Community is the common thread within all of our plans and actions as an organization. We exist to not only serve the established body but to foster the development of new individuals and groups that share our affinity for being afloat. We find that a particularly fun and effective way to engage the public is through the sponsorship and hosting of waterfront events. Common to these events will be an open invitation to the public, learning opportunities, food and fellowship, and last but not least, the ability to get out on the water; even if it's for the first time. As we set our sights on the not so distant future, the AWA is currently laying the foundations for what will be our greatest community accomplishment yet; a fully functioning waterfront boating program complete with lessons, rentals, memberships and so much more. Stay tuned!
Waterfront Festival: As part of this popular Chamber of Commerce event at Cap Sante Marina, AWA organizes the always exciting “Quick and Dirty Boat Building Competition”. Watch professionals and amateurs alike build two person vessels with limited resources and even less time, culminating with an on-water race to win or just stay afloat.
Pull And Be Damned Small Boat Messabout: This annual event based at Seafarers Memorial Park attracts small boating enthusiasts from all around the region and is geared specifically toward inviting non boaters into the fold. Those who participate will have opportunities to sail, paddle, and row other people boats while receiving encouragement and instruction. This offering provides a chance for people of all ages to get connected and try something new while enjoying sunshine and complimentary bbq.