What we're about
Meet Sailors, from salty souls to those who have never tried it, join us and go sailing. Our group often includes folks from our sponsors school of folks that just finished or are taking classes getting ready to enjoy this combination of sport & lifestyle. Don't be fooled by the number of sailors signed up for the events. The actual number going is ofter much higher.
Oakland Sailing Meetup Group (OSMG) welcomes all (and kids can go, half price or free when adult attendance covers the minimum for renting the boat(s) we use).
We sail for the fun and love of sailing and to just practice. Our fun/practice outings include: sunset sails, casual sailing, Bay cruises, loops around an island, sail to SF city front. Try a sail to an island raft-up or a photography sailing tour of San Francisco Bay. We often enjoy great foody pot-luck BBQs either at Afterguard's site or on a raft-up of boats.
Want to GO SAILING - It is easy to get aboard a boat with OSMG - there are lots of boats. Our primary sponsor is a professional sailing school with a foundation arm that links to the Sea Scouts, Vets and many ages of kids plus Meetup. This is why our Meetup has access to many boats. We do pay to use the boats, but way less than the cost for privately owned yachts placed in charter.
Event cuts offs are set as close to the sailing event as possible. If at the last minute. turns out you can go - just call the posted numbers. Won't check email if close to "cast off" point. You don't want to miss the boat.
Members: If you have an idea for a sail or group event - email it in. This is your group too.
April-October 6-8:30 pm we sail every Wed. Some years we host wine or beer tasting and foodie events to follow sailing. In Nov-Mar is when there are more raft ups on weekends and other kinds of sails that follow with the many holidays.
Want to learn to sail? We meet at Afterguard Sailing Academy - the Bay Area's most affordable professional sailing school - the little school with heart. As a school Afterguard does specialize in setting up classes for friends, couples and families on the same boat. Sounds like 'Dah' yet many professional schools force families or couple to separate to different boats to learn. Sailing for Afterguard is a shared sport - learning how to share sailing, as a family, friend, couples, family or co-workers can help to get things done. Afterguard enjoys the reputation as the school that provides the best sailing education for your money. See the sponsor tab to learn more about Afterguard.
Oakland Sailing Meetup Group started in 2008. We are still sailing and loving it.