WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES August 2018

Sailing in Tahiti offers balmy easterly trade winds averaging between 15 to 20 knots throughout the year.

August 4      6:30PM – 9PM - Tahiti Planning Party – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Sailing in Tahiti offers balmy easterly trade winds averaging between 15 to 20 knots throughout the year. Encircling barrier reefs provide a habitat for wonderful marine life, making it a world-class diving location. To learn more about our July 2018 Tahiti flotilla and different ways you can join, please RSVP at (510) 843-4200 for this free event.

 

August 11-12    9PM – 5PM - Crew Course – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

This 2-day course teaches you the fundamental skills you need to move from being a passive passenger to competent crew. With the techniques you learn in this course you will instantly be helpful to any skipper -- whether day sailing on San Francisco Bay or bareboat chartering in a tropical paradise. It is more fun to be confident on the water! Retail: $695 Member: $516

 

August 18  7PM – 9PM - Bay Area Cruising Seminar– 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. Call our office at (510) 843-4200 to book a spot today! Retail: $35 Member: free

 

August 19  8:15AM – 11AM - Eco-Sail to the Marin Headlands - Schooner Freda B, 415-331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Marin Headlands! This is a prime area for wildlife, since it’s only viewable from the water, and there will be a naturalist on-board to guide you through the whole experience. $69 per person.

 

August 20  Deck License Renewal Course - Maritime Institute, Alameda, 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.

 

August 22  Radar Recertification 1 Day - Maritime Institute, Alameda, 888-262-8020  www.MaritimeInstitute.com

This course is a renewal test for the Unlimited Radar Observer renewal for the advanced mariner that does radar plotting on a regular basis. Testing on the first and second triangles and practical plotting on the radar scope (2 tests each) Approximately four (4) hours. To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com.

 

August 24  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 light snacks included. Tickets: Adults $60; Youth (ages 6-17) $30; Children (under 6) free.  

 

August 26   6:45PM – 9:15PM - August Full Moon Sail - Schooner Freda B, 415-331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Step aboard the Schooner Freda B for a distinctive once-a-month sail in honor of the full moon. Take in views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Islands, all while experiencing the magic of the sunset and moonrise. $69 per person.

 

August 31  6:30PM – 8:45PM - Friday Sunset Sail - Schooner Freda B, 415-331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Step aboard in Sausalito and see the Bay’s most iconic sights from the deck of a meticulously maintained tall-ship. This weekly sail is a great way to start your weekend, a perfect mix of luxury and adventure! $69 per person.

 

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.