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CALENDAR adopted the International Rule of Measurement for the 12Meter class. Nov. 19 — Open House/Sailboat Rides, Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, www.cal-sailing.org. Nov. 21 — YRA Year-End Trophy Party at Berkeley YC. Info, www.yra.org or (415) 771-9500. Nov. 22, 1916 — Jack London, author of The Sea Wolf and The Cruise of the Snark, died in his home near Glen Ellen, CA. His ranch became Jack London State Historic Park in 1959 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963. It was closed and evacuated in October, 2017, but survived the devastating wine-country wildfires. Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 24 — Celebrate Black Friday with a leftovers rendezvous cruise. Nov. 29, 1981 — Actress Natalie Wood fell overboard from the 60-ft motoryacht Splendour, anchored in Isthmus Cove, Two Harbors, Santa Catalina Island, and drowned. Nov. 30 — La Paz Beach Party, La Costa Restaurant, La Paz, 4-7 p.m. Mexican folk dancing, live music, food & drinks, door prizes, more. Free for the first 50 Baja Ha-Ha XXIV participants; everyone welcome. Info, www.baja-haha.com. Nov. 30 — Inaugural Panama Posse Cruisers Rally starts; Barra de Navidad, Mexico, through Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica ending at the Panama Canal. Info, www.panamaposse.com. Dec. 2 — Marlinspike Seamanship: Knots and Splices, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $50 donation. Info, (415) 332-3179 or www.spauldingcenter.org. Dec. 2 — Lighted Yacht Parade, Oakland Estuary. The Oakland Firefighters' swift water boat, hosting Santa, will lead the parade. Info, www.lightedyachtparade.com. Dec. 2 — Lighted Boat Parade, Santa Cruz. SCYC, www. scyc.org. Dec. 9 — Salty Swap Meet, Alameda Marina, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Buy, sell or trade new or used boat parts. Registration deadline is 11/30. Free. Info/spaces, (510) 521-1133. Dec. 9 — Lighted Boat Parade, Sausalito, 5 p.m. Info, www. winterfestsausalito.com. Dec. 9 — Lighted Boat Parade, Benicia. BenYC, www. beniciayachtclub.com. Dec. 15 — Decorated Boat Parade, San Francisco Cityfront, 6 p.m. StFYC, www.stfyc.com. Racing Nov. 1 — Last Wet Wednesday in Santa Cruz. SCYC, www. scyc.org. Nov. 4 — Amazing Grace Cheney Regatta for women only; no YC membership required. RYC, www.richmondyc.org. Nov. 4 — Joan Storer Memorial Women's Regatta. Crews must be at least 50% female. (Postponed from 10/14 due to fires/smoke). TYC, www.tyc.org. Nov. 4 — Commodore's Cup. CPYC, www.cpyc.com. Nov. 4 — Last Gasp Regatta. HMBYC, www.hmbyc.org. Nov. 4 — Harvest Youth Regatta with fun sail and other activities for kids. HMBYC, www.hmbyc.org/youth-sailing. Nov. 4 — SF Bay Pelican Races in Benicia. Info, www. sfpelicanfleet1.com. Nov. 4 — Turkey Shoot. Sailors don't have to shoot turkeys, but turkeys are the prizes. LWSC, www.lwsailing.org. Nov. 4 — Point Fermin Inverted Start in San Pedro. Cabrillo Beach YC, www.cbyc.org. Nov. 4, Dec. 2 — Fall Series. SSC, www.stocktonsc.org. Nov. 4-5 — Cal 20 Round Robin. CYC, www.cyc.org. Nov. 4-5 — Monterey Invitational/Perry Cup/Kelp Cup.
The November 2017 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.