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Mar. 1 — Sail under the full moon on a Thursday.

Mar. 1 — Corinthian YC Speaker Series presents Matthew Brown, (Winning) the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic (Rowing). Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free but RSVP to (415) 435-4771.

Mar. 1-Apr. 8Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Ventura through 3/6; Redwood City, 3/9-15; Oakland, 3/17-25; Antioch, 3/27-31; and Crescent City, 4/7-8. Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

Mar. 2-4 — Match Racing Clinic with Dave Perry on J/22s at SFYC. For youth 14-18. $75. Info,

Mar. 3 — Sail a Small Boat Day, Richmond YC, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free rides on a variety of boats and craft, free hot dogs. Expect to get wet! Info,

Mar. 3, 15, 17, 30, 31, Apr. 5, 7, 14 — Dockwalker volunteer training. 3/3: Loch Lomond YC, San Rafael, 9-11:45 a.m.; 3/15: Sequoia YC, Redwood City, 6:30-8:40 p.m.; 3/17: Vallejo YC, 1-3:30 p.m.; 3/30: USCG Recruiting Center, Oxnard, 1-3:30 p.m.; 3/31: Del Rey YC, Marina del Rey, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; 4/5: Oakland YC, Alameda, 7-8:30 p.m.; 4/7: Bodega Marine Lab, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; 4/14: Silver Gate YC, San Diego, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Info,

Mar. 3, Apr. 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.

Mar. 3-31 — 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

Mar. 4 — Mariner's Sunday, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, San Rafael, 10 a.m. Interfaith service with StFYC Sons of the Sea Chorus singing traditional nautical hymns. Info, Brunch available at Loch Lomond YC; call Donna, (415) 492-0472. To come to LLYC by boat, call Christine, (415) 454-7228.

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

Mar. 5 — Big Fish Meet & Greet, Hidden Vine, San Francisco. 5-7:30 p.m. Drinks & light appetizers with Ocean Conservancy CEO Janis Searle Jones and chief scientist George Leonard. Info, (800) 519-1541 or

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. 7 — Corinthian YC Speaker Series presents Liz Baylis, What Is Blind Match Racing and How Does It Work? Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free but RSVP to (415) 435-4771.

Mar. 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,

Mar. 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.

Mar. 8, Apr. 12 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Mar. 8-11 — International Ocean Film Festival. Most films screen at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, with additional programs on Sunday at the Roxie Theater, S.F., and Lark Theater, Larkspur. Info,

Mar. 8-11 — Sacramento Boat Show, Cal Expo. Info,

Mar. 9 — Spaulding Marine Center in Sausalito and the Latitude 38 Movie Club present Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) starring Clark Gable. 7 p.m. Free. Info,

Mar. 10 — Women's History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month programs on Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Mar. 11 — Spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.

Mar. 11, Apr. 7 — Open House/Intro Sailboat Rides, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. April's event coincides with the Berkeley Bay Festival. Info,

Mar. 15 — BCDC meeting to consider cease and desist order against Wespoint Harbor in Redwood City. Bay Area Metro Center, San Francisco, 1 p.m. Info, and

Mar. 16-18 — Potter Yachter Fest with St. Patrick's dinners Friday and Saturday, Peninsula YC, Redwood City. Trailer sailors welcome. Ed, (650) 771-1945.

Mar. 17 — St. Patrick's Day.

Mar. 17 — Blue Room Lecture Series: Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish? Maritime Labor and the Environment in Melville's Moby-Dick, with Amy Parsons, associate professor at Cal Maritime. Maritime Museum, San Francisco, 1 p.m. Free. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Mar. 20 — Vernal Equinox.

Mar. 20 — Racing Rules of Sailing with Beccie Mendenhall at HMBYC, Princeton, 6 p.m. Info,

Mar. 31 — Sail under the second Blue Moon of the year, on a Saturday. Sorry, no eclipse.

Apr. 1 — Easter Sunday.

Apr. 8 — Swap Meet & Open House, Berkeley YC, 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seller spaces $20. Club tours. Info, (510) 843-9292 or

Apr. 12 — Corinthian YC Speaker Series presents Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Cloudy with a Chance of Joy. Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free but RSVP to (415) 435-4771.

Apr. 14 — Women in the Wind, Stockton SC. For women only: veterans, active duty, first responders and wives. Classroom and in-the-water workshop. $60; pre-register by 3/31. Info, or

Apr. 14 or 15 — Advanced Safety at Sea (Hands-on), Encinal YC. $200. Prerequisite: 8-hour Safety at Sea Seminar. Pat, (925) 407-5507 or

Apr. 14-15 — Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival, Westside Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12-$14. Info,

Apr. 19-22 — Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show and Marine Sports Expo, Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond. Info,

Apr. 22 — Opening Day on the Bay. Theme: Nations on the Bay. PICYA,

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Mar. 3 — Mercury Series #1 on the Estuary. EYC,

Mar. 3 — Long Distance #1. SSC,

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

Mar. 3 — John Pitcher Race. CPYC,

Mar. 3, 17 — Spring Series. FLYC,

Mar. 3, 31, Apr. 7 — Singlehanded/Doublehanded Races. SeqYC,

Mar. 9-10 — Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup/Cal Maritime Invitational Collegiate Regatta. Info,

Mar. 10 — Santana 22 Team Racing in Santa Cruz. Info,

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

Mar. 10-11 — California Dreamin' Invitational Series, sailed in J/22s. StFYC,

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

Mar. 11, 25, Apr. 8 — Spring Series Races #1-3. SSC,

Mar. 14 — Wednesday Night Races begin in Santa Cruz. SCYC,

Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18 — 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 — Rosenblum Regatta. SFYC,

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

Mar. 17, Apr. 14 — Small Boat Solar Series. EYC,

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 in Redwood City. PYSF,

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

Mar. 21-24 — Farr 40 West Coast Championship, Cabrillo Beach YC, San Pedro. Info,

Mar. 23-25 — Laser Midwinters West in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara YC,

Mar. 24 — Doublehanded Farallones, with shorter courses available: Race to the Sea, Race to the Bar, Race to the Sea Buoy or Race to the Weather Buoy. BAMA,

Mar. 24 — Jaws Pursuit Race in Sausalito. SYC,

Mar. 24 — SF Pelican Races, Lake Merritt, Oakland. Info,

Mar. 24 — Club Championship Series. CYC,

Mar. 24-25 — Spring Dinghy for 5O5, C420, Nacra 15, I-14, Laser and Radial classes. StFYC,

Mar. 29-31 — Nacra 15 Midwinters West & Youth World Qualifier in Long Beach. Alamitos Bay YC,

Mar. 30 — Friday Night Races begin in Berkeley. BYC,

Mar. 30 — Friday Night Grillers Series begins in Alameda. BBYC,

Mar. 30-Apr. 1 — 50th annual Southern Straits race. West Vancouver YC, (604) 921-7575 or

Mar. 31 — Sadie Hawkins Race for women skippers on the Estuary. IYC,

Mar. 31 — Trans-Folsom Challenge. FLYC,

Mar. 31 — Champion of Champions Regatta in Santa Cruz. SCYC,

Apr. 6-8 — Etchells Midwinters West, Coronado Roads, San Diego. SDYC,

Apr. 7 — Bullship Race for adult El Toro sailors from Sausalito to the San Francisco Marina. No, really, they do this. SYC/RYC,

Apr. 7 — Doublehanded Lightship. IYC,

Apr. 7 — America's Schooner Cup Charity Regatta in San Diego, a fundraiser for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Silver Gate YC,

Apr. 7 — Classic Boat Invitational Series #1. SYC,

Apr. 7 — Carmiggelt/NorCal Series #2 for Mercurys, hosted by EYC on the Estuary. Info,

Apr. 7 — Andy Byrd Memorial Pursuit Race. CPYC,

Apr. 7 — Don Wan Regatta. TYC,

Apr. 7 — North Bay Series #1. VYC,

Apr. 7-8 — J/Fest for J/120, J/111, J/105, J/70, J/24 and J/22 classes. StFYC,

Apr. 7-8 — Opti Harken Series #2. SFYC,

Apr. 7-8 — California Dreamin' Invitational Series concludes, sailing in Catalina 37s. LBYC,

Apr. 7-8 — NWICSA Rainier Cup collegiate regatta on the Columbia River Gorge. CGRA,

Apr. 8 — Estuary Cup. EYC,

Apr. 13-15 — Ficker Cup. LBYC,

Apr. 14 — SSS Round the Rocks for singlehanders and doublehanders. Skippers' meeting 4/11 at IYC. Info,

Apr. 14 — South Bay Interclub #1. IYC,

Apr. 14 — Summer #1. SeqYC,

Apr. 14 — Commodore's Cup. BVBC,

Apr. 14 — Commodore's Regatta. SCYC,

Apr. 14-15 — Resin Regatta. SFYC,

Apr. 14-15 — Wheeler Regatta. BYC,

Apr. 14-15 — Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake. FLYC,

Apr. 14-15 — San Francisco Cup Challenge. StFYC,

Apr. 15 — Baxter-Judson Series Race. PresYC,

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

BENICIA YC — Frost Bite Series: 3/3. Dan,

BERKELEY YC — Chowder Races: Casual beer-can-style races every Sunday through March. Info,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RICHMOND YC — Small Boat Midwinters (Sundays): 3/4. Optis & El Toro Green Fleet (Saturdays): 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: 3/17. Info,

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

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

SEQUOIA YC — Winter Series: 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: 3/17. Info,

TIBURON YC — Midwinters: 3/3. Info,

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

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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. 8 — Pacific Puddle Jump Sendoff Party/Tahiti Bon Voyage, Balboa YC, Pacific side of the Panama Canal, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with Latitude editor Andy Turpin, Tahiti's Stephanie Betz and reps from marine businesses in Fiji and Tonga. Info,

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

Mar. 9-14 — MEXORC. Info,

Mar. 10 — Pacific Puddle Jump Sendoff Party/Tahiti Bon Voyage, Shelter Bay Marina, Caribbean side of the Panama Canal, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with Latitude editor Andy Turpin, Tahiti's Stephanie Betz and reps from marine businesses in Fiji and Tonga. 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. 12-15 — Bay Fest, La Paz. Sailboat race, seminars, workshops, games, sports, chili cook-off, wine tasting, dinners, music, raffle. Club Cruceros,

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. Celebrates the arrival of the Pacific Puddle Jump fleet with traditional music, dance, cuisine and sports. Info,

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

June 30-July 4 — Vic-Maui International Yacht Race starts in Victoria, BC. Info,

June 24-July 1 — Optimist North Americans. Vallarta YC,

July 9-13 — Pacific Cup starts. PCYC,

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