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Time: 10 am
About: Join us in person at the clubhouse of Point San Pablo Harbor and enjoy lunch provided by Black Star Pirate Barbecue ($10 donation requested). And if you attend in costume, you’ll be eligible for raffle prizes! Stay on for a paddle or to tour the amazing Burning Man sculptures that are permanently installed on the grounds. Watch Buzz and the Calendar for signup info and a request for volunteers to help with parking and setup.

Meeting details, including site map:
Signup link for non-BASK members

Trick-or-Treating at the Sausalito Houseboats, 2011

Location: Point San Pablo Harbor, 1900 Stenmark Dr, Richmond, CA 94801. Note: The speaker portion of this meeting will be recorded.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Upcoming paddles and events
  • Welcome new members
  • Planning meeting highlights
  • A Chart on Every Deck: Using a Douglas Protractor to Plot a Course (free protractors and charts provided)
  • Gearhead with Nathan Moody
  • Muscle of the month with Mary Ann Furda
  • Featured Presentation: “Piloting Ships in San Francisco Bay” by Bar Pilot Jesse Pullin

Questions: Tom Colton, BASK President,

Presentation Description: We’ll hear what it’s like to board a big ship at sea and pilot it into the bay to the various ports. We’ll learn how to communicate with the pilot, where the blind spots and danger areas of the bay are, and how to read the online pilot dispatch sheet to know when ships are coming and going. Jesse Pulling rew up in Sebastopol, California and spent summers in Ketchikan, Alaska where his father was a sea pilot. After graduating from the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, he went to work on oil tankers in Alaska, cargo ships in Northern Europe, and government surveillance ships in Southeast Asia. He returned to the Bay Area in 2008 and started working on harbor tugs. In 2017 he joined the SF Bar Pilots.

An SF Bar Pilot at work

An SF Bar Pilot at work