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Bainbridge celebrates National Marina Day

As National Marina Day approaches, Bainbridge Island is planning to join in the festivities with Welcome to the Water.

Islanders are invited to enjoy the water that Bainbridge values on Saturday, June 8.

“Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day is a celebration of boating,” said Bainbridge Island Harbormaster Tami Allen.

“As families search for fun outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy, we want to encourage them to give boating a try,” she said.

“Existing boaters are always ready to celebrate with a day on the water, but on this day we ask them to bring a non-boater out to share the experience. We hope you will visit Waterfront Park, learn about boating and enjoy the events we have planned,” Allen added

The day will be filled with educational activities showing why boaters find the water so much fun.

Activities will include:

Anchoring with a Local: 10 a.m. to noon. Islanders can learn how to anchor in the city’s open water marina. Islanders can contact Allen at tallen@bainbridgewa.gov or 206-486-7627 to make an appointment to take the workshop.

Small Boat Mess-About with Canoe and Kayak Rodeo — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Back of Beyond will provide free kayak and canoe lessons.

Rigging Workshop with the Bainbridge High School Sailing Team: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free Vessel Examinations: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Flotilla 48 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide free vessel examinations to make sure boaters are ready to take on the open water.

Marine Flare Demonstration: 1 p.m. Employees of the Chandlery at Winslow Wharf will demonstrate how to properly use an emergency flare.

Free Sail on the Solings: 2-4 p.m. with the Bainbridge Island Yacht Club.

Remote Operated Vehicle Hull and Vessel Safety Inspection: 2-4 p.m. The Bainbridge Island Police Department will provide individual safety inspections of boats. Contact Allen at tallen@bainbridgewa.gov or 206-486-7627 to make an appointment for an inspection.

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