While there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, we at Seashine think there is truly nothing like being on the water. November is almost here and the wind has been relatively mild and the beautiful weather continues well into the Fall season. As the days are getting shorter, the winds and weather are still perfect to enjoy a morning or afternoon sail or cruise on the water! While there have been many talks of a wet winter, most of us our wondering if El Niño will actually touch down in the Bay Area. The great news is the weather continues to be dry and Bay Area races and events continue to fill the calendars, and El Niño looks like if it does come, it will not make it until the end of December.

In this article we will explore our monthly special event: The Big Sail, the 10th Annual Race between Bay Area Rivals UC Berkeley and Stanford Nov. 18th. Next we will continue our mini-series of marinas across the Bay Area, and take a look at some popular East Bay marinas in Richmond that we offer yacht maintenance, yacht management and boat cleaning and boat detailing services to. Finally we will take a virtual ride on a fun day trip leaving the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, and our monthly sea captain quote.

And of course Seashine is always here to help with all your boat cleaning and yacht maintenance needs along the way! We provide top notch Bay Area and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor yacht management and sailboat detailing, Marina Bay Yacht Club boat cleaning and detailing services, and Richmond Yacht Club yacht maintenance and yacht management services. We also provide services to most marinas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes all Sausalito marinas including: Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Clipper Yacht Harbor, Cass Gidley Marina, Galilee Harbor, Kappas Marina, Marinship Yacht Harbor, and Schoomaker Marina. We also proudly serve marinas in Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, San Rafael, San Francisco, and marinas throughout the Peninsula.

Please send over special events we have not featured in the article and as always we would love to see your fun pictures and share your adventures on the bay with our audience at Seashine.

November Featured Event: The Big Sail

On Tuesday, November 17th, at 12PM Bay Area rivals Stanford and Cal Berkeley Sailing Clubs battle it out on the Bay. They will host the 10th annual Big Sail on the San Francisco Bay in front of the infamous Golden Gate Bridge at the St. Francis Yacht Club. The Stanford and Cal bands and cheerleaders will be present to show their team spirit and support their schools! We have been told the best place to watch the event is on Chrissy Field or there are a few available seating areas in front of the Yacht Club. Please note, only members are allowed inside the club. For more information please visit The St Francis Yacht Club’s website https://www.stfyc.com/default.aspx?p=v35EvtView&type=0&ID=3866287

Featured East Bay Marinas: Richmond Marinas (Services we provide)

Marina Bay Yacht Harbor (Richmond yacht maintenance and boat cleaning services):

Located in a beautiful location of the East Bay, Marina Bay Yacht Harbor has berthing available for boats 20′ to 120’. With a very deep water basin, boaters can be worry free regarding the tides. The marina is surrounded by nice parks, ample parking and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, local restaurants and shopping, make for a pleasant experience. Prices vary from $8-10 per foot depending on the location of the slip. Check their website for more information http://www.mbyh.com/berthing-services

Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor (San Pablo yacht maintenance, yacht management services):

Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor is located just outside the historic town of Point Richmond and just through the “Village of Point Molate”. This marina boasts an interesting history dating back to the early 1900’s. The marina was created by the planned sinking of a dozen ships to create the cozy and safe marina there today. With close proximity to the town of Point Richmond and slip prices that are some of the lowest in the Bay Area, Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor is a place to check out. For more information visit their website http://pspyh.com/

Brickyard Cove Marina: (Richmond yacht maintenance, and boat detailing services):

Brickyard Cove Marina’s property offers the opportunity to work where you play, and play while or where you work. The marina offers 250-water slips, 120-dry slips and great commercial and office space to lease. Brickyard Cove Marina is located in the quant and hidden town of Point Richmond which sits at the eastern base of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. With many shops and cafes within walking distance, this marina boasts great prices and convenience of a great Eastbay location. For more information visit their website http://bycmarina.com

Quote of the month:

The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use.

– Dom Degnon

Adventure of the Month: Jack London Square Farmers Market to the Bay Costume Sail

Leaving Richmond’s Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, head out on and Saturday morning. Head out the channel markers and head south across the Bay. Pass Angel Island and Treasure Island as you head under the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Once under the bridge, head past the Oakland port and into the Alameda channel. Continue on a couple miles and you will see the bustling of fruit stands, playing of live music, and the smell of great food from local vendors. Be sure to check out the remodeled patio at The Last Chance Bar, and grab some local fruits and veggies. Cap the afternoon off with a seafood lunch at Scott’s Seafood. If you want to continue the night in Oakland, just call one of the marinas in the area for a guest slip and enjoy the revamped and happening nightlife in Downtown Oakland and Jack London Square.

Happy boating!