News from the Beach
August 3, 2015
Week 7: Sailing right along

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August is here, and while for some this may mean the summer starts winding down, KBIA is in full swing with so many fun classes and activities. We are lucky to have an extra week of summer and we are offering a membership fee-free week for Week 9 (August 17 to 21) this season – tell your family, tell your friends, and join in the fun.  Coming up this month we have our last Cove Walk, the Reid Sacco Family Regatta, movie nights, beach bonfires, free swim, and so much more.  With so much going on we hope you’ll join us in making the most of the rest of this summer.
Set sail with us for a great cause!
Sailors and spectators alike are invited to KBIA’s sixth annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta on Sunday, August 16th. The day starts with a skipper meeting at 11 AM, followed by sailing at 11:30 AM. Interested participants should register in the office to reserve a KBIA boat or bring their own boat to launch between 285 and 292 Beach Avenue. Due to the shallow nature of the cove, even at high tide, sailors should use an Opti, Laser, Taz or Chickadee watercraft.
A $10 suggested donation per sailor will benefit the Reid Sacco Foundation. The regatta honors a longtime KBIA student and instructor who died of sarcoma at age 20 in 2005. For information on the Reid Sacco Foundation, visit

2015 HYC Youth Regatta – 420 Class State of Maine Championships
A Sailor’s life for me
On July 30th and 31st, the Harraseekat Yacht Club hosted the 2015 HYC Youth Regatta in South Freeport, Maine.  Six kids and one coach from KBIA sailed in the 420 Class State of Maine Championships.  Among 48 starters, Harry Stevenson and Aiden Wood placed 29th, Peter Mitchell and Quinn O’Hara placed 34th, and Isabelle Wood and Clara Harter placed 46th.  Congratulations to all – we are so proud of you!
Getting in and out safely at KBIA
Please help us keep KBIA safe for everyone! Our pick-up/drop-off zone is designed for a quick in-and-out, and it is imperative that drivers stay with their vehicles at all times. In case of emergency, this is the only way in for response vehicles. Kennebunk police have and will continue to ticket both areas. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us move traffic along in that busy section! 

Clynk for KBIA


CLYNK is another way to help preserve our beach and help KBIA at the same time! We now have the green CLYNK bags available at our office for members to pick up, fill with returnables, and redeem them at the Kennebunk Hannaford (or any CLYNK redemption center). Proceeds from KBIA-tagged bags will benefit our nonprofit organization.


Explore Strawberry Island … start here 

While our children more commonly visit the island by walking directly over the sand at low tide, the rocky island is also accessible to the public via our “Gateway to Strawberry Island.” KBIA’s .34-acre rocky plot on Great Hill Road provides access to Strawberry Island. Just look for our sign at 38 Great Hill Road, next to the small plot owned by the Kennebunk Land Trust.  
Sign up for our last Cove Walk of the season this Saturday 12 to 2 PM, fun for the whole family! 

This week at KBIA
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: “The Lorax,” Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM, $7.
TWEEN NIGHT: SOLD OUT “Get Air” in Portland, 6 to 8 PM,Tuesday. $26.
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: SOLD OUT “Hercules,” Rated G, 7 to 9 PM, $7.

TEEN NIGHT: Funtown, depart KBIA at 5:30 PM, return at 9:30 PM Thursday. $26.
COVE WALK: 12 to 2 PM, Saturday; free and open to members.

Please pre-register for all events at the office so we may accurately plan for tickets and transportation.