Mar. 1-29 — 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 www.stfyc.com.
Mar. 1-29 — 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.
Mar. 1-Apr. 18 — The tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington will be in Oakland on 3/1-16 and 3/29-4/18; and in Redwood City on 3/16-29. Info and tickets, (800) 200-5239 or www.historicalseaport.org.
Mar. 2 — The 2016 Baja Ha-Ha Cruiser Experience with Rich Morse & Mel Ellison, Club Nautique, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Free/members; $20/non-members. RSVP to (510) 865-4700.
Mar. 2 — The Corinthian Speaker Series presents Korean War vet Jim Staley, author of Come In, Swanee Leader. CYC, Tiburon. Free & open to the public, but RSVP to (415) 435-4771. Info, www.cyc.org/club/speaker.
Mar. 2-5 — Central Oregon Sportsmen's and Boat/RV Show, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond. Info, (503) 246-8291 or www.thesportshows.com.
Mar. 4 — Sail a Small Boat Day, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free boat rides & hot dogs. Richmond YC, www.richmondyc.org.
Mar. 4 — A Rose by Any Other Name: Rose Kissinger & the Pacific Queen, aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, S.F., 1-2 p.m. $10 ship admission. Info, www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 4-5 — US Sailing two-day Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training, Long Beach YC. With Bruce Brown. $200/first day only; $240/both days, which meets World Sailing standards. Robert, (562) 430-8471 or www.lbyc.org.
Mar. 4-25 — 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 www.baads.org.
Mar. 5 — Mariners' Sunday, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, San Rafael, 10 a.m. An interfaith service dedicated to mariners, featuring nautical hymns by the Sons of the Sea Men's Choir. Info, www.stlukepres.org. For brunch and/or docking at Loch Lomond YC, RSVP to Yvonne, (415) 706-0924.
Mar. 5-26 — Veterans' Sail, 10 a.m., and Keelboat Sail, 12 noon, every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor, S.F. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org.
Mar. 6, 9, 11 — Pacific Puddle Jump Sendoff Parties. 3/6 at Vallarta YC, Mexico, 4-6 p.m.; 3/9 at Balboa YC, Panama, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and 3/11 at Shelter Bay Marina, Panama, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, www.pacificpuddlejump.com.
Mar. 8 — Latitude 38's Spring Crew List Party at Golden Gate YC in S.F., 6-9 p.m. Snacks, name tags, demonstrations, a slide show, door-prize drawings and more. No-host bar. $7 cash only; $5 for ages 25 & under. Info, (415) 383-8200 ext. 0 or www.latitude38.com/crewlist/CrewParty/CrewParty.html.
Mar. 8 — Lia Ditton: Rowing from Japan to San Francisco, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 7 p.m. RSVP advised, (415) 332-3179. Info, www.spauldingcenter.org.
Mar. 9, Apr. 13 — Single Sailors Association monthly meeting, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda. Social hour, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.; meeting, 7:30. Info, www.singlesailors.org.
Mar. 9-12 — Ocean Film Festival, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco. Info, www.oceanfilmfest.org.
Mar. 9-12 — Sacramento Boat Show, Cal Expo. $12/general admission. Info, www.sacramentoboatshow.com.
Mar. 11 — US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar, Encinal YC, Alameda, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $40. Info, www.ussailing.org.
Mar. 11 — Women and the Sea: a Singers Circle, 1-2 p.m. and Until Death Do Us Part: Women Seafarers in the Victorian Age, 3:30-4 p.m. Aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, $10 ship admission. Info, www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 12 — Spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.
Mar. 12 — US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar, Dana Point YC, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $35 includes lunch. Register online by 3/6. Info, www.ussailing.org.
Mar. 12 — Sail under the full moon on a Sunday.
Mar. 13, 22, 23, Apr. 12 — Dockwalker Training for volunteers. 3/13: Stockton YC; 3/22: Owl Harbor Marina, Isleton; 3/23: Lake County Office, Lakeport; 4/12: Oakland YC, Alameda. Free. Info, www.boatingcleanandgreen.com.
Mar. 15, 1977 — From an Editorial column in the first issue of Latitude 38, The Northern California Sailing Sheet:
Who needs another yachting publication?
We think the northern California sailor needs one. We have the crazy idea that the more we're informed about sailing in our magnificent waters, the more we'll enjoy the sailboats we own.
We can't promise you the greatest sailing publication because we are neither the greatest sailors nor the greatest publishers. We can promise you we'll try to make Latitude 38 interesting, different, and sometimes funny.
We hope you enjoy reading Latitude 38 as much as we enjoy putting it together.
Mar. 15 — Tides, The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, presented by marine conservationist Jonathan White, San Francisco Bar Pilots, Pier 9, The Embarcadero. Reception at 5:30 p.m.; program at 6:30. $10 includes light food and one drink. Info, www.thebayinstitute.org.
Mar. 15 — Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop, Discovery Bay YC, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Free, but register by 3/13. Vivian, (415) 904-6905 or www.boatingcleanandgreen.com.
Mar. 17-18 — St. Patrick's Day Potterfest Weekend for small trailer-sailers, Peninsula YC, Redwood City. Helen, (831) 566-1300 or Edward, (650) 771-1945.
Mar. 19 — US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar, Navy YC San Diego, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $35 includes lunch. Register online by 3/13. Info, www.ussailing.org.
Mar. 20 — Go sailing on the first day of spring.
Mar. 22 — An Evening with Hank Easom, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 7 p.m. RSVP advised, (415) 332-3179. Info, www.spauldingcenter.org.
Mar. 25 — Onshore Winds and Offshore Accounts, San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1 p.m., with artists Lauren Hartman and Martin Machado. Free. Info, www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 25 — Fiddle Music of Ireland, aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 3-4 p.m. $10 ship admission. Info, (415) 447-5000 or www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 25 — Emergency Celestial Navigation with Bob Darr, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $50 donation requested includes coffee bar and lunch. RSVP advised, (415) 332-3179. Info, www.spauldingcenter.org/events.
Mar. 26 — A Star She Steers By, 1 p.m., aboard Balclutha; Women in the World War II Home Front, 2-3:15 p.m., Visitor Center Theater; and Fannie Farmer and the Sailing Ships That Brought the World to Her Kitchen, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Visitor Center to Balclutha. $10 to board Balclutha, otherwise free. Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. Info, www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 26 — Open House/Sailboat Rides, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, www.cal-sailing.org.
Postponed! Mar. 29, Apr. 5 — Kame Richards' Tides/Currents Talks, Bay Model, Sausalito, 7 p.m. $15 cash at the door. RSVP required to
(707) 759-2045. (New dates TBA.)
Mar. 30 — Remembering Croatia 2016, Don & Judy Durant, Club Nautique, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Free/members; $20/non-members. RSVP to (510) 865-4700.
Mar. 30 — Oil Response Workshop for Marina and Yacht Club Operators, Dockweiler Youth Center, Playa del Rey, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Register by 3/27. Vivian, (415) 904-6905 or www.dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29197.
Apr. 1-2 — Rig Your Boat Workshop with Brion Toss, Port Townsend, WA, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $550; tools & materials provided. Info, www.briontoss.com/catalog/workshops.html.
New Date! Apr. 5 — The Corinthian Speaker Series presents Taylor Allen, owner of Rockport Marine in Maine. CYC, Tiburon. Free and open to the public, but RSVP to (415) 435-4771. Info, www.cyc.org/club/speaker.
Apr. 6-9 — Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond. Discount tickets through 3/31 at www.pacificboatshow.com.
Apr. 7-8 or Apr. 9-10 — Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training, SFYC, Belvedere. Meets World Sailing (ISAF) standards. $240. Info, www.sfyc.org.
Apr. 8 — Opening Day on the Delta Parade and Blessing of the Fleet, 11 a.m. Pittsburg YC, www.pittsburgyc.com.
Apr. 8-9 — Fisherman's Festival, Westside Park, Bodega Bay, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-$12; kids 11 & under free; free parking. Info, www.bbfishfest.org.
Apr. 9 — Swap Meet. Berkeley YC, www.berkeleyyc.org.
Apr. 16 — Easter.
Apr. 23 — 100th Opening Day on the Bay. Theme: Cruising the Century. PICYA, www.picya.org/od100.
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Mar. 4 — John Pitcher Memorial. CPYC, www.cpyc.com.
Mar. 4, 18 — Spring Series #1 & #2 on Folsom Lake. FLYC, www.flyc.org.
Mar. 4, Apr. 1 — Singlehanded/Doublehanded Races. SeqYC, www.sequoiayc.org.
Mar. 4, Apr. 1— Long Distance Races #1 & #2. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org.
Mar. 4, Apr. 8— NorCal Series for Mercurys at EYC. Info, www.mercury-sail.com.
Mar. 4-5 — Spring One Design. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Mar. 4-5 — BAYS Opti Regatta, hosted by PYSF in Redwood City. Info, www.bayarea-youthsailing.com.
Mar. 5 — Sadie Hawkins Race for women skippers on the Estuary. IYC, www.iyc.org.
Mar. 5, 26, Apr. 9 — Spring Series #1-3. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org.
Mar. 10-12 — Harbor Cup Intercollegiate Regatta, hosted by Cal Maritime at Los Angeles YC. Info, www.layc.org.
Mar. 11 — Rites of Spring. Singlehanded, doublehanded and full crew divisions. OYC, www.oaklandyachtclub.net.
Mar. 11, Apr. 8 — Santana 22 Team Racing in Santa Cruz. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Mar. 11-12 — Big Daddy Regatta, with buoy racing Saturday and a pursuit race Sunday. RYC, www.richmondyc.org.
Mar. 11-12 — California Dreamin' Series match-racing stop #3, to be sailed in J/22s in S.F. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Mar. 17-19 — Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD Regatta. Info, www.sailingworld.com/nood-regattas/san-diego.
Mar. 18 — Doublehanded Farallones Race. Shorter courses too. Skippers' meeting 3/15, OYC. BAMA, www.sfbama.org.
Mar. 18 — Small Boat Races #1. EYC, www.encinal.org.
Mar. 18 — Doublehanded Long Distance Race. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org.
Mar. 18-19 — Spring Dinghy. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Mar. 18-19 — California Laser Masters at Mission Bay YC, San Diego. Info, www.mbyc.org.
Mar. 19, Apr. 15 — Baxter-Judson Series #1 & #2. PresYC, www.presidioyachtclub.org.
Mar. 24-26 — Ficker Cup, Grade 2 match racing in Catalina 37s. LBYC, www.lbyc.org.
Mar. 24-26 — Laser Midwinters West at California YC, Marina del Rey. Info, www.calyachtclub.com.
Mar. 24-26 — 29er Midwinters West at Coronado YC, San Diego. Info, www.skiffsquad.com.
Mar. 25 — Corinthian Race. Skippers meeting at IYC/deadline to enter, 3/22. SSS, www.sfbaysss.org.
Mar. 25 — Jaws Pursuit Race, starting and finishing off the SYC dock. SYC, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org.
Mar. 25-26 — Little Daddy Regatta for the high school set, aka NorCal #5 & #6. RYC, www.richmondyc.org.
Mar. 25-26 — San Francisco Cup. SFYC, www.sfyc.org.
Mar. 28 — Catalina Regatta. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Mar. 28-Apr. 2 — Congressional Cup, World Match Racing Tour, in Catalina 37s. LBYC, www.lbyc.org.
Apr. 1 — Champion of Champions. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Apr. 1 — Don Wan Regatta. TYC, www.tyc.org.
Apr. 1 — Horsfall-Vincent Regatta. CYC, www.cyc.org.
Apr. 1 — Andy Byrd Memorial Pursuit Race. CPYC, www.cpyc.com.
Apr. 1 — America's Schooner Cup on San Diego Bay. Silver Gate YC, www.americasschoonercup.com.
Apr. 1-2 — J/Fest. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Apr. 1-2 — Wheeler Regatta. BYC, www.berkeleyyc.org.
Apr. 1-2 — Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake. FLYC, www.flyc.org.
Apr. 1-2 — NorCal Divisional #3 high school regatta at TI. TISC/SFYC, www.bayarea-youthsailing.com.
Apr. 8 — CBRA #1, hosted by SYC. YRA, www.yra.org.
Apr. 8 — Doublehanded Lightship. IYC, www.iyc.org.
Apr. 8 — South Bay Interclub #1, run by TIYC. Info, www.jibeset.net.
Apr. 8 — Commodore's Cup. BVBC, www.bvbc.org.
Apr. 8 — Clear Lake Buoy Series. KBSC, www.kbsail.org.
Apr. 8-9 — Big Dinghy. RYC, www.richmondyc.org.
Apr. 8-9 — Mayor's Cup for female skippers in Catalina 37s. LBYC, www.lbyc.org.
Apr. 8-9 — BAYS Winter Opti Regatta, hosted by SFYC. Info, www.bayarea-youthsailing.com.
Apr. 8-9 — Interconference collegiate regatta. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Apr. 15 — Round the Rocks. SSS, www.sfbaysss.org.
Apr. 15 — Spring One Design #1. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Apr. 15 — Trans-Folsom Challenge. FLYC, www.flyc.org.
Apr. 15-16 — Rainier Cup collegiate regatta in the Columbia River Gorge, OR. CGRA, www.cgra.org.
BAY VIEW BOAT CLUB — Midwinter Madness: 3/11. Info, www.bvbc.org.
BENICIA YACHT CLUB — Frostbite Series: 3/4. Dan, (707) 319-5706 or
BERKELEY YC — Chowder Races: Sundays through March. Paul, (510) 540-7968 or www.berkeleyyc.org.
CAL SAILING CLUB — Year-round Sunday morning dinghy races, conditions permitting, intraclub only, typically in Laser Bahias and JY15s. Info, www.cal-sailing.org.
COYOTE POINT YC — Winter Buoy Races: 3/12, 3/26. Info, www.cpyc.com.
ELKHORN YC — Frostbite Series: 3/4, 3/18. 4/1. Info, (831) 724-3875 or www.elkhornyc.org/racing.
ENCINAL YC — Jack Frost Series: 3/18. Info, (510) 522-3272 or www.encinal.org.
GOLDEN GATE YC — Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series: 3/4. Info, (510) 926-2441 or www.ggyc.com.
ISLAND YC — Island Days on the Estuary: 3/12. John, (510) 521-2980 or www.iyc.org.
KONOCTI BAY SC — OSIRs (Old Salts in Retirement) every Wednesday at noon. Info, www.kbsail.com.
LAKE MERRITT SAILING CENTER — Robinson Midwinters: 3/12. Peggy, (510) 836-1805.
OAKLAND YC — Sunday Brunch Series: 3/19, 3/26. Debby, (510) 390-1620 or www.oaklandyachtclub.net.
RICHMOND YC — Small Boat Midwinters (Sundays): 3/5. Optis & El Toro Green Fleet (Saturdays): 3/4. Info, www.richmondyc.org.
SAN FRANCISCO MODEL YC — Victoria one-design radio-controlled races every Wednesday afternoon year-round at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park. Info, www.sfmyc.org.
SANTA CRUZ YC — Midwinters: 3/18. Info, (831) 425-0690 or www.scyc.org.
SANTA ROSA SC — Spring Lake Winter Series: 3/19, 4/9. Info, www.santarosasailingclub.org.
SAUSALITO YC — Sunday Midwinters: 3/5. Info, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org.
SEQUOIA YC — Redwood Cup pursuit race series: 3/11. Winter Series: 3/18 (St. Patrick's Day Race). Info, www.sequoiayc.org.
SOUTH BEACH YC — Island Fever Midwinters: 3/18. Info, www.southbeachyc.org.
TIBURON YC — Midwinters: 3/4. Info, www.tyc.org.
VALLEJO YC — Tiny Robbins Midwinters: 3/18. Info, (707) 643-1254 or www.vyc.org.
||In the Tropics
Feb. 28-Mar. 4 — Banderas Bay Regatta, friendly racing for cruisers in Mexico. Info, www.banderasbayregatta.com.
Mar. 1-5 — Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean in Virgin Gorda. Costa Smeralda YC, www.yccs.it.
Mar. 2-5 — St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, world-class racing. St. Maarten YC, www.heinekenregatta.com.
Mar. 6-7 — 50th Anniversary Regatta BVI in Virgin Gorda. Costa Smeralda YC, www.yccs.it.
Mar. 10-13 — Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous in Virgin Gorda. Costa Smeralda YC, www.loropianasuperyachtregattaandrendezvous.com.
Mar. 10-16 — Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas International Yacht Race. NHYC, www.nhyccaborace.com.
Mar. 13-April 7 — Cruisers Rally to El Salvador. A spring rendezvous in Bahia del Sol. Info, www.elsalvadorrally.com.
Mar. 14-18 — Miami to Havana Race. Info, (386) 437-9400 or www.havanarace.org.
Mar. 16-19 — St. Barths Bucket Regatta. St. Barths YC, www.bucketregattas.com/stbarths.
Mar. 23 — Round the Rocks Race in USVI. St. Thomas YC, www.stthomasinternationalregatta.com.
Mar. 24-26 — St. Thomas International Regatta in USVI. St. Thomas YC, www.stthomasinternationalregatta.com.
Mar. 27-Apr. 2 — BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. Royal BVI YC, www.bvispringregatta.org.
Mar. 29-Apr. 2 — La Paz Bay Fest for cruisers, Sea of Cortez. Club Cruceros de La Paz, www.clubcruceros.net.
Apr. 10-15 — Les Voiles de St. Barth. St. Barths YC, www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com.
Apr. 13-17 — Bequia Easter Regatta, Windward Islands. Bequia Sailing Club, www.bequiaregatta.com.
Apr. 19-25 — Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Antigua YC, www.antiguaclassics.com.
Apr. 28-30 — Newport to Ensenada Race. NOSA, www.newporttoensenada.com.
Apr. 29-May 5 — Antigua Sailing Week. Antigua Sailing Association, www.sailingweek.com.
May 23-27 — Tahiti Pearl Regatta. International fleet racing. Info, www.tahitipearlregatta.org.pf.
May 26-29 — Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta, Jost Van Dyke. Info, www.foxysbar.com/woodenboatregatta.
June 10-12 — Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta. Puerto del Rey, www.heinekenregattapr.com.
June 23-25 — Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous, with Latitude 38. Info, www.tahiti-moorea-sailing-rdv.com.
July 3-21 — Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. Info, www.transpacyc.com.
September 23 — California Offshore Race. New 445-mile race from Richmond YC to Marina Coral, Ensenada, timed to attract SoCal racers in town for Rolex Big Boat Series. Del, (510) 237-2821 or www.richmondyc.org.
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