Bainbridge Island Police Department

Event Info

625 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, Washington
United States

Contact Info

Phone: (206) 780-3733

2019 Event highlights will include:

• Learn about the Bainbridge Island Police Department’s Marine Services Unit. Tour our 33-foot SAFE Boat, “Marine 8”, that’s used for search and rescue missions, vessel assistance and environmental response, among others. You can also check out “Marine 11” – an 18-foot vessel that is often used for boating safety checks, boater education and enforcement of “No-Wake Zones” around Bainbridge Island. Learn about knot-tying, cruise planning and vessel inspections with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. They’ll also have activities for the kids.

• Come to a Nautical Swap Meet sponsored by the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club. They will also host a human powered fun race in Eagle Harbor.

• Watch a Helicopter rescue demonstration over the water!

• Try paddle boarding and kayaking with Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking. Staff will be offering free 15-minute demos from 10 AM to 1 PM of the Eddyline kayak fleet and a selection of Pau Hana paddle boards, as well as a kayak safety class. They will also have a kayak instructor on hand as well as their kayak guides to answer questions, teach general paddling strokes (as requested), inform participants, and demonstrate fun kayaking tricks.

• Come aboard the Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper, a 44-foot sail-training vessel which provides a “hands-on” maritime program for youth. They will offer FREE rides during the event.

• Join Bainbridge Island Rowing for a free hands-on preview to learn more about the exciting sport of rowing!

• Meet Steve Rhoades to hear about his adventures in the SEVENTY48.

• Sign up to be a captain on the City’s Emergency Flotilla or to be a Dock Host this summer.

• Meet those who write about, live upon, and work on local vessels such as “True”.

• Try your hand in the GIANT CANOE Pull with Udo Wald, or join a friendly human powered race to Blakley Rock with Rich Seubert.

• Learn to rig with the best high school sailors we’ve got!

• Learn about all the BIPRD Aquatic Programs on Bainbridge Island.

• Meet your local Ham Radio club.

• Try your hand at the heaving lines and haul away with Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation.

• Enjoy tunes with Dusty Collings and Marcus Lang of “More Luck to Us”.

• Meet City staff and members of the Marine Access Committee for information about water quality, marine access and other programs.

• Get your clean boater swag from Washington Sea Grant.

• Come aboard WALTER, Washington’s All-equipped Law Enforcement Training & Education Resource boat