Single Sailors Association of San Francisco Bay is chartered especially for people who have an interest in sailing and who happen to be single. Everyone from novices to experienced sailors are welcome. Whether you want to learn to sail or crew on various sailboats, there is something for everyone regardless of your personal sailing experience and knowledge.
SSA is one of the oldest sailing organizations for singles on the Bay. Formed in 1982, SSA is unique in that, unlike most clubs, we are not in the charter business. We do not try to make money off our membership. SSA owns no boats. We use boats owned by our members.
Everyone who goes out becomes a working crew member. We wish to attract those who have a genuine interest in sailing and improving their sailing skills. Beginners are always welcome.
Our Skippers and club members coordinate sailing days, raft ups, destinations, and overnight trips to such locations as Tiburon, San Francisco, Benicia, and other areas on the Bay. Opportunities for two, three and four day cruises to the Delta, Drakes Bay, Half Moon Bay, Monterey and beyond come up from time to time. Some of our members are interested in racing and, if you've never tried it, I can tell you - it's a lot of fun and very exciting! The Friday night Beer Can Racing series can be a lot of fun whether you sail in them, or stay on the dock having dinner while watching the races. As a member of SSA, you can access these events.
While the development of a safe and experienced crew of sailors is an important goal, we have fun doing other things, too. Trips other than sailing and other activities are planned by our members. These include ski trips, river rafting, camping, pool parties, and trips to the city, dinner parties and other events.
"Is SSA for me and do I qualify?" If you like to sail, get out on the water and you are single, whether you never been on a boat or already a knowledgeable sailor - you qualify. If you want to sail at a very low cost and have fun times with other like-minded single sailors in an active organization, then SSA is for you.
We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meeting which is held the second Thursday of the month (except December) at the Ballena Bay Yacht Club. Social hour starts at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 ($6-9 varies) with the meeting starting at 7:30. Hope to see you at our next meeting. Guest are always welcome.