By Christine Weaver | October 31, 2018 | Point Richmond, CA | 0
Each October, as Halloween approaches, the Great Pumpkin visits San Francisco Bay. This is not Linus van Pelt’s Great Pumpkin, rather it is Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta. The festivities began with a pumpkin carving party and pasta feed for kids on Friday evening and continued with three buoy races on three courses in the Southampton and Berkeley Circle racing areas. A Saturday-night costume contest with a Dia de los Muertos theme followed.
Sunday’s events included a pursuit race around Angel Island and Alcatraz (skippers’ choice of direction), pumpkin hunting on the racecourse, and a nautical trivia quiz (see Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude for the trivia questions, and check back on Friday for the answers).
We’ll have a race report and more photos in the December issue ofLatitude 38, to be published on November 30.
Because Latitude 38’s office is in a ‘Halloween neighborhood’, we’ll be closing early, at 4 p.m., this afternoon, to allow our crew to escape before the ghouls and goblins invade the streets. Happy Halloween!