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Springing Into Sailing at Svendsen’s Spring Fling

As Saturday dawned clear and sunny with a forecast of strong winds, vendors set up their tents and tables at Svendsen’s Marine & Industrial Supply‘s first annual Spring Fling. The event was a great success, with sailors and vendors from around the Bay coming together to meet and greet, and share their wares. Fortunately the wind waited until almost the very end and no tents were blown over, and we didn’t see anyone having to chase their leaflets or business cards throughout the day. Instead attendees were treated to expert advice, special deals, and even hamburgers.

Spring Fling
The Latitude 38 crew were on hand to discuss all things sailing and help everyone update their wardrobes with the latest swag.
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From left to right: Inspire Sailing‘s general manager Phil Strause, Modern Sailing School & Club‘s manager Kira Maixner, and customer service guru Angle Moran were helping sailors and want-to-be sailors get out on the water.
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Liz Cook, Sean Cook, Casey Tolan and Kame Richards were sharing the benefits of Alameda Community Sailing Center.
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Grace Glenn (left) and Janis Glaser let people know about Encinal Yacht Club‘s Junior Sailing Program.
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Delta Sailing School was ahead of the game and ready to educate all comers about their excellent sailing programs.
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Ocean Planet Explorers‘ executive director Jody Watt (left) and community outreach officer Kim Desenberg introduced visitors to their educational work with young poeple aboard the 65-foot Derek M. Bayliss. The nonprofit organization is crewed by a team of marine science educators, scientists, boat builders, designers, and sailors who use the charter arm of the business to fund shipboard educational programs that help youth learn how and why taking care of our oceans and planet is vital to survival.
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This was also where we found Milly Biller (right) who is putting her experience and talents to work helping spread the word about Ocean Planet Explorers and their mission.
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There was also action indoors, with Svendsen’s aisles busy with show visitors and vendors.
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And to round out the day, Latitude 38 shared some cheer in celebration of sailing, and the magazine’s 45th anniversary. 

L38 booth Spring Fling
And yes, Bertie the sailing wonder dog (far left) is officially a Latitude crew member.
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If you missed the show on Saturday, we’re sorry for you, but after such an outstanding day was enjoyed by all, we’re certain you’ll make sure to check out the next Spring Fling.

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