A 2012 "Sweet 16" race on the Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Photo by Michele Ellson.
Although boating and sailing go on around the Bay Area year-round, things really begin to pick up in the spring. The Central Valley gets warmer each afternoon, causing its hot air to rise and pulling new air in from the Pacific Ocean to take its place. For us, that new air is WIND, and that predictable daily breeze is what makes this place one of the (if not THE) finest sailing venues in the world. Read more >> about The Maritime Report: It's boating season!