This two-hour skippered charter is designed to provide folks who are considering getting into sailing a real glimpse of the sport, our club and our people. Cost $40.

Published: October, 2009 

Every Saturday         12PM – 2PM or 2:30PM - 4:30PM - Introduction to Sailing Course, OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com This two-hour skippered charter is designed to provide folks who are considering getting into sailing a real glimpse of the sport, our club and our people. Cost $40.

Every Sunday            9AM – Dusk - Charter Share, Club Nautique, Alameda/Sausalito, 510-865-4700, www.clubnautique.net Climb on board a beautiful new cruising yacht and go for a sail with some new sailing buddies. Share the cost and the duties. Intended for those know how to sail and are looking for an economical way to get out on the water and meet some new folks. Advance reservations required. Members: $80/Non-Members: $125

Every  Wednesday    6PM – 10PM - Wednesday Night Sail, OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com This two-hour skippered charter is a great way to break up a long week. We’ll be sailing from 6 to 8 pm and follow that with a chili and chowder social. Don’t miss this great opportunity for a mid-week break! Cost is $40.

October 3          5:30PM – 8:30PM -  Full Moon Tour, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com Navigating your 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’s 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. If you’re looking to get dinner or drinks afterwards, there are many great choices within walking distance.

October 10       9AM – 3PM - Drakes Estero, Drakes Bay Oyster Farm, Blue Waters Kayaking, 415-669-2600, www.bwkayak.com Drake’s Estero is one of the most stunning places to paddle on the California coast, offering incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing. We’ll glide through the eelgrass and kelp beds of this scenic estuary, home to harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks and many birds species such as osprey, geese, white pelicans, loons, grebes, shorebirds. Cost: $98/person.

October 10       11AM – 5PM - Fleetweek Seaward Sail, OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com Check out the Blue Angels and other Fleetweek excitement from the beautiful 82’ Schooner Seaward. Cost is $145.

October 11       2PM – 5PM - Blue Angels Air Show Paddle, UCSF Outdoor Programs, 415-476-2078, www.outdoors.ucsf.edu View the incredible flights and choreographed formations of the Blue Angels from kayak. We’ll paddle from Mission Creek for prime views. Trip includes all necessary kayaking gear. Cost is $65.

October 12       8:45AM – 4PM - Beginning Sea Kayaking, Oakland Estuary, California Canoe & Kayak, 800-366-9804, www.calkayak.com Enjoy Columbus Day on the Oakland Estuary learning how to paddle a sea kayak with our expert instructors! Graduates of this class are qualified to rent closed-deck sea kayaks and participate in more advanced classes and trips. Be prepared to get wet! Includes boat, wet suit and paddling gear, and free coupon for a future rental. $89 

October 18       10AM – 2PM - Kayak Basics, Oakland Estuary, California Canoe & Kayak, Jack London Square, 800-366-9804, www.calkayak.com Are you ready to try kayaking? Maximize your fun on the water! This 4 hour class 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. This class emphasizes basic water safety, but saves capsize recovery practice for a later session. $59, includes coupon for future rental, good for a 2 hour rental! 

October 18       10AM – 2PM - Bay Cruising Workshop, Club Nautique, Sausalito, 415-332-8001, www.clubnautique.net Let us show you our favorite spots and some that few people know about.  We love sailing and powerboating and we can’t wait to pass that enthusiasm on to you. You can’t help but get hooked when there are so many fun things to do! Reservations required. Members: FREE/Non-Members: $75

October 24       9AM – 12pm - Golden Gate Bridge Paddle, UCSF Outdoor Programs, 415-476-2078, www.outdoors.ucsf.edu See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from a whole new angle. Join our guides on this kayak tour from Sausalito’s waterfront. Trip includes all necessary kayaking gear. Cost is $65.

October 24       10AM – 3PM - Tomales Bay Kayak Tour, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com Experience one of the premier paddling destinations in California on this guided kayak tour. Wildlife abounds in this spectacular setting. 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.

October 30       5PM – 9PM - Beer Can Racing, Club Nautique, Alameda, 510-865-4700,  www.clubnautique.net Join us every other Friday evening for fun, competitive sailing onboard a Colgate 26 as we take part in the Ballena Bay YC beer can races. Afterwards slide up to the yacht club bar to re-live each exciting minute and critique yourselves (and the other racers!) in a tack-by-tack race analysis from our onboard Club Nautique Tactician-du-jour. Reservations required. Members: $35/Non-Members: $47