Bay Area Backroads

Bay Area Backroads logoWhen:

Sat., May 12th: 6:00pm
Sun., May 13th: 6:00pm


KRON Channel 4

Bay Area Backroads pictureDoug McConnell and his "Bay Area Backroads" team spent a day In early December filming and interviewing OCSC. The popular TV show host chose OCSC as the sailing school and club in the Bay Area. We had a wonderful time getting to know Doug and his crew. Doug interviewed Anthony, Rich, and several members about the school and club for his Backroads show. The day couldn't have been more beautiful, and we had a great time with the Bay Area Backroads team.

After filming our location here in the Berkeley Marina, we set sail with 25 OCSC members aboard two J/105s and a J/120 for the Golden Gate. We performed a sailing ballet for the cameras while Doug interviewed several members about their experiences here at the club.

Bay Area Backroads pictureThen it was time for Doug to get a first hand lesson in sailing from our own Rich Jepsen. If you've ever seen his show you know that Doug McConnell is a great sport and will try just about anything. In no-time Rich had Doug reading tell-tales to steer the boat and even driving the J/120 with a full spinnaker flying! It was a truly enjoyable time and I'm sure it will come across on film just how much fun we were all having.

Doug McConnell and his team, Jack Uhalde and Drew Burns made a huge impression on everyone here at OCSC and were a blast to work with. We thank them for spending the day with us and look forward to taking them sailing again.