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Sports Basement Supports SEA! Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   


Anytime you shop at Sports Basement in San Francisco, you are supporting SEA!

Not only do YOU get a 10% discount when you mention Sailing Education Adventures at the check out counter, but they will contribute those funds to our nonprofit sailing organization. 

Thank you Sports Basement for your ongoing support!





San Francisco Bay Racing with Mentor Pat Broderick Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

010196nancyPat Broderick, a long time SEA Member and supporter, has been an inspirational mentor for many who like to bay and ocean race. In 2010 Pat participated in the Pacific Cup Race to Hawaii and was first in his division - a huge accomplishment. 

Pat continues to race Nancy, his Wileycat 30. This year he offered a few interested SEA sailors opportunity to crew for the GGYC and SYC Mid-Winters through March.

Christian Gunderson took the helm! And, we hear his skills are getting honed. We hope to get an official report soon. Thank you, Pat, for such a great opportunity for our members!

If your interested, contact Jane Piereth. You'll need to learn the commitment to prep as crew, if this is your first time.

IMG 4874This is an exceptional opportunity to learn from one of the Bay Area masters. Racing is great fun, hones your sailing skills and gets you connected to the greater Bay Area maritime community. 





The John Paul Watts Scholarship Fund - Who is JP? Print E-mail
Written by Office   

This summer SEA established the John Paul Watts Scholarship Fund.

John Paul has been an amazing inspiration to many SEA Members over the last 20 years. He sets a high bar of what generosity means and how it can spin magic. John Paul's passion for sailing has not only inspired many to get on the water to sail the SF Bay and beyond, but also how one can live a rich life and enrich other lives by sharing time, spirit and knowledge.

Here is just a sampling of JP's sails you can read about: Half Moon BayFarallones IslandsHot Toddy Solstice, RunsRace for the DawgFull Worm Sail, Pink Full MoonStinson Beach SailsPoint Bonita SailsVernal EquinoxPetaluma SailsMorro BaySturgeon Moon SailWhale WatchingAngel IslandBering StraitsDockside funRichmond Inner HarborNovember Full MoonDecember Full MoonMaintenanceTrans Bay Racing, Baja!, Catherine Monday Sails, And, so many more.

SEA Member and Film Director Carlos Grana of Bazooka Mama Productions worked hard with other SEA Members this past year to create a film allowing us to thank him properly. John Paul, at age 73, has officially retired from sailing, but we're still sharing happy landlubber times with him. 

Siddhartha Jain - "Sad to see John Paul retire. My wife and I learned to sail with him around so we are going to miss sailing with him. I think sailing is the perfect sport for kids to learn as it teaches so many hard and soft skills - teamwork, diligence, safety, patience, communication and above all, respecting nature and her forces. So I am glad to help".

A Film for John Paul Watts

Contributions to the John Paul Watts Scholarship Fund build opportunities for youth of Camp Fish and Camp Canal. We want to get some of these kids sailing in our longer two week programs. John Paul Watts has committed to matching contributions up to $1000 until December 31. That means, if you donate $100, he'll match your $100.  If you can help contribute to that fund, please donate. We want all youth to have the opportunities that so many kids in Marin get to enjoy..
$50 | $100 | $200 | $500

By Mail
Sailing Education Adventures | 3001 Bridgeway Blvd. #199 | Sausalito CA 94965 |  Donation Form | 501c3 ID: 94-3126634

Thank you to the following for their generous donations!  Kenichi Uyeda, Scott Askew, Siddhartha Jain, Mark Young, Sue Frohreich, Dana Swanson, Catherine Boucher, Mary Buckman, Tom Voltz and Russell Huebschle for your contributions!








Deck the Hulls - Holiday Dinner, December 12 Print E-mail
Written by martin thisner   

   Deck The Hulls! 

       It's a tradition! 

Whipper Snapper Restaurant
1613 4th Street, San Rafael

Thursday, December 12, 7pm

We'll be spinning yarns and raising a holiday toast to a great sailing year!
Come join us for dinner and drinks at a wonderful restaurant!  

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Fall Harvest Dinner - November 16 Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

Fall Fundraising Dinner

November 16, 2013

Marin Yacht Club, 6-9pm.

SEA's First Annual Harvest Dinner! Come get a start on the holiday season with SEA. This will be a nice buffet dinner with no host bar (one glass of wine free!) with a Silent Auction and Raffle.

You might even win a night at Cavallo Pt Inn, with breakfast at Murray Circle Restaurant!

An invitation will go out mid October to everyone on our member, friend and student lists. Raffle tickets will be included in the mailing.

You can help by securing silent auction items.  We need: art, gift certificates from your favorite restaurant (excellent way to get people in the door, and good advertising), computer games, professional services: computer consulting, legal consulting, etc etc. Classes. Nautical items. If your company has something that can be donated for a silent auction item or raffle prize, we are happy to acknowledge the gift for tax purposes, and give lots of good advertising in the mailing and the night of the dinner. Please donate!

We expect that this will be a nice event, with NO fancy SPEECHES! Come help us wrap up a very successful year, meet other SEA supporters, and help us make it through the winter until classes start again in the Spring!

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Wayne Sails! Print E-mail
Written by Helena Ghez   

IMG 2776After a fun Summer teaching sailing, Instructor Wayne McIntosh had his chance at sailing a Pico on Sunday. 

Walking down to the docks, the wind didn’t seem to be in our favor, but that didn’t stop us. We towed a Pico to the middle of the Bay and found what we came for – incredible wind conditions that only improved with the afternoon hours. 

As I floated in the rib, Wayne sailed that Pico just like his campers did – fully hiked out with a great big grin on his face.   





Dezzie goes to America’s Cup! Print E-mail
Written by Cathy Stierhoff   

SEA members and a group of family and friends enjoyed an excursion on board Descalza on Tuesday, September 10, to watch America’s Cup racing on the City Front.

Jane Piereth, Gordon Drake, Cathy Stierhoff and Frank Lawler represented SEA. We set off from Loch Lomand Harbor in winds around 20 knots that morning. Jane expertly maneuvered Dezzie out of the slip and we settled in at a comfortable 8 knots for a pleasant trip to the City….but with a little trepidation that there would be too much wind for the AC72s.

We arrived on the scene in plenty of time to set up near the upwind marks. And fortunately, the wind was blowing just over 19 knots….no need to worry about too much wind! Yes! Traffic was light out there, it being a weekday, so we enjoyed unobstructed views and easy maneuvering. The view of the AC72s from up on the top deck of Dezzie was amazing…like watching space ships fly by! We tuned into the race commentary on VHF 20.

After the finish of the first race (Race 5 in the series), we headed downwind to hopefully catch the action at the leeward gate for the next race. Unfortunately for us, Oracle Team USA used their one “postponement card” to call off the second race. We were all disappointed to miss that race, but none of us dwelled on that. The trip over and back was delightful, lunches from Andy’s Market were scrumptious, and the whole spectacle was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event!





After School Sailing - Fall Program! Print E-mail
Written by office   


Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael

SEA 4-001

SEA’s award-winning program offers intensive instruction on 14’ sailboats, as well as lessons on boat safety and seamanship. Sailing fosters teamwork, self reliance, diligence, patience and above all, connecting with and respecting nature.


Questions? Call 415.775.8779


Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) is the Bay Area’s premier non-profit community-sailing organization and has been delivering quality sailing education to youth and adults for over thirty years. We stress safety at every level of our programs and are committed to promoting the health and safety of our marine environment. Youth Instructors are US Sailing Certified.



Wednesday After-School Sailing
Program will offer optional field trip on Nov 20 to the

Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitors' Center in San Francisco  for hands-on plankton studies and discovery!

Ages: 10-18
Dates: Wednesdays: Sept 25 - Nov 13   8 Weeks
Times: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael
Price: $320

Friday Home School Sailing

Program will offer optional field trip on Nov 22 to the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitors' Center in San Francisco  for hands-on plankton studies and discovery!
Ages: 10-16
Dates: Sailing Fridays: Sept 27 - Nov 13   7 Weeks
Times: 10am - 2pm
Location: Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael
Price: $350

Weekend Youth Sailing
Ages: 10-18
Dates: Sundays:  Sept 14, 22 & 29, Oct 6
Times: 10am - 2pm
Location: Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael
Price: $50/day Nonmembers; $30/day Members





2013 Summer Camp Season Wrap - THANK YOU! Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

SEA's 2013 Youth Summer Camp Season winds down and we get to reflect on all the great times we had this summer and say thank you to all who made it happen!

Thank you, families, for joining us this year! We had a lot of wind this year and lots of fun with youth who really took on the challenge. We hope to see you again next year. 

Counselors! You made it happen! Ryan Fugate, Head Counselor of our Summer Camp at Marin Yacht Club, took on a high leadership role ensuring youth campers had a great time while learning leadership, safety and sailing, of course! Thank you counselors and junior counselors for taking great care of our youth sailors and providing them with a rich summer experience..

Much gratitude and appreciation to Marin Yacht Club for hosting us for our 30th season. MYC Member Don Lesley, our MYC Liaison, worked hard with us to make sure all went well for all those involved. Thank you, Don!

We had a number of new programs introduced at Loch Lomond Marina and Harbor Master, Pat Lopez and staff, have been providing great support and we thank them. Our Mini Camps and Advanced Sailing programs kicked off with nearly full enrollment in all the classes. We also introduced a new programs for the youth of Bahia Vista Elementary School which was completely funded by our SEA families and community, including restaurants Whipper Snapper, Saylors, Sana Marin and Suppenkueche, as well as the very well respected and known musican Jose Neto. Thank you to all!

Summerfield High School in Sebastopol returned for their fourth year with us. Students spend one week sailing with us while camping at China Camp making one rich outdoor experience! We are always happy to have them sail with us!

We were grateful to celebrate our 10th year serving the youth of Marin City with Felecia Gaston's group, Phoenix Project, with Camp FISH, a sailing program completely supported by Fish Restaurant in Sausalito. Thank you!

Wayne Mc Intosh returned to lead many of our programs again at Loch Lomond. The kids love Wayne and we are happy to see him again!

Thank you to everyone!





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