Upcoming special boating events in Marina del Rey:

– The Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club (SMWYC) hosts a Parking Lot Sale and Open House beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16th.

Nautical and non-nautical items will be available for purchase and the sale will last until sunset or when all the items have been sold.

An open house for prospective new members will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. and will be hosted by the the Women of SMWYC.

The club is located at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

Information, Carole Bellerue-Purcell, (310) 821-8341.

– The Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs (ASMBYC) hosts a safety and sailing seminar on crew overboard recovery, dismasting and safety equipment at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16th, at West Marine, 13555 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.

Dockside demonstrations and on-the-water instruction will be presented.

The Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay and Fairwind Sailing Club are event coordinators.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Los Angeles County life guards and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to answer all questions.

“ASMBYC is calling this special seminar in response to the recent problems on the race course. I urge racers, day sailors and cruisers alike to attend this important event,” ASMBYC commodore Wilma Rosenberg,

This event is open to the public and free.

Information, David Lumian, (310) 306-1116.