WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES

Stand Up Paddling Boarding is a very popular sport.

April 1       10AM – 2PM - SUP Aloha Quickstart, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, 510-8937833, calkayak.com

Stand Up Paddling Boarding is a very popular sport. Come and learn the basic techniques to enjoy yourself on the waters in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. No previous experience required. $79.

 

April 8           10AM – 2PM - Galinas Marsh Kayak Tour, Outback Adventures, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Come explore the marsh wetlands along the Gallinas Marsh in Marin County while taking in the views of the San Francisco Bay and China Camp State Park. We will paddle out in stable double sea kayaks while keeping our eyes open for seals and wetland birds. Price is $70 per person.

 

April 8           6:30PM – 9:00PM - British Virgin Island Planning Party – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Join us and learn about our upcoming February 2018 10-day flotilla to the British Virgin Islands (The BVIs). The BVI’s are known for spectacular anchorages, hidden sandy coves and endless palm fringed beaches on this tropical adventure where you will find the crystal clear warm waters for snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. Perfect for all levels of sailor. Join us for the first planning party and details for joining us in February 2018! Event is free.

 

April 9  6:30PM – 9:30PM - Moonlight Kayaking, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, 510-893-7833, calkayak.com

Paddling under the full moon is enchanting! Typically, the water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary at night and the city lights and sounds add to the ambiance. We enjoy a leisurely pace as the sun sets and the moon rises, illuminating a delightful evening $69.

 

April 10         11:30AM – 5:30PM - SF Giants Home Opener Spectator Sail aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito 415-331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Sail from downtown Sausalito to AT&T Park on a classic tall-ship for the SF Giants’ first home game. Drop sail just south of the Bay Bridge and cruise into McCovey Cove to enjoy the game from the water. $99 per Person.

 

April 11         7PM – 8:00PM - Book Club – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Calling all bookworm sailors! OCSC and her crew will be starting an OCSC book club! The second Tuesday of each month we will meet at 7pm in our “Bay View Clubroom” to discuss a sailing/adventure book. We will have some basic snacks and beverages for everyone to enjoy. Join us for our first meeting. We will announce the next book at the end of this event. The first book we will review is: “Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea” by John Kretschmer. Please RSVP by calling the office. We look forward to you joining us! Event is free.

 

April 15         10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail - Call of the Sea, Bay Model Pier, Sausalito, 415-331-3214, www.callofthesea.org

Climb aboard the classic schooner Seaward and see San Francisco from the water. Take in an unmatched view of the city front as you sail by famous sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved with sailing the schooner with the help of our professional crew. Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, and light snacks will be served. This sail will include optional learning stations in seamanship and San Francisco Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited. Ticket price is $62.

 

April 15         1PM – 4PM - Seaward Sail - OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Every April, we get into the breeze and celebrate the upcoming season. Here at the club, glasses will be raised to the spring winds and waves. Plan ahead for your Spring Fling day and make your reservation aboard the 82’ Schooner Seaward for a 3-hour sail on the Bay. Help haul up the sails, trim the main and take the helm or just sit back and enjoy your time on the water! Sandwiches and beverages will be provided aboard as well as cheeses & crackers, fruits, veggies, chips & dips, red & white wine, beer and soft drinks. RSVP by calling the office. Cost Retail: $115.00, Member: $86.25

 

April 16         9AM – 3PM - Introduction to Rock Climbing at Cragmont Park in Berkeley, Outback Adventures, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

This local adventure is designed for those who want to learn how to rock climb outdoors or anyone just looking to experience the thrill of rock climbing. You don’t need any previous experience or brute strength to try this adventure. Total beginners, intermediate gym climbers, and those looking for a refresher will all graduate from this course with long lasting skills and memories. Throughout the day you will get expert rock climbing instruction and a lot of climbing time. Price is $110 per person.

 

April 16         1:30PM – 5:30PM - Tall-Ship Cannon Battle Spectator Sail aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito 415-331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Witness a battle between the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain! With sails raised, we will celebrate the showmanship that goes into an event such as this, and relive a time when differences were sorted at sea. $75 per person.

 

April 17-28      Captain OUPV (6-Pack/100GT) Course - Maritime Institute, Alameda, 888-262-8020,  www.MaritimeInstitute.com

Why settle for just an OUPV license when our USCG approved Captain’s course meets the requirement for not only the OUPV/6-PACK License; but also - OUPV up to 100 GT - Master or Mate Near Coastal less than 100 GT - Master or Mate Inland less than 100 GT. To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com.

 

April 20         Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement Course - Maritime Institute, Alameda, 888-262-8020, www.MaritimeInstitute.com

This Four (4) hour U. S. Coast Guard approved course meets the written examination requirement for a candidate holding a USCG Master or Mate license to obtain a Sailing or Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement. Course subjects include Rules of the Road, Parts of the sailing vessel & sail and Sailing terms and definitions. To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com.

 

April 22         8AM – 4:30PM - Earth Day Sail to the Farallon Islands aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito 415-331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Come aboard the schooner Freda B for an exciting day-long voyage, through the Golden Gate and past the Marin Headlands, to observe the abundant wildlife at the Farallon National Marine Sanctuary. $225 per person.

 

April 22         9AM – 4PM - Essentials of Kayaking, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, 510-893-7833, calkayak.com

Enjoy a day on the Oakland Estuary learning how to paddle a sea touring kayak with our expert instructors. You will learn a wide range of strokes such as: the forward and reverse stroke, sweep & draw strokes and ways to prevent capsizing.  In addition, you will learn how to rescue yourself and others.  Be prepared to get wet and have fun! $129.00

 

April 22         10AM – 3PM - Tomales Bay Kayak Tour, Outback Adventures, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Experience one the premier paddling destinations in California on this guided kayak tour. Wildlife abounds in this spectacular setting. Colorful sea stars slide beneath your kayak as majestic Thule Elk roam the hillsides. One of the largest protected bay and coastal areas in California, this kayaker’s paradise is a short distance from San Francisco and the Bay Area. Launching from Nick’s Cove, we will paddle in stable double sea kayaks, past Hog Island, to the White Cliffs of Tomales Bay, a unique geological formation similar to the White Cliffs of Dover. Price is $85 per person.

 

April 28         6PM – 8:30PM – Sunset Sail - Call of the Sea, Bay Model Pier, Sausalito, 415-331-3214, www.callofthesea.org

Climb aboard the classic schooner Seaward and see San Francisco from the water. Take in an unmatched view of the city front as you sail by famous sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved in sailing the schooner with the help of our professional crew. Complimentary wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be served. Ticket price is $62.

 

April 29         10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail - Call of the Sea, Bay Model Pier, Sausalito, 415-331-3214, www.callofthesea.org

Climb aboard the classic schooner Seaward and see San Francisco from the water. Take in an unmatched view of the city front as you sail by famous sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved with sailing the schooner with the help of our professional crew. Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, and light snacks will be served. This sail will include optional learning stations in seamanship and San Francisco Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited. Ticket price is $62.

 

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