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Jan. 26-Feb. 3 — Seattle Boat Show, South Lake Union, Bell Harbor Marina & CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free shuttles between sites. Info,

Jan. 31-Mar. 15Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Newport Beach on 1/31-2/5; Oxnard 2/6-2/13; Ventura 2/14-3/6; Redwood City, 3/9-15. Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

Feb. 1 — CYC Speaker Series presents John Hullverson, Breath-Hold Survival & Freedive Instructor. CYC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP to (415) 435-4771.

Feb. 1, 1978 — From an editorial on page 7 of the February 1978 issue:
"The first thing you probably noticed about this issue of Latitude 38 is that it is big — at least for Latitude 38. We started with 40 pages, went to 48, then up to 56 pages. Now 72, eighteen more pages than ever before.
"It's too much isn't it. We mean that literally. With a mighty staff of two — that doesn't count the invaluable help of Sue Rowley's monthly articles and Diane Beeston's fantastic photographs — 72 pages is beyond both our wildest expectations and our capabilities.
"We're not complaining, we just thought we'd let you know that you shouldn't be expecting Latitude 38s this size or bigger in the future.
"We'd like to think a well-done small sailing magazine is just about right. We hope you agree."

Feb. 3 — Sailing Convention for Women, Bahia Corinthian YC, Newport Beach. Seminars on land and water. $250. Gail, (951) 677-8121 or

Feb. 3, Mar. 3 — Chantey Sing aboard Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 8-10 p.m. Dress warmly and bring a mug for hot cider. Free, but RSVP to Peter, (415) 561-7171.

Feb. 3-24 — Sailing in Access Dinghies, 9:30 a.m., and Veterans' Sail, 10:30 a.m., every Saturday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Feb. 4 — Open House/Intro Sailboat Rides, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info,

Feb. 4-25 — Keelboat Sail, noon, every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Feb. 6, 1777 — Letters of marque and reprisal against the ships of the newly declared United States of America — essentially permitting privateering — were granted by the government of the British Empire.

Feb. 7-28 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series, StFYC, 12-2 p.m. Lunch and a dynamic speaker each week for about $25. All YCs' members welcome. Info,

Feb. 7-28 — San Diego's South Bay Sea Scouts meet aboard the schooner Bill of Rights at Chula Vista Marina on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sea Scouts is for guys & gals ages 13-20. John, (619) 852-7811.

Feb. 8, Mar. 8 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Feb. 8-25 — North U Racing Sail Trim Seminars with Andrew Kerr. 2/8: Tacoma YC, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 donation. 2/15: Anacortes YC, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 donation. 2/24: Berkeley YC, all day, $60-$135 includes lunch. And 2/25: Seattle YC, all day, $60-$135 includes lunch. Info,

Feb. 10 — WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Trekking the Model ranger-guided tour, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Bay Model, Sausalito. Free. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Feb. 14 — St. Valentine's Day.

Feb. 14, 1870The Glory of the Seas, the last clipper ship built by Donald McKay, set sail from New York to San Francisco on her maiden voyage.

Feb. 17 — Paths to Freedom. Colorful Shades of Beauty: The Life and Art of Sargent Johnson, SF Maritime Museum, 10:30-noon, free. Chanteys: The African American and Caribbean Connection, 3 p.m. aboard the ferryboat Eureka, Hyde Street Pier (wheelchair accessible), $10. From Slaves to Seamen: The Voyage to Freedom through Whaling, Hyde St.Pier, 1:30 p.m., $10. Mark, (415) 561-7174 or

Feb. 17 — US Sailing Club Race Officer Course, Treasure Island Sailing Center, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $50. Bring your own lunch. Info,

Feb. 18 — US Sailing Club Judge Course, Treasure Island Sailing Center, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $50. Bring your own lunch. Info,

Feb. 19 — President's Day.

Feb. 21 — Singlehanded TransPac Seminar: The Return Trip and Shipping Logistics. Island YC, Alameda, 7:30 p.m. Free; everyone welcome. Info,

Feb. 21-22 — National Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop, Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel. $150 thru 2/7; $225 thereafter. Fee includes lunch & snacks both days. Courtney, (703) 524-0248 or

Feb. 24 — Pacific Offshore Academy #4 (Medical), Richmond YC, 1-5 p.m. $30. Info,

Feb. 24 — Ship Operations in the Bay, Bay Model, Sausalito, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Feb. 25 — Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar, Berkeley YC, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $150 includes food. Laura, (415) 771-9500, or

Feb. 25 — Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar, Bahia Corinthian YC, Corona del Mar, 8 a.m.-noon. $75. Paul or Susie, (949) 644-9530 or

Feb. 28 — California Boating Congress, Hyatt Regency, Sacramento. Help chart the future of boating policy. $169 by 2/12; $220 thereafter. Info,

Mar. 3 — Sail a Small Boat Day, Richmond YC, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free rides, free hot dogs. Info,

Mar. 7Latitude 38 Spring Crew List Party, Golden Gate YC, San Francisco, 6-9 p.m. $7 cash at the door; $5 ages 25 and under with ID. Munchies, door prizes, no-host bar. Info,

Mar. 17 — St. Patrick's Day.

2018 Calendar

Go here for the complete 2018
Northern California Sailing Calendar
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Feb. 10, Mar. 10 — Santana 22 Team Racing in Santa Cruz. Info,

Feb. 10-11 — BAYS Winter Series #3 for youth on the Estuary, hosted by EYC. Info,

Feb. 10-11, 17-18 — SCYA Midwinter Regatta. Thirty yacht clubs host racing on two weekends; Morro Bay YC & Nevada YC (Lake Mead) are new participants. Info,

Feb. 16-17 — Islands Race. 130 miles from Long Beach Harbor, around Catalina and San Clemente Islands, to San Diego's Point Loma. SDYC/NHYC,

Feb. 16-18 — Leukemia Cup & Birthday Regatta on Lake Pleasant, AZ. Arizona YC,

Feb. 17 — NorCal #3 High School Regatta run by SFYC out of TISC. Info,

Feb. 24 — SSS Corinthian Race. Info,

Mar. 3 — Mercury Series #1. EYC,

Mar. 3 — Singlehanded/Doublehanded #1. SeqYC,

Mar. 3 — Long Distance #1. SSC,

Mar. 3 — Berger & Stein Santa Monica Bay Race. Del Rey YC,

Mar. 10-11 — Big Daddy, with buoy racing on Saturday and a pursuit race on Sunday. RYC,

Mar. 10-11 — California Dreamin' Invitational Series. StFYC,

Mar. 11 — Baxter-Judson Series Race #1. PresYC,

Mar. 11, 25 — Spring Series. SSC,

Mar. 14, 21, 28 — Spring Series for J/22s & J/70s. StFYC,

Mar. 16-18 — San Diego NOOD Regatta, SDYC & Coronado YC. Info,

Mar. 17 — Rites of Spring for singlehanded, doublehanded and full crews. OYC,

Mar. 17 — Small Boat Races #1. EYC,

Mar. 17 — Rosenblum Regatta. SFYC,

Mar. 17 — Doublehanded Long Distance Race #1. SSC,

Mar. 17-18 — Spring One Design for J/120, J/111, J/105, J/70, J/22, Express 37, Express 27, Melges 24 & Moore 24 classes. StFYC,

Mar. 17-18 — BAYS Winter Series #4 for youth hosted by PYSF in Redwood City. Info,

Mar. 17-18 — California Laser Masters in San Diego. Mission Bay YC,

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BAY VIEW BOAT CLUB — Midwinter Madness: 2/10, 3/10. Info,

BENICIA YC — Frost Bite Series: 2/10 (Sweethearts Race), 3/3. Dan,

BERKELEY YC — Midwinters: 2/10-11; Winners' Race, 2/25. Info,

BERKELEY YC — Chowder Races: Casual beer-can-style races every Sunday through March except when it conflicts with above. Info,

CAL SAILING CLUB — Sunday morning dinghy races, year-round, intraclub only. Info,

CORINTHIAN YC — Midwinters: 2/17-18. Info,

ENCINAL YC — Jack Frost Series: 2/3, 3/3. Info,

GOLDEN GATE YC — Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series: 2/3, 3/3. Info,

ISLAND YC — Island Days on the Estuary: 2/11, 3/11. John, (510) 521-2980 or

LAKE MERRITT SAILING CLUB — Robinson Midwinters: 2/11, 3/10. Peggy, (510) 836-1805.

KONOCTI BAY SC — OSIRs (Old Salts in Retirement) every Wednesday at noon, year-round. Info,

MONTEREY PENINSULA YC — Perry Cup Midwinters: 2/3. Info,

OAKLAND YC — Sunday Brunch Series: 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25. Info,

REGATTAPRO — Winter One Design: 2/10. SYC,

RICHMOND YC — Small Boat Midwinters (Sundays): 2/4, 3/4. Optis & El Toro Green Fleet (Saturdays): 2/3, 3/3. Info,

SAN FRANCISCO MODEL YC — Victoria R/C races Wednesday afternoons year-round, Spreckels Lake, Golden Gate Park. Info,

SANTA CRUZ YC — Midwinters: 2/17, 3/17. Info,

SANTA ROSA SC — Spring Lake Winter Series: 2/18, 3/18. Info,

SAUSALITO YC — Sunday Chili Midwinters: 2/4, 3/4. Info,

SEQUOIA YC — Winter Series: 2/3, 3/17 (St. Patrick's Day Race). Redwood Cup pursuit race series: 2/10, 2/24, 3/10. Info,

SOUTH BEACH YC — Island Fever Midwinters: 2/17, 3/17. Info,

TIBURON YC — Midwinters: 2/3, 3/3. Info,

VALLEJO YC — Tiny Robbins Midwinters: 2/3, 3/3. Info, (707) 643-1254 or

In the Tropics

Canceled: Jan. 26-Feb. 3 — Conch Republic Cup/Key West Cuba Race Week. Race to and from Cuba, plus compete against Cuban sailors in the Torreón de la Chorrera Buoy Race. Info,

Jan. 29-Feb. 3 — Grenada Sailing Week. Grenada Sailing Association,

Feb. 1-4 — Antigua Superyacht Challenge. Antigua YC,

Feb. 5-11 — Zihua SailFest, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Cruiser festival benefits local schools. Info,

Feb. 13-17 — Miami to Havana Race. Coral Reef YC, (386) 437-9400 or

Feb. 16-18 — Barra de Navidad Mexican Fiesta, Christmas Bay, Mexico. Cruisers join locals to raise funds for school programs. Tastes of Barra, boat parade, boat rides.

Feb. 19-23 — RORC Caribbean 600, with starts and finishes in Antigua. Info,

Mar. 1-4 — WesMex International Small Boat Regatta. Vallarta YC,

Mar. 2-4 — St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. World-class racing. St. Maarten YC,

Mar. 2-10 — San Diego to PV Race. Info,

Mar. 3-Apr. 11 — ARC Pacific Rally. Los Angeles-Cabo San Lucas departs 3/3; Cabo-Hiva Oa, Marquesas, departs 3/15; awards in Nuku Hiva, 4/11. Info,

Mar. 5 — Pacific Puddle Jump Sendoff Party, Vallarta YC, Nuevo Vallarta, 3-6 p.m. Media presentation by Latitude editor Andy Turpin, plus immigration and customs info provided by Tahiti partners. Info,

Mar. 9-12 — Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous in Virgin Gorda. Costa Smeralda YC,

Mar. 9-14 — MEXORC. Info,

Mar. 15-18 — St. Barths Bucket Regatta. St. Barth YC,

Mar. 20-24 — Banderas Bay Regatta. Friendly racing for cruisers in Mexico. Info,

Mar. 23-25 — St. Thomas International Regatta in USVI. St. Thomas YC,

Mar. 26-Apr. 1 — BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. Royal BVI YC,

April 2-30 — Cruisers Rally to El Salvador. A spring rendezvous in Bahia del Sol. Info,

Apr. 9-15 — Les Voiles de St. Barth. St. Barth YC,

Apr. 13-17 — Bequia Easter Regatta, Windward Islands. Bequia Sailing Club,

Apr. 18-24 — Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Antigua YC,

Apr. 21-22 — Paradise Cup for J/70s and Laser Masters. Vallarta YC,

Apr. 27-29 — Newport to Ensenada Race. NOSA,

Apr. 29-May 4 — Antigua Sailing Week. Antigua Sailing Association,

May 7-12 — Tahiti Pearl Regatta. International fleet racing. Info,

May 9 — Antigua Bermuda Race starts. Royal Bermuda YC,

June 15 — Newport Bermuda Race starts. CCA/Royal Bermuda YC,

June 22-24 — Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous, with Latitude 38. Info,

June 23 — Singlehanded TransPac to Hanalei Bay, Kauai, starts in Tiburon. SSS,

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