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Latitude 38 March Calendar


Readers — We've included here all of the events that we believe were still on each host's schedule as of February 19, but pandemic-related adjustments continue.
Event organizers — Please send updates to We'll post changes here.

St. Francis YC Wednesday Yachting Luncheon

Mar. 3-31 Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series, StFYC, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All YCs' members welcome. Via YouTube during SIP. Info,

Mar. 6 — Virtual Dockwalker Training, Northern California, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. RSVP,

Mar. 9 — Sail America Virtual Event, 8-10 a.m. PST. Legislative and economic trends: What does the future hold for the sailing industry? Register,

Mar. 9-11 — NOAA Mariner's Decision Support Services Workshop, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. PST. Virtual conference hosted by the National Hurricane Center. Free, but registration is required. Info,

Mar. 14 — Spring forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time, 2 a.m.

Mar. 1978 — From Letters in Vol. #11 of Latitude 38: "I think your publication is very fine. I hope you can go to slick paper soon and show how you can outdo the other magazines." — N.D., Castro Valley

Publisher Richard Spindler responded: Sometimes we daydream and fantacize [sic] printing Latitude 38 as a slick, but I doubt it will happen. Slick paper increases the costs phenominally [sic], we have to charge more for ads losing lots of good small local businesses who couldn't get their products across, and we'd have to charge for the magazine which we don't really like to do. Besides, we're not trying to outdo anyone, we're just trying to give northern California sailing the coverage it deserves.

Mar. 14 — I Bought a Boat; Now What? Webinar, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. OYC,

Mar. 17 — St. Patrick's Day.

Mar. 17 — Virtual Speaker Series, Sausalito YC, 6 p.m. Overview of MFD chartplotters, mobile/tablet apps, PC apps with David Pellecchia, developer of MacENCx64. RSVP to

Mar. 17 — Virtual Conference, California Boating Conference, 9 a.m.-noon. Planning for 2030 and Beyond. Mariann, (209) 334-0661.

Mar. 18 — California Clean Boating Network, via Zoom, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Topics include pollution, marine debris/trash, the CA Boater Card and Marine Protected Areas. Register at

Mar. 20 — Vernal Equinox, 2:37 a.m. PDT.

Mar. 20 — Online Sea Chantey Sing, noon. With Peter Kasin. Info,

Mar. 20 — Virtual Dockwalker Refresher Course, Southern California, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. RSVP,

Mar. 25 — Newport to Ensenada Race Seminar, Del Rey YC, Marina del Rey, 7 p.m. Info,

Mar. 27, Apr. 3 — Virtual Dockwalker Training, Southern California, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. RSVP,

Mar. 28 — Full Worm Moon on a Sunday.

Apr. 1 — Take a fool sailing.

Apr. 3-24 — USCG Auxiliary Boating Safely via Zoom. Four 2-hour classes. $25 includes booklet, test and certificate. Register by 3/31 with Doug,

Apr. 10 — Virtual Dockwalker Refresher Course, Southern California, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. RSVP,

Please send your calendar items by the 10th of the month to 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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