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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 •

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• December, 2012

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Latitude 38 Dec. 2012  

The December 2012 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 Dec. 2012  

The December 2012 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.