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Old 08-12-2014, 16:07   #1
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Hello I am new to sailing and SF. I just bought a 26 Mcgregor . So far ive only worked on it and sailed the sloughs..lol
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Old 08-12-2014, 16:56   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, pmoney.
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Welcome! The bay is a ton of fun. Make sure you batten down the hatches by Wednesday with extra dock lines and everything stowed away. Everyone is bracing for this storm....
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Welcome. You should consider having Santa buy you this book:

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Sailing The Bay
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard!

San Francisco Bay is one of the primo spots on the planet for sailing, so I have no doubt you will find any kind of challenge or fun you seek there. I sailed there for years and enjoyed it very much. Have fun!

Since you are new to sailing and SF, and I assume you would like to learn good places to sail, I will give you a link to a guide that is concise but helpful. It shows and tells with some good insights. It even has an itinerary for a day sail around the bay with tips on direction to go and places to see and things to do. I hope it gives you a good start. It was published by "Latitude 38" the local sailing rag (magazine) that has long been a source for good stuff related to sailing in the SF Bay.

http://www.latitude38.com/features/BaySailingGuide.pdf

Have fun and perhaps I will see you on the bay someday!
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Old 09-12-2014, 16:30   #7
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Thank you for all the welcomes.. Im actually flying I back in tomorrow.. I hope.. wow that sounds like a nasty storm!!! I should be in better shape in the south bay. Im glad I found this site
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Hello neighbor!!

Greeting from estuary...
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Hello!

I have a boat in a marina in Alameda, but I'm also quite interested in sailing the South Bay. I've sailed from Alviso and Redwood City.

Most books about sailing the bay devote about a paragraph to everything south of the San Mateo bridge!

Would be interested to hear about your experiences sailing the South Bay.
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./..Humm.. I went to alviso a couple time and redwood city (bair island).. but it's too boring... I keep myself around berkeley, sausalito, angel island and sf... I going south very rarely...
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Hello!

I have a boat in a marina in Alameda, but I'm also quite interested in sailing the South Bay. I've sailed from Alviso and Redwood City.

Most books about sailing the bay devote about a paragraph to everything south of the San Mateo bridge!

Would be interested to hear about your experiences sailing the South Bay.

Have you ever gone out what I call the "Back Door?" Through San Leandro Bay? We do it often. Same time from Grand Marina out the estuary as it is going under the four bridges to the south bay. There's tons of great sailing in over 20 feet of water west of the Oakland Airport, and it's almost always completely empty, like sailing on the ocean. We draw 6 feet and as long as the water is 4.1 feet or higher, no problem getting out. I often circumnavigate Alameda for a nice day's outing.
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Hi Stu,

I've kayaked San Leandro Bay, and motored the RIB down there from the slip a few times, but never actually sailed around Alameda. Did you have any trouble getting bridges to open?
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I'm to new to go to sf.. I'm just happy in the south bay for now.. mornings to boot..

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Lol I guess kayaking and sailing go hand in hand.. I bought a kayak right after the boat. .. well it doubles as a life boat too

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I've kayaked San Leandro Bay, and motored the RIB down there from the slip a few times, but never actually sailed around Alameda. Did you have any trouble getting bridges to open?
..not at all.. just call on ch. 9 or use your horn.. they cannot open between rush hours unless it's an emergency... but after high street it's little bit shallow until you find aeolian yacht club... then the channel become very shallow and narrow.. keep on your left!!
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