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A-Cup to Promote Local Youth Sailing

For several years now, members of a group called GoSailingSF have been quietly working behind the scenes to increase public awareness of sailing opportunities here in the Bay Area, and ultimately to increase participation in sailing on our local waters. While their meetings are always full of creative ideas and lively discussion — and thus well-worth attending — we want readers to be aware of a special meeting tomorrow (June 14), 4:30-6 p.m. at South Beach YC, which will specifically target ways that local youth sailing organizations can work cooperatively with the America’s Cup event organizers to promote and support young local sailors.

Ariel Ungerleider, Community Outreach Manager for America’s Cup Management, will be the gathering’s featured guest. She’ll make a presentation on aspects of the planning for community outreach that she and her team are working on for AC34. And organizers of current Bay Area youth sailing programs will have an opportunity to introduce their activities to her. We anticipate that this session will spark a strong cooperative effort that will have wide-ranging benefits. 

So if you’re involved with youth sailing locally, this is one meeting you won’t want to miss. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP, and if you’d like to introduce your organization at the meeting, email here. With help from the A-Cup’s gathering momentum, so hope a wide range of newcomers will be inspired to give sailing a try.

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