One of the favorite events of the year and hosted by two outstanding gentleman sailors. The wildlife on the slough’s 8 mile round trip route has been exceptional in recent years. Launch location pending repairs at Kirby Road Ramp. Camping at New Brighton State Beach and a group meal on Saturday.
Host: Del Pezzoni
One of two inland lake events of the season. This will be a beautiful trip in shallow water suitable for rowing boats, canoes or kayaks, expect about a 2 ½ mile trip to a lunch spot with picnic tables. The waterway is a bit narrow so if you have someone in the stern to steer your rowing boat it would help. Camping in the Clear Lake area.
Host: Bob Hall
A week long adventure in the San Francisco Bay Delta, for experienced explorers. Be prepared to sleep and otherwise live on your boat; usually has stops at marinas and restaurants, but conditions could change the best plans. Often high heat, winds and challenging conditions in narrow sloughs; self-sufficiency is a must.
Host: Todd Bloch
Rowing and music - the plan is to launch from Loch Lomond Marina and row around for a bit before heading up San Rafael Creek to Phil Lesh’s restaurant & music venue Terrapin Crossroads, which is about a mile up San Rafael creek and has good secure docks.
Host: Tom Kremer
The other favorite event - a great weekend of rowing, sailing and camping on the beach. Great food (OYSTERS!) and companionship makes it the high point of the year. Some people arrive on Saturday, some arrive on Friday, and some row over for the day. Group dinner on Saturday night.
Host: Don Rich
Join us for a quiet 8 mile autumn row in the Delta. The jet skis have been stored for the season, the leaves are turning red and gold, the days are beautiful and cool, the light and shadows are perfect. Bring drinks and something to share for a potluck lunch; depending on the time of our return, we may stick around for a beer at the Marina.
Host: Lynn Delapp/Dave Myer
Rivers, Part 1 – Explore the upper Napa River starting from the Riverside Drive ramp next to the Napa Yacht Club. Lunch at Downtown Joe’s Brewpub. This 6 to 8 mile row is good for kayaks, canoes and pulling boats of all kinds. The Upper Napa is a tidal slough up to Trancas Crossing Park with a high tide, and once out of the urban area it is quite lovely with shady trees lining the banks.
Host: David Luckhardt
Experience winter in the Delta – no heat and probably no wind. Row, and maybe sail, from B&W Resort on the Mokelumne into Georgina Slough for probably 6 miles roundtrip. Lunch at a suitable spot on the slough, dinner and beverages possible after in Isleton, Walnut Grove or Locke.
Host: Jim Lawson
Possibly the muddiest event on the schedule; launch from Hudeman Slough Regional Park. It’s free, the ramp is narrow, muddy and shallow but fine for small boats. Total distance will be 6 miles, the vast majority of which should be easy rowing. Bring lunch, also recommend a canoe or kayak paddle for possible adventuring off the main channels.
Host: Tom Kremer
Pub crawl in your boat on the Oakland Estuary and at Jack London Square– Quinn’s Lighhouse, Brotzeit, Beer Revolution, Merchants and Heinhold’s First and Last Chance Saloon, or some combination of the above resulting in about 11 miles of rowing.
Host: Barbara Ohler