Sunday, March 29, 2015

Attention Inland NW & Hobie Sailors, and Sea Cats!

Please if you all would let me (Miles Moore) know if you are going to participate in the following! And please respond via the official email of with a Yes or No.

1. April 2 (Thursday), Rig, Launch, and Sail the Hobie Wave's. We will meet at the SAIL Marine store at noon where the boats are currently at. This activity will help youth with the US Sailing Certification. Anyone that wants to help is welcome… but with this activity we want to make sure the youth can sail. Are you attending... Yes or No.

2. April 17-18… Scout Orama at the Kootenai County Fair Grounds. Camp Friday night and Saturday run our Sea Cat booth at this event all day. There will be various Scouting activities that you can do as well. I will bring theSailing Simulator so we can teach people how to sail. This is a great opportunity to recruit youth to our ship. I do need to find out if female scouts can camp the night… More details coming soon! Attending… Yes or No?

3. April 24-25, Accessible Sailing Event FOR ALL at Lake Cocolalla, ID. This event is for everyone… but there will be an accessible/disabled sailing component to this event. Several persons with spinal cord injuries who are vets (and some without spinal cord injuries) and some who are not vets will be giving the opportunity to sail aboard a Hobie Tandem Island (official sailboat for those with disAbilities), Hobie 16 (hopefully if I can find a Hobie 16 to put my Trapseats on (Trapseats are adaptive wing seats that attach to either side of the boat), A Hobie Wave, and in addition will have some Trailer-able keelboats there as well. A reporter from the Spokesman Review will be there taking pics, etc.

This will be a great event for anyone wanting to experience assisting persons with disAbilities to sail. The main two things to remember is to NOT use the word “Handicapped” and do NOT touch a persons wheelchair without their permission. At the event I will give guidance as needed. These persons with disAbilities who are attending have no mental issues… they are sharp and will also give you the guidance in how to assist them if they need it at all. You will love these individuals with disAbilities… they are awesome and you will have a lot of fun hanging out with them.

The plan is to arrive at Lake Cocolalla (click on this link to learn about this lake and get directions… ) boat launch/camping area at 3:PM and rig boats (coming later or much later is fine). You can then camp the night (bring your own sleeping bag and food. If any of you have tents let me know). We will sail all day Sat. and at the end of the day de-rig and put the boats on the trailers. If you can not come overnight then please come Saturday morning at 9:AM. Attending… Yes or No?

A not to the youth Sea Cats… Because of all these activities this month there will NOT be a second Sea Cat meeting for the month of April. During the summer we may not have formal meetings at all but our activities will serve as our meetings and sailing advancements.

TO ALL! If you have any questions give me a call or email me. Busy, busy month, and summer for that matter!

Fair winds,

Miles Moore, Skipper/Commodore

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