SUPPORTED SAILOR WINS U.S. SINGLE-HANDED CHAMPIONSHIP
- September 2013
"In a thrilling finale
to the women’s Byte CII division at the U.S. Singlehanded
Sailing Championships, Simone Staff (Los Angeles, Calif.)
came from behind on Saturday to edge Hanne Weaver (Gig
Harbor, Wash.) for the Helen Willis Hanley Trophy."
SUPPORTED SAILORS EXCEL AT CFJ NATIONALS
- July 2013
Dot Obel and Christopher
Weis of Marina del Rey won the CFJ Nationals this past
Sunday with a 25-point lead.
SPONSORS RULES SESSIONS WITH NORTH U'S DAVE PERRY FOR
- February 2, 2013
SMBSF sponsored a standing-room
only evening with rules expert Dave Perry at Del Rey Y.C.
Your donations made this evening possible!
SAILORS SHINE AT 2012 ORANGE BOWL REGATTA
- January 2013
Youth sailors, with support
from the Foundation, excelled in Miami this past December,
including a first-place finish for Nikki Obel and Will
La Dow in the Club 420 event.
SMBSF-ASSISTED YOUTH SAILORS
- June 2012
At US Sailing's Junior Women’s
Doublehanded Championship, SMBSF supported sailors placed
6th, 11th, 14th, and 23rd. Read more at the
DONATE YOUR OLD GEAR TO SMBSF
- May 2012
Many thanks to the people
who generously donated useful old gear (sailing and otherwise)
that SMBSF will turn into funds to support youth sailing,
at-risk-youth aquatic activities, and other events that
encourage enjoyment of our beautiful bay!
22 DONATED BY CATALINA YACHTS RE-COMMISSIONED - February
This is the first of the
Catalina Capri Sailboats that Catalina Yachts donated
to the Santa Monica Bay Sailing Foundation that will soon
be helping to bring sailing to the SMWYC junior sailing
BY SMBSF, NIKKI OBEL WINS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD AT THE ORANGE
BOWL YOUTH REGATTA - December 2011
Nikki and her teammate,
Chris Vilicich, won the award for courteous actions and
fairness with other competitors and the Race Committee,
as well as for coaching their fellow sailors prior to
SPONSORS YOUNG SAILORS AT THE ORANGE BOWL YOUTH REGATTA
- December 2011
The Foundation is proud to assist
these deserving youngsters with funding so that they might
compete in this prestigious annual event in south Florida.
BROTHERS WHO HAVE BENEFITED FROM SMBSF GRANTS DESCRIBE
HOW YOUTH SAILING HAS IMPACTED THEIR LIVES - November
SMBSF ASSISTS A DESERVING
YOUNG SAILOR WITH FUNDS FOR FALL SAILING PROGRAM - October
This promising young sailor can
continue to improve his sailing skills, which, according
to his mother, have also led to improved performance at
school. Mother, son, and SMBSF thank our generous donors
who make these grants possible.
SMBSF PROVIDES FUNDS FOR
YOUNG WOMEN'S SAILING TEAM TO COMPETE IN ROLEX INT'L WOMENS
KEELBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS - August 2011
This prestigious regatta attracts
some of the finest women sailors, including Olympic medalists.
With SMBSF's help, these talented young women can now
match their skills against the best in the world.
"OUTREACH FISHING ADVENTURES"
- August 17, 2011
SMBSF again sponsors a day that
allows children who may never have even been on a boat
to experience fishing and fun aboard the Betty O
on Santa Monica Bay. Volunteers acting as mentors accompany
SMBSF FUNDS A YOUNGSTER'S
SUMMER SAILING PROGRAM - July 2011
In these difficult economic times,
many young people and their families sometimes can't afford
the fees or tuition a promising youngster needs to continue
to grow as a sailor and a person. At the Board's July
meeting, one such young person's request for help was
approved. The amount involved was small, but the benefits
are incalculable. The Board and this happy young sailor
send their thanks to our generous donors.
LOOKING FOR EQUIPMENT DONATIONS
- June 2011
SMBSF is always looking for boating
equipment that can be donated. We take your donation and
evaluate where the best place is to sell it and then place
it with EBAY or Craig’s list. Throughout the years,
we have raised tens of thousand of dollars for our funded
programs in this way. All donors receive a receipt for
their donation that can be used by you and your accountant
for tax purposes. If you have anything to donate, contact
SMBSF at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you
as soon as possible. And thanks!
DRYC GETS OPTI SAILBOATS
November - 2010
Two years ago, a special
event was set up for powerboats to venture down along
the coast of Mexico, stopping in several ports along the
way, with a final stop in La Paz. Envisioned and organized
by DRYC member, Bruce Kessler, the event was named Fleet
Underway to Baja Rally (FUBAR for short), and all net
proceeds were allocated to the SMBSF for the junior program
at DRYC. This money was eventually turned into the purchase
of 20 OPTI sailboats for the DRYC program. This purchase
allows the junior sailors of DRYC to participate in a
growing and competitive international fleet of small sailboats.
With 20 boats in this one program, it is expected that
one day soon, the Marina del Rey area will host a regatta
of 100 boats or more like the ones in San Fransisco. This
purchase will go a long way to change the lives of young
sailors in the area and at DRYC in particular.
SMBSF HAS SUCCESSFUL
"EBAY ON THE BAY" - November 2010
SMBSF to grateful to board member
Ed Gold for his tireless work throughout the year collecting
donated equipment and getting it ready to sell on EBAY
and Craig’s List. To date, he helped raise over
$13,000 for the foundation this year alone and over $40,000
to date. This money goes to many different causes within
the Santa Monica Bay including a youth at-risk program,
junior competion fees, sailing equipment and scholastic
coaching. Ed was helped by many people on the foundation
with some special time put in by Howard Katzman, Sid Lampert
and President Barbara Patman. And for all who helped during
the two swap meets, thanks!
NEW TRAILER FOR JUNIORS
- February 25th, 2010
SMBSF funded $2100 for new equipment
for the Del Rey Yacht CLub Junior Sailors. At their Feb.
11, 2010 meeting, the Board unanimously voted to fund
the grant request for a new trailer and dolly system to
help the traveling junior sailors with their larger boats.
THis is the second large equipment grant to be funded
CSUN SAILING TEAM
IS FUNDED - January 20th, 2010
At its January meeting, SMBSF
voted to complete its grant to the CSUN SAILING TEAM with
another $1150 award to help these deserving young sailors
compete in the 2010 Scholastic Sailing Series ending in
May. For those who do not know, the CSUN sailing team
sails out of DRYC and several of their team members are
collegiate members of the club.