WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES November 2017

Greater San Francisco Bay offers a wide variety of cruising opportunities for sailors who are "in the know."

November 11     7PM – 10PM - San Francisco Cruising Destinations – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Greater San Francisco Bay offers a wide variety of cruising opportunities for sailors who are “in the know.” You too can become an insider by attending this seminar. Popular and challenging destinations – restaurants, nature preserves, maritime and natural history museums, night clubs and secluded coves -- are all just a sail away, but only if you know where to go and how to make the most of them. Discover the well-kept secrets of Bay cruising. Please RSVP. Retail: Free Member: Free

 

November 15     Deck License Renewal Course - Maritime Institute, San Rafael, (888) 262-8020, www.MaritimeInstitute.com

Renew your U.S.C.G. Deck license (up to 200 ton only) by completing the one day classroom presentation and course examination. No sea-time is required. Certificates will be awarded to those candidates who complete an open-book examination with a score of at least 90%. To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com.

 

November  15     6PM – 8PM – Wednesday Night Sail – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Leave your mid-week blues at the dock and come out for a rejuvenating, twilight sail on San Francisco Bay. Join us for two hours of sailing on a boat skippered by an OCSC instructor. Hit the water to break up the work week and watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate. Once you dock, shed your foulies and join us in the club room for chili, chowder, and drinks. Each Skippered boat takes up to 6 passengers. No experience required to join in! Retail: $75 Member: $56.25

 

November 18     6:30PM – 9PM – Galapagos Planning Party – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

The Galapagos are home to turtles, albatross, iguanas, and other exotic creatures. There is no place on earth where one can wander among the crags, the lava flows and the beaches, and not feel like an intruder. Join us for our first Galapagos planning party to find out more details on this 2018 trip. Please RSVP at (510)843-4200. Cost: free

 

November 24     3PM – 5:30PM - Après Thanksgiving Sail aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Extend your Thanksgiving holiday with a sunset sail around San Francisco Bay! Be part of a centuries-old nautical tradition as you watch the crew raise sails, and grab a drink as you enjoy the sunset from the special vantage of the water. Tickets $49

 

November 25     12PM – 3PM - Wine Tasting on the Bay aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Your Thanksgiving indulgence doesn’t have to end on Thursday! The Schooner Freda B will be hosting a public wine tasting event on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, featuring curated pairings of local wines from Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. Tickets $129

 

November 26     8:15AM – 11AM – San Francisco Bay History Sail aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, (415) 331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Shanghai your friends for a history-themed sail! During the Gold Rush, San Francisco became a dangerous place for those seeking new fortunes. Learn more about the lawless past buried below the ‘City by the Bay.’ Adults $65, Kids $29

 

 Nov 27 - Dec 1     Radar Observer Unlimited Course - Maritime Institute, Alameda, (888) 262-8020,  www.MaritimeInstitute.com

This five (5) day course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain a USCG endorsement as a Radar Observer (Unlimited). A Radar Observer endorsement is required for all ocean routes; all towing vessel greater than 26 feet with the exception of commercial assistance towing operations; and all licenses with tonnage limitations over 200 tons. To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com.

 

Waterfront Adventures is an advertising sponsored section for activities on or around the water in the Bay Area. If you are interested in having your events or activities listed in this section contact Joel Williams at joel@baycrossings.com.