LATITUDE / LADONNA
Non-Race Dec. 1 — 36th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade on the Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Presented by Encinal YC, Oakland YC and Marina Village Yacht Harbor. This year's theme is 'Lights, Camera, Action'. Find out more and enter your boat at www.lightedyachtparade.com. Dec. 1 — South Beach YC Lighted Boat Parade along the South Beach shoreline, 6 p.m. Dinner and hot ruddered bum at the YC after. Info, www.southbeachyc.org. Dec. 1 — Vallejo YC Harbor Lighted Boat Parade. Info, www.vyc.org or (707) 643-1254. Dec. 1 — Stockton SC Lighted Boat Parade. Info, www. stocktonsc.org. Dec. 1 — Santa Cruz YC Lighted Boat Parade in the south harbor, 5:30 p.m. Info, www.scyc.org. Dec. 1-18 — Hawaiian Chieftain docks in Sacramento until 12/6, then moves to Antioch. For dates, times and details on tours or booking passage, see www.historicalseaport.org. Dec. 2 — Monterey Peninsula YC Lighted Boat Parade, 5:30 p.m. Info, www.mpyc.org. Dec. 2 — Subasta Auction at Marina de La Paz, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This fundraiser for needy kids in La Paz is hosted by Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz (FANLAP) and sponsored by Club Cruceros. Info, www.FanlapSubasta.com. Dec. 2-30 — Free sailing at Pier 40 every Sunday courtesy of BAADS. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org. Dec. 5,12 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series at St. Francis YC, 12-2 p.m. Enjoy lunch and a dynamic speaker each Wednesday for about $25. All YCs' members welcome. More info under the 'Events' tab at www.stfyc.com. Dec. 8 — Holiday celebrations at Hyde St. Pier with live music, activiites and a visit from the Big Guy himself, 3-4:45 p.m. Kids under 16 free, adults $5. Tour historic vessels from 6-9 p.m. Free, RSVP required. Info, (415) 447-5000. Dec. 8 — Sausalito Lighted Yacht Parade along the waterfront, 6 p.m. Info, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org.
Lighted yacht parades are a wonderful excuse for a winter outing. Just be sure to pack warm clothes and warming libations.
Dec. 8 — Petaluma YC Lighted Boat Parade, 6 p.m. Info, www.petalumayachtclub.com. Dec. 9 — Hanukkah begins at sundown. Dec. 14 — St. Francis YC Lighted Boat Parade, from Pier 39 to Ft. Mason, 6 p.m. Info, www.stfyc.com. Dec. 21 — Summer Sailstice for those in the southern hemisphere. It's still six months away for the rest of us. Dec. 22 — San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade, 5:30 p.m. Info, www.marinyachtclub.com. Dec. 25 — Shop our online chandlery for the perfect gift for your favorite sailor. Go to www.latitude38.com and be sure to order by 12/14 for delivery in time for Christmas. Page 8 •
• December, 2012
The December 2012 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.