Category Archives: Sailing Basics

Let’s face it: sailing, especially on San Francisco Bay, requires skills, knowledge, and experience to really enjoy the activity and not put your life at risk. Sailing in the Bay is not for the inexperienced to go it alone. There are currents, high winds, extremely cold water, fog, tankers, tugs, ferries, fast powerboats, and other sailboats to contend with. Be sure to learn with others in some of the many ways we’ve pointed to on this website. Getting familiar with some of the basics will be very helpful in building your skills, and this post points to a very instructive site maintained by US Sailing.

The Great San Francisco Boat Show

The San Francisco Boat Show brought all of the key players in the Bay Area marine industry to Pier 48 and McCovey Cove this past weekend to show off their…

Sailing Right Along – End of Season Report from Alameda Community Sailing Center

The Alameda Community Sailing Center completed its second season of running youth sailing camps. This year the season wrapped up with a BBQ at Ballena Point and of course one…

Blue Water Foundation Sets Up All Woman Training Sail In Diversity Outreach Effort

by April Bell October 20, 2014 — The Blue Water Foundation has identified two issues of late − a lack of diversity in certified captains and crew, and a desire…

Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center

Have you experienced Shoreline Lake? This safe, man-made, salt water lake is centrally located in the Silicon Valley. Aquatic activities include sailing, pedalboats, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards available…

Positive Impacts of America’s Cup Still Being Felt

We learned last fall, after the racing was finished and the America’s Cup teams had packed up and headed home, that 17 local non-profits would receive a parting financial gift….