PRLog - April 27, 2011 - SAN FRANCISCO -- Treasure Island, CA - Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) is hosting its Opening Day on the Bay celebration on Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in honor of Northern California’s season opener for sailing. This annual event is free to the public and includes boat rides, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, concessions, children’s crafts and games, entertainment, and more for the entire family. Information about TISC’s new $25 Friends and Family Weekend Sailing and Monday Women’s Clinic will also be introduced.
Opening Day on the Bay
“Opening Day is our largest annual community event to kick off the sailing season, with over 600 people in attendance,”
Adding to the fun, visitors who take a photo and check-in at the event on Facebook will be entered for a chance to win a free sailing class. Visitors without a Facebook account can enter to win at the TISC information booth. People who sign up for a sailing or water sports class during the event will receive 10 percent off, offer valid only on Opening Day.
All visitors will be entered to win door prizes, including cheese and a gift basket from Point Reyes Station artisan cheese makers Cowgirl Creamery (http://www.cowgirlcreamery.com/
Treasure Island Sailing Center will also be handing out coupons from Treasure Island Wines for complimentary artisan wine and cheese tastings to event visitors over the age of 21. Coupons will only be valid after sailing, on the day of Opening Day, April 30, and only during winery business hours from 12 to 4 p.m.
Bay Area face painting artist Rose Delfino, owner of At The Top Creations (http://www.atthetopcreations.com/
A barbecue lunch will be available for $3 per person, $10 for families of four, with scholarships available for those in need.
Schedule of Events:
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (all day) Sailboat rides, kayak rides, concessions, games.
• 12 p.m. Presentation by TISC.
• 2 p.m. Sailboat racing and windsurfing demonstrations.
• Become a fan of TISC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
• Follow us on Twitter: @TISailingCenter.
• Catch us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/
• See TISC Images: https://picasaweb.google.com/
• Join our LinkedIn Group: http://linkd.in/
For additional information on Opening Day on the Bay celebration, visit: http://www.tisailing.org/
Throughout the year, TISC will host a number of events and programs (http://www.tisailing.org/
Over the last 11 years, TISC has engaged over 9,000 youth and adults in the joy of sailing! In 2010 alone, TISC is proud to have provided over 9,373 hours of instruction to 990 participants, with a 30 percent return rate to ensure that children are connecting to the sport of sailing and participating in our positive, sailing community. Staying true to our mission, TISC provided 62 percent of its youth participants with scholarships to attend our programs.
TISC offers unlimited scholarships to those who fit the financial criteria. Full scholarships are available for families with a household income of $30,000 or less, or for families on a government assistance program. Partial Scholarships (50 percent off the class price) are available for families with a household income of less than $65,000.
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About Treasure Island Sailing Center
The Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the Bay Area community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities. To learn more about our youth, adult, and adaptive sailing programs, call (415) 421-2225 or visit http://www.tisailing.org.