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Non-Race Sept. 29-Oct. 1 — Northern California Westsail Rendezvous, Marina Bay, Richmond. For past, present and future Westsailors. Info, www.westsail.org/event-2506482. Sept. 30 — Bay Day activities at the Bay Model, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, (415) 332-3871. Sept. 30, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 11 — Afternoon adventure sails aboard the historic scow schooner Alma, Hyde St. Pier, S.F. $20-$40. David, (415) 447-5000 or www.nps.gov/safr. Oct. 1 — The Love Plane, Golden Gate Bridge. Boats, windsurfers, kites are invited to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Fly flags of flowers, hearts and peace signs. Antenna Theater, www.antenna-theater.org. Oct. 1, 1987 — From a Letter written by Michael (age 33) and JoAnn (25), dateline Papeete, published in the October, 1987, issue of Latitude 34: "We own a 26-year-old, modified H-28 ketch. Our electronics consist of an RDF, VHF, a Zenith receiver and a couple of calculators. Except for the calculators, I can fix it all. The back-up for the calculators is a slide rule, trig tables, and once I pass 12, my fingers and toes. "The Seagull [engine] is 11 years old, has eight moving parts (including the prop), and is relatively bullet-proof . . . We've become better than fair sailors by necessity, but sometimes we could almost kill for a cube of ice. "Someday we'll get a larger boat with more equipment, but right now we're too busy cruising." Oct. 1-29 — Veterans' Sail, 10 a.m., and Keelboat Sail, noon, every Sunday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org. Oct. 2-9 — San Francisco Fleet Week, with air shows, parade of ships, ship tours, Marina Green Festival Center, high school bands, K-9 heroes. Info, www.fleetweeksf.org. Oct. 3, 1903 — It was agreed at the First International Radio Conference, in Berlin, Germany, that all signatory nations would assist each other in answering and forwarding distress calls. Oct. 4-25 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Series, StFYC, 12-2 p.m. Lunch and a dynamic speaker each week for about $25. All YCs' members welcome. Info, www.stfyc.com. Oct. 4-25 — San Diego's South Bay Sea Scouts meet aboard the schooner Bill of Rights at Chula Vista Marina on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sea Scouts is for guys & gals ages 1320. John, (619) 852-7811 or email@example.com. Oct. 5 — Go for a Thursday sail under the full moon. Oct. 5 — Corinthian Speaker Series: Chris Ray presents Ice and Life at the Bottom of the World, a Photographic Journey of Antarctica. CYC, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, www.cyc.org. Oct. 7 — Bay Day. Save the Bay, www.bayday.org. Oct. 7 — Redwood City Port Fest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sailboat rides for kids & teens, harbor tours, live bands, arts & crafts, food vendors. A Bay Day event. Free admission. Info, www. rwcportfest.com. Oct. 7 — BaySplash, EcoCenter, Heron's Head Park, San Francisco, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts, science, music, food. Free. Info, www.ecocenterhhp.org. Oct. 7 — Chantey Sing aboard Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, 8-10 p.m. Dress warmly and bring a mug for hot cider. Free, but RSVP to Peter, (415) 561-7171. Oct. 7-28 — Sailing in Access Dinghies, 10 a.m., every Saturday with BAADS at South Beach Harbor in San Francisco. Free. Info, (415) 281-0212 or www.baads.org. Oct. 12 — Single Sailors Association monthly meeting, Ballena Bay YC, Alameda. Social hour at 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.; meeting, 7:30. Info, www.singlesailors.org. Oct. 14 — Maritime Folklore of the Spanish Pacific, Hyde
The October 2017 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.