Identification of Boardsailing Sites for addition to the Bay Water Trail
The San Francisco Board Sailing Association (SFBA) is working with the Association of Bay Area Governments / Metropolitan Transportation Commission and its Bay Water Trail representatives to identify and protect access sites in and around San Francisco Bay and the Delta.
Your name and contact information
Site location and street/park directions
Provide a summary of how the site is used.
Describe where people park, rig, launch and land
High, medium, low. Provide estimated peak numbers.
How long has site been used by boardsailors?
Skill Level - Advanced, intermediate, beginner? Why?
Describe parking location and approximate distance from launch
Free or paid parking?
Restrooms? Fresh water? Etc.
List the names and contact information for on-site or nearby vendors or boardsailing schools.
Who is the owner of the site
Tides and Currents
Do the tides in this site affect usability? Mudflats at low tide?
Do currents in this site affect usability? Can they drag you offshore? Etc..
Habitat and Wildlife
Nearby sensitive habitats?
Measures to reduce impact (i.e., don’t trample marsh, stay on levee top).
Other site conditions
Other site conditions that affect use?
Safety onshore, offshore and Tips
Describe onshore hazards (riprap shoreline, proximity of other beach users, etc.)
Currents? Boat traffic?
Provide Safety Tips - How to best ensure safety? e.g. - best to body drag out?
Describe appropriate way to use site
Describe specifics about courtesy to other user groups
Provide Key things to understand about site use
Why Kite/Sail Here (Good winds, good place to learn, interesting sites, downwind opportunities, etc.?)
Stewardship - Would you like to be an SFBA point of contact for safety information of site?
Additional Information - Links to more info, webcams, etc.
Describe why it’s an important access location (favorable conditions, history of use, no other nearby sites, etc.)
Recommended Improvements - Install informational safety signage? Designate formal rigging area? etc
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