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Lessons & Swing Dancing in Sausalito on the Bay

WHEN: Saturday May 19,

  • 7:30 pm – Beginner East Coast Swing/Jitterbug lesson (no experience or partner necessary)
  • 8:30 pm – Hot Rod Jukebox for three hours of nonstop rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, and rhythm ‘n blues vintage swing dancing

WHERE: Travis Marina Bar (Presidio Yacht Club), 679 Sommerville Road in Sausalito (near Cavallo Point and the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Fort Baker)

WHAT:  Swingin’ in Outer Space

  • Swing Dance Party
  • Vintage dive-bar vibe and real wooden dance floor
  •  “Swingin’ in Outer Space” is predicted to be an out-of-this-world experience!
  • Fabulous views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Travis Marina Bar offers light bites
  • $10 cover charge (cash only), for age 18 and up. Wheelchair accessible
  • Check out their Song List. For more information, visit HotRodJukebox.com

About Travis Marina Bar

The Travis Marina bar is on the second floor. It is a clubhouse style lodge with a varnished wood interior, comfortable seating and military and yachting decor from around the world. The full service bar features draft and bottled beer, a wide range of liquors and wines and a kitchen with standard pub fare.

About Travis Marina

The Travis Marina, located in Horseshoe Cove, was originally built to support mine-laying operations and anti-submarine warfare during World War 2. Since the end of the War, the Marina has opened up for civilian use. There are two docks in the Marina, with 80 dedicated slips. 

About the Presidio Yacht Club

The Presidio Yacht Club has a rich and distinguished history in the San Francisco Bay area. The Club’s origins belong with the establishment of Fort Baker by the US Army in 1850. Originally named the Lime Point Military Reservation (after Lime Point on the north side of the Golden Gate), the Fort operated as a satellite station of Presidio of San Francisco. Its primary missions were mine laying and hosting strategic battery sites – one of which is still accessible by hiking. Following the War, the batteries and anti-submarine operations lost their tactical value but the marina remained. Servicemen began berthing their private boats in the then empty slips. And with such a large influx of military personnel and watercraft in one of the San Francisco Bay’s most beautiful locations, it was only natural that the servicemen created a formal organization.

Thus Presidio Yacht Club was founded on May 11th, 1959. Initially, it was only open to military personnel and their dependents, but that restriction only lasted as long as the Army operations in Fort Baker. Following the end of the Cold War, the US Army closed Fort Baker in 1994 and consolidated the Fort’s operations in Dublin, CA. Travis Air Force Base (located in Fairfield, CA) then assumed management of the marina and the Presidio Yacht Club continued to operate. The Presidio Yacht Club is over fifty-five years old.

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