DECEPTION PASS BOATING SQUADRON GRANT WILL BENEFIT WHIDBEY AND FIDALGO YOUTH
Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron (DPSPS) is a recent recipient of a five hundred-dollar grant that will benefit the Whidbey and Fidalgo communities by offering free kids’ boating safety classes. The grant awarded by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) also will help fund more “loaner” lifejackets in children’s sizes, that are available for use when at the Oak Harbor Marina for fishing or boating. The grant is part of the NYBA’s efforts to promote boating participation throughout the region.
DPSPS will hold a series of free programs to teach kids from Whidbey and Fidalgo islands
small boat safety and handling skills, including proper wearing of life jackets, rudimentary
navigation rules, paddling skills, how to handle emergencies, and weather fundamentals.
Wooden Boat Festival 2020 has been cancelled. Link to learn details here
Travel to Canada
Effective March 21st, the U.S. and Canada will temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the U.S.-Canada land border. The measure will be in place for 30 days, at which point it will be reviewed by both parties. The link has more information.
The links here and here offer additional information on safety while boating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions, please email us
Thank you and please stay safe.
D/Lt James E. Haglund, P
Seattle Sail and Power Squadron