How about a cool way to start your Saturday Night? A sunset sail with a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers, strawberries or whatever you decide to bring!
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.
Here are two links to photos taken in the sailing group and another meetup group:
We meet at the dock in Berkeley at 6:30 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. We will get back to the dock at 9 unless someone really sweet talks me into staying out later!
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.
I am a licensed United States Coast Guard Master 50 GRT's and a registered US Sailing instructor. A sunset or 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.
For more info and photos you can check out my website or facebook:
If the donation is a problem for you please e-mail me in advance! Sailing is a basic human right and I'll make sure you can get out on the water!
More recent pictures of a fun sail:
Notice there are some wet folks! This was a very windy day but not too unusual! The peeps who stayed in the cockpit didn't get wet but it is still best to bring water proof pants and a raincoat.
The boat almost always has at least 6 people but the average is 8.
THIS EVENT IS CROSS-POSTED!
Check Got Wind and Water and Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Group to see who else is going!
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!