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Encinal Yacht Club, being the 3rd oldest yacht club on the Bay, was founded in 1890. The club was established by residents living in Alameda’s Gold Coast, on the south shore of the Island. The club’s unique management structure was set at the beginning, which designated separate Executive and Flag Officer functions. The club became famous for its moonlit parties, regattas, and cruising events. The club encouraged family participation from the very beginning. The first clubhouse was designed and built by Commodore Joseph A. Leonard, at the end of a 1,000-foot pier extending into the bay from the foot of Grand Street. The clubhouse was an elaborate Victorian design, the main floor was reserved for dancing and the second floor was the residence of the club manager. The San Francisco Chronicle declared the clubhouse to be the finest of its type on the entire Pacific Coast.

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Encinal Yacht Club

  • Address: 1251 Pacific Marina, Alameda CA 94501
  • Phone Number: 510.522.3272
  • Web Site: encinal.org
  • Membership ratio: About 75% sail - 25% power
  • Docking & Reciprocity: Contact yacht club for reciprocal information. Reservations required.
  • Club Organized: 1890

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47th annual lighted yacht parade: deck the seas with jolly holly.

47th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade: Deck The Seas With Jolly Holly

Event Details

Every year, the Oakland/Alameda Estuary transforms into a magical holiday experience for hundreds of spectators along the waterfront. Join us for the 47th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade.

Saturday, December 2, 2023, just after sunset around 5:30 pm

Viewing areas

Wind River Park in Alameda, Jack London Square in Oakland, waterfront restaurants along the estuary

** Spectators can even participate in the parade by riding on the San Francisco Bay Ferry.

Parade organizers partner with the Oakland Firefighters Random Acts and the Alameda County Community Food Bank to gather donations of food, unwrapped toys, or money at designated drop sites. These donations go a long way toward providing food and toys to deserving kids and families during the holiday season.

The Lighted Yacht Parade is organized by the Encinal Yacht Club and the Oakland Yacht Club.

The parade committee is hard at work procuring donations and sponsors for the parade. Parade sponsors enable the committee to expand promotion, increase participation, award prizes, and generate more charitable donations.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for Best Decorated in three categories; power boats, sail boats, and other vessels such as canoes or kayaks. A grand prize is also awarded for the Best Overall Decorated Boat. Judges will evaluate boats based on representation of this year’s theme, and the creative use of lights, decorations, costumes, and music. Interested participants can find parade information and a link to online registration at the parade website: www.lightedyachtparade.com .

Entrants must provide the $40.00 entry fee by 5 pm on November 29, 2023. Each boat that enters the parade receives a skipper’s gift.

A Skipper’s Meeting is scheduled for Thursday November 30 at 6:30 pm. at the Encinal Yacht Club, located at 1251 Pacific Marina in Alameda. The parade route will be reviewed and participant numbers will be assigned. All skippers are required to attend to participate in the parade.

For more information about the parade, its history, participant and spectator FAQs, and pictures of past winners visit www.lightedyachtparade.com

The Encinal Yacht Club is the third oldest yacht club on the San Francisco Bay. The Club’s mission is to foster and encourage a love of yachting and racing, aquatic and other sports, and to promote the health and pleasure of its members through social interaction.

Located on the Alameda side of the Oakland Estuary, The Encinal Yacht Club is a full service, family friendly club with swimming pool, boat yard, dining room and lounge. The Club is currently accepting new members. For more information go to their website at www.encinal.org or call the office at 510-522-3272.

The Oakland Yacht Club is the ninth yacht club to be formed in the Bay Area. The Club’s goals are (1) to foster the sport of yachting and to encourage both power and sail boat racing in the Bay Area (2) to improve boating conditions, laws, regulations, and boat handling skills, and (3) to bring people together in the interest of boating and associated social functions.

Located on the Estuary on the eastside of Alameda Island, The Oakland Yacht Club is an equity club that owns and operates a 220-slip marina and two-story clubhouse. The Club is currently accepting new members. For more information go to their website at www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call the office at 510-522-6868.

Oakland Firefighters Random Acts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with a simple aim – to help Firefighters give something extra back to the communities in which they work. The organization provides a central location where Firefighters can request funds and resources to create a “Random Act of Kindness” when they see people in need within the community and on their 911 calls. Donated toys are used throughout the year and distributed by Firefighters to children at Christmas and when they visit Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Pediatric Department. Additionally, the organization supports the community with its Random Act of Reading Program, Citizen Hero Program, and Books and Balls Program.

Random Acts is a proud recipient of such honors as the National Community Service Award from Firehouse Magazine, a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, The National Federation of Fire Chaplains Host Award, and the City of Oakland Mayor’s Proclamation “Oakland Firefighters Random Acts Day.” For more information go to their website at www.ofrandomacts.org

The Alameda County Community Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the community since 1985. As the county's clearinghouse for donated food, the Food Bank provides food assistance for 40,000 low-income Alameda County residents each week, which includes 14,000 children and 7,000 seniors. Most adults served are among the working poor.

For more information go to their website at  www.accfb.org or call 510-635-3663.

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