WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES September 2018

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.

September 10 – 14     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 14    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 15 4PM – 6PM - OCSC BBQ - OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

OCSC BBQ’s are the place to be! Stop by OCSC to join us for our monthly BBQ. Grab a hotdog, hamburger, or veggie burger and learn about being an OCSC member or look into taking sailing classes with us. New to sailing? A club manager would be happy to take you on a tour and give you the rundown, or sit back and meet our amazing instructing staff. Call  OCSC with any questions & to RSVP, we look forward to seeing you! Free to all.

 

September 15 7 PM – 9PM – Knots Seminar - OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

This course is designed to be a supplement to the basic knot tying skills that are taught in the Basic Keelboat and Learn to Crew Courses. It will give you the opportunity to become comfortable with the many knots that are utilized for sailing and have all your knot-related questions answered. Call our office to book today. Retail: $35 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 19 6PM – 8PM – Wednesday Night Sail - OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510-843-4200, www.ocscsailing.com

Leave your mid-week blues at the dock and join us for a twilight sail on San Francisco Bay and watch the sunset behind the Golden Gate. This event is every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, join an OCSC instructor aboard one of our boats for a 2-hour sail, no experience necessary! We provide the gear! After the sail join us in our clubroom for chili, clam chowder, and drinks and mingle with sailors alike. Each Skippered boat takes up to 6 passengers. Please call to reserve a spot today! Retail: $99 Member: $75.

 

September 21 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. 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 6PM – 8:30PM - 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.

 

September 28 6:30PM – 10:30PM - McCovey Cove Boat Party - SF Giants vs LA Dodgers - Schooner Freda B, 415-331-0444, www.schoonerfredab.com

Board in Sausalito, sail across the San Francisco Bay, see the sunset, and anchor outside AT&T Park to experience a SF Giants game from the deck of the Schooner Freda B. Enjoy local beer and wine from the cash bar! $69 per person.

 

September 30    5:45PM – 8PM - Sunday 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 liven up 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.