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Latitude 38 Novmber Calendar


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Oct. 31 — Halloween.

New times! Oct. 31 — Baja Ha-Ha Skipper Check-in, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Skippers' Meeting, 9:30-11 a.m.; Costume Party & BBQ, 1-4 p.m. West Marine, San Diego. Info,

Nov. 1 — Baja Ha-Ha Kick-Off Parade and start, San Diego, 10-11 a.m. Info,

Nov. 3 — Delta Heritage Forum, via Zoom, 2-7:30 p.m. Info,

Nov. 3 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series with Terry Anderlini, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Online via YouTube. StFYC,

Nov. 4 — California Clean Boating Network virtual meeting, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Registration required,

Nov. 4 — San Francisco Sailing Science Center Castaway Gala, Bay Model, Sausalito, 6-9 p.m. Music, hosted tropical drinks, live & silent auctions, seated dinner, exhibits. Tour the Matthew Turner at 5 p.m. $125. Info, (510) 390-5727 or

Nov. 4 — Baja Ha-Ha cruisers vs. Mexicans baseball game, Turtle Bay, BCS, 3 p.m. Info,

Nov. 4 — San Diego Parade of Lights Boat Lighting Seminar, West Marine, Point Loma, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn about the latest developments in lighting for your boat, including using LEDs and less electricity. Free. Info,

Nov. 5 — Baja Ha-Ha Beach Picnic Party, Turtle Bay, BCS, 1 p.m. Info,

Nov. 6 — Baja Ha-Ha Leg 2 start, Turtle Bay to Bahia Santa Maria, BCS, 9 a.m. Info,

Nov. 6 — Small Boat Sailing, South Beach Harbor, San Francisco, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Weather permitting; RSVP in advance. Free. BAADS,

Nov. 6-7 — Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival, Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. With 40+ artists, gift basket giveaways, full bar and food for sale. Info, (831) 423-5590 or

Nov. 7 — Fall back one hour for Standard Time, 2 a.m.

Nov. 7-28 — Keelboat Sailing, South Beach Harbor, San Francisco, noon-5 p.m. Weather permitting; RSVP in advance. Free. BAADS,

Nov. 9 — Baja Ha-Ha Rock 'n' Roll Party, Bahia Santa Maria, BCS. Info,

Nov. 10 — Baja Ha-Ha Leg 3 start, Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo San Lucas, BCS, 7 a.m. Info,

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day.

Nov. 11 — Catalina 30 Fleet Meeting, SBYC, Pier 40, San Francisco, 7-9 p.m. Info/details: Lorianna, (650) 670-2277.

Nov. 11-13 — Baja Ha-Ha activities in Cabo San Lucas, BCS. Info,

Nov. 14 — Expired Marine Flare Collection Event for Alameda County boaters, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Make an appointment at

Nov. 14 — Expired Marine Flare Collection Event for East Contra Costa County boaters, 8-11 a.m. Just show up at 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy., Pittsburg. Free. Info,

Nov. 17 — Virtual Freshwater Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Register by 11/15 at

Nov. 17, 1869 — The Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas, opened.

Nov. 19 — Full Beaver Moon on a Friday.

Nov. 20 — Online Sea Chantey Sing, noon. With Peter Kasin. Info,

Nov. 21 — La Paz Beach Party, La Costa Restaurante, BCS, 4-7 p.m. Mexican folk dancing, live music, food & drinks, door prizes. Free for the first 50 Baja Ha-Ha 2021 participants. Info,

Nov. 21 — Groove Music with the Hausmann Quartet, Maritime Museum, San Diego, 2:30 p.m. Part of the Haydn Voyages concert series. $10-$50. Info,

Nov. 24-Jan. 1 — Nightly tree lighting ceremonies, Pier 39, San Francisco, 5-10 p.m. Light show with synchronized music every hour on the hour. Info,

Nov. 25 — Thanksgiving Day.

Nov. 28 — Hanukkah begins at sunset.

Nov. 1981 — Excerpted from Letters in Vol. 52 of Latitude 38: "Sailin' ain't just sailing your boat, racing or cruising. It's lying in the cockpit, relaxing with a cold beer and taking in the sights around you. It's watching the beautiful, white egrets as they stalk anchovies. They strut slowly and gracefully along the pier and between the boats.

"Here comes folks I haven't met before. We say Hi, talk, have a beer. The little blond girl, with her lovely young parents, runs to greet me. The sharing of books and comparing stories.

"All the Oakland Yacht Club members who share Pier 8 with me are grand folks. My working days are over. I'm 70 years old, alone, yet thanks to all of you for making my life worth living." — Doc S., Oakland

Dec. 4 — Lighted Boat Parade on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary. Passes Fortman Marina, Encinal and Oakland YCs, Pasta Pelican, Jack London Square, Grand Marina. Benefit for Oakland Firefighters Random Acts and Alameda County Community Food Bank. Info,

Dec. 4 — Lynn Hahn Memorial Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade, San Joaquin River, Stockton, 5 p.m. $25 donation benefits the Ebony Boat Club's Youth Foundation. Stockton YC,

Dec. 4 — Lighted Boat Parade in Santa Cruz. SCYC,

Dec. 11 — Winterfest Sausalito, 6 p.m. Lighted boat parade and fireworks. Info, or (415) 332-3150.

Dec. 12, 19 — San Diego Parade of Lights, 5:30 p.m. Theme: 12 Days of Christmas. Info,

Dec. 17 — Decorated Boat Parade in San Francisco. StFYC,

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