By John Arndt | April 25, 2022 | San Francisco Bay | 1
Two years ago, Opening Day became a virtual event because of COVID. Last year the weather was misty and gray. But the third time’s the charm. Opening Day 2022 was about as good as it gets. A sunny, pleasant weekend welcomed all who hoisted their sails anywhere on the Bay, and all who passed through Belvedere Cove in Tiburon to have their boats blessed for the season by the minister, priest and rabbi aboard the anchored, classic Trumpy Aurora V. The first PICYA-sponsored Opening Day event happened in 1917, and it is a tradition still observed by the Bay Area’s 100+ member yacht clubs.
If you didn’t get out this past weekend you missed a great one. As these photos show, sailing San Francisco Bay is an adventure, a thing of beauty, a close-to-home escape, and a great way to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the reasons we’re always suggesting you sign up for something — the Delta Doo Dah, the Vallejo Race, the Baja Ha-Ha (entries open May 11), the Delta Ditch Run, Summer Sailstice, and Opening Day on the Bay!