San Francisco Bay was the perfect backdrop for our second annual Bay Day kick-off Catamaran Sail on Sunday, October 1. We partnered with longtime Bay business Adventure Cat and took almost 90 of Save The Bay’s donors and Bay Day partners on a sunset sail under the Golden Gate bridge. We gathered at Pier 39, waved at the sea lions as we drifted out into our beautiful Bay and returned home to a twinkly city nightscape.

The Catamaran Sail was a kick-off to the second annual Bay Day celebration on October 7th. With the leadership of the Bay Day Co-Chairs and Host Committee, we filled the boat to capacity, which was triple the size of our inaugural sail in 2016.  This is yet another reminder of how beloved San Francisco Bay is to residents in the region and how exciting an opportunity it can be to witness the Bay’s beauty from the water, even for people who have lived here for years.

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We want to extend a special thank you to the photographer of the evening, Steve Nosanchuk, whose photos can be found here, and again recognize Bay Day’s many individual and corporate sponsors.

If you’re interested in learning more about Save The Bay’s events and opportunities to see our work in action, please contact me at or (510) 463-6837. Thank you again to our Catamaran Sail attendees, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Katie Reitter

Katie is a charitable fundraiser in the areas of reproductive justice and local environmental issues. Katie manages Save The Bay’s major donor program, is the project manager for the Bay Investors Council and leads the Legacy Society. Katie is a Bay Area native and she currently lives in Oakland. She enjoys spending most weekends exploring the East Bay and dining at tasty local eateries with her superman husband and happy toddler.