Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oakland Yacht Club

Today we leave San Rafael Yacht Club and head to Oakland Yacht Club. We've been by this yacht club, but we've never ventured inside. Another new experience to be enjoyed. Here's a bit of history about the Oakland Yacht Clubs beginning.

In January 1913, a handful of sailors met at Peterson's Boat House at the foot of 12th Street in Oakland. They formed Oakland Yacht Club which was incorporated in December of that year.

Early history of Bay Area yacht clubs suggests that there were two yacht clubs named "Oakland." It is thought that our club has its roots in several former clubs including The Panama YC.

Judge H.W. Pulcifer was elected the first Commodore, and the first meetings of the board of directors were held in the judge's chambers. (The judge served as Commodore again in 1916-1918).

Oakland Yacht Club is The ninth yacht club to be formed in The Bay Area. The others are Alvarado and San Francisco, formed in 1869, followed by Corinthian, Encinal, California, South Bay, Vallejo and Aeolian.

On Thursday evening we take a short walk to Encinal Yacht Club for dinner. Remember hubby and I are also members of Encinal Yacht Club.
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15 comments:

  1. Looks like you're having a wonderful time. Isn't that the way retirement is supposed to be. Enjoy it it all.

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  2. wow, what a great time you must be having!

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  3. does this mean you are bi-clubual? have fun honey, it's very windy here today!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  4. bi-clubual... bwahahahaha!

    Sounds like you're doin' it right, hon! Big hugs :]

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  5. Sounds lovely and that yacht looks sooo elegant!

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  6. You and Z are having a wonderful trip...are you granted special commodore privileges?

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  7. have a wonderful time!

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  8. Wow, that sure looks like a super place to visit. What a fun trip. Hope the weather was good for you. Take care and have a great day.

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  9. it reads like you all are having fun! Can't wait to visit the next spot!

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  10. La-tee-da. I bought a brand new computer chair! Not a yacht, but it rolls like one.

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  11. Oh the fun y'all are having! Go for it all:)

    Big hugs times two, honey...

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  12. I bet you thought you were having the time of your life until you read about Don's new computer chair :)

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  13. Looks like a lovely place Sandee. Glad you are having fun!

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  14. I'm a little late, but I've been following your travels with interest! What fun, Sandee! This is a whole different world for me, not knowing a thing about boating and yacht clubs.
    Thanks for posting these!
    :-)

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  15. that looks really cool, sandee. :)

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