Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Ave., invites the community to its yearly Summer Sailstice event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The free gathering includes a popular boat-building contest, sailing demonstrations and displays, educational events and live music.
The music includes a DJ from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. , Gerry Pagano from 1 to 1:30 p.m., Johnny Nash from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Debra Crooks and Kwame Copeland from 3 to 4 p.m., Jeremy von Epp and Wicked Lobsta’ from 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. and Downwind Run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
At noon on Saturday, a discussion about Latitude 38-organized sailing events will be led by Andy Turpin. The magazine’s managing editor will share details on the Baja Ha-ha, Pacific Puddle Jump and Delta Doo Dah rallies.
One hour later, at 1 p.m., Dan Leininger of the Maritime Institute will explain how sailors can get their captain’s license.
The boat-building work will take place all day, with the launching of the two vessels set to take place in the late afternoon.
The All American Offshore Sailing Team will make a presentation at Alameda’s Encinal Yacht Club at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 10. The talk and slideshow will follow the Spring Friday Night Twilight Races.
The All American Offshore Team is composed of 15 sailors with an average age of 23, and was organized to give youth sailors offshore racing opportunities in the United States. This summer they will race Vanquish, a 65-foot performance carbon mini maxi, in the Annapolis–Newport Race, the Trans-Atlantic, the Fastnet, as well as several other races both in the United States and internationally.
The team is composed of sailors from all over the country that were selected from a pool of over 300 applicants. Three Bay Area sailors were selected, Matt Noble, David Rasmussen, and Molly Robinson.
Matt Noble and David Rasmussen are representatives of the Richmond Yacht Club, and Molly Robinson is from the San Francisco Yacht Club.
Next weekend, Encinal is hosting the Summer Sailstice event, after the annual event was moved to Alameda from Treasure Island.