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2013 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

YACHTING CUP MAY 3 - 5, 2013

SDYC’s premier annual regatta features: - Reduced Entry Fees - Friday Ton Cup Match Racing - One Design, PHRF & ORR Competition - Bigger Parties - VIP Skipper Welcome Party - Crew Welcome Party - Cinco de Mayo Party - Free mooring at SDYC docks to all non-San Diego competitors

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fRoM the coMMoDoRe COMMODORE - CHARLES HOPE

As I write this article, we are half way through the month of March. It has been a life changing month for many, including myself. It started on the weekend of March 8th with the 4th annual Islands Race, which was co-sponsored by SDYC and Newport Harbor Yacht Cub. I received the dreaded phone call at 2:30 a.m. that no Commodore ever wants to hear. “Sir, sorry to wake you, but there has been a death of a sailor in the Islands Race”. We lost Silver Gate Yacht Club member Craig Williams, age 36, after a rudder failure on board Uncontrollable Urge. Craig leaves behind a 4 year old daughter and a wife who is 6 months pregnant. What I have learned since that call is that we have a very special sailing community. With SGYC’s Clubhouse under construction, the Celebration of Life for Craig was shifted to SDYC. The outpouring of love and support from the sailing and architectural community is humbling. The Dining Room and Front Deck was packed well beyond the scheduled 7:30 pm end time. The Islands Race challenged the best of skippers with strong winds and confused seas. After racing 139 miles, OEX finished first overall beating Holua by 9 seconds on corrected time. Pywacket won the Sled Division, beating Holua by 1 second. There are many lessons to be learned from the race this year. We are in the process of assembling a study panel with NHYC and other interested parties to determine how we can improve off-shore safety. The annual NOOD Regatta brings with it numerous one design fleets to San Diego Yacht Club and Coronado Yacht Club the weekend of March 15-17th. The Club was buzzing with boats, sailors, a Saturday night crew dinner party, and a Sunday afternoon trophy presentation. If the NOOD were not enough, Friday night (March 15th) was the official re-opening of the Bar celebration, complete with discounted drinks and a live band. I again want to thank those involved in making this project happen, including three very talented members Bill Engle, Matt Wells and Marsha Brun. On the last weekend of March, SDYC hosted the Etchells Midwinters West, always a draw for the best of Etchells Fleet 13 as well as plenty other Etchells racers from around the region. Not to be out-done by the month of March, April brings Opening Day to us. Opening Day and 4th of July are my two favorite weekends of the year. But I have to give my favorite pick to Opening Day. SDYC pulls out all of the stops with the noon ceremony, bratwurst and hospitality boats. And to our JR. S/C Kyle Clark; last year’s trophy ceremony for the OD Race is still fresh in my mind when you awarded R/C Laun with a fully loaded doggy bag for their performance in last year’s regatta. The pressure will be on this year for CC Rider and appropriate paybacks will be considered! The annual Catalina Conservancy Ball will be held Saturday, April 13th at the Avalon Casino Ballroom on Catalina Island. SDYC is hosting the Ball this year under the guidance of chairs S/C Mike and Mari Fink. This is a special evening in the historic Casino. If you are on the fence with this, then get going and make your reservations. You will not be disappointed! Hope to see you on the water and around the Club,

Chuck Hope, Commodore

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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 78 • Issue 4

DePARtMentS

Board of Directors commodore charles B. hope, Jr. Vice commodore chuck c. Sinks Rear commodore John L. Laun Jr. Staff commodore Kyle c. clark

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In the SPotLIght

Directors Douglas c. Werner John A. Reiter Michael J. Dorgan Jerelyn W. Biehl Brian D. thomas

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50th Anniversary of the SDyc clubhouse

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General Manager terry Anglin

commodore’s Dinner 5th Annual Buffalo Beach Bash opening Day Mens Mayhem

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Mainsheet editor: Joanne o’Dea Production: Jackie Kohls Deadline: 1st of the month Mainsheet: mainsheet@sdyc.org Website: www.sdyc.org Automated Phone Front office Dining Room Bar Security Dockmaster Sailing office Accounting Maintenance Juniors Membership F&B office catering Fax catering fax ARg ham Shack

from the commodore In general Membership

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the Mainsheet is dedicated to providing information relevant to members of San Diego yacht club, focusing on timely events, fleet forums and announcements that support the yachting lifestyle. the Mainsheet is published monthly (12 issues annually) by the San Diego yacht club, 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, cA 92106-3005 (619) 221-8400/fax: (619) 224-3059

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On the RAce couRSe 8-9 18 19

Mid Winters Regatta SSSS/J/22 Race committee

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Buffalo Beach ARg Pc etchells/ofRA Anglers/tennis Star Model yacht

JunIoRS 27 28 29

Juniors/Adult Learn to Sail calendar classifieds/get to Know

front cover: SDyc’s 50th Anniversary Back cover: 1923 SDyc clubhouse

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Photo found in the history archive

Photo by © Christy Radecic


IN GENERAL DARREN & TERRY SHOW Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:30 pm Recently we were at the Family Winemakers of California wine tasting in Del Mar and rediscovered an old friend from years ago – Fleur Wines, formerly called Fleur de Carneros. The fun thing about Fleur Wines is their approachability and fruitiness. So this month we are going to change it up again and feature all the wines from one vintner. We will be pouring the Fleur Rose’, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. While Darren and I are still discussing the preparation and bridge ingredients, the base ingredients will be tuna with the Rose, chicken with the Chardonnay and pork with the Pinot Noir. We always sell this out, so reserve early. To our regulars, you know how much fun this is, so we hope you’re in town. $35.00++ per person

gReetIngS fRoM the cLuB geneRAL MAnAgeR - teRRy AngLIn, ccM cce Also beginning this month is the is moving on schedule and should pril in San Diego means Opening Adult Learn to Sail program. This is be done the first part of May. In our Day; several in fact. Our own Padres a great way for all of our non-sailing walkthroughs, we continue to be but more importantly the festivities members to get indoctrinated in the impressed with the quality of the that are included in the weekend of club in a fun, no pressure environment. workmanship. Other projects you April 20 & 21. On Saturday, April 20, After completion of your course, you will see prior to Opening Day are the the yacht inspections begin at 0900 are able to purchase a membership to pool deck and the front parking lot and the Opening Day Race is at 1200. the J/22’s for only $500 for the entire renovations. The pool deck project That evening is the Commodore’s year. It’s like owning your own boat for will require our shutting down the pool Dinner Dance at 1830. Please make $500 as you can take one the fleet out for a week but the membership will be your reservations early for the Dinner as many days as you wish. To sign up given notice prior to this happening. Dance. Lastly, in this month’s picture, you for the Adult Learn to Sail or purchase On Sunday, April 21, brunch begins your J/22 membership, call the Junior may recognize the fellow with Denise, at 0900 as does the judging for the my wife, and me. It’s Peter Noone Office at 619-758-6320. Best Dressed Dock. The start of the Don’t miss the notes on the Darren from Herman’s Hermits whom we had Opening Day Ceremony is at 1200 and Terry Show and a special wine the pleasure to see in concert recently. with the Yacht Hospitality beginning event featuring Plumpjack Winery and The bloke still has it. at 1300. Of course, we will have the Hope to you see you soon at the club! its general manager, John Connover. traditional brats served in the Jessop The dock refurbishment project Room.

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A NIGHT WITH PLUMPJACK WINERY friday, April 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Come to the club to meet John Connover, General Manager of PlumJack Winery, and taste the 2012 CADE PlumpJack Sauvignon Blanc, the 2010 PlumpJack merlot, and the 2009 CADE PlumpJack Cabernet Sauvignon. As always Chef Darren will be spinning his magic with the food and John will entertain you with the PlumpJack story. The format will be similar to Darren and Terry with smaller plates being served, but John will be taking Terry’s place as the voice of the evening. Reservations required, $50++ per person.

SDYC SPECIAL MEMBER EVENT on ‘America’ at Ac34 in San francisco

4 Hour experience for up to 75 members and guests to sail on ‘AMERICA’ for 2+ hours before race. Register your interest with terry Anglin terry@sdyc.org. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS FLAG Suzanne Peterson “My roots are with this club and I have many friends and fond memories. Sailing and participating in SDYC events provides activities to meet and develop friends with a shared interest in sailing. Additionally, it provides a means of supporting the activities and goals of the club that made it so enjoyable to me as a child and many others. I also see membership as a means of reconnecting with friends I met years ago in the SDYC Junior program.”

JUNIOR FLAG TO FLAG Ryan Kelly “I love the boating community at SDYC and I want to become more involved in all aspects of boating and hopefully own my boat in the near future. My family and I have made tons of friends and built numerous life long relationships at SDYC and I want to keep that tradition going.”

Steve Hunt “Having seen many yacht clubs around the world, I sincerely think SDYC is the best and I would be honored to be a member. I am passionate about sailboat racing and boating and would love to represent and be a part of SDYC.”

JUNIOR FLAG Paul Vermazen “By joining SDYC I would be able to sail more and improve my sailing sills. Another reason I wish to join is to associate myself with people who share my passion for sailing.”

Provisional TO FLAG Daniel Rumsey I have been an active member of the Tennis Fleet since we joined and will likely get involved in the Finance Committee and or House Committee.

Provisional Associate Ryan Logan “I’d like to get out on the water consistently in an organized fashion, preferably with my sponsors and new acquaintances from SDYC in sailing activities including races. Having just purchased a home right up the hill from the club, my wife and I are very excited to have such a tremendous resource for sailing nearby, especially for our children as they come of age.”

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Victor Nichols Extensive travel has restricted my participation since becoming a Provisional Member. I expect to be more active in 18 months when my travel demands subside.

2013 Rosters Now available for purchase at the Front Desk. $13.00 each


MEMBERSHIP

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS The individuals listed below are being considered for membership in your Club. Being considered for membership is not tantamount to becoming a member of the club. Solicitation is hereby made of any and all information which you might have, favorable and unfavorable, pertaining to the individuals applying for membership.

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE

Michael Scott President, Oldcastle, Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Mike Shannon 2nd Sponsor: Peter Falonk

Nelson Vargas CEO, Q Swimwear Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: S/C Gene Trepte 2nd Sponsor: Christine McGregor

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Tania Swain Physician, Self Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Cathy Cibit 2nd Sponsor: JJ Fetter

Aaron Williams Sales Manager, AT&T Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Chris Hamm 2nd Sponsor: Randall Milanowski

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PROVISIONAL TO FLAG

Sherri Orr Retired Radio Rep for KFI in LA Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: CF Koehler 2nd Sponsor: John Hawkins

John Cloughley Director Quality, General Atomics Aeronautical Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Robert Ehlers 2nd Sponsor: Dean Sutter

Paul “Skipton” Joyce Sr. Director, McKesson Corporation Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Peter Opsal 2nd Sponsor: Michael McCafferty

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Staff Commodore Gordon “G.T.” Frost, Jr. Vice Commodre Chuck Sinks Staff Commodore Kenneth Bertino Staff Commodore Bill Campbell Karen Busch Steve Harris Mary Snow Dennis Kenneally Membership Secretary Danielle Carreón

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in the spotlight

50th anniversary of the sdyc clubhouse

1963. In talking to club members that remember this time in the club’s history, the moving of the “old” clubhouse made great impressions on young minds. Under the leadership of Commodore Garrick O’Bryan, the “old” clubhouse was cut completely in half before moving the two halves to the back lot of the parking lot (the current location of the tennis courts), where it was re-assembled with electricity and plumbing re-established. S/C John Driscoll recalls watching the move and recalls playing in the trenches that were created in the building of the new facility. Photos in this article show what the clubhouse looked like when it was cut in half. The storied history of our current home started in 1961, when the SDYC finances were in excellent shape and plans were being made for the new clubhouse. Can you imagine that the construction would be budgeted at $500,000? For the design of the clubhouse, a competition was held among architectural firms. Those submitting ideas included - Richard Wheeler, Liebhardt and Weston, Hope and Boomer, Mosher and Drew. The final design resulted from the collaborative effort of two firms and the project architects selected were Fred Liebhardt, Eugene Weston, Robert Mosher and Roy Drew. The

By Joanne O’Dea

In May of 2013, San Diego Yacht Club

will be marking a milestone, the 50th Anniversary of the “new” clubhouse. The occasion will be celebrated at Opening Day (April 21st) this year, hence this article, featuring the dedication of the SDYC clubhouse in 1963, as the spotlight of this issue. In researching the process of moving from the “old” clubhouse to the “new” clubhouse, many fun and interesting stories were uncovered. The “new” clubhouse, which we all enjoy on a daily basis, is the 9th clubhouse of SDYC, it’s predecessor was constructed in 1923. A schematic was found in the SDYC archives which shows artists’ renderings of each clubhouse that has welcomed SDYC members since 1886. The clubhouse that the current clubhouse replaced was towed from Coronado to Point Loma and put into place from the water. It would be moved to the back of the club’s grounds in 1962 and would be used as a temporary clubhouse while the new structure was completed during

building was constructed by S/C Gene Trepte, with the design of the exterior based on the boat house at the Hotel Del Coronado. A quote found in the July1963 issue of “SEA & Pacific Motor Boat” magazine describes the process of finding designers, building, and dedicating the current clubhouse as “A clubhouse built by it’s members for it’s members”. We are lucky that the clubhouse made it through it’s construction, as a fire was started in the cupola by a welders torch according to an article in the paper dated February 26, 1963! The dedication of the new clubhouse was on May 12, 1963, at the Opening Day ceremonies under the direction

Artist’s rendering of

From the parking lot, a new SDYC Clubhouse begins to appear, 1962.

SDYC’s new Clubhouse gets started - view to the SW, 1962. Photo by © Jackie Kohls

From the parking lot, SDYC Clubhouse, 2013.

The beginings of the new Clubhouse.

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SDYC Club wives Mmes. E. Garrick O’Bryan, Roberts Hoover, Lee Kellerhouse, Gene Trepte, Paul Kettenburg


in the spotlight of Commodore Lee Kellerhouse. The flag of the old clubhouse was lowered and taken to the new headquarters to be flown next to the fifty-eight year old SDYC burgee. Club members and guests from the area’s other yacht clubs visited the new clubhouse, perusing the home of several new treasures that include the flagpole (a gift of Kettenburg Boat Works), the new ensign and burgee (given to the club by S/C Gartzmann Gould), and a collection of ship models and memorabilia gathered by S/C Joe Jessop. The research for this article brought me into the SDYC History Archives. Diving in to the resources that the

History Committee has assembled just made me want to keep digging deeper and deeper. It is fascinating to read about the history of our club and pour over the many photos and articles that are available for us as club members to enjoy (seems in past decades the local papers covered so much more of the racing and social events of the yachting community than they do today). If you have not yet visited the archives, contact any member of the History committee and let them know you are interested in exploring. You won’t want to leave.... Thanks to the History Committee, S/C Malin Burnham, S/C John Driscoll, S/C Gene Trepte, Director Jerelyn Biehl, Roger Showley, John Ahlering, Iris Engstrand, Mark Reynolds, and S/C Gordon “G.T.” Frost Jr. for their memories and contributions to this article.

Albert A. Frost Jr., Mrs. Frost, Mrs. Lee E. Kellerhouse & Commodore Kellerhouse examining ship models.

the new Clubhouse.

“I guess I was only 7 when the new clubhouse was built but I do have some memories of the old clubhouse. I do remember seeing the old clubhouse cut in half and leaving by a barge. My fondest memory was of the big binoculars that were mounted on the south end of the front deck. I don’t think those were remounted with the new clubhouse but I could be wrong. I used to look though those waiting to see if Malin and my dad were the first Star to come around the corner of Shelter Island after racing out in the ocean. That was usually a pretty good indicator that they had won the race!” - Mark Reynolds “As a “Junior Member” around the Yacht Club, one of the “Highlights” was the pre-moving and retirement party for the old clubhouse. Garrick O’Bryan was Commodore. Prior to moving the building off of its waterfront location and over to what is now the tennis courts, Garrick lead a members’ parade, complete with music, through all of the rooms of the clubhouse. As an impressionable “youth,” I was really “taken” by the opportunity to walk through the “Ladies Room!” Later in 1963, I had the honor to be introduced as the “Junior Commodore” at Opening Day at the new Clubhouse.” - S/C Gordon “G. T.” Frost, Jr. “In the early 1960’s, I was part of the New Clubhouse Design & Build Committee. We wanted to use the same site, as well as continued use of the old building while the new was being constructed. We found a simple solution: vertically saw the old in two pieces, move each half separately near the front gate, then rejoin and use.” - S/C Malin Burnham

Two halves of the Clubhouse ready to be moved!

One last move for the 1923 Clubhouse.

Some memories of SDYC members about the transition from the “old” to the “new” Clubhouse -

Homes of SDYC, 1891-1926

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Mid Winters Regatta

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MID WINTERS REGATTA

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CLUB NEWS

coMMoDoRe’S DInneR SeRIeS FEBRUARY 2013 SPEAKER

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Have you ever wondered where the “Voice” comes from on the National Weather Service’s radio band? If so, and if you want to learn much more about how to use all the various weather aides availabe to both power and sail boaters, then please join us at the Commodore’s Dinner on Tuesday, April 9th at 6 PM. Our guest will be Alex Tardy, of the National Weather Service who has worked for NOAA in several capacities since 1993. At present, he is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the San Diego region, a position requiring Alex to balance many tasks and services of interest to all levels of mariners. Established as the Weather Bureau of the United States by President Grant in 1870; a century later it was renamed the National Weather Service (NWS) and made a component of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Today, the NWS mission is to “provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, and warnings for protection of life and property.” In pursuit of this goal, the Service offers an astonishing variety of products such as radio fax charts, graphical forecasts, buoy and C-man reports, Nexrad radar, satellite imagery, High Seas Broadcasts, USCG HF radio faxes, wave, wind, wave height reports, and much more. It should be a fascinating evening and of great benefit to all levels of mariners so mark your calendar for this event.

IMPounD LISt As of March 16, 2012

0-30 Days: • Grey boat cover recovered from lost and found area outside the Malin Burnham Sailing Center • Blue tarp rolled up and old blue funder recovered from the bottom of the B dock gangway • 3 blue boat covers and 1 beige boat cover recovered from lost and found area outside the Malin Burnham Sailing Center • 2 SUPs, sabot sail and aluminum spars for small dinghy recovered from small dinghy rack B-8M Items are impounded when we cannot identify the owner and the item is not stored in its proper location. Items are stored in the impound yard for a period of 90 days and then either disposed of or sold at one of our impound sales throughout the year.

30-89 Days: • Blue Schwinn bike recovered from area next to locker building • Black step ladder and white 2x4 recovered from dinghy racks by H dock • 2 small boogie boards, broom stick, bucket, scrub brush, screw driver (stored in white trash bag) • Gray Cobra tandem kayak with paddle and boat pump recovered in between dinghy racks on C dock • 2 black paddles recovered from rack C-2M • Power cord, rope and life jacket recovered from dock box at D-39 • 2 yellow kayaks (Ocean Kayak Classic and Scrambler XT) recovered from B-4M • White dock steps with 5 fender covers and box of san paper recovered from slip E-23 • Kayak equipment: wheels, paddle, seat cushion, yellow sail. Recovered from locker 106

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90+ Days: • Bean bag and hose recovered from locker 105 • Gray Sterlite box recovered from One Design area near J-22s • 15’ grey Davidson ladder recovered from One Design area near J-22s • White wakeboard with blue fins recovered from hoist area between B and C docks • Gray Inflatable (folded/rolled up) • 5 Gallon Gas Can recovered from One Design area • Milk crate with miscellaneous (apparently abandoned) parts recovered from One Design Area • Peroni Azzurro sign • Microwave • Silver “Phat” bicycle


Club News

Rear Admiral C. FORREST FAISON III Medical Corps, United States Navy April 16, 2013 Attention Cruising Fleet Members! Join the Cruising Fleet for a very special program! We will have the honor of having Admiral C. Forrest Faison III as our guest speaker for the evening. The topic of Admiral Faison’s program is: “Caring for Wounded Warriors: Honoring the sacrifice, preparing for tomorrow”. The mission of military medicine is keep Warriors and their families healthy and Warriors on the job, ready to do the nation’s business. This presentation will discuss how providing comprehensive healthcare, education, job and career transition and family support to these heroes will have a lasting impact on our nation. Please come join us for what I think will be a very enjoyable and informative evening! We have a no host bar for cocktails starting at 6:00 PM and dinner is served at 7:00 PM. Please go on line to sign up and indicate if you want beef or fish. If you are unable to sign up on line, please contact catering at 619-221-8400. Please remember any cancelations must be done by 5:00 PM on the Sunday before with catering. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th! Program Chairman, Kemp Ruffner

The PC Fleet Championship Regatta Sailed out of the Coronado Yacht Club May 18th and 19th 3 races on Saturday and 2 races on Sunday in the South Bay course Come on down and watch the action and see who takes this year’s Hotel Del Coronado Perpetual Championship Trophy, to be presented at the CYC!!

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Club News

5th Annual Buffalo Beach Bash Support our Catalina Island Outstation!

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 2pm – 7pm

San Diego Yacht Club, Sail Wash Area $15/person or $50/family *Burgers *Hot Dogs *Salads *Desserts *Music *Games **Bring your own cooler**

Silent Auction *Raffle* Raffle tickets: $5

To RSVP & buy raffle tickets online, visit www.sdyc.org/facilities/buffalobeach/bash

Tickets and entrance costs can be charged to your member account. For more information or to donate raffle/auction items please contact: Cathy Cibit @ 619.944.8516 or cibit@cox.net. Cathy Jorgensen @ 619.977.3052 or cajorgy1@cox.net Non-SDYC members are also welcome! 12 • APRIL 2 013 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g


CLUB NEWS

SDYC Women’s Luncheons MAY 8th

Iris Engstrand, USD History Professor, and noted Point Loma and San Diego Historian, will provide us with an entertaining history of San Diego Yacht Club, just in time for the 50th Anniversary of our Clubhouse in May.

11:30-1:00PM $16.00 per person

48 Hour Cancellation policy Sign up online at www.sdyc.org or call (619) 221-8400

SDYC KNITTERS

SDYC Knitters meet on the 2nd Monday of each month in the Members Lounge from 6:00-8:30pm. We hope you will join us. We welcome beginners to expert knitters. If you have any questions, please contact Darin Hayden darinhayden@gmail.com or call 619-964-1842.

coRonADo cRuISe BY CHUCK & KELLY DAHILL, CRUISE CAPTAINS Photo by Kelly Dahill

On

the weekend of February 22, the Cruising Fleet headed to a fun filled weekend in Coronado. The boats arrived at Glorietta Bay in the afternoon, where the cruisers relaxed and got settled for the weekend. Prior to dinner there was a Wine Pairing Happy Hour where popular wines were poured and paired with finger foods that enhanced the flavors of each particular wine. On Friday night, the fleet enjoyed dinner at Coronado Yacht Club. This popular venue has a new restaurant service for weekend dinners. Reservations are required since availability is limited. CYC reports that every Friday night has been a sellout since hiring a new chef. (If you are interested in enjoying this new service, please make your reservations

TROPHY POLISHING PARTY & LUNCHEON

Please come and join us for a fun day of visiting & polishing our beatiful Trophies - they want to sparkle for Opening Day! Monday, April 8, 2013 10:00AM-4:00PM Call and let us know you will be joining in the fun so we can have enough food prepared for everyone. If you have any questions please call Bonnie Rickard (619) 851-4495 No charge to polish or eat!

directly with Coronado Yacht Club!) On Saturday morning, we woke up to a fabulous Potluck Breakfast. Everyone was able to get a fresh start on the day by having breakfast with their fellow cruisers. It worked out really nicely as everyone brought a dish to share. Plates and utensils were provided and each participant brought their own beverages. After a filling breakfast, with everyone energize and ready, the Amazing Cruising Fleet Race took place! The Cruising Fleet put their own spin on the popular television show (The Amazing Race). Each team was given a list of activities to complete in the Glorietta Bay vicinity. Speed and agility was not a prerequisite for the race, however everyone was encouraged to bring a fun attitude! Each task was photographed and given to the judges at the end of the race. The photos will be used to update the Cruising Fleet website. Saturday night the fleet walked to the nearby restaurant, La Terrazza,

for dinner after a fun filled afternoon of “racing”. Stories about the day’s adventures were shared, plenty of laughs were had. On Sunday morning, the boats departed by 9:00 to return to SDYC. Those who were interested met up with fellow cruisers at the club for a “Wind-down” lunch that afternoon, and shared more memories of a lovely weekend. Be sure to visit the SDYC Cruising Fleet Website for more information on upcoming activities and to see photos from our Coronado weekend this past February.

Winners of the Amazing Race – Blooms and Burroughs

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Club News

San Diego Yacht Club Commodore Chuck & Kitsy Hope Cordially Invite You to Attend THE COMMODORE’S ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHTH OPENING DAY DINNER DANCE Saturday, April 20, 2013 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm Herald the Opening of the 2013 Yachting Season at the San Diego Yacht Club The Commodore’s Dinner Dance is an important tradition, celebrating the Corinthian spirit of Opening Day activities with good friends, good food and good entertainment

OPENING DAY 2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 DRESS YACHTS YACHT INSPECTIONS START TIME 0900 OPENING DAY RACE START TIME 1200 COMMODORE’S DINNER DANCE START 1830 (reservations required)

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:30 pm Music and Dancing with “Sensation Showband” Seating is limited

BEST DRESSED DOCK COUNT START TIME 0900

More information available online by visiting the SDYC calendar

OPENING DAY CEREMONY START TIME 1200

Reservations by April 13, 2013 Reserve online at www.sdyc.com/openingday 48 hour firm cancellation policy

YACHT HOSPITALITY START TIME 1300

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Club News OPENING DAY 2013 YACHT INSPECTION AND YACHT HOSPITALITY INFORMATION There are two opportunities for showing off your vessel on Opening Day! You may enter into the Yacht Inspection Competition, or host Yacht Club members as a Hospitality Boat (or both!). If you don’t have a slip at the club and would like to participate in Hospitality and/or the Yacht Inspection Competition, call the Dock Master for a temporary slip. Read on for details... Yacht Inspection Competition - Members are encouraged to prepare their vessels and request inspection. Applications for inspection are available in the Mainsheet, online at www.sdyc.org, or at the front desk. Yacht inspections will be conducted on Saturday, April 20, 2013, commencing at 0900. Inspected vessels must be open for Hospitality after inspection. Members requesting inspection should be sure to pick up a copy of the “Requirements and Recommendations” handout for inspected vessels. Yacht Inspection Competition Award Categories: • Best Maintained Power • Best Maintained Sail • Best Maintained PC Class • Best Maintained Classic Yacht (vessel over 40 years old) • Best Maintained New Yacht (less than 2 years old) • Best Maintained First Time Entry (owner, not the boat) • Best Maintained First Time Inspected Yacht (the boat, not the owner) • Best Maintained Trailerable • Best Maintained Overall Yacht Hospitality - “A Time Honored Tradition...” Yacht owners welcome members and friends aboard their vessels after the Opening Day Ceremony for camaraderie and good cheer. Hospitality is a terrific way to celebrate the arrival of SDYC’s 128th Yachting Season. The Yacht Club will provide snacks and beverages to help entertain and refresh your guests. Balloons will be delivered to identify your vessel. Your vessel name and location will be listed in the Opening Day program. Should we challenge Commodore Hope to stop for a drink on each open Hospitality boat? A life jacket will be provided for his protection...

Application

Deadline for Submission Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Circle one: Yacht Inspection Competition Yacht Hospitality

Member Name Yacht Name Slip Number Email Address Phone Number PLEASE SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION TO SDYC FRONT OFFICE or SIGN UP ON LINE

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Club News

Library By BOB Lynch

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ave you heard of the Battle of Penobscot Bay? It took place during the Revolutionary War, and it was not a moment of pride for the US Navy or Army, both of which fought in the battle. Forty ships, most of the Navy’s Massachusetts section, were lost. The colonial army retreated and went home. The loss is considered the greatest suffered by the United States Navy, prior to Pearl Harbor. Bernard Cornwell’s The Fort is a fictional account, based chiefly on real people and events. Some fictional characters are added to complete the story, which is easy to read and contains sufficient excitement to hold your

Bridgedeckers By DeeGee Farrell Photo by DeeGee Farrell

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ith all the SDYC restoration and refurbishment projects in the works our Bridgedeckers ladies have had some challenges to find a quiet, comfortable place to play bridge. When the General Manager told us that the floors were to be resurfaced and needed “curing” for a few days we decided to take a “field trip” over to our sister club Southwestern Yacht Club for a day of cards and lunch. Indeed, as I write this article 8 ladies have journeyed over there for a day of cards and lunch. We are all excited to see the many restoration projects taking place and know they will make our Club that much nicer. We play bridge each Thursday from 10 AM to 2:30 PM with lunch at noon. New members are always welcome. Jo Lancaster is the Hostess for the month of April. If you would like to play call Jo Lancaster (619-269-4305). We wish a speedy recovery to Dorothy Wheeler who is back in rehabilitation.

attention. The book shows how brave men cannot be led by wishy-washy leaders. In brief, the British were trying to establish a naval base as their last bastion within US territory; they temporarily succeeded. Lt. Col. Paul Revere and Commodore Dudley Saltonstal are the most prominent colonials in the story. Revere was in charge of artillery on shore, but spent most of his time living on a friend’s ship in the harbor. He did nothing heroic, mainly objecting to all of the actions planned by colonial leaders. Commodore Dudley was the real villain. He repeatedly refused to enter the harbor with his 40 ships and attack two British sloops, because he did not want his new ships to be damaged. He was subsequently convicted by courtsmartial and thrown out of the Navy. After some false starts, the British built a fort and a large contingent of British And we are delighted to again see the happy face of Jeanne Lynch. Jeanne took a terrible tumble. As Hostess for the month of February I provided special cookies and candies for our ladies and am happy to report, with scientific testing, that SEES chocolates won the “Most Eaten” award without contention. You have to keep your strength up when playing Bridge! Bridge Winners for the month of February were: Cindy Caruso**, Sharon Dennison, Doris Ellsworth, Jane Kenny, Jodi Kerr, Jean Kremm* and Rita Moller* (*Denotes first place). Special congratulations to two accomplished players; Cindy Caruso for winning First Place two times in one month and also to Rita Moller who amassed over 7,000 points in one day. Hurray!

Navy drove the American fleet to selfdestruction up the Penobscot River. The fort in the book’s title is mostly symbolic and takes a small part in the overall story. The Fort’s author, Bernard Cornwell, is noted for his historical fiction, particularly his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. The book was recently donated to the SDYC Library by Lowell North and can be found in the Novels section.

Monday Evening Bridge Monday Evening Bridge at SDYC will be held on April 8 at 6:30 PM. The game is relaxed, lively and fun, open to all members and guests. Many players meet early in the bar for a casual dinner. Congratulations to our February winners: 1st-Jane Kenny, 2nd-Bob Woodall, 3rd-Cecilia Carrick To reserve your seat at the game, please RSVP by April 5 to Stan Nadel or Cecilia Carrick at 619-222-2254 or smnadel@cox.net. Reserve early to avoid disappointment. Remember: We now start promptly at 6:30 PM, playing 4 rounds of bridge. With fond regards, Stan and Cecilia

Monique Blinks, Jeanne Lynch, Rita Moller, Jean Kremm, Jane Kenny, Doris Ellsworth, Cindy Caruso & D’Neane Wilkinson

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CLUB NEWS Camp Catalina The 2013 Catalina Island Conservancy Ball Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club

April 13, 2013 SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2013 BALL! Mark your calendar now for Saturday, April 13, 2013, for the 18th Annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball. Nowhere else can you dine in such style and dance the night away at the beautiful and historic Casino, all the while benefiting the Catalina Conservancy and its tireless efforts to sustain our beloved Catalina Island. Now in its 18th year, the Catalina Island Conservancy Ball has become a vital part of the support needed to ensure that Catalina remains the beautiful and pristine place that we have all come to cherish. We need your help! Please consider joining us as a Ball Sponsor for the 2013 Ball or donating items to our auction. As the Conservancy’s largest single fundraising event, the success of the Ball is dependent upon the generosity of supporters like you. We look forward to your participation as the Conservancy presents an exciting evening that will benefit Catalina Island. Since the inception of the Conservancy Ball, San Diego Yacht Club members have been extraordinarily generous in their support of the Ball through attendance, sponsorships and donations of live and silent auction items. Sponsorships are now available and ensure your seating at the Ball as well as an invitation to attend the Sponsor pre-party. Packets are available at the SDYC Front Desk. Please let us know if we can provide any further information to you or just go to our website at www.catalinaconservancy.org. Together we can build on the legacy begun many years ago which still ensures that Catalina Island will remain the thriving and picturesque setting we know and love. Just go to www.catalinaconservancy.org Thank you for your generosity and support! Staff Commodore Mike and Mari Fink - 2013 Conservancy Ball Co-Chairmen

Summer Sailing Programs Making a Difference in our Community Part of the mission of the San Diego Yacht Club Sailing Foundation is to promote amateur sailing and maritime education to youth in our community. In addition to supporting our own Junior Program, the Foundation has made grants to sponsor underprivileged children so that they can be introduced to the sport and responsibilities of sailing. These summer sailing camps are held at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, the Southwestern Yacht Club as well as at our own summer program. Past recipients of these scholarships have come from a diverse group of organizations such as the St. Vincent’s de Paul Village, Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Copley Family YMCA, the Riley School, the Monarch School and from military families with a deployed parent. Many students return each year to further their skills and education. Some have even come back as counselors to help train the new generation. Each year we make a difference in these children’s lives thanks to your generous support of the SDYC Sailing Foundation.

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On the race course

SSSS BY BOBBIE MORROW

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SSSS Tuesday racing series continues to be very popular. Our Winter Series ended on March 12th and the Spring Series started on March 19th. We would love to see more sailors join us for sailing followed by time gathered for lunch, drinks and conversation about the day in the bar or on the deck. On Tuesday, March 5th there were 6 A Fleet sailors and 2 B Fleet sailors. In A Fleet there were 2 tie-breakers! Danny North and Betty Becker each scored 10 points, with Betty winning the tie for

J/22 Fleet By Darin Hayden Photos by Joanne O’Dea

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ttention J/22 Racers! The Opening Day Regatta is rapidly approaching! Please register with Darin Hayden (darinhayden@gmail.com) if you are interested in racing a J/22 so we can get the boats registered/reserved/ assigned to each team. This is a

1st place. Michael O’Connell and Julie McPherson each scored 18 points, with Julie winning the tie for 3rd place. Dick Denzler had 22 points and Rita Moller scored 27 points to finish out A Fleet. Audrey McGinty took 1st in B Fleet and Darin Hayden was 2nd. We had 14 sailors on Saturday, March 2nd!! It was a gorgeous day for sailing followed by a fun time in the bar. The top finisher for B Fleet was Darin Hayden. The top five finishers for A Fleet were: Place Name Points 1st Chuck Sinks 6 2nd Danny North 16 3rd Robb Walker 19 4th Jerelyn Biehl 20 5th Betty Becker 24

We have many very accomplished sailors in A Fleet and would love the competition from more of our great SDYC sailors. We also really want to grow our fleet with people who would like to get out on the water and learn to sail or improve their skills. Our next scheduled Saturday sail is on April 27th. Let’s see if we can get more of you to take your sabots out after getting them all spiffed up for Opening Day on the 21st! That will also be a great day to practice for the 1st in the series of SCWSA Regatta’s at Mission Bay Yacht Club on Saturday, May 4th! Please check out the SSSS Fleet website on sdyc.org and sign up to sail!

“fun” race with a pursuit start in the bay! There are only 8 boats available and 5 teams have registered to date. So, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity and get your registration request to me a.s.a.p. J/22 Prospective Members, have you been considering the J/22 Membership Program? Now is the time to sign up! For less than $50 per month, you can be a member with unlimited use of the J/22. The program now offers a competitive schedule with Race

Committee support for select One Design events. There is also a “crew list” of folks who would like to race so if you are short crew, just let me know and we’ll provide a list of folks who would like to crew for you. Of course, if you prefer to just enjoy an afternoon sail, the J/22 is perfect for you also. Just reserve the boat online and it will be in the water ready and waiting for you to rig and sail. See you on the water!

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On The Race Course

Race Committee By Summer Greene Photos by Joanne O’Dea

The end of February and beginning of

Regatta Top Finishers SCYA Midwinters: February 16-17 J/120 Winner: Chuck Nichols, CC Rider J/105 Winner: Dennis & Sharon Case, Wings J/80 Winner: Matthew Hurlimann, Firebolt Beneteau 36.7 Winner: Drew Belk, Precepts Islands Race: March 8-9 PHRF 1 Winner: Tim Fuller, Resolute PHRF 2 Winner: Paul Stemler, Patriot PHRF 3 Winner: Steven Ernest, Aimant de Fille ORR Winner: Roy P. Disney, Pyewacket Sleds Winner: Roy P. Disney, Pyewacket Overall PHRF Winner: Peter Tong, OEX One Design Weekend: March 9-10 Etchells Winner: Bruce Nelson, Rhino J/105 Winner: Dennis & Sharon Case, Wings J/80 Winner: Curt Johnson, Avet Star Winner: Mike & Matt Dorgan, Southern Cross

Upcoming Events April 13-14: One Design Weekend April 20: Opening Day Race April 27: SSSS Saturday Race May 3: Ton Cup May 4-5: Yachting Cup May 18-19: ORCA Bowl May 18-19: PC Fleet Championship May 18-19: One Design Weekend May 25: SSSS Saturday Race

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Visit our website (www.sdyc.org/raceinfo) for details on these exciting SDYC events.

March is the calm before the storm for SYDC race committee. This year we had two weekends in a row without racing, which is virtually unheard of, so we took the opportunity to do a little learning and a lot of cleaning. Saturday, February 23rd, Bruce Greene and Jeff Johnson taught a US Sailing Race Management Seminar. This program aims to train new Race Committee volunteers on the basics and give veteran volunteers more insight on subjects like writing Sailing Instructions and avoiding the protest room. With 25 attendees from SDYC, MBYC, and SWYC it was a great turn out and members of the various Race Committees got to meet and exchange ideas with people they don’t normally work with. On Sunday, February 24, we had a spring cleaning party I like to call “We Love the RC Boats” Day. With Corinthian in the yard for a new bottom, volunteers pulled off and cleaned her curtains, pillows and carpets, as well as the invaluable (but broken) clipboard holders from her bridge which were rebuilt, varnished and reinstalled. Volunteers paired up to unleash a cleaning flurry on our markset boats. Everything not screwed down was pulled out and put on the dock. People were on their hands and knees scrubbing bilges, the inside of cabins, steering stations, anchor lockers and instrument panels. They sorted out loose wiring harnesses, random bits of line, electronics manuals, tool kits, and inspected safety gear. The boats look better than they have in years, and everyone now has more confidence that they can find what they need when they need it. Flags were the other big project of the day, with close to 1000 flags it was no small task. Every flag from the RC boats and locker was pulled out, inspected, and sorted by size and type. Flags spilled

out of the Dockside Conference room and along the sidewalk from one end of the Sailing Center to the other. We had piles of letters, numerals, repeaters, official identification, umpires, logoed class flags, solid color flags, etc. Once they were no longer balled up in a box and you could tell the Charlie flags from the numeral three pennants, we put together traditional sets of signal flags and sets of commonly used RC flags. Building RC flag sets was great practice for our new RC volunteers who were quizzing each other on each flags use as they went along. Do you know why the Race Committee carries AP, H, A, N, H, P, I, Z, Black, X, 1st Sub, S, C, L, M, and Y? The weekend of March 8th had us back to running races with the finish of the Islands race and a One Design Weekend (ODW). Corinthian spent Friday night out near Zuniga Jetty to finish the Islands Race. With rain, high winds and rough seas, everything on board was tossed around. Special thanks to our fearless crew who stuck it out and finished 32 boats by 0815. Corinthian came in Saturday morning, was refueled and picked up her second shift crew just in time to turn around and tow out for the ODW. After reports from the Islands Race, PRO Bruce Greene said conditions for the ODW were uncomfortable, but better the he expected with a confused sea state and 8-12 knots of wind. Along with the normal J/105 and Etchells fleets, this month we also had Stars and J/80’s join in the fun. We expect ODWs will be very popular through August and would like to remind fleets that we need 30 days’ notice if you intend to come out and race ODW. While we want everyone to come racing as much as possible, we need a little heads up to make sure we can offer great courses and lots of races. At this point it appears as though we will need two courses in May, which will require borrowing an additional signal boat and twice as many volunteers. Please help us prepare by organizing your fleet in advance, and feel free to e-mail me with any questions. See you on the water!


FLEETS, ETC.

BuffALo BeAch BY AMEE SHAH ALAGIRI Photo by Gregg Buckley

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lease mark these dates on your calendar: • Work party to Buffalo Beach Outstation - May 5th - May 10th contact Gregg Buckley gregg.buckley@atlasreo.com • Buffalo Beach Bash at SDYC Sail Wash Area - Sunday, May 26th contact Jim & Susy Dorsey 619 222-2263 or Jim@ californiaaquatics.com High season at our outstation is fast approaching and Gregg Buckley and his stalwart crew are busily preparing for their annual Buffalo Beach Work Party May 5th May 10th. The Work Party commences Sunday, May 5th at 1800 hours at SDYC’s Star Hoist between B and C docks. The materials are loaded and a moon-filled sail to the idyllic shores of Whites Landing and Buffalo Beach begins. Traditionally, they arrive on Monday at

0700 hours and commence work after a hearty breakfast. Some members take the ferry from Dana Point and are brought over to assist throughout the week. The Work Party is a light hearted but diligent group. Their tasks include scrubbing the galleys, cleaning and polishing the Bar-BQs, power washing and cleaning the tents as well as installing new mattress covers. Other critical housekeeping chores are completed as well as grounds maintenance. The hills are weeded, lawns mowed, trees trimmed and even furniture is repaired. Essentially, anything that needs to get done around the Outstation gets done and the facility is left in tiptop shape for the membership to enjoy all summer long. Friday morning at about 08:15 hours the outstation is locked up and the volunteers start, “a great downhill run back to SDYC and usually see plenty of dolphins, whales and sea birds,” as per Gregg Buckley. Buffalo Beach Bash is soon approaching, Sunday, May 26th! The Dorseys have another day of food, fun and festivities planned. Jim never fails to recreate a piece of Buffalo Beach at the Club - sand, palapas... the dock, you just never know. Come and

see what they have dreamt up this year! Be sure to stop by the Buffalo Beach Booth on Opening Day for the now famous Chili and more information. Find out how easy it is to volunteer, gather donations, help set-up and be a part of the greatest bash at SDYC. If you would like to join the amazing Work Party for all or a part of the dates May 5th May 10th, please contact Gregg Buckley at gregg.buckley@atlasreo.com. If you would like to help with the Buffalo Beach Sunday, May 26th, please contact, Jim or Susy Dorsey 619-222-2263 or Jim@ californiaaquatics.com. Buffalo Beach Knows No Boundries. Find out why! Tuesday April 16th at 1800 hours to 2000 Hs, Jessop Room, Burnham Building

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AMATEUR RADIO GROUP By Peter Van Horne KA6U Photos by Bob Vincent

SDYC’s “Original” ARG Ham Shack 1982 – 2010

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those of you that remember, SDYC’s original “Ham Shack” was a remote, back room, in the old SDYC Maintenance Building that was located over by the A/B Dock ramp close to the old North Sails lot. That small room was equipped with a solid metal door, no windows, and enough room for 2 maybe 3 persons at the most, to occupy and operate the wide variety of radios that were installed, including SDYC’s world famous and widely utilized W6IM Winlink Station (www.winlink.org). The only time that there was any “outside interest” was during SDYC’s annual Opening Day when the ARG would hold its annual “Open House”.

ARG has equipped a new, world class, Communication Center to replace the old Ham Shack. We chose the name Communications Center to broaden the concept and appeal of having a “facility” equipped with many different ways to communicate, i.e. Amateur Radios that cover all of the radio frequency bands, Marine SSB and VHF radios, Winlink, Internet and qualified ARG members. In addition to just having demonstrated that our installed radios are capable of reaching literally hundreds of countries that are thousands of miles away, the ARG has also demonstrated that our Comm Center is also good for direct, verbal, face-to-face communications between people sharing ideas of how to better communicate right here in San Diego, especially during an emergency.

January 2013 ARG Business Meeting in the SDYC Communication Center: Ed Huggin KK6GO, Rod McLennan W6MWB, Scott Beckey N3QG, Scott Launey W6SRL, Gary Crawford KC6GIN, Mike Foster KJ6ENC, Gary Adler SDHP Volunteer, Bud Robinson KE6PRT and San Diego Harbor Police Officer Yvette Joyner.

ARG Meeting (continued): Bud Robinson KE6PRT, SDHP Officer Yvette Joyner, SDYC ARG Board Liaison Brian Thomas and Peter Van Horne KA6U.

This is the original sign that was used on Opening Day by the ARG for many years to direct interested SDYC members toward the Maintenance Building, home to the SDYC Ham Shack.

Now, fast-forward to Opening Day 2013. The SDYC has constructed and the

In January 2013, the ARG was asked by the San Diego Harbor Police Department if the SDYC was interested in helping to establish a “radio network” for emergency communications between the SDHP and local area Yacht Clubs and Marinas operating around San Diego Bay. The ARG listened closely as SDHP Volunteer Officer Gary Adler and SDHP Officer Yvette Joyner talked about a plan to have the Harbor Police work with all

Yacht Clubs and Marinas in SD Bay to set up an emergency communications network to deal with any and all possible emergencies that may occur in the San Diego Port area. Each facility would have a Team Captain that would coordinate the Quarterly training program as the entire group would train to coordinate with each other and FEMA. Participating Yacht Clubs and marinas would work and coordinate through a Harbor Police Dispatcher that is based in the Emergency Communication Center at the Coast Guard station on North Harbor Drive. In addition, fire, medical or other emergency services would be covered by this newly envisioned amateur radio network. Officer Joyner further stated that with the SDYC possessing such an excellent Comm Center and great location that it would be a key player in this new emergency network. The SDYC ARG offered to help with the training of any HP Officer that wished to get an FCC amateur license and also help with the selection and installation of radios at Harbor Police facilities and at other clubs or marinas to aid in the buildup of this emergency network. Opening Day 2013 – SDYC Communication Center Open House – Come see for yourself! You and your family members and guests are invited to come take a look at your Communication Center on Opening Day. Go upstairs or take the elevator to get to the Comm Center that is located at the NorthWest corner on the second deck of the Locker Building, just above the Laundry Room and Ice House across the street from the tennis courts. The ARG will have the Comm Center manned both before and after the Opening Day ceremony. If you have not seen this facility yet, you are invited to do so. Once you see it, you will be sure to include your Comm Center the next time that you are giving your guests a tour around our “World Class” San Diego Yacht Club campus. We look forward to seeing you on Opening Day.

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PC BY Rish Pavelec, PC #16 DAWN Photo by Rish Pavelec, PC #16 Dawn

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hoy sailors! Our BEAUTIFUL San Diego Weather is finally showing itself after a few months of rain and cool temps. Seems like just yesterday that Cissy was huddled in the corner by the fireplace layered in multiple outfits topped with a blanket. Our inside temperature often measured as low as 67 degrees! Whatever… I just live here. In early February, the fleet received a “wake up” call in the form of #54 losing a lifting ring while on the club hoist and dropping back down to the trailer underneath. I am pleased to report that little damage was done, however it was a good wake up call for those of you who have not replaced keel bolts and lifting rings recently. As always, several fleet members stepped up to the plate to assist in coming to solving the problem. Of course, the original lifting rings were cast fittings with an “attached nut”. In today’s world, the choices are whether to recast rings like the original, machine new rings or buy new available rings and adjust new keel bolts accordingly. As always, thanks to all of you who stepped in to help. Fleet Member Dave Gardner, owner of Dynamic Marine, and owner of #78 offered his services to make multiple sets for those who need them. So again, these yachts that go back 84 years continue to survive due to the love of the owners! In keeping with

A reminder as to your fasteners!!

this reminder, this month’s photo is of a “Shadow Box” that I made following the restoration of #16, DAWN. The epoxy soaked fiberglass rope and fiberglass plug were materials used in making the boat sound again. I will call your attention to two other things in the photo: the lower section shows a new silicon bronze #10 screw on the left. The screws toward the right… going until the end…are what came out of the old planks. As the fasteners get thinner, they are from lower and lower planks below the water line. At the top of the photo you will see a section of a keel bolt. Note that on the left of the bolt, you will see what was left UNDER the lifting rings, after some 70 years. The threads toward the right show what the original threads looked like in the deadwood. I am hoping that this photo will help you all in deciding just how important it is to check your fittings and why it costs so much to restore a PC correctly. In mid February, Cissy and I took a few days off and flew to New Orleans. Our 5 day get away included some terrific Louisiana food, a visit to the WWII Museum, a tour at the Tabasco Factory (and you think I never take her any where romantic…), some jazz at Preservation Hall and then on to Lafayette where we enjoyed some zydeco music and dancing. During a visit to a State Cajun Park, we met a docent who was 89 years old. He kindly suggested we go to Randol’s, a local restaurant, for dinner if we wanted some good Cajun food. Toward the end of the day, we decided to follow his advice. It turned out that Cissy’s “new boyfriend” was the lead fiddle player for the Zydeco band that played. He has been married 71 years and still works 3 days as a docent and plays music another 3-4 nights a week. He was thrilled to see us and we danced the night away. While driving around, we saw some evidence of the many boats there were damaged during the past storms, but all in all, Louisiana lives and New Orleans shines like the bright light she is! Feb. 10th brought the ODW races. 7 boats signed up and the results were

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as follows: 1st-31, 2nd-11, 3rd-26, and 4th-40. They raced with the Etchells on basically the inner offshore course that we normally use. On March 10th, the fleet enjoyed the Coronado Sojourn, which is a sail to the CYC and return. It is too early for me to report results but I will next month. At this time, what is of MAJOR concern is that the CYC has closed their sandwich/hamburger window and now have an inside brunch menu. The PC Fleet takes their eating and drinking…..make that “sailing” very serious. Seven boats would overwhelm their restaurant setup so Geves is working on an alternate idea. More to follow!! May 11th will bring the AMSS sponsored “Yesterday Regatta.” We are fully prepared for the Fleet Championship at CYC on May 18 and 19. The races will be 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday in the South bay course. The boats will raft up on Friday and Saturday night at the CYC front dock. A special dinner is being prepared for Saturday night. I want to, again, thank the CYC for their hospitality and willingness to welcome our fleet. Sailing down in the south bay area is a treat and having the CYC accommodate us as they do, makes these regattas a real pleasure. What with Opening Day approaching on April 21st, the annual “Opening Day Race” on April 20th will be another great day. The fleet is also looking forward to seeing all our boats uncovered and on display. The club maintenance department did a great job on renewing our docks, so E Street will look that much better. In closing, I want to thank our Fleet Captain for being so helpful in feeding me details to keep you informed. Last, I am sure all readers are aware that we lost one of our favorite supporters. Mary Jane Caldwell left us on February 4th. For many years, she and Bud sailed together on #21 and MJ held her own during Power Puff races and was one of the founders of the SSSS sailors. We will all miss her smiling face, but will keep her spirit alive in our hearts.


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ETCHELLS FLEET By Rusty Snapshackle

The Sultan of Seattle, the Prince of

Provence, the Count de Croissant, what ever you want to call him, Frederic Laffitte and his team which includes his wife Janet, son Nick and close friend Joe Williams came into town and dominated the February One Design Etchells weekend. Frederic sailing FRA 1281 Hustle and Flow has been competing in the Winter Series for many years. Despite always finishing near the top of the leader board, this may be his team’s most commanding overall win at the hotly contested Etchells Winter Series. The weekend got underway in light and shifty conditions from the South. Race 1 went to Bruce Harris on USA 1151 Nemesis. Bruce and his team led wire to wire to earn a well deserved victory. Second place was claimed by Blaine Pedlow on USA 1149, Crunchy Vegetables and third went to Summer Greene and team on USA 909 Mostly Harmless. Blaine swept the cobwebs off USA 1149 which had not been used

OFRA

BOAT OF THE MONTH ‘SUPER GNAT’ By Cliff Thompson

Super Gnat is featured as this month’s

OFRA Boat of the Month. Super Gnat is a Beneteau 40.7 Sailboat purchased in 2004 and carries the same name as her predecessor, which was a Schock 35. Both boats have been raced extensively in many regattas, both buoy & offshore. This Super Gnat has done the Transpac, Cabo, and PV races, to name a few of the longer offshore races. Super Gnat also belongs to the Cruising Fleet and joins in most of their activities, including many times to Catalina. In her current configuration, she has

since the Etchells Worlds in 2011 and was in the hunt all weekend. With the wind clocking to the right and settling in, the second race went to Geoff Davis sailing USA 1066 Lola. Skippering Lola was SDYC’s aspiring Rock Star Tyler Sinks with James Egan on the bow. Next was Frederic on Hustle and Flow fittingly enjoying Crudités finishing ahead of Blaine on USA 1149, Crunchy Vegetables and Staff Commodore Andy La Dow on Second Wind. The weather and wind conditions improved all afternoon. Race Committee sent the fleet on two more well managed races. At the end of the day Hustle and Flow was in 1st place by 2 points over Andrew Whittome and his team on Down Under followed by Marshall Harrington on USA 1217, Zooid III. Sunday brought more sunshine and

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place

great sailing conditions. The Crème rose to the top with Hustle and Flow recording a 1, 1, 2 for the day. Geoff Davis and Tyler Sinks clinching second overall with an impressive 2, 2, 1. Blaine Pedlow sailing with Justin Boitano and Danny Pavel secured third overall demonstrating great consistency at the front of the fleet. The Etchells fleet continues to grow with the addition of several new teams and former regulars hitting the race course. March saw two events - the One Design weekend on the 9th, 10th and the much anticipated 2013 Etchells Mid Winter’s March 29-31st. Teams came from across the U.S. for the Mid Winters. Sailors used the event as an opportunity to line up with some of the very best One Design teams and a chance to catch up with old friends over 3 fun filled days of racing and social gatherings.

February ODW Overall Results FRA 1281 USA 1066 USA 1149 USA 1283 USA 985

been sailing in the OFRA Series since new, which is now 8 years. That is a lot of Wednesdays. But Cliff, along with his partners, and crew keep coming back each Wednesday for lunch and a ‘sail’ on the bay. In the picture, standing on the stern of Super Gnat, are some of the crew who sail each Wednesday. They are from the top, left to right, Peter Lawrence, Bill Vogt, Jack Fisher, Jim Thompson, Mike Roach, Cliff Thompson, and Tom Lancaster. All are members of SDYC except Jack (inlaw), and Mike (SWYC). Other regulars not in the picture are Lanny Cornell, Mike Busch, Demitri Jeon, and Barry Worthington. We look forward each Wednesday tp our sailing and we welcome all comers to check us out. What we don’t do is take things too seriously, that is, until

Frederic Laffitte Geoff Davis Blaine Pedlow Andrew Whittome Andy La Dow

we start, then we try to go as fast as we can. Some of our former cruising sailors have now become proficient in how to get the most speed out of a sailboat. See you on the water! “Super Gnat Sailing Team”

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Fleets, Etc.

Anglers Fleet

New Season, New Swag & New Members

By Peter Evering Anglers Fleet Captain

Opening

Weekend this month will bring in excitement for not only for all SDYC members but also the start of the “Spring into Fishing” season. Position yourself over the Anglers Fleet host table to observe past year’s conquests, tackle used, trophies won, pictures, tournament dates (Adults and Kids) with some new swag. There will be three ways to get the new double sided updated four colored logo long sleeve jersey. One is to signup as a new Anglers Fleet member and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win,

Tennis By Keith Danon Photos by Christy Radecic

Turn around and all of the sudden

it’s springtime. Things are warming up and perfect conditions for playing tennis. We had our Tennis Clinic on March 23rd. We always have a great turnout of adults and kids there to improve their hitting skills and strategies. The clinic sends you away with a better game and new members to play with. Thank you to everyone who made the clinic a success. The “Cupid Cup” had 26 players having fun and competing in a mixed doubles format instrumented by our Fleet mathematician, Jim Cook. Becca and Dan Rumsey did a fantastic job hosting our first mixer of the year! The Launey’s, the Fetter’s, the Cook’s, the Klestinec’s, and the Woodall’s all came out with their best games. Tracy Nichols, Monica Folsom, Gina Hardesty, Lisa Craig, Kari Topz, and Priscilla Camanho all played well. I was playing alongside Bruce Ives, Brian Fisher, Jon Hardesty and Ian Adleberg. Bruce Peeling showed off his impressive poaching skills hitting against Skip Rickon and Bill Carey. Play was gladly interrupted by Lauren & Winston who brought out strawberry margaritas

second is by buying a raffle ticket for a chance to win and the third is to actually buy a shirt for $15. As there were many anglers fishing the SD Bay, Pacific and Mexican waters, but I would like to applaud the two biggest winners for 2012. Phil Johnson was the champ of the outstanding catch Commodore Trophy and Gordie Zimm for Outstanding Service Award. Phil caught a big Bluefin Tuna while Gordie reels in passion to help the kids, anglers, sailors and smiles from everyone, year after year. Keep in mind to stop by the glass Anglers Case in the lobby to stay current with dates for upcoming events. Our guest speaker in February would be a great reason to stay notified. Michelle Gandola met with all interested SDYC

members in the Frost Room to help explain what the Port Authority, Senators, SD Mayor, Sportfishing, Tourism Board on both sides of the border are doing to help us understand the partnership developing to relieve, while also understanding, the restrictions when voyage in and out. The next two big dates to keep in your calendar are the June Kids Fish Charter on SeaWatch and the Club Bay Tournament. There will be a sign up sheet and online registration created soon for both events.

for all interested players. My memory recalls that was about everyone at the tournament. The Finals pitted Monica and Brian against Tom and Betty. Monica and Brian came out on top, however all four players walked away with excellent champagne prizes. Congrats to our winners! A special thank-you to Christy Radecic for providing excellent pictures throughout the year for the Mainsheet. The Opening Day Tennis Fleet booth will be hosted by fleet captains, Christy Radecic and Matt Brown as well as treasurer, Becca Rumsey. Come by and preview a taste of our infamous tropical mixers and sign up to volunteer for the year’s ambitious calendar of events. April 28th brings back my 5th annual “Tropical Tennis Mixer” from 10:00am – 2:00pm. This yearly event brings out our competitive and health conscious players that realize that food, blended libations and tennis really do mix. Be sure to be at this one! Thanks to Jim and Matt for keeping the “Wednesday Night Tennis” going strong. There have been nights when we’ve had 20 players ready to swing away. A special thanks to Robert Jackson and his cousin, Zach Leslie, a former Point Loma and NCAA player who has generously helped to donate some new ball machine balls and to keep it firing strong for our members. We are busy planning a new spring event this year that will help us raise funds to build a permanent viewing

structure next to Court 2. A “Happy Hour Fundraiser” with a special musical guest is in the works. Lots of tennis, cocktail and conversation ahead. Look for more information on soon. Players continue to challenge on the tennis ladder. Let’s get some more matches going and put Bruce and Scott to work at adjusting the standings. We work hard at promoting and providing a great tennis atmosphere at the best yacht club in the country. If you can help out in any way, give myself, Matt or Christy a call to volunteer. See you on the courts!

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kids clinic


Fleets, Etc.

STAR FLEET TRAVELS NORTH

Photo by © Sam Haythorn

A large contingent form the San Diego Bay Star Fleet travelled north to Marina del Rey for the SCYA MidWinter Regatta hosted by California Yacht Club. The warm weekend weather made racing tricky for the race committee and the racers alike as the sea breeze and the offshore winds battled each other all day. The fleet of fifteen competitors saw George Szabo and Craig Moss finding the tricky conditions to their liking. After day one and two races, Szabo and Moss led with a 1,1, followed by Ben Mitchell and Myles Prichard with a 2,3. Sunday brought cooler temperatures and a steadier sea breeze, which allowed the race committee to send the fleet off for three good races. Andrew Campbell, sailing with his college roommate Mac McCullough, found the steadier conditions to their liking taking first in two of the three races of the day. However, it was not quite enough to catch Szabo or Mitchell who continued to battle it out in each race. In the end, it was a top three sweep for SDYC sailors! Final results were 1st George Szabo/Craig Moss, 2nd Ben Mitchell/Myles Prichard, 3rd Andrew Campbell/Mac McCullough also finishing strong was Director Mike Dorgan/Matt Dorgan in 8th and Mark Butler and John Rudderham in 9th. Lining up for the pin end

Next was the Bacardi Cup in Miami which George Szabo competed and will give us a report in next months Mainsheet. Locally, the fleet sailed in the March One Design Weekend here at SDYC. So now is the time to get fired up and go out and buy a starboat and get ready for the upcoming World Championship here at SDYC during the first week of September 2013 before it is to late! The Worlds Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers to help make the Worlds one of the best ever. If you are interested in helping out and being involved with one of the sports première events please contact John Burnham at johnburnham1@cox.net or Chuck Driscoll at Chuck@Driscollinc.com. Again, thank you to our 2013 Star World Championship sponsors

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FLEETS, ETC.

Model Yacht Fleet By David Ryan Model Yacht Fleet Captain Photos by Joanne O’Dea

This month begins the first in a series

of articles focusing on one of our fleet members. The purpose of this series is to learn more about each skipper’s background, yachting interests and the elements that keep them coming back to race these unique little boats. While it was Staff Commodore Sandy Purdon that spear-headed the introduction of model yachting at SDYC in 2000, when he purchased the first CR-914, Jean Malthaner soon became involved, building his own boat from the available kit. Since that time he has been largely responsible for the growth and success of our fleet, whether its through his strong leadership or skilled maintenance and repairs of everyone’s boats through the years. Suffice it to say that without Jean, there would not be the SDYC Model Yacht Fleet we have today. I had a chance to sit down with Jean last month to find out a little more about his thoughts on model yacht racing. FC (Fleet Captain): How did you become interested in racing a radiocontrolled (RC) model sailboat? JM (Jean Malthaner): Sandy Purdon bought a boat and I was intrigued with the idea, so I decided to get one too. FC: How well do you feel the elements of full-scale yacht racing translate to RC boats? JM: Both require the skipper to have knowledge of wind patterns, which include changes in velocity and direction, anticipating what’s most likely to happen next. In addition, the racing rules are practically the same. Also, tactics are essentially identical for both. The same strategic principles that are applied to maximize benefit and minimize risk in full-size boats generally yield the same result in

model boats. FC: Does this same similarity also apply to the principles of tuning? JM: Without a doubt. There are a few class-specific exceptions just as in all racing yachts. FC: With all the choices out there of roughly 30 different classes of RC yachts, what criteria do you feel are important determinants of long-term popularity of the fleet? JM: I’ve always been a big proponent of the one-design concept. Classes that focus on minimizing boat speed differences, by restricting any allowable modification, translate into fair competition with a level playing field. A single manufacturer of hull, spars and sails helps ensure this result. I grew up sailing Snipes, Stars and Comets on Long Island Sound and then was very active in the 110 fleet here at SDYC, so I really appreciate efforts to maintain uniformity within the class. Early on, there was no dominant fleet at the club. These were several RC Lasers, a couple of CR-914’s and a few Marblehead’s (an open design class). When someone showed up with a new, tricked-out German Marblehead with a $5K price tag, I knew this is not the direction we should pursue. FC: How difficult is it to maintain a viable, model boat, keeping the electronics functioning with the potential problems salt water can cause? JM: Well, I didn’t have any problem

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(laughs), but a lot of people do. It has the potential to be a major problem, and as the guy that ends up having to fix some of the neglect or simple oversight, I wish people would make a consistent effort to routinely rinse out the insides with fresh water before stowage. In addition, it’s important to make a conscious effort to maintain batteries to ensure reliability. FC: Finally, Jean, how do you feel your career as an Aerospace Engineer, and its subsequent skill set, applies to keeping all the electronics functioning on all of our boats? JM: (Laughs) I can fix any problem you’ve got. Just relax. I’ll figure it out. I’ve been challenged a few times… temporarily. But, it’s not like these things have the 50 miles of wiring like with the Cruise Missile program. FC: Thanks. Jean. We owe you a debt of gratitude for rescuing us all on multiple occasions. I’d ask you to put it on our tabs at the bar, but most of us owe you there as well.

Watercolor painted by Margy West awarded to Jean

Jean’s mobile boatyard, Corte Madera style


JUNIORS

JunIoRS

JUNIOR POWER!

BY JOHN FRETWELL Photos by John Fretwell

Since I came aboard as Junior Director

in 2006, I have witnessed the incredible amount of support the Club provides to its young sailors, and the tangible results that support yields. Our 26 boat Sabot fleet, delivered in ’07, has now launched a whole new generation of sailors, while our C420s and CFJs have accommodated the growth of doublehanded and high school sailing both around the region and among our membership. Of course the completion of the Malin Burnham Sailing Center in 2010 raised the level of all of our programs by several significant notches! Sailing is what we’re all about, so that will always be the priority.

But to safely educate tomorrow’s champions, and to help our coaches convey their valuable knowledge, we need reliable and sound chase boats. I am proud to announce that in early March, the efforts of the Junior Activities Committee combined with the contributions of the membership culminated in the installation of new engines for our chase boat fleet! Ten beautiful new Yamaha outboards were installed, which will provide reliable and effective service for the next several years! Now that the functionality is in place, our priority is to improve the aesthetics to a level befitting our world-class Club. Those of you lucky enough to grow up in the SDYC Junior Program recognize several of our chaseboats from your youth, and a few are older than me, a statistic that is getting more impressive by the year. We’ve already taken this opportunity to retire a couple of our most venerable steeds, in favor of a few generous donations, like

the beautiful 15’ Whaler “Darkstar” donated by Staff Commodore Bill and Sherri Campbell and their family. If you don’t know, Darkstar is a great tune by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, so I can’t help but wonder if there’s a Woodstock story out there, but for now, we’re just happy to have such a beautiful new resource! I’d like to personally thank everyone who contributed to the Sail 2012 Fundraiser, the Junior Activities Committee, and especially Victor McKnight and JAC Chair Steve Harris, for all the help that went into this repower project! Please drop by the Junior Program on Opening Day or any time this spring to check out all of our latest developments. Meanwhile, please wish us luck and follow along as our sailors take on the High School Championship season, and make sure to register your sailors and spread the word about our incredible Summer Sailing Program! See you on the water soon!

Recommended by Robbie Dean and St. Francis YC, the boys from Inflatable Boat Specialists came down from Ventura for three days to repower and sea trial our fleet.

2nD annUal aDUlT leaRn To sail PRogRam summer 2013 June-August, Wednesdays from 5:00-7:30PM Enjoy the summer sunsets by spending your Wednesday evenings improving your sailing skills right here in La Playa! Participants will enjoy outstanding instruction from SDYC’s world class coaching staff, and topics and class structure will be developed based on sign-ups and attendance. We expect these offerings to fill up very quickly, so please sign up right away to reserve your spot! John fRetWeLL john@sdyc.org

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Wednesday Night Tennis

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Mission Bay Cruise

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cLASSIfIeDS You must e-mail a renewal each month if you’d like your ad to appear in more than one issue. All new ads, and renewals must be sent to mainsheet@sdyc.org by the first of the month to be included in the next month’s issue.

PARTNER WANTED: Jersey 36 TOPSHOT II Slip A-8, Well made, very clean & comfortable. Looking for a partner with or without equity to share use or will sell 100% . Boat is turn key, no deferred maintenance with only 2,000 hrs on mains and 550 hrs. on new 6 KW gen. New Carpet. New Fuel Tank. Great to cruise or fish, fast and economical, Reliable twin Turbo Detroit’s use less than one gallon per mi. @ 10 knots. 70 Gal. lighted Bait Tank, Electric Davit for 10 ft RIB with 4 stroke Honda. Updated auto pilot, GPS, Fish finder, 72 mi. Radar, VHF, Reverse cycle air/ heat, Blue ray/surround sound. Flat screen TVs. Call Roger E. Bill @) (619) 297-1100 or email: roger@grbill.com FREE: CLASSIC BOAT! To anybody willing and able to finish restoration project that has already been started with over $50,000.00 invested. OWN A PART OF SDYC HISTORY !! Commodore Alonzo de Jessop’s last boat, a 1937 38’ Ingrid ketch “ Comber “. Call Lonnie Lynch for details. 619-221-0343. FOR SALE: Lehman 12 #331. Well maintained. Lightly used North racing sail. Recently refurbished cover that doesn’t leak. Seitech dolly. Call Bill at 619-884-3110 or d-jenkins@sbcglobal.net. FOR SALE: 61’ DeFever, 8’ fishingcockpit with two fishing outriggers. 3 staterooms with showers and toilets. Stabilizers, bowthrusters, watermaker, inverter, 6 fueltanks 1500 gallons total, 4 refrigerators, 3 freezers. Radar, GPS, depthmeter, windmeter, autopilot, radios wheelhouse and flybridge. Full convertible canvasscover on flybridge, foldable dining table for 6. Entertainementsystem and aircondition all areas. 14’ Novurania 50hp, 9’ inflatable 9hp, liferaft, EPIRB. Complete household kitchen and staterooms. And much more! Excellently maintained. (619) 276 8115 (Kathie) or e-mail h.trapp@bluewin.ch FOR SALE: PC 62, 9 time PC world Champion Jack Sutphen is selling his beloved PC, 2 sets of racing sails, sound hull and special Brian Thomas mast, racing bottom. berthed on “PC row” E dock sdyc. $ 9999 call 619-922-3421 for more info FOR SALE: Yankee, PC 72, needs a new skipper. To sail a PC is to understand why they are a delight for racing or cruising. Always well maintained, Yankee has is in excellent condition with a full complement of sails. Want to know more? Contact Dave Grundies, 858.999.1898. FOR SALE: Want a great deal on a good sailboat? Consider our Cal 25, Let’s Away. She comes with a good complement of sails, and a newer 6 hp Johnson outboard. An easy boat to maintain and sail, we have enjoyed her and now look to find a new owner who will use her more frequently than have we. Kendall Squires, 619.606.2012. FOR SALE: Outboard, Honda 4 stroke, 2HP. Less than 3 hrs. on engine. $700.00. Call Don @ 760-741-7335. FOR SALE: Cal 36, Lehman 12, Sabot, 11’ Achilles with Nissan 9.8 call 760 822-3122 for details PARTNER WANTED: Seeking equity, or non equity partner for a 38’ Hernandez trawler .Partnership percentage tailored to your usage needs.Roomy,comfortable yacht perfectly situated overlooking La Playa Cove at the end of H dock,(very private)! Separate aft and bow cabins with adjoining Heads . Split level floor plan with sunken full galley area.Stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, double stainless sinks, flat screen TV, Fireplace, I Pod ready stereo throughout! Twin, low consumption diesel engines,Genset, windless. Lots of outdoor decks to relax, cocktail, and watch sunsets over PL and La Playa. It’s a condo at the club! Call Archer 619-701-9999 WANTED: Donate your 19-23 foot open cockpit power boat to SDYC for use at Buffalo Beach. This boat will transport members and their gear to and from Avalon to our beautiful Outstation. Ideal features are a high freeboard and a vee bottom for a smooth ride through the afternoon chop. Contact Eduardo Savigliano, or Director Biehl to discuss the benefits of donating your boat. esavigliano@international-dynamics.com WANTED: fractional interest in SDYC-based powerboat 32’ or larger. Former new Grand Banks 42’ Motor Yacht owner, USN Officer, Navigator and OOD. Contact Mitch at 619.255.1160 or m.woodbury@cox.net.

Get to Know...

By Jackie Kohls

MAURA MCCARTHY, DINING ROOM SERVER When did you start working for the SDYC? I started working here November 2008. What is an intersting fact about you? Or what would you like people to know about you? I lived in Panama for nine years as a child and participated on the local swim team. I learned to speak Spanish during my time there. Where were you born? I was born in Chapel Hill, NC. How long have you been in San Diego? I have lived in San Diego since 1973, when I moved here from Panama

What are your hobbies and interests? I love to swim, travel, compete in triathalons, spend time with friends and my husband, and cook. What is your favorite dish served here at the SDYC? The Cobb Salad and Shrimp and Grits. What is your favorite part of working at the SDYC? I love the People and the environment. Being able to work near the water is amazing. What is your favorite TV show or movie? I love Survivor. I fall asleep in movies.

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