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CRUISE


Every month TYC sail and power boats head out for San Francisco Bay Area destinations in an organized club cruise. Locations range from nearby yacht clubs to a week in the Delta. All in all, 2021 looks to be another exciting year for TYC cruising.

The weekend cruises often head to more distant locations like Benicia, Petaluma, or up the Napa River or Suisun Slough.  Our annual Summer Cruise finds TYC members enjoying the warmer weather and water of the Delta for seven or eight relaxing days away from the usual crush of boats on the bay.

To get involved just pick a trip (or two) and click "Register" at the right.

The essence of TYC cruising is to have fun and enjoy the friendship of fellow boaters. Some yacht clubs we'll visit will host dinners for us and sometimes we organize pot-luck and restaurant events. Whatever the plan, be prepared for a good time and lots of new adventures!

Although most TYC cruisers take their own boat, some members choose to buddy boat or crew on a more experienced boat in the beginning, and there are always some "land cruisers" who drive their rubber tired craft to join in the fun.  However you arrive, we'll guarantee you'll have fun.

Upcoming Cruises

    • 09/06/2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 09/11/2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sacramento River
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    Join us for an unforgettable cruise up the mighty Sacramento River to beautiful downtown Sacramento. It's a fun, bridge-filled trip, passing by many quaint and historic towns on our way up to Sacramento. They say the journey is the reward, and this will certainly be true for this cruise.


    Our 6-day adventure will begin with an overnight stay in Benicia, with a visit to the lovely Benicia Yacht Club and dinner out in the quaint downtown area. Next morning we'll head out bright and early (subject to tides and weather) toward Rio Vista and Delta Marina. 

    Places we'll visit on our cruise include:

    • Benicia - September 6-7
      Our longtime gateway to the Delta, this is a lovely first stop on our way up the river. The facilities are first-class, with fuel, water, supplies, easy walk into town, and just right for walking around on a nice warm late-summer evening. We'll stop in to the Benicia Yacht Club for cocktails and to say hello, then walk 5 minutes into town for a waterfront dinner overlooking Carquinez  Strait

    • Delta Marina - September 7-8
      For those who regularly cruise to the north Delta or Sacramento region, Delta Marina has long been a must-stop, nicely located in Rio Vista, a charming small town right along the Sacramento River in Solano County. The marina has all the bells and whistles, with fuel, water, an amazing chandlery, an RV park, and lots of covered picnic areas which provide an escape from the boats on a hot day. 


    • Riverbank Marina - September 8-10
    • Leaving Rio Vista astern, we'll radio the Rio Vista bridge and ask for a lift to allow us to turn right and follow the Sacramento River all the way up to Old Sac. In fact, along the way we'll have to lift a total of 7 bridges to be able to make our way up river! We'll pass some amazing sights, including quaint and historical towns such as Ryde, Locke, Walnut Grove, Courtland, Clarksburg, and Freeport.

    • Just past Walnut Grove and just before the Paintersville Bridge we'll see the Steamboat Bridge appear on our port side. If we're on time, we'll stop in to the dock for lunch. There's a fun little beach and great place to get out and stretch before continuing up river. 


    • As we get closer to Sacramento, just past the confluence with the American River we'll see the Riverbank marina appear to starboard. Our home for the next two nights, Riverbank is an amazing marina, with several great restaurants on site, fuel, water, supplies - everything we need for a delightful stay. 


    • We'll spend the days exploring Old Sac, downtown, the American River, local wineries,  maybe even take a hot raft ride if we choose to. There's lots to do and we'll have a ball doing it!
    • Pittsburg Yacht Club - September 10-11
    • Alas, we can't stay up here forever, so we'll have to depart early for the trip downriver and Pittsburg Yacht Club for the night. This is a long leg, so we'll leave early and get in just in time for a well-deserved cocktail hour and dinner either at the Yacht Club or in town. Next morning we''l head back to the bay area.

    Registration details:

    • If your boat name, beam and LOA are in your profile, it will be entered automatically on your cruise registrations.
    • You can cancel your registration by clicking "Already registered" at the left. To make changes, cancel and re-register, or email cruise@tyc.org.

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    • 09/24/2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • 09/26/2021
    • (PDT)
    • Petaluma Turning Basin
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    Butter! Eggs! Chicks! Let's help celebrate Petaluma's annual Butter and Eggs Festival and parade!

    Come join in on the fun by cruising with us to charming Petaluma and spend a beautiful late summer weekend exploring antique shops, watch (or join) the parade, enjoying some local and a bit more exotic cuisine, and maybe sip some wonderful port from a local winery.


    (I promised you chicks!)

    Home will be the Petaluma Turning Basin which has been recently dredged last October for the first time in 17 years! 



    Food, etc.

    Friday night we plan to join Petaluma Yacht Club at their lovely clubhouse next-door to the Basin. Please indicate if you wish to join us on the Registration page. 

    For dinner Saturday night, we are planning a short walk over the D-Street bridge to a wonderful Peruvian restaurant  Ayawaska. We may also wander down to H Street to visit a favorite maker and purveyor of port at Sonoma Portworks, and maybe an after-dinner stroll over to Mariposa Ice Creamery for some delish homemade ice cream flavored with local chocolate and liquors.

    Important notices to cruisers:

    • Details to be added soon!




    Cruise leader: Drew Clark     


    Note:  If your boat name, beam and LOA are in your profile, it will be entered automatically on your cruise registrations.

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Past Cruises

07/23/2021 2021 Delta Cruise
06/25/2021 Napa Valley Wine Cruise
06/19/2021 Warmup Cruise and Pig Roast Party - San Rafael YC
04/23/2021 Online Dinner and TYC Cruise Meeting
02/22/2020 Cruise-In - Berkeley YC
10/11/2019 Tinsley Seven Star Cruise
09/15/2019 Commodore's Picnic
09/11/2019 Latitude 38's Fall Crew List Party
08/30/2019 Flash Cruise to Golden Gate YC
08/24/2019 Beginners' Cruise and Dinner - San Rafael YC
07/16/2019 Delta Cruise
03/22/2019 Cruise to St. Francis YC
03/08/2019 Cruise to Golden Gate YC
09/28/2018 Tinsley Five Star Cruise
09/22/2018 Commodore's Cruise and Picnic
07/20/2018 Delta Cruise
04/20/2018 Cruise to Golden Gate YC
09/29/2017 Oktoberfest Cruise to Tinsley Is.
09/22/2017 Commodore's Picnic (Sept. 23) and Day or Weekend Cruise
08/25/2017 Drake's Bay Cruise with Petaluma YC
07/21/2017 Delta Cruise
07/10/2017 Weekday Lunch Cruise to Angel Is.
06/02/2017 Richmond YC Cruise and BBQ
04/15/2017 RBYC Cruise-In
04/09/2017 Commodore's Guest Cruise
04/02/2017 Brunch Day Cruise to Angel Is.
03/31/2017 Benicia Cruise
03/05/2017 2017 Cruise Adventures Planning Dinner Meeting
11/05/2016 Annual Race & Cruise Awards Dinner
10/23/2016 Terrapin Crossroads Sunday Brunch, Concert? and Creek Cruise
09/27/2016 Tinsley Five Star Cruise
09/23/2016 Commodore's Picnic (Sept. 24) and Day or Weekend Cruise
08/21/2016 Flash Sunday Brunch Cruise - Terrapin Crossroads
08/01/2016 Delta Cruise
07/08/2016 Loch Lomond Yacht Club Cruise
06/17/2016 South Beach YC Cruise
05/26/2016 Petaluma YC Cruise
04/23/2016 RBYC Cruise-In
04/08/2016 Encinal YC Cruise with Cabaret Night
03/12/2016 Sausalito Cruise/Drive and Tall Ship Tour
09/28/2015 Tinsley Quint Club Cruise
09/18/2015 Commodore's Picnic (Sept. 19) and Cruise
08/15/2015 Delta Cruise
07/17/2015 Encinal YC Cruise
06/28/2015 Casual Day Cruise
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