The Treasure Island Sailing Center posted a public letter today, describing how the footprint of the proposed marina at Clipper Cove would cripple community sailing in the Cove.
Here are some highlights:
"...we (the TISC Board of Directors) cannot support the scope and location of the marina planned for Clipper Cove. We are extremely concerned that the scale of the Marina, as most recently proposed (Overview of Current Marina Development plans). The elongated wave attenuator and its footprint extended to the East of the Cove, will significantly reduce and negatively impact youth sailing and community recreation in the Cove. The proposed footprint places the recreational area so far to the east of the Cove that a third of it is in strong current presenting challenges that will limit the scope of our educational and recreational programs and require us to re-structure our programs in a way that will limit service offerings to our youth sailors, adaptive sailors (sailors with special needs) and the public at large." (emphasis in the original)
TISC also wrote: "Therefore, we are asking public officials and other constituents to immediately and comprehensively review the scale of the marina project to ensure that Clipper Cove remains accessible to all San Franciscans."
TISC has tried for a very long time to work directly with the developers of the Marina to get their concerns addressed. It's quite remarkable that the developers were apparently not willing to work with TISC. The very latest proposal from the developers, presented in April, is even larger than their last proposal (!).