We have an exceptionally low tide next Thursday, December 13. The tide will be all the way down at -1.67 feet at 5:53 pm in Berkeley.
My Dragonboating club, DragonMax, will be holding its regular Evening Practice one half hour early on Thursday to take advantage of this low tide to join Cal Sailing Club on the Ashby Shoal for cocktails, a bonfire, and maybe even a clambake!
For a description of Dragonboating click here:
This event is FREE but if you end up addicted to dragonboating you can become a member of DragonMax (unlimited paddling for one year!!) for $100.
The shoal is about 1/4 mile north of the Emeryville Marina. It will be a very substantial island at that tide level, with many acres of exposed sand. We will paddle to the shoal (about 30 minutes on the water), spend 30 minutes frolicking on the shoal, and then head back to Berkeley (paddling!!) at 6:30. We will be back at the starting point at 7:00 p.m.
Paddles and PFD's (lifejackets) are provided FREE.
What to wear?? Clear skies are forecast but temps can be chilly. Wear layers of water-resistant clothing. DON'T wear cotton pants/sweatshirts because they absorb waterspray and don't dry out very quickly. Nylon windbreakers and hiking pants work fine. Water shoes are much better than flip-flops for your feet. The boat is equipped with navigation lights but it will be dark out there! Fun!! The San Francisco skyline is a spectacular sight at night on the water.
Bring your own beverage!