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Sept. 29-Oct. 1 — Northern California Westsail Rendezvous, Marina Bay, Richmond. For past, present and future Westsailors. Info,

Sept. 30 — Bay Day activities at the Bay Model, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Sept. 30, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11 — Afternoon adventure sails aboard the historic scow schooner Alma, Hyde St. Pier, S.F. $20-$40. David, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 1 — The Love Plane, Golden Gate Bridge. Boats, windsurfers, kites are invited to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Fly flags of flowers, hearts and peace signs. Antenna Theater,

Oct. 1, 1987 — From a Letter written by Michael (age 33) and JoAnn (25), dateline Papeete, published in the October, 1987, issue of Latitude 34: "We own a 26-year-old, modified H-28 ketch. Our electronics consist of an RDF, VHF, a Zenith receiver and a couple of calculators. Except for the calculators, I can fix it all. The back-up for the calculators is a slide rule, trig tables, and once I pass 12, my fingers and toes.
"The Seagull [engine] is 11 years old, has eight moving parts (including the prop), and is relatively bullet-proof . . . We've become better than fair sailors by necessity, but sometimes we could almost kill for a cube of ice.
"Someday we'll get a larger boat with more equipment, but right now we're too busy cruising."

Oct. 1-29 — Veterans' Sail, 10 a.m., and Keelboat Sail, noon, every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Oct. 2-9 — San Francisco Fleet Week, with air shows, parade of ships, ship tours, Marina Green Festival Center, high school bands, K-9 heroes. Info,

Oct. 3, 1903 — It was agreed at the First International Radio Conference, in Berlin, Germany, that all signatory nations would assist each other in answering and forwarding distress calls.

Oct. 4-25 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series, StFYC, 12-2 p.m. Lunch and a dynamic speaker each week for about $25. All YCs' members welcome. Info,

Oct. 4-25 — 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.

Oct. 5 — Go for a Thursday sail under the full moon.

Oct. 5 — Corinthian Speaker Series: Chris Ray presents Ice and Life at the Bottom of the World, a Photographic Journey of Antarctica. CYC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free. Info,

Oct. 7 — Bay Day. Save the Bay,

Oct. 7 — Redwood City Port Fest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sailboat rides for kids & teens, harbor tours, live bands, arts & crafts, food vendors. Free admission. Info,

Oct. 7 — BaySplash, EcoCenter, Heron's Head Park, San Francisco, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts, science, music, food. Free. Info,

Oct. 7— 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.

Oct. 7-28 — Sailing in Access Dinghies, 10 a.m., every Saturday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Oct. 12 — Single Sailors Association monthly meeting, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda. Social hour at 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.; meeting, 7:30. Info,

Oct. 14 — Maritime Folklore of the Spanish Pacific, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 1-1:45 p.m., and Wheat on the Imperial Fringe: Spanish California, 3-3:45 p.m., aboard the schooner C.A. Thayer. $10 ship admission. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 14 — Call of the Sea Fall Gala, Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito, 5-9 p.m. Dockside tours of Matthew Turner & Seaward, live music, food, open bar, live & silent auction. $125. Info, or (415) 886-4973, ext. 1.

Oct. 14 — Aquapalooza/Octofest, Aquarium of the Bay, S.F., 7-9 p.m. $15-$30. Info,

Oct. 14 — Ocean Sailing Seminar, LAYC, San Pedro, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Hosted by ARC Pacific. $100 includes lunch and dinner. Info,

Oct. 21 — Cruising Season Kick-Off & Baja Ha-Ha Welcome BBQ/Potluck, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendor fair, authors, veteran cruisers. Hot dogs, burgers, drinks; bring a potluck dish to share; BBQ starts at noon. Info,

Oct. 21 — Watermaker Workshop, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. With Kyle Stephan of Spectra Watermakers. Info,

Oct. 21 — Pacific Offshore Academy #2, Richmond YC, 1-5 p.m. Includes breakout sessions and a tour of PCER-equipped boats. Followed by a party. $30. Info,

Oct. 21 — Sea Music Series with Diana Gameros & Maria Jose Montijo aboard Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 8 p.m. $12-$14. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 21, 28 — Haunted Tales: Storytelling aboard Star of India, Maritime Museum of San Diego, 6-10 p.m. Lantern-led tours. Free for kids 12 & under. Info,

Oct. 22 — Open House/Sailboat Rides, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info,

Oct. 23 — SailMail Workshop, Point Loma Assembly Hall, San Diego, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Jim and Sue Corenman and Shea Weston. $50/person or $75/couple, cash or check at the door, includes coffee, donuts, deli lunch, snacks, refreshments. Info/RSVP,

Oct. 23 — Cruising Mexico Seminar with Paradise Village Marina harbormaster Dick Markie at Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Oct. 24 — Update on Using Current Nautical Charts/Review of the Newest Mexico Charts with Capt. Ann Kinner of Seabreeze Nautical Books, at Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Oct. 24 — View into Vocalization, American Cetacean Society, Bay Model, Sausalito, 7-9 p.m. Maren Anderson presents research into Hawaiian humpbacks. $5 goes toward student research grants. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Oct. 25 — Unlocking Offshore Sailing, a seminar with Chuck Skewes of Ullman Sails, at Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Oct. 26 — How to Survive Boat Work while Cruising: Keeping Your Diesel Happy & Haulout Prep with Koeler Kraft's CF Koehler at Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Oct. 27 — Baja Southbound Seminar with Capt. Pat Rains of Point Loma Publishing, at Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Oct. 28 — Liberty Ships and the Lesser Known Facts, Bay Model, Sausalito, 1:30-2 p.m. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Oct. 28 — Buccaneer Monster Bash aboard the 1898 ferryboat Berkeley, Maritime Museum of San Diego, 8 p.m.-midnight. Trivia & costume contests, live music & dancing. $35 includes photos & appetizers. Info,

Oct. 29 — Baja Ha-Ha Kickoff and Halloween Costume Party, West Marine, San Diego, 1 p.m. Free for registered 2017 skippers and first mates; $10 for everyone else. Info,

Oct. 30 — Coconut Milk Run Seminar with Jerry Murphy, M.D., at Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Oct. 30 — Baja Ha-Ha Parade, 10 a.m., and start, 11 a.m., Shelter Island, San Diego. Info,

Oct. 30-Nov. 11 — Baja Ha-Ha XXIV cruising rally, from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas with stops in Bahia Tortugas and Bahia Santa Maria. Info,

Oct. 31 — Go sailing in costume on Halloween.

Nov. 1 — Downwind Sailing Gear and Techniques plus Safety Prep for Coastal Cruising with Bruce Brown of US Sailing Safety at Sea. Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Nov. 2 — How to Perform Outboard Motor Maintenance while Cruising in Mexico. With outboard service mechanic Tom Teevin, at Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Nov. 2 — Corinthian Speaker Series: Michael Moradzadeh presents Transpac and Pac Cup — Two Ways to Cross an Ocean. CYC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free. Info,

Nov. 3 — SoCal's Sea Turtles: How Cruisers Can Find & Help Them, with Sabrina Mashburn. Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,

Nov. 3-4 or Nov. 5-6 — US Sailing-Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea taught by Paul Cunningham. SFYC, Belvedere, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $275. Info,

Nov. 5 — Daylight Saving Time ends; fall back one hour.

Nov. 7-10 or Nov. 7-12 — International Certificate of Competence licensing course. SFYC, Belvedere. For mariners who are already competent. The ICC is required for skippers in Europe. $150 + 45GBP licensing fee. Info,

Nov. 11 — Take a vet sailing on Veteran's Day.

Nov. 11 — Sea Music Series with Penny Opry aboard Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 8 p.m. $12-$14. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Nov. 21 — YRA Year-End Trophy Party at Berkeley YC. Info, or (415) 771-9500.

2017 Calendar

Go here for the complete 2017
Northern California Sailing Calendar
and YRA Master Schedule

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Sept. 22-30 — Etchells Worlds. SFYC,

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 — Pac52 Cup. StFYC,

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 — Express 37 Nationals. BYC,

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 — Moth North Americans on South San Diego Bay. SDYC,

Sept. 30 — CBRA Series. YRA,

Sept. 30 — Shorthanded Races. TYC,

Sept. 30 — Champions Race on the Carquinez Strait. BenYC,

Sept. 30 — PCISA High School Regatta. HMBYC,

Sept. 30 — Paisano Race, a fun dinghy race from Lover's Point to Del Monte Beach. Participants 21 and over have to check in at the Tanker and pick up wine, which must be finished before the race ends. MPYC,

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 — YRA Season Closer hosted by CYC. Info,

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 — Mercury PCCs at LAYC in San Pedro. Info, or

Oct. 1 — Fall Series Races on Lake Elizabeth. FSC,

Oct. 1 — Governor's Cup Series on Folsom Lake. FLYC,

Oct. 1 — Port San Luis Small Boat Cup & Avila Cup Series, Avila Beach. San Luis YC,

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2, 9, Nov. 5 — Berkeley Chowder Series. Info,

Oct. 1, 15, 29 — Fall Tomales Bay Race Series. SRSC,

Oct. 5-8 — A-Cat North Americans on South San Diego Bay. SDYC,

Oct. 6-8 — Sportboat Invitational Regatta/Express 27 Nationals. RYC,

Oct. 7 — Summer Series #4 & #5. SeqYC,

Oct. 7 — Islander 36 Nationals, hosted by GGYC. Info,

Oct. 7 — Jerry O'Grady Singlehanded Race, non-spinnaker. CPYC,

Oct. 7 — Auxiliary Cup. SFYC,

Oct. 7 — Champion of Champions. BVBC,

Oct. 7, Nov. 4 — Fall Series. SSC,

Oct. 7-8 — Vanguard 15 Fleet Championship at Inverness YC on Tomales Bay. Fleet 53,

Oct. 7-8 — Hobie Regatta. MPYC,

Oct. 8 — Fall 4 & 5 PHRF. MPYC,

Oct. 8 — El Toro Stampede. RYC,

Oct. 14 — YRA Championship Regatta, hosted by BYC. YRA,

Oct. 14 — Oktoberfest. BYC,

Oct. 14 — Oktoberfest. OYC,

Postponed until Oct. 28 due to smoke— Twin Island Race #3, around Angel Island and Alcatraz. SYC,

Postponed until Nov. 4 due to smoke — Joan Storer Memorial Women's Regatta. Crews must be at least 50% female. TYC,

Oct. 14 — Corkscrew Slough Regatta for El Toros, hosted by SeqYC in Redwood City. Larry, (650) 888-2324, or

Oct. 14 — Clear Lake Buoy Series Races. KBSC,

Oct. 14 — Shorteez Regatta (for PHRF 180+). CPYC,

Oct. 14 — South Bay Champs. SeqYC,

Oct. 14 — Champion of Champions. VYC,

Oct. 14 — Intraclub Race #4. RYC,

Oct. 14, Nov. 11 — Santana 22 Team Racing in Santa Cruz. SCYC,

Oct. 14-15 — Fall Classic. SFYC,

Oct. 14-15 — Sea Otter Regatta for high school sailors in FJs. MPYC,

Oct. 19-22 — Extreme Sailing Series, Harbor Island, San Diego. Info,

Oct. 21 — Mercury Class Homecoming Regatta at SYC. Hal, (415) 309-9289 or

Oct. 21 — Red Bra Regatta for all-female skippers and crew. SBYC,

Oct. 21 — Fall One Design #3. SCYC,

Oct. 21 — Past Commodore Regatta. MPYC,

Oct. 21-22 — Leukemia Cup Regatta, a fundraiser hosted by SFYC. Info, or

Oct. 21-22 — Vallejo 1-2. Race to VYC singlehanded on Saturday; pick up one crew and race back to RYC doublehanded on Sunday. SSS,

Oct. 21-22 — Fall Dinghy & Olympic Classes. StFYC,

Oct. 22 — Ross Wood. CYC,

Oct. 22 — Fall SCORE #3. SCYC,

Oct. 22 — Fall One Design 4, 5, 6. MPYC,

Oct. 22, Nov. 12 — Spring Lake Winter Series. SRSC,

Oct. 27-29 — Gardiner Cup. StFYC,

Oct. 27-29 — 103rd San Diego Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup, sailing in J/105s. SDYC,

Oct. 28 — Jessica Cup. StFYC,

Oct. 28 — Red Rock Regatta. TYC,

Oct. 28 — Round the Island Race. SFYC,

Oct. 28 — Pumpkin Roundup. HMBYC,

Oct. 28, Nov. 11 — Chowder Cup #1 & #2. ElkYC,

Oct. 28-29 — Great Pumpkin Regatta, with buoy racing on Saturday, a pursuit race on Sunday, and a Summer of Love Halloween party in between. RYC,

Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12 — J/22 Fall Series races. StFYC,

Oct. 31 — Catalina Regatta. SCYC,

Nov. 4 — Seaweed Soup Midwinter. GGYC,

Nov. 4 — Amazing Grace Cheney Regatta. RYC,

Nov. 4 — Winter #1. SeqYC,

Nov. 4 — Commodore's Cup. CPYC,

Nov. 4 — Last Gasp Regatta. HMBYC,

Nov. 4 — SF Bay Pelican Races in Benicia. Info,

Nov. 4 — Turkey Shoot. LWSC,

Nov. 4 — Point Fermin Inverted Start in San Pedro. Cabrillo Beach YC,

Nov. 4-5 — Cal 20 Round Robin. CYC,

Nov. 4-5 — Monterey Invitational/Perry Cup/Kelp Cup. MPYC,

Nov. 4-5 — Opti Winter #1 (youth). SFYC,

Nov. 4-5 — BAYS HS regatta. EYC,

Nov. 4-5 — Butler Cup. LBYC,

Nov. 5 — Laser/Byte Short Course Regattta. RYC,

Nov. 5 — Jack & Jill + 1. IYC,

Nov. 5 — Midwinter #1. SYC,

Nov. 11 — RegattaPRO Winter One Design. SYC,

Nov. 11 — Fall One Design in San Pedro. Cabrillo Beach YC,

Nov. 11-12 — Berkeley Midwinters, with separate series on Saturday and Sunday. Info,

Nov. 12 — Island Days Midwinter #1. IYC,

Nov. 12 — Crew's Revenge. MPYC,

Nov. 14 — The Big Sail, Cal vs. Stanford. StFYC, or (415) 563-6363.

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BERKELEY YC — Every Friday night through 9/29. Info,

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

COYOTE PT YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/4. Info, (650) 347-6730 or

HP SAILING CLUB — Wednesday night races for El Toros and other small boats: through October at Stevens Creek Reservoir, Cupertino. Paul,

HALF MOON BAY YC — Friday nights: 9/29, 10/13, 10/27. Info,

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

LAKE TAHOE WINDJAMMERS YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/11. David, (530) 545-9155 or

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

SANTA CRUZ YC — Wet Wednesdays through 11/1. Info, (831) 425-0690 or

SEQUOIA YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/4. Jenny, (650) 400-7033 or

TREASURE ISLAND SAILING CENTER — Vanguard 15 team racing every Tuesday night through 10/31. Info,

Yellow highlights indicate advertisers in the Northern California Sailing Calendar and YRA Master Schedule.

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