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My daughter and I are interested in stand-up paddleboarding in the East Bay, preferably in lakes and not the bay (she's only 8). I'd like to find someplace to rent boards by the hour and have some local lake adventures. Thanks! new paddleboarding family
My son, who will be 10 this summer, wants to learn to sail. I know about the Cal Adventures camp, which is pretty pricey and I'm just wondering what else is out there? There seems to be a camp on Lake Merritt, but ew. Seems like it would be more fun to be out on the bay. Any other options? Any opinions about those two camps? Swallows and Amazons fan
My friend would really like to check out sailing, but has been floored by the prohibitive cost of a lot of sailing schools. Any ideas for an inexpensive class or group? Unfortunately, he is in SF without a car, so the Cal Adventures classes at the Berkeley Marina won't work for him (though that is the type of thing he is looking for) Sailor's Friend
the Park site: http://www.nps.gov/safr/ AND The supporting assoication site: http://www.maritime.org/index.htm
Explore these two sites, but here are sopme ''deeper digs'' into the websites.
Additionally, your friend may want to check out the South End Rowing Club, an historic rowing club next to the park. I know it is not sailing, but it is a really good group of people to make connections with. Their web site is: http://www.south-end.org/ The Dolphin CLub, adjacent to South End, is a swmming club: http://www.dolphinclub.org/ Both Clubs have rowing and swimming groups. Both have been in the area since the 1870s! sara .
Monday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings are our regularly scheduled dinghy lessons. Windsurfing lessons are on Saturday mornings and keelboat lessons on Wednesday evenings and other times by arrangement. they also have special seminars covering particular subjects.
Other schools offer American Sailing Association recognized keelboat certifications. We on the other hand have our own ratings and start you out in small boats. The seat of the pants feedback on a small boat is wonderful and with practice you could be a junior skipper within a month or less. This would let you take out your friends sailing on a dinghy. We have five keelboats (larger than dinghies) in the marina and give regular lessons on them as well, but expect to put in at least one year of diligent sailing and learning before attempting a keelboat sailing test. We sail in, out and around the harbor in our keelboats whereas other schools would make you use a motor.
Feel free to come on down and check us out, ask questions and get a feel for the place. At our open houses we give free boat rides to the public and you can check our website for the dates at: http://www.cal-sailing.org/
Fair winds and happy sailing, yolanda
Hi, I am looking for a kayak or canoeing camp for my 12 year old daughter in the berkeley oakland area. Anyone have any recommendations? darlene
Join Berkely High School Men's Crew! BHS is one of 2 public schools west of the Mississippi offering crew to its students. The BHS Men's crew team is actively seeking any grade level BHS male student to join their novice team. Unlike private high school rowing teams/clubs, no prior athletic qualifications are required - only the interest to row and be part of a great team of guys! Financial scholarships are available. Practice is in the afternoon after school, Monday @ BHS, Wed & Fri and occasional Sat @ our dock, Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC).BHS men's crew has consistently fielded competitive boats in the Junior National Races sponsored by the US Rowing Association. Our guys have been recruited by top collegiate rowing programs - we have alumni from CAL, Univ. of Washington and Princeton. Our next race will be Sunday, November 16 @ the Head of the Lagoon, San Mateo. Visit our website: www.berkeleyhighcrew.org for race schedule and to contact head coach Chris Dadd. jane
The Nautilus Institute's Pegasus Project offers teens a free life skills and leadership training program aboard a 51-foot ketch. Call Paul Kassatkin at 697-9296 or check their web site at http://www.nautilus.org/pegasus (from the May/June 1999 Berkeley High School PTSA Newsletter)
Has anyone had experience with the Oakland Strokes rowing camp? I am looking on behalf of my 14 year old son. Thanks! Rachel
The Oakland Strokes is a long established and very
successful Junior level rowing club. Membership in the
Oakland Strokes is open to all high school students and
financial aid is available to those who qualify. Practices
are held in the Oakland Estuary close to Jack London
Square. This is a great sport that encourages physical
fitness and teamwork, and is a real asset on college
applications! We are recruiting new members through
November 30 for both men's and women's groups. For more
information, check out our web site,
During November the Oakland Strokes is recruiting high school students for their novice men?s and women?s rowing teams. This is a challenging, fun, and competitive sport and you need no prior rowing experience . Founded in 1974, Oakland Strokes is a co-educational junior rowing program that has members from over 35 East Bay high schools. Prestigious colleges eagerly seek rowers. Recent Strokes alumni are rowing at Yale, Cal, Princeton, Washington, Dartmouth, Penn, Stanford, Cornell, USC and Michigan as well as many other fine schools. To find out more about the Oakland Strokes, visit the team?s website at www.oaklandstrokes.org David
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