Mark Twain was reputed to have said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. This year the cruising season officially kicks off April 15th – 17th at Treasure Island hosted by Dave and Susan Sherrill. Most of the cruising fleet will anchor in beautiful Clipper Cove with some limited dockage available for cruisers that need this space for specific reasons (limited mobility, etc). There will be festivities ashore as well as onboard the anchored fleet.
We also have Cruises planned for Benica, Marin, Sasualito, “The Delta”, Petaluma, Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz / Monterrey. The Crusing season will be capped with the annual Commodore’s Cruise hosted by Commodore Doug Perry. The location right now is being kept secret while details are being worked out.
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 Lecco’s 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 being planned for Delta Daze so check back often for updates.
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 Ed and Lori Lecco. We encourage everyone to participate in these fun events.
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