New donation, a beautifully restored Erickson 35

She has been at the Challenged America docks for a little over a week.  This 1971 Erickson 35 has been beautifully restored by her previous owner.  The woods are beautifully varnished, engine rebuilt all new deck hardware, including new Anderson winches.

Erickson 35 drawings

“Dash To Chula Vista Race” – April 21-22, 2012

Prepared for a Different Type of Martin 16 Race? Get ready Martin 16 sailors, novice and experienced alike, April 21 & 22 will be the first “Dash To Chula Vista” Race, hosted by Chula Vista Yacht Club.

Starting from our new location on Harbor Island, and (Leg One) finish at the Chula Vista Yacht Club, on Saturday April 21 – where a Welcoming Party will be waiting for you, complete with food, beverage and fun. Then, leave your Martin 16s behind and motor back to the Challenged America dock on Harbor Island…rest at home…and then return, the next day (April 22) to Challenged America and we’ll take you to Chula Vista YC (or you can drive), for the start of Leg Two, from the Chula Vista YC to the finish line at Challenged America on Harbor Island.

A great opportunity to experience a distance race from the North Bay to the South Bay, and learn so much more about sailing and your Martin 16. This will be a fun event for everyone, sailors, family members and friends. Sponsors are welcome and needed.

Notice will be sent to all on the Challenged America Newsletter list, once arrangements have been made…but mark your calendars today for the “Dash To Chula Vista” Race.

New addition to the Challenged America fleet

Squalus ( dogfish shark), a Pacemaker 36 became the latest boat to enter the Challenged America fleet.  She is a sportsfisherman with twin diesel engines.

Thank you Bruce Nelson (Nelson Marek) and David Reed

Meet Challenged America at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show

Stop in and meet Challenged America volunteers and participants at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show this weekend