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About Us

View from BIAC boathouse in Redwood CityBair Island Aquatic Center (BIAC) enjoys year-round access to protected marine waters and provides a variety of human powered watercraft for member use. BIAC is located in Silicon Valley just upstream from the Port of Redwood City.

Mission: The Bair Island Aquatic Center (BIAC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote the responsible, low-impact enjoyment and preservation of the Bay and wetlands. BIAC offers human-powered watercraft programs and education, while providing access to the San Francisco Bay's sensitive and unique ecosystem. 

Vision: BIAC’s long-term vision is to secure an enhanced, permanent home for aquatic enthusiasts near the Port of Redwood City. BIAC has charged its Future Foundation with developing the road map for attaining this vision. The Club's values are Stewardship, Transparency, Inclusiveness, and Well-Being. The Club's purpose is summarized in four words: Programs, Access, Community, Education.


Coached programs include beginner to advanced instructions in sweep rowing, sculling, and paddling, along with coached teams who practice several times per week. See the Coaches page for biographies, photos, and fun facts of our coaches.

Chris Flynn,
Ops Director &
Competitive Team
Jenifer Aguirre,
Open Team
Derek Stedman,
Open Team Assistant
Chuck Bonnici,
Novice Team &
Adaptive Programs
Amanda Hawkins,
Learn to Scull,
Daylight Crew &
Coastal Rowing


The BIAC board consists of five to seven members, each of whom serves a two-year term. Board elections occur every Fall just prior to the club's annual meeting. The current board includes the following members:
  • Marty Udisches (2023-2025): President
  • Mike Hindery (2023-2025): Treasurer
  • Scott Eikenberry (2023-2025): Secretary
  • Janet Bellantoni: (2022-2024): Director
  • Robin Sedor (2022-2024): Director
  • Laura Lind (2023-2025): Director

Contact the board here.

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1450 Maple St., Redwood City, CA 94063
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