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2019 Calendar

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


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

May 1-5 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Coos Bay, OR. Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

May 1-29Wednesday 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,

May 2 — Mischief, Merchants & Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco's Historic Waterfront, Corinthian YC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. With Lee Bruno. Free, but RSVP to

May 3, 1866 — The clipper ship Hornet caught fire and burned in the Pacific Ocean. The crew took to the open longboat, and, in one of the greatest small-craft voyages of all time, sailed and rowed to Hawaii, 4,000 miles away.

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 4, June 1 — 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.

May 4-25Small 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

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 5-26 — Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

May 6 — Monday night jazz with Randy Craig, BVBC, San Francisco, 7:30 p.m. Members of reciprocal YCs welcome. No cover. 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 9, June 13 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

May 11 — RV & Boat Swap Meet, Delta Bay Marina, Isleton, 8 a.m.-noon. Free admission, no charge to sellers. Boating, camping, water-sports related items welcome. Info, or (916) 777-4153.

May 11 — Safe Boating Week Kickoff, Alameda Community Sailing Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boat rides, guest speakers from USCG, lifejacket giveaway. 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,

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,

May 18 — Nautical Swap Meet, West Marine, Santa Cruz, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, (831) 476-1800.

May 18 — Water Safety Fair, USCG Station Golden Gate, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Boat & helo tours, SUP safety, knot tying. Meet Oscar the CG dog. Free. Info, (415) 332-1577.

May 18 — Delta Doo Dah Kickoff & Cruising Seminar, Richmond YC, 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Info,

May 18 — Full moon on a Saturday.

May 18-24 — National Safe Boating Week. Info,

May 19 — Tales at the Boat Shop, Gig Harbor Boat Shop, WA, 2 p.m. Free. Pre-register at (253) 857-9344 or

May 19, June 16 — Open House, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free intro sailboat rides in keelboats and dinghies. Info,

May 26 — Marine Flare Collection, Alameda County, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Must live or berth in Alameda County; by appointment only. For time and location, call (800) 606-6606 or email

May 27 — Memorial Day.

June 1 — Take the Helm Women's Sailing Conference, Corinthian YC, Marblehead, MA. Featured speaker will be Haley Lhamon of Seattle from the winning team in 2018's R2AK. Info,

June 7-9 — US Sailing Adaptive Instructor Workshop, Richmond YC. $350-$420. Info,

June 8 — RV & Boat Maintenance Event, Delta Bay Marina, Isleton, noon-4 p.m. Free lunch, noon-1 p.m. Classes/workshops, live demos, vendors and displays. Free admission. Info, or (916) 777-4153.

June 8-9 — Women's Sailing Seminar, Corinthian YC, Tiburon. Classroom and on-the-water instruction; hands-on learning; female instructors. $300. Info,

June 15-16 — San Diego Wooden Boat Festival, Koehler Kraft. Info,

June 16 — Father's Day.

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