A great way to spend an evening outdoors! I've been taking out a lot of sailors but it is really fun to share with folks who don't normally get a chance to sail on a classic wooden sloop.
The Moonlight Sails fill up fast because it is so much fun
Here are two links to photos taken in the sailing group and another meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/bayarea-outdoor-adventure-group/photos/1386811/23387651/#[masked]
We meet at the dock in Berkeley and spend a little time getting to know one another while we have a glass of wine and get ready. We sail out and watch the sunset and then the lights of the city light up.
Sometimes it is windy and spray blows across the boat. Sometimes it is calm and we sit and drink more wine and watch the moonrise. Everyone who wants to gets a chance to steer the boat and learn the basics of sailing. We get back to the dock between 9 and 9:30 and we are totally done by 10 usually.
I am a licensed United States Coast Guard Master 50 GRT's and a registered US Sailing instructor. A moonlight sail isn't a sailing lesson but it can be a great start to see if you are interested.
There is nothing like being powered by the wind in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is an amazing experience.
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If the donation is a problem for you please e-mail me! Sailing is a basic human right and I'll make sure you can get out on the water!
There is no bathroom on the boat! Just 'the bucket'. There is a porta potty on the boat for emergencies and there are bathrooms on land in the marina for before and after the sail.
For sure wear clothes. Warm clothes. Even on the warmest days it is still chilly out on the water. Bring layers and something water and wind proof if you have it. Ski clothes are an excellent option. There is plenty of room down below to stow extra gear.
$30 and food and wine / drinks to share. Please bring snacks to share with the group - things that are easy to eat like finger foods, cheese and crackers, fruit, berries, cookies etc. The $30 donation is on a sliding scale for folks who would happily pay if they could but for whatever reason can't right now. Please send me an e-mail if the full donation is an issue. Sailing is a basic human right!