Feb. 28-Apr. 6 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain's California schedule includes 3/2: Antioch; 3/4-12: Sausalito; 3/14-30: Redwood City; and 4/1-6: San Francisco. Info and tickets, (800) 200-5239 or www.historicalseaport.org.
Mar. 1 — Pacific Puddle Jump Send-off Party, Balboa YC, Panama, 12-4 p.m. Info, www.pacificpuddlejump.com.
Mar. 1 — Sail a Small Boat Day at Richmond YC. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free boat rides; free hot dog lunch. Info, Greg Pfeiffer, (707) 548-8281, www.richmondyc.org.
Mar. 1 — North Sails Sausalito Open House, 11 a.m. Meet the team; food & drinks. Info, (415) 339-3000.
Mar. 1, Apr. 5 — Chantey Sing aboard Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco, 8-12 p.m. Dress warmly; bring a mug for hot cider served from the ship's galley. Free. Info, www.nps.gov/safr. Reservation required, (415) 561-7171.
Mar. 2 — Mariners Sunday, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, 10 a.m. Ecumenical service dedicated to mariners with StFYC Sons of the Sea Chorus singing traditional nautical hymns. Info, www.stlukepres.org. Followed by brunch at Loch Lomond YC; reservations, (415) 707-0924. Going by boat? Contact Ken of LLYC at (707) 799-4057.
Mar. 2, 16, 23 — Petticoat Progressives, Playgrounds, and the Birth of Aquatic Park: 1909-1939, 3 p.m. SF Maritime Museum. Info, (415) 447-5000 or www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 2-30 — Veterans Go Sailing, every Sunday, 10 a.m., followed by Sunday Sail, noon, at Pier 40 in San Francisco, courtesy of BAADS. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org.
Mar. 3-31 — San Diego's South Bay Sea Scouts meet at Chula Vista Marina aboard the schooner Bill of Rights on Mondays at 6 p.m. Sea Scouts is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for guys and gals ages 13-20. Nate, (717) 654-3797 or .
Mar. 5-9 — San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, inspiring people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders on film. Info, www.oceanfilmfest.org.
Mar. 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 www.stfyc.com.
Mar. 7 — Pacific Puddle Jump Send-off Party at Vallarta YC in Paradise Village Marina, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, 3-6 p.m. Info, www.pacificpuddlejump.com.
Mar. 8 — Roaring '20s Party at Oyster Point YC in South San Francisco, 5 p.m. Big band, dinner and dance. $40. RSVP by 3/7 to (650) 873-5166 or .
Mar. 8 — Spring Series on Folsom Lake cancelled due to low water level; BBQ at the FLYC clubhouse instead, 11 a.m. (3/22 & 3/29 TBD.) Info, www.flyc.org.
Mar. 9 — Spring forward: Daylight Saving Time begins!
Mar. 12 — Singlehanded TransPac race seminar 'Communications at Sea' at Oakland YC, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Info, www.sfbaysss.org.
Mar. 12, 14 — Stretching at Sea workshop for cruisers by Pat Henry at La Cruz Marina in Banderas Bay, Mexico. Free intro class 3/11. $95 per person/$145 per couple includes DVD. Info, www.pat-henry.com/organicstretching.
Mar. 13 — Amateur Radio class, Petaluma, 9 a.m-3 p.m. Cram Tech or General class/exam. $25. Registration required. Repeats on 4/12. Dale (707) 762-9414 or .
Mar. 13 — Are you a single boatowner needing crew? The Single Sailors Association has crew to help sail your boat. Monthly meeting at Ballena Bay YC in Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Info, www.singlesailors.org or (510) 239-7245.
Mar. 13 — Club Nautique's Winter Seminar Series continues with 'Coastal Tides Explained' by Kame Richards in Alameda, and concludes on 3/27 with 'Cruising with Club Nautique's Captain & Admiral' by Don & Judy in Sausalito, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 members/$15 non-members. (510) 865-4700 or www.clubnautique.net.
Mar. 13 — In-the-water liferaft training class by Sal's Inflatable Services, 3:30-5 p.m. at Golden Gate YC, $29 if you reserve by 3/5, $39 after. Reservations & info, (510) 522-1824.
Mar. 13 — Latitude 38's Spring Crew List Party at Golden Gate YC, 6-9 p.m. $5 for ages 25 and under (with ID)! $7 for the rest of us (cash only please). Info, www.latitude38.com.
Mar. 15 — Laserpalooza III at Alameda Community Sailing Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Laser demo rides, racing clinic, rigging and boat repair demos, raffle and BBQ lunch. Free. Info, Ryan, (510) 421-2914 or Nick, (415) 601-7483.
Mar. 16 — Go for a sail under the full moon on a Sunday night.
Mar. 16 — Pacific Offshore Academy prep seminar #4 at Richmond YC, 8 a.m. Perfect for anyone planning to sail to Hawaii, especially in the Pacific Cup. Free for Pac Cup skippers, $18 for others. Pre-registration strongly advised! Info, www.pacificcup.org.
Mar. 16, Apr. 13 — Open House/Introductory Sails at Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Info, www.cal-sailing.org.
Mar. 17 — Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Mar. 20 — First day of spring.
Mar. 21 — North U. Varsity Match Racing Clinic with Dave Perry at San Diego YC. Capped at 40 sailors! $50 includes coaching, video debriefs, use of boats, dinner, and course materials. Free for coaches. Info, www.sdyc.org/varsityclinic.
Mar. 22 — Maritime Crafts for Kids ages 3-12 aboard the ark houseboat on Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco, 3-3:45 p.m. Info, (415) 447-5000 or www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 25, 29 — Heroines at Sea: Adventures of Whaling Wives, aboard Balclutha at Hyde St. Pier, 3 p.m. Free-$5. Info, (415) 447-5000 or www.nps.gov/safr.
Mar. 25-May 6 — USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship Course at USCG Station SF on Yerba Buena Island, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9 p.m. $65 includes materials. Pre-registration required; limited to first 25 paid students. Info, .
Mar. 29 — Suddenly in Command USCG Auxiliary safety course at West Marine San Jose, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $15 + $5 deposit. Reserve your space at (408) 246-1147.
Apr. 5 — Shields Intro Clinic. MPYC, www.mpyc.org.
Apr. 6 — Berkeley YC Swap Meet and Safety Day. Info, www.berkeleyyc.org.
Apr. 10-13 — Strictly Sail Pacific at Jack London Square. Info, www.strictlysailpacific.com.
Apr. 11 — Eric Stone in concert at Oakland YC, 8 p.m., $10, or $40 with dinner. RSVP to Elaine, (510) 522-6868.
Apr. 15-16 — Tides on SF Bay by Kame Richards at the Bay Model in Sausalito, 7 p.m. $15. Reservations a must; or call (408) 263-7877.
Apr. 22-May 8 — Ham Radio Class for Cruisers to prepare for Amateur Radio Technician License Exam, at Oakland YC, 7-10 p.m. Register by 4/8. Info, www.oaklandyachtclub.net.
Apr. 27 — Opening Day on the Bay, the official "start" of San Francisco's boating season. PICYA, www.picya.org.
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Feb. 28-Mar. 2 — Team Race 101. Friday night classroom, Saturday on the water, Sunday Scrimmage. Info, www.stfyc.org.
Mar. 1 — John Pitcher Memorial Race. CPYC, Tom Fedyna, www.cpyc.com.
Mar. 1 — Long Distance #1. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org.
Mar. 1-2 — Appleton High School Regatta on Richardson Bay. Info, SFYC Youth Office, (415) 435-9525, www.sfyc.org.
Mar. 1-2 — Jeremy McIntyre Team Race, Stanford & Cal Team Race at UC Berkeley. Info, www.pccscracing.org.
Mar. 1-2 — SCYA E.E. Manning Regatta. Alamitos Bay YC, www.abyc.org.
Mar. 2 — Whales Chase. BBYC, www.bbyc.org.
Mar. 7-9 — Harbor Cup Keelboat Interconference, hosted by Cal Maritime Academy at Los Angeles YC and sailed in Catalina 37s. Info, www.pccscracing.org.
Mar. 8, Apr. 12 — Santana 22 Team Racing. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Mar. 8, Apr. 12 — Mercury Series #1. EYC, www.encinal.org.
Mar. 8 — Londerville Cup. HMBYC, www.hmbyc.org.
Mar. 8-9 — Big Daddy Regatta, with drop-mark racing on Saturday and a pursuit race around Angel Island and Alcatraz in either direction on Sunday. RYC, www.richmondyc.org.
Mar. 8-9 — Spring Dinghy. If your boat's too small for Big Daddy, this may be your regatta. StFYC, www.stfyc.org.
Mar. 9, Apr. 6 — Spring PHRF. MPYC, www.mpyc.org.
Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 5-6 — Spring Series Races #1-4. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org.
Mar. 14 — Guadalupe Island Race, a 582-mile biennial single- or doublehanded race from Marina del Rey to Baja's Guadalupe Island and back. Info, www.pssala.com.
Mar. 14-16 — San Diego NOOD Regatta, SDYC/Coronado YC. The usual one design buoy racing; plus the new North Rally Race for PHRF boats, which welcomes those new to racing. Info, www.sailingworld.com/nood-regattas/san-diego.
Mar. 15 — Rites of Spring for single- and doublehanders plus all-female full crews. OYC, www.oaklandyachtclub.net.
Mar. 15, Apr. 12 — Doublehanded Long Distance. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org.
Mar. 15-16 — Spring Keel and One Design Regatta. StFYC, www.stfyc.org.
Mar. 16 — Warm-up Race. Non-spinnaker racing out of Sausalito's Fort Baker. PresYC, www.presidioyachtclub.org.
Mar. 22 — 35th Annual Doublehanded Farallones. BAMA, www.sfbama.org.
Mar. 22 — Small Boat Races #1. EYC, www.encinal.org.
Mar. 22 — Lefler Race. MPYC, www.mpyc.org.
Mar. 22-23 — Laser Midwinters Warmup Regatta. SFYC, www.sfyc.org.
Mar. 22-23 — NorCal High School Champs at StFYC. Info, www.stfyc.com.
Mar. 23 — Jaws Pursuit Race, with starts and finishes off the SYC deck. SYC, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org.
Mar. 26-29 — Farr 40 Midwinter Championship in San Pedro. Cabrillo YC, www.farr40.org.
Mar. 28-30 — Laser Midwinters West, hosted by RYC, Info, www.laser.org.
Mar. 29 — SSS Corinthian Race, a Bay tour starting and finishing at CYC. Info, www.sfbaysss.org.
Mar. 29-30 — San Francisco Cup. SFYC, www.sfyc.org.
Mar. 29-30 — One Design Champs. CYC, www.cyc.org.
Mar. 29-30 — St. Francis/North Designate interconference collegiate regatta, StFYC. Info, www.pccscracing.org.
Mar. 29-30 — America's Schooner Cup on San Diego Bay, with a concert on Sunday. Benefits the Navy-Marine Relief Society. Silver Gate YC, www.sgyc.org.
Mar. 30 — Spring 1 & 2 One Design. MPYC, www.mpyc.org.
Mar. 30 — Champion of Champions. CYC, www.cyc.org.
Apr. 5 — Doublehanded Lightship, a fund-raiser for United Cerebral Palsy. IYC, www.iyc.org.
Apr. 5 — Masters Match Race Series hosted by StFYC. Info, www.stfyc.com.
Apr. 5 — Summer #1. SeqYC, www.sequoiayc.org.
Apr. 5 — KBSC Series #1 on Clear Lake. www.kbsail.com.
Apr. 5-6 — J/Fest. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Apr. 5-6 — Harken Opti Challenge #2 on the Berkeley Circle. SFYC, www.sfyc.org.
Apr. 6 — Andy Byrd Memorial Race. CPYC, www.cpyc.com.
Apr. 12 — North Bay Series #1. VYC, www.vyc.org.
Apr. 12 — Don Wan Regatta. TYC, www.tyc.org.
Apr. 12-13 — Resin Regatta. SFYC, www.sfyc.org.
Apr. 12-13 — Rollo Wheeler Regatta. Buoy racing on Saturday, pursuit race on Sunday. BYC, www.berkeleyyc.org.
Apr. 12-13 — USMRC Qualifier. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Apr. 12-13 — Big Dinghy. RYC, www.richmondyc.org.
Apr. 12-13 — Laser & 5o5 Regatta. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Apr. 13 — Estuary Cup. EYC, www.encinal.org.
Apr. 19 — Full Crew Farallones Race. OYRA, www.yra.org.
Apr. 26-27 — The Great Vallejo Race kicks off the YRA's Party Circuit a week earlier than usual. Includes Saturday's race to VYC followed by a big raft-up and party, and Sunday's race from VYC to the North Bay. Info, www.yra.org.
June 28 — The Singlehanded TransPac departs San Francisco Bay for Hanalei Bay. Info, www.sfbaysss.org.
July 6-12 — The Pacific Cup departs San Francisco Bay for Kaneohe Bay. Info, www.pacificcup.org.
Remaining Midwinter Races
AQUATIC CENTER WINTER RACING CLUB — Capri 14.2s: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16. Info, www.ShorelineLake.com.
BENICIA YC — Frostbite Series: 3/8. Info, (707) 746-6600 or www.beniciayachtclub.com.
BAY VIEW BC — Midwinter Madness: 3/8. Info, (408) 210-0517 or www.bayviewboatclub.org.
BERKELEY YC — Chowder Races: Sundays through March. Patrick, (415) 328-2819 or www.berkeleyyc.org.
CAL SAILING CLUB — Year-round Sunday morning dinghy races, intraclub only, typically in Laser Bahias and JY15s. Info, www.cal-sailing.org.
ELKHORN YC — Frostbite Series: 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5. Info, (831) 724-3875 or www.elkhornyc.com.
ENCINAL YC — Jack Frost Series: 3/15. Jim, (510) 332-1045, or www.encinal.org.
GOLDEN GATE YC — Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series: 3/1. Info, (916) 215-4566 or www.ggyc.com.
LAKE MERRITT SC — Robinson Memorial Series: 3/9. Mark, (925) 245-0287.
ISLAND YC — Estuary Midwinters: 3/9. John, (510) 521-2980, or www.iyc.org.
OAKLAND YC — Sunday Brunch Series: 3/2. Jim,
RICHMOND YC — Opti Midwinters: 3/1. Small Boat Midwinters: 3/2. Info, www.richmondyc.org. Laser Sundays: 3/16, 3/23. Info, rycsunday.myfleet.org.
SANTA CRUZ YC — Midwinters: 3/15. Info, (831) 425-0690 or www.scyc.org.
SANTA ROSA SC — Winter Series: 2/15. Info, www.santarosasailingclub.org.
SAUSALITO YC — Sunday Midwinters: 3/2. Dave, (415) 302-7084 or www.sausalitoyachtclub.org.
SEQUOIA YC — Winter Series: 3/15. Redwood Cup: 3/29. Info, www.sequoiayc.org.
SOUTH BEACH YC — Island Fever Midwinters: 3/15. Info, www.southbeachyc.org.
TIBURON YC — Midwinters, revised schedule: 3/8, 3/29. Rob, www.tyc.org.
VALLEJO YC — Tiny Robbins Midwinters: 3/22. Info, www.vyc.org or (707) 643-1254.
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In the Tropics
Mar. 6-9 — St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Serious fun, with parties every night. Info, www.heinekenregatta.com.
Mar. 15-Apr. 12 — Cruisers Rally to El Salvador. Start anywhere, cruise with a group of your own making, and travel at your own pace. $66. Info, www.elsalvadorrally.com.
Mar. 11-15 — Banderas Bay Regatta was started by cruisers for cruisers. The balmy weather and consistent March winds make the protected Banderas Bay the ideal sailing venue. It's the perfect time and place to have family and friends fly down to join you in the tropics. Hosted by Vallarta YC in Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta. Info, www.banderasbayregatta.com.
Mar. 13-22 — Puerto Vallarta Race. Biennial 1,000-mile slide from San Deigo to PV. A feeder race for MEXORC. Info, www.sdyc.org/pv.
Mar. 23-29 — MEXORC, Puerto Vallarta. Buoy racing and distance races on Banderas Bay. Info, www.mexorc.com.mx.
Mar. 19-22 — The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous at the Costa Smeralda YC in Gorda Sound, BVI, just a winch handle's throw from the Bitter End YC and all the charterboat moorings in Virgin Gorda's North Sound. Info, www.superyachtregattaandrendezvous.com.
Mar. 31-Apr. 6 — BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, Nanny Cay, Tortola. One of the Caribbean's best regattas, which includes a huge bareboat fleet. A great way to spend a week-long charter. Info, www.bvispringregatta.org.
Mar. 27-30 — St. Barths Bucket. Yachting World has called this "the greatest sailing spectacle in the world." Imagine 40 invited yachts from 100 to 289 feet going at it in three races in the spectacular open waters of the Caribbean. At night, almost all the boats line up on one quay to party, party, party, French Caribbean-style. The fleet is big enough that you may already know somebody on a boat, and therefore have a decent shot at getting a ride. Info, www.bucketregattas.com/stbarths.
Apr. 14-19 — Les Voiles de St. Barth. This is sort of a St. Barths Bucket for boats shorter than 120 feet. It offers the same great sailing as the Bucket with even more French Caribbean-style partying. If you can sail, there's a decent chance you can get on a boat. Info, www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com.
Apr. 17-22 — Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Great classic boats, great racing, and great fun at a terrific historical site. Good opportunities to crew in the Classic are available. Info, www.antiguaclassics.com.
Apr. 25-27 — Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, aka N2E. More than 130 boats are entered in this 125-mile race! Info, www.newporttoensenada.com.
Apr. 26-May 2 — Antigua Sailing Week is the granddaddy of all great sailing weeks in the tropics. Like us, she's gotten more mellow with age. Info, www.sailingweek.com.
May 2-4 — Loreto Fest, organized by Hidden Port YC. This classic Baja event, started to clean up Puerto Escondido, draws a very large crowd of cruisers and land-travellers for lots of activities on and off the water. The goals are to have fun and raise lots of money for local Mexican charities. Info, www.hiddenportyachtclub.com.
May 7-12 — Tahiti Pearl Regatta. An interisland regatta where local sailors race and party with cruisers and bare-boaters. Courses are run around the Raiatea-Tahaa lagoon, to Bora Bora, and back. Nightly parties, Polynesian music and dancing. Info, www.tahitipearlregatta.org.pf.
June 28-30 — Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous, hosted by Latitude 38 and Tahiti Tourisme. Celebrate your successful arrival in French Polynesia and enjoy long-established Polynesian cultural traditions in music, dance, sport and cuisine. Info, www.pacificpuddlejump.com.
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