SF’s 3rd Annual Golden Gate Park “Bottle Yacht” Regatta (2023)
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Spreckels Lake (North Shore), 36th Ave and Fulton | Spreckels Lake Drive, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Come cheer on the bottle boats on Sunday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at the 3rd Annual Bruce Ettinger Bottle Yacht Regatta hosted by the San Francisco Model Yacht Club at Spreckels Lake (36th Ave/Fulton Street) in Golden
Bottle Yachts are homemade model sailboats made from recycled bottles, donated supplies, found objects, and low-cost materials. Bottle yachts are a great way for novice sailors of all ages to experience the joy of model yacht sailing.
Bottle yachts are powered by the wind. Races include freesail (self-steering) and RC (remote control). After the bottle races finish, there will be an opportunity for novices of all ages (recommended for 10+ yrs old) to learn to sail RC model yachts. Small groups will work with a mentor for 15-minute sessions.
Signup for “Learn to Sail” begins at 1 p.m. in person on a first come, first served basis until 30 slots are filled. Specific timing for the day’s activities will depend on wind conditions.
We invite you to bring a chair, wear sun/wind protection, and plan to join us for an afternoon of model sailing fun!
The Bruce Ettinger Bottle Yacht Regatta is open to anyone who builds a bottle boat that follows the race guidelines, which can be found at www.bottleyachtregatta.org along with builder tips.
Check us out on Instagram @bottleyachts for inspiration!
The event is free. If you plan to join us for the regatta bottle races with your own boat or just to watch, let us know for timely updates: bottleyacht.eventbrite.com (not required, but appreciated).
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