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2019 Calendar

See the complete 2019 racing calendar here. The print calendar is available at select Bay Area distribution points.


Mar. 29-May 5 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Redwood City through 4/9; Oakland 4/11-23; Eureka 4/26-28; and Coos Bay, OR, 5/1-5/5. Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

Mar. 30 — Plumbing Workshop with Bill Edinger, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $50 includes coffee bar & lunch. Info,

Mar. 30 — Dockwalker Training, Newport Sea Base, Newport Beach, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info,

Mar. 30- Apr. 27Small 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

Mar. 31 — Nautical Swap Meet, Berkeley YC. Info,

Mar. 31-Apr. 28Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Apr. 1, 1979 — From Letters in Vol. 23 of Latitude 38: "I just like to drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoy reading your sailing sheet. You might say, hell, are we read that far abroad? Yes you are. Your magazine is sent to me regularly and even though I live in Sydney, Australia, I have many happy memories of sailing on S.F. Bay during my holidays the last couple of years. I hope to do a bit more Bay sailing in the not so distant future, so in the meantime keep this great sailing sheet sailing along." — Balmain, Australia, S-Lat. 33–52'.

"If I miss an issue, you're going to be singing soprano." — Long Beach.

Apr. 3 — Racing Rules Seminar, Sequoia YC, Redwood City, 6:30-8:30 p.m. With Phil Meredith. Info,

Apr. 3-24Wednesday 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,

Apr. 4 — Salty Dogs and Haute Couture on SF Yachts, Corinthian YC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. With speaker Gina Bardi, reference librarian, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center. Free, but RSVP to

Apr. 4, 5 — How to Expand Your Sailing & Cruising Options seminar at Pacific Sail & Boat Show, Craneway Pavilion, Richmond. 4/4: 2:15 p.m.; 4/5: 10:30 a.m. With Pat McIntosh of Cruising Notes and Delta Doo Dah's Christine Weaver. Free with boat show ticket. Info,

Apr. 4-7 — Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, Marina Bay Yacht Harbor & Craneway Pavilion, Richmond. Come see Latitude 38 in booth #C-1. Info,

Apr. 5Latitude 38 Party at Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, Assemble Restaurant, Richmond, 6 p.m. Info,

Apr. 6 — Berkeley Bay Festival, Shorebird Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music, food, costume parade, games, crafts, boat rides. Free. Info,

Apr. 6 — Open House, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free introductory sailboat rides in keelboats and dinghies. Coincides with the Berkeley Bay Festival. Info,

Apr. 6, May 4 — 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.

Apr. 10 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Refresher Course, SFYC, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $140. Info,

Apr. 10 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Oakland YC, Alameda, 7-8:45 p.m. Info,

Apr. 11 — Knot Tying 101, Gig Harbor Boat Shop, WA, 7 p.m. $10-$15. Info,

Apr. 11, May 9 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Apr. 11-12 — International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training, SFYC, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $275; no refunds after 3/10. Info,

Apr. 12 — 80th Anniversary Celebration, San Francisco Maritime Museum, 6-10 p.m. Big band orchestra, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres; 1936 period costume encouraged. $45. Info, (415) 561-6662 or

Apr. 13 — The Bay Model Wants You!, Sausalito, 10-11 a.m. Volunteer orientation. Ranger Joanne, (415) 289-3027.

Apr. 13 — Opening Day on Half Moon Bay. HMBYC,

Apr. 13 or 14 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Hands-on Training portion, EYC, Alameda, 9 a.m. Moderated by Chuck Hawley. $200. Info,

Apr. 13, 27 — Trekking the Bay Model, Sausalito, 1:30-2:30 p.m. A guided tour. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Apr. 14 — Marine Flare Collection Event, East Marina Green Triangle, San Francisco, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Handheld & aerial flares and smoke signals accepted. Info, (415) 355-3760.

Apr. 17 or 18 — Tidal Currents talk & live demo, Bay Model, Sausalito, 7 p.m. Led by Kame Richards. $15. By RSVP only to Jim, (707) 759-2045 or

Apr. 19 — Full moon on a Friday night. Beer can race, anyone?

Apr. 20 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Loch Lomond YC, San Rafael, 9-11:45 a.m. Info,

Apr. 21, 1980 — Fourteen women graduated from the US Coast Guard Academy, the first women to do so. (That's 1980, not 1908.)

Apr. 21 — Easter Sunday.

Apr. 22 — Earth Day Monday.

Apr. 27 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Silver Gate YC, San Diego, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info,

Apr. 23 — Wildlife and Drones, Bay Model, Sausalito, 7-9 p.m. How We Can Reduce Disturbance While Capturing Images. With Alicia Amerson, American Cetacean Society. $5-$10 donation. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Apr. 26 — Viper Winter Clinic, Alamitos Bay YC, Long Beach. Info,

Apr. 26 — Knot Your Typical Beer Tasting, Gig Harbor Boat Shop, WA, 6-7:30 p.m. Knot-tying and beer sampling, light snacks provided. $35. Info,

Apr. 28 — Opening Day on the Bay. Theme: Holidays on the Bay. Info,

Apr. 29, May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 — Crew Class, Sequoia YC, Redwood City. Monday evenings in the classroom; Wednesday evenings on the water. With Stan Phillips. $60 includes ASA's Sailing Made Easy. Email with "Sequoia Crew Class" in the subject line.

Apr. 30 — Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop, Aeolian YC, Alameda, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Free. Register by 4/26. Info,

May 1 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Red Cross, San Jose, 7:30-9 p.m. Info,

May 4 — Nautical Swap Meet, Owl Harbor, Isleton, 8 a.m.-noon. Free entry & space. Info, (916) 777-6055 or

May 4 — Dockwalker volunteer training, DRYC, Marina del Rey, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info,

May 5 — New speaker series at Bay View Boat Club debuts with Joel Selvin, rock critic for the Chronicle. San Francisco, 1 p.m., following brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info,

May 7 — Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop, Mott Training Center, Pacific Grove, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Free. Register by 5/3. Info,

May 9 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Stockton YC, 6-8 p.m. Info,

May 11 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info,

May 12 — Mother's Day.

May 13 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Solano Water Agency, Vacaville, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Info,

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