Port of Redwood City – Currents- April, 26, 2017



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Port Commission Approves Lease Agreement with California Canoe & Kayak
California Canoe & Kayak (CC&K) is coming to the Port of Redwood City to operate a retail store for the sale of kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and related water recreation equipment and to offer kayak rentals and lessons. The company anticipates putting close to 100,000 people a year on the water.


The Port Commission approved a lease for CC&K at the Portside office complex near the marina. They will be taking over a portion of space previously utilized by Arrivederci Italian Seafood Restaurant from 1998 to 2011.

There will be some outside storage racks for boats/equipment on the side of the building which faces the waterfront. CC&K and their clients will have access to this area from inside the building. The adjacent Port guest dock will be used for hand launching boats.
  CC&K has operated a similar business in a waterfront building in Jack London Square in Oakland since 1993 and since 1995 in Pillar Point Harbor at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club. They had a retail store in San Carlos which was recently closed. They host events of all sizes, from private instruction and corporate events to regularly scheduled classes and tours. More information about the company at its website, https://calkayak.com
CC&K is planning to open its new store in July.
 “The Port is pleased that CC&K is joining other port tenants that provide a wide range of waterfront recreational opportunities for the public,” said Port Commission Chairman Simms Duncan.
The Port also is the home of the Sequoia Yacht Club and Spinnaker Sailing, both of which offer sailing programs to the public. 
The Port has a more than one mile of waterfront public access, walkways and viewing areas. These include waterfront parks with picnic areas, restrooms, and parking.   Fishing is allowed from the public fishing pier. The Port has the only public boat launching facility with access to San Francisco Bay south of Coyote Point. Boats on trailers can be launched in the Redwood City Channel 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The use fee is $5.00 per launch.
Commission Approves $6.5 Improvements to Wharves 3 & 4
The Port Commission on April 26 awarded a $6.5 million contract to Manson Construction Company for improvements to wharves 3 and 4.
The new, modern “fender system” provides safe docking for larger ships calling upon the Port.
At Wharf 3 the scope of work includes the demolition of the existing fender system and the installation if nine large diameter steel supported breasting dolphins. Seven of the new dolphins are located within the footprint of the existing wharf. To construct these, a portion of the existing concrete deck must be removed, new dolphins constructed, and replacement decking installed.
At Wharf 4, the scope of work includes the demolition of the existing fender systems, repairs to the six existing concrete dolphins, installation of new fenders, and replacement of the five-foot wide steel truss walkways between the dolphins of Wharf 3 and Wharf 4 with a 10-foot wide steel pile supported access pier to facilitate ship-to-shore access.
A fender is like a bumper used to absorb the kinetic energy of a vessel berthing against the wharf. A dolphin is a man-made marine structure that extends above the water level and is not connected to shore. It also protects the wharf from damaged by a ship collision.  
Work is scheduled to begin in June and take through January 31, 2018.
STEAM Fest 2.0 and Maritime Day Saturday April 29 in Downtown Redwood City
STEAM Fest 2.0 and the 12th annual Maritime Day at the History Museum are scheduled for Saturday April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  STEAM Fest is at Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway. The Port and Seaport Industrial Association (SIA) will have a booth with interactive educational displays related to the industry and the Port. SIA members will be staffing the booth throughout the day. Proceeds from this festival benefit the Redwood City Library to bridge the digital gap for under-served area populations.
STEAM stands for:
  • Science encourages understanding of natural and physical existence.
  • Technology promotes communicating what we’ve observed and learned.
  • Engineering considers thinking processes turning illusion to reality.
  • Art helps in expressing our thoughts and actions creatively.
  • Math interprets what we observe in shape, quantity, and space.
More information:  www.steamfestivalrwc.org 
Maritime Day in the SM County History Museum is sponsored by the Port and Sims Metal Management, where visitors can learn about local maritime history and participate in maritime craft, rope tying, and other activities for free.  For more information:  http://www.historysmc.org/family-past-times
Opening Day of Sailing Features Decorated Boat Parade Saturday, May 6
Pioneers of the South Bay is the theme for the 79th annual opening day of the sailing season on the South Bay, with activities at the Port of Redwood City. The day features a decorated boat parade.
According to the host Sequoia Yacht Club, 441 Seaport Court, activities include:
  • 8:00 – 10:00 am: Breakfast! Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice, and coffee. $8.00 adults; $5.00 under age 12.
  • 8:45 am: Skippers’ meeting for boats in the parade.
  • 9:00 am: City Trees. City Trees will hold a tree-planting ceremony at the Port of Redwood City office on Seaport Boulevard. Learn more about this volunteer-led, non-profit organization on their website: www.citytrees.org
  • 10:00 am: Boats assemble for parade. Participating boats assemble in turning basin in Redwood Creek. 
  • 10:15 – 11: 30 am: South Bay Opening Day Ceremonies: Public wharf at the end of Seaport Court.
    1. Presentation of the colors/Opening day cannon.
    2. National Anthem: Vice Commodore David Elliott, Sequoia Yacht Club.
    3. Redwood City Sesquicentennial and History of Redwood Creek: Mr. Ken Rolandelli, Redwood City Historic Resources Advisory Committee.
    4. Blessing of the Fleet: Reverend Terry Burley.
    5. Opening Day Decorated Boat Parade. Cheer for your favorite water craft: sail, power, or paddle!
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Boating related exhibits and activities, parking lot outside Sequoia Yacht Club.
  • 12:30 – 2:30 pm: Lunch! Grilled chicken, beef, or veggie sandwich, beans, potato and green salads, cookies. $10.00 adults/$7.00 under age 12.
  • 2:00 pm: Announcement of winners of decorated boat parade, Sequoia Yacht Club. 
Port Again Sponsors Redwood City’s Popular Music-in-the-Park Series
The Port Commission has agreed to again help sponsor Redwood City’s popular Music-in-the-Park series, scheduled for June 14-August 16 at Stafford Park at the corner of King Street and Hopkins Avenue.  The lineup of entertainers will be posted soon on the series’ website, http://redwoodcity.org/residents/redwood-city-events/music/music-in-the-park
Roughly 1,600 people a week attend the Wednesday night concerts.

Bands Announced for PortFest 
October 7
The Touch of Class and The Fog City Swampers will perform at the 8th  annual Port of Redwood City PortFest Saturday, Oct. 7, it was announced today by Port Commissioner Lorianna Kastrop. 
The Touch of Class Band was formed in 1984, a 10-piece show band performing R&B, oldies, and standards.  A YouTube link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMXgsy7IvNo  
Their website:  http://www.tocband.net
Touch of Class
The four-member Fog City Swampers perform classics like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and many more.  
Their website:  www.fogcityswampers.com
Keep up to date about PortFest announcements at www.rwcportfest.com
Fog City Swampers
Port of Redwood City  |  675 Seaport Blvd  |  Redwood City, CA 94063

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