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Pioneers of the South Bay is Theme of Opening Day of Sailing Season May 6
Come to the Port Saturday, May 6, for decorated boat parade and more

South Bay Opening Day of Sailing Season at Port of Redwood City

DATES:  Friday, May 5, 2017 - 18:00  to  Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 13:00

May 5, 2017 at Coyote Point Yacht Club, 1820 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401. 650/347-6730
  • Cocktails at 6:00 pm; Dinner and dancing at 7:00 pm. $30/person. 
May 6, 2017 at Sequoia Yacht Club, 441 Seaport Court, Redwood City
  • 8:00 - 10:00 am: Breakfast! Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice, and coffee. $8.00 adults; $5.00 under age 12.
  • 8:45 am: Skippers' meeting for boats in the parade.
  • 9:00 am: City Trees. City Trees will hold a tree-planting ceremony at the Port of Redwood City office on Seaport Boulevard. Learn more about this volunteer-led, non-profit organization on their website:
  • 10:00 am: Boats assemble for parade. Participating boats assemble in turning basin in Redwood Creek. 
  • 10:15 - 11: 30 am: South Bay Opening Day Ceremonies: Public wharf at the end of Seaport Court.
    1. Presentation of the colors/Opening day cannon.
    2. National Anthem: Vice Commodore David Elliott, Sequoia Yacht Club.
    3. Redwood City Sesquicentennial and History of Redwood Creek: Mr. Ken Rolandelli, Redwood City Historic Resources Advisory Committee.
    4. Blessing of the Fleet: Reverend Terry Burley.
    5. Opening Day Decorated Boat Parade. Cheer for your favorite water craft: sail, power, or paddle!
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Boating related exhibits and activities, parking lot outside Sequoia Yacht Club.
  • 12:30 - 2:30 pm: Lunch! Grilled chicken, beef, or veggie sandwich, beans, potato and green salads, cookies. $10.00 adults/$7.00 under age 12.
  • 2:00 pm: Announcement of winners of Decorated Boat Parade, Sequoia Yacht Club. 
May 6 , 2017 at Peninsula Yacht Club, 1536 Maple Street, Redwood City
  • Cocktails at 6:00 pm. Dinner and live music at 7:00 pm. $30/person.
May 7, 2017 at South Bay Yacht Club, 1491 Hope Street, Alviso, CA 95002. 408/263-0100. 
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Gin Fizz Brunch. Omelets and pancakes, live music. $12/ person*, under 18 free with paying adult. 
* Notorious Alviso Gin Fizz is $4.00

More information:
Tall Ships Visited the Port
The historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain visited the Port of Redwood recently for two weeks to offer education programs to elementary school children during the days as well as public dockside vessel tours, adventure and battle sails. Visitors enjoyed a living history experience, sea shanties, maritime storytelling and the boom of cannons. 

These are p hotos taken by Jerry Pierce.

Save the Date:PortFest October 7, 2017

Redwood City's  Sesquicentennial
Keep up to date with activities planned for Redwood City's 150th anniversary at

This year is also the Port's 80th anniversary.  Stay tuned for announcements.
Port of Redwood City  |  675 Seaport Blvd  |  Redwood City, CA 94063

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