Welcome to CF and to sailing; the Bay is one of the greatest and most challenging places to sail, and a great place to learn. You will never be without a challenge. If you get tired of the fog
into Richardsons Bay or north up to China
Camp or Paradise Bay; or tuck into Ayala Cove at Angel Island.
Learn the tides and currents (Kame Richards, Pineapple Sails
, offers inexpensive short courses on currents inside and outside the Gate), read religiously Latitude 38. and above all enjoy. You can almost probably hitch a ride as rail meat during beer
can races; a great way to learn even if you're not into racing that much; South Beach YC has theirs on Fridays; folkboats and others race
often Wednesday evenings out of SF Marina's clubs; and the Bay View Boat Club has Monday Nite Madness (every other week, I think). Just bring foulies, a little beer
, and enthusiasm.
You will find a great bunch of people sailing here, and a great many places to explore.