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Latitude 38 December Calendar
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Dec. 3 — New Boat Launch, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 1 p.m. Launch of student-built skiff. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, https://maritime.org.
Dec. 3 — Lighted Yacht Parade, Oakland-Alameda Estuary, 5:30 p.m. Theme: Holiday Music. Fundraiser for Oakland Firefighters’ Random Acts and the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Info, www.lightedyachtparade.com.
Dec. 3 — Lighted Boat Parade in Santa Cruz, 5:30 p.m. Theme: Deck the Hulls. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Dec. 3 — Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade, San Joaquin River, Stockton, 5 p.m. Windmill Cove-Weber Point-Light 39. Stockton YC, www.stocktonyc.clubexpress.com.
Dec. 3-4 — Advanced First Aid/CPR/AED for Mariners, Southwestern YC, San Diego, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $375. Info, www.maritimemedicalguides.org.
Dec. 3-31 — Small Boat Sailing, South Beach Harbor, San Francisco, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting; RSVP in advance. Free. BAADS, www.baads.org/sailing.
Dec. 5-12 — Kayak Build Week, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. Info, www.spauldingcenter.org.
Dec. 7 — Pearl Harbor Day.
Dec. 7 — Full Cold Moon on a Wednesday.
Dec. 7-28 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon, via YouTube, 12:30-1:30 p.m. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Dec. 8 — Winter Open House, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 4-9 p.m. Live music by the Hot Clams, food & drinks, local arts sale, silent auction, Figure 8 Voyage stories by Randall Reeves. $30/artist table; free admission. Info, www.spauldingcenter.org or [email protected].
Dec. 10 — USCG Boat America Class, Vacaville (in person), 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Certificate of Completion satisfies CA Boater Card requirement. $55 includes all materials, lunch, snacks, bottled water. Text or call Margie, (925) 768-1608.
Dec. 10 — Sea Concert Series, live stream, 11 a.m. LocTup Together performs folk and maritime songs and sea chanties. Donations benefit the San Francisco Maritime Park. Info, https://givebutter.com/lOL2xi.
Dec. 10 — Making Waves Gala, Sailing Science Center, Treasure Island Administration Building, 5-9 p.m. Tours, exhibits, cocktails & hosted bar, seated dinner, silent & live auctions, games & prizes. $125. Info, www.sailingscience.org.
Dec. 10 — Lighted Boat Parade, Sausalito, 6 p.m. Fireworks, 7:15 p.m. Info, www.winterfestsausalito.com.
Dec. 10 — Lighted Boat Parade, Petaluma River, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, www.visitpetaluma.com.
Dec. 10 — Lighted Boat Parade, Oxbow Marina, Georgiana Slough, Isleton. Info, www.marinawestyachtclub.com.
Dec. 11, 18 — Parade of Lights, San Diego, 5:30 p.m. Theme: FantaSEA on the Bay. Info, www.sdparadeoflights.org.
Dec. 14, Jan. 11 — Singlehanded Transpacific Race seminars, via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. 12/14: Power requirements, electricity budgeting, communications. 1/11: Rigging, sails, repairs at sea. Register, https://tinyurl.com/3bcb5f8j.
Dec. 16 — Decorated Boat Parade, San Francisco Cityfront. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
Dec. 17 — SSS Awards Ceremony, Encinal YC, Alameda, 2-5 p.m. Info, www.sfbaysss.org.
Dec. 17 — Boarded! Pirate Adventure, aboard the San Salvador, San Diego, 10:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. $25-$60. Info, https://sdmaritime.org.
Dec. 17 — Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe live concert, aboard the Star of India, San Diego, 7-10 p.m. Ages 21+ only. $65-$99. Info, https://sdmaritime.org.
Dec. 17 — Boat Parade, Coyote Point, San Mateo, 5:30 p.m. Followed by holiday treats and music at Coyote Point YC, plus special guest arrival by boat. Cathy, (650) 464-6265 or [email protected].
Dec. 17 — Lighted Boat Parade, San Rafael Canal, 6 p.m. Info, www.facebook.com/SanRafaelLightedBoatParade.
Dec. 17-18 — Advanced First Aid/CPR/AED for Mariners, Los Angeles Maritime Institute, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $375. Info, www.maritimemedicalguides.org.
Dec. 18-26 — Hanukkah.
Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice.
Dec. 25 — Christmas Day.
Dec. 26-Jan. 1 — Kwanzaa.
Jan. 1 — Happy New Year 2023!
Jan. 7 — USCG Boat America Class, Benicia YC (in person), 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Certificate of Completion satisfies CA Boater Card requirement. Bring lunch or purchase on-site. $40 includes all materials. Text or call Margie, (925) 768-1608.
Please send your calendar items by the 10th of the month to [email protected]. Please, no phone-ins! Calendar listings are for marine-related events that are either free or don’t cost much to attend. The Calendar is not meant to support commercial enterprises.