Every year in the beginning of October, the San Francisco Bay comes alive with a spectacular water and airshow from the Fleetweek celebration. The event attracts the Navy’s Parade of Ships, The Blue Angels, as well as the Oracle Aviation Team. The event is always a fun and exciting day to be on the water. As has become a tradition at OCSC SAILING, we’ll be taking out the 82′ Schooner Seaward for a full day of Bay sailing to soak up all the excitement. We’ll be leaving the dock at 11:00am and returning just before low tide at 4:30pm.
What: Fleetweek Seaward Sail
When: October 9th, 2010 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Leaving from OCSC SAILING, Berkeley Marina
Cost: $145 (Only $108.75 for OCSC Members!)
Reserve your spot today! Call OCSC, 800-223-2984!
We’re also very lucky to have scheduled a presentation by Senior Chief Petty Officer John Andrew Rauschkolb (USNR Retired) who will recount his experience at Pearl Harbor in 1941. The presentation will run from 9:30-10:30am in the OCSC Clubroom, prior to departure on the Fleetweek Sail. Here is more information:
At the time of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 Senior Chief Petty Officer John Andrew Rauschkolb (USNR Retired), then 3rd Class Signalman Rauschkolb, was on board the USS West Virginia (BB48). He was wrapping up his first four year enlistment with the US Navy and thinking about reenlisting. On that early Sunday morning in Pearl Harbor he was on the signal bridge of the West Virginia tending to his duties when he looked up to see the first wave of incoming Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes. What took place then for the Senior Chief is not found in the history books. Chief Rauschkolb will share with you the events of that day as he saw then unfold and give a first hand account of “A date which will live in infamy”. Needless to say, Chief Rauschkolb reenlisted for the duration of WWII and continued to serve in the US Naval Reserve for a total of 38 years. In honor of Fleet Week and his fellow sailors, Chief Rauschkolb will be presenting and answering questions at the OCSC Clubhouse from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. He will also be joining OCSC members and guests on the Seaward for his own personal tribute to the men and women of the US Navy.