Work Party & Afternoon Member Sail - February 22! Print Email
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DSCN2159It's a morning work party and afternoon sailing fun!

When? Sunday, Febrary 22
Work Party
9am-12pm, meet at LLM
Lunch! 12-1pm - Bring a lunch or buy one at Andys!
Sail! 1 to 4pm

It's the first work party of 2015. It's time to work our way through the punch lists. 

We will do a bit of work on the boats (like moving the mast from one Catalina to another!) for about 3 hours, then lunch together and sail in the afternoon. 9-noon for work, noon to 1 for lunch, then sail.

Volunteers make SEA happen. This is a good way to contribute to the programs, meet your fellow SEA members, learn something about boat maintenance, AND, go sailing!

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Racing with Copepods Film Premiere Screening Print Email
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When: Thursday, January 22, film begins at 7:00pm
Where: The Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114

Premiere Screening Event for the Racing with Copepods Film 

A collaborative project with S.E.A., Romburg Tiburon Center and Derek M. Baylis with support form Mission Blue and Sylvia Earle

sponsored by 11th Hour Racing

racing with copepods - peopleWe are pleased to announce that the time has come to gather and launch Racing with Copepods into the world. We hope you will join us!

The Randall Museum, a San Francisco Parks and Recreation Facility, will be hosting this family-friendly event. Students featured in the film will be in attendance to share their experiences with our audience.


Film Director Carlos Graña, Producer Barbara McVeigh, Scientist Dr. Sarah Cohen and Ann Holmes of Romberg Tiburon Center will talk more in depth about copepod studies in the San Francisco Bay and the ocean beyond. Meg Hartnett, Program Director of Sailing Education Adventures and Tom Wylie of Derek M. Baylis will talk about sailing and science. 

The premiere of the final cut of Racing with Copepods is an exciting chance to gather and, as Dr. Sylvia Earle mentions in our film, discuss why rewiring our relationship with nature is critical and how we can each make a difference.

Please RSVP by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and invite your friends by sharing our event page on Facebook

Deep bows of gratitude to our major funders from 11th Hour Racing, a project of the Schmidt Family Foundation, who made this project for Sailing Education Adventures possible.

We look forward to being with you on Thursday, January 22.

Racing With Copepods! - A Documentary Print Email
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Racing With Copepods - December 1, 2014

SEA has been proud to participate in a documentary, Racing With Copepods, released in December, 2014.

The documentary is about 12 middle school youths in a one-week race sailing course where they learn about the fastest animal on earth: copepods. In the process they connect with the natural marine world and become advocates for its well-being.

 - See more on the facebook page at:



Funded by 11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation. 

Fall Harvest Dinner - November 8, 2014 Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

Fall Fundraising Dinner

November 8, 2014

Marin Yacht Club, 6-9pm.

SEA's Second Annual Harvest Dinner! Come get a start on the holiday season with SEA. This will be a nice buffet dinner with no host bar (one glass of wine free!) with a Silent Auction and Raffle.

The invitations have been sent to everyone on our member, friend and student lists. Raffle tickets will be included in the mailing.

Reserve a place for you and your guests using the online registation.

Youth Spring Sailing Print Email
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Spring Sailing!

Who: Past Sail Campers ages 8-18 – No membership requirements

(Must have completed one of our summer camp programs prior to Spring Sailing.)

Program: Buy a Fall Sail Card which entitles you to 5 sails for $250. A Counselor will be on hand to run safety boat and to provide coaching for the participants. Daily sails and activities will be determined based on the group wishes and safety of the conditions.

When: Various Dates throughout March, April, and May. Various dates are offered in order to work around participant scheduling (choose 5 or if you can commit to all 8 for $350).


March 22nd, 29th, break for Easter April 12, 19th, 26th, May 3rd, 10th, Open sail on 17th, final day of Spring sailing May 24th

Fall Sailing will be from 10 am- 3 pm each day. To be fair to all participants, we ask that campers arrive on time and are able to stay until the end of the day.

Bring Lunch, snacks, change of clothing, sunscreen, hats, wetsuit (if preferred), shoes etc- Anything that you would normally sail in during the summer with a few added layers.

Contact: Meghan Hartnett, Youth Program Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Summer Sailstice 2014 Wrap! Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

Summer Sailstice 2014!

Thanks to all of the sailors who joined SEA's Summer Sailstice fun - our first year to officially participate! It was great to celebrate the international sailing day on our waters in the San Pablo Bay. We sailed near the Marin Islands though watched the water carefully so not to get stuck in the mud - with the ebb tide we had to keep a watchful eye for water depth in some areas - all good training to ensure we connect to all the variables in the San Pablo Bay where currents can be strong and we have many shallow areas . . . BUT, we've got the waters to ourselves!! We feel we're in on the best kept secret in Marin with our surrounding island reserves and views of Mount Tam!

Thanks to John Arndt for supplying SEA folks with some snazzy t-shirts to commemorate the day. After small boat sailing fun, we had a bbq, drinks and great salad from Jane's garden. It's always great to share. Thanks Loch Lomond Marina for your support!


Flotilla! September 6 Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

2014 Canal Challenge to the Crossroads!

Join the SEA flotilla down the Canal for a sail-in to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, a fantastic restaurant owned by Phil Lesh that offers great dockside views with "homegrown food and music" along The Canal. Wear your favorite tie dyed shirt for added fun!

Families and friends are invited to join us at the restaurant and watch the sailors come in, enjoy lunch and music.

After lunch, sailors can tack up The Canal for afternoon sailing until 4pm. 

CanalHow to participate: Boat reservations are open to SEA Member Adults and SEA youth who have completed Basic Sail Camp. Picos can accommodate either one adult or up to two youth. Catalina Capris/Lido can accommodate up to four people. If you are not a member and can sail, become a member now so your skills can be checked out to reserve a boat.

To book a boat: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it us with your request!  Logistics and info will follow.

10:30am Meet at the docks to rig your boats.
11am Flotilla Begins. 
12pm Arrive at Terrapin Crossroads for lunch!

Picos (up to 2 people) - $25/boat

Capri/Lido (up to 4 people) - $50/Boat

Rowboats (up to 4 people) - $20/Boat

Thank you, Terrapin Crossroads! We look forward to the fun!



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Angel Island Adventure - FREE MEMBER SAIL! Print Email
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AngelIslandIt's the SEA Member Sail Day
- FREE to Members!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Time: Approx.10am-4pm
Meet at: Angel Island 12:30

Potluck - bring food and drink
to share!

Join other SEA members  to sail to Ayala Cove, Angel Island for our traditional sail-in with pot luck lunch fun. 

Sign up via email, you will be contacted with boat assignment and skippers will provide detailed launch times and other information.

Currently three boats are going:
SEA trawler, Descalza,
SEA keel sloop, Shockwave
Member owned boat, Kranich.

Other SEA boat owning members welcome and urged to join us!  Let us know if you can take SEA member guests for some fun!

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Race to China Camp, August 23 Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

Lawler Frank PicoThe 2014 Lawler Cup Regatta!

It's a race from Loch Lomond Marina to China Camp to join the Heritage Day celebration of Chinese-American heritage, seafaring culture and the natural history of our beautiful park.

The youth will race adults. This year we'll have three race divisions -  SEA's Picos, Catalinas and Capris! The Descalza will serve as committee boat.

It's a potluck - everyone brings something!

Landlubbers can access China Camp by car and join us for the afternoon gathering on Dezi. (space is limited!)

If you have boat and plan to anchor overnight, let us know. We're a friendly bunch. Get inspired by our last trip to China Camp!

The plan:
10am - Meet at Loch Lomond Marina, rig boats (Dezzie needs to set out by 9:30)
10:45 - Boats Meet by Islands at Start Line; Race Begins
11:30-1:30 Potluck Lunch - everyone brings something!
5pm - Return to Loch Lomond


How to participate: RESERVE YOUR BOAT NOW! Race is open to SEA Member Adults, Youth Counselors, Advanced Youth or Youth recommended by Counselors. Register for boats below. Again, advanced youth sailors only or recommended by counselor!

Let us know if you want to join the Race Committee aboard Descalza! We appreciate a contribution for this privilege.

Picos can accommodate either one adult or up to two youth. Catalina/ Capri can accommodate up to four people.You can also sponsor a Counselor to race!

$25 Pico (one adult or up to 2 youth)
$50 Catalina/Capri (2-4 people)

Frank Lawler and his wife Cathy Stierhoff (who has also done her share of support!) are llfetime members of SEA and amazing SF Bay Santana 22 racers who have mentored many members. Frank has devoted much time to maintance and more! SEA would not be the same without him!


To book a boat: Email us with your request!  Logistics and info will follow.

Once you have emailed to make sure your boat is available, you may use the form below to submit the payment.

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Work Party & Afternoon Member Sail - July 12! Print Email
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DSCN2159A big thanks to all who joined the work party:

The Shockwave got a new main halyard; the old one now begins a new life as teaching line.

Minor rigging improvements to a couple of the Catalinas were made. We added reefing lines onto the mainsails as well. Salvageable parts were removed from the damaged mast.

Some fiberglass repair and strengthening of the laser bow got started. 

All in all, it was a good and productive day.




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