What I Saw On The Bay

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What I Saw On The Bay articles

  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Lunch At Oakland Yacht Club Every Wednesday for at least seven years a group of sailors has met for lunch at the Oakland Yacht Club. The pandemic put a kink in their plans, but...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Sailing Out Of South Beach Saturday Nov. 19 was a gorgeous winter day on the San Francisco Bay, perfect for a sailboat race. This race was the first of several, part of South Beach...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Classics At The Corinthian When I sail up river to Owl Harbor I live large on fresh vegetables and rich yolky eggs from Devery’s chickens. In general though, singlehanded provisioning on my boat is...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Half Moon Bay When sailors decide to go to Half Moon Bay, what they really mean is they sail down to Pillar Point Harbor. My understanding is that Half Moon Bay has a very...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    What Is Up With Clipper Cove Readers may already know that the former Naval Station Treasure Island is being developed according to an agreement between the City of San Francisco and the Treasure Island...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Sailing To The Ferry Building One of my favorite sailing destinations on the San Francisco Bay is to Public Pier 1½, located on the Embarcadero at the edge of the City’s Financial District. It’s...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    The Lipton Cup I was invited to go along on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) ride to watch the 2022 Lipton Cup regatta with Richmond Yacht Club members Kim and Anna Desenberg. The Lipton Cup...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Svendsen’s 2022 Spring Fling Remember the days when sailors kept their small keelboats on trailers behind Svendsen’s rigging shop? When you could walk up the ramp and over from your boat to buy what...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Berkeley Marine Center Nobody wants to give up their boat to the boat yard. But sometimes we don’t have a choice, do we? Sometimes it’s the only way we’ll get a more beautiful, well...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix Here’s what I saw on Friday Mar. 25. The publisher sent me to St. Francis Yacht Club with a press pass. Me. With a press pass. I was...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    On The Bay This started out as a simple story about a chaotic sailboat race around San Francisco Bay in the middle of winter. Then somehow, the story got away from me and became...
  • What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott
    To be clear, this is only a guest column. A Bay and Delta Yachtsman columnist went missing. She is preparing for the Pacific Cup Yacht Race to Hawaii and ran out of time. My understanding...