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Important Notice - 4th of July - Due to the BMI's fundraising event, access to boats and docks will close at 3pm on July 4th.  All cars need to be out of the parking lot by 3PM, campers pick-up will be set-up at the pedestrian gate. Thank you.   Happy 4th of July to all!


Volunteer Registration: Access-Ability Saturday Event

  • 20 Aug 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Downtown Sailing Center "A" Dock

Registration

  • You will check in sailors, provide with a pfd, and escort them to the assigned area or boat.
  • You will be part of a team to rig/derig Access dinghies (up to 10 boats). You might also assist in helping sailors to enter/exit the boats.
  • You will assist a skipper in either providing instruction to participants (3-4), or to just go for a boat ride around the harbor! Some sailing experience is required (must be able to follow skipper instructions).
  • You will assist a skipper with providing instruction to sailors, and possibly even participate in a race or 2! Some sailing experience is required (must be able to follow skipper instructions).
  • You will take up to 3-4 people sailing and offer sailing instruction as an option. Or you might just take them for a boat ride!
  • You might be providing sailing instruction (including "tiller time") to participants (up to 3), and possibly even participating in a race or 2!
  • You will be driving the Safety boat: dropping marks and assisting sailors in Access dinghies on the water while they sail. You might also be providing on-the-water instruction to sailors as well as acting as race committee! (Prior training and experience are required to operate the safety boat.)
  • You will be assisting the Safety Boat operator with dropping marks and assisting sailors in Access dinghies on the water while they sail. You might also be providing on-the-water instruction to sailors as well as acting as race committee! (Prior training and experience are required to operate the safety boat.)
  • Training on our manual Hoyer lift is required to fill this role.
  • You will sail with a participant on an access dinghy. Minimal experience required!

Register
Thank you for volunteering for the DSC's Access-ability Saturday sailing sessions. They cannot be run without volunteer support and commitment, and we truly appreciate you!

The day will begin promptly at 9:00 AM to muster, set up, rig and splash the Hansa Access Dinghies, and rig keelboats. Sailing participants will arrive at 10:00AM and sail until approximately 12:00 PM. The event will finish by 1:00PM.

The DSC needs volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • Set up, check in and escort participant sailors to the docks
  • Rig (and de-rig) Hansa Access Dinghies
  • Sonar 23 and  Freedom 20 Skippers 
  • Sonar 23 and Freedom 20 crew
  • Safety boat operators/sailing coaches
  • Hoyer lift transfer assistance (training is required)

If you have any further questions about this program, please email rena@downtownsailing.org.

Again, thank you for your commitment to providing adaptive Sailors an opportunity to have access to sailing!

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The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org