The Weather Should be Great, but Let's go Sailing Anyway - Sail for Newbies

  • February 23, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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On one of our last weekend sails we had a large Humpback Whale come and get "up close and personal" with our boat.  While I can't promise a repeat performance, the weather promises to be warm and sunny.

On Saturday, we will most likely expore the East and South Bays or do an "Island Tour" type of a sail - around Alcatraz and Angel Island through Raccoon Strait and back again.  We will stop for lunch at Ayala Cove or McCovey Cove depending.  There will be a strong ebb in the afternoon, so I will try to plan around this.  After our orientation talk, we will decide on our destination based on time and tide, and the experience level and goals of the group as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I expect that we will be out for four or five hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will experience many different wind and sea conditions and try all the points of sail.  You may participate in the sailing of the boat as much, or as little, as you desire.

Please bring a sweater and a jacket for when it cools off.  Bring foul weather gear and a PFD if you have them (I have some extras), and wear non-marking soled shoes.

I have ginger ale and bottled water on board.  Please bring a snack to share and whatever beverage you prefer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willin' is a big, modern, safe, well-equipped, well-maintained yacht with full electronics and instrumentation.  We will not be pushing her to her limits and we will enjoy a safe, comfortable sail.  I will control the RSVP and waiting lists to ensure that we have a good mix of newbies and experienced sailors.

There will be a one-hour orientation to get you familiar with the boat and safety procedures prior to our departure.

Your forty-dollar donation will help to defray costs.  If you have any questions about this, or anything else, please give me a call, or email me.

We have had some incredible outings in the past, so please check out some of the previous "Newbie" Meet ups:

http://www.gotwaw.com/photos/5402722/

http://www.gotwaw.com/photos/1237803/

http://www.gotwaw.com/photos/3641422/

OK, let's go sailing and have some fun.

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  • Barbara D.

    I had a great time!

    February 24, 2013

  • Stevie

    See you at ten thanks

    February 23, 2013

  • Mark

    Steph, You are confirmed. I don't know why you did not get the email. Please check your email settings with Meet-Up and make sure that you set to recieve emails for events that you are listed as "Attending". I have mine set so that I don't get an email unless I am involved in the event.

    February 23, 2013

  • Marycolette

    I enjoy sailing but for sure qualify as a newbie!

    February 21, 2013

    • Mark

      I usually post these as "Sails for Newbies (and everyone else too)", but I ran out of space. I will look forward to meeting you tomorrow.

      February 22, 2013

    • Stevie

      Hi Mark I did not get the email on the details. Am I confirmed? Thanks

      February 23, 2013

  • Susie R.

    What is the cost? I didn't see it anywhere. Is there still 2 spots left?

    February 22, 2013

    • Mark

      No, I am sorry, no room left and one waiting.

      February 22, 2013

  • Barbara D.

    I am so excited!

    February 22, 2013

    • Mark

      Best confirmation yet.

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it, on call for work...

    February 21, 2013

    • Mark

      Next time!

      February 22, 2013

  • Ted R.

    Where at pier 40 do we meet?

    February 22, 2013

    • Mark

      We will meet at the "Java House" (this is not Red's) and Pier 40 is no where near Pier 39, but directions and details are forthcoming.

      February 22, 2013

  • Mark

    I will be sending out an email with more detailed information this afternoon.

    February 22, 2013

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