WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES MAY

May 6   2PM – 5:30PM - SUP Treasure Island to JLS Journey, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

Come join expert SUP instructor Jeff Burton for a paddle from Treasure Island to Jack London Square on the Oakland Estuary. Learn about tides, currents, trip planning, communication and safety. We’ll meet at CCK Oakland store and shuttle to the island. Launching from the north point to enjoy spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. SUP 201 or equivalent training; ability to paddle 3 mph comfortably for at least 2 hours duration. Recent SUP experience mandatory! Cost is $89.

 

May 9    7PM – 8PM - Book Club – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

OCSC and her crew is starting a book club! The second Tuesday of each month we will meet at 7pm in our “Bay View Clubroom” to discuss a sailing/adventure book. We will have some basic snacks and beverages for everyone to enjoy. We will announce the next book at the end of this event. The book we will review is: “TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” by Jonathan White. Please RSVP by phone. Cost is free.

 

May 10   6:45PM – 9:45PM - Full Moon Kayaking, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

Paddling under the full moon is enchanting! Typically the water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary at night and the city lights and sounds add to the ambiance. We enjoy a leisurely pace as the sun sets and the moon rises, illuminating a delightful evening. Check out calkayak.com for a complete list of classes and tours. Cost is $69.

 

May 12   6PM - 8:30PM - Sunset Sail – Call of the Sea, Sausalito, (415) 331-3214, 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 sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved in sailing with the help of our professional crew. Complimentary wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be served. Adults $60, ages 6-12 $30, under 6 free.

 

May 13   10AM – 10PM - Person Overboard Seminar – OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

You probably know how to reliably get back to a person in the water but what do you do next? This seminar will answer that and similar questions. We will start things off with a classroom session covering in theory the various person overboard scenarios. This will be followed up with some Q&A time and after all of your questions are answered, we will head down to the OCSC Dock. A live demonstration of several different methods will be performed which promises to bring these theories to life. Cost is free.

 

May 14   9:30AM – 12:30PM & 1PM – 4PM - Mother’s Day Sails aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito (415) 331-0444 www.schoonerfredab.com

Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day with an unforgettable sail on the San Francisco Bay. Our brunch sail includes a complimentary mimosa, and our afternoon sail includes a fine cheese platter. $75 per person

 

May 15   6PM – 10:30PM - Giants vs Dodgers – McCovey Cove Boat Party aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito (415) 331-0444 www.schoonerfredab.com

Sail across the San Francisco Bay, see the sunset, and anchor outside AT&T Park to experience a SF Giants game from the water. Enjoy our selection of local beer and wine, or a cup of award-winning clam chowder. $79 per person

 

May 19   6:30PM – 9PM - Friday Night Bay Lights Sail aboard Schooner Freda B, Sausalito (415) 331-0444 www.schoonerfredab.com

Get a head start on your weekend with our weekly Friday night sail. Watch the sun set over the San Francisco Bay, and then see the incredible Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture.  $65 per person

 

May 20   9AM – 11:30AM - Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding - Outback Adventures, San Rafael, (415) 461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Learn why Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the fastest growing paddle sports in the industry. Learn paddle techniques and get an opportunity to try many different kinds of boards. We will practice the skills in the protected waters of the Galinas Creek, no experience necessary. Cost is $60 per person.

 

May 20   7PM – 10PM - Local 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. Cost is free.

 

May 21   9AM – 3PM - Intro to Rock Climbing at Cragmont in Berkeley - Outback Adventures, (415) 461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

This local adventure is designed for those who want to learn how to rock climb outdoors or anyone just looking to experience the thrill of rock climbing. You don’t need any previous experience or brute strength to try this adventure. Total beginners, intermediate gym climbers, and those looking for a refresher will all graduate from this course with long lasting skills and memories. Price: $110.

 

May 21   10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail - Call of the Sea, Sausalito, (415) 331-3214, 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 sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved with sailing 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 SF Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited. Adults $60, ages 6-12 $30, under 6 free.

 

May 26   7:30PM – 10:30PM - Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour in Tomales Bay, Outback Adventures, (415) 461-2222,  www.outbackadventures.com

This is something that most people only see in movies and never have the opportunity to observe in real life. On this tour you may see fish or seals leaving a trail of light everywhere they swim, or create one of your own in our stable double sea kayaks. The best times to observe the bioluminescence are certain moonless nights during the spring, summer, and fall. Price: $75.

 

May 27   9AM – 4PM - Essentials of Kayak Touring, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

Enjoy a day on the Oakland Estuary learning how to paddle a sea touring kayak with our expert instructors. You will learn a wide range of strokes.  In addition, you will learn how to rescue yourself and others which is essential for paddling closed cockpit kayaks safely on protected waters. Be prepared to get wet! Cost is $129

 

May 28   10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail - Call of the Sea, Sausalito, (415) 331-3214, 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 sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. You can sit back and enjoy the view, or get involved with sailing 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 SF Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited. Adults $60, ages 6-12 $30, under 6 free.

 

May 31   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.

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