It's easy to make sailing friends here!  We were the original sailing Meetup group in the Bay Area, and are the largest.  We try to offer inexpensive sailing opportunities for everyone.   Most of our events are free.

You don't have to know how to sail to be part of the group.  People with boats usually always welcome guests aboard to help pull ropes and turn cranks and pass out beer.  That is called "crewing".

The purpose of this meetup group is to promote and share the passions of sailing. Anyone interested in sailing may join. The variety of scheduled events can help build up your sailing social circle, which is one of the keys to more sailing. Educational, social, and actual sailing events will be fun and allow members to meet each other.

Hopefully we can introduce some passion-sailors to racing. It's a good way to sail more and really learn how to sail well. And it's a great excuse to go sailing on the race days, of which there are quite a lot in SF Bay. And, don't forget practice sessions, too. Crewing for race boats is the best way to get a lot of fun, inexpensive, thrilling sailing with a dedicated crew.

Please note that members with 3 "No Show"s to events will be removed from the group.

If you no-show to an actual sailing event, or prevent others from sailing if you change your RSVP to no within 48 hours of a sailing event, you will be removed from the group, for the good of the group.

Please update your RSVP in time so the boat owners and captains can plan accordingly. This is a little courtesy to your fellow meetup members to make planning easier and not "waste" limited seats on a boat.

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  • New Photo Comment
    KB KB commented on a photo
    2h ago

    "Wendy demonstrates how the female gender-warriors­ kicked butt today, even with 3 g u y s on the boat. Cetacea is pleased, and ready to retreat to her berth."

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    KB KB commented on a photo
    3h ago

    "Passing the spinnaker restaurant, Vegan activist Wendy, a life-long carnivoraholic in remission therapy, subconsciously gnashes her teeth as she slowly succumbs to the seductive and delightful porcine pheromones, wafted aloft by the sinful aroma..."

  • New Photo Comment
    KB KB commented on a photo
    3h ago

    "Aaaahhhhh, but Dave, as any student of psychometry would channel, and any capacitor engineer would calculate; Cetacea, does indeed, store the fun memories of group sailings, imparting them to others coming in contact with her!..."

  • New Photo Comment
    KB KB commented on a photo
    3h ago

    "Dave exchanges places with Doug, much to Doug's chagrin, clashing harshly in Dave's happy grin."

  • New comment
    Lorna

    "Just saw that the group is full. Please notify me if 2 spots open up.. Thanks so much.. If we dont see you this time, have an amazing sail!"

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  • New comment
    Lorna

    "Hey Harlan. I have a gf coming to town and would love to join you all. She has no sailing experience.­ I have been out quite a few times, but I am a beginner, and love to learn. Just point me in the right direction and I can assist...."

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  • New RSVP
    Joanee W.
    LABOR DAY WEEKEND SAIL SF BAY- SAUSALITO
    Saturday 12:00 PM at Modern Sailing
    6 going · 2 waiting
  • New Photo Comment
    Wendy Wendy commented on a photo
    6h ago

    "Rejecting the more pedestrian ankle bracelets and toe rings currently popular for foot adornment, Wendy opts instead for a sailboat as a chic chiropody charm."

  • New RSVP
    min
    Come on Labor Day to Sail Richmond Riviera
    Monday 11:00 AM
    4 going · 10 waiting
  • Updated RSVP
    Jk
    Come on Labor Day to Sail Richmond Riviera
    Monday 11:00 AM
    4 going · 10 waiting
 

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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