Byline: The Log Staff
ALAMITOS BAY — The US Sailing Center of Long Beach is offering free sailboat rides on Alamitos Bay during its Open House, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19. The special event coincides with the kickoff of National Safe Boating Week.
The public is invited to visit, participate in an introductory sail and learn about the many sailing programs that are available for both adults and children at the Sailing Center.
Free hot dogs and beverages will be served, and life jackets will be given out to promote boating safety. Drawings will also be held to give away Adult Keelboat Sailing classes and Kids Summer Sailing Camp sessions.
For those interested in purchasing a boat, the Sailing Center has many dinghies, sailboats and powerboats available — and the center will preview boats for sale during its annual Marine Yard Sail, scheduled for June 16.
The US Sailing Center of Long Beach offers a wide range of programs — from youth summer sailing camps and adult “Learn-to-Sail” courses to outreach for at-risk and disabled individuals — as well as programs for high school, collegiate and Olympic sailors. The not-for-profit US Sailing Center is administered by the Pacific Coast Sailing Foundation, a 501-c-3 organization. Tax-deductible donations may be made to the PCSF to support these programs.
The Sailing Center is located at 5489 E. Ocean Blvd. For more information, visit ussclb.org or call the Sailing Center at (562) 433-7939.