Thursday, July 6, 2017

Seeking Sponsors and Funding

ATTENTION those interested in improving access to the water for those with disAbilities.

I am currently seeking sponsors and funding for two projects that need to get done very quickly. On June 10th we participated in the Outdoor Experience event at Bear Lake, Spokane County for persons with disAbilities, an event designed to introduce persons with disAbilities to various outdoor activities. We brought my accessible/adaptive sailboats to this event. During this event two big needs were discovered... 1. Need backrests on one sailboat to accommodate more people with higher levels of mobility limiting disAbilities. 2. Need to build an adjustable and portable water-ballasted base for our C-Crane/Transfer Lift to more easily move people in and out of the boats.

Cost of #1 is $850 and #2, is about $1000. All donations are tax deductible via Access To Outdoors. I have about 3 weeks to get this done as these items are needed on July 29th for the Ski and Sail Fest on Clear Lake, Spokane County, WA.

On another note we received a new Hobie 16 catamaran sailboat donation to be named the late Scott Bailey. We can now attach our adaptive wing seats (Trapseats) to it. In addition we were able to acquire a second Hobie 16. So we now have two new adaptive sailboats added to our fleet.

After accomplishing number 1 and 2 the next step is to purchase two adaptive trunk support seats.

We have received great support for our accessible/adaptive sailing program and outdoor access projects. We hope in the near future that our programs will develop into a permanent funded program with facility.

To donate contact Miles Moore at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com or call/text 208-704-4454

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sense The Wind

Attention all those interested in accessible sailing!

This July 7th at 7:00PM at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint Idaho will be the screening of “Sense The Wind.” This is an inspirational and intriguing documentary about blind sailors. After the film, the Director and Producer Christine Knowlton will be here in person to lead a question and answer session about the film and her drive to realize her dream.

The Sandpoint Sailing Association is sponsoring this film and Christine’s presence in Sandpoint. Please share this invitation with all your friends, neighbors and relatives. Admission is only $5.

Address: Panida Theatre Inc, 300 N First Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864

For further info please email Bob Robertson, brobertson83864@gmail.com

Spokatopia

See FunToSail at Spokatopia, a one-day outdoor adventure festival along the Spokane River. Outdoor enthusiasts and their 
families can try outdoor activities like sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, disc golf, rock climbing and mountain biking; learn about and try other outdoor activities, products and gear at vendor booths; and enjoy fun, creative entertainment including music, freeride bike stunts and local brews. Live entertainment at 4 p.m.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Boulder Beach, 6707 E Upriver Dr. Spokane
Cost: $5/general admission, $8 - $15/excursions (includes admission)
Email: funtosail@gmail.com
Website: http://www.spokatopia.com

4th of July!

Have an amazing 4th of July! Hope you enjoy these two song as they should reminds us all why this nation is so great!



For you Rockers! Here is an amazing song!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hobie Island Rentals


Attention we have partnered with the new Sail Sport Northwest rental business. You can now rent Hobie Tandem Islands on Lake Pend Oreille/River at the Crossings at Willow Bay/Willow Bay Marina. Besides being able to rent at Willow Bay they will also deliver an Island for rental within Spokane and Kootenai Counties. Learn more by visiting either SailSportNW.com or www.facebook.com/SailSportNW

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Small Boat Sailing Class

ATTENTION... Due to demand we are have added another 100 Small Boat Sailing class on June 28th. Starts at 3:PM and goes until dusk. If you would like to join this class please text (208-704-4454) email (funtosail@gmaill.com) us to get more info and/or sign up. Learn more about this class at this link... 100 Small Boat Sailing Class

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Outdoor Experience 2017

The 2017 Outdoor Experience event on Bear Lake, Spokane County was a great success with a great turnout. This event is ran each year by St. Luke's Rehab. for persons with disAbilities. This allows persons with disAbilities to try out various outdoor activities like archery, handcycling, kayaking, and of course sailing via FunToSail/AccessToOutdoors accessible sailing program.

The weather was cool (60 degrees) but water was warm and with great wind most of the day from 3-7 knots of wind.
Tandem Island all ready to go...

Hobie Wave
Lunch at with a lot of great people
Takes a little work to get over the chain blocking the way to the primitive launch, but we did it.


Videos coming soon!

St. Luke's next accessible event is the Ski Feast this July 29th (see our calendar for more info) and FunToSail and AccessToOutdoors will be there with our sailboats.