Friday, April 22, 2016

Hayden Kite Festival!

Hello friends as some of you know we/FunToSail.com are the new local kite dealer and club sponsor. This Saturday is the Annual Hayden Kite Festival: April 23, 12:00-2:30 p.m. @ Broadmoore Park in Hayden. Registration runs from 12:00-1:30 p.m. with kite flying from 12:00-2:00 pm. Awards will be announced @ 2:15 p.m. and include Best Flyer, Crash & Burn and much more. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day with your family! Brought to you by the City of Hayden, STCU, Hayden Chamber of Commerce, and FunToSail.com. Free admission - all ages welcome. For information, call Community Services at (208) 209-1080.

Monday, April 18, 2016

HUGE SAVINGS!

2 ITEMS IN THIS POST!

I've got one more space on my shipment for a boat. For my boat show special I have lowered the price again... an incredible savings on Hobie Adventure and Tandem Islands and catamarans. Because of Hobie policy I can not advertise these prices via written form so you need to call me to know what the prices are (208-704-4454). I WILL NOT OFFER THIS LOW OF A PRICE AGAIN... Seriously.

If you want a T2 catamaran now is the time to buy one. As I am giving a super low price on this boat. If you call me about this offer I assure you, you will be amazed how much you will save on a T2.

I have ONE MORE SPACE on the truck coming my way. I have a dead line of April 20th. Once the driver of the truck picks up the shipment the deal is over.

Call me at 208-704-4454.

REGATTA

Also remember May 21-22 is the Desert Regatta in the Tri-Cities! Awesome regatta! I do not race on Sundays so I will be there just on Saturday. Hope to see you all there. Click on the calendar tab above to learn more.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hobie 16 Trapseat

Hello fellow sailors and accessible sailing supporters,

I am still looking for a nice used Hobie 16 that someone might want to donate to our accessible sailing program. The goal is to get at least one Hobie 16 that we can install adaptive wing-seats on, called Trapseats (see pic).

Please if you know of any charitable persons that own or would like to purchase a Hobie 16 for our program we would greatly appreciate it.

We have 2 major accessible events this summer (June 11 and July 30) that we need a Hobie 16 for.

Anyone can contact Miles Moore at inlandnwsailors@gmail.com or call 208-704-4454 to donate or give us leads to a suitable Hobie 16. Your donation is tax deductible.

Fair winds,

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hobie Island Spinnakers

Yes it is true we now offer Spinnakers for your Hobie Adventure or Tandem Island. If you want more sailing speed particularly in light winds and more excitement then this spinnaker system is your ticket. The Adventure Island Spinnaker cost $589 and for the Tandem Island it's $639 (without shipping).

To purchase or for more information called us at 208-704-4454 or funtosail@gmail.com

Hobie Sale!


For the month of April we are offering a special on any new Hobie boat order! Contact us for more info at funtosail@gmail.com or 208-704-4454

Monday, March 14, 2016

Scott Bailey sailed into Heaven yesterday

By Miles Moore,
As some of you know the amazing Scott Bailey sailed into Heaven yesterday (3/13/2016). I was heartbroken to hear the news of his passing yet a bit relieved that the pain he was enduring medically is now over.

Scott acquired a spinal cord injury as a result of a car accident back in 1990 when he fell asleep at the wheel. He later had his legs removed due to abscesses in his bones.

In 2004 I met Scott at a ski fest event on Clear Lake in Spokane County. He was out there skiing with the best of them and my wife still remembers watching Scott get out of the boat at the dock and walk via his hands. He was so active and full of life, but as time progressed, medical challenge would tax his ability to stay active.

Scott worked with me for a time at my sailboat store and we sailed regularly together. We also regularly biked together for a time. I have so many fond memories of our time together, which I will cherish forever. The one statement that I loved of Scott's is “I am still trying to find my disability.” He never really felt he was limited by his disability but I know the medical complications were an annoyance to him in limiting his time to recreate.

Now Scott does not have to endure the pain anymore, he is free, and at peace. We love you Scott!


Due to Scott's financial limitations we are seeking DONATIONS to help pay for his cremation. We need to acquire $900 and you can donate via credit card or check to the nonprofit group Coeur d'Alene Sailing Association. Any left over funding will be used for improving access to the outdoors within the Inland NW. Contact Miles Moore via accesstooutdoors@gmail.com or call 208-704-4454 to donate.

Family and friends will be having memorial service to be announced shortly.

For your enjoyment here are two videos that Scott is in...

1. Scott and I (Miles Moore) sailing and kayaking on the Spokane River...
 

2. Scott featured on the Paralyzed Vets of America sports video (he is at the 19:40 mark on the video)...
 

Please share thoughts/comments about Scott here...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Free Boating Class or Pay to take the full series of classes!

Attention Inland NW Sailors & Sea Scouts!

I am happy to announce that Dave St Amand with US Coast Guard Aux will be teaching 4 classes for us in the month of Feb.-March. FEB. 4, Required equipment for your Boat; FEB. 18, The Rules of the Nautical Road; MAR. 3, Introduction to Navigation; MAR. 17, Weather and Boating. These classes are free and will happen at 6:30-8:30pm and take place at the North Idaho College Work Force Training Center, 525 W. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID. If any youth need a ride let me know and If you have any questions please contact me (208-704-4454 or via email).

These class are actually a part of a series of classes that meet the WA. boating safety requirements starting today (Tue. 2/2/16) at the same time and place. Take the whole series and not only will you meet the safe boating requirements but also can potentially lower your boat insurance. It does cost $46 to take the series of classes.