2018 Cruise Schedule

We are planning a great cruising season for 2018! Looking forward to some great times on the water, and hoping that we can provide some interesting destinations and fun trips for all. The full schedule is below.

Mark Bettis, Cruise Chair




 2018 Cruise Schedule

From To Nights Location Cruise Leader
Sunday, Jan 21 0 Oyster Point YC Brunch Mark Bettis
Friday, Feb 16 Sunday, Feb 18 2 Aeolian YC Mark Bettis
Friday, March 16 Sunday, March 18 2 Cancelled
Friday, May 4  Saturday, May 5 2 Sequoia YC (South Bay Opening Day) Mark Bettis
Friday,   May 25 Monday, May 28 3 Half Moon Bay Yacht Club Bill Hoyt
Friday,   June 15 Sunday, June 17 2 Encinal Yacht Club Catherine Miskow
Friday, July 13 Sunday, July 15 2 Ballena Bay Yacht Club Catherine Miskow
Saturday Aug 11 Sunday, Aug 12 1 Angel Island BBQ and Corinthinan YC Brunch Mark Bettis
Friday, August 31 Monday, Sept 3 3 Marin Yacht Club Ross Bowling
Saturday, Sept 22 Saturday, Sept 22 0 Wheelchair Regatta Gary Edwards
Friday, Oct 26 Sunday, Oct 28 2 Napa Valley Yacht Club Catherine Miskow
Friday, Nov 23 Saturday, Nov 25 2 Black Friday Mystery Cruise TBD




January 21 – Oyster Point Yacht Club

Cruise leader: Mark Bettis

Mark your calendars for our first cruise of the year! Our annual brunch and awards presentation at Oyster Point Yacht Club will be on Sunday January 21, starting at 10:30 am. Bring your boat or come by car, and enjoy a sumptuous brunch of eggs Benedict, bacon, ham, sausage, fresh fruit and pastries, breakfast potatoes, French toast, salad and antipasto. Following tradition, cruising awards will be handed out. This is always a great event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Plan to arrive at the dock around 10 am, as brunch starts at 10:30. We will have people on the dock to guide you to your slip and assist with mooring.

Asphalt cruisers are of course highly encouraged!!!

$25.00 per person. RSVP no later than January 12

Sign up here: Oyster Point YC Brunch Registration or email cruise@cpyc.com

See who is going: Attendee List



February 16-18 – Aeolian Yacht Club

Cruise leader: Mark Bettis


Join us as we explore the Aeolian Yacht Club, at the eastern end of the Oakland Estuary. Last year this was a particularly fun cruise, as the fleet traveled together and enjoyed opening the bridges on the way down the estuary. The hospitality of the Aeolian Yacht Club is wonderful, and a great time is guaranteed for all. Docking is free!

Friday evening is Jam night at Aeolian, so bring your instruments and your voices!!

Dinner Friday will be spaghetti and meatballs with a vegetarian option. Saturday evening in celebration of the Chinese New Year the current plan is to have catered Chinese food. Sunday morning Aeolian’s famous home cooked full breakfast will be awesome. $40.00 per person covers all three meals. If you have special dietary needs please let us know ahead of time and they will do their best to accommodate.

Saturday morning Catherine Miskow will host a continental breakfast aboard either Cardinal Rule or Shannon.

The Aeolian Yacht Club can be reached either: (1) from the West through the San Leandro Channel and under the Bay Farm Island Bridge. The Bay Farm Island Bridge operator is available for opening seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm with the exception of Monday-Friday commute traffic; and (2) from the Oakland Estuary by way of three bridges, Park Street, Fernside (Miller Sweeney) and High Street. All three bridges may be opened any time 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of M-F commute times. All you need to do as you approach the first bridge is to call them on VHF Channel 9 to request a bridge opening for all three bridges. As you approach, each bridge is opened. It’s a snap! Aeolian Yacht Club monitors Channel 68 when there is a cruise in.

More information here: http://www.aeolianyc.org/cruise-in-information.html

Information on navigating to Aeolian YC is here: http://www.aeolianyc.org/aeolian-navigation.html


Sign up here: Aeolian YC Registration

See who is going: Attendee List


May  25-28 – Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

Cruise Leader: Bill Hoyt

Join us Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Monday for a fun-filled time in Half Moon Bay. The Half Moon Bay Yacht Club will have dinner available all three nights.

Lots of activities are planned for the weekend!

Anchoring out or picking up a mooring ball is recommended for this cruise. Half Moon Bay Yacht Club’s dinghy dock will be available.

If you want a slip in Pillar Point Harbor please contact Bill Hoyt at 440-781-1997 and discuss with him. Guest slips at Pillar Point are first come first served, but we are working with the Harbormaster to try to secure berthage. At this time we cannot guarantee slips. An early arrival Friday will improve your chances.

Sign up here: Half Moon Bay YC registration

See who is going: Half Moon Bay Attendee list



June 15-17 – Encinal Yacht Club

Cruise leader: Cathy Miskow

Join us on Father’s Day weekend for a fun filled family friendly foray to one of the Bay’s finest clubs! Encinal Yacht Club, being the 3rd oldest yacht club on the Bay, was founded in 1890. The club was established by residents living in Alameda’s Gold Coast, on the south shore of the Island. The club became famous for its moonlit parties, regattas, and cruising events. The club encouraged family participation from the very beginning.

The first clubhouse was designed and built by Commodore Joseph A. Leonard, at the end of a 1,000 foot pier extending into the bay from the foot of Grand Street. The clubhouse was an elaborate Victorian design, the main floor was reserved for dancing and the second floor was the residence of the club manager. The San Francisco Chronicle declared the clubhouse to be the finest of its type on the entire Pacific Coast.

In the 1950s the City of Alameda decided to develop the south shore of the island by filling in the waterfront. The members of the club fiercely opposed this scheme, holding out until fill was placed right next to the clubhouse. Ultimately the city prevailed, which meant losing the beloved clubhouse. For nearly four years, EYC was without a clubhouse and struggled to survive. For a time our meetings were held at Aeolian YC, and the membership even considered merging with Aeolian, except that EYC wanted a swimming pool and Aeolian did not. At the same time Marina Village was being developed on the Estuary, and a deal was struck to build the new clubhouse on the other side of the island. This was not without controversy, as many of the members wanted the clubhouse near their homes on the south shore. The new clubhouse was built in 1960, complete with a full-size swimming pool and guest dock facilities.


We will be honoring Dads this weekend, so if you are a Dad, or are bringing a Dad with you, please let Cathy know!

We hope for a warm weekend so we can enjoy the Pool. Meal options will be forthcoming.

Berthing is $1.00 a foot a night.Berthing is rafting in the “Encinal Horseshoe”. Not all boats will have direct Dock access. Please remember when rafted to walk across the fore deck of neighboring boats, not through the cockpit. All boats must stern into the Horseshoe. Those against the back dock will need to wait till the raft breaks up to get out on Sunday.


Sign up here: Encinal YC registration

Encinal Attendee List