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.