth season, the Blind and Visually Impaired Sailing Program at Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB) has found its sea legs. True to its mission of making boating, marine education, and environmental stewardship affordable and accessible to all, PBCB responded to a growing need in... Read More
COngratulations to long-time FSSA Member Hank Sykes for being names Sail Newp0ort VOlunteer of the YEar!
From Sail Newport's Facebook Page on 12/9/2020:
"Hank Sykes is one of our most beloved and hardest working volunteers," says Matt Duggan, Sail Newport's regatta director. Hank was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award at tonight's Sail Newport virtual Annual Meeting.
Hank is at nearly every event and often times can be found at Sail Newport helping make improvements to the... Read More
The day started with a postpone on shore with light and squirrily winds. PRO Gary Werden and crew kept a watchful eye on the weather and we did finally have one race before lunch It was a shortened windward- leeward course and after lunch there just was not enough wind to race. At 4PM the wind filled in from the south and we got in 2 great late afternoon races before calling it a day.
We had a cocktail party followed followed by a round table with BIll Draheim from Quantum Sales and Ryan... Read More
Photo by Bob Gaffney
We had our practice race tonight for the 2019 FS Women’s NAC at Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA. Nice breeze and stiff competition with 12 boats registered from 7 different states. Melanie Dunham and Stacey Rieu won the race. We start tomorrow at 9:00 skippers meeting. Can’t wait!
We have 12 women's teams from 7 states registered to date and we have room for more! There are 5 teams coming from Texas - yeehaw! The Massapoag Yacht Club and Fleet 76 are getting things ready for all of you and we cannot wait to see everyone. If you have not signed up yet, there's still time - the link for registration is here