Boaters Fair (JULY 1, 2018 from 4 PM to 7PM)
Please join us at Boater’s Fair!
We have lots of events on deck at this FREE event for you and your family. Learn how to do knot-tying, watch a helicopter rescue demonstration and meet the women of team “Sail Like A Girl” who won this year’s Race to Alaska, a 750-nautical mile race from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska. We have activities for the whole family!
Date/Time: Sunday, July 1: 4-7 p.m.
Location: Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park Dock, 301 Shannon Drive NE
Event highlights will include:
Learn about the Bainbridge Island Police Department's Marine Services Unit. Tour our 33-foot SAFE Boat, "Marine 8", that’s used for search and rescue missions, vessel assistance and environmental response, among others. You can also check out “Marine 11” – an 18-foot vessel that is often used for boating safety checks, boater education and enforcement of “No-Wake Zones” around Bainbridge Island.
Learn about knot-tying, cruise planning and vessel inspections with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. They’ll also have activities for the kids. Meet Grant Winther who started Boater’s Fair nearly 20 years ago! Winther and his comrades at the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 4-8 started the event to teach people about boating safety. Please say “Hello” and consider joining the Auxiliary. The Flotilla 4-8 meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Strawberry Park. The public is always welcome.
Come aboard and celebrate FELICITY ANN -- A 23-foot wooden boat previously owned by the first woman to make a solo Atlantic crossing in 1953. The newly-restored boat is now homeported in Port Hadlock and is on a "Victory Lap" this summer in the Salish Sea with an all-women crew. Learn the boat's history and the story of her adventurous sailor, Ann Davison, at a presentation Saturday, June 30 at 7 pm at the Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Ave. SE. Sponsored by the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club.
Watch a Helicopter rescue demonstration over the water!
Try paddle boarding and kayaking with Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking. Staff will be offering free demos of the Eddyline kayak fleet and a selection of Pau Hana paddle boards, as well as a kayak safety class (or two, depending on demand). They will have a kayak instructor on hand as well as kayak guides to answer questions, teach general paddling strokes (as requested), inform participants, as well as do some fun kayaking tricks.
Welcome aboard the Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper, a 44-foot sail-training vessel which provides a "hands-on" maritime program for youth. They will offer FREE rides during the event.
Join Bainbridge Island Rowing for a free hands-on preview to learn more about the exciting sport of rowing!
Meet the winners of 2018 R2AK, Sail Like a Girl, the all women team, mostly Bainbridge crew, breaking two records in this year’s Race to Alaska (R2AK), a 750-mile race from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska.
Learn to rig with the best high school sailors we've got!
Learn about all the BIPRD Aquatic Programs on Bainbridge Island.
Meet your local Ham Radio club.
Try your hand at the heaving lines and haul away with Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation.
Enjoy tunes with Dusty Collings and Marcus Lang of “More Luck to Us".
Meet City staff and members of the Marine Access Committee for information about water quality, marine access and other programs.
Get your clean boater swag from Washington Sea Grant.
Come aboard WALTER, Washington’s All-equipped Law Enforcement Training & Education Resource boat.
Tami Allen, Harbormaster