The SFBA encourages everyone to not kite alone, everyone to carry a Coast guard radio, whistle and strobe light. Make sure everyone is accounted for back in the parking lot in your group. We were extremely lucky this weekend that a sailor was not lost at sea. Please check in with a Crissy local before going out to sail at Crissy, there were too many rescues this past weekend, the causes were weather related to the sailors skill level, ignorance of the south tower wind shadow, poorly maintained gear.
After one and a half years of negotiations with the national park service, $4000 raised via GoFundMe, an extra $3000 from regular SFBA members donations hopefully very soon we will have two web cams for Crissy with updated cameras and software. https://www.sfba.org/membership.html
There will be two cameras, the current/old camera but with updated software, and this new camera with the latest software. The challenges were getting power, WiFi directional shot to the old camera location from the new camera location. Federal government approved contractors and sourcing.
Still no definitive commitment from GGNRA on timeline of going live. But real soon.
Thank you all for the support.
FLEET WEEK 2019
BOATING PUBLIC NOTICE
When you call the Coast Guard from the beach for someone in the water, please stand by your phone and or your VHF radio. The Coast Guard needs to be able to contact you for followup information.
Park Presido alternate route.
The San Francisco Boardsailing Association (SFBA) and the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail (Water Trail) Program are working on a Bay Area Boardsailing Plan to protect and improve kiteboarding and windsurfing locations around the bay. The focus of this planning is for sites on San Francisco Bay, so does not include locations along the Pacific coast, Tomales Bay, or the Sacramento River. The plan is not intended to publicize lesser-known spots, but rather to just document access to these spots so that access can be preserved.
Your input is needed. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below.
The launch area is not closed; however, it is inaccessible through North point Drive Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (excluding holidays) beginning on July 1st and ending on September 27th.
Access to the boat launch during those work hours will be via Perimeter Road (see attached figure on page 2 of the work notice).
Access is available on the weekends
Please plan to park on the Northeast corner of Bayside Drive in front of previously demolished buildings 1211 and 1213. The area will provide ample parking and uninhibited access to Perimeter Road.