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Sail for Newbies - Out of Alameda to Angel Island on Saturday

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The weatherman says that it should clear up by the weekend. So, let's go sailing. The tides will be favorable for this type of sail. There will be a good ebb running, so we should get a fast run over to Angel and then we will sail home as the tide turns to a flood.

We will meet at the Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda at 1000 hours on Saturday morning at the flagpole in front of the yacht club. Please be on time and do not bother the marina managers inside (please bring my cell phone number with you in case you get lost, or are running late). There is plenty of free parking here.

We will meet at 1000 and sail before 1100, returning at around 1600 hours, stopping for lunch at Ayala Cove on angel Island. So this is a full day on the water. Don't make any big plans for Saturday night, you will be tired.

We will experience many different wind and sea conditions and try all the points of sail.

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.

You may participate in the sailing of the boat as much, or as little, as you desire.

I have ginger ale and bottled water on board. Please bring a snack to share and whatever beverage you prefer - No RED wine, blueberries, or other things that stain.

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 leaving.

We have had some incredible outings in the past:

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