Special one weekend sailing classes offered June 2-3

In today’s busy world it can be very difficult to find the time to do the things you want to do. It’s not unusual for us to hear a person say that they would love to learn to sail but just can’t seem to find two consecutive weekends to get started. Search no more. This month we are offering a few classes that are normally offered over the course of four-sessions in a two-session (one weekend) format. Read More

MBAC recognized as National MS Society Program Community Partner of the Year

 

The Southern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has awarded MBAC the Program Community Partner of the Year award. For 10 years MBAC has partnered with the MS Society to hold an event for persons with MS to enjoy a day of sailing on the bay. Each year for the past decade MBAC and the MS Society have teamed up to hold an event whose purpose is to offer persons with MS and their families an opportunity to participate in sailing, an activity that many with MS may not otherwise have had access to. The event was the brain child of a former MBAC employee Bruce Rifkin, who was diagnosed with MS while he was working at MBAC, and Karen Hooper at the NMSS. The two had a vision of for an event that they dubbed The National MS Society All-American Day at the Bay. Since then the event has grown in size over the past decade and now hosts over 250 persons with disabilities and their families from across Southern California. This year is the 11th annual and will be held in May. The National MS Society as an organization is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—from improving the lives of persons with MS, to working toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. For more information about the National MS Society, or to make a contribution that can help support programs like Day on the Bay, visit www.mspacific.org.

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Special one weekend sailing classes are a great opportunity for busy schedules

In today’s busy world it can be very difficult to find the time to do the things you want to do. It’s not unusual for us to hear a person say that they would love to learn to sail but just can’t seem to find two consecutive weekends to get started. Search no more. This month we are offering a few classes that are normally offered over the course of four-sessions in a two-session (one weekend) format. Read More

MBAC Instructor strives for record breaking feat

MBAC sailing instructor, Octavio Arteta, has a lofty goal. After reading a story about sailors competing in long distance solo sailing racing he was inspired by their ambition. He read that these races hosted sailors from all over the world, with one glaring exception; his home country of Peru. After some further research he set out on a record breaking feat; to become the first Peruvian to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Read More