Mark Twain was reputed to have said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. The highlight of Encinal's cruising season is "Delta Daze" - a whole week in the Delta in early August, where temperatures commonly reach 90 during the day and "cool" off to 70 at night. This year the Scheck families will host the event at "The Bedrooms" of Potato Slough, where there is good holding ground and anchorage for many boats. You can anchor with lines ashore and an anchor out, or swing in the middle of the slough. Bring the mosquito netting and citronella.
Along the shore, you can be close enough to be "neighborly", but not intrusive. Delta water is clean and refreshingly cool on a hot day, and a dip preserves the fresh water supply, so bring as many floating toys as you find room in your boat for!
Many Activities are planned for the cruise including a Dinghy Daze, a Derby Daze fishing contest, a Margarita Daze, and even an Band Daze on the 65' houseboat "Dreamweaver." We'll also have an ice cream social at Tower Park Marina, a tour of Willow Berm Marina with a BBQ, and an evening event aboard Paramour with hosts Dave and Anneke Dury. You can also break away and do whatever it takes to have a great time in the Delta. And we'll have you back in the bay in time for the America's Cup World Series, which begins August 12.
Encinal is also a very popular destination for other yacht clubs. It is not unusual to see 15 or 20 boats from some clubs at our docks on a Saturday afternoon. During those cruise-in weekends, the member side of the club dock is open to members, but the guest side is full and closed.
You can sign up for any or all of these cruising events by e-mailing Nicki and Darrell Powell-Ford. We encourage everyone to participate in these fun events.