Mix 51 loyal volunteers with 258 excited visitors. Add J/24’s, kayaks and SUPs. Say “Coast Guard, DBW, Life Jacket, Ready About, Hard-alee.” Blow gently, add brilliant glitter and Adam’s Grub Truck. The result: smiling faces shining over Clipper Cove.
So many highlights, where to start? -Actually, that’s easy. Again this year many thanks to Brian Hill for the great photos and helpful “play by play”.
So, on to the 432 smiles (270 from J/24 sailors, 108 from kayakers and 54 from the stand-up paddle boarders).
Skippers discussing procedures:
Charlotte at the TISC table studying the course offerings – – –
– – – and ready to discuss TISC with visitors:
Adam’s Grub Truck is ready for hungry people:
Setting up on kayaks and paddle boards:
Heading out in a two-seater kayak:
Kayaker and paddle-boarder rendezvous on the water:
Meanwhile back on land, Glitter in the City gives people fabulous freckles:
The two of them occupy the pulpit on a J-24:
Boarding the boats with careful direction from the boat handlers:
TISC-1 at the head of Clipper Cove:
TISC-3 coming home:
Relocating a National Safe Boating Week Sign from the clubhouse to the docks:
One last panorama shot of the facility and the volunteers (scroll across to see it all!):
Our enablers, those great teams who make eventsl like this possible – the 51 volunteers from the Cal Sailing Team, V15 racers, SFSU, our tenants, program partners and an SSL teacher. Generous donors including Winemaker Studios here on TI, East Bay Costco and Aracely Cafe at 401 13th in San Francisco, California Division of Boating and Waterways. Informative exhibitors including the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Re-cology Golden Gate and the SF Environmental Department. And what about those glittering faces thanks to Glitter in the City and lunch with Adam’s Grub Truck !
Regards from The Cove, Dave G
In the Wake:
Events like this don’t just happen – they are planned in advance, volunteers are recruited, details are checked and re-checked and then the (fun) job starts on “Game Day”. While our entire staff was on hand for opening day, Luxine Smith was ultimately responsible for the myrad details, volunteers, contributors and more to deliver such a positive event ( water side summary: 270 J/24 boat rides, 108 kayakers and 54 SUP riders) here On Clipper Cove. THANK YOU LUXINE!