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2019 Calendar

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


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 — 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, 1979 — From Letters, Volume 22: "You sure can be proud of your rag. It's a lot more fun than the glossy $2.00 rags. Hope you are making some bucks." — D.L.

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

Mar. 1-Apr. 23 — Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Monterey through 3/17; Redwood City 3/22-4/7; and Oakland 4/11-23. Info/tickets, (800) 200-5239 or

Mar. 2, 1936 — The USS Potomac, formerly a Coast Guard cutter, replaced the USS Sequoia as the presidential yacht. She had a colorful history before relocating to her current homeport in Oakland. See

Mar. 2 — Boaters Swap Meet, Point San Pablo YC, Richmond, 8 a.m.-noon. Free for shoppers; 8-ft x 8-ft booth space $20. Reserve a booth at

Mar. 2 — Cal 20 Racing Seminar, Corinthian YC, Tiburon, 11 a.m. On and off the water. RSVP to Richard,

Mar. 2 — SF Social Spring Session 1 at Treasure Island Sailing Center. For beginners. Info,

Mar. 2 — CPR Training, Newport Harbor YC, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $60 includes box lunch. Info,

Mar. 2, Apr. 6 — 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.

Mar. 2-30Small 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

Mar. 3 — Mariner's Sunday, St. Luke Presbyterian Church, San Rafael, 10 a.m. Interfaith service; St. Francis YC Sons of the Sea Chorus will sing traditional nautical hymns. Info, Brunch available at Loch Lomond YC; email RSVP to To arrive by sea, email LLYC at

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. 3-31Keelboat Sail, noon-4 p.m., every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or

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. 5-6 — California Boating Congress, Embassy Suites, Capitol Mall, Sacramento. Reception Tuesday evening; briefings Wednesday morning; meetings at the Capitol in the afternoon. Info,

Mar. 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,

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. 7 — Treasure Island: the Epicenter of SF Sailing?, Corinthian YC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. With Jim Hancock, Sailing Science Center; and Bill Kreysler, FAST USA. Free. CYC,

Mar. 7-10 — San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival. Most films screen at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, with some at the Roxie Theater in S.F. and some at the Rafael Theater. Info,

Mar. 7-10 — Sacramento Boat Show, Cal Expo. Info, or (916) 372-4239.

Mar. 10 — Spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.

Mar. 10, Apr. 6 — Open House, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free introductory sailboat rides in keelboats and dinghies. Info,

Mar. 12 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Los Altos Senior Center, 7:30-9 p.m. Info,

Mar. 14, Apr. 11 — Single Sailors Association meeting and dinner, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda, 6:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Info,

Mar. 16 — YRA Safety at Sea Seminar at Encinal YC, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Moderated by Chuck Hawley. $150 includes continental breakfast, lunch & snacks. Info,

Mar. 16 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Petaluma YC, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info,

Mar. 17 — St. Patrick's Day.

Mar. 17 — North U Sail Trim & Boat Speed Seminar, Tacoma YC, WA, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info,

Mar. 20 — Spring begins at 2:58 p.m. PDT.

Mar. 20 — Welcome spring with a sail under the full moon on a Wednesday night.

Mar. 20 — Delta Lore with Bill Wells, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 6:30-8 p.m. The history of settlement in the Delta. Info,

Mar. 23 — North U Sail Trim & Boat Speed Seminar, Long Beach YC, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info,

Mar. 30 — Plumbing Workshop with Bill Edinger, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $50 includes coffee bar & lunch. Info,

Mar. 30 — Dockwalker Training, Newport Sea Base, Newport Beach, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info,

Mar. 31 — Nautical Swap Meet, Berkeley YC. Info,

Apr. 4 — Salty Dogs and Haute Couture on SF Yachts, Corinthian YC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. With speaker Gina Bardi, reference librarian, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center. Free, but RSVP to

Apr. 4-7 — Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, Marina Bay Yacht Harbor & Craneway Pavilion, Richmond. Info,

Apr. 10 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Refresher Course, SFYC, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $140; no refunds after 3/10. Info,

Apr. 10 — Dockwalker volunteer training, Oakland YC, Alameda, 7-8:45 p.m. Info,

Apr. 11-12 or 13-14 — International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training, SFYC, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $275; no refunds after 3/10. Info,

Apr. 13 or 14 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Hands-on Training portion, EYC, Alameda, 9 a.m. Moderated by Chuck Hawley. $200. Info,

Apr. 17 or 18 — Tidal Currents talk & live demo, Bay Model, Sausalito, 7 p.m. Led by Kame Richards. $15. By RSVP only to Jim, (707) 759-2045 or

Apr. 28 — Opening Day on the Bay. Theme: Holidays on the Bay. Info,

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