From the Commodore appy November! With Thanksgiving and The Holidays coming H up, the year is almost over. As I write my last article as Coronado Yacht Club’s 2019 Commodore, I feel blessed to have
We also added new items to the Ship Store, and designed a new apparel logo that calls out our club's name, versus just the burgee stamp itself, which will always be our core logo. Thank you, Flag Member Gina Fallletta, for your help this year! We made Commodore Tom Lyons another subtle change with starting to email out a PDF attachment of the monthly Whisker Pole Publication. We used to mail the Whisker Pole to all members, but incentivized members to go electronic by going to the website a few years ago, but it is clear that readership is down because not everyone remembers to go to the website every month. The simple e-mail is a prompt to read the Whisker Pole every month, and click rate metrics are showing a great response. The Whisker Pole has a lot of great information that helps members stay informed, and we would like for members to read it monthly.
Our GM, Lou Milioti, has done an excellent job this year and we worked together very well. My leadership style is one of “Servant Leadership” and this worked well this year. We held many events this year, and they were fun, thanks to Lindsey, the Entertainment Committee, and Staff. We had a Change of Command Dinner, a Family Christmas Party, a New Year’s Eve Party, the Old Timer’s Brunch, a Buona Borchetta & Barbera night that helped raise money for the Junior Sailing Program and Coronado School’s Foundation, the Easter Party, the 4th of July weekend, Opening Day weekend, the Commodore’s Dinner Dance outside under the tent with CYC Trivia, a Luau with Dancers, a Paella Spanish Flamenco Night, an Oktoberfest, the Commodore’s Thank You Party, and a Wine Pairing Dinner. We had a fun year to say the least, and did our best to make the events appeal to all generations of our club’s membership. We also had some bands on the side lawn throughout the summer which created a concert in the park feel; with a good band, good food, and drinks, people tend to stay longer and enjoy our beautiful club, which is also good for revenues, the bottom line, and overall membership satisfaction.
We made small improvements to our clubhouse such as the blue Adirondack chairs on the back lawn, a French Drain Bike Pad for bike storage and preventing flooding at the back of the clubhouse, new flooring, repairs to our aged rooftop, repairs to the parking lot blacktop, new tables in the bar, new and improved paddleboard and kayak storage racks, and new and improved more efficient beer tap system for the bar. The Finance Committee approved the tap system and stated: “who doesn’t like colder beer?” We soon found out that having Coors Light on tap can be controversial at our club. It is good to know that most of the things we deal with are first world problems and we can have some fun addressing different issues and concerns.
been surrounded by an amazing Board of Directors, Membership, Committees, and Staff. I would like to thank everyone for a great year! We have a great team that helps run our club and many volunteers who give their time and expertise. Thank you! I would also like to thank my Wife, Lindsey, for her support since joining the Board of Directors in 2013, especially her support this year. And, of course I cannot forget to mention Staff Commodore Wayne Strickland who asked me to run for the Board, citing “we need young blood on the Board.” Well, you got it Wayne. The last six years has been a great experience; I have been surrounded by great people from diverse backgrounds and different perspectives, which is always a great environment in which to grow and continue to learn.
The Junior Sailing Program is thriving, as well as boating, sailing, and other water activities around the club. Our regatta participation is increasing, and CYC placed second recently in the International Master’s Regatta. We also had two CYC boats participate in the Transpacific Hawaii Race. We are performing well year-to-date relative to the overall budget and plan to finish the year strong. After splitting off marina slip electricity to each slip holder, and reducing slip rates last year, it is clear that we are tracking very well after reviewing actual data since the change. Additionally, we have a wait list for Membership and our hospitality member satisfaction metric is at an all-time high. Yes, one could say we are simply a club that rents slips, but we are selling more than just slips, it is also the club’s ethos that retains members, and attracts new members. We established a new Committee called the Green Policy Committee that is committed to environmental stewardship and to maintaining the beauty of our club for our future membership generations. We were also approved as a Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant this year. The Sharp Hospice Fundraising event raised a record amount of $409,802 Net! What a great cause, and it is great to see our members passionate about giving back. We also held a Cornhole Tournament and the event raised $11,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is a significant improvement since the first year it was held. The Sharp Hospice event has been a part of our club since 2006, and the Cornhole Fundraising event has been a part of our club since 2017, so it takes time to build a following for a fundraising event. This year, we also made efforts to reinvigorate the Coronado Maritime Foundation, thanks to a great committee and support from the Board. Additionally, this year we made the KMAC Challenged Sailors Regatta a club event starting in 2020. Things are looking up for our little but great club!
As far as The Port, we have built a very strong, close relationship over the last few years. This year, for the first time, I reached out to the California Coastal Commission with the goal of establishing a direct relationship in order to move our project forward. The relationship has been positive so far, and I am a strong believer that face time, meeting in person, and simply having a conversation goes a long way. Rather than writing a letter or sending an e-mail, my approach in business and in life has always been to pick up the phone and get on a plane to go see someone in person. The Port is fully supportive of us improving our leasehold and extending our lease with these improvements, and we are now working directly with the California Coastal Commission to negotiate a way forward without a path through our club, in tandem and with the support of The Port. I would like to thank incoming Commodore Scott Grimes for his leadership and friendship over the years. We have been blessed to have great leadership on the Bridge and Board this year, and I am excited for Scott to take over. You are in good hands. I also want to thank Junior Staff Commodore Dean Eckenroth and his Wife Nancy. Dean has been a great mentor of mine over the years, and Dean and Nancy really helped tee this year up for success. Thank you, Dean and Nancy! With Jane Lee’s resignation and pursuit of her Master’s Degree, we hired a new Assistant Manager that has a strong background in general management, event management, and Food & Beverage. Our goal is not only to have strong clubhouse operations support for Lou, but also to focus on event planning and execution, as well as Food & Beverage. The demands of our membership is shifting, and we must address the needs of our membership. We also promoted DeLaine Bennett to Membership and Communications Coordinator to support administrative aspects of the club. We are excited to have Victoria and DeLaine on the team! Please welcome them. Lastly, I would like to thank Staff Commodore Paul Dodson for serving for me as Rod & Reel Chair for one more year. You are a great guy, Paul, and we appreciate everything you have done for the club. Page 15
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In This Issue... Commodore’s Report .................. Front Page Upcoming Events ...................................... 2 Restaurant and Bar Hours ......................... 2 General Manager’s Report ......................... 3 Membership Committee Report……………...3 Membership Summary .............................. 4 Lipton Cup 2019/Masters 2019 ............... 4
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Rod & Reel Report .....................................5 Waves and Words ....................................... 6 From the Entertainment Committee ............7 Port Captain’s Report .................................7 From the Jr. Clubhouse ...............................8 California Boater Card................................9 Race Committee Report .......................... 10 Cruiser Navigation Report ....................... 11 Memory Lane .......................................... 12
Yacht Clubs for Wishes Recap ..................12 Upcoming Events .....................................13 Classifieds and Ads ........................... 14-18 November & December Calendars ............19 New Year’s Eve Speakeasy ........... Back Page
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Director of Facilities Fabian Arreola email@example.com
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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
EDITORS Judy Longfellow Megan Mayall
OFFICE 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
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UPCOMING EVENTS IN NOVEMBER 9
UPCOMING EVENTS IN DECEMBER
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Receptionist Neil Hara firstname.lastname@example.org Membership & Communications Coordinator DeLaine Bennett email@example.com Jr. Sailing Director Jill Powell firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Committee Meeting Commodore’s Thank You Reception Finance Committee Meeting Board Meeting Junior Trophy Dinner Annual Meeting CMF Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting CYC Change of Command Reception Junior Trophy Dinner Board Meeting CMF Meeting CYC’s Roaring 20’s NYE Party
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BAR HOURS (WINTER HOURS) Monday ........................................ 4 PM—9 PM Tuesday ……….…………………………..…..Closed Wednesday..…………………………...4 PM—9 PM Thursday ……………………………………….Closed Friday.........................................4 PM—10 PM Saturday ....................................10 AM—9 PM Sunday ......................................10 AM—8 PM
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From the Crow’s Nest By General Manager Lou Milioti
ovember brings us to the end of an exciting year at CYC that was filled with new events and some improvements to our traditional events. I would like to thank all of the committee chairs and volunteers who volunteered their time on behalf of the club to make it a better more enjoyable club for all the membership to enjoy. The Coronado Yacht Club’s longest active committee Chair will be hanging up his Rod after 26 years of being the Rod & Reel Chairman on November 5th. I remember looking forward to Staff Commodore Paul Dodson’s personal telephone calls 20 years ago inviting my son Roman and I to his meetings which were filled with members of all ages, great raffle prizes and sometimes even cookies by Ginger. Come enjoy a light reception in honor of Paul’s last Rod & Reel meeting and raise a glass to the team of Ginger & Paul on November 5th at 7:00pm in the CYC dining room. Our new Dinner & Weekend menu will premier this month and I look forward to your comments both positive and constructive. It is only through your comments that we can improve and assure we are providing you with a dining experience that you expect from your club. We have some new items including Spanish Garlic Shrimp, a Veggie Based Burger, Braised Lamb and others on the weekend menu including Italian Burrata Salad, Wedge Salad & Breakfast Tacos. Our Wednesday night special Prime Rib will be held on November 6 followed up by our Lobster tail night on November 13. Please note that the CYC Bar and Food service will be closed from Tuesday November 26th through Friday November 29th so our staff can enjoy the Holiday with their families and loved ones. We will open for bar and food service at 9:00am on Saturday November 30th. Once again, I want to thank you for allowing me the privilege of managing the day to day operations of one of the best Yacht Clubs in the world. It is made up of great members enjoying sailing, cruising, dining, charity fundraising and fishing. As always should you have any suggestions on how myself or our staff can enhance your membership in the Coronado Yacht Club please let me know. At Lmilioti@coronadoyc.org Aloha G.M. Lou
Membership Committee Report By Rear Commodore DeNardi
month of November.
ime really does fly when you’re having fun. And fun is in no short supply at CYC. This is my last Whisker Pole article as Rear Commodore. With that I want to look in the Rear view, as well as forward, to the big
A special thanks to the 2019 Membership Committee; Anne David, Arie Van Vogt, Chris Toogood, Janet Paulovich, Jill Powell, Marita Maliki-Bodkin, Nancy and Wayne Strickland. This dedicated group of volunteers met monthly to interview over 20 prospective new members during the course of the year. I’m proud to say that the prospective members we interviewed are very impressive. These new members will enhance our membership experience well into the future. We continue to experience wait lists for Flag and Social memberships. Our Annual meeting is being held Tuesday, November 19th at 7pm. It’s an important night for your club. It will be an evening filled with club news and important decisions that require careful consideration and of course your votes. Please come help define the future direction of the club. Did I mention the post meeting food and beverage? Tuesday, November 5th marks the end of an era. The Rod and Reel meeting that evening will be the last one lead by Staff Commodore Dodson and Ginger. It’ll promises to be a memorable event celebrating the last 25 years of Rod and Reel. Please join us at 7pm.
Lipton Cup 2019/Masters 2019 By Lipton Cup Chair & Staff Commodore Shawn Powell
Membership Status The Numbers
Flag Jr. Flag 50% Jr. Flag 100% Social
621 16 12 2
Flag Member Total
Absent Flag 25% Absent Flag 50% Junior Paying Jr. Non-Paying Life Flag Senior Flag Deferred
15 4 90 33 3 33 71
he coveted Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup trophy is leaving San Diego Yacht Club and heading north to the home of this year ’s winners: Newport Harbor Yacht Club! After three days of intense, close racing, skipper Justin Law and his seasoned crew earned their bragging rights by winning four of eleven races and staying in the top half of the fleet for almost every other race this weekend.
Coronado was well represented by our team of Scott Harris (skipper), Chuck Eaton, Patrick Powell , Dave Hochart, Mike Brown, Pike Harris and River Paquin substituting in for Dave Hochart on Friday. At one point on Saturday we had moved up into second place but a couple bad breaks pushed us just out of contention. We ended up finishing in a solid 5th place after 3 incredible days of sailing in South Bay, finishing higher than we have in a number of years. Great job team. We are proud of the way you guys represented Coronado Yacht Club. Also would like to thank Dave and Rose Ann Krock for taking “Blue Pearl” out for a support boat on Sunday and Scott and Bridget Grimes for representing the CYC board and Saturday night ’s dinner. Also thank you to everyone who had contributed financially to make these regattas happen.
900 New Members
Matthew Megla—Flag Allan & Lindsey Arendsee—Flag
Sally & Parker Finch Social Margaret Rogers Paying Jr.
Shane & Brittany Durkin—Flag Tim Taylor, John O’Brien Samantha & Joshua Bey—Flag Metzgers, Darnells Christophe & Dawn Dugas—Flag Rick Shaughnessy, Greg Lehr John Higby & Caitlin Bogdan—Flag Glenn Welch, Mike Whittemore Samantha & Joshua Bey—Flag The Metzgers, The Darnells Michael & Catherine Baker—Flag The Keelings, David Spatafore Landon Thomas—Junior Al Thomas, Wayne Strickland
Approved, Awaiting Vacancy Kory & Marni Kavanewsky Flag #3 Robert Rose & Nicole Rotkosky Flag #4 Michael & Lauren Holman Flag #5 Page 4
Lipton Cup Regatta
The International Masters regatta held on South San Diego bay was won by Andy Roy from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and in 2nd place and the Top United States team was our own group from Coronado Yacht Club; it was quite a who’s who of sailing legends out there, even some of our own. On team Coronado we had Scott Harris (skipper), Jon Rogers, Doug Campbell, Mark Surber, and Chuck Furey, also joined by Danny North (SDYC) and Jon Pinckney (NHYC). We were using this regatta for a tune up to the Lipton Cup and they sailed absolutely great with good starts and some pretty flawless crew work. Nice job team. You still have it. Rest up for next year. I would like to thank Heather and Chuck Furey for taking us out on Sunday as our support boat on “Blond Fury”. S/C Shawn Powell
Rod and Reel Report By Rod and Reel Chairman S/C Paul Dodson
fter 25 years as your Rod and Reel Chairman, I am going to retire, along with my most valued assistant Ginger. This is my last article in the Whisker Pole for Rod and Reel. In my 25 years, that’s 300, a lot of words, fish, events, and memories. Thanks for all of your support over the years and a special thanks to the Rod and Reel members who have attended meetings, fishing tournaments, award presentations, and fish fry dinners every year. Rod and Reel has raised money through raffles and auctions for the Junior Sailing Program. This is probably Ginger’s and my proudest accomplishments. Also, I would like to acknowledge a couple of important anglers that were very active in Rod and Reel. Bob Blinn and Greg Walker were always there to assist with Rod and Reel expenditures and support my efforts as Rod and Reel Chairman. Now to the best news. Flag members Russell Nevitt and Michael Copp have agreed to be nominated as co-chairs for Rod and Reel 2020. They have my full support and gratitude. Fishing – To conclude the overall analysis of the 2019 fishing season, the following addition(s) are here-by noted: For the month of September – the largest legal fish caught and properly recorded was a 13.5 lb Dorado caught by Michael Copp. For the largest legal fish of each species for the season, the month of September recorded a 13.5 lb Dorado by Michael Copp and a 12.0 lb Skipjack by Russell Nevitt. Additional recognitions for the year in the “Ladies Category” was a 7.0 lb 8 oz Skipjack caught by Rose Ann Krock. Recognitions for the year in the “Juniors Category” consisted of the following: Brock Odiorne 8.0 lb Bonita Mason Copp 10.5 lb Bonita Mason Copp 8.5 lb Barracuda Kyle Dodson 6.2 lb Canary Rock Fish Mason Copp 4.0 lb, 1 oz Calico Bass It should be noted that the above listing(s) conclude the overall analysis of the recorded fish by CYC Anglers and are added to the final results published in the October Whisker Pole. In closing, a very special thank you to General Manager Lou Milioti and his entire staff for always being available to assist the Rod and Reel with our various requests over the years. Hope to see you at our November 5th meeting dealing with award recognitions and the election!
Rose Ann Krock, 2011
Walter Wincek, 2011
Paul & Ginger Dodson, 1997
South Bay Combined Trophy
Paul Dodson & Tom Christiansen, 2019
Paul Dodson & Greg Walker, 2007
Paul Dodson & Jim Welty, 2019
Kyle Dodson, 2013
Eileen Panek & Paul Dodson, 2019
Waves and Words By Chaplain Gary Boggs
es, another season has come and gone here at CYC. Summer slipped past, fall is half gone and the “Holidays” are just ahead. After not writing Waves and Words for the October edition of the Whisker Pole I find myself caught in the stark reality that indeed another year has nearly passed and here we are in November. I have to admit, as much as I love summer and the warm days and nights we enjoy in Coronado, I look forward to the coming season and the gathering of family and friends with all the wonderful food and fellowship that this time of year has to offer. Let’s face it, who can resist a great pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream, or a homemade apple pie topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream! Notice I went straight to the desserts first! That doesn’t take away from all the wonderful main courses that lead up to the desserts. “Life is short, eat dessert first!” There is something different and special about the “Holiday Season,” as we think of family and longtime friends with a special touch of compassion. We have so much to be thankful for! Along with great family traditions this time of year, we are blessed with both National and spiritual traditions that we are still free to observe! Even though the overall themes of the upcoming holidays are love, joy, goodwill and peace toward all mankind, sometimes it’s hard to remain joyful and optimistic in the times we live in. There are so many deceptions, half-truths and political opinions these days it’s hard to know who or what to believe anymore. We all have to choose to stand for something. Abraham Lincoln once said: “Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” Putting your feet in the right place seems to be the problem today because everybody seems to have their own definition of what the right place or right way is. In essence that tends to make “Truth” a relative matter. No one wants to admit that there is such a thing as “Absolute Truth”. So where is the right place to put your feet so that you might stand strong? If you have followed Waves and Words for any amount of time you have an idea where I’m headed; the inerrant truth of God’s Word, yes, those would be the very principles that our country was founded on. Holidays were observed based on Biblical principles such as thanksgiving, self-sacrifice and willingness to stand up for and help others. My prayer for the Holiday season comes from Psalm 37:3-4; “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” That’s a good place to turn in these trying times! During this season please remember to keep the men and women of our fighting forces in your thoughts and prayers! As always, be thankful, take care of one another and be kind to one another, and love one another. May you have fair winds and following seas! Chaplain…out.
From the Entertainment Committee By Entertainment Chair Lindsey Lyons
ctober was a beautiful month at the club. Members came down to enjoy Oktoberfest CYC style on October 12th. There was an abundance of traditional German cuisine and a variety of October beers including a specially brewed beer from Coronado Brewing Company. The homemade Apple Strudel, compliments of Chef Benito was so delicious! The entertainment provided lots of laughter and enjoyment including the ever popular “Chicken Dance” complete with Chicken hats for everyone to wear while participating. Commodore Tom Lyons admitted it was his first ever Chicken Dance. The attendees outfits were impressive including lots of authentic Lederhosen and Dirndl. Thank you to those who planned and helped to facilitate the day and to those that came down for the event. Don’t miss one of Tom and I’s last events of the year; on November 16th CYC will put on a delicious Winemaker’s Dinner complete with live entertainment by “Dom B. and Friends ” during the cocktail reception. We have put together a fabulous dinner with some great wine pairings which will be discussed at the event. There is even an add on option for Scotch and Cigars for those feeling extra fancy. See the flyer in the Whisker Pole for more details on this event and make sure to sign up by email firstname.lastname@example.org, calling the office at 619.435.1848, or stopping by the front desk to sign up in the book.
November marks my last month as Entertainment Chair for Coronado Yacht Club. I have truly enjoyed Bar Friday, November 15, 7-10p Uplift Band every minute of my role this past year and Tom and I hope that you all will always remember 2019 as a great year of events at the club. Beginning with the Family Christmas Party and decorations around the clubhouse for the holidays and wrapping up with our Commodore Thank you Party on November 9th.Thank you to my awesome committee members including Michele Albin, Gina Falletta, Katie Hart, Frances McCartee, Nikki Pate, Charlotte Rudowicz, Colleen Warren and Amanda Werth . I look forward to a fabulous 2020 with Bridget Grimes taking over as Event Committee Chairman. I know that she and her committee will do a great job!
From the Jr. Clubhouse By Jr. Sailing Director Jill Powell
cannot believe it is November already! We only have one more sabot regatta this year at MBYC November 2nd - 3rd. There are only three weeks left for fall afterschool sailing classes. The last week for classes is November 18th -22nd. Winter sailing sign ups start November 15th. Winter sailing is in the month of January, starting on the 8th. Wednesday’s class race team is sabots. Thursday’s class, gold learn to race sabots. This class is for any sailors that has completed silver sabots or Bic class. Friday’s class is lasers, 420’s, and FJ’s. The junior trophy dinner is December 8. See the flyer for all the details. Please mark your calendar. Look for the Coronado Yacht Club float in the Christmas parade this year on December 6 th. The race team is putting together the float. Coronado YC is hosting Perry regatta December 14th and 15th in South Bay. We are looking forward to having forty 420’s from all over California. I will need a few volunteers this weekend if you would like to help send me a email at email@example.com. We will have Perry practices on December 4th and 11th. It’s that time again to pick the 2020 Junior Board. I will send out the information November 1 st. All of the paperwork is due in my office by December 1st. Spring Sailing will start February 18th. Sign-ups will start January 1st. CONGRATULATIONS…. …to CYC Jr. Member and CHS Sailor for being nominated by CYC Juniors for the SDAYC Paul J. Hartley Jr Yachtsman of the Year Award. Katelyn Roberts interviewed for the award in October. …to former Sabot Squad, CHS Sailor and All-American at ODU Esteban Forrer recently named Asst. Coach at Jacksonville University Sailing Team. …to Sabot Squad C3’s Jade Schneider and Celeste Oder, C2’s Kevin Cason and Chris Rose, C1’s Madilyn Anderson and Taylor Werth and A fleeters Max Olson and Preston Miller for their performance at the Sabot Jr Invitational hosted by San Diego Yacht Club in September. …to FJ/C420 and Laser sailors for their performance at the CorYC Small Boat Regatta sailed in South Bay. Congrats to Madilyn Anderson/Alice Lefringhouse, Sean Campbell/Luke Johnson, Max Olson/ Jay Sullivan, Mercy Tangredi/ Stella Taherian, Jett Jennings/Pablo Fuentes-Woodbridge, Trey Summers/Sophia Shaeffer and Selene Song, C420 sailors Bella Loiselle/ Lina Carper, Tommy Rudowicz/Preston Miller and Laser sailors Chris Bezy and Tanner Jacobs-Bonnett. …to CHS Sailing Team for their performance at the PCISA Sea Otter Regatta hosted by Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club. This was the first of six regattas for the 2019-20 season. Congrats to Mercy Tangredi ‘21/Stella Taherian ’23, Jett Jennings ‘22/Lina Carper ’23, Trey Summers ’20/Sophia Shaeffer ’21 and River Paquin ‘20/Sam Jennings “23, Jonah Haas ’20 and Jay Sulllivan ‘23 …to Sabot Squad at the Singlehanded “Luff-in” Regatta hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club. Congrats to C3’s Celeste Oder and Emma Olson who was doing her first regatta, C2 Kevin Cason, C1’s Taylor Werth and Madi Anderson and A fleeters Max Olson and Preston Miller. Special Congrats to Preston Miller for winning the “Luff-in” and also earning the SDAYC (Dennis) Conner Perpetual Series for 2019. …to C420 sailors Tommy Rudowicz/Preston Miller and Open Bic sailors Mack Kirsner, Madilyn Anderson and Max Olson for their performance at the Doublehanded +Bic “Luff-in at MBYC. Special Congrats to Tommy and Preston for earning the SDAYC (Mark) Reynolds Perpetual Series for 2019. …to CHS sailors at the ISSA/PCISA Girls Invitational Regatta hosted by SDYC and included teams from around the United States. Congrats to A Division Mercy Tangredi ‘21/Stella Taherian ’23 and Katelyn Roberts ‘20 and B Division Lina Carper ‘23/ Sophia Shaeffer ’21 and Selene Song ‘23. …to CHS sailors River Paquin ’20, Conner McGrillis ’20, Trey Summers ’20 and Sam Jennings ’23 for their performance at the PCISA Keelboat National Qualifier sailed on the Coronado Roads in J-22’s and hosted by SDAYC.
Save the Dates Anteater Regatta Winter sailing sign-up End of Fall classes Turkey day clinic Junior board dead line Christmas parade Perry practice Junior trophy dinner Perry regatta Page 8
Nov 9th & 10th NHYC Nov. 15th Nov. 18-22 Nov. 29th & 30th MBYC Dec. 1st Dec. 6th Dec. 4th & 11th Dec. 8th Dec. 14th & 15th CorYC
California Boater Card – Do you have yours? By Director Steven Schelkun
On January 1, 2020, all California Boaters aged 35 years old and younger are required to have a California Boater Card. This law became effective on January 1, 2018. The intent of the California Boater Card Program is to promote boating safety on our waterways. Basically, any person who operates a motorized vessel on California waterways will be required to have a California Boater Card (also called a California Boating License). The California Boater Card shows that its holder has successfully taken and passed a NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) / state -approved boater safety education examination. In 2018, the California Boater Card program will be phased-in by age for operators of motorized boats on state waterways. The card is issued by the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW).
The easiest way (and FREE) to obtain your Boater Card is:
Online: https://www.boatus.org/california/ The Only FREE Boaters Safety Course For more information about obtaining your Boater Card, Google “California Boater Card”
Race Committee Report By Race Committee Chair Glenn Welch
he SBC Championship was sailed Sunday October 16th, 2019. Coronado Yacht Club had six boats entered, Coronado Cays had 7 boats entered and Navy Yacht Club had 3 boats entered. Although the Coronado Cays Yacht Club retained the club championship, congratulations to the following skippers who qualified and sailed in the championship regatta: Lauren Wilson 29 points, Mike Whittemore 16 points, Dave Flint 15 points, Glenn Welch 9 points, Steve Schelkun 6 points and Curtis Milioti 6 points. The annual Trophy Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 10th. Skippers who won at least one of our club races will be recognized.
The beginning of our next season is not that far away. Longstreth 1 is scheduled for November 16th and Longstreth 2 for December 14th. The New Years Day race is set for Saturday, December 28th. See you on the water.
Cruiser Navigation Report By Cruiser Navigation Chair Dave Weimer
ast month I described our September 28th contest, the last one of four off shore water contests. Our concerns were the predicted new moon influence on flood currents at our start, visibility for obtaining correct ranges to keep our vessels on course, and uncertainty about the timing of slack current when we would enter the channel and finish the contest. Once again, despite our preparations, Mother Nature served up a spicy dish that none of the navigators could handle with ease. Our initial prediction was an unusually strong flood current forecast in the channel during our starting legs. We forecasted 0.8 knot flood at red channel buoy “16” and as much as 1.8 knot current in the channel at red buoy “12.” What we experienced was a “red hot pepper” flood over one knot at the beginning, and considerably more in the middle of the channel. The current was so strong that I failed to arrive at the starting line to meet my predicted start time. My Grand Banks 36 at 10 knots max just could not make it in time. First time that has happened in 20 years of competition! Other concerns were managed, except for the returning currents in the channel. For my return, I predicted a slack at Ballast Point and a beginning ebb current at the finish at green buoy “15.” Upon my arrival in the channel, I found the slack current beginning at green buoy “9,” followed by an ebb at green buoy “11.” This early ebb, unexpected after the strong flood, affected my final course leg score and those of all the other nine contestants. When the scores were announced following lunch at SWYC, all were amazed that not one skipper managed to score an error lower than two percent. CYC’s Geoff Calabrese returned as the day’s top navigator, taking First Place with a score of 2.1 percent error! I managed to take Third place, with a 2.7 percent error, including a 0.5 percent penalty for starting five minutes late. Magnus was not far behind with a 3.8 percent error. Despite high error percentages, our CYC navigators combined to outscore all other clubs for the day! Congratulations Geoff! Our October 19 contest was much simpler, as we returned to the comfort and shelter of the bay waters. The course was basically a straightforward run from the bridge to the north bay and the Navy mooring buoy, N19, back south again all the way to the entrance to the Chula Vista harbor and Coronado Cays, and final legs north to finish at the bridge. There is always some on the water event that “spooks” our Skippers, and this day was no different. As we headed north on the first leg, we observed a large white Coast Guard cutter anchored to the mooring buoy, N19. As the buoy was the first timed “Mark” of the contest, this presented quite a challenge. Fortunately we were able to contact the vessel, alert them of our contest, and request permission to pass close by. Most Skippers were able to make it to the Mark without incident, except our Geoff Calabrese who was stopped by the Coasties only to tell him they were moving on in the next 30 minutes! When the scores were announced during lunch at Coronado Cays Yacht Club, our Club came through again, taking first, third and sixth place out of a total field of 11 contestants. I was lucky to be first, and despite having to take a “time out” to chat with the Coast Guard, Geoff took third place. A good showing for CYC. The October contest concludes the 2019 season to qualify for CYC’s Hamby-Lepman High Point Cruiser Navigation Trophy. I am pleased to announce that Geoff Calabrese was this year’s top scoring CYC Skipper and will be recognized with the trophy during CYC’s Trophy Dinner on Sunday, November 17. Congratulations Geoff! 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. To get started, I will be more than willing to guide you step by step as you enter into this entertaining, challenging, and fascinating sport. Welcome Aboard!
Brickyard Cove Overnight
Yacht Clubs for Wishes 2019Recap
By Staff Commodore Charlie Allen
hen I first joined the Club as a Junior Member, I was seventeen years old and eager to do all the events I could. One popular summer event was the Brickyard Cove BBQ and overnight. Brickyard Cove is a small cove partway down the Strand, nowadays part of the state park and renamed Crown Cove. In those days it was totally undeveloped, just a sand beach. My plan was to sail down solo in my star sailboat, bring a sleeping bag and sleep on the floorboards, go for the BBQ steaks and roasted corn, which in those days cost under $10. Being grown up teenagers, we also snuck a can or two of beers.. A fire and the cooking was done by the “fire master”, often Ferry Engineer & close friend Bob Niemyer. Well, things did not happen the way I planned. I anchored at high tide and I thought prudently with lots of water around me and I hitched a ride to the beach and we ate and sang and talked for hours and later hitched a ride back to the boat to turn in. I paid little attention to the slight heel the boat had and crawled into my sleeping bag which while being reasonably level on my floorboards. I had expected it to be a hard bed but determined to tough it out. As I lay there, I realized the heel of the boat was increasing. Uh-oh, I’m aground. It got worse and I decided that this was not going to work and decided to move to the beach and curl up there which at this point was not difficult if I slid down the slanted deck with about 3 feet of water and walked ashore which I found out was not that comfortable. I was not there long before Commodore Edmund Bailey found me and invited me aboard his boat. In the morning, it was high tide again and my boat was upright, surrounded by water with no harm done thanks to the small cockpit. Not so, my ego. I would like to take a moment to remember three good friends who recently passed the bar. They are J.B. Mills - Flag 251, Happy Bledsoe – Flag 207, and Dave Snyder – Flag 36. J.B. advised us on insurance, Hap brought good cheer to everyone, and Dave loved sailing so much, he sailed every beer can getting to his boat, “Blue Dolphin”, by wheelchair. Their ladies Pat, Cynthia, and Elizabeth, I hope, will continue their presence at the Club. Charlie
By Treasurer Harper Hatheway
oronado Cays Yacht Club hosted the 2019 Make a Wish Yacht Clubs for Wishes event on October 27. With help from Navy Yacht Club and CYC the event raised $100,000. Bike and boat teams brought in more than half the amount, led by the Islander team, which was composed of Coronado High School students. While CYC was not able to field a single team, a few members stepped up for the event. My thanks to members Anne David, Jill Powell, and Mary Farley for their contributions. Nancy and Wayne Strickland were there supporting the event, and our own John Weisbarth served as master of ceremony. Midlife Crisis entertained, and CYC Manager Lou Milioti and Jr Director Powell donated items to the silent auction. Harper Hatheway Treasurer
Classifieds/For Sale 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, 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—firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-579-5039.
FOR SALE—Classic 1970 whaler with rebuilt and refinished wooden console and 90HP 2010 Yamaha engine. Very few hours of engine use. Comes with Aros trailer. Call: Marylee Goyan - 619-972-5158 Dear fellow CYC member, My wife Teresa and I are CYC flag members since 2016. We wish to partner with another member with a 18-26 ft power boat in a wet slip so that we can start creating family boating memories at CYC. We are happy to supply generous funds to defray overhead costs in accordance with CYC guidelines for the opportunity. We are good and honest people who just want a chance to enjoy the most important amenity any yacht club has to offer… access to the water. Sincerely, Martin and Teresa Bastuba, Sons: Alex, Ryan and Ben, 1502 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado, 619889-1199
FOR SALE: FLOATING RAFT: Great as a dock for kayaks or paddle board, excellent for swimming and snorkeling. Not a toy, heavy-duty to be used as a work platform for yacht cleaning or maintenance. Made of same heavy-duty materials and can be carried by 1-2 persons or rolled on a folding hand cart for easy transportation. Place beach chairs or loungers and enjoy your own private island on the water. Great as a fun activity platform for yachts. Top surface all covered with large non-skid patch. Also can be used as a dock for a Jet Ski and small boats. Contact Flag member Scott Kaye. $375 negotiable. Long time Flag Member looking for 1 Bedroom Apartment. Willing to house-sit. Form of Income: Social Security. 82 years old. Call Jim: (760) 6138100 or email: email@example.com
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November 2019 SUN
Veteran’s Day Ship Store Sale 5P Dinner
9A Weekend Menu
9A Weekend Menu Private Event: Starboard Patio & Side Lawn
5:30P Monday Night Football
Notice of the Call 7P Rod & Reel Meeting
8:30A Private Event 5P Dinner RC Meeting Coronado Room
6P Membership Committee Mtg.
5P Dinner LAST BOUNCE HOUSE UNTIL 2020
9A Weekend Menu 3P Comm’s Thank You Reception
9A Weekend Menu Trophy Dinner
5:30P Monday Night Football 6P Finance Committee
CLUBHOUSE CLOSED FOR CARPET CLEANING
8:30A Private Event 5P Dinner
7P Board Meeting
5P Dinner Band in the Bar: Uplift Band
9A Weekend Menu 6P Wine Maker’s Dinner
9A Weekend Menu
CMF Meeting 5:30P Monday Night Football
7P Annual Meeting
8:30A Private Event 5P Dinner 7P Trivia Night
SDAYC Dinner @ CYC
5P Dinner 12P Private Event: Starboard Patio
9A Weekend Menu Bylaws Committee
9A Weekend Menu
5:30P Monday Night Football
CLUBHOUSE CLOSED FOR CARPET CLEANING
8:30A Private Event
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! CLUBHOUSE CLOSED
4 P Bar Opens NO FOOD SERVICE
9A Weekend Menu
7P CMF Meeting
LONGSTRETH SERIE 1/3
NO FOOD SERVICE CLUBHOUSE CLOSES AT 5pm
December 2019 SUN
8:30A Private Event 9A Weekend Menu
5:30P Monday Night Football
6 P Private Event
8:30A Private Event 5P Dinner
5 P Private Event 5P Dinner 6P Membership Committee Mtg.
7 9A Weekend Menu Perry Regatta JRs 6 P Change of Command LONGSTRETH SERIE 2/3
9A Weekend Menu Perry Regatta JRs JR. Trophy Dinner
5:30P Monday Night Football
6 P Private Event
8:30A Private Event 11 A Rotary Luncheon 7 P Trivia Night
11 A Private Event 6 P Private Event
9A Weekend Menu 6 P Private Event
10 A Brunch With Santa NO WEEKEND MENU 9 A GRAB N’ GO MENU
5:30P Monday Night Football
5:30 P Private Event
8:30A Private Event 5 P Dinner 7 P Trivia NIght
7P Board Meeting
9A Weekend Menu
9A Weekend Menu
5:30P Monday Night Football
CLUB HOUSE CLOSED HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
CLUB HOUSE CLOSED HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
9A Weekend Menu Bornsen New Year’s Day Race
9A Weekend Menu
7P CYC Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Party
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