We work hard to make you as comfortable as possible while sailing, but there are a few things you can do too. Wear several layers of clothing if possible, with the best materials being wool or synthetic (cotton is very cold when wet). Bring a hat that won’t blow away or clip your hat to your jacket- San Francisco Bay is typically very windy. Wear comfortable shoes with rubber soles that won’t slip on a wet deck- no high heels please! Bring a warm coat in case the fog rolls in- while the average temperature is 70 degrees it can feel like winter in the fog.
Expect to participate as much as you like. You are welcome to take a turn at the wheel or help grind the winches, but you are also welcome just to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride- it’s up to you.
Expect to have yummy organic snacks, ginger ale and sparkling water available, but you may bring your own beer, wine or soda or request sandwiches for an additional fee. We try very hard to reduce plastics in the ocean and in the landfill, so we are happy to provide you with cups, plates, utensils and anything else you need for a picnic if you bring your own food, and we will clean them when you are through.
Expect to have some input in where we go on the sail, but weather and tide conditions always prevail and the captain will advise you in how far we can go in the time allotted.
Expect to have a fine sail, blow the conch shell horn and leave an entry in the ships’ log. If the experience meets your expectations tips are always appreciated at the end.