CALENDAR Non-Race Apr. 30-May 2 — Loreto Fest and Cruisers' Music Festival. This classic Baja event, started to clean up Puerto Escondido, draws a very large crowd of cruisers and Baja land-travellers for a chili cook-off, dinghy races and other water activities, the Candeleros Classic race, and lots of participant-created music. The goals are to have fun and raise lots of money for Mexican charities in Puerto Escondido and Loreto. Visit www. hiddenportyachtclub.com. May 1, 8, 15, 22 — Sail aboard San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park's scow schooner Alma. Learn the Bay's history on this 3-hour voyage, leaving Hyde St. Pier at 1 p.m. $35 adults, $20 kids 6-15. Info, www.nps.gov/safr. May 2, 2000 — The U.S. government announced that civilians would be able to access military-quality GPS system. May 2-30 — Free sailing at Pier 40 every Sunday courtesy of BAADS. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org. May 4-25 — America's Boating Class by Marin Power & Sail Squadron in Novato, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. $40 fee. Info, (415) 924-2712. May 5-26 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series at St. Francis YC, 12-2 p.m., $13.50. Enjoy lunch and a dynamic speaker every Wednesday. All YCs' members welcome. More info under the 'Events' tab at www.stfyc.com. May 6 — Cruising the Mexican Coast by Neal Dotem at San Carlos West Marine, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, (650) 593-2070. May 8 — Port Supply Tradeshow at San Carlos West Marine, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, (650) 593-2070. May 9 — Let Mom take the helm today. May 10 — Singlehanded TransPac Provisioning and Return Options seminar at Oakland YC, 7:30-10 p.m. Socializing starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome! Info, www.sfbaysss.org. May 13 — Single sailors of all skill levels are invited to the Single Sailors Association monthly meeting at Ballena Bay YC, 7:30 p.m. Info, www.singlesailors.org or (510) 233-1064. May 13, June 10 — Fishing Seminar Series at San Carlos West Marine, 6-7 p.m. Free. Details, (650) 593-2070. May 16 — Cal Sailing Club's free introductory sail at Berkeley Marina, 1-4 p.m. Info, www.cal-sailing.org. May 16 — Marina Bay Yacht Harbor Boaters Swap Meet, 8 a.m.-noon. Info, (510) 236-1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org. May 16 — Elkhorn YC Nautical Flea Market in Moss Landing. Come early for breakfast burritos, music, and fun. Starts at 7 a.m. Info, (831) 724-3875 or email@example.com. May 16 — Safe Boating Sunday at Berkeley YC, 12-4 p.m. Tons of demos: USCG helicopter SAR, MOB. PFDs, liferaft, flares, & fire extinguishers. Info, www.safety.berkeleyyc.org. May 18-July 26 — Boating Skills & Seamanship course by USCGA Flotilla 14 at Loch Lomond YC on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $85 fee. Info, (415) 485-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. May 20 — Sail Repair seminar at San Carlos West Marine, 6-7 p.m. Free. Reservations, (650) 593-2070. May 22 — KFOG KaBoom Concert & Fireworks Show at Candlestick Park. Info, www.kfog.com. May 22 — Peninsula YC's Boaters Swap Meet at Docktown Marina in Redwood City, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, (650) 369-4410 or www.pycboating.org. May 22 — 13th Annual Delta Loop Fest, the opening kickoff to Andrus Island's summer season. Info, www.deltaloop. com/loopfest.html. May 22 — Tradewinds Sailing School & Club's Open House. Go for a free sail! Info, www.tradewindssailing.com. May 22 — Pre-season Boaters' Event at San Diego Marine Exchange, Downwind Marine and Sailing Supply in San Diego, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, www.downwindmarine.com. Page 8 •
• May, 2010
The May 2010 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.