BAADS Motors Recovered
There’s a special place in hell for those who steal from agencies dedicated to doing good, and some thieves got an express ticket south when they stole all five outboard motors from chase boats for the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors. It’s a cruel irony that the thefts occurred over the Memorial Day weekend — after an amazing event on Saturday that featured Artemis Racing’s helmsman Loïck Peyron — as many of those who sail with BAADS are military veterans.
The theft of the motors threatened to disrupt the program but the SFPD miraculously recovered the outboards! Unfortunately, one of the Boston Whalers was badly damaged during the theft. On top of all of this, the group is preparing for the North American National Access Regatta September 3-6 and are trying to scrape together the necessary funds to run the event. If you can spare a few bucks, please consider donating to this wonderful program.
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