Jan. 4 — Sail under the full moon on a Saturday night.
Jan. 3, Feb. 7 — Chantey Sing aboard Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier in SF, 8 p.m.-midnight. Dress warmly and bring your own mug. Free, but RSVP to Peter, (415) 561-7171.
Jan. 3-4, 10-11 — Three-hour Battle Sails aboard Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain in Long Beach or San Pedro, featuring booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. $43-$63. Schedule and tickets, www.historicalseaport.org.
Jan. 4-25 — 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 www.baads.org.
Jan. 7-11 — Portland Boat Show at the Portland Expo Center. Oregon's only boat show, featuring hundreds of new and pre-owned boats. Info, www.otshows.com.
Jan. 7-28 — 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 a Boy Scouts of America program for guys and gals ages 13-20. John, (619) 852-7811.
Jan. 7-28 — 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.
Jan. 8 — Single Sailors Association monthly meeting, Ballena Bay YC in Alameda. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 ($6-$9). Beginners welcome. Info, www.singlesailors.org.
Jan. 14 — Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar Series, Long Beach YC, 7 p.m. This one covers the startline, upwind leg, and windward mark rounding. Info, www.lbyc.org.
Jan. 15 — Club Nautique's Winter Seminar Series kicks off with Vacation Chartering 101 presented by Rod Witel, Sausalito, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10/members; $15 non-members includes appetizers and beverages. RSVP to (415) 332-8001.
Jan. 22-25 — Progressive San Francisco Boat Show, Pier 48 & McCovey Cove, expanded in this second year with new features and entertainment, including showboats and luxury yachts, a kids' zone, a sailing simulator and in-the-water education. Info, www.sfboatshow.com.
Jan. 22-25 — San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show. Latitude's Andy Turpin will present the following seminars: Cruising Tahiti and the Pacific Puddle Jump, 1/24 & 1/25 at 3:15 p.m.; and Doing the Baja Ha-Ha Rally, 1/24 & 1/25, 4:15 p.m. Info, www.bigbayboatshow.com.
Jan. 23-Feb. 1 — Seattle Boat Show Indoors + Afloat, at CenturyLink Field and on South Lake Union. Latitude's Andy Turpin will present the following seminars: Cruising Tahiti and the Pacific Puddle Jump, 1/24 & 1/25 at 3:15 p.m.; and Doing the Baja Ha-Ha Rally, 1/24 & 1/25, 4:15 p.m.. Info, www.seattleboatshow.com.
Jan. 24-25 — Safety at Sea Seminar in Long Beach. One-day seminar, $160; two-day seminar, $210; $10 discount for US Sailing members. With Bruce Brown, Alan Andrews, John Jourdane and Dr. Steve Shea. LBYC, www.lbyc.org.
Jan. 24-25 — Whalefest Monterey, Old Fisherman's Wharf, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free whale watching, fishing & sailing; experts & demos, live music, more. Info, www.montereywharf.com.
Jan. 29 — Spinnaker Trimming/Sailing seminar presented by Kame Richards at Club Nautique in Alameda, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10/members; $15 non-members includes appetizers and beverages. RSVP, (510) 865-4700.
Jan. 31 — US Sailing One-Day Race Management Seminar at Encinal YC in Alameda, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $35, .
Feb. 17 & 18 — Tides on San Francisco Bay by Kame Richards, Bay Model, Sausalito, 7:00 p.m. $15 cash only. RSVP to , (707) 759-2045.
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Jan. 1 — Brrrr Rabbit. CPYC, (650) 347-6730 or www.cpyc.com.
Jan. 1 — Frostbite Regatta on Lake Yosemite near Merced. LYSA, www.lakeyosemitesailing.org.
Jan. 10 — NorCal #6/Little Daddy high school regatta. RYC, www.richmondyc.org.
Jan. 10, Feb. 14 — Santana 22 Team Racing in Santa Cruz. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Jan. 18-23 — Quantum Key West Race Week, an international midwinter classic. Info, www.premiere-racing.com.
Jan. 31 — Three Bridge Fiasco. This aptly-named pursuit race, the most popular on the Bay, is the first SSS event of the season. Info, www.sfbaysss.org.
Feb. 7 — Double Up and Back. CPYC, (650) 347-6730 or www.cpyc.com.
Feb. 7 — Spring Series #1. FLYC, www.flyc.org.
Feb. 14-15 — BAYS Winter Optis. EYC, www.encinal.org.
BAY VIEW BC — Midwinter Madness: 1/10, 2/14, 3/14. Terry, (408) 210-0517 or www.bayviewboatclub.org.
BENICIA YC — Frostbite Series: 1/10, 2/14, 3/14. Joe, (707) 628-2914, www.beniciayachtclub.com.
BERKELEY YC — Midwinters: 1/10-11, 2/14-15. Bobbi, (925) 939-9885 or www.berkeleyyc.org.
BERKELEY YC — Chowder Races: Sundays through March except when it conflicts with above. 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.
CORINTHIAN YC — Midwinters: 1/17-18, 2/21-22. Info, (415) 435-4771 or www.cyc.org.
ELKHORN YC — Frostbite Series: 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25. Info, (831) 724-3865, or www.elkhornyc.com.
ENCINAL YC — Jack Frost Series: 1/10, 2/21, 3/14. Info, (510) 522-3272 or www.encinal.org.
GOLDEN GATE YC — Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series: 1/3, 2/7, 3/7. Info, (415) 346-2628 or www.ggyc.com.
ISLAND YC — Island Days on the Estuary: 1/11, 2/8, 3/8. John, (510) 521-2980 or www.iyc.org.
LAKE MERRITT SAILING CLUB — Midwinters: 1/11, 2/14, 3/8; this year at Oakland's Jack London Aquatic Center on the Estuary instead of on the lake, due to construction. Mark, (925) 245-0287.
MONTEREY PENINSULA YC — Perry Cup/Midwinters: 1/3, 2/7. Info, www.mpyc.org.
OAKLAND YC — Sunday Brunch Series: 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1. Info, www.oaklandyachtclub.net.
REGATTAPRO — Winter One Design: 1/10, 2/7. Jeff, (415) 595-8364 or www.regattapro.com.
RICHMOND YC — Small Boat Midwinters: 1/4, 2/1, 3/1. Optis & El Toro Green Fleet: 1/31, 2/28. Info, www.richmondyc.org.
RICHMOND YC — Laser Sundays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29. Info, http://rycsunday.myfleet.org.
SANTA CRUZ YC — Midwinters: 1/17, 2/21, 3/21. Info, (831) 425-0690 or www.scyc.org.
SANTA ROSA SC — Spring Lake Winter Series: 1/24, 2/21, 3/21. Info, www.santarosasailingclub.org.
SAUSALITO YC — Sunday Midwinters: 1/4, 2/1, 3/1. Info, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org.
SEQUOIA YC — Winter Series: 1/3, 2/7, 3/14. Redwood Cup pursuit race series: 1/10, 2/21, 3/7. Info, www.sequoiayc.org.
SOUTH BEACH YC — Island Fever Midwinters: 1/17, 2/21, 3/21. Janelle, (650) 303-8236 or www.southbeachyc.org.
TIBURON YC — Midwinters: 1/10, 2/7, 3/7. Info, www.tyc.org.
VALLEJO YC — Tiny Robbins Midwinters: 1/3, 2/7, 3/7. Info, (707) 643-1254 or www.vyc.org.
||In the Tropics
Jan. 16-24 — Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series. Win your skipper's weight in Extra Old Rum. Info, www.mountgayrumroundbarbadosrace.com.
Jan. 29-Feb. 1 — Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Info, www.thesuperyachtchallenge.com.
Jan. 29-Feb. 3 — Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week. Info, www.grenadasailingweek.com.
Feb. 23 — RORC Caribbean 600, with starts and finishes in Antigua. Info, www.caribbean600.rorc.org.
Mar. 3-7 — Banderas Bay Regatta, five days of friendly racing for cruising boats out of Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Banderas Bay is considered one of the greatest sailing venues in the world. Info, www.banderasbayregatta.com.
Mar. 6-8 — 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Boasting the largest multihull fleet in the Caribbean, a growing Melges fleet, and famous parties, this regatta's motto is "Serious Fun." Info, www.heinekenregatta.com.
Mar. 11-14 — Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous at Costa Smeralda YC in Gorda Sound, BVI. Info, www.loropianasuperyachtregattaandrendezvous.com.
Mar. 16-Apr. 18 — Cruisers Rally to El Salvador. Start from wherever you are, cruise with a group of your own making, and travel at your own pace to explore the Pacific coast of Mexico and Central America. Arrive in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador by the opening date of the rally to enjoy many weeks of activities. Info, www.elsalvadorrally.com.
Mar. 19-22 — St. Barths Bucket turns 21. Imagine 40 invited yachts from 100 to 289 feet going at it on the spectacular open waters of the Caribbean. At night, almost all the boats line up on one quay in a harbor the size of Belvedere Cove to party French Caribbean-style. You probably already know somebody on a boat and therefore have a decent shot at getting a ride. Info, www.bucketregattas.com/stbarths.
Mar. 27-29 — St. Thomas International Regatta, in USVI. Info, www.stthomasinternationalregatta.com.
Mar. 30-Apr. 5 — BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. Their slogan is "Warm Water–Hot Racing–Cool Parties." Includes a huge bareboat fleet. Info, www.bvispringregatta.org.
Apr. 9-12 — La Paz Bay Fest. An event for cruisers that includes races, potlucks, cruising seminars, and other fun activities for the family. Info, www.clubcruceros.net.
Apr. 13-18 — Les Voiles de St. Barth. If you can sail, there's a decent chance you can get on a boat. Info, www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com.
Apr. 15-21 — Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. There are often good opportunities to crew in the Classic. Info, www.antiguaclassics.com.
Apr. 25-May 1 — Antigua Sailing Week, the granddaddy of all great tropical sailing weeks. Info, www.sailingweek.com.
June 19-20 — Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous, hosted by Latitude 38, Tahiti Tourisme and other South Pacific partners, with cocktail parties, a sailing rally to Moorea, Polynesian music and dance performances, and cruiser participation in traditional Tahitian sports. Info, www.pacificpuddlejump.com.
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