Meet other Sailors, from experts to those who have never tried it - and those just out of classes but still new to the sport/lifestyle. Oakland Sailing Meetup Group (OSMG) welcomes all (and kids often go free).
We sail for the love of sailing and to practice. Our practice outings include: sunset sails, casual fun regattas, Bay cruises, loops around an island, sail to SF city front. Try a sail to an island raft-up or a photography sailing tour of San Francisco Bay. We often enjoy great food - BBQs at Afterguard's site, post sail pot-lucks or provided, on-board cooking competitions for progressive lunches. Foodies love our events.
GO SAILING - It is easy to get aboard with OSMG - there are lots of boats. Event cuts offs are set as close to the sailing event as possible. If at the last minute you can go - call the posted numbers. Won't check email when it gets too close to the "cast off" point. You don't want to miss the boat.
Members: If you have an idea for a sail or group event - email it in. This is your group too.
For those who have never sailed before we'd love to help you find out if sailing is all you dreamed and more. With all the fun options with Oak Sailing Meetup Grp you can decide what kind of sailing you like. Casual, race, adventurous, fair weather - It's all good. Taken lessons - this a great place to practice. Even experienced sailors say they always learn something when they sail with Oakland Sailing Meetup Group.
April-October 6-8:30 pm we sail every Wed. Once a month is a post sail wine tasting and foodie event. Often the wine is accompanied by music members bring their instruments to play individually or together. These events are lots of fun.
Want to learn to sail? We meet at Afterguard Sailing Academy - the Bay Area's most affordable professional sailing school - the little school with heart. Afterguard is a for-profit professional school for all ages that hosts a Non-Profit focused on teaching sailing to inner city HS kids during the school year. As a school Afterguard works with families and couples on the same boat. Sounds like 'Dah' yet many professional schools force families or couple to separate to different boats to learn. Sailing to Afterguard is a shared sport - learning how to share sailing, a family recently noted, helps them at home to get along and get things done. Afterguard enjoys the reputation as the school that provides excellent sailing ed, personal attention and a place where you learn to sail really well. See the sponsor tab to learn more about Afterguard.
Oakland Sailing Meetup Group started as an affordable way for those who finished classes to sail for fun and practice - often. Sailing to some becomes "necessary" due to it's mental and soul refreshing benefits to where it slowly becomes a passion or part of your life in all the best of ways. We really love sailing and love to share this sometime active and sometimes truly relaxing/de-stressing sport. Because so many in the area want more water time - Oak. Sailing Meetup has grown! Want to sail? Try sailing with Oakland Sailing Meetup Group.