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Sausalito Community Boating Center’s Open Day and Oyster Festival Success

This past Saturday, Sausalito Community Boating Center hosted its Open Day and first-ever Oyster Festival at Dunphy Park in Sausalito. And while they weren’t able to open their docks to the public, due to some additional requirements from the building inspector, SCBC opted to share the festivities with the Sausalito Cruising Club’s Kids Day. Amid mostly sunny skies and a good breeze, locals and visitors came out to enjoy the fun and sample some fresh oysters.

A variety of activities, entertainment and information kept visitors engaged throughout the afternoon.
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SCBC secretary Raylene Gorum shared her thoughts on the day.

“As an organization best known for the Herring Festival, it was exciting to test the Oyster Fest as a part of our Open House. We hosted dock tours and knot-tying and safety demos, and had wooden boats (a Bear and a Butterflute) on display, a balloon savvy-clown, a bounce house, and the much-appreciated, oboe-enriched musical stylings of the Hot Clams.”

The Hot Clams added their unique brand of waterfront music to the sounds of the Open Day.
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“Many of our volunteers who give our unique fleet TLC on 2nd Sunday Work Parties were there to support us and celebrate a great day on the Bay together. After enjoying oysters on the half shell and a variety of baked oyster options, many more expressed enthusiasm for the future of the SCBC Oyster Festival in the years ahead.”

Open Day
SCBC chairman John Scopazzi spent the afternoon shucking fresh oysters.
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Cleat tying was a hit among the salty visitors.
© 2022 Raylene Gorum

“We look forward to joining forces with those prototyping oyster reefs in Richardson Bay and highlighting the ecological gifts that our little bivalve friends bring to our waters,” Gorum added.

Learn more about Sausalito Community Boating Center here.

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