Now is the time to organize, inform, reach out, and deliver solutions for community sailing
The 2013 America’s Cup (AC34) is on its way to San Francisco Bay. Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) is taking this historic opportunity to engage the Bay Area’s current and future sailors in exploring and celebrating the beauty and benefits of community sailing in our home where water, water is everywhere!
SEA is proud to partner with SailSFBay to bring you Youth on the Water Symposium, a gathering of Bay Area sailing organizations, national sailing advocates, businesses, government, outdoor education leaders to exchange information and find innovative ways to make sailing a reality for disadvantaged youth as a form of mentoring, community-building and ocean conservation.
As a stakeholder who can both contribute and benefit from this gathering, you are invited to the all day event to share in the knowledge and find out how you can be involved in the initiatives leading up to AC34.
Goals - Increased Sailing Opportunities for Youth
Identify barriers to entry
Identify barriers to participation
Identify resources stakeholders can share
Connect organizations that serve kids with sailing stakeholders
Leverage opportunities leading to AC34 to build awareness
11am - 5:30pm Roundtable, Talks, Brainstorming Session ($30) Nick Hayes, Kimball Livingston, Kame Richards and others, facilitated by Mark Miglio If you have a topic you would like to present please
Access, Insurance, Transportation
Family sailing, Volunteer models, El Toro on wheels
When Nicholas Hayes’ book Saving Sailing (Crickhollow Books, October, 2009) burst onto the scene, it quickly reached Amazon’s bestseller lists in the Sailing and Outdoor categories, and stayed there for 64 weeks. More importantly, it re-introduced sailing to American families, not as a sport of the wealthy, but as a surprisingly accessible, affordable, lifelong family activity. <p >Saving Sailing advocates intergenerational mentoring (to encourage more young sailors to stick with the activity into adulthood), and for families to look at sailing and other complex outdoor activities as an opportunity to learn and grow together. Sailors appreciate it for its familiar stories and the opportunity to reflect on sailing in the bigger picture. Sailing clubs and programmers appreciate its advocacy of the core role of sailing in building leadership and problem solving skills and stronger communities. Saving Sailing is in Independent Publisher 2010 Living Now Award Silver Medalist, and a ForeWord 2009 Book of the Year Award Finalist.
Journalist, author and screenwriter, but first and foremost an accomplished sailor, Kimball has covered every America’s Cup since 1980. His passion for the Cup almost equals his passion for sailing on San Francisco Bay. As any Bay Area Sailor worth his/her salt knows, Kimball is the author of the classic, Sailing the Bay and was one of the writers for Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 release, WIND. He is an editor at large for SAIL Magazine and writes online at BluePlanetTimes.com.
John Arndt is a lifelong sailor and associate publisher of Latitude 38 magazine, and founder of Summer Sailstice and www.sailsfbay.org. John will discuss how the America’s Cup will bring tremendous excitement and attention to the Bay Area sailing scene and how the many sailing organizations – marine businesses, yacht clubs, high school sailing, junior sailing and maritime preservation groups – will translate the attention of the Cup into lasting participation in sailing.
Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) is a non-profit community organization founded in the 1970s out of the Oceanic Society. SEA is dedicated to promoting sailing through affordable instruction and on-the-water activities, with the primary goal of fostering conservation of the San Francisco Bay marine environment through active, water-related experiences.