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Opening Day on the Bay 2018

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Schooner Freda B - Slip 907

100 Bay St

Sausalito, CA 94965

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Opening Day on the Bay is an annual celebration of the maritime community 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 San Francisco Bay, and this sail sells out every year, so 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!

Freda B and San Francisco



Itinerary:

Boarding:10:00am

Departure: 10:30am

Return: 2:30pm


Beverages and Snacks:

CASH BAR - California Craft Beer, Sonoma/Napa Valley Wines, Premium Sodas, Organic French Press Coffee, Hot Chocolate with whipped cream, assorted teas, and light snacks are available for CASH purchase on deck. PLEASE NOTE: No outside beverages or credit cards are accepted.

What to Wear:

Dress in layers, sailing on the San Francisco Bay offers ever-changing views and exciting microclimates. Weather can change in a minute. Windbreaker, warm base layer, gloves, hat, scarf, sunglasses, and comfortable shoes are encouraged. PLEASE, NO HIGH HEELS.

Parking:

Please arrive early to find parking and the boat.

Parking is located in one of the MUNICIPAL LOTS located around the Sausalito Yacht Harbor. Parking costs between $1 and $3 per hour. Freda B sails on time. There are NO REFUNDS for guests who miss the boat. NO outside beverages or dogs are allowed on board. Walk to 100 Bay Street in Sausalito and you will be at the head of our pier. Freda B is located at the Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907, Sausalito, CA 94965

Weather:

Sailing on the San Francisco Bay is weather dependent. We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog, drizzle and light showers. On occasion, we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme wind or rainy weather. If this is necessary, you will be notified within 24-hours of scheduled sail. If we cancel due to weather, you will be offered to reschedule. Our Captains monitor the most sophisticated weather channels and make every effort to bring you information in the timeliest manner. We apologize in advance if the weather complicates any special occasion plans.

Tickets:

A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 14 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult.

SF Bay Adventures does offer a group discount for regularly scheduled public sails for groups of 6 or more. Please contact the ticket desk at tickets@sfbayadventures.com for more information.

Large group? Schooner Freda B is available for private charters for up to 49 guests. Please contact fredab@sfbayadventures.com to book the entire boat!

Cancellation:

Due to the popularity of this sail we do not offer guests an option to cancel or reschedule within 7 days. If you need to cancel please do so at least 1 week in advance or for extreme emergency situations within the week of sail, please contact the ticket desk with your reason at tickets@sfbayadventures.com.

Local Restaurants:

Before boarding or after we return, dine at one of Sausalito's many delicious restaurants walking distance to the boat:

http://schoonerfredab.com/contact/restaurants/


A bit about the history of Opening Day on the San Francisco Bay from the PICYA site:
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 identified 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.

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Schooner Freda B - Slip 907

100 Bay St

Sausalito, CA 94965

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