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, www.baja-haha.com.
November-June — Panama Posse rally from Mexico to Panama. $75/boat. Info, www.panamaposse.com.
Nov. 1 — Corinthian YC Speaker Series presents 20 Day Puddle Jump…Hello French Poly! with Rob & Nancy Novak, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, but RSVP to email@example.com.
Nov. 1 — Maintaining Your Outboard while Cruising Mexico seminar with Tom Teevin, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info, www.downwindmarine.com.
Nov. 1-29 — Women and Woodworking workshops, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. Every Thursday night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also open to trans and non-binary people. $100 for 2 sessions. Info, (415) 332-3721 or www.spauldingcenter.org.
Nov. 1-Dec. 18 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Sacramento, 11/1-24 (HC only); Half Moon Bay, 10/24-11/6 (LW); Monterey 11/7-11/26 (LW); Morro Bay, 11/28-12/18 (both). Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or www.historicalseaport.org.
Nov. 2 — Provisioning and Food Preservation for Cruising seminar with chef Melanie Cady, Downwind Marine, San Diego, 6-8 p.m. Info, www.downwindmarine.com.
Nov. 3, 10, 17 — Sailing on 1891 scow schooner Alma, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 12:30-4 p.m. $20-$40. Info, (415) 447-5000 or www.nps.gov/safr.
Nov. 3, Dec. 1 — 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.
Nov. 3-24 — 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 or www.baads.org.
Nov. 4 — Fall back one hour for Standard Time.
Nov. 4-25 — Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org.
Nov. 5-26 — Fab Lab, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. Every Friday night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Brooke Marino. $50. Info, (415) 332-3721 or www.spauldingcenter.org.
Nov. 7-28 — 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, www.stfyc.com.
Nov. 8 — One-day refresher Safety at Sea Course, SFYC, Belvedere, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $140. SFYC, www.sfyc.org.
Nov. 8 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info, www.singlesailors.org.
Nov. 9 — Movie Night: Captain Blood, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. 6-9 p.m. 1935 swashbuckler starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Co-hosted by Latitude 38. Free. Info, (415) 332-3721 or www.spauldingcenter.org.
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 www.nps.gov/safr.
Nov. 11 — Open House/Intro Sailboat Rides, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. CSC, www.cal-sailing.org.
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 www.sdmaritime.org.
Nov. 11-12 — US Sailing-sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea Course with hands-on training, SFYC, Belvedere, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $275. SFYC, www.sfyc.org.
Nov. 17 — Jeff Warner Sea Music Concert aboard Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 8 p.m. Traditional folk songs. $15. Info, (415) 561-7006 or www.nps.gov/safr.
Time changed back! Nov. 18 — YRA Trophy Party, now on a Sunday afternoon. Berkeley YC, 1-3:30 p.m. Info, www.yra.org.
Nov. 18 — La Paz Beach Party at La Costa Restaurant. Mexican folk dancing, live music, food, drinks, door prizes. Free for first 50 Baja Ha-Ha XXV sailors; everyone welcome. Info, www.baja-haha.com.
Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Day.
Nov. 22 — Full moon on Thanksgiving.
Nov. 24 — Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure aboard the tall ship Californian, San Diego Maritime Museum, 10:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. $20-$30. Info/tickets, (619) 432-2314 or www.sdmaritime.org.
Dec. 1 — Lighted Yacht Parade, Oakland-Alameda Estuary, 5:30 p.m. Theme: California Christmas. $1,000 grand prize. Deadline to enter 11/29. $30 entry fee includes goodie bag. Info, www.lightedyachtparade.com.
Dec. 1 — Lighted Boat Parade, Vallejo. VYC, www.vyc.org.
Dec. 1 — Lighted Boat Parade, Santa Cruz. SCYC, www.scyc.org.
Dec. 1 — Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, downtown Stockton, 5-7:30 p.m. Info, www.visitstockton.org.
Dec. 2 — Hanukkah begins at sundown.
Dec. 6 — Corinthian YC Speaker Series presents 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing with Sharon Green, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free, open to the public, but RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 8 — Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks, Sausalito. Info, www.sausalito.org.
Dec. 8 — Lighted Boat Parade, Discovery Bay. Theme: Twas the Night Before Christmas. DBYC, www.dbyc.com.
Dec. 8-13 — National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration & Management, Long Beach Convention Center. Courtney, (703) 524-0248 x5 or www.estuaries.org/Summit.
Dec. 14 — Lighted Boat Parade, San Francisco. Parade will begin at Pier 39, pass Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason, GGYC and StFYC, turn around off Crissy Field, and return along the waterfront. Info, www.visitfishermanswharf.com.
Dec. 15 — Lighted Boat Parade, Redwood City. SeqYC, www.sequoiayc.org.