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Latitude 38 April Calendar


Dear Readers — We've included here all of the events that we believe were still on each host's schedule as of March 20. The initial shelter-in-place order issued by several California counties has been extended, and the statewide order has no end date. We expect that many more events will be canceled, postponed or rescheduled. We ask organizers to please send updates to We'll post changes here.

Apr. 4 — Virtual Dockwalker Training for Northern California, online, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Free. Info & RSVP, Vivian, or (415) 904-6905.

Apr. 7 — Full moon on a Tuesday.

Apr. 8 — Passover begins at sunset.

Apr. 9 — Single Sailors Assn. members' & guests' meeting, BBYC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Info,

Apr. 11-25 — Small Boat Sailing, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Note: BAADS sailing is canceled through 4/7. This could be extended. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Apr. 12-26 — Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Note: BAADS sailing is canceled through 4/7. This could be extended. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Apr. 12 — Easter.

Apr. 15 — Tax Day has been postponed until July 15.

Apr. 16, 1856 — The Declaration of Paris brought the wartime practice of privateering to an end in most Western countries — but not the United States. The US did not agree to the terms until 1861.

Apr. 16 — Corinthian Speaker Series, CYC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. With Allyn Schafer: 40 Years Captaining on S.F. Bay. Free. RSVP to

Apr. 18 — Junior Ranger Day, S.F. Maritime National Historical Park, 9:30-4 p.m. Nautical fun and skill building. Historic ship admission fees waived. Info,

Apr. 18 — Junior Ranger Day, 1-4 p.m. and Trekking the Bay Model, 1-2 p.m., Sausalito. Bay Model, (415) 332-3871.

Apr. 18-19 — US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea Course with Hands-on Training, King Harbor YC, Redondo Beach. Margie, (310) 614-1445.

Postponed! Apr. 18-19, 25-26 — US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course, Inverness YC. Info,

Apr. 19 — US Sailing Race Management Seminar, Lake Washington SC, West Sacramento. Info,

Apr. 22 — Earth Day. "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean." — Arthur C. Clarke.

Apr. 22-29 — 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. Note: StFYC canceled luncheons and all other events through 4/15. This could be extended. Info,

Postponed! Apr. 26 — 103rd Opening Day on the Bay. Blessing of the pleasure craft, Raccoon Strait, 10:30-noon; decorated boat parade, S.F. Cityfront, noon-3 p.m. Theme: Bounties of the Bay. PICYA,

Apr. 28 — Racing Rules Seminar, San Diego YC, 6:30-9 p.m. Info,

Apr. 28 — Sea Otter Conservation & Ecology, Bay Model, Sausalito, 7-9 p.m. With Brent Hughes. Info, (415) 332-3871.

May 2 — Nautical Swap Meet, Owl Harbor, Isleton, 8 a.m.-noon. Free space and entry. Info,

May 2 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.

Postponed! May 2-3 — US Sailing/Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling, HMBYC. California Boater Card approved course. Info,

May 6 — Singlehanded Transpacific Race Seminar: Weather Routing & Race Strategy, Oakland YC, 7:30 p.m. Info,

May 7 — Corinthian Speaker Series, 7 p.m., CYC, Tiburon. With author David Helvarg: Changing Course with an Ocean Climate Action Plan. Free. RSVP to

May 7 — US Sailing International Safety at Sea Refresher Course, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., SFYC. $160. Info,

May 10 — Take Mom sailing.

May 14 — Single Sailors Association meeting & dinner, BBYC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Info,

May 14 — Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Workshop, Santa Cruz YC, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Free. RSVP to Vivian by 5/11, (415) 904-6905 or

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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