Go for a sail Friday night! Adventure and fun as well as some very tranquil times. You will be amazed at the power of the water and how good you feel being powered only by the wind.
Sailing in the evening usually runs from exciting to relaxing all in one night. You can decide how much you want to help sail or how much you want to sit and watch.
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.
I am a licensed United States Coast Guard Master 50 GRT's and a registered US Sailing instructor. I have sailed, taught sailing and captained charters for years sailing all kinds of boats in all kinds of conditions. I'll make sure you stay safe as well as have a great time!
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.
For more info and photos you can check out my website
www.captdan.net or facebook:
$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.
If you are short on funds there are still ways to get you out on the water! Sailing is a basic human right! You can help work on the boat or barter your skills in the kitchen!
The head or bathroom aboard Feral is called 'The Bucket'. There are clean bathrooms in the marina. It's not a super long sail so you can probably hold it. But I've noticed that as soon as one person uses The Bucket lots of people get comfortable with it. (Guys can use the big bucket over the side if they feel adventurous - and we aren't still at the dock!)
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.
The boat will usually have 6 passengers plus captain and crew. Some folks sign up from my FaceBook page so even if you only see 2 or 3 people signed up here there are almost for sure 3 or 4 more signed up already. If you WANT your own private sail just shoot me an e-mail and we can work it out!
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Use the Satellite View so you can see how the parking lot works.