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2019 Calendar

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


Jan. 25-Feb. 2 — Seattle Boat Show, Centurylink Center & South Lake Union & Bell Harbor Marina. Free shuttle between the three locations. Info,

Feb. 1-3 — North U S.O.D.A. Youth Clinic with Dave Perry in J/22s, San Diego. SDYC,

Feb. 1-Mar. 18 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Oxnard 1/30-2/11 (HC only); Ventura 2/13-3/4; and Monterey 2/28-3/18. Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

Feb. 2 — Sailing Convention for Women, Bahia Corinthian YC, Corona del Mar, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. $200-$250. Gail, (951) 677-8121 or

Feb. 2, 9 — Trekking the Bay Model, Sausalito, 1:30-2:30 p.m. A free guided tour. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Feb. 2, Mar. 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.

Feb. 2-23Small 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

Feb. 3-24Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Feb. 4 — PICYA Delegates' Meeting, Sequoia YC, Redwood City, 6-10 p.m. Info,

Feb. 6-27Wednesday 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,

Feb. 9 — The Bay Model Wants You! Sausalito, 10-11 a.m. Volunteer orientation. Ranger Joanne Jarvis, (415) 289-3027.

Feb. 9 — Ship Operations in the Bay, Bay Model, Sausalito, 1-2 p.m. With Captain Craig Thomas of Agile Marine. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Feb. 9-10 — Sweetheart Sails aboard Californian and San Salvador, San Diego. $59-$99 includes champagne and chocolates. San Diego Maritime Museum, 10:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. $20-$30. Info/tickets, (619) 432-2314 or

Feb. 10 — North U Sail Trim Seminar, Sequoia YC, Redwood City, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Taught by Andrew Kerr. $50-$125. Info,

Feb. 14 — Take your Valentine for a sail.

Feb. 14 — US Sailing Safety at Sea, Marshall/Luepke Center, Vancouver, WA. Classroom & hands-on seminar. $237.50-$475. Info,

Feb. 14, Mar. 14 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Feb. 18 — Presidents' Day.

Feb. 19 — Sail under the full moon on a Tuesday.

Feb. 23 — North U Sail Trim Seminar, Berkeley YC, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Taught by Andrew Kerr. $60-$135 includes lunch. Info,

Feb. 23 — Sail a Small Boat Day, Richmond YC, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Try out all sorts of small boats. Bring a wetsuit & PFD if you have them and a change of clothes. Free and open to all; free hot dog lunch. Info,

Feb. 23 — YRA Race Committee Workshop Part 1, Encinal YC, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Classroom & on-water instruction with Jeff Zarwell. Lunch available to purchase at EYC. $20 covers Parts 1 & 2 (Part 2 will be during the Lightship Race on 4/27). YRA, (415) 771-9500 or

Feb. 23 — Marine Electrical Workshop with Clark Beek, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $50  includes coffee and lunch. Info,

Feb. 23 — Winter Viper Clinic #1, ABYC, Long Beach, noon. Info,

Feb. 23 — The Bay Model: a Bay Oracle, Sausalito, 1-2 p.m. Part of Engineer Week. Free. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Feb. 23-27 — Tall Ships America annual conference, Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro. Info, or (401) 846-1775.

Feb. 26 — Keiko's Legacy: What We Learned from the True Story of Free Willy, Sausalito, 7-9 p.m. With Charles Vinick, Whale Sanctuary Project. $10 general, $5 students. Info, (415) 332-3871.

Feb. 28 — South Pacific Bon Voyage Party, Country Inn & Suites, Amador, Panama (Pacific side), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Co-hosted by Balboa YC, the Pacific Puddle Jump and the South Pacific Sailing Network. Andy,

Mar. 1 — South Pacific Bon Voyage Party, Shelter Bay Marina, Panama (Caribbean side), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Co-hosted by the Pacific Puddle Jump and the South Pacific Sailing Network. Andy,

Mar. 1 — Movie Night at Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. Doors open at 6:30; movie starts at 7 p.m. Screening Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, 2003, starring Russell Crowe. Please do not park in Clipper Harbor's lot. Free. Info,

Mar. 1-3 — BAYS Youth Match-Racing Clinic with Dave Perry in J/22s. SFYC,

Mar. 3 — TISC Volunteer Orientation Day, Treasure Island, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Training, event sign-ups, rewards program intro, free sailboat checkouts, BBQ. Space is limited; RSVP at

Mar. 4 — South Pacific Bon Voyage Party & Pacific Puddle Jump Sendoff, Vallarta YC, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, 2-6 p.m. Co-hosted by Latitude 38. Andy,

Mar. 7Latitude 38's Spring Crew List Party, Golden Gate YC, San Francisco, 6-9 p.m. Social networking event connecting skippers and crew. Munchies buffet, door-prize drawing, color-coded name tags, sailing slide show, guest experts. GGYC's bar will sell drinks. $10 cash at the door; $5 for 25 & under. Info,

Mar. 10 — Spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.

Mar. 10 — Open House, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free introductory sailboat rides in keelboats and dinghies. Info,

Mar. 16 — YRA Safety at Sea Seminar at Berkeley YC. Info,

Mar. 17 — St. Patrick's Day.

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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