Latitude 38 October Calendar
Readers — We've included here all of the events that we believe were still on each host's schedule as of September 18, but pandemic-related adjustments continue.
Event organizers — Please send updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll post changes here. We're also posting periodic updates on 'Lectronic Latitude.
Oct. 1 — First full moon of October, on a Thursday.
Oct. 1-31 — The Lunar Farallones Challenge. Sail around the Farallones as many times as you can in one lunar cycle. Email proof to email@example.com.
Oct. 1, 1980 — From Letters in Vol. 40: "The International Folkboat Association cruised to Pillar Point Yacht Harbor. Upon our arrival we were greeted by a Welcoming Committee from Half Moon Bay Yacht Club.
Half Moon Bay Yacht Club does not have any facilities at Pillar Point Harbor. The stigma of a "paper" yacht club is rapidly changing. We experienced a southwest wind of 25 knots, gusting to 30 knots, making it necessary to beat from the San Francisco entrance to Pillar Point. A six-member welcoming committee aboard a Victory-class sloop were just what weary sailors needed in relatively unfamiliar waters. Our hosts made a mooring buoy available adjacent to the wharf where we tied up Tahitian style. A dinghy was provided to ferry us between boat and shore.
The cruise was a success in part because of the outstanding hospitality extended to us by the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club. — Peter Walde, Cruise Chairman, San Jose.
Peter — The yacht harbor at Pillar Point is still a few years away, but it's nice to know a congenial Yacht Club will be ready as soon as the harbor is.
Oct. 4-13 — Fleet Week, San Francisco. Fleet Fest, Pier 30/32, with food truck jamboree, interactive displays, family activities and sunset concerts, free. Parade of Ships date TBA. K-9 Heroes, Duboce Park. Humanitarian Assistance Village and STEM Education Center, Marina Green, 10/9-11. Sorry; this year's Air Show has been canceled. Info, www.fleetweeksf.org.
Oct. 7-28 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series, StFYC, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All YCs' members welcome. Via YouTube during SIP. Info, www.stfyc.com.
Oct. 18 — Alameda County Flare Collection Event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For recreational boaters who berth or live in Alameda County. Handheld and aerial flares and smoke pots accepted. Make an appointment for location and time: (800) 606-6606 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info, www.stopwaste.org/marineflare.
Oct. 18, Nov. 15 — Haydn Voyages concerts with the Hausmann Quartet, aboard steam ferry Berkeley, San Diego Maritime Museum, 4 p.m. Pay what you wish; $5 minimum. Info, www.sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/concert-series.
Oct. 19 — Women's Storytelling Night, 'The Lighter Side', online via Zoom, 7 p.m. Hosted by Island YC's Northern California Women's Sailing Seminar. Free. Info, www.iyc.org/wss.
Oct. 21-23 — Harbor Masters & Port Captains Training Conference & Trade Show, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Theme: Winds of Change: Safeguarding Today, Building for Tomorrow. $150-$395. Info, www.harbormaster.org.
Oct. 29 — Panama Posse Safety Seminar, Harbor Island (outdoors), San Diego. Hosted by Ullman Sails San Diego and Puerto Vallarta. Masks will be provided. Limited to 30 attendees. RSVP to email@example.com.
Oct. 31 — Blue Moon on Halloween — cue the theremin. And it's on a Saturday too.
Nov. 1 — Fall back one hour for Standard Time.
Nov. 2-14 — The Nada Ha-Ha, the 'There Is No Baja Ha-Ha' cruise from San Diego or Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. Info, www.baja-haha.com.
Nov. 3 — Election Day, but if you're mailing your ballot, consider doing it early.
Nov. 11 — Veterans Day.
Please send your calendar items by the 10th of the month to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re totally old-school, mail them to Latitude 38 (Attn: Calendar), 15 Locust Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, 94941, or fax them to us at (415) 383-5816. But 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.