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Nov. 28-Jan. 15 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Morro Bay, 11/28-12/18; Newport Beach, 12/21-26; Dana Point, 12/28-1/15. Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

Dec. 1 — Lighted Yacht Parade, Oakland-Alameda Estuary, 5:30 p.m. Theme: California Christmas. Co-sponsored by Oakland YC, Encinal YC and Mechanics Bank. Info,

Dec. 1 — Lighted Boat Parade, Vallejo. VYC,

Dec. 1 — Lighted Boat Parade, Santa Cruz, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Theme: Song of the Wind. SCYC,

Dec. 1 — Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, downtown Stockton, 5-7:30 p.m. Info,

Dec. 1, Jan. 5 — 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.

Dec. 1-29Small 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

Dec. 2 — Hanukkah begins at sundown.

Dec. 2-30Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Dec. 3 — Monday Night Fab Lab, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Brooke Marino. $50. Info, (415) 332-3721 or

Dec. 4 — California Clean Boating Network educational meeting, Richmond YC, 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Topics include sea level rise, anti-fouling paint, and sewage pump-outs. Free, but RSVP to Vivian,

Dec. 5-26Wednesday 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,

Dec. 6 — Corinthian YC Speaker Series presents photographer Sharon Green, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, but RSVP to or (415) 435-4771.

Dec. 6-27 — Women and Woodworking workshops, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito. Every Thursday night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also open to trans and non-binary people. $100 for 2 sessions. Info, (415) 332-3721 or

Dec. 8 — Jim DeWitt Studio Factory Outlet, 125 Park Place, Point Richmond, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Original sketches, oils, watercolors. Pam, (510) 236-1401 or

Dec. 8 — Winterfest Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks, Sausalito, 6-9 p.m. First 40 entries receive a goodie bag. Lisa, (415) 332-3150 or

Dec. 8 — Lighted Boat Parade, Discovery Bay. Theme: Twas the Night Before Christmas. DBYC,

Dec. 8 — Single Sailors Association Christmas Party, Spinnaker YC, San Leandro. Info,

Dec. 8-13 — National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration & Management, Long Beach Convention Center. Courtney, (703) 524-0248 x5 or

Dec. 14 — Lighted Boat Parade, San Francisco. Parade will begin at Pier 39, pass Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason, GGYC and StFYC, turn around off Crissy Field, and return along the waterfront. Info,

Dec. 15 — Lighted Boat Parade, San Rafael Canal, 5:30 p.m. Boats converge off Pickleweed Park, parade past Montecito Shopping Center and return. Benefits Santa Cop Program. Register with Marin YC, (415) 453-9366.

Dec. 15 — Lighted Boat Parade, Coyote Point, San Mateo, 5:30 p.m. Holiday sweets, music, 'special guests'. Free, family-friendly. Dinner available at CPYC. Cathy, (650) 464-6265 or

Dec. 15 — Lighted Boat Parade, Redwood City. SeqYC,

Dec. 15 — Lighted Boat Parade, Redwood City. SeqYC,

Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice.

Dec. 22 — A full moon lights up the long winter night.

Dec. 25 — Christmas Day.

Dec. 29 — Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure aboard the tall ship Californian, San Diego Maritime Museum, 10:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. $20-$30. Info/tickets, (619) 432-2314 or

Jan. 1 — Start 2019 with a New Year's sail.

Jan. 10 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Jan. 12-13 — US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar, Del Rey YC, Marina del Rey. $250. Judy, (818) 472-2959,

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