WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES October 2017

October 1st marks the culmination of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

October 1 2PM – 5PM - Summer of Love on San Francisco Bay, Call of the Sea (415) 331-3214, www.callofthesea.org

October 1st marks the culmination of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Schooner Seaward will join 40-50 other water craft to celebrate on the water and view “The Love Plan Experience.” During the sail, we’ll head towards the Golden Gate Bridge, where two jets will be drawing hearts in the sky to commemorate the peace and love that the Bay Area proudly embodies. Adults $60, Youth (6-17) $30, Children under 6 free.

 

October 7   10AM – 5:30PM - Fleet Week Schooner Sail – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

This year the exciting events of Fleet Week will return to the Bay Area! The Navy Blue Angels will once again take to the skies above the Bay for several jaw-dropping airshows. Enjoy the awe-inspiring aerial acrobatics of the Canadian Snowbirds and Patriots Jet Team from the best seat in the bay area, aboard our 82’ Schooner Seaward. Enjoy a no-stress adventure on the beautiful schooner along with complementary light snacks and refreshments. Retail: $235 Member: $176.25

 

October 14 8:15AM – 11AM - Birding on the Bay – Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Finally a sail specific to bird enthusiasts! Sail up Raccoon Strait, behind Paradise, and up to the Brothers rocks in search of our favorite bay birds. Cost: $75 

 

October 15  10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail, Call of the Sea (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 San Francisco 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! Adults $60, Youth (6-17) $30, Children under 6 free.

 

October     Able Seamen Course - Maritime Institute, Alameda, 888-262-8020, www.MaritimeInstitute.com

  16 - 20     The Able Seaman is an excellent starting point for one wishing to transition into the merchant marines. All those wishing to become upper level deck officers will be required to hold an AB ticket. The course also includes Marlinspike Seamanship as a bonus. To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com.

 

October 19  6:30PM – 9:00PM - Croatia Planning Party– OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Croatia’s fantastic climate, cuisine, endless activities, friendly people and superb sailing ensure the return of many vacation makers year after year. Discover beautiful bays ideal for swimming, lovely little rustic fishing villages, as well as its bustling nightlife. OCSC Flotillas are designed for you to enjoy an exotic location in a social and supportive atmosphere, whether you join as a crew, take command of your own yacht, or form a crew at our planning parties. Cost: free

 

October 20  6PM – 8:30PM - Sunset Sail, Call of the Sea (415) 331-3214 www.callofthesea.org

Watch the sun set from the deck of our 82’ schooner Seaward. End your week with a relaxing sail! Take in an unmatched view of the city front as you sail by famous San Francisco 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. Wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers included. Adults $60, Youth (6-17) $30, Children under 6 free.

 

October 21  4PM – 6PM - OCSC BBQ– OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Cap off a great day of sailing with delicious food, refreshments and great company. OCSC’s BBQ member events are an OCSC tradition, and everyone is invited! Plan on having great music, cold refreshments and good company. These member events are also a good opportunity for anyone who is interested in getting into sailing to learn more about OCSC and all that we have to offer. We offer tours of our fleet and facilities and we’ll be happy to sit down with you and answer all your questions from how to get started with sailing lessons to scheduling and chartering sailboats from us. Cost: free

 

October 28  5:30PM – 8:30PM - 21+ Halloween Sail – Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Pirates and Monsters are invited to come aboard for our first annual Adult Halloween Sail. Costume Contest with KILLER prizes. 21 and over please. Cost: $65

 

October 29  11:30AM - 2:30PM – Nautical Nightmares Sail – Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

This is a great sail for the whole family! Come aboard and hear tales of shipwrecks and questionable characters around the San Francisco Bay. Costume Contest with prizes for all ages. Cost: Child $29 / Adult $49

 

Oct 30 -    Captain OUPV (6-Pack/100GT) Course - Maritime Institute, Alameda, CA, (888) 262-8020, www.MaritimeInstitute.com

Nov 10      

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

 

 

 

 

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