Thank You for Contributing to the S/V Kailana Memorial Fund!
The fundraising effort to acquire Kailana, a Haida 26 sailboat, was a success! To learn more about the life of Kevin Spears and his sailboat the S/V Kailana please click here. To date the community has donated over $4,000 to cover expenses associated with the boat, and this Spring we'll be working to integrate the boat into the fleet for the 2014 season. Kailana will be used for adult sailing classes, youth camps, boat rentals, and other community programs. The Boating Center is still accepting donations to support the purchase of a trailer used to store the boat during the Winter months. If you would like to donate to this effort, please use the Donate button in the bottom right of this page and specify S/V Kailana as the campaign you are donating to.
Classes, Classes, and More Classes!
The website has been updated with our 2014 Winter and Summer class schedule. We're keeping and improving many of our tried and true classes, but have added a few new opportunities to the schedule as well. Some highlights below....
Rowing 101: Intro. to Sliding Seat Rowing
Rowing is one of the most effective aerobic exercises known. Similar to cycling, sliding seat rowing has a very low impact on joints and bones. If you want a total body work out and don't want to be in a sweaty gym, then rowing could be for you. In this 8-hour course basic skills and technique are learned at the dock and in the shelter of Harris Bay in Fairhaven. Having mastered the basics, students venture out onto Bellingham Bay under the guidance of the rowing instructor. Click here to read more and sign up online.
Keelboat 201: Intermediate Keelboat Sailing
You've seen the keelboats out on Bellingham Bay on Wednesday and Thursday nights, racing around marks almost until dark, and it has called to you. This 10 hour class will open up a new world of sailing to you, and is the absolute quickest way for you to further develop your sailing skills. Build on your basic keelboat sailing skills to be better prepared for more advanced day-sailing or crewing in a race. Click here to read more and sign up online.
Sea Kayaking 102: Wet Exit & Recovery Clinic
Successfull graduates of this class meet eligibility requirements for renting our sea kayaks. If you have experience sea kayaking but haven't had any training in performing a wet-exit or re-entry this is the class for you. Even if you've never been dumped in the water, practicing these skills before they are needed is a smart choice. Click here to read more and sign up online.
Boat Storage Available
We offer year-round storage for your sail or human-powered boat, conveniently next to the Fairhaven boat launch for those few fair boating days during the winter! Sailboats can be stored mast-up for quick launching when the wind is good and all storage customers have 24/7 access to their boat. Click here for full rates and more information or call 360-714-8891 to inquire about availability.
The CBC Crew