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Oct. 1-8 — Fleet Week. Military ships, Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, much more. Info,

Oct. 3-31 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series, StFYC, 11:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch and a dynamic speaker each week for about $25. All YCs' members welcome. Info,

Oct. 5, 6, 7, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 — Sailing on 1891 scow schooner Alma, Hyde St. Pier, San Francisco, 12:30-4 p.m. $20-$40. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Oct. 6, Nov. 3 — 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. 6-27 — Small Boat Sailing, 9:30 a.m., and sailing for veterans and their families, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 orr

Oct. 7-28 — Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Oct. 8-26 — Fab Lab, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. Every Friday night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Brooke Marino. $50. Info, (415) 332-3721 or

Oct. 11, 18, 25 — Women and Woodworking, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. Info, (415) 332-3721 or

Oct. 11, Nov. 8 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Oct. 11-14 — Westsail Why Knot Cruise Out, Two Harbors, Catalina Island. Info,

Oct. 12 — US Sailing Stakeholder Summit, St. Francis YC, San Francisco, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Round table between sailing leaders and US Sailing board members. $40-65 includes lunch. Info,

Oct. 12-14 — Yacht Fest Boat Show, Marina Village, Alameda, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New & used boats, boat rides, seminars, food, music, vendors. Free. Info,

Oct. 12-14 — Yacht Fest Boat Show, Marina Village, Alameda, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New & used boats, boat rides, seminars, food, music, vendors. Free. Info,

Oct. 13 — USCGA About Boating Safely course, South Beach Harbor Community Room, San Francisco, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Qualifies students for CA Boating Card. $35. Register by 10/10. Dave, (415) 205-0687 or

Oct. 13 — US Powerboating Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling, Treasure Island Sailing Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Charter or BYO boat. Info,

Oct. 13 — Float the Boat(Shop), Gig Harbor Marina, WA, 5 p.m. Celebration of Gig Harbor BoatShop's 10th anniversary. Dinner, drinks, dancing, storytelling. $40. RSVP by 10/5,

Oct. 13-14 — 24-Hour Moby-Dick Reading Marathon, Maritime Museum, San Francisco, noon-noon. Free. Info, or

Oct. 13-Jan. 15 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain return to California. 10/13-14: Jack London Square, Oakland. 10/16-11/1: Antioch. 10/24-11/6: LW, Half Moon Bay. 11/7-11/26: LW, Monterey. 11/1-11/24: HC, Sacramento. Dockside tours, $5; ticketed sails. Info, (800) 200-5239 or

Oct. 14 — Leukemia Cup Poker Run between five S.F. Bay yacht clubs. $250 includes one poker hand, swag, BBQ & drink ticket for post-run awards party at CYC. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info,

Oct. 14, Nov. 11 — Open House/Intro Sailboat Rides, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. CSC,

Oct. 16, 1928 — The National 14, one of the most competitive British racing dinghy classes, was granted international status by the International Yacht Racing Union, the forerunner of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), now known as World Sailing.

Oct. 20 — Welcome Cruisers Potluck BBQ, Downwind Marine, San Diego. Vendor fair, all-day storewide sale. Info,

Oct. 20 — State Boaters Card class, Elkhorn YC, Moss Landing, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Followed by an Advanced Coastal Cruising class, 1-2:30 p.m. Wayne, (831) 724-3875 or

Oct. 20, 27 — Haunted Tales, aboard Star of India, San Diego Maritime Museum. Storytelling tours start every 15 minutes, 6-9:15 p.m. $8-$18. Info,

Oct. 22 — SailMail Communications workshop, Point Loma Assembly Hall, San Diego, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Jim & Sue Corenman. $50/person or $75/couple cash or check at the door. Info/RVSP,

Oct. 22 — On Cruising Mexico seminar with Dick Markie of Paradise Village. At Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Mexican prizes. Info,

Oct. 23 — Damage Control/How to Deal with Boat Issues at Sea seminar with Bruce Brown, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Oct. 24 — Insurance Needs for Boat and Health seminar with Deanne Amancio and Arno Chrispeels, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Oct. 24 — Full moon on a Wednesday.

Oct. 25 — Current Offshore Communications for Cruising seminar with Ret. Cmdr. Terry Sparks, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Oct. 26 — Icom M802 Operation seminar presented by Ret. Cmdr. Terry Sparks, Point Loma Assembly Hall, San Diego, 9 a.m.-noon. $38/first member of vessel; $25/additional crew. Info,

Oct. 26 — What's New for Cruising Mexico seminar with Capt. Pat Rains, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Oct. 27 — Pacific Puddle Jump Seminar, West Marine, San Diego, 5-7 p.m. Info,

Oct. 28 — Baja Ha-Ha Kick-Off Halloween Costume Party and BBQ, West Marine parking lot, San Diego. Co-hosted by West Marine and Mexico Tourism. Skipper and first mate get T-shirts, hats, tote bags, souvenirs and a free Mexican 'tune-up' dinner. Dinner/drinks for additional crew: $10 each. Info,

Oct. 29 — Parade to the start of the Baja Ha-Ha Cruising Rally, Harbor Island/Shelter Island, San Diego, 9-11 a.m. Info,

Oct. 29 — Suddenly in Command! Contingency Plans for the Crew, with Dianna Jones Simons, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Oct. 29-Nov. 10 — Silver Anniversary Baja Ha-Ha Cruising Rally, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, with stops in Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. $345-$395 per boat. Info,

Oct. 30 — Update of Current Charts & Passage Making seminar with Capt. Ann Kinner, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Oct. 31 — Halloween.

Nov. 1 — Maintaining Your Outboard while Cruising Mexico seminar with Tom Teevin, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Nov. 1, 1978 — Tom Tenny wrote this letter, published in the November 1978 issue of Latitude 38:
I have a suggestion. When writing about a boat in your letters from sailors and your regular articles, why not ALWAYS mention the (make) name and size of boat. Example: Vol. 7, October,—What make and size of boat is the Kachina?
Tom — Fine idea. Kachina is a Alberg 35 by Pearson.

Nov. 2 — Provisioning and Food Preservation for Cruising seminar with chef Melanie Cady, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info,

Nov. 4 — Fall back one hour for Standard Time.

Nov. 10 — Blue Room Lecture Series presents Mariners and the Eastern Pacific: the Cycle of Seafaring from Sail to Steam, San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1 p.m. Free. Info, (415) 447-5000 or

Nov. 11 — Take a veteran sailing.

Nov. 11 — Hausmann Quartet classical music concert, aboard Berkeley, San Diego Maritime Museum, 4 p.m. $10-$50. Info/tickets, (619) 432-2314 or

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Oct. 5 — San Diego to Ensenada (aka Little Ensenada) Race. SWYC,

Oct. 5-7 — Express 27 Nationals. SFYC,

Oct. 5-7 — Wylie Wabbit Nationals, including a distance race. RYC,

Oct. 5-7 — Olympic Classes Regatta for Finns, Stars, Lasers, Radials, 29ers and I420s; plus Snipe NAs in San Diego. Info,

Oct. 6 — North Bay Series. VYC,

Oct. 6 — Jerry O'Grady Race. CPYC,

Oct. 6, Nov. 3 — Fall Races. SSC,

Oct. 6-7 — Sportboat Invitational/Multihull Regatta. RYC,

Oct. 7 — El Toro Stampede. RYC,

Oct. 7 — Avila Cup Series & Small Boat Cup Series on San Luis Obispo Bay. San Luis YC,

Oct. 7 — Fall One Design 4, 5 & 6. MPYC,

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 — Chowder Series. BYC,

Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4 — Coronado 15 Sailing & Racing. HMBYC,

Oct. 10-14 — Nations Cup Grand Final, match racing in J/22s. StFYC,

Oct. 13 — Oktoberfest. OYC,

Oct. 13 — Twin Island Race #3 concludes the series. SYC,

Oct. 13 — Joan Storer Regatta Memorial Regatta for women and coed crews. TYC,

Oct. 13 — Buoy Series, Clear Lake. KBSC,

Oct. 13 — RYC Intraclub #4. RYC,

Oct. 13 Corkscrew Slough Regatta for El Toros. Larry, (650) 888-2324 or

Oct. 13-14 — Fall Classic. SFYC,

Oct. 13-14 — Sea Otter High School Regatta. MPYC,

Oct. 18-19 — Kilroy Realty Pro/Am Invitational. StFYC,

Oct. 18-21 — Extreme Sailing Series returns to San Diego, with a race village and spectating on Harbor Island. Info,

Oct. 19-21 — International Masters Regatta in San Diego. Info,

Oct. 20 — Mercury Homecoming Regatta. Moved from Sausalito due to lack of a hoist, now to be hosted by RYC. Info,

Oct. 20 — San Francisco Pelican Races hosted by HMBYC. Info,

Oct. 20 — Perkins Challenge, hosted by StFYC. Corporate teams will sail in J/22s. Info,

Oct. 20 — Jessica Cup for classic boats over 30-ft LOD, Birds and a Spirit of Tradition class. StFYC,

Oct. 20 — Red Bra Regatta women's regatta. SBYC,

Oct. 20 — Fall One Design #3. SCYC,

Oct. 20 — Championship Series. CYC,

Oct. 20-21 — Vallejo 1-2, the final races of the SSS season. Skippers' meeting 10/17 at IYC. SSS,

Oct. 21 — Leukemia Cup Regatta, hosted by CYC. Info,

Oct. 21 — Fall PHRF 4 & 5. MPYC,

Oct. 26-28 — San Diego's 104th Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup, with 12 races for 12 teams in a rotation of J/105s. Host SDYC is the defender. Info,

Oct. 27 — Red Rock Regatta. TYC,

Oct. 27 — Pumpkin Roundup. HMBYC,

Oct. 27 — Commodore's Cup. KBSC,

Oct. 27 — Round the Island. SFYC,

Oct. 27-28 — Great Pumpkin Regatta, with buoy racing and a Día de los Muertos-themed Halloween party on Saturday, and a pursuit race on Sunday. RYC,

Oct. 27-28 — Fall Dinghy Regatta. StFYC,

Oct. 27-28 — Rum Runner Race. SDYC,

Oct. 28 — Crew's Revenge. MPYC,

Nov. 3 — Midwinter #1. GGYC,

Nov. 3 — Jack Frost Midwinters. EYC,

Nov. 3 — Tiny Robbins Midwinter Series begins. VYC,

Nov. 3 — Winter #1. SeqYC,

Nov. 3 — Frostbite #1. BenYC,

Nov. 3 — Last Gasp Regatta. HMBYC,

Nov. 3 — Commodore's Cup. CPYC,

Nov. 3 — Turkey Shoot. LWSC,

Nov. 3 — San Francisco Pelican Races in Benicia. Info,

Nov. 3 — Hot Rum Series begins. Info,

Nov. 3-4 — Cal 20 Round Robin. CYC,

Nov. 3-4 — NorCal #3 & 4 High School Regatta. EYC,

Nov. 3-4 — Perry Cup/Kelp Cup. MPYC,

Nov. 3-4 — Butler Cup match racing in Catalina 37s. LBYC,

Nov. 4 — Chili Midwinter Series begins in Sausalito. SYC,

Nov. 4 — Jill & Jack + 1 triplehanded women skippers race. IYC,

Nov. 4 — Amazing Grace Cheney Cup women's regatta. RYC,

Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 — J/22 Fall Series races. StFYC,

Nov. 10 — RegattaPRO Winter One Design Invitational #1. SYC,

Nov. 10 — Harvest Youth Regatta for C420s, CFJs (non-spinnaker), Optis and El Toros. HMBYC,

Nov. 10-11 — Midwinters. BYC,

Nov. 10-11 — Fall One Design Regatta in San Pedro. Cabrillo Beach YC,

Nov. 11 — Laser/Byte Short Course Regatta. RYC,

Nov. 11 — Island Days #1. IYC,

Nov. 13 — The Big Sail, Cal vs. Stanford. StFYC,

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BENICIA YC — Every Thursday night through 10/18. Dan, (707) 319-5706 or

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

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

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

LAKE TAHOE WINDJAMMERS YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/10. Jeff, (775) 544-8268 or

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

SANTA CRUZ YC — Every Wednesday night through 10/31. Info,

SEQUOIA YC — Sunset Series every Wednesday through 10/3. Scott, (410) 212-8177 or

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