• About Time for a Shakedown Cruise

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    The weather is breaking so let's go for a sail! Join us on the sailing vessel About Time as we leave from Berkeley Marina for a fun cruise around the bay. We'll find a nice spot for a potluck lunch, grill out on the BBQ, and then sail around for a bit on the way home. The sailing vessel About Time is a comfortably equipped Hunter 45' with plenty of deck and cabin space for up to eight passengers. We'll take off 11:00 sharp! from Berkeley and return late afternoon. Depending on wind and currents we could go to Paradise Cove or find a place near Angel Island. WHO: This event is for FIRST TIMERS! For those who have sailed on About Time several times already, we'll ask that you leave a spot for folks who haven't been out with us yet. Join the waiting list and we'll put people on board by Wednesday night. I'll send out details on how to find the boat several days before the event. No sailing experience is needed and there's no cost for the trip. The only cost is getting to Berkeley Marina and bringing something for a potluck lunch. WHEN: Show up as early as 10:00am, you can help get the boat set up. Not that there's much to do. We'll shove off by 11:00am. We'll try to be back to Berkeley approximately 6:00pm. POTLUCK: And of course bring something for the grill! Or you can choose to bring anything for an 8-person potluck picnic: cheese, baguettes, appetizers, kebobs, salads, fruit, chocolate brownies, guacamole n chips, (dare I say) wine. There's a full kitchen below and plenty of room to store your gear. We'll organize who brings what by posting comments on this meetup. Fair Winds!

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  • Sail aboard Shanty from Richmond Marina Bay Harbor

    Richmond Marina Bay

    Please sign up on the waitlist. At least two days before the day, I will select the best crew for this sail and confirm your spot. I prefer to take up to 4 people. If selected, please make sure to be on time as the tides do not wait for anybody. We'll start with the ebbing tide with winds that would allow us to sail out of the Gates. Shanty is 1988 Catalina 34 sloop with a self-tacking jib. She is moored at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. I will provide location details to the chosen crew members. "Always be prepared for cold and wet conditions, regardless of weather and season. Summer months are usually very windy. Dress in layers with outer shell being wind and water proof. Synthetics are better than cotton. Warm and tight hat is recommended. It’s always a good idea to have a set of warm and dry clothes to change to. Trust me on this one. Please wear white-sole or non marking shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Please use a bathroom on land before we go, even when you feel you don’t have to. The boat has a head (bathroom) but using it underway is difficult and I try to limit the trips to the pump out station to a minimum. The boat has all the safety equipment required by USCG, including life jackets (PFD’s) for everyone on board, First Aid Kit, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF marine radio and GPS." (Thank you Richard). I enjoy company of people who are passionate about sailing, whether they have plenty of experience under sail or just started learning.

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  • Sail aboard Shanty from Richmond Marina Bay Harbor

    Richmond Marina Bay

    Please sign up on the waitlist. At least two days before the day, I will select the best crew for this sail and confirm your spot. I prefer to take up to 4 people. If selected, please make sure to be on time as the tides do not wait for anybody. Shanty is 1988 Catalina 34 sloop with a self-tacking jib. She is moored at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. "Always be prepared for cold and wet conditions, regardless of weather and season. Summer months are usually very windy. Dress in layers with outer shell being wind and water proof. Synthetics are better than cotton. Warm and tight hat is recommended. It’s always a good idea to have a set of warm and dry clothes to change to. Trust me on this one. Please wear white-sole or non marking shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Please use a bathroom on land before we go, even when you feel you don’t have to. The boat has a head (bathroom) but using it underway is difficult and I try to limit the trips to the pump out station to a minimum. The boat has all the safety equipment required by USCG, including life jackets (PFD’s) for everyone on board, First Aid Kit, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF marine radio and GPS." (Thank you Richard). I enjoy company of people who are passionate about sailing, whether they have plenty of experience under sail or just started learning.

  • Sail aboard Shanty from Richmond Marina Bay Harbor

    Richmond Marina Bay

    Please sign up on the waitlist. At least two days before the day, I will select the best crew for this sail and confirm your spot. I prefer to take up to 4 people. If selected, please make sure to be on time as the tides do not wait for anybody. Shanty is 1988 Catalina 34 sloop with a self-tacking jib. She is moored at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. "Always be prepared for cold and wet conditions, regardless of weather and season. Summer months are usually very windy. Dress in layers with outer shell being wind and water proof. Synthetics are better than cotton. Warm and tight hat is recommended. It’s always a good idea to have a set of warm and dry clothes to change to. Trust me on this one. Please wear white-sole or non marking shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Please use a bathroom on land before we go, even when you feel you don’t have to. The boat has a head (bathroom) but using it underway is difficult and I try to limit the trips to the pump out station to a minimum. The boat has all the safety equipment required by USCG, including life jackets (PFD’s) for everyone on board, First Aid Kit, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF marine radio and GPS." (Thank you Richard). I enjoy company of people who are passionate about sailing, whether they have plenty of experience under sail or just started learning.

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  • Sail aboard Shanty from Richmond Marina Bay Harbor

    Richmond Marina Bay

    Please sign up on the waitlist. At least two days before the day, I will select the best crew for this sail and confirm your spot. I prefer to take up to 4 people. If selected, please make sure to be on time as the tides do not wait for anybody. Shanty is 1988 Catalina 34 sloop with a self-tacking jib. She is moored at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. "Always be prepared for cold and wet conditions, regardless of weather and season. Summer months are usually very windy. Dress in layers with outer shell being wind and water proof. Synthetics are better than cotton. Warm and tight hat is recommended. It’s always a good idea to have a set of warm and dry clothes to change to. Trust me on this one. Please wear white-sole or non marking shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Please use a bathroom on land before we go, even when you feel you don’t have to. The boat has a head (bathroom) but using it underway is difficult and I try to limit the trips to the pump out station to a minimum. The boat has all the safety equipment required by USCG, including life jackets (PFD’s) for everyone on board, First Aid Kit, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF marine radio and GPS." (Thank you Richard). I enjoy company of people who are passionate about sailing, whether they have plenty of experience under sail or just started learning.

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  • Latitude 38's Spring Crew List Party

    1 Yacht Rd

    Taken directly from Lat38's web page (https://www.latitude38.com/crew-party/): A social event that connects people who want to sail with boat owners looking for crew. A great way to get involved in sailing or racing this summer. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required, come as you are. Admission is $10, or $5 if you are 25 or under. Included in the price of admission will be a buffet of munchies, a door-prize drawing for Latitude logowear, color-coded, informational name tags, and a sailing slide show. GGYC's bar will sell drinks. One of the highlights of the evening will be Sal's Inflatable Services' liferaft. A party guest will get to pull the cord, inflating the raft right in the middle of onlookers, who will then have an opportunity to pile in and snap selfies. You can sign up to crew or to find crew using our free online Crew Lists, but you don't have to be on a Crew List to come to the party!

  • Sail aboard Shanty from Richmond Marina Bay Harbor

    Richmond Marina Bay

    Please sign up on the waitlist. I prefer to take up to 4 people. If selected, please make sure to be on time as the tides do not wait for anybody. Shanty is 1988 Catalina 34 sloop with a self-tacking jib. She is moored at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. I will provide location details to the chosen crew members. "Always be prepared for cold and wet conditions, regardless of weather and season. Summer months are usually very windy. Dress in layers with outer shell being wind and water proof. Synthetics are better than cotton. Warm and tight hat is recommended. It’s always a good idea to have a set of warm and dry clothes to change to. Trust me on this one. Please wear white-sole or non marking shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Please use a bathroom on land before we go, even when you feel you don’t have to. The boat has a head (bathroom) but using it underway is difficult and I try to limit the trips to the pump out station to a minimum. The boat has all the safety equipment required by USCG, including life jackets (PFD’s) for everyone on board, First Aid Kit, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF marine radio and GPS." (Thank you Richard). I enjoy company of people who are passionate about sailing, whether they have plenty of experience under sail or just started learning.

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  • Sail the British Virgin Islands 2019 (Event is full)

    BVI Yacht Charters

    I have chartered a four cabin, four head, 2018 Beneteau Oceanis 48 from January 06, 2019 to January 20, 2019 for either a one or two week sailing adventure (week 2 is filled and week 1 has one available cabin-wait list is available). Each week begins with meeting on the boat at the marina on Sunday after 1:00 PM, begin sailing to a different island each day on Monday morning, returning to the marina the following Sunday morning by 9:00 AM. Take part in sailing the boat, learn how to sail with informal instruction from an American Sailing Association Certified Instructor with 40 years’ experience (no certification given), or just sit back and relax. This vacation is more than just the fabulous sailing inside the Sir Francis Drake Channel and the more robust sailing outside the channel. We pick up a mooring ball or anchor each day early to mid-afternoon and spend the rest of the day snorkeling, swimming, walking the beach, lying in the sun on the beach or on the boat, hiking the islands, and relaxing with your favorite beverage. Of course there are a lot of conversations and making new friends. Enjoying the beauty of a different island each day is so much better than a beach side motel. The cost is $1350/person/week, not including food, airfare, and transportation to or from the marina. The number of crew per week is limited to 6 plus the captain. All boat expenses are included. Food for the week is approximately $120/person/week, which includes all breakfasts and lunches and two dinners eaten aboard. All other dinners are eaten at island restaurants. The number of dinners eaten aboard can be increased depending upon the crew’s desire. I hold a USCG 100 Ton Master and OUPV Near Coastal License and have been sailing for 40 years. This will be my 12th year sailing in the British Virgin Islands. I keep going back because of the unparalleled beauty and the options for many other activities. It truly is a vacation to remember. Please check out my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/andiamosailing, for photos and videos of past events to the BVI. You can contact me at [masked] or call[masked] for more information and to answer any questions. • What to bring A list of suggested items will be sent to all those that have signed up. • Important to know January is a great time to sail in the British Virgin Islands.

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