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Salty News from SCBC, a Golden Ticket Winner, and a Happy Sailor

Over the past year or so, we’ve been watching progress at the Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina (SCBC). The nonprofit group has undertaken to create and maintain a community place that provides affordable access to boats and the water, preserves the Bay Area’s maritime heritage, and promotes environmental stewardship of our local Bay ecosystem.

As part of this creation SCBC has been working toward completing its dock landing, ramps and abutment. This week the organization completed another milestone when its construction team got together with Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) members to fine-tune the accessibility at the new docks.

Sausalito Community Boating Center
“Board of directors president and construction manager Johnny Scopazzi, working with members of BAADS to create access to boat launches at the new Sausalito Community Boating Center docks, funded by a grant from the Bay Water Trail and private donors, lots of volunteer hours and community involvement.”
© 2021 Heather Richard
Artistic rendering of completed facilities
When completed, the new facilities will provide a base for the SCBC’s fleet of traditional wooden sail and rowboats to be used for education and rental.
© 2021 Sausalito Community Boating Center

A few weeks back, Ted Crocker sent us a couple of photos of “My Day on the Bay Last Weekend.”

“After 18 years with my wonderful Westsail 43, Niniwahuni, I decided to downsize. So I sold her a year ago November. Little did I know, a year later, I would fall in love with another Bill Crealock design — the venerable Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. The one I found (or did she find me?) was long overdue for a complete refit and had been somewhat neglected, so upon closing the deal, I whisked her over to Berkeley Marine Center and Ryan at Rogue Rigging in order to make sure she was sound.”

Hummingbird on the hard
Who else finds sailing to be a relief after stressful times?
© 2021 Ted Crocker

“Last Saturday, after two long months on the hard, we finally splashed. I couldn’t help but head straight for the Bay. What a gorgeous first day on the water with Hummingbird!  All my stress instantly washed away.”

Ted Crocker aboard Hummingbird
“This is the photo I sent to my wife. After a tough past year, she was very happy to see me smiling again.”
© 2021 Ted Crocker

Vincent Hentz will be ready for spring in his new Latitude 38 cap that he won after finding a Golden Ticket in his Latitude 38 magazine, picked up at Richardson Bay Marina. Vincent co-owns a Catalina 30 and has only done Bay sailing, but he has “higher ambitions.” We expect the new hat will help!

Gotta love those Golden Tickets!
© 2021 Vincent Hentz

Got some news or photos of your sailing day or weekend? Drop us a line at [email protected] to share your story.

1 Comment

  1. Memo Gidley 3 years ago

    My parents started Cass’ Marina a long time ago as a place for people who did not have yacht club memberships, to learn to sail…which it did for over 40 years! And now, I am so happy to see what started as Cass’ Marina, now being turned into a community boating center for people to experience wooden boats! The process of doing this has taken many volunteers nearly 10 years to get to the point of now it is getting so close to happen. I can’t wait to see the SCBC open soon!!!

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