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 with the St. Paddy's Day Cruise to Berkeley YC hosted by BCBC YC Joe Oshinski. There will be festivities ashore as well as on board the anchored fleet.
We also have cruises planned for Redwood City, Marin, Sausalito, “The Delta”, Napa, Capitola, and China Camp. The cruising season includes the annual Commodore’s Cruise hosted by Commodore Theo Rohr. The final cruise of the season is China Camp, a picturesque anchorage at the the north end of San Pablo Bay.
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, we are going to experiment a bit and change up Delta Daze. Rather than sit in Potato Slough on the hook for a week we are looking to cruise to multiple destinations. The itinerary is being planned but expect stops at Pittsburgh YC, Delta Marina Yacht Harbor in Rio Vista, Oxbow Marina, and Tower Park Marina to name a few. We may still include one night at anchor in Potato Slough. More details to come on this exciting cruise to the Delta.
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 Yacht Club 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.
2020 Cruise schedule
You can sign up for any or all of these cruising events by e-mailing the cruise leaders. We encourage everyone to participate in these fun events.