It’s a busy weekend for sailors in the Bay Area. You’ll find most of our staff at our booth at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, where we’ll be schmoozing and showing off our new swag, the Latitude 38 hoodie. On Saturday, April 21, Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) will host their opening day, a free event with music, food and sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
And on Sunday (which also happens to be Earth Day), the greater Bay Area will celebrate Opening Day, an event rooted in fishing traditions where boats were blessed for the season before heading out to sea. Here in the Bay, there are blessings conducted off Tiburon and elsewhere, but the event is basically an aquatic parade featuring classic yachts, historic workboats, fireboats with hoses in full gush, and pretty much anything that floats and can motor up and down the Cityfront. Last year, we were lucky enough to be wined and dined by the Freda B to catch all of the ceremonial action. Whether you’re on a boat or watching from land, Opening Day is a spectacular reminder that life in the Bay Area is better on a (sail) boat.