WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES September 2017

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.

September 6    7:30PM – 10:30PM - Full Moon Kayak Tour at Buck’s Launching, San Rafael, Outback Adventures, (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. Price: $65 with an additional 10% Friend and Family Discount when booked as a group of 3 or more.

 

September 9 10AM – 2PM - SUP Journey from Treasure Island to Jack London Square, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

Learn about tides, currents, trip planning, communication, and safety.  We’ll meet at CCK Oakland store and shuttle to the island. Space limited, book at Calkayak.com or (510) 893-7833

 

September 10  9AM - 11:30AM - Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding - Outback Adventures, Lake Del Valle, (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 Lake Del Valle, no experience necessary. Cost is $60 per person.

 

September 10    9AM – 4PM - Beginning Sea Kayaking, Jack London Square, California Canoe & Kayak, Oakland Estuary, (510) 893-7833, calkayak.com

Learn to Paddle a Touring Sea Kayak, use a spray skirt, wet exit from your kayak, learn Paddle-Float Rescue, and T-Rescue. Learn to be safe on the water. Signup at Calkayak.com or (510) 893-7833.

 

September 11   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.

 

September  11 - 15     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.

 

September 15   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.

 

September 16   4PM – 6PM - Social BBQ– OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Cap off a great day of sailing with delicious food, refreshments and great company. OCSC’s summer member events are an OCSC tradition, and everyone is invited! We’re hosting a BBQ Party from 4pm-6pm and we would love to see you here. Plan on having great music, cold refreshments and good company. We also have volleyball, basketball, frisbee and lots more! These member events are also a good opportunity for anyone who is interested in getting into sailing to learn more about OCSC and all that we have to offer. We offer tours of our fleet and facilities and we’ll be happy to sit down with you and answer all your questions from how to get started with sailing lessons to scheduling and chartering sailboats from us. Cost: free

 

September 16   7PM – 9PM - Knot Tying Seminar– OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, (510) 843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to become comfortable with the many knots that are utilized for sailing and allow you the chance to have all your knot-related questions answered. Retail: $20 Member: free

 

September 17   10AM – 12:30PM - Family Adventure Sail, Call of the Sea (415) 331-3214, www.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 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. Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, and light snacks will be served. This sail will include optional learning stations in seamanship and San Francisco Bay ecology. It is a great sail for families, though everyone is invited! Tickets: Adults $60/ Youth (ages 6-17) $30 / Children (under 6) FREE

 

September 20   6PM – 8PM - Wednesday Night Social 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. Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, members and non-members head out for two hours of sailing, either in chartered boats or with an instructor. Hit the water with old friends or new ones 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

 

September 22   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 appetizers included. Tickets:  Adults $60/ Youth (ages 6-17) $30 / Children (under 6) Free.

 

September 24   8:15AM – 11:00AM - 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. $65 per person.

 

September 24   10AM – 4PM - Kayaking Skills and Safety - Outback Adventures, Lake Del Valle, (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, paddling technique, capsizing, dealing with a flooded kayak, and re-entries. Come ready to get wet and have a good time on this skill and confidence building class.

 

September 29  5:30pm – 8:00pm - Friday Night Sunset 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. 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. $65 per person

 

September 29   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 appetizers included. Tickets:  Adults $60/ Youth (ages 6-17) $30 / Children (under 6) FREE

 

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