This group is for gay and bi men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who are interested in sailing and boating on the bay, and outdoor adventures in general.
Weather permitting, we will likely meet whenever the conditions are best for a good full day or half day sail. Through this Meetup group, we hope to provide a venue where members can come together, learn a bit about sailing (or practice their existing skills), network, and simply have a great time out on the water.
The Meetup organizers hold US Sailing certifications for both sailing and power boating, and frequently charter boats out of Alameda, California. The organizers are not licensed captains, nor do they run this group as part of a company -- we are just hobbyists who enjoy getting out on the water as often as possible and want to meet other guys with similar interests.
**Please note that sailing is a strenuous sport that can be hazardous. All members acknowledge such hazards and participate of their own free will and at their own risk. In case of injury, members will release the organizers, charter companies, and boat owners of liability. All participants will be expected to sign a release of liability waiver.
Members are expected to exercise caution aboard the boats and/or while engaged in the Meetup group's activities.***
So that we can maintain balance in the group's membership, we now require that each member apply, and be approved by the organizers.