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Floathouse Work Day - April 9, 2016

Posted by Oregon Boating Foundation on

Mark your calendars and invite your friends! We're having a Floathouse work day on April 9, 2016 from 10am until 2pm. Volunteers are welcome to help us clean up and fix up the OBF Floathouse for the upcoming Summer season.

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Oregon Boating Foundation Hosts the Oregon State University Sailing Team!

Posted by Joe Novello on

The Oregon Boating Foundation joined up with the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club and the Newport High School Sailing Team coaches to host the Oregon State University Sailing Team for a practice session on Yaquina Bay on Sunday February 28th. The coaches gave the team some tips and we ran them through drills for four hours. A great time was had by all. Here is a short video clip of some of the action.

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Boathouse Facelift

Posted by Brian Getting on

The "Retired Old Guys" have spent the Winter giving our floathouse at Port Dock 7 in Newport, Oregon a face-lift, thanks primarily to a grant from the Siletz Tribe. Our goal was to make general upgrades including adding heaters and converting an exterior space into changing rooms. We're happy to announce that we were able to achieve those goals and more thanks to our wonderful volunteers, and that the floathouse has never looked so good.   As you can see in the photo above, we were able to make the following improvements over the Winter: We walled in the back exterior patio...

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We've received a grant from the Siletz Tribe!

Posted by Joe Novello on

The Oregon Boating Foundation was recently awarded a grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund on July 31, 2015,  which will be used to make upgrades to our floathouse located at Port Dock 7 in Newport. We're extremely thankful to the Siletz Tribe for their support, and are looking forward to installing heaters and dressing rooms in the floathouse. Over the past couple of years the floathouse has not had adequate heat, which has prevented the use of the facility at night and during inclement weather. (It's also prevented a batch or two of epoxy from curing properly during the winter.) But much more...

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Our First Youth Kayak Camp of 2015

Posted by Brian Getting on

From left to right: Brian, Konoha, Oscar, Anya, Biwa, Jeremy, Lilly-Beth, Shaden and Tom We just wrapped up our first beginner youth kayak camp of 2015 on July 24. We had a wonderful week with 7 amazing young people who took the camp. The weather couldn't have been any better throughout the entire week. We spent Monday out at Lake Ollalla learning kayak rescues and just paddling around, then moved to the Port of Toledo Community Boathouse for Tuesday and Wednesday where the kids learned paddle strokes and more rescues. As with most camps that we have done, they opted...

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