San Francisco Bay Update

Our San Francisco base wrapped up the summer sailing season with Fleet Week and the America’s Cup races on the bay all in one weekend! On the San Francisco Bay,  June, July and August promise steady winds for afternoon sails and warm sunny anchorages.  What could be better than sailing until 9pm and watching the sun set across the bay?  Summer mornings have a low cloud ceiling we call the “marine layer” which is followed almost like clockwork with the sun coming out almost every day at 11am.


September and October are truly summer sailing months with mild winds and warmer temps.  It is the most popular time of the year that Members go sailing.  When November and December roll around, get out a hat and some fleece and you will be rewarded with cool, sunny afternoons. But if a winter storm is on the horizon, you might have to be flexible with your plans.  Base Owner, Captain Lisa Chapin says, “We are so happy to have year round sailing.  It is a common thing to ski at Lake Tahoe on Saturday and sail on San Francisco Bay on Sunday!” This year SFO Members will get together to enjoy the Estuary Lighted Boat Parade on December 2nd.

Currently the base has a couple of Membership spaces available. But Lisa says they need more Owner Members to match the growing interest in the program there. She says, “There is still time to take advantage of potential tax savings in 2012 and that can be an incentive to many sailors.” The base is looking for potential owners of the new e33, e36, 39 or the new 40. If ordered before the end of the year, the new boat arrives generally in the late winter or early spring.

SailTime San Francisco has a variety of Holiday specials for those of you looking for the ultimate gift:

  • 4 Hour Captained Charter on the Bay – Select one of the SailTime locations, Pier 39 or Emeryville, and enjoy your cruise for up to 6 passengers.   A great day for a family, guests, corporate
    team building, wedding engagements or to demo sail any of the SailTime boats.  Receive a $250 credit towards an annual membership if you join SailTime.  Charter includes “Introduction to Sailing” if requested.
  • Ever wanted to buy someone a boat for Christmas? A SailTime membership is the perfect way to “Try Before You Buy.” One Year Classic Membership on a 2007 Hunter 38 out of Emery Cove – Emeryville. Package includes two ASA certifications with private instruction and 7 guaranteed sail times a month with unlimited access to your boat when not reserved by another member.  Schedule online sailing reservations for day sails, weekend trips or even up to a full week aboard.  It’s a great way to have all the benefits of boat ownership without the financial investment or boat maintenance expenses.
  • One Year Lite Membership for Two on a 2007 Hunter 41 out of Pier 39 – San Francisco. The perfect package for two sailors:  a year of memories and new sailing skills.  Ideal for a couple, friends or parent & child!  This package includes two ASA certifications with private instruction for two, and 3 guaranteed SailTimes a month.

For prices and more information, contact Lisa in San Francisco today!


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