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Sept. 30-Oct. 2 — Northern California Westsail Rendezvous for past, present and future Westsailors, Marina Bay, Richmond. Info,

Sept. 30-Dec. 5 — The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain will be berthed in Antioch through 10/2 and in Sacramento 10/3-12/5. Lady Washington will be in Oakland 10/5-10/16. Info & tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

Oct. 1 — American Armed Forces Cup, with spectating at Alameda Point. Live music, food, exhibits from the USS Hornet & Naval Air Museum, STEM activities, face painting, fitness challenges. Cheer for your favorite as members from each branch of the military compete aboard five Colgate 26s. Co-hosted by Club Nautique and Alameda Community Sailing Center. Info,

Oct. 1 — Bay Day. "Like Earth Day for San Francisco Bay." Celebrations, programs, discounts. Info,

Oct. 1 — Redwood City PortFest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Intro sails, boat rides, harbor tour, waterfront trolley tour, live music, arts & crafts, vendors, beer garden & tiki bar, food booths & trucks, kids' & teens' activities.

Oct. 1 — Family Fun Day, Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Promenade, S.F., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A maritime-themed day of outdoor physical activity. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 1986 — From a vol. #113 feature entitled Bay Wanderer Hits South Beach:

It was one of those lame-duck afternoons when the sun shines like it's still summer even though it's almost November. Men jogged shirtless through what's left of the old-time San Francisco waterfront. Out behind Pier Head bar, Arthur Formanek's two dogs snoozed in the sunshine.

Inside, Arthur squinted over his half-frame glasses into the window glare and jabbed a finger toward the new South Beach Harbor small-boat marina almost ready to open across the street. "When that marina opens, it's a whole different ball game," he growled. He figures the 683 slips will bring a new crowd of customers that will change the Pier Head forever.

"I'm getting mixing machines. We're going to serve fizzes and Irish coffees," he said, gesturing with his cigar. "This can be a nice place.

"We get people in here yelling about what they did with some woman when they were in Hong Kong," he said with growing indignation. "That's over with."

Lots of other things will be "over with" soon as the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency puts a new face on the city's historic waterfront south of Market Street. The new marina is just the first step. In place of ramshackle warehouses, overgrown lots and abandoned cars, the agency plans to build up to 3,000 apartments, two parks, a hotel and commercial buildings. The area is south of the Bay Bridge, roughly from Bryant Street south to China Basin.

Similar redevelopment is planned at Rincon Point, north of the bridge from Harrison to Mission.

Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 5, 12 — Sail aboard the historic scow schooner Alma out of Hyde Street Pier, S.F., 12:30-4 p.m. $20-40. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 1-29 — Sailing in Access Dinghies, 10 a.m., every Saturday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Meet at Java House. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Oct. 2 — 'Northbound: The Story of Cabrillo and His Venture into the Unknown of Alta California', aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 3:00-3:45 p.m. $10; free for kids under 16 and National Park pass holders. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 2 — Open House & Introductory Sail, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info,

Oct. 2 — Maritime Crafts for Kids, Hyde Street Pier entrance, San Francisco, 1-2 p.m. For kids ages 5-10. Free. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 2-30 — Veterans' Sail, 10 a.m., and Keelboat Sail, 12 noon, every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor, SF. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Oct. 3-10 — San Francisco Fleet Week. 10/7: Parade of ships, 10-11 a.m. 10/7-10/9: Humanitarian Assistance Village, Marina Green Festival Center, Air Show including the Blue Angels, France's Breitling Jet Team, Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, Navy Leap Frogs, and more. 10/8-10/10: Ship tours. Info,

Oct. 5, 12, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 — Amateur Radio and SSB Aboard class, Berkeley YC, 7-9:30 p.m. on six nights. Class is free; $2 for coffee/tea service each night. , (510) 972-4592.

Oct. 5-26 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series at St. Francis YC, 12-2 p.m. Enjoy lunch and a dynamic speaker each Wednesday for about $25. All YCs' members welcome. More info under 'Events' tab at

Oct. 5-26 — San Diego's South Bay Sea Scouts meet at Chula Vista Marina aboard the schooner Bill of Rights on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sea Scouts is for guys & gals ages 13-20. John, (619) 852-7811.

Oct. 12 — 'Shipwreck in the Arctic: Survival in Siberia, 1881-1882' presented by polar historian David Hirzel. Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 7 p.m. Donations suggested. Info,

New Date! Oct. 13 — Corinthian Speaker Series presents 'The Perils of Electronic Charts', with Tuuli Messer-Bookman, professor of marine transportation at Cal Maritime Academy. Free & open to the public, but RSVP to (415) 435-4771. Info,

Oct. 13, Nov. 10— Single Sailors Association monthly meeting, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda. Social hour, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.; meeting, 7:30. Info,

Oct. 14 — Moby Dick Mini-Marathon, San Francisco Maritime Research Center, Fort Mason Bldg. E, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, (415) 561-7033 or

Oct. 15 — 'Skin in the Game', aboard C.A. Thayer, Hyde Street Pier, S.F., 3-3:45 p.m. About maritime trade in the early 1800s. $10; free for kids under 16 and National Park pass holders. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 15 — Sail under the full moon on a Saturday.

Oct. 15, Nov. 12 — Sea Music Concert Series, aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, S.F., 8 p.m. 10/15: Hank Cramer; 11/12: John Roberts & Debra Cowan. $12-$14. Tickets through Eventbrite. Info, (415) 561-7169 or

Oct. 16 — Maritime Crafts, S.F. Maritime Museum, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, (415) 561-7169 or

Oct. 22 — Baja Ha-Ha Welcome Potluck Party & BBQ, Downwind Marine, San Diego, noon. Vendor Fair all day. Info,

Oct. 23 — Sailathon & Ugly Fish Search, Ventura Pier. All watercraft welcome; followed by a reception, auction & raffle. Info, (805) 658-8530 or

Oct. 24-28, Nov. 2-4 — Cruising Seminars, Downwind Marine (back door), San Diego, 6-8 p.m. 10/24: Cruising Mexico, Dick Markie; 10/25: Passage Making & Today's Nav Tools, Capt. Ann Kinner; 10/26: Downwind Sailing Gear & Techniques, Bruce Brown; 10/27: Offshore Communication, Cmdr. Terry Sparks; 10/28: Ground Tackle Needs & Techniques, Capt. Holly Scott; 11/2: NWS & Its Tools for the Mariner, Alex Tardy; 11/3: Maintaining Your Outboard, Tom Teevin; 11/4: Cruising Notes on Mexico, Capt. Pat Rains. Info,

Oct. 25 — SailMail Training Workshop, Point Loma Assemby Hall, San Diego, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Presented by Jim & Sue Corenman with Shea Weston. $50/person or $75/couple, cash or check at the door. Info,

Oct. 28 — Icom IC M802 Training Workshop, Point Loma Assembly Hall, San Diego, noon-3 p.m. Presented by Cmdr. Terry Sparks. $25/person or $35/couple. Info/RSVP,

Oct. 29 — 12V Electrical Systems with Clark Beek. Spaulding Marine, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $50 donation requested. Info,

Oct. 29 — Pacific Puddle Jump Seminar, San Diego, 5 p.m. West Marine, Shelter Island, San Diego.

Oct. 30 — Baja Ha-Ha Halloween Costume Party & BBQ, West Marine, Shelter Island, San Diego, 1 p.m. Free BBQ for registered 2016 Ha-Ha skippers & first mates; $10 for additional crew. Info,

Oct. 31 — Baja Ha-Ha Kickoff Parade, Shelter Island, San Diego, 9-11 a.m. Info,

Oct. 31 — Baja Ha-Ha XXIII starts, Shelter Island, San Diego, 11 a.m. Info,

Oct. 31 — Don't be afraid… to sail on Halloween.

Nov. 6 — Fall back one hour for Standard Time.

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day. Take a veteran sailing!

Nov. 11 — Baja Ha-Ha XXIII Cabo Beach Party, Cabo San Lucas, all afternoon. Site TBA. Info,

Nov. 12 — Cruising Season Kick-Off Potluck Party & BBQ, Downwind Marine, noon. Info,

Nov. 15 — YRA Year-End Trophy Party, Berkeley YC, 6:30 p.m. Info, (415) 771-9500 or

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Sept. 24-Oct. 2 — J/70 Worlds. StFYC,

Sept. 28-Oct. 1 — Shields Nationals in Monterey. MPYC,

Oct. 1 — Oktoberfest. OYC,

Oct. 1 — Shorthanded Races. TYC,

Oct. 1 — Summer #5. SeqYC,

Oct. 1 — Red Bra Regatta for all-female crews. SBYC,

Oct. 1 — Jerry O'Grady Singlehanded Race. CPYC,

Oct. 1 — Champion of Champions. VYC,

Oct. 1 — Auxiliary Cup. SFYC,

Oct. 1 — Pelican Races. HMBYC,

Oct. 1, Oct. 8 — Novice Match Racing Academy in Solings. Long Beach YC,

Oct. 1-2 — Mercury PCCs. LAYC,

Oct. 1-2 — West Marine Fun Regatta for young sailors in Santa Cruz. SCYC,

Oct. 2 — Port San Luis Small Boat Cup Series on SLO Bay. San Luis YC,

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 — Berkeley Chowder Races #1-3. BYC,

Oct. 2, 16, Nov. 6 — Coronado 15 racing. HMBYC,

Oct. 4-8 — Etchells NAs. SFYC,

Oct. 7-9 — Express 37 Nationals, hosted by BYC. Info,

Oct. 7-9 — Ultimate 20 North Americans. RYC,

Oct. 7-9 — US Match Racing Championship in J/22s. San Diego YC,

Oct. 8 — Los Gatos Invitational Challenge Race. LGYC/SeqYC,

Oct. 8 — 14 Mile Bank Race. Start and finish near Balboa Pier. NOSA,

Oct. 8 — Champion of Champions. BVBC,

Oct. 8 — Andreas Cove YC last race day of the season on the San Joaquin River. Info,

Oct. 8 — Sponsors' Race. HMBYC,

Oct. 8, 22 — Chowder Cup #1. ElkYC,

Oct. 8, Nov. 5 — Fall Series. SSC,

Oct. 8 — Buoy Series Races on Clear Lake. KBSC,

Oct. 15 — Fall One Design #2 & #3 in Santa Cruz. SCYC,

Oct. 8-9 — Sportboat Regatta. RYC,

Oct. 8-9 — 5o5 Regatta. SCYC,

Oct. 8-9 — PCISA #1/Sea Otters High School Regatta in FJs. MPYC,

Oct. 9 — El Toro Stampede hosted by RYC. Info,

Oct. 12-15 — US Sailing Mallory Cup Adult Championship at StFYC in J/22s. Info,

Oct. 14-16 — Express 27 Nationals, hosted by BYC. Info,

Oct. 14-16 — Marstrom 32 Long Beach Regatta. .

Oct. 15 — Fall One Design. SCYC,

Oct. 15 — Oktoberfest. BYC,

Oct. 15 — Twin Island Race #3, around Alcatraz and Angel Island in either direction. SYC,

Oct. 15 — Joan Storer Regatta. Crew must be at least 50% females. TYC,

Oct. 15 — Single/Doublehanded Race #5 & Commodore's Cup. SeqYC,

Oct. 15 — Ross Wood club race #5. CYC,

Oct. 15 — Fall Shorteez Regatta (PHRF 180 and higher). CPYC,

Oct. 15 — Intraclub #4. RYC,

Oct. 15-16 — Fall Classic. SFYC,

Oct. 15-16 — SF Cup for Catalina 34s. SBYC,

Oct. 15-16 — Vanguard 15 Fleet 53 Championship on Tomales Bay. Info,

Oct. 15-16 — Linda Elias Memorial Women's One-Design Challenge in Catalina 37s. LBYC,

Oct. 19-22 — Fall International 6-Meter Regatta & North Americans. StFYC,

Oct. 20-21 — Kilroy Realty Corp. Pro-Am Regatta. StFYC,

Oct. 22 — Jessica Cup for traditional yachts: Marconis, gaffs & Farallon Clippers. StFYC,

Oct. 22 — Commodore's Cup. KBSC,

Oct. 22 — Corkscrew Slough Regatta for El Toros, hosted by Sequoia YC. Larry, (650) 888-2324.

Oct. 22 — South Bay Championship for members of clubs in the South Bay. SeqYC,

Oct. 22-23 — Perkins Corporate Challenge on 10/22 and Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta on 10/23, hosted by SFYC. Info, &

Oct. 22-23 — Vallejo 1-2, singlehanded to VYC on Saturday; doublehanded to RYC Sunday. SSS,

Oct. 23 — Fall SCORE #3. SCYC,

Oct. 23 — Fall 4-6 One Design. MPYC,

Oct. 28-30 — 102nd Lipton Cup in San Diego. SDYC,

Oct. 29 — Red Rock Regatta with Archaeologists & Explorers Costume Party. TYC,

Oct. 29 — Pumpkin Round-Up. Race in costume; points awarded for each kid onboard. HMBYC,

Oct. 29 — Round the Island. SFYC,

Oct. 29-30 — Great Pumpkin Regatta & Costume Party. The club celebrates the move back into their remodeled clubhouse with a 'Home on the Range' Western theme. RYC,

Oct. 29-30 — Fall Dinghy & Olympic Classes. StFYC,

Oct. 29-30 — Goblin Regatta. Santa Barbara Sailing Club,

Oct. 30 — Fall 4-6 PHRF. MPYC,

Oct. 30, 1897 — An attempt was made to organize a North American Yacht Racing Union; failure followed due to the opposition of the New York Yacht Club.

Nov. 5 — Seaweed Soup Midwinter Series begins. GGYC,

Nov. 5 — New Amazing Grace Cheney Cup for all-women crews. RYC,

Nov. 5 — Winter #1. SeqYC,

Nov. 5 — Commodore's Cup. CPYC,

Nov. 5 — Last Gasp Regatta. HMBYC,

Nov. 5 — Turkey Shoot. LWSC,

Nov. 5-6 — Perry Cup/Monterey Invitational/Kelp Cup. MPYC,

Nov. 5-6 — Butler Cup, match racing in Catalina 37s. LBYC,

Nov. 5-6 — NorCal High School #3-4 at EYC. BAYS,

Nov. 5-6 — NorCal Winter Opti #1 at SFYC. BAYS,

Nov. 6 — Midwinter #1. SYC,

Nov. 6 — Jack & Jill + 1 triplehanded race for women skippers and coed crew. IYC,

Nov. 6 — Laser/Byte Short Course races. RYC,

Nov. 6, 13 — J/22 Fall Series. StFYC,

Nov. 12 — Jack Frost #1. EYC,

Nov. 12-13 — Berkeley Midwinter Series begins. BYC,

Nov. 12-13 — PCISA #2/Anteater High School Regatta in Newport Harbor. NHYC,

Nov. 13 — Island Days Midwinter #1. IYC,

Nov. 13 — Crew's Revenge. MPYC,

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BERKELEY YC — Every Friday night through 9/30. Paul, (510) 540-7968 or

CAL SAILING CLUB — Year-round Sunday morning dinghy races, conditions permitting, intraclub only, typically in Laser Bahias and JY15s. Info,

COYOTE POINT YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/12. (650) 347-6730 or

HALF MOON BAY YC — Friday Night Races: 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18. Info,

KONOCTI BAY SAILING CLUB — OSIRs (Old Salts in Retirement) every Wednesday at noon. Info,

LAKE TAHOE WINDJAMMERS YC — Every Wednesday night on South Lake Tahoe through 10/5. David, (530) 545-9155 or

ST. FRANCIS YC — Bluerush Thursday Night Kite Racing: 10/6. Info, (415) 655-7756 or

SAN FRANCISCO MODEL YC — Victoria one-design radio-controlled races every Wednesday afternoon year-round at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park. Info,

SANTA CRUZ YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/26. Info, (831) 425-0690 or

SEQUOIA YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/5. Andrew, (650) 575-9637 or

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