Published: March, 2007 

Every Sat 9:30 - 11:30AM, Noon - 2PM, 2:30 - 4:30PM – Intro to Sailing, OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 800-223-2984, www.ocsc.com

This two-hour skippered charter is designed to provide folks who are considering getting into sailing with a real glimpse of the sport, our club and our people. Two hours on beautiful San Francisco Bay will help you to determine if you want to make sailing a bigger part of your life. For just $40, you can join one of OCSC’s instructors and be part of a six-person crew aboard one of our larger boats. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.


Every Sat/Sun 10AM - 4:30PM – Basic Keelboat 1, Spinnaker Sailing, San Francisco, 415-543-7333, www.spinnaker-sailing.com.

Come and experience the thrill of sailing on the San Francisco Bay with this introductory 12-hour, 2-day course that will familiarize you with all of the fundamental aspects of sailing on the Bay. Call for Pricing.


March 3    8:45AM - 3:30 PM – Skills Class I:  Sea Kayaking Basics, Blue Waters Kayaking, Tomales Bay, 415-669-2600, www.bwkayak.com

We begin with an orientation to kayaks, gear and the basics of paddling strokes. We, then, teach paddling strokes, bracing techniques and ultimately learning wet-exits, and re-entry (recovery) techniques. Our day concludes with an introduction to reading: tide logs, charts and weather. Successful completion of this class enables a kayaker to rent closed deck kayaks from most outfitters. $99 per person


March 3 10AM - 2PM – Kayak Basics Class, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, 800-366-9804, www.calkayak.com

Are you ready to try kayaking? Maximize your fun on the water! This half-day class (4 hours) allows you to paddle a few different types of kayaks, including Touring Kayaks (for open water), Recreational Kayaks and Sit-on-Tops. Learn the basic strokes and the difference between boat types. $59 per person - includes kayak, all gear, and expert instruction. Fee includes coupon for future rental, good for two hours!


March 3     Time TBD – Full Moon Kayak Tour in Marin, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Navigating a kayak by moonlight is a mystical experience you won’t soon forget. This unique kayak tour allows for a grand view of the moon rising into the night sky. The atmosphere is peaceful and calming, yet spectacular. We will paddle leisurely while admiring the moon’s silvery light reflecting off the water’s surface. Bring your friends and family to this warm welcoming event. Call store for details and time. $65


March 4 10AM - Noon – Ocean Beach Cleanup, Surfrider Association (SF Chapter), Ocean Beach at Judah, www.sfsurfrider.org

Help keep our local beaches clean! Just show up at Ocean Beach at the end of Judah Ave and we’ll provide gloves, bags and instructions. Rain cancels this event.


March 7 6PM - 8PM – Moonlight Sail, OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Set sail aboard one of our larger yachts skippered by a professional OCSC skipper and enjoy a relaxing night out on the Bay. You can soak in the beauty of the twinkling city lights while not lifting a finger; or pitch in and take the helm. Following the sail we will serve chili, chips, salsa, and beverages. A great time to get to know other like-minded sailors. $30 for members, $40 retail- call to make your reservation.

March 10    9AM - 3PM – Tule Elk Tour, Blue Waters Kayaking, Tomales Bay, 415-669-2600, www.bwkayak.com

Often the shorter tours are not enough, when there is so much to see on Tomales Bay! Paddle through the tide channels amid the majestic scenery and remote beaches of the northern part of the Bay. As we paddle along we will discover the diversity of life that inhabits the Bay and its shores: tule elk, harbor seals, bat-rays, hawks, waterfowl, sea stars and other intertidal life. $98 per person


March 10    10AM - 3PM – Kayaking to Angel Island State Park, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Let’s pack our kayaks and take a real kayaking adventure to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay. While paddling the majestic Bay, take in the spectacular views of San Francisco, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo and East Bay areas. Conditions permitting, a circumnavigation of the island provides an exciting view of the bay, usually reserved for stronger groups. This kayak trip is appropriate for beginner and intermediate paddlers in good physical condition. $85 per person


March 11    10AM - 4PM – Kayaking Skills and Safety, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Start your kayaking adventures off right by learning essential paddling and safety skills on calm water. This comprehensive course will cover equipment, strokes, re-entries, bracing, paddling technique and wet exits. Come ready to get wet and have a good time on this skill and confidence building class. After taking this class you will be allowed to rent closed deck sea kayaks from Outback Adventures. No experience necessary. $95 per person

March 17   9AM - Noon – St. Patrick’s Day Tomales Bay Morning Paddle, Blue Waters Kayaking, Tomales Bay, 415-669-2600, www.bwkayak.com

This gentle naturalist-led tour includes an introductory kayak lesson and is perfect for first-time paddlers - young and old. Bring the whole family along for a fun adventure of paddling and nature watching! St. Patrick’s Day 2-for-1 special is $68.


March 17 Noon - 4 PM – Tide Rips Clinic, San Francisco Bay, California Canoe & Kayak, 800-366-9804, www.calkayak.com 

Playing in a tide rip is fun, wild and a great way to improve your rough water skills. This half-day clinic is designed as a practice session for sea kayakers that want to hone paddling skills in the amazing tide rip off Yellow Bluff Point near the Golden Gate Bridge. At Yellow Bluff, we can safely practice eddy turns, ferry gliding and surfing in the rip. Dates and start times are chosen to take advantage of optimal tidal conditions. $99 per person - price includes kayak, all gear and expert instruction. 


March 17   4 - 6 PM – OCSC’s Free Monthly BBQ - all invited! OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

A free BBQ & drinks and a fun crowd. This is a great way to check out our Club and meet some of our sailors.


March 21 7:30PM – Ethan Daniels - Images from Raja Ampat and Myanmar, Marin Scuba Club, San Rafael, 415-453-9556, www.marinscuba.org

We invite divers of all skill levels to join us the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30PM, at The Seafood Peddler Restaurant (upstairs) in San Rafael for a featured presentation. We offer guest speakers discussing all aspects of diving using multi-media video presentations. Stay active in your scuba/freediving community! For information, contact Alberta: 415-453-9556, marinscubaclubmembership@yahoo.com


March 25  7AM - Noon – Scuba Diving in Monterey, Advanced Diving Technologies, Pittsburg, 925-432-2111, www.adtscuba.com

The weather is warming up; it’s time to get out and go diving. An added bonus - the Humpback Whales are about and waiting for you. Let’s get together on the DV Escapade and dive the kelp forest and more. Two-tank dive is $85. Snacks and cylinders are part of the fare. Nitrox available upon request.  


March 25 10AM - 2PM – Pillar Point Tour, Half Moon Bay, California Canoe & Kayak, 800-366-9804, www.calkayak.com 

No previous experience necessary! Kayaking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the natural setting of the lovely coastside region around Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. Get up close and personal with harbor seals, marine birds and other wildlife. $49 per person, includes tandem kayaks, all gear and guides.