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Midweek Sail!
Like to sail mid week? Join me for a relaxed Wednesday sail on my brand new, comfortably equipped, 38 foot Beneteau out of the Pier 39 Marina. This time of year we set sail mid morning and return to dock late afternoon - the crew will get more specific details on where to meet and what to bring a couple of days before each sail when the weather forecasts are more likely to be accurate. We always see a lot of wildlife when we're out on the water - harbor porpoises. sea lions, pelicans, gulls, cormorants, and much more. The views from the water are spectacular - San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, etc. - and are always changing with the weather and time of day. We often anchor somewhere quiet for a potluck picnic lunch aboard (plan to bring food/drink to share), but sometimes we go to a local restaurant with a guest dock for lunch ashore instead. No cost and no sailing skill or experience required. Even if you've never sailed before, I'll gladly give you a turn at the wheel if conditions are safe. Please pitch in with setting up the boat before we sail and stay after to help clean up and put away the boat at the end. This sail is set as waitlist only! I will notify you if you have a place at least a couple of days before the sail. Please respond very promptly or I will move on to another person from the waitlist!

Pier 39 Marina

Embarcadero and Stockton · San Francisco, CA

Respond by: 5/1/2018

What we're about

Public Group

It's easy to make sailing friends here! We are the original sailing Meetup group in the Bay Area, and the largest and most active. We try to offer inexpensive sailing opportunities for everyone. All of our events are free, unlike other groups, which exist to charge people to sail. The only time we charge people is when the event is a charter-share and everyone "chips in" on the cost to charter the boat. We don't believe in using the Meetup platform to run a business.

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.

Here is a great little example of some fast sailing and what one of our events is like: Click here (

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 could be removed from 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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