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Latitude 38 September Calendar


Aug. 31 — Sea Scouts Open House, Aquatic Park, San Francisco, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info,

Aug. 31 — California Free Fishing Day, statewide. Info,

Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 7, 8, 15, 21, 22, 28 — Afternoon Sailing Adventure on scow schooner Alma, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 12:30-4 p.m. $20-$40. NPS,

Sept. 1-29 — Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Sept. 2 — Labor Day.

Sept. 2 — BBQ, live jazz with Randy Craig, 2 p.m.; party with Sweet Soul Music, 6:30 p.m. BVBC,

Sept. 3-24 — Live jazz with Don Prell every Tuesday night, BVBC, San Francisco. Members of reciprocal clubs welcome. No cover. Info,

Sept. 4-25 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series, StFYC, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch and a talk each week for about $25. All YCs' members welcome. Info,

Sept. 6 — R2AK Blazer Party, NW Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA, 6-8 p.m. Awards, snacking, drinking. $30. Info,

Sept. 6-8 — Wooden Boat Festival, NW Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA. Info,

Sept. 7 — Sea Forager Book Talk, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 5-7 p.m. With author Kirk Lombard and sea chantey sing-along with the Fishwives. Info,

Sept. 7, Oct. 5 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.

Sept. 7-28 — 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

Sept. 11 — Mexico Cruising Seminar with Dick Markie of Paradise Village, Bay Model, Sausalito, 4-5:45 p.m. Info,

Sept. 11Latitude 38's Fall Crew List Party, Bay Model Visitor's Center, Sausalito, 6-9 p.m. $10 (cash only); $5 if you are 25 or under (bring ID). Free for registered 2019 Baja Ha-Ha skippers & first mates only. Info,

Sept. 12, Oct. 10 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Sept. 12-15 — Boats Afloat Show, South Lake Union, Seattle. Boat rides, free docking class, kids' toy boatbuilding, seminars, exhibits, boats. Info,

Sept. 13 — Full moon on a Friday the 13th.

Sept. 14-21 — National Estuaries Week. Celebrations, education, cleanups. Info,

Sept. 15 — Open House, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free intro sailboat rides in keelboats and dinghies. Info,

Sept. 15-21 — SoCal Ta-Ta cruising rally from Santa Barbara to Two Harbors, Catalina. Info,

Sept. 16, Oct. 7 — Two-part Racing Rules Forum, Berkeley YC, 7 p.m. With Rob Overton. $30, YRA,

Sept. 19-22 — L.A. Harbor In-Water Boat Show, Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro. Info,

Sept. 21 — California Coastal Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-noon. Info,

Sept. 21 — Delta Waterway Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon. Info,

Sept. 21 — Open House, Maritime Museum, San Francisco, 1-3 p.m. Docents and rangers offer talks and mini-tours. Free. Info, or (415) 561-7006.

Sept. 21 — Island Fall Fest, Encinal YC, Alameda, noon-4 p.m. Craft beer, wine, music, games. $50 includes lunch, beer, wine. Presented by Alameda Meals on Wheels,

Sept. 21 — Ghost Fleet documentary film, Spaulding Marine, Sausalito, 7-9 p.m. Info,

Sept. 21 — Sea Music Concert Series, aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 8-10 p.m. Spitzer and Mareva sing chanteys and ballads. $10-$20. Info, (415) 447-5000.

Sept. 21-22 — Women's Sailing Seminar, Island YC, Alameda. Tracks for beginners through advanced. Classroom & on-the-water instruction by women sailors. $250.75-$325. IYC,

Sept. 23 — Autumnal equinox.

Sept. 27 — Live R&B with Tommy D' fourth Friday nights, BVBC, San Francisco. Members of reciprocal clubs welcome. No cover. Info,

Sept. 28 — Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, downtown riverfront, 1-5 p.m. $20-$50. 23 local breweries, food tastings, live music. Info,

Sept. 28 — Casino Royale, Tiburon YC, 6 p.m. $150, Benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Catering donated by Musica Marin. Info,

Oct. 4-6 — Yacht Fest, Marina Village, Alameda, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Power & sailboats, boat rides, food, music, vendors, new products, seminars. Free admission. Info,

Oct. 5 — Port Fest, Redwood City, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Live music, maritime heritage, industrial working waterfront tours, carnival games, kids zone, food, drink, vendors, boat rides, live shark and sea life tank. Info,

Oct. 6 — The Heart of San Francisco. The Peace Navy will witness the Love Plane skywriting a heart over the Golden Gate Bridge. Chris,

Oct. 6 — Single Sailors Association Bi-annual Angel Island Picnic. Info,

Oct. 7-14 — San Francisco Fleet Week. Air shows, parade of ships, ship tours, much more. Info,

Oct. 31 — Halloween.

Nov. 3-16 — Baja Ha-Ha XXVI cruising rally, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas with stops in Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. Info,

Please send your calendar items by the 10th of the month to 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.

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