The Photos: Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Blue Water Foundation was founded as an all-volunteer, nonprofit corporation dedicated to bringing the joys of sailing to San Francisco Bay Area inner city and at risk youth. In 1992 a group of sailors wanted to introduce San Francisco Bay Area young people to the joys of sailing. Using volunteers’ boats, these sailors began to take small groups of middle school students sailing on San Francisco Bay. The response from students was so enthusiastic that soon, our informal excursions became regularly scheduled trips. Now, through our programs over 10,000 young people have discovered the art of sailing, experienced success through teamwork and have had fun while exploring a maritime alternative to drugs, alcohol, and gangs. The name of the program for this sail is OCEAN’S GATE PROGRAM, referring to both the Golden Gate which leads to the oceans of the world and the open gate to the freedom of the seas that one can earn. Our motto: Wherever you are, the wind blows free!
www.bluewaterfoundation.org to donate, volunteer and learn more
Photo and video credits: by April Bell