On Saturday afternoon, 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. 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, it is supposed to be nice this weekend, but not all that warm. 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.
We have had some incredible outings in the past, so please check out some of the previous "Newbie" Meet ups:
Your forty-dollar donation will help defer costs. If you have a question about this or anything else give me a call, or email me, to discuss.
A word about the waiting list. As the name implies, if you are on this list, you are "waiting" to see if a spot might open up for you. If chosen, you will get an email advising you that you have been selected and then another email with all of the details and instructions.
OK, let's go sailing and have some fun.