Opening Day on the Bay!
From the blessing of the fleet in Racoon Straights to the parade of decorated boats this is a great reason to get out on the bay. Who are we kidding we'll take any excuse we can get our hands on!
Dating back to 1917 and organised by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association, the parade sails from the shadows of the Golden Gate Bridge to just past Pier 39. Any vessels can take part as long as they register beforehand and the procession regularly features tug boats, clean-up boats and tour boats, with visitors and spectators onboard. Judges are on hand to dish out prizes for the décor and imagination of the colourful vessels.
So besides getting out and sailing you'll have fun things to look at and celebrate the official beginning to the San Francisco Bay sailing season with fellow sailing enthusiasts! Get a chartershare going or charter a boat for this great celebration!