Encinal Yacht Club Hosts Kids’ Day – Rain or Shine


Alameda’s Encinal Yacht Club is inviting members of the community to experience the fun and thrill of sailing today, Sunday, March 6 — despite the rain — from 1 to 4 p.m. at the club, 1251 Pacific Marina.

The club is offering free EYC Jr Sailing T-shirts to many of the visitors, along with refreshments, sailing rides and club tours.

Junior sailors, instructors and parents will be on hand to discuss the program and answer questions. According to the club, instructors are certified, experienced and friendly instructors.

Encinal offers programs year-round for children ages 8-18, and it hosts special beginning-to-advanced sailing camps during the summer.

Small-boat sailing has captured the hearts of many Bay Area residents, including author Jack London, who wrote an essay and many books about his nautical experiences.

For more info, call 510-769-0221 or visit the group’s website.

(Thanks to local youth-sailing supporter James Fryer for the photo of some of last summer’s junior-sailing activities.)

Janet Levaux