2nd Half Opener
Race & Pool Party
July 29th, July 30th
The 2nd Half Opener is one of the marquee events of the YRA Racing Season! The race includes divisions for everyone: PHRF Boats, Sport Boats, One-Design Fleets, Multihulls, Non-Spinnaker Boats, and even a division for those that sail short-handed! The 2nd Half Opener is a fun weekend of racing, plus a fantastic family party, hosted by the Encinal Yacht Club on Saturday afternoon and evening. But that's not all. Skipper's and crew's families are invited to the Encinal for the day to enjoy the Encinal pool, with refreshments and games for everyone, especially kids. Take a look at the list of events below.
Pool Open to 2nd Half Opener Families
The Encinal pool is open to all 2nd Half Opener families. Enjoy the pool, games at the pool for youngsters, and our no host refreshments and food for all.
Post Race Cocktails
Wine, beer, and cocktails will be served on the Encinal lawn all afternoon for 2nd Half Opener crew and families.
Pool Games for Skippers & Crew
Get your crew in shape so they're ready to compete in pool competitions in the Encinal pool Saturday afternoon. Prizes, from our sponsors, will be awarded for the competition winners including:
The Boatyard at Grand Marina - Free Haulout
Marchal Sailmakers - Coupon for sail purchase or repair
Pineapple Sails - Custom made Kevlar duffel
Rock Wall Winery - Case of wine
Best Barbeque in the West
Barbecue dinner will be served by Boneyard BBQ. The Boneyard folks are renowned for serving some of the best barbeque in the Bay Area. Barbeque dinner will be served from 5pm -7pm. Food will also be available at the Encinal bar, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc.
Race Division Winner Awards
A free bottle of wine from Rockwall Winery will be awarded to all Saturday division winners. Skippers must be present to accept the award.
Margarita and a Movie
After dinner, spread your beach blanket on the Encinal lawn and enjoy an evening watching Captain Ron while sipping on Margarita's served on the lawn by the Encinal staff.
A breakfast buffet will be served at the Encinal Sunday morning from 8am - 11am.
We finish the weekend with a low-key race in the Estuary. Enjoy racing in the calm conditions of the Estuary, perfect t-shirt racing weather. We're encouraging skippers to take Encinal Juniors along for the race.
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