On Thursday evening, we will go out for an sail to watch the sunset and fireworks displays at either Pier 39, or the Berkeley Pier, or both.
The weather is suppose to remain hot and sunny all week, so getting out on the Bay should be a refreshing change.
We will meet at the Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda and enjoy a gentle sail up the Estuary under the Bay Bridge and either to the Berkely Pier or Pier 39 to watch some fireworks.
It will be still pretty warm when we leave the dock, but will cool off fast when the sun sets, so please bring a sweater and a jacket. Bring a foul weather jacket and a PFD if you have them (I have some extras), and wear non-marking soled shoes.
I expect that we will be out about four 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.
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.
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.