OK. Let's try this again. We had four last minute cancelations for today's sail, which is a shame, because the weather is so nice. But I got some maintenance done and I would still like to go for a sail this weekend. So we can meet at the Java House for coffee at ten and then head down to the boat. I am on G Dock now.
We will most likely expore Cityfront 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. We might even head out the gate to see the Point Benita Light and then stop over at Horseshoe Cove.
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 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:
OK, let's go sailing and have some fun.