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The Society sponsors a number of events throughout the year for the benefit of our members and the Society. Some of the events are fund raisers that provide the monetary resources we need for our Scholarship fund. Fund raisers are open to the general public as well as members but in nearly all cases members will receive a discounted fee.
Some events, such as your crewing of Alma for the Master Mariners race are open only to members of the Society and are a benefit of your membership.
Our meetings are open to anyone desiring to attend, however, we ask a small donation of non-members to cover meeting expenses.
We also list on this page events outside the Bay Area that we feel our membership might be interested in knowing about.
Local Events - San Francisco
Throughout the year! Join your board of directors for their monthly meeting and become involved in your society. All members are always welcome as we meet to discuss scholarships, programs and sails.
Meetings are generally held at the Sausalito Yacht Club. It is, however, wise to give us a call at 415.251.8779 to make sure that the meeting is still on and at that the location has not changed.
Also we usually share a dinner; either something being served by the club or something we bring in so if you want to join us (Dutch treat) for dinner we need to know you are coming!
This year we are meeting on the following days:
Join us for our annual membership meeting on January 26th, 2014!
We are meeting at the shipyard 2330 Marinship Way, Suite #150 Sausalito, CA 94965 where they are building the Bay Area's newest Tall ship, the Matthew Turner! And we are having a party! To celebrate your Society's support of this ship we have donated the funds to purchase one of the ribs for the ship so what could be more approprate than a "RIB PARTY"? We will be serving both pork and beef BBQ ribs along with all the fix'ins! There is also a vegetarian option which, if desired, must be ordered in advance. The cost of the meal is $25; members who wish to doanate to the ship during this event will receive a signed architech's drawing of the boat for a minimum donation of $100.
Everything starts at 15:00 (3;00pm), Come together to meet old friends, and bring anyone who may wish to join us. Tours of the ship yard and the visitor center available and there will be a short annual business meeting. Click the button on the left to confirm your reservation for this Super Rib Dinner!
Interested in learning more about Matthew Turner? He was a pioneer ship builder here in the bay area with a ship yard in Benica which built over 200 west coast sailing vessels. Although no longer a familiar name to most Bay Area residents, he should be and, if you look hard enough, you will find many reminders of his legacy around the bay. Check out his history on Wikipedia and this Solono County historical article.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the war that established the United States' as a naval power to be reckoned with, gave us our National Anthem and continues to provide fertile ground for writers of naval historical fiction. Lasting from June 18th when the United States declared war on Great Britain to February 19th of 1815, the war saw numerous naval and land actions that defined much of what the United States was and is. Click the anchor icon to see the latest information on this event.
Events are planned throughout the United States, including of course, Navy Fleet Week here in San Francisco this coming October. Check out the War of 1812 Web site list of these activities for complete details!