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Sea Valor Law Enforcement Appreciation Days On The Bay
July 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHO: All active or retired Law Enforcement personnel and their families.
WHAT: Spend approximately 4-5 hours aboard S/V VALOR, a 56′ Hans Christian Sailboat, sailing the San Francisco Bay, visiting Angel Island, and sailing out past the Golden Gate Bridge.
WHEN: The first Saturday and third Sunday of each month, through November 2021, Departure at 1200.
WHERE: Departs Emeryville Marina, Slip B-32
WHY: Sea Valor was founded in 2019 to help people and the families of those struggling with Post Traumatic Stress. However, these trips are being made available to all federal, state, and local Law Enforcement personnel and their families as a thank you for your service to our Country and our Communities. We have no agenda other than wanting to share our love of sailing and the water with those who can benefit from a day sailing. You will be among friends in a safe and welcoming environment. No prior sailing experience needed.
COST: 100% Free for LE personnel and their immediate families. All others are kindly asked to make a donation to help make this program sustainable. However, no one will ever be turned away if they cannot afford to make a donation. Bring your own food and drinks.
CODE OF CONDUCT: We want all of our guest to feel welcome, comfortable, and safe. To help ensure this, we ask all passengers to abide by the Sea Valor Code of Conduct found HERE.
Please read the ABOUT YOUR TRIP section HERE
Please read the COVID-19 PROTOCOLS section HERE
Sea Valor welcomes anyone affected by PTSD aboard s/v VALOR for a four-five hour sail around the San Francisco Bay. Whether you have PTSD or are a trauma survivor yourself, or a friend or family member wanting to show your support, we welcome you for an unforgettable experience surrounded by kind and caring people.
We will depart Emeryville marina at noon (12pm), pass the historic Berkeley Pier, and head towards Angel Island. We will dock at Angel island and spend approximately 1 hour there. People are encouraged to hike up the hill to check out the breathtaking views.
After departing Angel Island, we will head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Conditions permitting, we will sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge and towards Point Bonita Lighthouse. We have seen whales, sea lions, seals, and dolphins out there, so keep your eyes open. After we reach the lighthouse, we will turn around and sail back under the Golden Gate bridge. We will pass Fort Point, Crissy Field, the Palace of the Fine Arts, and Ghiradelli Square, before reaching Alcatraz Island
Once at Alcatraz, we will sail as close as safely possible so guests can see the former military installations, prison, and wildlife. We will then head back towards San Francisco where we will sail next to the US Submarine Pampanito. We will then continue along Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, The Embarcadaro, and the San Francisco Ferry Building. We will then head east and go underneath the western span of the Bay Bridge, around Yerba Buena Island, and underneath the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge where we will look for the elusive bridge troll statue. From there we will head past Treasure island, through the moored barge field, and back to Emeryville marina (unless people are having such a good time that they want to keep going, in which case we will head west and make the two-week sail to Hawaii).