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Sail for Newbies from Alameda on Saturday

  • Mar 22, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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The long range forecast is for a sunny and warm day on Saturday.  So, let's go sailing.  The tides are should be favorable for a trip "Out the Gate", or to Angel Island.  We will decide based on the experience levels and expectations of the Crew.  We will stop for lunch in Ayala Cove, or Sausalito, depending on our destination. 

We will meet at the Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda at 1000 hours on Saturday morning at the flagpole in front of the yacht club.  Please be on time and do not bother the marina managers inside  (please bring my cell phone number with you in case you get lost, or are running late).  There is plenty of free parking here.

We will meet at 1000 and sail before 1100, returning at around 1600 hours, stopping for lunch.  So this is a full day on the water.

We will experience many different wind and sea conditions and try all the points of sail.

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.

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 - No RED wine, blueberries, or other things that stain.

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 half-hour orientation to get you familiar with the boat and safety procedures prior to leaving.

We have had some incredible outings in the past:

Please do not forget to answer the informational questions when you sign up.  Without these answers, I cannot confirm your reservation.

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


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  • Angela

    HI John(organizer)

    Thank you for contacting me. I have always enjoyed cruising on a family owned motor boat on lakes. When I travel, I enjoy very much boating on calm sea. Ocean, ocean with colorful sky, ocean with different colors, ocean with sunrise or sunset are beauty in my eyes.

    Love to enjoy cruising/fishing/sailing and to meet new friends who share similar interests.



    March 22, 2014

  • Angela

    New to this area, love to explore with fun people! hope someone organizes event between April 10-17 :-))
    If you do, please email [masked]

    March 21, 2014

  • Anni

    Hi Mark, long time no see. Can't attend this weekend but hopefully next go I'll be on board. Have a great sail Saturday and happy Spring.

    March 20, 2014

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