Opening Day on the Bay!
Opening Day on the Bay is an annual celebration of the maritime community and boating on the San Francisco Bay. Join us aboard the classic schooner Freda B for the festivities: Blessing of the Fleet, parade and sail.
This is one of the most popular days of sailing on the SF Bay and this sail sells out every year. Secure your tickets early! We are looking forward to another fun day on the water with a cash bar featuring our signature Bloody Mary with Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka.
Gourmet Picnic Lunch included!
$89 per person
Cash bar available for beer, wine, bubbly, Bloody Marys, and Baileys and Coffee (no credit cards accepted on the deck of this traditional girl)
~ 20 percent off the Freda B Ships Store includes t-shirts, wine glasses and coffee mugs~
* Due to the premium nature of this event tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend your tickets are transferable to a family member or friend.
* Please dress warmly, in layers, with close-toed shoes. Don't forget sunscreen!
* Please arrive early. Parking is available in Sausalito Municipal lots ($1-$2 per hour)
* Sailing is weather dependent. We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog and drizzle. On occasion we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme weather. If this is necessary, you will be notified within at least 24 hours of scheduled sail and be offered a reschedule. Our captains monitor the most sophisticated weather channels and make every effort to bring you information in the timeliest manner. In the event of a cancellation due to weather, a full refund or option to reschedule will be offered.
A bit about the history of Opening Day on the San Francisco Bay from the PICYA site:
Opening Day on the Bay
The largest single PICYA event is “Opening Day.” This was a term used in the early 1890’s when it was
associated with the first activities of individual yacht clubs celebrating the spring season. It gradually
became indentified with the manual opening of the bridge at Corinthian Island, Marin County. This was
an event viewed by yachtsmen and local residents as sailboats and “arks” passed through. These had
been stored in Tiburon Lagoon to protect them from the ravages of winter. Individual clubs held their
own “Opening Day” celebrations either independently or jointly. The first PICYA sponsored coordinated
event was held in 1917 at the suggestion of Gus Dorn (CYC). There is an annual “Theme” for decorated
boats with many trophies awarded along with the “Benham” trophy, which is a competition for yacht
club participation based on boats and distance traveled. Amended in 1968.