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Sail for Newbies - Out of Alameda to Angel Island on Saturday

  • Feb 22, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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The weatherman says that it is going to be 70 degrees and sunny on Saturday.  So, let's go sailing.  The tides will be good for this type of sail as well.  There is a strong ebb so we should get a fast run over to Angel and then we will sail home as the tide turns to a flood.

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 around 1600 hours, stopping for lunch at Ayala Cove on angel Island.

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 our departure.

Your forty-dollar donation will help to defray costs.  If you have a question about this, or anything else, feel free to contact me.

We have had some incredible outings in the past:

http://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/events/150735522/

http://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/events/148486452/

http://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/events/146113872/

http://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/events/144574012/

http://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/events/140105932/

http://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/events/139892902/

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

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  • Vix

    Mark naturally and effortlessly made everyone feel very welcome on the boat and let everyone pitch in to their comfort level. He's a good captain, a fine cook and even better story teller. Highly recommended.

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • John

    Had a great time, fun crew, good wind and a great captain!

    1 · February 23, 2014

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    A former member

    Would give this 10 stars

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • jackie g.

    I am coming as a guest of Deborah's. i have sailed before. I am a memeber of North Bay Sailing.

    February 21, 2014

  • Wendy

    Mark sorry I got a bit tied up at work and now my weekend looks like I'll be spending it a work :-( Next time!

    February 20, 2014

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