• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

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    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

Event Details

  • 08/24/2013

    Location: Hyde Street Pier Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Fee Information: FREE Contact Name: Visitor Center Information Desk Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-447-5000

The Bear Boats Are Here!

Classic San Francisco Bay Racing Yachts On Display Saturday, August 24, 2013.

Since the the 1930s, a hardy fleet of racing sailboats have been slicing through the treacherous waters of San Francisco Bay. Small enough to be affordable, but swift and seaworthy enough to withstand rigorous competition in stiff winds, the Bear class sloops and their skippers have become legend in the Bay yachting lore. On Saturday August 24, the superstars of the Bear fleet visit Aquatic Park and Hyde Street Pier for a  lively (and lovely) boat parade, and an afternoon open house dockside! A rare chance to see a  truly classic local  racing  fleet up close and personal!

Noon to 1:30 pm:
See the Bears Dance and Prance, Jibe and Tack, live in Aquatic Park! A rare classic racing fleet parade, complete with nautical drills and dazzling derring-dos  for your viewing  pleasure.

Afternoon:
Bears at the Hyde Street Pier docks. Visit the fleet and meet the skippers.