July 1 — Live jazz with Randy Craig, BVBC, San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Members of reciprocal YCs welcome. No cover. RSVP to email@example.com.
July 1, 1979 — From Sailing Clinic, Vol. #26: Gary Jobson has just given the Moore 24's three practice starts and sent them to the windward mark. He puts down his loudhailer and asks, "What is it about you Californians?"
"Oh, you know, all the gays, Jerry Brown — what's going on out here?"
"Well, there's room for everybody out here. I guess we give everybody room to do their thing, whatever that is."
"You really cut 'em a lot of slack, a lot of psychological slack."
"That's a good way to put it."
"Hmmm," says Jobson. "I like that. I really like that."
July 2-30 — Live jazz with Don Prell every Tuesday at Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco, 7 p.m. Members of reciprocal YCs welcome. No cover. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 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, www.stfyc.com.
July 4 — Independence Day.
July 4 — BBQ & party with the Unreal Band, Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco, 5 p.m. Members of reciprocal YCs welcome. RSVP to email@example.com.
July 4 — Hilton Family Fireworks Display, Mandeville Tip County Park, San Joaquin River.
July 4 — Independence Day Celebration, Maritime Museum of San Diego. Picnic dinner (two seatings) aboard 1898 ferryboat Berkeley, fireworks. Info, www.sdmaritime.org.
July 5-7 — Match Race Clinegatta, San Francisco. For women skippers and open crews with coaching by Allie Blecher in J/22s and classroom sessions. StFYC, www.stfyc.com.
July 6, Aug. 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.
July 6-27 — Small Boat Sailing, 9:30 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.
July 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 www.baads.org.
July 6, 7, 20, 21, 27, 28 — Afternoon Sailing Adventure on scow schooner Alma, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 12:30-4 p.m. $20-$40. NPS, www.nps.gov/safr.
July 8, 1857 — The owners of the schooner America presented the America's Cup to the New York Yacht Club through a formal Deed of Gift.
July 8-10 — 29er Clinic on the Columbia River Gorge. CGRA, www.cgra.org.
July 11, Aug. 8 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info, www.singlesailors.org.
July 13 — Delta Doo Dah BBQ, wine tasting, jam session, art festival. Delta Bay Marina, Isleton, noon-4 p.m. Followed by Bay & Delta Lore talk with Delta Rat Bill Wells at 4 p.m. Info, www.deltadoodah.com.
July 16 — Full moon on a Tuesday.
July 20 — Open House, Lake Merritt Boat House, Oakland, 1-4 p.m. Sarah, (510) 238-2196.
July 21 — Open House, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free intro sailboat rides in keelboats and dinghies. Info, www.cal-sailing.org.
July 21 — Tales at the BoatShop, Gig Harbor, WA, 2 p.m. Free. RSVP, (253) 857-9344. Info, www.gigharborboatshop.org.
July 22-25, July 29-Aug. 1 — ISA Brett Beyer High Wind Clinic in Lasers on the Gorge. CGRA, www.cgra.org.
July 26 — R&B with harmonica wonder Tommy D', Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco, 7 p.m. Members of reciprocal YCs welcome. No cover. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 27 — Runabouts on the River, Stockton SC, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Antique and Classic Boat Show, sponsor and charity booths, snacks, drinks, BBQ. Free. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org.
July 27 — Viper Clinic, Long Beach. ABYC, www.abyc.org.
July 27-28 — Kite Festival, Berkeley Marina, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free kite building, lessons and flying. Kids Zone. Free shuttles from Golden Gate Fields. Info, www.highlinekites.com.
August 3 — Maritime Day, Galilee Harbor, Sausalito, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Historic vessels, boat rides, live music, food and drink. For marine flea market space, email email@example.com.
August 10 — Hot Summer Nights, Stockton SC, 5-8 p.m. Classic car show, burgers, beer, dancing, awards. SSC, (209) 951-5600 or www.stocktonsc.org.
August 11 — Bay Parade for boaters, swimmers, rowers, kayakers, SUPs. Motorized boats needed to support swimmers; free registration for all boaters. Registration closes 8/4. Info, https://baykeeper.org/bayparade.
August 17 — Pirate Party, Point San Pablo YC, Richmond, 4-8 p.m. Food, pirate show, music, cannon salute, grog, raffle. Games & gifts for kids. Pirate garb encouraged. RSVP/berths, (510) 233-1046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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