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Redwood City Facelift

Redwood City Marina will soon have enough depth to accommodate large race boats and megayachts.

© John Tuma

Here’s some good news for South Bay boaters: The Port of Redwood City has begun dredging operations at the guest dock in the Redwood City Marina. In addition, the shoreside park is being updated with new landscaping and improvements to the picnic area adjacent to the dock.

According to harbormaster Rich Ferrari, the 200-foot-long guest dock will now be able to accommodate boats with a draft of 14 feet. Hopefully, the improvements being made to the guest dock and adjacent park will make the South Bay port a more desirable destination for sailors who crave a little local adventure. After all, a trip down to the South Bay is a good way to hone one’s navigational skills, and a weekend in Redwood City can be a welcome relief from the cold wind and fog of the Central Bay. If you decide to make the trip, bring along a kayak or another small boat. There are plenty of sloughs to explore nearby, and this is an excellent area for both bird-watching and small-boat sailing. In addition, the Redwood City Marina is home to the Sequoia Yacht Club.

When improvements are finished, you can add this marina to your list of possible weekend getaway spots.  

© Mike Quinn

Dredging operations are scheduled to be completed by December 1. For more information contact the Port of Redwood City at 650-306-4150. The Redwood City Marina harbormaster can be reached at 650-363-1390. Info about Sequoia Yacht Club and its events can be found at

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