The Navy is planning to demolish all the apartment buildings that face the water near the launch, in order to deal with soil that may have low-level radioactive waste in it (In year's past, the Navy did spot removals in the open areas around the buildings, but apparently that was not enough).   So in preparation, the Navy has fenced off all the buildings with temporary cyclone fences.  Howver the normal lauch in the cove and access to the pipes remains viable with some adjustments to the rigging procedure.  Now it is advisable to carry the components of your rig between the buildings and the fencing and rig near the launch, since it is dfficult to carry a fully rigged sail through the space between the fencing and buildings.  With the exception of the fencing, the launch remains unchanged from the last few years. 

SFBA will continue to monitor the Navy's remediation of TI and update the WS community when real deadlines and timeframes for demolition become known. We will also lobby to maitain access to the ramp and pipes launch through the remdiation process.  



Coast Guard Marine Safety Bulletin

The coast guard has released a new marine safety bulletin.  Read it here as it addresses specific Boardsports Safety items.

Read more: Coast Guard Releases Marine Safety Bulletin

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Coyote Point improvements are happening!  After some problems with the initial construction, the project is now on track and expected to be completed by the end of August. 


The project consists of regrading of the shoreline, including a concrete mat for windsurfers.  Also, the Park District is looking into removal of the pilings offshore, which will be done under a seperate contract. 



Thanks to Weyman Lundquist, there is a junior's program now operating in Berkeley.  Weyman's sons have been highly successful, with Jack finishing well in the men's fleets after dominating the junior fleet in the Cal Cup and St. Francis Friday Night series.  But Weyman has taken it to a new level, with equipment for a group of kids, and racing out of South Basin in Berkeley.  He has equipment, although I'm sure he wouldn't turn down good quality slalom or race equipment.  But he really needs to collect enough money to buy a large trailer so he can keep increasing the level of participation.  Contact Team Berkeley Windsurf at 1-800-628-1123. tbw

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