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Latitude 38 December Calendar


Dec. 1-29 — Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

Dec. 2 — First Mondays, live jazz with Randy Craig, 7:30  p.m. Members of reciprocal YCs welcome. No cover. BVBC,

Dec. 3-31 — Live jazz with Don Prell every Tuesday night, BVBC, San Francisco, 7:30 p.m. Members of reciprocal clubs welcome. No cover. Info,

Dec. 4-25 — 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. Info,

Dec. 5 — Educational Meeting, California Clean Boating Network, Martinez YC, 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Topics: microplastic pollution, Surrendered and Abandon Vessel Exchange program, expired marine flares, sewage pumpout. Free. RSVP required. Vivian,

Dec. 6 — Lighted Boat Parade in Benicia. Info,

Dec. 7 — Lighted Yacht Parade, Oakland-Alameda Estuary. Benefiting Oakland Firefighters & Alameda County Food Bank. Info,

Dec. 7 — Lighted Boat Parade, South Beach, San Francisco, 6 p.m. Honoring the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. SBYC,

Dec. 7 — Lighted Boat Parade, Santa Cruz Harbor, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, (831) 475-6161 or

Dec. 7 — Lynn Hahn Memorial Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade, Stockton YC. $25 entry fee benefits charity. Roger, (209) 603-7147,

Dec. 7 — Lighted Boat Parade, Riverbank Marina, Sacramento, 6 p.m. Craig, (916) 956-7515.

Dec. 7 — Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Oxbow Marina, Isleton, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Info,

Dec. 7 — Christmas Boat Parade, downtown Long Beach marinas, 5:30 p.m. Shoreline YC, (562) 435-4093.

Dec. 7, Jan. 4 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. 7-28 — Small 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

Dec. 8, 15 — Parade of Lights, San Diego, 5 p.m. Theme: Comic-Con on the Bay. Info,

Dec. 11 — Full moon on a Wednesday.

Dec. 11 — Singlehanded TransPac Seminar, Oakland YC, Alameda, 7:30 p.m. Power requirements and types of communications, with Chris Case. Info,

Dec. 13 — Decorated Boat Parade, San Francisco, 6 p.m. Anita Rock to Pier 39 to StFYC. Info,

Dec. 14 — Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks, Sausalito, 6 p.m. SeqYC,

Dec. 14 — New Lighted Boat Parade, Richmond, 6-7:30 p.m. Boats assemble outside RYC/Brickyard Cove breakwater and travel east to Marina Bay/Inner Harbor Basin. RYC,

Dec. 14 — Lighted Boat Parade, Redwood City. SeqYC,

Dec. 14 — Holiday Party, Single Sailors Association, Spinnaker YC, San Leandro. Info,

Dec. 21 — Lighted Boat Parade, Coyote Point, San Mateo, 5:30 p.m. Viewing along the levee and the berm in front of CPYC. Followed by holiday treats and music at CPYC and special guests arriving by boat. Dinner available at the club. Catherine,

Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice.

Dec. 22 — Hanukkah begins at sunset.

Dec. 25 — Merry Christmas!

Dec. 26 — Kwanzaa begins.

Dec. 27 — Live R&B with Tommy D', fourth Friday nights, BVBC, San Francisco, 7:30 p.m. Members of reciprocal clubs welcome. No cover. Info,

Dec. 28 — Boarded! Pirate Adventure, Maritime Museum of San Diego. Includes a new Little Pirate Costume Contest. $25-$40. Info,

Jan. 1 — Happy New Year!

Jan. 11-12 — SSS Emergency Rudder Race and cruise-in, Richmond YC. Info,

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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