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Sail for Newbies - Out of Alameda on Sunday Morning

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The weather is supposed to sunny and warm on Sunday. So let's go sailing.

We will meet at the Oakland Yacht club in Alameda at 1030 hours on Sunday morning at the flagpole in front of the yacht club (please bring my cell phone number with you in case you get lost or are running late and do not bother the marina managers). There is plenty of free parking here.

We will most likely stay in the South Bay or do an "Island Sail (Angel and Alcatraz)" stopping over somewhere for lunch.

I expect that we will be out for about four hours.

We will experience many different wind and sea conditions and try all the points of sail. You may participate in the sailing of the boat as much, or as little, as you desire.

Please bring a sweater and a jacket for when it cools off. Bring foul weather gear and a PFD if you have them (I have some extras), and wear non-marking soled shoes.

I have ginger ale and bottled water on board. Please bring a snack to share and whatever beverage you prefer.

Willin' is a big, modern, safe, well-equipped, well-maintained yacht with full electronics and instrumentation. We will not be pushing her to her limits and we will enjoy a safe, comfortable sail. I will control the RSVP and waiting lists to ensure that we have a good mix of newbies and experienced sailors.

There will be a half-hour orientation to get you familiar with the boat and safety procedures prior to our departure.

Your forty dollar donation will help to defray costs.

We have had some incredible outings in the past:

So, let's go sailing and have some fun.