San Francisco Bay 2016 Event at Encinal Yacht Club

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Goslings famous Dark 'N Stormys will be available all day to sailors with a thirst for a good time! 

The America's Cup Will Be on Display with a presentation by official America's Cup spokesperson Tucker Thompson!

Come see and take your photo with the America's Cup and hear the presentation by Tucker Thompson!

Download the schedule of events here:

Plan to sail over to Encinal Yacht Club for the weekend of June 18, 2016!


Sail the Oakland estuary to enjoy a relaxing, afternoon daysail with the Sailstice fleet. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE ADMISSION! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NOON TO 8PM. Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sail! Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, cruising, racing, windsurfing and onshore entertainment.



Welcome to Encinal Yacht Club

The Encinal Yacht Club is one of the Bay's most active sailing clubs and a favorite destination of cruising sailors.  Located on Alameda down the Oakland Estuary it is an ideal weekend destination and host for a celebration of sailing.  Sailors should plan to race YRA Summer Sailstice Party Circuit , participate in the Estuary Stroll or just enjoy a Bay tour before ending your cruise at EYC.


Encinal Yacht Club
1251 Pacific Marina
Alameda, CA 94501
Directions Plenty of free parking!


Public Transit

Leave the car at home and take public transit to the event. Take BART to 12th St, Oakland City Center then hop on an AC transit bus for the short ride into Alameda. Go to for times, fares and details.

Summer Sailstice Location Map

Make EYC your weekend cruising destination: Come for the day or the weekend.

Where do we stay?  Guest Berthing Options within walking distance:

  • EYC will have space available for visiting boats on a first come first served basis. Call EYC at: 510-522-3272
  • OYC has a limited number of slips available. Call: (510) 522-6868 to reserve a spot. .
  • Nearby estuary marinas with possible guest berthing:
  • Alameda Marina: 510-521-1133
    Fortman Marina - 510-522-9080
    Grand Marina: 510-865-1200
    Marina Village: 510-521-0905
    Oakland Marina: 510-834-4591

In addition, there is plenty of free anchorage adjacent to the Summer Sailstice event and across the estuary in the area of Jack London Aquatic Center - dinghy in from there.

If you don't have a boat, don't worry... sailboat rides are available with a nominal donation to Encinal Sailing Foundation, watch sailboat racing and enjoy live music at the festival village. Or see if you can hook up with a ride on the Latitude 38 crew list or visit the new, complete Bay Area access to sailing resource:

About Summer Sailstice

The Summer Sailstice San Francisco Festival is part of the global holiday of Summer Sailstice. Guided by an organizing committee of sailing organizations and businesses, the Festival intends to be Northern California's largest on-the-water celebration for everyone who loves harnessing wind, water, sun and sails to power their fun. See the feature story on Summer Sailstice SF Festival in Bay Crossings

Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the summer solstice.

The annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to well over 4,600 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on boats signed up at,  the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 19,000 annually.

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All Sailors, All Sailing, Everywhere

11:00am, Saturday June 18th, 2016
United States
37° 46' 55.848" N, 122° 15' 41.4864" W

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