Walker Bay 8s Looking for a New Home

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November 16, 2016 by Monica

Are you a part of a Youth or Community Sailing Program and could use some small sailing dinghies?


We’re looking for a new home for 8 - 10 Walker Bay 8’ Sailing Dinghies. 


Summer Sailstice prize donor, Sally-Christine Rodgers, author of Convergence - A Voyage Through French Polynesia, is donating the sailing dinghies in the hope that the boats can continue to help people discover the joys and benefits of sailing. 


The Walker Bay 8’s were initially used by Parks and Recreation at Pinto Lake, Watsonville, CA, where local West Marine Associates volunteered their time to teach sailing to the area’s underserved youth. 


When the sailing program ceased the boats became part of a Youth Sailing program in Monterey, and later were used to teach basic sailing and boat handling to home-school students in Santa Cruz.


The sailing dinghies are now neatly stacked in Watsonville and are awaiting their new home. They’re made from Roto moulded plastic and are around 10-years-old. Some will need a little TLC and one or two may need parts, such as a tiller extension or rudder, but the sails and components have all been stored out of the weather and are in good shape. 


Here’s what Walker Bay 8’s look like - 



If you or anyone you know can give these boats a purposeful life, please email me at monica@summersailstice.com



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