Help put "Sailing the Bay" on TV
An open letter to support a worthwhile project:
Have you ever tried to describe why you love sailing to a non-sailor? To convey the joy and exhilaration of moving across the water powered only by the wind? Of being completely in the moment, balanced between wind, waves and current?
By telling the story of Bay sailing, you share our world of adventure, freedom, and self-discovery with a future generation of sailors.
Help share our mutual passion for sailing by joining me and SailSFBay in our support of acclaimed filmmaker Ron Blatman's upcoming project, Sailing the Bay. Blatman's highly-rated PBS documentary Saving the Bay won four regional Emmy Awards, and very effectively spread awareness about the rich history and sustained health of our San Francisco Bay. The same magic Blatman and his team conjured to create Saving the Bay will now produce Sailing the Bay - a one-hour film that will debut on KQED just ahead of the America's Cup in Spring 2013.
Our immediate goal is to raise $50,000 in seed money for the project. All we need is for sailing enthusiasts like you to show support with a tax-deductible donation of any size - $10, $25, $50 or more. It's important to show potential big donors that the sailing community is behind this project, and dedicated to nurturing our sport.
I invite you to join me, and the sailing community to which you belong, in sharing the story of Bay sailing with a wide audience. Please go to the website Sailing the Bay and make a year-end, tax-deductible gift that will produce huge returns for the next generation of sailors.