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EST. 1913

From the Commodore


appy New Year! 2019 is going to be an awesome year! Lindsey and I hope you enjoyed the holidays with your families.

Commodore Tom Lyons The Change of Command ceremony was held on December 1, 2018 and we had a great turnout. We were able to enjoy the new dining room chairs for the first time, and the clubhouse looked great. Congratulations to Dave Krock, who was awarded the Greg Walker Service Award that evening!

Thanks to Lindsey and her great entertainment committee for decorating the clubhouse for the holidays. On December 6, 2018, Coronado received a lot of rain and fortunately our little clubhouse survived the 100-year storm. On December 9, 2018, we held the annual Family Christmas Party, which was a huge success. For the first time, we held the party outside and included a family photo opportunity with Santa photos printed on site, Karaoke, The Jumpee, Cookie Decorating, and treats for the kids. I would like to extend a special thank you to Staff Commodore Bill Sandke for donating photography equipment and the ability to print family photos on the spot, which made the event extra special. I would also like to thank staff, Flag Members Arie and Bonnie Van Vugt, Chris DeNardi, and Dean and Nancy Eckenroth for their help with the event. On December 13, 2018, Junior Commodore Crew Fritsch was presented the 2018 SDAYC Junior Yachtsman of the Year Award at the SDAYC Dinner. What an honor! Congratulations to Crew! On December 16, 2018, I attended the Junior Trophy Dinner. Congratulations to our awesome Junior Sailing team and amazing program we are fortunate enough to have at Coronado Yacht Club. I would like to thank Jill Powell and Jon Rogers for all the great effort and passion they put into our Junior Sailing Program. We held our first Board meeting on December 20th, which went very well. I am very excited and energized by this new Board diving into this coming term, and we have a lot of exciting tasks and goals in front of us that will continue to improve the club. The Yacht Rock theme for the New Year’s Eve party was a hit, and sold out within a couple of days. On New Year’s Day, we held the Annual Blessing of the Fleet. For the twelfth year, Eagle was the stake boat with Chaplain Gary Boggs aboard to giving out blessings. We had an excellent turnout and it is always a great chance to get your first underway done for 2019. I would like to thank the Falletta family for taking my family and I out on Fallettaboutit, and leading the fleet. On January 12th, the Board will be hosting The Old Timer’s Brunch. Tradition is for the Board to be present, honor, and to serve the top 100 senior members and senior flag members Brunch. It is a great opportunity to spend time with our senior members who helped shape the history of our wonderful club.

P: (619) 435-1848 F: (619) 435-2480 VHF Radio Channel 69

Bar: (619) 435-0572 Jr. Office: (619) 567-2625 Chaplain: (619) 261-5476 Security: (619) 933-1011

Commodore’s Report ................... Front Page Upcoming Events ....................................... 2 Restaurant and Bar Hours .......................... 2 General Manager’s Report ......................... 3 Membership Numbers ............................... 3 Port Captain’s Report ................................ 4

Waves and Words ...................................... 4 Superbowl Party ........................................ 5 Rod & Reel Report ..................................... 6 Cruiser Navigation Report .......................... 7 From the Entertainment Committee ........ 8-9 From the Jr. Clubhouse .......................10-11 Brews & Bingo......................................... 12 CMF Scuttlebutt ...................................... 13

Paint Night Party: Paint Your Pets! ........... 14 Memory Lane: Dock Lines ........................ 15 Classifieds and Ads ............................ 16-18 January Trivia Night ................................. 16 January & February Calendars ................. 19 January Dinner Nights Flyer .......... Back Page



Commodore Tom Lyons

General Manager Lou Milioti

1631 Strand Way Coronado, CA 92118

In This Issue... Vice Commodore Scott Grimes Rear Commodore Chris DeNardi Treasurer Harper Hatheway

Secretary Robin MacCartee

DIRECTORS Janet Paulovich Steve Schelkun Joe Warren Ken Wilson

FLAG OFFICERS Port Captain Dave Flint Fleet Captain Curtis Milioti Chaplain Gary Boggs Judge Advocate Steve Berman


Assistant General Manager Jane Lee

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Accounting Mark Leopold—Accounting Manager Leslie James—Accounting Clerk

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Receptionists Neil Hara Tina Parra

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Jr. Sailing Director Jill Powell

Judy Longfellow Megan Mayall

Head Sailing Coach Jon Rogers



Mon., Tues., Thurs. ........... 9 AM—5 PM Wednesday ...................... 9 AM—7 PM Friday............................. 10 AM—7 PM Saturday .......................... 9 AM—5 PM Sunday ............................ 9 AM—5 PM Page 2

Director of Facilities Fabian Arreola


Wednesday………………. ... 4 PM—9 PM Friday ............................ 4 PM—10 PM Saturday ........................ 10 AM—9 PM Sunday .......................... 10 AM—8 PM

Boat Blessing Membership Mtg. Band in Bar: Jackson & Patrick Band Longstreth Series 3/3 Finance Mtg. Prime Rib Night Board Meeting Bounce House Resumes Old Timer’s Brunch Lobster Tail Night Trivia Night CMF Mtg. Bingo Night (Brews & Bingo) Mexican Dinner Buffet


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Superbowl Party Membership Meeting CSSD KMAC Meet & Greet SCYA Midwinters 1-5/5 Finance Committee Jr. Fundraiser Paint Night Party: Paint Your Pets! Board Meeting Band in Bar: Johnson & Thorsen Duo Winemaker’s Dinner Brunch Buffet Trivia Night Bingo Night Cruiser Navigation Contest & Lunch SBC Winter Regatta 1-3/3 CMF Mtg.

All events are subject to change. Check page 19 for detailed two-month calendars

CYC RESTAURANT DINNER Wed. & Fri. ...............5:30 —8:30 PM

WEEKEND MENU Sat. & Sun. ..........9:00 AM—5:30 PM

From the Crow’s Nest By General Manager Lou Milioti


appy New Year! I hope that your holidays were filled with joy and time spent with your loved ones. Membership Status

Although the nights are longer and the days are shorter this time of year, your Coronado Yacht Club food service team is anxious to offer you some great dining options in the month of January. Our Prime Rib night will be on Wednesday, January 9th, our popular Lobster Tail night will be offered on Wednesday, January 16th, and on January 23rd we will have a special Mexican Buffet available for you to enjoy. We also have Trivia Night on Tuesday, January 22nd with a limited menu and we are offering Bingo Night as a trial basis with the first one on Wednesday, January 23rd.

Flag Jr. Flag 50% Jr. Flag 100% Social Flag Member Total

For those of you that have made New Year’s resolutions to make healthier dining choices in 2019, please be aware that Chef Benito can customize your order to be served with double vegetables instead of starch. Proteins can be grilled instead of sauteed or any other reasonable request can be fulfilled to help you meet your goals. We also offer a very extensive soup and salad bar on Wednesday and Friday evenings that consists of over 30 items including fresh fruits, vegetables and homemade soups.


I want to thank the membership for all of the positive comments that I have received on the new clubhouse furniture. As you know, last year while working with the House Chair and CYC Board of Directors, we looked inside for projects to enhance your enjoyment of the clubhouse including a new private meeting/ dining room, A/C, bathroom upgrades, and new flooring and carpeting. While we will be having a lot of fun at CYC in 2019, we will also continue to improve our clubhouse. New windows, tables & patio awnings are just a few of the clubhouse enhancements being considered in 2019. Facility upgrades that you will notice in January include a new sound system for the clubhouse and a new hoist mechanism for the hoist. The new commercial mixer and multi-channel amp system will give us the ability to monitor it via an app as well as make PA announcements through the app. Facilities Director Fabian and I met with our crane maintenance vendor to see why we have had so much down time and repair needs since we replaced the crane in 2016. Our former hoist brand mechanism had a cable guide that the replacement mechanism did not. Fabian and I negotiated an at-cost replacement of the mechanism to the former brand which has a cable guide. The replacement will be received from the manufacturer and installed this month. As always, if there is anything that I or our team can do to enhance your membership experience, please drop me a line at or feel free to stop on in. Aloha, Lou

The Numbers

620 17 11 4 652

Absent Flag 25% Absent Flag 50% Junior Paying Jr. Non-Paying Life Flag Senior Flag Deferred

16 3 96 33 3 31 66 900

New Members Mack Kirsner—Paying Jr.

Changes Kerry Scott Grimes II Paying Jr. to Jr. Flag Emily Bodkin Paying Jr. to Deferred Erin & Ricardo Enrico Absent Flag 25% to Flag Yasmine Schmied Paying Jr. to Deferred Jessica Kephart Jr. Flag 50% to Jr. Flag 100%

Resigned John & Maria Roberts—Flag

Applicants Greg & Nicolle Foutz—Flag Penny & Gary Boggs & Mike & Erin Yeakle Megan & Brian Isaac—Flag From Deferred Status Madilyn Anderson—Paying Jr. Erin Miller & Jon Rogers

Approved, Awaiting Vacancy Benjamin & Amy Harms—Social Jerry Winter—Flag Chris Clements & Brianna Boos—Flag Russ Westphal & Sharon Chambers—Flag

8 Bells Robert & Raye Lenson Longtime Members since February 1965 Passed away on December 16, 2018

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Port Captain’s Report By Port Captain Dave Flint


lease be reminded wet slip holders are required to get their boats Underway two times a calendar year. One time is required from January 1 through June 30 and again July 1 through December 31. The purpose of these underways is to insure all boats are operational and can get underway in case of an emergency. To make this more convenient for you to document, just take a photo of your boat under or right near the Coronado Bridge and submit it to the Office with the completed underway form. 2.

If you have a wet slip please be considerate of members not so fortunate as you who have their boats in other marinas. Please file a Float Plan if you will out of your slip for 24 hours or more so we can accommodate them with a temporary slip. Thank you.


Maybe some of you holding wet slips have been thinking about selling your boat and giving up your slip but know if you do give it up you would never get a slip back due to the very long waiting time. Please be aware there is a rule which allows you to give up your slip and have the option to receive a slip of the same size back within 3 years. In fact we just had a member, Willem Van Waay, who gave up a 40’ slip a few years ago decide he wanted a slip back. He will be once again be assigned a 40’ wet slip soon. Please consider this option.



New Wet and Dry Slip Assignments: AD-14 AW-14 B-19 C-15 C-25 XA-8 XB-21

40’ 25’ 50’ 40’ 40’ 30’ 21’

Greg Finch Mark Paulovich Phil Ganong Ian Bower Pete Andreasen Fabian Gomez-Ibarra Mark Wallace

Ready Slip List Better Slip List Better Slip List Better Slip List Better Slip List Dry Slip Wait List Dry Slip Wait List

Waves and Words By Chaplain Gary Boggs


s we set sail on a New Year I am looking forward to seeing what successes this year will bring for each of us personally as well as for our New Commodore and Board.

When you read this article we will have just completed our annual Blessing of the Fleet. This happens to be my favorite duty as your Chaplain. It is always a great way to start the year, on the water, where we all love to be. I hope that your Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Season has been filled with joy and peace. Through all the trials, tribulations, joy and triumphs of the year passed, it’s good to know that we have a fresh start on a new year. The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah was told by God “Behold I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth”. So as we set off on a New Year we can have great confidence that the Good Lord is with us and will guide us through the good times as well as the tough times when we are willing to put our trust and faith in Him. As we see a new generation of leadership emerging in our club my prayers are for guidance and direction as we seek resolution with the new lease and our plans for improvements for our facility. We have battled long and hard in good faith with each successive board bringing us closer to a final resolution. I pray for strength and energy for the leadership and committees of the club to address the challenges that lay ahead in 2019. There is a great Proverb that goes like this, “trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths”. As we embark on our journey this year, let our resolution be to keep our eyes on the fulfillment of our goals and to pursue everything we do in an honorable manner, that we might fine good favor in the sight of all people. As always, be kind to one another, care for one another, and love one another. May you have fair winds and following seas… Chaplain Out! Page 4

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Rod and Reel Report By Rod and Reel Chairman S/C Paul Dodson


elcome to 2019, as we look forward to another good year at CYC Rod & Reel.

Our annual fish scale calibration was completed on December 10th, 2018 and as always, fully maintained by San Diego Scale Co. By the time you read this article our IGFA Registration will have been renewed for 2019. Therefore, between the scale calibration and the renewed IGFA recognition and you catching a record size fish, you may well make it into the record books for international recognition – Good Luck. Remember, our current scale has a capacity to weigh up to 200 lbs. If you think your fish will weigh IN EXCESS of 200 lbs., do not attempt to use the CYC Rod and Reel scale, as weight in excess of the scale capacity will damage the scale. Thanks for your understanding. You may want to put the following dates on your calendar: Saturday August 3rd, 2019: “The 22nd Annual Southbay Combined Fishing Tournament.” Sunday August 4th, 2019: “The Annual CYC Fish Fry and Awards Dinner” for the Tournament the day before. CYC Rod and Reel will again conduct a fundraiser for our Junior Program as we have done for the last three years. This year, we expect to have even a much larger raffle table than in the past. This fundraiser will be held along with the Annual Fish Fry and Awards Dinner, as has been the case in the past. Tuesday May 7th, 2019: Scheduled Rod and Reel meeting to address summer tournament activities. Tuesday, November 5th, 2019: Scheduled Rod and Reel meeting to address Annual Rod and Reel Awards, and the election of the 2020 Rod and Reel Chairman. Yes, Paul will retire at the end of 2019, having served as Rod and Reel Chairman for 25 years. In the meantime, we will stay the course and look to have a fun year as always. The following article was taken from the Nov. 30–Dec 13, 2018 issue of The Log, California’s Boating and Fishing News, Fishrap page 29 in an effort to further inform all anglers as to the general information concerning the requirement and purchase of the 2019 California Fishing License. Should you have any questions concerning CYC Rod and Reel, feel free to call Paul Dodson, Chairman, at (619) 933-3943 or (619) 435-3943.

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Cruiser Navigation By Dave Weimer


t’s January, and the start of a new year of cruiser navigation activities in San Diego. The San Diego Cruiser Association has a busy year planned for us, with 12 contests, beginning with the January contest on Saturday morning, January 19. The January contest is typical of our bay contests. This contest begins in the North Bay at green channel buoy “19” with a few “U” turns near the mid mile markers on Harbor Island and near red channel buoy “20” for the first timed “Mark.” The course continues east toward the city, then heads south east in the Coronado channel to red nun buoy “22A” and then to green channel buoy “23” for the second timed “Mark.” Continuing southeast under the bridge, the course goes direct to the Navy ship pier “5” for the third timed “Mark.” Mark III is followed by a 1.2 nautical mile blind run towards the diamond marker on the Silver Strand and then to red channel buoy “36” for the fourth “Mark.” The final timed Mark is bridge pier “18” followed by the finish at red channel buoy “24.” Many of our contests contain a “blind point” run. This is a timed run for a specified distance (typically around one nautical mile). The contestant is allowed to use a stopwatch, starting the watch at the beginning of the timed run. When the predicted time for the run has expired, the contestant must turn immediately and proceed on a course toward the next specified check point. The January contest will be hosted by the Southwestern YC, where they will provide an award luncheon following the contest. Our contests are timed to start between 8 AM and finish by 10:30 AM. This allows us to be on the water before most of the pleasure craft traffic, and the start of scheduled sailboat races. Most bay activity we encounter during our contests are the early morning fishermen, and occasionally a naval vessel or cruise ship. The early finish time permits all contestants to return to their home port, and have time to commute to the location of the post contest award luncheons. The February contest will be hosted by our own Club, with an award luncheon on the west lawn planned following the contest on Saturday, February 23. We are always looking for new members to join our cruiser navigation family. Southwestern has announced they have 5 new candidate contestants who will be learning the joy of being on the water one Saturday morning a month and participating in our contests. I’d hope that Coronado YC could join Southwestern, and add to our small cadre of cruiser navigators. If you own and cruise a mid-sized power boat, consider learning about cruiser navigation contests by joining one of us on board for a “test” run. There is nothing to lose, and based on my personal experience, much to gain in both knowledge of your boat, confidence in your boat handling, and enjoyment in the camaraderie amongst our Skippers. To get started, any one of us will be more than willing to guide you step by step as you enter into this fascinating sport. Please contact David Weimer at if you would like more information about our sport and allow us to help you become a part of our winning CYC team.

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From the Entertainment Committee By Entertainment Chair Lindsey Lyons


appy New Year! Wow, 2019 is here already! Tom and I would like to wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

December was a busy month at the club filled with lots of fun events and cheer. We started out the month with a festive day of decorating the club for Christmas. The 2019 Event Committee spent the morning decking the halls of CYC with as much cheer as we could muster. Next up was the Change of Command Dinner on December 1st. The evening was lovely and the 2019 board was sworn into office. We said Thank You to the outgoing board of 2018 led by Dean and Nancy Eckenroth. As his outgoing gift, Dean received a new oven for the bar so that food service can be enjoyed anytime the bar is open. Thank you Dean for this thoughtful gift that gives back to all members! The food was delicious including a new and very unique appetizer that had us all very perplexed… Lobster Corn Dogs. We danced the night away in celebration of our amazing board that so generously donates their time to help operate our club. Congratulations 2019 Board of Directors! Our first Family event was the Family Christmas Party on Sunday, December 9th. We all enjoyed this event outdoors this year. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived on boat and all the children ran down to greet him at the dock; followed by a line up to take a photo with Santa. Thank you to our Santa (Arie Van Vugt) and Mrs. Claus (Bonnie Carpenter) for donating your time to bring so much joy to the children. Thank you as well to Bill Sandke with Crown City Photography for helping to provide onsite printing of the Santa Photos. This was a great gift for our members to take home. Cookie Decorating, Karaoke, Jumpy time and delicious hot cocoa and snacks provided by Benito were enjoyed by all. Thank you to Bart Albin for your talents providing face painting to the kids as well. Jude really loved his “dabbing Santa”. Finishing out December we all had a great time ringing in the New Year at our Yacht Rock Themed New Year’s Eve party. Thank you to Ron’s Garage for providing us with beautiful and lively tunes all night long. Thank you to all of you for attending and having fun with the Costume Contest! There were some really great looking people there and your outfits were so fun! The photo booth captured some good memories of us all. The live Crepe Dessert Station was delicious. Thanks to Benito and staff for making that happen. The Blessing of the Fleet this year was led by Commodore Tom Lyons on Tony and Janet Falletta’s boat “Falletaboutit”. Chaplain Gary Boggs provided a special blessing for all participants requesting one. The procession was a special one for our family including our kids, and our extended family and friends this year. What a special way to start out this great year ahead of us. Next up is our annual Old Timer’s brunch on Saturday, January 12th. This special event honors our longest serving members and we thank them for their wisdom and commitment to the club. Thank you to Frances MacCartee and Charlotte Rudowicz for designing centerpieces and decor for this event. Coming up in February we will have a Family Friendly Wine Tasting party on Saturday, February 15th. We are working on coordinating for our good friends and owners of Buona Forchetta restaurant to be at this event with their one of a kind pizza oven. We will have Italian Wines for tasting along with pizza from Buona Forchetta along with the Jumpy up for the kids to enjoy and a special screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Make sure to sign up for this event by February 7th by Friday 1/4, 7-10p Jackson & Patrick Band emailing, stopping by and signing up in Friday 2/15, 7-10p Johnson & Thorsen Duo the book or calling the front desk 619.435.1848.

Live Bands

For details of the mentioned events see the Whisker Pole flyers. Pictures from the Family Christmas Party!

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From the Jr. Clubhouse By Jr. Sailing Director Jill Powell


appy New Year from the Juniors! We are looking forward to a fun year of sailing all over Southern California. Winter sailing will start on January 9 th and run for the month of January, then spring sailing starts up February 18th and runs until May 4th. The CYC Juniors ended 2018 with hosting the #2 Perry here in South Bay. 41 boats raced in the regatta. Thank you to all that helped us put on a great regatta! Congratulations to: Tommy Rudowicz, Preston Miller, Crew Fritsch, Max Olson, Sam Jennings and Stella Taherian for a great performances in the Perry regatta. The CYC Juniors had a nice trophy dinner on Dec. 16th. Congratulations to all the sailors! Here is a list of the winners: Seven-Up Cup Winner: Ansgar Jordan Established 1947, Elmer Muhl and Seven-Up Bottling Company Presented to the Junior Member who has accumulated the highest total points (see HP formula) in any individual class of boat during the year. Uncle Bill Junior Yacht Races Perpetual Winner: Preston Miller Established 1948, W.F. Betzer, amended 1997 Thom and Gina Bernsen Presented to the Junior Member (skipper) who has accumulated the highest total points (see HP formula) during the year. Points shall be accumulated for any class of boat that is sailed in a sanctioned (SDAYC, SCYYRA, US Sailing) Jr. Event. Jr. Commodores Corinthian Award Winner: Crew Fritsch (Established 1948, Bob Phillips) Presented to the Junior Member that best exemplifies the Corinthian spirit. The recipient shall be determined by the Junior Program Director and Junior Advisor(s). Cynnie Dennett Memorial Trophy Winner: Max Olson Established 1961, friends of Cynnie Dennett. Amended 1974, R.H. Lenson) Presented to the Junior Member of CYC who throughout the year demonstrates superior qualities of SPORTSMANSHIP, PERSONAL CONDUCT, AND HELPFULNESS. Conduct that aids and supports the accomplishment of club sailing, social and other related activities shall be weighed heavily in choosing the recipient. Service as Junior Division officers, committeemen, as well as participation in sailing events are examples of the people to be considered. Jr. Sabot Fleet Champion Winner: Preston Miller (Established 1961, CYC Board of Directors) Presented to the Junior Member who has achieved the lowest points Dennlers High Point Perpetual Trophy Winner: Madi Anderson (Established 1966, Philip Dennler) Presented to the Naples Sabot Sailor, under the age of 14 who accumulates the highest number of points as determined by the J r. Program Director in the areas of RACING, SEAMANSHIP, SPORTSMANSHIP and BOAT MAINTENANCE. Scott Harris Memorial Award Winner: Brock Paquin (Established 1989, Friends of Scott Harris) Presented to the "Outstanding Junior Competitive Sailor of the Year, under the age of 21, in good standing as CYC Member for previous 12 months, to be selected for their achievements and contributions to the sport of competitive sailing." their achievements and contributions to the sport of competitive sailing." The recipient will have competed in no fewer than (12) club, local, or SCYA races during the (12) months preceding the vote. David Allen Smith Winner: Tommy Rudowicz (Established 1992, CYC Board of Directors) Awarded to Jr. Member or Junior Program Participant in recognition of his/her ATTITUDE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, and SPORTING CONDUCT exemplifying the Corinthian spirit in the sport of sailing.

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John Callahan Memorial Trophy Winner: Stella Taherian Established 2001, the Callahan family and John’s many friends This trophy is to be awarded to an enthusiastic sailor in Coronado Yacht Club’s youth program who demonstrates persistence, determination and regular participation in an effort to improve his/her sailing skills. Lenson Senior Sabot/Opening Day Winner of the Opening Day Senior Sabot Regatta

Winner: Willem Van Waay

Fred and Ann Kirschner Perpetual Trophy Winner: Jim Miller (Established 2003, Allie Collier Ginty) Awarded to an adult/adults who have consistently performed dedicated service to Coronado Yacht Club Junior Sailing. Jr. Director Special Recognition (Established 1998, Jon Rogers)

Winners: D’amy Steward, Isabella Loiselle, Max Olson

Congratulations to the NEW 2019 JUNIOR BOARD: (pictured right) Commodore Emma Yakutis Vice Commodore Katelyn Roberts Rear Commodore Amy Schafer Secretary Isabella Loiselle FJ Fleet Captain Tommy Rudowicz 420 Fleet Captain Preston Miller BIC Fleet Captain Max Olson Sabot Fleet Captain Taylor Werth Jr. Angler Fleet Captain Jeronimo Gomez-Ibarra CHSST Liaison Sean Campbell Staff Commodore Crew Fritsch Save the Date: CASINO NIGHT: May 4th We will have the 50/50 raffle and lots of sponsor opportunity. REGATTAS Jan. 3: Junior Clinic 10 AM—3 PM (more info to come) Jan. 5-6: Rose Bowl Regatta @ Long Beach (CHSST) Jan. 12-13: ABYC (Sabot) Regatta Jan. 20-21: Harold Adams Team Racing @ SDYC Jan. 20: Jr. Installation Dinner for NEW BOARD (Southwestern YC) Jan. 26-27: Perry Regatta USSCIB (420’s) Feb. 2-3: SoCal @ ABYC (CHSST) Feb. 9-10: Junior Sabot Midwinters @ NHYC Feb. 12: Junior Fundraiser Dinner Feb. 18: Spring Sailing starts Feb. 23-24: Golden Bear @ SFO (CHSST)

Thank you for all the support to the Junior program! We cannot have a successful program without our memberships. Happy New Years! Page 115

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CMF Scuttlebutt! By CMF Chairman Jeff Jakus


hoy and welcome to the first edition of the Coronado Maritime Foundation Scuttlebutt, an insight as to why we exist, what we are up to and how we plan to get more community members involved this year and beyond. It may surprise many of you to hear that CMF is celebrating our 20th year anniversary in 2019. During this time, CMF has been stealthily raising funds and promoting water-based activities in and around Coronado. The primary recipients of our efforts have been the Coronado Junior Program, the Coronado High School Sailing Team and the Coronado Yacht Club Lipton Cup sailing team. Funds support regatta entry, travel costs and sailing scholarships, among other worthy causes. The 2019 CMF Board of Directors includes: Jeff Jakus – Chairperson, Karen Paquin – Vice Chairperson, Mark Warner – Treasurer, Steve Streifer – Secretary, Will Abbott – Board Member, Robbie Haines – Board Member and Jill Powell – Board Member. This group is largely new to the cause and very energetic when it comes to creating our roadmap for the future. Our board meetings are scheduled monthly on each 4th Tuesday at CYC, except in December, and visitors are welcome. The CYC front office can assist you with time and place information. CMF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, providing charitable contribution receipts for personal tax return filing purposes. Donations are currently accepted into the CMF General Fund, the CYC Juniors Fund, the High School Sailing Fund and the Lipton Cup Fund. All donations are welcome and those received without designation will go into the General Fund. We accept boats as well! If you are so inclined, donations can be left at the CYC office or mailed to the Coronado Maritime Foundation, C/O Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118. Recently CMF funding has assisted more than a few local Juniors travelling to regattas and we are proud that they are often coming back home as champions! Every dollar we raise and use in support of these fantastic sailors makes the existence of CMF worthwhile. Our goals for this coming year include raising additional funds to support more programs, create more scholarships, fund more regattas and raise community awareness. Our early successes this year include: unveiling our new logo donated by local graphic designer Paola Silva, implementing electronic voting to accommodate funding requests between meetings, inclusion of our logo and name on the new city sponsored community group signage coming to Spreckels Park, a redesign of our web site (also coming soon) and planning a new & improved fund-raising program. Thank you for the last 19 years of amazing support, we look forward to raising the bar on all levels for 2019 and beyond! We are here to assist with any questions, concerns or issues you may have.

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Dock Lines: 2nd Edition (1st Edition published in April 2018) by Charlie Allen Long Time Flag Member and Staff Commodore The Friendly Seal One day, as I was polishing the topsides of my live aboard boat, I had an unexpected friend visit. I had the boat pulled in close to the dock so I could lay on the dock and polish the topsides. All of a sudden, I saw eyes between me and the boat, about a foot away in the gap. We look at one another for a moment, then I said “Hello, Mr. Seal, welcome to Coronado Yacht Club” and backed away about a foot. I thought he must be one of the Navy Seals from the Amphibian Base. He was probably used to humans. Not knowing anything about trained seals, I started a conversation ‘til he got bored and departed. I was totally amazed by this whole experience. 5 White Doves I was on my way one afternoon to Charlie Ingle’s ‘Celebration of Life’ at the Club side yard, when 5 pure white doves fly east past close overhead. I stopped dead to watch them fly by. My mind asked me, “Is this an omen?” I admit I don’t know, but I think so. I normally don’t think of things as supernatural. What do you think? Mayday, Mayday I was racing on our boat ‘Mistress’ in our first CYC Acapulco challenge in 1956, when off Cape San Lucas we heard on our radios a Mayday, Mayday distress message from one of the racers far ahead. Their location was like 12 hours ahead of us so we could be of no assistance and likewise any shore assistance was hours away and would arrive after dark. It came to all of us aboard that our endeavor was not without risk which I took as a serious thing for the first time in my life. As it turns out, there was a propane explosion in the hull. The cabin was instantly afire and the crew instantly jumped overboard as they were, mostly in shorts with no safety equipment. This confirms that fire is the most feared danger afloat. Fortunately, they were boat for boat with another contender who saw the explosion and immediately turned to perform the much needed rescue. Afterwards, miraculously, they had no injuries and resumed the race to the finish and fortunately they had provisions and water for a double crew. We didn’t have a boat in sight at the time.

Rescuing River River was a very young lad but already boat wise and his mother was a trained life guard. So happens that one day River was playing Captain with the Club’s Wheel on the front porch within a few feet from his mother but was blinded from her by the wheel cover. Unrealized by the mother, the club identification sign which serves as a backstop stop at the rail had been removed for maintenance leaving an open space. For some reason, the mother immediately sensed danger, and blinded by the wheel cover realized the potential danger and feeling the child missing, vaulted the rail instantly and no damage was done to anyone. CYC member Mike Whittemore was present and witnessed the dramatic rescue. McKane’s Folly Joe McKane was one of Coronado Yacht Club’s characters. Liked by most everybody and widely known and loved. He loved boats, high times, both his wives, Louise who died too young and Ruth were both sweethearts, his dog and his boat and his MG. The MG came about because he talked Bob Lenson into rebuilding an engine and body and got a professional paint job just so he, his dog and his car could be an entry in the Annual 4 th of July parades, which he did for years. And it happens, one year he took his entourage to the Coronado Yacht Club parking lot, through the front door, across the dining area and into the bar to announce he was here, car and all! What class. The SD Harbor Porpoise Did you ever see our local porpoise? If you have, you had to be around for a long time, like me. When I started sailing they were here till we trashed our bay. Magnificent creatures, larger than a man, with the bulbous forehead, beautifully sleek, light grey in color. They were always a treat to the eye swimming in pods of 3 to 6 with their synchronized up and down surface swimming, a ballet of the sea. I never tired of watching them. If you know their story let me know.

This is not the end of Dock Lines. I have some good stories coming from other members at another time. But I need more member input. Several of my stories involve experiences with animals and travel full length or “Dock Lines” as well as other experiences. It’s easy to submit, just e-mail or mail the office (Attn: Memory Lane) or phone me at (619) 961–6950 Page 155

Classifieds/For Sale YAMAHA GENERATOR FOR SALE EF1000 iSC minimal use, sold sailboat, reduced price $600.00. Jerry 619-437-8456 For Sale: Avon 10' Dinghy 1983 but no holes or leaks. Call me see it. Has 1. Floor boards, 2. Two seats, 3. Oars, 4. Foot pump. Comes with a Mercury 2.2 horse power motor. 619-435-8227. CATALINA 38 - We have purchased a new sailboat and don't want to be a two-boat family! Over the past six years we have made many upgrades, including: new lifelines, standing rigging, ProMariner charging system, furler (all in 2017), running rigging; new water pump,

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macerator, batteries, and more (2015). This is the vessel that was previously owned by Frank and Dudley Rockwell; it sails beautifully and the engine purrs like a kitten. Will consider all reasonable offers. Bruce and Cathy Liese— or 913-579-5039. CYC Flag member looking for a partnership in a boat just for cruising and entertaining… If you are a CYC Flag member and are not using your boat as much as you like and would consider a partner/co-owner please contact me… 619-4355200… Very reliable, clean, responsible and experienced! FOR SALE: ’71 Ericson 32’ Ready to Sail. Lots of gear, $10,000. See Slip C-8. Call Don or Carol (619) 660-2263.

FOR SALE: 11’ Caribe, Center Console RIB, 30HP Honda. Trailer. Bottom Paint. Runs great! Sunbrella Cover. See in Slip XC-17, CYC parking lot, next to golf course. Bought a new one. $3,500. Call Dave Flint: 619-885-8310. Parting out a 14ft Avon. Trailer and immaculate 50 Hp 2 stroke with all steering wheel controls and fuel lines to 10 Gallon fuel tank, newer battery. Make an offer. Contact Chris Toogood (ad on page 17).

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January 2019 SUN




9A Weekend Menu

6P Finance Mtg.








9A Weekend Menu





11A Boat Blessing

8:30A Private Event 5:30P Dinner

6P Membership Mtg.

5:30P Dinner 9A Weekend Menu 7P Band in Bar: Jackson & Patrick Band




11 Bounce House 12

8:30A Private Event 5:30P Dinner/Prime Rib Night

7P Board Mtg.

16 8:30A Private Event 5:30P Dinner/Lobster Tail Night



7P CMF Mtg. 7P Trivia Night

8:30A Private Event 5:30P Dinner/Mexican Buffet 6P Bingo Night (Brews & Bingo)




5P Private Event:

5:30P Dinner

6P Private Meeting: Coronado Room


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9A Weekend Menu



5 Longstreth 3/3


5:30P Dinner

9A Weekend Menu 10A Old Timer’s Brunch




11A Private Event: Dining Room

5:30P Dinner

9A Weekend Menu 4P Private Event: Side Lawn




5:30P Dinner

9A Weekend Menu 5P Private Event: Dining Room

February 2019 SUN






3:30P Superbowl Party

10 SBC Midwinter







5:30P Dinner

9A Weekend Menu 5P Private Event: Dining Room


9 SBC Midwinter



8:30A Private Event 11A Private Event 5:30P Dinner

6P Membership 5:30P Dinner Meeting 6P CSSD KMAC Meet & Greet






1-3/5 9A Weekend Menu


6P Finance Committee 5P Jr. Fundraiser Dinner

8:30A Private Event Valentine’s Day 5:30P Dinner 7P Board Meeting 6:30P Paint Night Party: Paint Your Pets!







9A Weekend Menu 9A Weekend Brunch Buffet

6P MOAA/Navy League 7P Trivia Night Dinner

8:30A Private Event 5:30P Dinner 6P Bingo Night

11A Private Event: Dining Room

5:30P Dinner

9A Weekend Menu 11A Cruiser Navigation Contest & Lunch

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7P CMF Mtg.

8:30A Private Event 5:30P Dinner

4-5/5 9A Weekend Menu

1-3/3 9A Weekend Menu


5:30P Dinner 9A Weekend Menu 7P Band in Bar: Steph 6P Winemaker’s Dinner Johnson & Rob Thorsen Duo

All events are subject to change. Please refer to our website at for the most up-to-date information.

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