This is what happens when wet snow weighs too heavily on a poor little boat house. As it was collapsing, a number of the Newport Youth Sailing Team and their supporters managed to get their kayaks and small sailing training craft out. However, they now have no convenient place to store their equipment and craft.
THEREFORE…everyone’s invited to the Newport Youth Sailing Team “Boogie for the Boathouse” fundraiser coming up Saturday, April 7th at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club at 750 Bay Boulevard, just west of the Embarcadero. Lip smakin’ barbecue by Bonfire Catering, raffle, silent auction and live music and dancing by “Classic Rock Club” should keep everyone pretty busy. It’s an adults only event; $12 per person. Master Card and Visa are accepted. Proceeds go to building a new boat house so the kids can get all their equipment back in one place.
The youth sailing club is made up of local kids, many enrolled through Newport High School, who want to learn how to sail and kayak on rivers, bays and open ocean.