From Oakland can sail around Alcatraz and back in 3hr or up to the Golden Gate or Angel Island and back in 4.
Beautiful Catana yacht is the fastest Cat that can be rented on San Francisco Bay. She has 10' dagger boards, electric main winch, dual driving stations. She went cruising then lived at a dock in Napa for a long time. She has been brought back up to speed and generally upgraded since purchase in late fall 2016. She is getting ready to go cruising again in 2020.
First time out, 'Sweet and Salty' goes out with a captain. If all is good, can rent her independently there after. Option - Can arrange to take a full or partial course to get the operations down of this fast and fun Cat.