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What a Difference a Bay Makes

The San Francisco Bay Area is a fantastic place to live, especially if you have a way to get out and sail. We joined the schooner Seaward for San Francisco Yacht Club’s Great SF Schooner Race, and, while out on the water, snagged some shots of boats lookin’ good on San Francisco Bay.

Aleta was taking a boatload of people out for a sail.
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Catalina 36 Andiamo
The Catalina 36 Andiamo was looking smart.
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USA 76 took their guests toward Sausalito for a dose of summer sunshine and then back to the central Bay for a dose of fog and breeze.
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Mark rounding
These two boats found a buoy to round in the middle of the Bay. Why not?
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Sunny side San Francisco Bay sailing
Saltbreaker found the sunny side of the Bay for their Saturday sail.
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Heading to the Gate
To starboard was sun, to port there was fog. In the middle, Homeslice was just out having fun sailing.
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Whatever gets you out there. San Francisco Sailing helped some people escape the “land sailing” out of Pier 39.
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Zenergy Sailing
Zenergy leans in in Sausalito.
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It was another beautiful, choose-your-weather weekend on the Bay. If you were looking for brisk and challenging, The Slot was the place to be. If you were looking for warm and relaxing, Raccoon Strait, the Estuary or the South Bay looked ideal. Getting out on the weekend, or any day, always reminds us what a difference a Bay makes.

Do you have some shots from your sailing weekend? Please, send them here.


  1. Ernie Galvan 5 years ago

    Thanks for the photo! You’re giving me a reason to stop hanging those fenders on the back.

  2. John Arndt 5 years ago

    Pat Broderick emailed to let us know: “In case no one else has sent an email, several of the photos you published are not “just boats sailing around.” The Sausalito Yacht Club’s Twin Island race was going – along with the Schooner Fest – and the mark rounding and “Homeslice” and at least one other shot are boats participating in that race.”

    Pat – thanks for the ‘heads up’. Glad to see everyone out there.

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