BABABaltimore Area Boardsailing Association

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What is BABA?
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BABA is a network of Northern Chesapeake Bay windsurfers. Our purpose is to promote the sport of windsurfing through seasonal racing, instructional clinics, social events, and group travel to windsurfing destinations. The club is an advocate for windsurfer access to clean, safe, launch sites. Our events focus on an enjoyable social experience while developing further windsurfing skills.
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Q: Do you have to be at a certain skill level to race?
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Our race program is set up for all level of racers from novice to one design to formula. The race course is adjusted for the skill level of the sailors, i.e. the novice class has a much shorter course.
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Q: Do you have to be a member to race?
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The cost for most races is $5.00 for BABA members and $10.00 for non-members. Even if you can only make one race you should give it a try.
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Q: Where Can I Rent Equipment?
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There are only two shops left on the Chesapeake that rent equipment, East of Maui in Annapolis 410-573-9463 and Ultimate Watersports in Baltimore County 410 - 666- WIND. Extreme Windsurfing in New Jersey 609-641-4445
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Q: Where Can I Buy Used Equipment?
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The BABA newsletter has classified ads for used equipment and people who want to buy equipment. To place an ad contact babanews@mac.com, it is free for BABA members. East of Maui and Extreme Windsurfing hold swap meets. Contact them for further info. There are also a number of locations on the web for selling / buying equipment.
 

Did You Know?...

...BABA has been around for over 21 years.

...BABA has over 130 members as of March 2008.

The youngest windsurfing BABA member is 11 years old.

The oldest windsurfing BABA member is over 75 years old.

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