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. Meet Grant Winther who started Boater’s Fair nearly 20 years ago! Winther and his comrades at the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 4-8 started the event to teach people about boating safety. Please say “Hello” and consider joining the Auxiliary. The Flotilla 4-8 meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Strawberry Park. The public is always welcome.
Come aboard and celebrate FELICITY ANN — A 23-foot wooden boat previously owned by the first woman to make a solo Atlantic crossing in 1953. The newly-restored boat is now homeported in Port Hadlock and is on a “Victory Lap” this summer in the Salish Sea with an all-women crew. Learn the boat’s history and the story of her adventurous sailor, Ann Davison, at a presentation Saturday, June 30 at 7 pm at the Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Ave. SE. Sponsored by the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club.
Watch a Helicopter rescue demonstration over the water!
Try paddle boarding and kayaking with Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking.
Sign up to be a captain on the City’s Emergency Flotilla or to be a Dock Host this summer.
Meet team Sail Like a Girl, the all women team, mostly Bainbridge crew, competing in this year’s Race to Alaska (R2AK), a 750-mile race from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska.
Join Bainbridge Island Rowing for a free hands-on preview to learn more about the exciting sport of rowing!
Meet those who write about, live upon and charter local vessels such as “Kelly Bree”, “Pax” and “Three Jaze”
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.
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.
Tami Allen, Harbormaster