CALENDAR Non-Race Jul. 30 — Happy Birthday to the Governator! Aug., 1981 — Found in Sightings: Tristan Jones, raconteur, explorer, vagabond, misfit, and all-around eccentric, showed up at the Little Willow Books on July 23 for a book signing party before his appearance the next night at the Marin Civic Center. Entrancing the steady stream of autograph seekers with his Welsh accent and handsome white fedora, Tristan spun out a few phrases worth noting. "Oh, you're from Latitude 38? You were the ones who said you believed every thing I say? Well, mate, I called up the IRA and the PLO that very same day. They were real interested to hear from me." "I'm moving to San Francisco for the winter. Sausalito is a bit too esoteric for me. I'll probably find a place down on Howard Street near the docks. Those are my kind of people down there." "I met Bernard Moitessier down south in Ventura recently. Bloody Frenchman, I've been trying to get him out of trouble ever since!" "I'm allergic to water, which isn't such a good thing here in California as near as I can tell." "The Moslems char the bottom of their wooden boats with fire and then cover it with lamb fat to keep off growth. It lasts for about four years. What about fiberglass? Does that burn real easily? Or isn't that the right question to ask here in Sausalito?" Aug. 2, 16 — Pt. Fermin Single Sailing YC invites singles to two monthly meetings. 6 p.m. at La Conga Mexican Cantina in San Pedro. See www.pfsyc.org for details. Aug. 3-10 — Tahoe YC's Wooden Boat Week, including the Concours d'Elegance (Aug. 4-5). Info, www.tahoeyc.com. Aug. 4 — Coast Guard Day. Aug. 5 — Marine Flea Market & Maritime Day Celebration at Galilee Harbor in Sausalito, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Art, live music, food, boat rides and more. Info, www.galileeharbor.org. Aug. 5-6 — Victorian House Tours at Angel Island. Visit three lovely houses on the island, open to the public only one weekend every year. Buy advance tickets for $12 online at www.angelisland.org or call (415) 435-3522. Aug. 6 — Lien Sale Auction at Brisbane Marina. Viewing at noon, auction at 1 p.m. Info, (650) 583-6975. Aug. 6-27 — Free sailing at Pier 40 every Sunday courtesy of BAADS. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org. Aug. 9 — Full moon on a Wednesday night. Aug. 10 — If you want to meet other single sailors, learn to sail or need crew, go to Single Sailors Association's monthly meeting at Oakland YC, 6:30 p.m. Info, www.sail-ssa.org. Aug. 12 — Baja Ha-Ha Preview Party at Two Harbors, Catalina Island, 5-9 p.m. The Ha-Ha folks will host a potluck BBQ, show some slides, and answer all your questions. Aug. 12 — Aeolian YC Swap Meet and Open House (Alameda). 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Celebrate the club's 100 year anniversary throughout the year. Info, email@example.com. Aug. 13, 27 — Cal Sailing Club will give free sailboat rides at Berkeley Marina, 1-4 p.m. Info, www.cal-sailing.org. Aug. 15 — Responding to Emergencies at Sea seminar, Santa Clara Power Squadron at Boater's World in San Jose at 7 p.m. Info, (650) 207-9440. Aug. 17 — Luau and auction fundraiser for the Encinal Junior Sailing Foundation. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30, $15. RSVP, firstname.lastname@example.org. Aug. 17 — Vallejo YC presents nautical artist and boat designer Jim DeWitt. Buffet dinner is $8, 6-7:15 p.m. PrePage 36 •
• August, 2006
The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.