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Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:00

San Francisco's Opening Day of the Bay - Legends of the Sea. Courtesy of Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association

Opening Day on the Bay, on the last Sunday in April, is the Northern Californian sailing season's official opening day. Dating back to 1917 and organised by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association, any vessels can take part in the parade as long as they register beforehand. With a different theme picked each year, boats are encouraged to adorn their decks with appropriate decoration. The procession regularly features tug boats, clean-up boats and tour boats.

All vessels are to proceed under power (including sailboats). Enter the Racoon Strait Restriced Zone at the Northeast end, taking Pt. Campbell (Angel Island) to PORT. Proceed on a southwesterly heading down Raccoon Strait, observing the 6-knot speed limit. (Caution: check the tides and currents). Pass between the Blessing Vessel and the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. At no time pass between the Blessing Vessel and Angel Island (Pt. Stuart). Exit the Racoon STrait Restriced Zone at the Southwest end.

We have a couple of boats with skippers already signed up and only a few SEA members. Let me know if you'd like to join us in your own boat or if you'd like to crew. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Crew positions are totally dependent on how many volunteer skippers we have going out on any of our scheduled events.


SEA is also having a pot-luck picnic at Dunphy Park in Sausalito starting at 1600 after celebrating the official opening of the sailing season 2010. Come by boat, come by car, ferry, bike or foot!!



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