Sailing the South Bay - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 10-04-2015 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Sailing the South Bay

Hello all!

I am a novice sailor (only one year, but a fun one at that!) that is planning on a daysail in SF Bay (most likely out of Redwood Creek.) Anyone have any tips or advice for sailing the South Bay at this time of year? I have heard that it can get somewhat... exciting to say the least.

Thank you!
-Alex
eaglestar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 10-04-2015
Catalina 400 MKII
 
Scotty C-M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Posts: 795
Thanks: 8
Thanked 72 Times in 68 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Sailing the South Bay

Redwood City is a great place to sail. Yes, it can be very windy in the afternoons, but as the year progresses that becomes less of a factor. Winter sailing in SF Bay has many light afternoon sails between storms. If the wind is too much, you can spend a lovely afternoon just sailing around the harbor channels. One very important factor is the tides. At low tide it is Very Shallow (did you notice the capital letters?). Especially going out into the bay, keep in the channel. You may be tempted to cut the corner a little - don't do it. Be careful sailing on a falling tide. If you do go aground, anchor and wait for the tide to come in. There are some nice sloughs that you can explore, and anchor overnight. Ask at the yacht club (Sequoia Yacht Club) for advice. There are a lot of places to sail in the South Bay. Cayote Point, San Leandro and more. Have a great visit.
Scotty C-M is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Galveston Bay and South Sailing KBeazley Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 13 06-10-2015 11:56 PM
Still Looking: SF bay south toward Panama brh002 Crew Wanted/Available 1 09-17-2012 05:56 PM
Sailing schools in San Francisco South Bay Area dboy4ever Learning to Sail 17 05-06-2012 12:50 AM
Ship recycling sailing south (Coos Bay World Link) NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-26-2006 01:15 PM
Sailing north vs south of the Ches. Bay Bridge mlojacono General Discussion (sailing related) 16 09-22-2003 08:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome