Please Donate to the S/V Kailana Memorial Fund
In September of this year Bellingham lost an active member of the sailing community. Kevin Spears was an adventurous and enthusiastic outdoorsman and sailor, who suddenly passed away at the age of 29. Kevin was passionate about teaching youth and adults how to get into the outdoors. In recent years, he loved to teach people how to sail on his boat, Kailana. Friends and family of Kevin’s feel strongly that Kailana should continue to be used for educational purposes, to honor Kevin’s passion and vision.
A fund has been established to allow the Community Boating Center to purchase Kevin’s boat, Kailana. Kailana is a Haida 26’ and was well cared for by Kevin before he passed away. The Community Boating Center is excited to take Kailana into their fleet, and feel that she would greatly enhance the CBC’s keelboat sailing education program.
Our goal is to raise $5,500: $4,000 for the purchase of Kailana and $1,500 for the purchase of a trailer so she can be hauled out in the winter. Donations may be made by PayPal using the link below or checks can be mailed directly to the Community Boating Center (P.O. Box 4272, Bellingham, WA 98227). Checks should include a memo that it is for the Kevin Spears Memorial – S/V Kailana Fund.
Any questions may be directed to Keturah Witter at
, or 360-201-1954.
Thank you for your support!
2013 - 2014 Indoor Classes & Workshops
We're working on our 2013 - 2014 winter class and workshop schedule and registration is open for Fall classes. Click here for registration and details. We're hoping to offer some of our tried-and-true skills classes such as Tides & Currents and Coastal Navigation, as well as some new classes like Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding as well as Basic Sail Repair. Contact Mike McKenzie, Education Coordinator at mike -at- boatingcenter.org with questions.
Boat Storage Available
We offer year-round storage for your sail or human-powered boat, conveniently next to the Fairhaven boat launch for those few fair boating days during the winter! Sailboats can be stored mast-up for quick launching when the wind is good and all storage customers have 24/7 access to their boat. Click here for full rates and more information or call 360-714-8891 to inquire about availability.
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