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Alameda’s Encinal Yacht Club: Supporting Youth Sailing

 

Encinal Yacht Club’ says its junior summer-sailing programs are poised to have their best summer yet.

The first session wrapped up on July 8, when the these photos were taken — and conditions were pretty windy.

Nearly 100 sailors had registered for the first of the three sessions, the club said in its latest newsletter. And some took their enthusiasm for the sport on land and joined in the Fourth of July in town.  

During the sessions, participating sailors and their family members get to enjoy outdoor barbeques and fun – including races out on the estuary - each Thursday night.

The second session is in full swing (or full sail) and ends July 29, with the third session is set for August 2 to 19. 

Erik Glaser and Megan Grove are the program directors of the youth sailing program for EYC.  

The yacht club is celebrating its 120th  anniversary this year, and its clubhouse is turning 50.

EYC holds an open house on the second Tuesday of each month.  

(Thanks to sailing enthusiast James Fryer for sharing the photos.)

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Alameda’s Busy 4th of July Weekend

The Alameda Fourth of July Parade will be the highlight of the holiday weekend. It starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Some 170 floats with 2,500 participants will travel the 3-mile route from Park Street and Lincoln Avenue, down Park to Otis Drive, over to Central Avenue and then down Webster, where the Jumpin’ & Jivin’ Jubilee will be held from noon until 4 p.m.

It’s recently been decided by the city that politicians can participate in the events, but they can’t tell parade watchers what race they are poised to run for: No campaigning materials or election posters are allowed.   

Later in the day, High Street Station coffee house will have another Saturday night barbeque from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with ribs, hot dogs, potato salad, garlic bread and more for $9.95.

The Placebos  band will be playing from 7 to 9 p.m. at the cafe, 1303 High Street.

Encinal Yacht Club is hosting lots of activities on the 4th as well.