• 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 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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  • Saturday Day Sail Out of Emeryville. New sailors only! RSVP by 5pm Today

    Update: Last chance for new sailors to join us. I will open to all at 5pm. Please RSVP. I have a pretty regular crew that joins me from GWAW. For this sail, I would like folks that have never sailed with me before. If I do not get a full crew in the next 36 hours, I will open the invite to all. • What we'll do Weather looks nice and the winds should be fine. She is a 40' Jeanneau and she is as fast as she is beautiful! There is no charge for this sail. Kona, my golden retriever will be joining us. • What to bring Bring your lunch and something to share. We usually open some wine with lunch. • Important to know Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. We will depart promptly at 11:00. If you are late and we have not received a phone call from you, we will depart.

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  • This Saturday on the water

    Coyote Point Marina

    Saturday is a perfect day to get on the water on Catalina 36. We leave Coyote Point marina at about 9:00 AM and head north for the the slot and go as close as possible to Golden Gate Bridge. I am open to the destination and duration - whatever everyone votes for. Return is always pleasant as it is a downwind sail. We do experience high winds in late afternoons near the airport. I would prefer that you have had prior sailing experience or classes. Bring food for your self and to share. Warm clothes,hat, glasses and sun tan lotion is a good idea. Please leave alcoholic beverages behind. I have room for 4 plus myself for a total of 5 - I may take more if conditions change. I do not take guests that may join you. Please send me a message with your cell phone number so that I can text you and update you if conditions change. If weather does not co-operate I may have to cancel. Rain is expected on Friday but not Saturday.

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  • Boat Party and Potluck

    Berkeley Marina

    Unfortunately we can't go sailing as planned but we have all this food so let's hang out on the boat! It should be a nice sunny day at Berkeley Marina, there's a grill on deck and full kitchen below. No promise that we'll be able to watch Sail GP on the big screen but if we share iPhones/iPads we can watch the app. Everyone please reconfirm their attendance due to this complete change in the event.

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  • Belize flotilla *FULL* get on the wait list

    Needs a location

    Ahoy, Get ready to have an adventure of a life time in Belize with Yacht Foot! With over 300 islands and miles of coast line, this little country has a lot to offer, including famous Glover’s Atoll. Located 40 miles off shore from Placencia in protected waters, it is in the top 10 places in the world for snorkeling. It was also one of the highlights of our trip last year, and we are doing it again! The Reef system is truly remarkable with its untouched beauty, amazing snorkeling, great scuba diving, flat water sailing and unforgettable memories. To view a short video of last year’s trip, click here https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1617355611714909&id=100003214586127. ITINERARY MAY 3RD TRAVEL DAY:  Arrive in Belize (BZE) then either take a shuttle, rent a car or take a short flight to your final destination – PLACENCIA. This small fishing village is fast growing with tourism, but still embraces the Caribbean charm you would expect. It is known for very friendly people and hospitality. You will find plenty of things to see and do there.  Meet for a group dinner at Rum Fish located in the heart of the village. MAY 4TH BOARDING DAY:  Check out and head to the dock for check in (ARRANGE YOUR OWN TRANSPORT).  Meet the local captain, settle in and stow the provisions.  Sit back, relax on the trampoline and take in the view as we sail out from the lagoon to Hatchet Caye Resort for the first night.  Dinner and drinks ashore, as we watching spotted eagle rays and nurse sharks swimming around the dock to end the evening (https://www.hatchetcaye.com/). MAY 5TH SAIL TO GLOVERS ATOLL:  Wake up, take in the morning sun and views with a coffee on deck (or Mimosas).  Sail to Glovers Atoll, as our final destination, with snorkel stops along the way in search of sea turtles and whale sharks. We will pass through Gladden Split for the open water crossing keeping a sharp look out for diving birds and fish boils. If you see the birds diving, shout out as Whale Sharks are sure to be seen. MAY 6TH-7TH GLOVER ATOLL (2 NIGHTS):  Explore the surrounding islands and resorts, as this is a slower time of year for tourism.  The next 2 days will be filled with snorkeling, scuba diving (to be arranged), paddle boarding, and sailing.  One night ashore dinner and drinks. MAY 8TH SOUTH WATER CAYE:  Head back inside the Barrier Reef System to South Water Caye. This is a great place to spend the day snorkeling or taking a visit to the research center.  Option of dinner ashore and entertainment. MAY 9TH KING LEWEY’S ISLAND:  Morning swim and sail to King Lewey’s island.  Spend the day exploring the surrounding waters or sit back in a hammock over the water with a frosty beverage.  Option of dinner ashore (https://www.kingleweysislandresort.com/). MAY 10th SAIL DAY (Stay TBD)  Upon captain’s discretion on where to stay the night; return to dock the next morning. MAY 11TH RETURN & HOTEL:  Return to base and check back into the hotel for the last night.  Placencia has a wonder sidewalk to take in the colors and experience life in Belize! Will surely keep you entertained for the night! MAY 12TH RETURN HOME: • Return home with a new tan, friends and a camera full of memories that will last a life time! OTHER TRAVEL DETAILS WHAT’S INCLUDED  2 nights hotel double occupancy  7 nights on board a catamaran  kayak or paddle board  Linens and towels  Snorkeling equipment  Fuel, hull/damage insurance  Provisions for breakfast, lunch and 4 dinners  Drinking water, Coffee, Tea NOT INCLUDED  Air and land transportation  Dinners ashore  Beverages  Mooring ball fees  National park fees  Tips and gratuity PRICING https://yachtfoot.com/reservations/ CABIN SELECTION COST Peak berth $1400 Single non-private bunk $1400 Single cabin $1800 Double cabin $3200

  • Saturday Day Sail Out of Emeryville, Celebrating our return from Mexico!

    We have just returned from a 7 month voyage to Mexico and back to SF. This sail is a celebration of our return! Please join us so I can relay some amazing stories about our adventure to Zihuantenejo. • What we'll do Weather looks warm and the winds should be fine. She is a 40' Jeanneau and she is as fast as she is beautiful! There is no charge for this sail. Kona, my golden retriever will be joining us. • What to bring Bring your lunch and something to share. We usually open some wine with lunch. • Important to know Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. We will depart promptly at 11:00. If you are late and we have not received a phone call from you, we will depart.

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  • 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 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 total. If selected, please make sure to be on time as the tides do not wait for anybody. I will meet you at the gate E of the marina at the start time. 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 waterproof. 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.