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PUERTO VALLARTA START 2014

Kicking off the Puerto Vallarta Race! by Joanne O’Dea

San Diego Yacht Club sent the boats off to Mexico March

14 and March 15 in the 52nd biennial Vallarta Race. Each boat is equipped with a Yellowbrick race tracker, which will allow spectators to follow along with the race progress, updated hourly. The positions are on a 4 hour delay to keep the boat positions a bit more mysterious to the competitors as they navigate down south.

On the night before the first start, SDYC hosted a lively kick off party with live music, a taco bar, tequila girls and lots of talented sailors. Great fun was had by all. The morning of the starts, competitors met in the main dining room for breakfast and a Competitors Meeting presented by SDYC Regatta Manager Jeff Johnson. Sailing Instructions were reviewed and questions answered. Peter Isler shared his knowledge on weather reports and analysis in a 30 minute tutorial. Isler is sailing aboard the trimaran Orion, which started on Saturday, March 16, and looking to be the first-to-finish while competing against the other trimaran Mighty Merloe. Spectators were invited to join SDYC on Shelter Island to watch the 2 starts scheduled for Friday and Saturday to give the sailors a great send off on the 1,000nm race to Puerto Vallarta. More to follow in the next issue of the Mainsheet, where results will be posted and a regatta report with photos, so stay tuned!


FROM THE COMMODORE COMMODORE - CHARLES SINKS

Spring has sprung, and we have moved the clocks forward. Winter is officially done.

The 32nd running of the SDYC to mainland Mexico race is in the books. With the Mainsheet print deadline in play, I cannot tell you who won or any “war stories” from the race, but I can tell you it’s a safe bet the 2014 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race Chairman, Steve Malowney and his hard working PV 2014 Committee are snuggling up to a well deserved margarita (or two) at the PV ’14 Race Headquarters at the Westin Resort in PV. Steve and his committee of Karen Busch, Ben Mitchell, Traci Miller, R/C Doug Werner, Lani Spund, John Gladstone, Jeff Johnson, Jared Wohlgemuth and Lois Harrington worked for 18 months and did a fantastic job of preparing for anything…which so often occurs when coordinating things 1,100 miles away in a different country. FANTASTIC job Team PV ’14! Check the SDYC website for results. When PV wrapped up on the 22nd of March, the MEXORC Regatta in Bandaras Bay kicked off the next day. PRO Bruce Greene, and his SDYC Race Committee are once again helping our friends from Acapulco Yacht Club keep the show rolling each day of this long, seven-day regatta. Thanks to everyone for their participation in both of these international events. With sailors from Clubs all over the U.S. and even the world, the SDYC burgee was positively presented throughout the entire program! April will be packed with more fun, starting with SDYC’s team racers competing in the prestigious Baldwin Cup, a 4 on 4 team race hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The boats are supplied Harbor 20’s – nice slow tubby cruisers with padded seats and no hiking (gotta like that!). The racing action is incredible and figuring out the scoring combinations mid-race are enough to keep IBM’s “Watson” busy. Good luck Team SDYC – Tyler Sinks, Brad Rodi, Mikee Anderson and Brian (new dad) Haines at the helms. April 12 and 13 is Opening Day weekend, SDYC’s 129th Opening Day. Opening Day is when we reflect on our Club’s unique heritage, honor our members’ successes over the previous year and just flat out have some fun. This is one of my favorites of the year! Jill and Paul Hartley and Julie Servais have a very special weekend planned. I’m looking forward to a fun day of racing and boat inspections on Saturday –then the Opening Day Dinner / Dance Saturday night. The Dinner/Dance will be OFF THE HOOK...here’s a peek….eat delicious seafood pu pu’s, enjoy the surf & turf entrée, dance to Cool Band Luke, sip the all inclusive wine and beer you can sip and desert I cannot describe in words (I’m planning ahead, my trousers will be up a size for this one) – plus… it’s a ridiculous bargain. So reserve now or hear about it second-hand on Sunday. Sunday’s Opening Day festivities begin promptly at 1200 – you won’t want to miss it. The 19th is the infamous Men’s Mayhem regatta hosted by SDYC’s own SSSS. Grab a Sabot and join the hilarious mayhem – win or lose, I guarantee you’ll be belly laughing all day long with your buddies. Good fun! Rumor has it Directors Dorgan & Reiter will be duking it out with current > 1/10th ton (aka >200 lbs. for my SDSU friends) champ Craig Moss for the Lindley/Gould Fat A** Perpetual which, as half of the membership knows, hangs proudly in the gentlemen’s powder room. The SSSS always throw in a fun little wrinkle for the guys (heads up) and the gals do a fantastic job feeding and “watering” all the competitors. Register on-line. One more thing for the SSSS ladies; the Commodore “head start” rule will be in full force and effect again this year, right? Easter Sunday is the 20th with the return of our famous “eat all you can handle” Sunday Champagne Brunch. Make reservations early so you are guaranteed room. The Easter Bunny will be stopping by to sugar-up the kids and hide some eggs. Rounding out the month, the Cruising Fleet is heading to Mission Bay to raise a little cane. Our high school sailors will be going toe to toe with other teams in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Association (PCISA) for the PCC Championship and a coveted berth in the high school national co-ed dinghy championship to be hosted by SDYC in May. Good luck to all the SDYC hosted high school teams! As many of you know, our Membership Committee has a very thorough and transparent process when considering new members for our Club. However, in this special instance, the upmost discretion in considering a new applicant for membership was requested and granted. Several details needed to be worked out. I am happy to report, and we want to extend a warm SDYC welcome to, his majesty Felipe, Prince of Asturias, Spain. The Prince and his family are avid boaters and recently secured a vacation home in Point Loma. I understand the Prince is also an avid bicyclist. Imagine the Chief of Police, the Mayor and the Prince of Spain on a ride around town in SDYC jerseys! Welcome Prince Felipe and family. Have a terrific April and we’ll see you around the Club! Good sailing, Chuck Sinks Commodore

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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 79 • Issue 4 Board of Directors Commodore Charles C. Sinks Vice Commodore John L. Laun Rear Commodore Douglas Werner Jr. Staff Commodore Charles B. Hope, Jr.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Directors John A. Reiter Michael J. Dorgan Jerelyn W. Biehl Brian D. Thomas Michael A. Morton, Jr.

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OPENING DAY

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Opening Day Ads Opening Day Registration form

CLUB NEWS

General Manager Terry Anglin Mainsheet Editor: Joanne O’Dea & Kirsten Stahl Production: Monica McGovern Deadline: 14th 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

DEPARTMENTS

1 From the Commodore 3 In General 4-5 Membership

619/758-6300 619/221-8400 619/758-6314 619/758-6315 / 758-6335 619/758-6322 619/758-6308 619/758-6309 619/758-6306 619/758-6333 619/758-6320 619/758-6303 619/758-6313 619/758-6311 619/224-3059 619/758-6337 619/758-6324

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. Mainsheet (USPS 024-501) 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

10 Commodore’s Dinner Series Catalina Island Conservancy Ball announcement 11 Cruising Fleet Events 12 Bridgedeckers/Monday Evening Bridge 13 Women’s Events/Andrew Campbell article 14 US Championship of Championships 15 Meet Our New Members!

ON THE RACE COURSE

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Team Racing at Balboa Yacht Club Islands Race/Etchells Butler Cup J70 Fleet at SD NOOD

FLEETS, ETC.

20 Anglers & J/22 21 Model Yacht/Buffalo Beach 22 SDYC Sailing Foundation 23 Brian Lake - Catch Him if You Can 24 PC 25 Tennis/SSSS

MISC.

26-27 Juniors 28 Calendar 29 Classifieds

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Back Cover:

Volume 79, Issue 4 Periodical Postage Paid, San Diego, California and at additional mailing offices. Each issue is mailed the last week of the month. An annual subscription rate of $24 is included in membership dues. POSTMASTER-Send address changes to: San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Copyright ©2014. All rights reserved.

Photo by Bob Betancourt Photo by Tim Wilkes photography www.timwilkes.com


IN GENERAL THE DARREN AND TERRY SHOW APRIL 10, 2014 We are fortunate this month to be joined by Rebecca Laird, winemaker for Laird Family Estate. Laird makes first class wines and has obtained 90+ scores for several of their wines in both the Wine Spectator and the Wine Enthusiast. This will be a special night. As always Darren will be matching his stellar food with these world class wines. Reservations required. $40++ per person

APRIL WINE SALE Every Tuesday through Saturday in April, Tammy Hackney will host a Wine Sale in her office from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Try some amazing wines for just $1 over the club cost on the wine (sales tax not included). Enjoy wineries such as Saxon Brown, Fort Ross, Beau Joie, Talisman, Wild Horse, and more!

Easter Brunch Celebration

Sunday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m Menu Southwest Caesar, Whole Grains & Legumes in Vinaigrette, Asian Vegetable Slaw, Hummus & Babaganoush with Pita, Seared Ahi & Cucumber with Wasabi, Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon, Curry Chicken Pinwheels, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Imported and Domestic Cheese Display, Grilled Asparagus with Vanilla Raspberry Balsamic Glaze, Apple-Smoked Bacon and Maple Sausage, Cheesy Breakfast Home Fries, Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine, Uncle Roberto’s World Famous Omelets, Spinach Artichoke Fritatta, Chef’s Fresh Catch, Cornish Hens with Almond Cranberry Medley and Blackberry Peppercorn Sauce, Blue Cheese Au Gratin Potatoes, Pesto Risotto, Chipotle-Parmesan Creamed Corn, Stir Fry Green Beans, Prime Rib, Glazed Smoked Spiral Ham, Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Manuel’s Dessert Extravaganza, Soft-serve Ice Cream Bar, and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Kids Buffet Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit, Jell-o, Chicken Nuggets & French Fries, Cheese & Crackers, Veggies & Dip, Ants on a Log, Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Adults $34.00++, Children 6-12 $13.00++, Children under 6 Dine with our Compliments. 48-Hour/50% Cancellation Policy in Effect. Please Call 619-221-8400 or go online to SDYC.org for reservations!

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MEMBERSHIP

FLAG

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS ERIK ANDERSON “The SDYC is a prestigious sailing club and I am excited to be a part of it. I have a young family and find tremendous value in being part of an organization that not only respects the traditions of sailing but also places value on family.”

FRANK PLANT “My wife and I feel it would be beneficial to join SDYC to continue relationships and more importantly to gain new friends thru the sporting & social activities offered. Also, we have a young daughter that we wish to be involved in all that SDYC as to offer, especially those sports involving water.”

TIFFANY BILLINGS “I have enjoyed volunteering on Race Committee for SDYC and I look forward to contributing more to this community of friendly, enthusiastic and experienced members.”

MATT SANICKI “I would like to get back into sailing and start racing. Also, I have two children who love the water and I have heard the Junior Program at SDYC is the best!”

SEAN KELLEY “I want to continue to expand sailing opportunities and get to know others who share the same passion for it. Many friends are members and I have always enjoyed the attitude they share and the atmosphere when I was a guest at SDYC.”

ANDY SCHUMACHER “I would like to become more involved in the local sailing scene. Specifically, I am interested in the various yacht club challenges and learning more about race management, in addition to continuing the racing I have been doing.”

TIM NOONAN “I would like to continue enjoying boating as well as learning more about the sport. I also look forward to socializing with others in my community who share my interest in boating. I would also like to expose my kids to boating at a young age.”

JUNIOR FLAG MELISSA DENMAN “Recently I relocated to San Diego from Houston, largely due to my desire to be in a city close to the water, with a great sailing community. When I have met SDYC members at national events I have always enjoyed making their acquaintance.”

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE FRANK BALDWIN “Recently moved to Point Loma from Mission Hills. I have had my current boat for over a year and feel that I would use it more if I was involved in a community of boaters. We have friends that are members that speak very highly about their experience and how important membership has been to them and their families.”

TRANSFER MEMBERS

The individuals listed below are being transferred from one level of membership to another due to status changes.

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE TO FLAG JENNIFER MCGRADY DAVID JENSEN

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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.

FLAG

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE

FLAG

Veronica Walker (Richard) Registered Nurse, Sharp Grossmont Hospital Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Vicki Droz 2nd Sponsor: Kathleen Porter

Wendy Messenger Real Estate Development, Messenger Investment Co. Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Chris McComic 2nd Sponsor: Karen Busch

Allison Abell Teacher, St. Charles Borromeo Academy Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Danielle Richards 2nd Sponsor: Bud Caldwell

Drew Belk (Patti) Owner, Belk Farms LLC Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Jon Gardner 2nd Sponsor: Barrett Canfield

Carol Keigher (Gerry) Retired Cost Enginner Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Keith McKenzie 2nd Sponsor: Barrett Canfield

Manuel Gomez Insurance Broker, Ives Insurance Services, Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Dave MacVean 2nd Sponsor: George Saunders

Regan Wiese (Charles) Religious Education Teacher, St. Agnes Church Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Todd Hughes 2nd Sponsor: James Patterson Top photo: New members Erik Anderson, Colleen Anderson, Dave MacVean

SERVICE

Gisele Bonitz Chief of Staff/Executive Assistant of SPAWAR/US NAVY Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Bill Fenick 2nd Sponsor: Jerry Burroughs

Bottom photo: Kathy Laragione, Alexandria Giobbi, “Rags” Laragione

LAST CALL MRS. THOMAS SEFTON LIFE WIDOW 179

2014 Rosters Now available for purchase at the Front Desk. $15.00 each

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

JUNIOR

Staff Commodore Kenneth Bertino Vice Commodore John Laun Staff Commodore Bill Campbell Staff Commodore Andy La Dow Mary Snow Dennis Kenneally Lee Hope Steve Malowney Membership Secretary Danielle Carreón

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

NOOD 2014 BY JOANNE O’DEA Photos by Tim Wilkes

The NORTH Rally Race made its debut

at the 2014 San Diego NOOD. Sailing World/NOOD said that they are thrilled to be working in partnership with NORTH Sails to improve the NOOD regattas and offer an alternative race model in an effort to diversify the

participation at the NOODs and open the event up to include a wider range of sailors. The NORTH Rally Race, a one day, random leg, PHRF-scored race is perfect for new-to-racing sailors, families, custom boats that don’t fit within the One Design concept of the NOODs as well as the avid racer that only has one free day. After the racing on Saturday the Rally Class swapped stories and raised a glass with their fellow NOOD sailors at SDYC. The more the merrier!! SDYC’s own Team Viggen won the inaugural event. On Saturday, March 15, you might have seen a sailor riding a bike right up to the J/105 Viggen as it docks out. Joe Dagostino is an avid cyclist—and the peak time for racing is in the spring. Fortunately, he had enough time to squeeze in a training ride in the morning before the North Sails Rally Race. “Normally we wouldn’t have sailed the NOOD, so this got us into it,” says Tom

Fisher, Dagostino’s J/105 partner and racing skipper. “We actually love the non-windward/leeward courses around San Diego Bay. San Diego Bay’s topography is really cool. There’s a lot of current and a lot of shifts. It’s really interesting racing.” Viggen had the full racing crew onboard (Tom, Joe, John Rudderham, Carol Dahlberg, Ben Bohl, and Tod Clark), and the race will served as a tune-up for the season, particularly for Yachting Cup. “This is a great race to go out and practice for the regattas we’re tuning up for later,” says Fisher. The Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta San Diego came to town on March 14-16, 2014. Fourteen classes raced on three courses over three days and enjoyed the best weather conditions that San Diego has to offer! Sunny, warm, breezy conditions were a welcome change to the nasty NOOD weather we have seen over the past few years! SDYC boats had a great showing, including 5 teams in the J/70’s (see fleet article for more details), Team “Caper” winning the J/120 class, and Team “Niuhi” winning the Flying Tiger class. Big news out of the J/105 Fleet 8

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during the NOOD: Fourteen boats raced, the second largest one design class to compete in this year’s event. New to the 2014 NOOD season is the “Local Boat of the Day” award presented by North Sails. Designed to recognize a skipper who exemplifies superior local knowledge of the course as well as precise execution during their races, SDYC’s own Rick Goebel epitomized those characteristics on Sanity, also in the J/105 class, claiming this weekend’s distinction. Edging out Team Sanity for the top honors was Team Current Obsession. A dominating final day of sailing in the J/105 class earned Gary Mozer and crew the prestigious Overall Winner title at the 2014 San Diego NOOD. Team Current


IN THE SPOTLIGHT Obsession made tactful decisions in the breezy conditions. As overall winner, Mozer and crew received an invitation to the Caribbean to sail against fellow NOOD Overall Winners. For complete results, see http://www. yachtscoring.com/event_results_ cumulative.cfm?eID=937 Photos are courtesy of Tim Wilkes, www.timwilkes.com. Internationally renowned photographer, Tim has been documenting sailboat racing for twenty years. His assignments have spanned the globe and his work has been published in more than twenty countries.

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OPENING DAY

Herald the Opening of the 2014 Yachting Season at the San Diego Yacht Club Commodore Chuck and Lynn Sinks Cordially Invite You to Attend

THE COMMODORE’S ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINTH OPENING DAY DINNER DANCE Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm The Commodore’s Dinner Dance is an important tradition, celebrating the Corinthian spirit of Opening Day activities with great friends, great food, and great entertainment

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:30 pm Music and Dancing with “Cool Band Luke”

Seating is limited

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OPENING DAY 2014

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Opening Day Special!! !

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Join the J/22 Fleet today for last year’s membership fee! Only $500 for a 12 month membership! Save $100 if you sign up today!

Some of the fun that you can enjoy as a member of the J/22 ßeet -

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Day sailing with friends and family Match Race Clinics and Regattas Team Racing Training and Regattas Fleet Racing - One Design Weekends, New YearÕs Day Race, Beer Can Series, Opening Day Race, Hot Rum Series, J/Fest, etcÉ Adult Learn-to-Sail and so much moreÉ. Visit the J/22 Hospitality Boat on Opening Day to sign up for this special offer!

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For more information about the J/22 Fleet http://sdyc.org/ßeets/j_22_ßeet

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SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 DRESS YACHTS YACHT INSPECTIONS - 0900 OPENING DAY RACE - 1200 COMMODORE’S DINNER DANCE - 1830 (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014 JUNIOR INSPECTION - 0900 SUNDAY BRUNCH - 0900 BEST DRESSED DOCK COUNT - 0900 OPENING DAY CEREMONY - 1200 YACHT HOSPITALITY - 1300 JUNIOR EXHIBITION REGATTA - 1330 “INDIAN JOE & THE CHIEFS” - 1500


OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY 2014

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!). Read on for details... Yacht Inspection - 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 12, 2014, 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 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 129th 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. If you don’t have a slip at the club and would like to participate in Hospitality, call the Dock Master for a temporary slip. Should we challenge Commodore Sinks to stop for a drink on each open Hospitality boat? A life jacket will be provided for his protection...

APPLICATION

Deadline for submission is April 9, 2014 Circle one:

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CLUB NEWS

COMMODORE’S DINNER SERIES APRIL 2014 SPEAKER

UPDATES FROM NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA

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presented by CAPT Scott Adams, Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma 6:00pm - Cocktails 6:30pm - Dinner 7:15pm - Presentation Naval Base Point Loma traces its roots as a U.S. military installation to the 1850s, and has been an important part of the San Diego community ever since. Today, as our neighbors on San Diego Bay, Naval Base Point Loma remains a critical part of the infrastructure of the U.S. Navy as well as to all of us who benefit from our local waterways. Captain Adams will share with us the history and role of Naval Base Point Loma as well as updates on their role as a good neighbor on San Diego Bay. Captain Adams will also discuss projects on the base that would be of interest to boaters.

As the Conservancy’s largest single fundraising event, the success of the Ball is dependent upon the generosity of supporters like you. Please consider joining us as a Ball Sponsor for the 2014 Ball or donating items to our auction. Sponsorships are now available and ensure your seating at the Ball as well as an invitation to attend the Sponsor pre-party. There are so many ways to support this fabulous event:

• Consider becoming a sponsor of the Conservancy Ball. It’s easy and now online! Just go to www.catalinaconservancy.org • Join the Marineros! Go to www.catalinaconservancy.org • The live and silent auctions are big revenue generators for the ball. To donate an item to the silent or live auctions, just email S/C Mike or Mari Fink at finkmm@aol.com or drop off your item at the SDYC front desk. • Come to beautiful Catalina Island and join your fellow SDYC members at the Conservancy Ball on April 5. Thank you for your generosity and support!

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Staff Commodore Mike and Mari Fink


CLUB NEWS

The Cruising Fleet has a number of fun and exciting events planned for this year. Additionally, we want to put added emphasis on recruiting new members this year. We have a New Membership Committee and Chairperson, Kelly Dahill. We’ve developed a very comprehensive plan to recruit new members to the Cruising Fleet. So if you are not currently a member and think you might be interested, please contact Kelly Dahill at (480) 688-7179 or Erika (619) 743-0027. The key elements of the plan will be: - A new emphasis and presence of the Cruising Fleet info in the Club Lobby offered in the display case. - Emails and Mainsheet specifics on upcoming events - Emphasis on recruiting new members throughout the year both for current Club members and Provisional members: Table top display on Opening Day, Invitations to prospective members to attend upcoming events, personal get acquainted meetings with current fleet members, special recognition and welcome at first dinners and overall to be sure that all new members feel comfortable in participating in cruises/events.

Tuesday April 15th, 2014 6:00 P.M. Main Dining Room

Arrive Noon to 3 pm Be prepared to anchor bow or stern. Hail on VHF Channel 72 or cell 619-933-7725 Ron McCleave for rafting instructions. 5pm - Enjoy some provided fine Wines on the Host Boats along with potluck appetizers and desserts. Best ones will receive prizes.

Please join us for a very informative evening featuring SDYC member Dr. Ray Ashley, President & CEO of the San Diego Maritime Museum. Ray will speak about the building of the “San Salvador” which is a full sized, fully functional, and historically accurate replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s Flagship.

4/26 Morning on your own. 1:00-3:00 Bored??? Come and join us for some fun board games on the hostboats. Prizes for the winners. 4:30pm Leave for the Pointe Resort’s Barefoot Bar and Grill for dinner. 5:00pm No-Host Cocktails 530pm Chef James Aussem has prepared 3 Entrees to choose from. Charges will be on your yacht club account. 4/27 10:30am

Continental breakfast with mimosas & marys on Host Boats. Raft will break. Boats return to SDYC Captains: Ron and Erika McCleave Co-Captains: Bob and Patti Witt

Sunday morning, the group was treated to Bloodies, Mimosas and a light breakfast of pastries and fruit. All in all it was a great weekend and everyone went away happy!

Cruising Fleet Dinner

Our upcoming Cruise is Mission Bay. This is always a fun cruise and so close to home. 4/25

The Cruising Fleet had a fun filled cruise to Coronado Yacht Club from 21-23 February. Attendance was great with 15 boats making the trip and a few folks driving and/or over-nighting in Coronado to enjoy the festivities. The weather was fabulous throughout and everyone thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on Glorietta Bay. Friday evening was highlighted by Happy Hour and dinner at CYC. The staff was very attentive and the food enjoyed by all. Saturday, following a relaxing morning of walking the beach, paddling the bay or enjoying “THE BEST” Bloody Mary’s at the Del, we had a delightful afternoon enjoying yummy food and being entertained by pre-Oscar, movie themed games organized by Lannette Bloom. Saturday evening was culminated by a great happy hour at Vigilucci’s. The restaurant really bowled us over and we look forward to returning in 2015. Many then ventured out on the town and some wondered back to their boats - rumor has it there was an early Fifty and Fabulous Birthday.

You won’t want to miss this event! Please make your reservations with the front desk or online.

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CLUB NEWS

Photo by Kirsten Stahl

BRIDGEDECKERS BY DEEGEE FARRELL

Having

just completed my job as Hostess for the month of February I have gained a huge amount of respect for each Bridgedecker lady that has signed up to be a Hostess. It is a far more complicated job than it appears to be. The Hostess must have the exact number of players to fill a table and no more nor less than that. She must juggle players, time schedules, sudden emergencies and people problems. She will most likely spend a great deal of time on the phone, prior to Thursday, organizing our group. When Thursday arrives it is her responsibility to “set up” and “take down” the tables: that is set out the cards, the score sheets, the pencils, and tablecloths. She also must ask somebody else to bring goodies for dessert each Thursday or buy or bake something herself. She makes sure the luncheon menu is presented, completely filled out and returned to the kitchen in a timely manner. It is her job to find a substitute if someone cancels. She oversees the totaling of each player’s score for the day and helps to award winnings to those

players. She must see to it that the winner’s names are entered into the Bridgedecker book. Whew! She is one busy lady. And don’t forget that she is also playing bridge and keeping her own score. So I offer a big Thank You to each of you that have volunteered to act as a Hostess during the year. My hat and my heart go out to you. We so appreciate your efforts. Thank you for volunteering. Another big Thank You goes to the Chairman: Jeanne Lynch for overseeing all that the Hostess does, and her officers: Secretary Jean Kremm (keeper of our roster, supplies, and notes), Jane Baldwin: our treasurer, and myself: your Mainsheet reporter. Kudos to all of you for making sure Bridgedeckers sail smoothly month after month. Phyllis Haynes is our Hostess for the month of April. We play Bridge every Thursday from 10 until 2:30 with lunch at noon. If you would like to play bridge with us call Phyllis Haynes at 619-224-2941. Winners for the month of February were: Bonnie Cole, **Doris Ellsworth, *DeeGee Farrell, Sharon Hope, Jean Kremm, Jeanne Lynch, *Rita Moller, Bea North, and Dorothy Wheeler. Congratulations to Doris who came in First two weeks in a row. Doris played

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bridge all day at one table bidding hearts each round. She termed her seat the “Heart Seat.” HUGS AND KISSES go to Sherron Brinker for bringing us delicious SEE’s candy complete with a doggie heart tag and a love message. We love you too. *Denotes First Place.

MONDAY EVENING BRIDGE Monday Evening Bridge at SDYC will

be held on April 7 at 6:30 PM. This is a relaxed, lively and fun game, open to all members and guests. Many players meet early in the bar for a casual dinner. Congratulations to our February winners: 1st-Jack Meek, 2nd-Barbara Malone, 3rd-Pam Morris. To reserve your seat at the game, please RSVP by April 4 to Stan Nadel or Cecilia Carrick at 619-222-2254 or smnadel@cox.net. Reserve early to avoid disappointment. The game begins promptly at 6:30 PM, playing four rounds of bridge. Special thanks to Barbara Malone who was recruited to fill a last minute vacancy. We all appreciated it.


CLUB NEWS

SDYC WOMENS EVENTS APRIL - MAY 2014

SDYC Women’s Luncheon Fashion Show with

Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30am Please join us for this fun event and invite family & friends to cheer on the SDYC models! We will have raffle items with all monies going to Operation Helping Hand to support our military. $16.00 Sign up online at www.sdyc.org or call (619) 221-8400 48 hour cancellation policy

ANDREW CAMPBELL: NEW RECRUIT TO ORACLE TEAM USA

Apr 9 Chico’s Fashion Show with SDYC models Looking Good on the Boat and In May 6 Nautical Attire Fashion Show the Bar! Ladies Night Out Looking Good on the Boat and In the Bar! with Fashions prsented by Jun 4 SDPD Chief Shelley Mary Jo Plumbtree of Zimmerman From Undercover Cop to Chief of Police Sep 10 Point Loma Lighthouse Ladies History of the Lighthouse and Point Tuesday, May 6th Loma 6:00 PM Oct 8 San Diego Zoo Nov 12 Champagne Tasting Ladies Night Out We will have Raffle Items, with all monies

going to O:HHH to support our military

Sign up online at www.sdyc.org For more information or to be added to our email list please contact: Mary Copeland or Percia Amedee Tom Slingsby over the last 12 years,” Andrew says. “We went to the youth worlds in 2002 and competed against each other in the Laser and we’ve either been racing each other for a long time. Tom is my main connection here.” This will be Andrew’s first America’s Cup

BY JOANNE O’DEA

Photo by Beau Outteridge, ORACLE TEAM USA

SDYC’s

own Andrew Campbell is the newest recruit to join ORACLE TEAM USA and he is making his debut with the team during its training camp in Sydney, Australia. A four-time All-American, Andrew was a standout sailor at the collegiate level, leading his Georgetown University sailing team to three singlehanded national championships, among other titles. Following up his college sailing with Olympic campaigns in the Laser and Star class, Andrew sailed for the US in the Laser in the 2008 Olympic Games in China. “I’ve been racing a lot against (ORACLE TEAM USA tactician and sailing team manager)

Nautical Attire Fashion Show Ladies Night Out

SDYC Women’s Events Committee

campaign and he joins a team that just completed one of the greatest comebacks in all of sport. “This group of guys has been together through some serious obstacles and they fought through it to win the top prize in our sport. I’m going to have to fit in to a squad that’s already running at high gear. I’ll do my best to see what kind of role they need me to play and I’ll fit my sailing style and team skills in as best I can.” “My strongest suit that I’m bringing to this group is the focus and tactical background you get from an Olympic

Sign up online at www.sdyc.org or call (619) 221-8400 48 Hour Cancellation policy campaign,” he says. “But I have a unique experience having gone through the US collegiate atmosphere. The team building aspects that go on there are very important. You learn a lot about team dynamics and achieving goals with a large group.” Andrew says he was following ORACLE TEAM USA throughout the Cup finals. “It was a pretty spectacular thing to watch and I was just itching the whole time to sink my teeth into it. Now I’m so excited for the opportunity to join them in a sailing role rather than just a cheerleading role.” When asked for first impressions of his experiences with TEAM ORACLE, Andrew responded - “The AC45 sailing this past week in Sydney was high intensity and physically demanding. I think that the new class rule will be a really amazing platform to race on in a few years. I’m really excited for the opportunity to join such a great group of sailors, designers and shore crew. I’m stepping into a team that’s already running at the very highest level of our sport. I’m fired up to work really hard and learn everything I can from these guys as we go forward. Hopefully I can bring something to the team to help defend the America’s Cup in 2017. “

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CLUB NEWS

US SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP OF CHAMPIONSHIPS BY JAKE FISH

Photo by Joe Reyes

Dave Ullman Selected as Special Guest Competitor at 2014 Championship of Champions

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magine a regatta where every competitor is a current one-design class champion. U S S a i l i n g ’s C h a m p i o n s h i p o f Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship over the past year. These skippers and their teams will race for the Jack Brown Trophy while representing their class. The competition will be challenging with many decorated sailors competing on the same course. The 2014 edition of this US Sailing classic is hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio on October 9-12. Each year a guest helm is invited. Past guest helms have included Paul Cayard and Betsy Alison, and other sailing luminaries. This year’s guest competitor will be three-time 470 World Champion (’77, ’78, ‘80) and 2007 Melges 24 World Champion Dave Ullman. He was also US Sailing’s 1996 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. Ullman returns to the championship he won in 1980 (sailed in the 470). He also returns to Thistle sailing, which is one of several class national championships he has collected over the years.“It’s a strong event again, and when I got the invite, how could I say no,” said Ullman. “This championship has a warm spot in my heart. You get to race against, and meet with, sailors you don’t usually sail with. It’s just fun to sail against all sorts of one-design

champions.” “It’s all about coming into this event from another class and sailing your best. It can be really interesting to see how it turns out and who comes out on top.” Inaugurated in 1976, US Sailing selects 19 one-design class champions that have been nominated by their class associations to compete at the Championship of Champions. As one of US Sailing’s most popular events, the championship is held in a different class each year, and boats are supplied by the host club. Classes range from conventional to cutting edge and have included the Y-Flyer, Snipe, Hobie Cat, J-24, Sunfish, Etchell, and Lightning. Helmsmen and their crew will be tested in Thistles to see if they can hold their own. The event has crowned champions ranging in age from 13 to over 70. Many competitors are amateur sailors and some are professionals. The Championship of Champions features singlehanded sailors and others who sail with up to five or six crew. What makes this event unique is that all are top competitors and anyone can win. Here are additional requirements: • The qualifying period is from August 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014. • Champions and their classes must be current members of US Sailing and American citizens or permanent residents.

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• Applications are accepted from January through July. Sailors who normally sail in the U.S. and are members of a club, class or association affiliated with US Sailing are eligible. Applications are evaluated on three main criteria: - 40% Sailor Criteria – how many major events have they done in the past three years; number of races in national championship, number of attendants at national championship - 20% Class Criteria – size, diversity, depth and activity of class nationally - 40% Other – Sailor Athlete status, class membership in US Sailing, previous experience, demonstrated Corinthian spirit, etc. The team of selectors researches each applicant’s ability and background by examining regatta results, drawing on personal knowledge and researching the relative difficulty of the class championships. The Championship of Champions committee tries to get as many divergent classes as possible. Classes that have never proposed a champion to compete are encouraged to do so. In 2013, over 60% of the competitors had never sailed in the event before. Invitations will be issued in early August, 2014. Apply now at http:// championships.ussailing.org/Adult/ CofC.htm.

2013 winners Brian Keane, Steve Hunt (SDYC) and Victor Diaz De Leon


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ON THE RACE COURSE

TEAM RACING AT BYC By JIMMY DORSEY Photos by Rick McElvain

The winds were very light, reports

well as the grey whales, dolphins, and sea lions around the boat. Finally we were up. Our first match was against Cal Yacht Club. They were tuned up because they had been racing, but we got a decent start and rounded the weather mark in decent shape, but not a winning combination. Some tricky team race moves and we moved up enough to win our first match. Less than 2 minutes later we were in sequence against NYYC and again got off to a decent start. We rounded the first mark in a losing combination and put on the moves, but couldn’t get back and lost that race. NYYC went 4 wins one loss that day, we were 1 and 1.

boats over, but were called over early

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ourselves. A team race scramble ensued with more moves than I can remember, and a few I can’t explain! It is very different leading a race and not finishing until you get your teammates into a winning combination. With some tricky moves, we were able to beat BYC and finish with a win. That left us with a score of two wins and

three losses. NYYC and NHYC sailed a 2 race knockout and Newport Harbor Yacht Club won overall. For many of us on the SDYC team it was the first team race event in Gov Cup 21’s. The boats are fun, but a little tricky. They have very skinny rudders that don’t seem to do much at all in three knots of wind! We talked up our J/22’s and everyone there was excited about the possibility of a team race event held in the J/22’s at SDYC. With a little more wind and a closer venue, we could easily host 6 teams of three with nine boats!

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

said the pier recorded a top wind velocity of 4 knots on Saturday! There was a long postponement, followed by a bunch of waiting around as SDYC was not scheduled to sail until race 7. It wasn’t all that bad - we were waiting on a BYC member’s beautiful 80ft yacht! There were six teams in the event which was sailed on 9 Govcup 21’s. Three teams were in boats while three teams watched the sailing, as

Sunday was another beautiful but light air day and we started again in postponement, then waited for our team to come up on the schedule, which was race 3 against Newport Harbor. They were tough all weekend and defeated us in our first race Sunday. Second up was Annapolis Yacht Club. We had a good start and then one of our boats hit the weather mark. That put us back to a position from which we could not recover and took another loss. We were a bit down in the dumps and about to face the home team, Balboa Yacht Club, with Dave Ullman. We had an exciting start where we pushed two of their


ON THE RACE COURSE

ISLANDS RACE BY WAYNE TERRY Photo by Jeremy Leonard

The 5th Annual Island Race was held

in early March, starting on Friday the 7th off Newport Beach, leaving both Santa Catalina Island and San Clemente Island to port and finishing on Saturday the 8th in San Diego. Competitors experienced lively conditions with good breeze around the islands, but with somewhat diminishing winds on the final stretch to the finish. The two multi-hull division competitors reported boats speeds as high as 34 knots, with Orion (MOD70) taking line honors, but Mighty Merloe (Orma60) correcting to win the division (see box for overall & division winners). As we celebrate this year’s successful event...please take a moment to reflect on and remember the 2013 Islands Race, where rough conditions and failure of the rudder on Uncontrollable

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tchells racing is San Diego during winter is always interesting. You never know what might happen when the weekend comes. Sometimes a storm comes, other times there is no wind at all. Usually by the time March ODW comes around we have had a weekend of lots of wind, a weekend of nice San Diego weather and 8-12 knots of wind, and a floater with almost zero wind. This year has been the exception to the rule. Every weekend has been light wind and it has been tough to get many races in. January was the start of the three weekend Qualifier series for the World Championships in Newport, RI in June. The turn out was good with 19 boats. The weather was not so good, there was almost no wind. Saturday

Urge resulted in the loss of the vessel on San Clemente Island and the fatality of crewmember Craig Williams. Craig loved sailing, loved to race, he was one of us and he will be missed. This incident, along with recent ocean racing accidents where loss of life occurred during the Newport to Ensenada Race and the Farallones Race in San Francisco serve to illustrate the personal risk inherent to our sport. The valuable lessons learned from these incidents have raised the bar on safety and situational awareness

associated with the sport of ocean racing, along with recommendations and more stringent safety regulations promulgated by US SAILING. While some of these conditions were included in this year’s sailing instructions, we have identified areas in which we can improve. A postrace debriefing will be conducted to review the effectiveness and intended result of the various instructions and requirements, in advance of the 2015 event.

proved challenging for the RC and the sailors alike as only two races were run. Sunday was worse with a tow out and zero racing and a tow back in. The winner of the weekend with only two races run was Tom Carruthers with a total of 4 points. February proved a little better. The wind never really came up but the RC was able to get six races completed for the weekend. With 18 boats showing up and the conditions being light and shifty the fleet was lucky to get that many races completed. The weekend was won by last year’s high point winner Geoff Davis and his crew of Sinks/Sinks/Egan on Lola. They beat out Tom Carruthers by one point. March ODW was the last in the Worlds Qualifier series. With 16 boats coming out and the usual out of town players it’s serious business and the fleet was anxious to get going. Saturday started out light and shifty and slowly built throughout the day

to about 14 solid with puffs up to 18 knots. The fleet was often bunched up and overlapped at the marks. There was much yelling and many boats were seen doing circles to exonerate themselves. The shifty made setting a starting line difficult and Bruce Greene and explained that the start would be a “Z” flag start because it might take all day to get a clean start otherwise. It worked, no one collected a penalty and four races were run on Saturday. Three races were run on Sunday and the overall winner was Andrew Whittome with 29 points after seven races. Second went to Fredrick Laffitte and third was Kjeld Hestehave. Kjeld has been fast lately and had a great regatta. Now that the Worlds Qualifiers are over the math will need to be done and the fleet dues will need to be paid to find out who is going to represent Fleet 13 at the World Championships. Good luck to all!

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ON THE RACE COURSE

BUTLER CUP BY RICK ROBERTS

2014 Butler Cup, California Dreamin’ Series: An abbreviated and weather-challenged regatta

This year’s Butler Cup drew skippers

from across the country to compete in this International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade 3 match race Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2. Hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and raced on the Long Beach Sailing Foundation’s Catalina 37s, this regatta is the third and final stop of the 2013-2014 California Dreamin’ Series.

Eight skippers competed in a double round robin where each skipper was set to race against each other twice. Entered in the event were Dustin Durant, LBYC; Dave Perry, Pequot Yacht Club; Scott Dickson, LBYC; Russ Silvestri, St. Francis Yacht Club; Shala Lawrence, San Diego Yacht Club; Bruce Stone, St.FYC; Dave Hood, LBYC and Nicole Breault, St.FYC. The series began last November at St. Francis Yacht Club, Nov. 9-10, and then moved on to San Diego Yacht Club, Jan. 11-12, before it made its final stop at LBYC. Skippers receive points based on their finish positions in each regatta with a maximum of 100 points per regatta. The principal prize for winning the series is an invitation to compete in the ISAF Grade 2 Oakcliff International Match Race, Sept. 3-7, held at the Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, New York. San Diego Yacht Club team skipper Shala Lawrence missed the California Dreamin’ Series’ first stop at St. Francis Yacht Club in November due to scheduling conflicts, but picked it up when it landed in her hometown of San Diego in January. The SDYC team couldn’t compete in the first stop of CA Dreamin’ due to many different commitments but got an invite to the SDYC stop. Summer Greene said that she had 16 teams request invites so Team SDYC was very lucky to get an invite.

A week before the SDYC stop, Shala went for a mellow horseback ride and got thrown off. Now what? Chiropractor, physical therapy, ice and Ibuprofen. By Tuesday she thought she had made enough progress to sail. Practice on Friday was very challenging but workable. Team SDYC was fired up and we were going all in on home turf. Their regatta had ups and downs. Ups; Having awesome matches with the top teams and doing really well against them (Durant, Shane [Young] and Silvestri). Downs; Having tough matches where they should have been more on top of at the starts. The SDYC team was super excited to

sail again in Long Beach. They had a great time at Butler Cup last year and the SDYC women’s team had a great time on the 37s as well. So they were ready for some great competition and fun. Races were held in Long Beach Harbor just off the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier and started at approximately 12 noon both Saturday and Sunday, weather conditions permitting. Durant took second place in the regatta and won his second consecutive California Dreamin’ Series. After the day’s racing, Durant had to sweat out the final series results as he and Silvestri were tied in the standings which were finally settled by a tiebreaker. Southern California’s winter weather finally arrived just prior to the event bringing with it heavy breezes, thunder and lightning, hail and (oh yes) lots of rain. Friday’s scheduled practice for the teams was blown out by heavy breeze. Saturday’s weather wasn’t much better with the race committee only able to get two of the scheduled seven flights off. Silvestri had his own challenges on Saturday when his steering cable disconnected from the boat’s steering

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wheel just as he was passing the race committee boat. The boat was adrift without steering in heavy chop and a stiff 16-18 knots of breeze that was pushing them towards the Belmont Shore beach. The race committee support boats assisted until the Long Beach Fire Department Lifeguard boats showed up and safely towed them back to the dock. One of Silvestri’s team is a professional mariner and U.S. Navy officer said, “The Long Beach Lifeguards showed excellent seamanship skills and they are to be commended for the job they did.” As the breeze built and the thunderstorms moved closer, the race committee decided to call off the rest of the day’s racing and pick up where they left off on Sunday morning. Sunday dawned cool with a thick overcast and a few showers, but a lot less breeze than the day before. As a matter of fact, there was such little breeze (only one to three knots) the race committee had to wait more than three and a half hours before they could start the first race, and then never saw anything more than six knots of breeze. As the sun was setting, the race committee was able to get in five of the seven scheduled flights and abandoned the rest of the day’s racing, scoring it as a complete regatta on the races that had been run. “This weekend was not Long Beach at its finest,” said Dickson, “which was unfortunate.” But the organizing authority did well to get some racing in. Hopefully all the visiting teams will come back and play during more favorable conditions. The event is named for Frank Butler, founder of Catalina Yachts, who in 1990 designed, built and donated the 11 Catalina 37s used for all the match races held at LBYC. Final Results 1. Scott Dickson, LBYC, 5 wins 0 loss(es) 2. Dustin Durant, LBYC, 4, 1 3. Dave Hood, LBYC, 3, 2 (on tiebreaker) 4. Russ Silvestri, St.FYC, 3, 2 5. Dave Perry, Pequot YC, 2, 3 Three-way tie for sixth place between; Bruce Stone, St.FYC, 1, 4 Nicole Breault, St. FYC, 1, 4 Shala Lawrence, San Diego YC, 1, 4


J/70 FLEET AT SAN DIEGO NOOD BY DAVE VIEREGG, J/70 FLEET CAPT. Photos by Bob Betancourt

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2014 Sperry Top-Sider San Diego NOOD saw absolutely perfect conditions for the 17 J/70’s, the largest one-design fleet at NOOD this year. Sunny skies, high 70‘s and breezes in the 10-15 knot range were around all weekend. The J/70 class is rapidly growing nationwide and especially here in SoCal, where the J/70 is a quickly growing fleet at SDYC! On Thursday, North Sails hosted an on-the-water clinic, helping the fleet figure out how to sail the J/70, which has resulted in very close sailing. Thursday’s clinic had the J/70’s out sparring and working on boat handling, starting, and boat speed. On Thursday and Friday, North Sails hosted a debrief after racing, with Vince Brun,

Chris Snow, Steve Pickle & Chuck Allen, along with videos and photos. The first day of racing saw light early morning breezes quickly fade as a strong sea breeze set in. Joel Ronning from Chicago quickly jumped to a lead in the event with a 3-2-1 for the day. In a close second place, Joe Markee from SDYC and new to the fleet, had his daughter Mandy Markee, son-inlaw Bill Hardesty, and Kasey Campbell as crew, chartering “Ohana” for his first J/70 regatta. Other SDYC teams included Team Perseverance (Bennet Greenwald and crew Vince Brun, Steve Pickel, Ashley Knox), Team Soggy Dollar (Dave Vieregg, our SDYC J/70 Fleet Captain, and crew Rich Caterina, James Hemmick, Sue Djikman), Team JK3 (Jeff Brown and crew Erik Rogers, Chris Snow, Nick Martin), and Team Zuni Bear (Rich Bergman and crew Jeff Keenan, Ben Amen, Dave Oborn). The conditions throughout the weekend were

n ear perfect for sailing, with the trend of strong sea breezes filling every day. The shifty South Bay made it possible to recover from mistakes and the fleet saw extremely close racing. There were multiple races where there were 5-7 boats literally overlapping at the finish, making it challenging for the race committee and very close racing throughout the fleet. The NOOD regatta qualified 2 teams for the J/70 Worlds to be held in Newport, RI in September. In the end, the top 5 for the event were: 1st - Catapult - Joel Ronning - Wayzeta YC 2nd - Ohana - Joe Markee - SDYC 3rd - Sloop John B - Tom Garrett - NHYC 4th - Zero to 60 - Karl Pomeroy - NHYC 5th - DFZ - Kownacki/Jenkins - MBYC

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FLEETS, ETC.

ANGLERS BY BROCK GUENTNER

Get that Rockfish down! Spring time makes anglers ready to go out and catch something! A lot of us set out in search of something great to eat like bottom fish. Although these fish are great to eat, it has always bothered me to release the undersized fish and have them just float on the surface and possibly die. For the fish this is called barotrauma and is caused by coming up from the depths, where the pressure is much greater, to the surface. You can tell when a fish suffers from barotrauma because its stomach will stick out and its eyes will bulge. In the past we believed that venting or puncturing the stomach which is being pushed out by a flexible swim bladder would save the fish, but this technique is no longer recommended. Thanks to modern technology, and folks who care about our resources,

J/22 FLEET BY STEVE HUNT SDYC J/22 Fleet presents Tuesday Night Training, designed by Steve Hunt

Want to improve your sailing and

have a blast doing it? Join the SDYC J/22 Fleet Tuesday Night Training program. The “mini clinics” will take place every other Tuesday night, May 6th through June 24th from 5:30 p.m. until dark (four sessions) and will feature some of the top coaches in the country, designed by Steve Hunt, national champion coach and professional sailor. The sessions will start with a short lesson, followed by fun on the water drills catered to the level of the group, and end with an informative debrief. Sailing will take place in the

there is now a way to safely release these fish and take them back to their homes deep in the water. Commonly these devices are called fish descenders and they give an angler a way to release bottom fish at a water depth that is safe. To release a fish, hook the device to the fish lip and it

rockfish release device at your local tackle store and give the little fish a fighting chance for your next trip. Feel free to contact any of the Anglers board members to find out more, I have also included a few links for those that just need to know more.:

http://www.ecoleeser.com/product.html https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?D ocumentID=36345&inline=true

Upcoming Fishing Events SDYC Members:

6/8 Kids Fishing Seminar @ SDYC Front Dock 6/9 Kids Fishing Day aboard the Sea Watch 8/17 Junior Coastal Anglers Tournament, JCAT aboard the Sea Watch.

These events are supported through Anglers dues so please become a member. Open Event will submerge the fish until it reaches a depth that is safe for release. As always, be sure to handle fish with care, excess handling can remove their slime and affect post release survival. Don’t forget to check out the new basin beside the club. Coaches signed up to lead the training include Steve Hunt, Bill Hardesty, Matt Reynolds, Nick Kaschak, Briana Provancha, Jake La Dow and more... Most sailors do not practice enough and this is the easiest and most efficient way to improve your skills and results while having fun. It’s perfect for any existing keel boat team and is designed to be easy and productive. The boats will be in the water so all you need to do is show up and sail. Skippers grab a few of your crew and sign up for the four sessions (three to four person teams are ideal). Space is limited to ten teams and comes free with a J/22 Fleet skipper membership. Visit the J/22 Fleet website to sign up. http://www.sdyc.org/fleets/j_22_fleet Interested crews convince your skipper to sign up, or just show up Tuesday nights and fill in any vacancies. Benefits Include:

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5/3 SWYC Charity Bottom Fishing Tournament “Elder Help” Anglers Members: 6/21 SDYC vs SWYC Bay Fishing Tournament – An Anglers Event

Tight lines from the Anglers.

-World class instruction May 6th, 20th and June 3rd, 17th -Fun high school style practices focusing on the fundamentals -Perfect for existing teams looking to improve their results -Boats will be in the water, just rig and go -J/22 Fleet Membership includes a full year of J/22 usage Team Race Training In addition every other Tuesday beginning May 13 we will be Team Race Training in J/22’s. Team SDYC and other team racing enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. Again we will have professional coaches, productive training and lots of fun. Cost for the team race training is $15 per session. Team Racing Training Dates: May 13th, 27th and June 10th, 24th Visit the J/22 Fleet website to sign up. http://www. sdyc.org/fleets/j_22_fleet


FLEETS, ETC.

MODEL YACHT FLEET BY DAVID RYAN

The 2014 racing season is well under

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There are fewer flagrant fouls as the competitors are being more proactive at avoiding risky overly aggressive situations. The serious drought conditions in California are jeopardizing the highly anticipated annual Corte Madera Regatta in May up in Pine Valley. While our yachts only draw about 10 inches, the lake is completely dependent on rain runoff and dries up completely every 6-7 years. Hopefully, we will get some compensatory spring rains. There is hope on the horizon, however, as I’ve heard rumors of a pending “El Nino”. In our never-ending quest to create

BUFFALO BEACH BY SCOTT LAUNEY Photo by Bob Vincent

Summer is just around the corner……

Your Buffalo Beach outstation is gearing up! Here’s the latest news... First; I hope all of you who wanted tent reservations for summer 2014 at beautiful Buffalo Beach got what you desired. Remember to check the BB web site under tents and you can look at the spread sheet to verify your plans have been logged. Second; If you have not yet made your reservations, the Dockmaster is available now to take them from all club members. Then starting on May 3rd at 9 am he will take any reservations for remaining open dates and tents without restrictions. You can

stop by his office, email and/or phone your requests in. Check the Buffalo Beach tent reservation section of the SDYC web site to familiarize yourself with the guidelines. If you attended the March 11 Buffalo Beach All Hands Meeting you learned that a new Beachmaster has been hired. He’s Nate Porter from Massachusetts and he’s got the enthusiasm that we love to see on our slice of heaven. We’re looking forward to him taking up his station on Buffalo Beach right before the Memorial Day weekend. Brian Ohlfest will be

the ideal starting sequence, electronic, “count-down” timer, we would like to thank Rod McClennan (of the ARG) for his expert knowledge and experience in creating a “better mousetrap.” While something relatively basic in concept, the challenge lives in designing something that is simple, to operate reliable and effective. We are looking forward to the finished product in use. Finally, while there’s still a whole lot of racing left this year, there are some new names atop the high-point leader board. As of this report the current standings, with zero throwouts, have John Landon leading, with Fleet Captain, Chuck Mellor, and Sandy Purdon ripping at his heels. Stay tuned as the season progresses. Photo by Joanne O’Dea

way for the Model Yacht Fleet. On February 23rd we wrapped up the third and final installment of our Winter Series. Consistency paid off for the series winner, Sandy Purdon, who averaged third place over the three race days. Staff Commodore Purdon continues to pick up his game, building on his strong performance last season. George Szabo won the first two of the Winter Series events, but missed the last race day. George is looking very fast in the early going this year, despite no longer having his “trial horse”, having sold it to Ian Trotter. The fleet continues to get more competitive and the caliber of racing reflects that influx of talent. Everyone seems to be sailing much “cleaner’’ (for the most part) as the collective learning curve is paying dividends.

2/9/14 Winter Series II (14 boats) 1. George Szabo 2. Danny North 3. Dick Denzler 4. Sandy Purdon 5. John Rudderham 2/23/14 Winter Series III (8 boats) 1. Larry Adams 2. John Landon 3. Sandy Purdon 4. Jean Malthaner 5. Gary Becker

onsite to give him a check out of the Outstation and all of his duties. When you get out to BB please give Nate a warm SDYC “Welcome Aboard.” You can expect to see a complete profile of Nate in an upcoming issue. Also, at the meeting while we all enjoyed pizza and drinks with our fellow BB lovers we learned that “Sweet Denise,” our launch, is almost finished with repairs and outfitting for the summer and our plans for a Beachmaster’s cabin for summer 2015 are well underway. We had a great meeting and all those there are working hard to provide another great summer on Catalina for our SDYC members! Whether or not you plan on using the Outstation we can always use help on our Buffalo Beach Committee. Just go to the BB section of the club’s web site and select the “Support Buffalo Beach” and fill out the form. Finally, many THANKS to all those working on our little “Slice of Heaven.”

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BRYAN LAKE – CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN BY ELAINE DAVIS Photos by Elaine Davis

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Bryan Lake is passionate about traveling, flying and going very fast, so it will come as no surprise that the junior program alum turned professional kiteboarder, gets to do it all and does it very well – some say he’s the best kiteboarder on today’s pro circuit. And who would argue – the proof is in the results. Bryan and I spoke recently by Skype while he was competing at an event in Baja. My interview with Bryan fit his persona to a T – we had a lot of laughs, and knowing Bryan since he was a kid, I am convinced that the hang loose personality, sun-bleached hair and wet look are part of his DNA, as is the transformation that takes place when he steps on a kiteboard and becomes a killer competitor. Number Crunching Bryan’s 2013 record leaves no doubt as to where he stands within a very competitive group at home and abroad: 2013 Kite Slalom Men’s World Champion, Undefeated in Series; 2013 Kite Course Racing North American Championship, Runner Up; 2013 Kite Foilboard California State Championship, Runner Up; and 2013 Kite Course Racing Canadian National Championship, Runner Up. In turn, that record placed Bryan in the top nominating position for another prestigious title. Last month, the American Kiteboard Association (AKA) named him “2013 Kite Racer of the Year.” Said Bryan of his award: “Personally, it means a lot – I had a good year on the slalom course. It is an accomplishment to win a national title.” Among those competing for the AKA title, which required that a winner excel in different kiteboarding disciplines –

foil, course racing and slalom, the competition included Erica Heineken; Joey Pasquali; John Heineken; and SDYCs Ty Reed. And although Bryan did not want to downplay his latest title, it was obvious that the glow from winning the big one was still fresh in his mind. “It was a big deal being named the 2013 Kite Slalom Men’s World Champion,” he said. “Slalom is more on high speed, reacting to timed starts and knowing when to reach the starting line.” Crediting his SDYC roots, Bryan was quick to say that he had “learned about strategy on the race course as a kid in the junior program.” On the Cusp Like a lot of emerging sports – especially in the so-called extreme category, kiteboarding took a little while to find its groove, but the sport appears to be doubling in numbers each year. A couple of unofficial stats say there are 1.5 million kiteboarders on the water today, and crossover from other sports, such as surfing, sailing and skiing is picking up momentum. For those who compete at the highest levels, like Bryan, who is based in Hawaii, having their

passport handy is obligatory, because France, Germany, China, Argentina, etc, await. Now sanctioned by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), kiteboarding is respected and evolving. “The whole sport is shifting towards foil,” said Bryan, who is known for his fast performances on the course and nothing (at this point) exceeds the speed of a foil board. Bryan’s gear setup includes Ozone kites and Mike’s Lab race boards, both of which helped him win the Worlds. “We’re probably doing 30 – 35 kts,” said Bryan, explaining that going fast upwind is important, and the foil gets the whole board out of the water. “You can go 30% faster – there’s no drag. It’s like the new America’s Cup boats – without the multimillion dollar price tag,” said Bryan, of riding on the edge of disaster. “You have to push the limits.” And with a good jump at 25 to 30 feet (or much more), he is not kidding. The urge to go faster is always on Bryan’s mind, which motivated him to create his own foil board. He and his brother, Randy – also a talented junior program alumn turned airline pilot, pooled their talent and came up with “T Minus 9” – a carbon fiber foil board that if proves to be fast, the sky could be the limit on and off the water for a kiteboarder, whose professional career has spanned more than a decade and keeps getting better, right along with the sport he loves.

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PC BY RISH PAVELEC, PC #16 DAWN

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et me start this article by congratulating our new Mayor and fellow SDYC member, Kevin Faulconer! While reading the wonderful mailings and listening to the radio broadcasts PRIOR to the election, I was surprised to hear one of the radio broadcasters (Who was “Fair and Balanced…We report YOU decide…) state….and I quote: “Kevin is a member of the SDYC and I guess spends a lot of his free time sailing around on his BILLION dollar yacht.” At first, I assumed that Kevin bought a PC that needed a few repairs..but I didn’t remember hearing that from our fleet captain; so I have to assume he has a different “billion dollar yacht”. In any case, I do hope the Mayor will invite Cissy and me out for a quick sail to The Med or somewhere else. I assume she has a helicopter pad so we can just “catch up”. I am pleased to report that long time SDYC member, Chris Frost, recently bought #43 and will bring her down from Marina del Rey. This

LEHMAN FLEET BY LEE HOPE Photo by Kirsten Stahl Lehman Fleet opens season with summer heat and wind!

The Lehman fleet had 12 entries on

is fantastic news that yet another boat is being added to our large fleet. Chris is already arranging some trailer time and redoing his mast. Another member, Roger Stewart, is making a trip back to Rhode Island to look at #50. I expect to hear some news soon. What with the arrival of #43, our fleet is now up to 32 boats. #50 will make it 33 (I did the math in my head on the last one). I would hope that the SDYC Board understands and appreciates the significance of these historic San Diego yachts coming back to the club and works with the PC Association members to find ways to accommodate the growth of our fleet. On Feb. 13th, the fleet was invited out to Santee, to watch Phil Thearle move #35 off of the trailer and onto the work cradle that Phil designed and

constructed. Doug Holthaus, #40 and Kendall Squires #72 were on hand to join me in watching the great show. Everything went off without a hitch and Phil’s beautiful cradle performed perfectly. For those who don’t know, Phil has an incredibly large and clean auto facility in Santee. This is where the restoration will be done. I plan to make repeated trips out to see the progress as time goes by. Knowing Phil, I am sure the fleet will get continued reports and invitations. The Feb. 23rd OWD were canceled for the PC Fleet because we did not meet the number of boats required for participation. We are hoping for a good turnout for the CYC Sojourn, on March 23rd, which is always a great party at the Coronado YC. Of course, April 12th will bring our SDYC Opening Day. This is a great opportunity to show off our fleet. I do hope that all fleet members are thinking ahead and will have your boats uncovered and signal flags flying! As you all know, we recently had a great week of rain. It did not make up for what the county needs…but no one is complaining. Now we all need to get down to the club to see if there is more water on the outside of the hull then on the inside. I just pumped DAWN out. Until next month!

Lee Hope/Lori Martin squeezed out a victory over. David Ryan and sister Amy Ryan with Staff Commodore Kyle Clark and former fleet Captain Niza Brown in third. Bruce Sutphen was winning the regatta, and then flipped along with his wife Shelly, which put him out of the running.

If you want to be a part of the action, I suggest you visit the Lehman area and write down a few owners names, contact them to either buy, partner or charter. Feel free to contact our new fleet captain, Jason Campbell, at jas.tCampbell@gmail.com for assistance.

Sunday March 9th, the best opening turn out in years! It was non-stop action as the photo depicts a typical windward mark rounding. Sailing a Lehman in breeze is not for the faint of heart, yet as the season heads into summer, the perfect Lehman winds emerge as the nimble hull glides through the basin waters.

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et the good times roll! Our April showers are tapering off which means more time on the tennis courts for all of us. It always seems like after the Indian Wells tournament in the desert, the tennis courts get busy. Thank you to our maintenance crew who continue to keep our courts in great shape. If there are any issues with the courts, lights, or ball machine, tell me and it will be dealt with immediately. We strive to have the best club courts in San Diego. April 13th is opening day. It would be an excellent opportunity to meet new people by helping us out at the Tennis Fleet table. We will have items for sale, tropical drink tasters, and lots of information on joining the Tennis Fleet. On April 26th, don’t miss my 6th annual “Tropical Tennis Mixer” I promise the

blenders will be loud, the fresh fruit cocktails strong, and some fantastic tennis played. Yes Jim Cook, you were our hero after all those drinks 3 years ago and playing top notch tennis. This years format will allow everyone to play the maximum amount of tennis in between the blender breaks. There will be food, drinks, and great prizes for our winners. Don’t miss this epic event where everyone gets lei’d. May 26th brings back our “Adults/ Kids Clinic’. We could use 2 volunteers to help out. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to show up for some professional instruction and enhance their game. Blink your eyes, put on your sunscreen, and all of a sudden it is the “4th of July Tournament.” A huge turnout and 3 days of competitive tennis make this tournament one of our best. A bet is going on that Bruce Ives will sign up for 126 events over the 3 day weekend and somehow compete in all of them. Our “Tennis Fleet Raft Up” in La Playa

on August 9th and 10th always proves to be a winner. A time on the water with other Fleet members sharing food, drinks, and stories. If you have not been to one of our raft ups, make it a point to be there this year. Look for our upcoming events and times in your e-mail. If we do not have your e-mail, tell us so you will not miss out on all the fun. Thank you for your support. See you on the courts!

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BY NICK KASHUK Photo by Marci Holthus Developing a Summer Regatta and Training Schedule

Summer time is known internationally

as the peak season for the sport of sailing. While we are incredibly fortunate to be able to sail yearround here in sunny San Diego, the summer months really ramp up the competition. Before June comes around it is the time to start thinking about your summer sailing goals and regatta schedule. From there it is necessary to institute a training regiment, complimentary to those goals. The first step in the process of defining your summer schedule is to look at what boats you wish to race. Is it time for my first Sabot regatta (exciting!)? Are you an “all-in” Sabot racer? Are you starting to think it’s time to give your hand at some doublehanded racing? Perhaps a Laser is my next boat? Or the 29er? Am I on a specific class track already? Once you decide your game plan, begin to consider major factors that contribute to its success. Thinking of double handed sailing? Now is the time to put together your team. The foremost factor in the success of your double handed boat is picking a partner that works well with you. Typically you

have two pathways, either: picking an experienced crew who may be busy or picking a crew that you can help train and train with. Let me know if you need assistance putting together your double handed boat! Step two is to consult the race calendar (available at sdyc.org/juniors/ calendar). The page is a fantastic resource for all junior sailors and parents! Here are some of the big regatta focal points: • Ida Lewis, the US Sailing Women’s double handed championship sailed in Club 420s. • The Sear Eliminations, qualifiers for the US Sailing Triple Handed Nationals. Hosted by SDYC! • Summer Gold Cup, on the Sabot Nationals venue! All Nationals sailors should plan to attend • Junior Olympics, multiple pathways of boats. Qualifier for the US Sailing Double/Single Handed Champs • Leiter Cup, the US Sailing Women’s Single Handed Champs, hosted locally by MBYC • Sabot II South and Invite, the under-12 Sabot champs qualifier and finals • Club 420 Nationals, this is a big one hosted by SDYC this summer! Great opportunity with elite-level training programs available here at SDYC Juniors. • Dutch Shoe, do you like Sabot distance racing? SDYC to CYC • CFJ Nationals, the pinnacle of CFJ

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racing with spinnakers. Great for Beyond High School Racers. • Sabot Nationals, the biggest Sabot regatta of the year! Hosted by NHYC, training programs available with coinciding event coaching. Step three, the final step, is to develop a training program that works with your regatta schedule. We will be offering modules for every sailor ranging from our Advanced C420 Junior Olympic/C420 Nationals Campaign, to our US Sailing Triple handed Championship block, to the everfamous Sabot Nationals Campaign. These programs, managed by our team of expert coaches, will guide any sailor to their summer goals! Please feel free to come down and discuss your summer plans with me at anytime. I can help you define your goals and finalize your training program. Come check out www. sdyc.org/juniors/programs/summer for more details on developing your training regimen!


JUNIORS

SDYC SUMMER SAILING 2014 New improved offerings and shorter sessions! June 16 - August 8

Sea Urchins, Sea Horses, and Sea Otters morning classes for every level beginner!

Beyond High School Sailing will train teens for club racing with spinnakers, and compete in the Junior Olympics Regatta!

We’re hosting the C420 Nationals! Advanced Racers train with expert coaches, video review, and 6 new C420s!

Plus all the Summer favorites like Family Nights, Dutch Shoe Marathon, CFJ Nationals, and Sabot Junior Nationals

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APRIL 2014 MONDAY

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FRIDAY 4

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Catalina Conservancy Ball ONE DESIGN WEEKEND

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Prime Rib

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Deck Dining

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10 Night Tennis

Bridgedeckers

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RACING RULES SEMINAR

Prime Rib

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SSSS SPRING SERIES III

Prime Rib

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Pasta Night

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Prime Rib

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Darren & Terry Show

Pasta Night

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MEN’S MAYHEM MODEL YACHT SPRING SERIES II

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PCISA PACIFIC COAST CHAMPS MISSION BAY CF CRUISE HIGH SCHOOL PCCS

Live music

Deck Dining

Steak Night

Bridgedeckers

Night Tennis

Prime Rib

Steak Night

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Bridgedeckers

Pasta Night

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OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY RACE

Deck Dining

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Wine Down Wednesday

OPENING DAY DINNER

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SSSS SPRING SERIES IV

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Steak Night

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Bridgedeckers

Night Tennis

Cruising Fleet Dinner

SSSS SATURDAY RACE

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Deck Dining

Night Tennis

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11

Women’s Luncheon

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SUNDAY

Deck Dining

Steak Night

MAY 2014 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 1

FRIDAY

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SUNDAY 4

Bridgedeckers TON CUP

YACHTING CUP

Deck Dining

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Pasta Night

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Darren & Terry Show

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Pasta Night

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YESTERYEAR REGATTA

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DEL MAR BASIN CF CRUISE

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Pasta Night

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29 Night Tennis

Prime Rib

Steak Night

ONE DESIGN WKND PC FLEET CHAMPIONSHIP ORCA BOWL

25 Lounge Night

MODEL YACHT SPRING SERIES III

SSSS SATURDAY RACE

Steak Night

Wine Down Wednesday

Prime Rib

Steak Night

Bridgedeckers

Night Tennis

ONE DESIGN WKND PC FLEET CHAMPIONSHIP ORCA BOWL

Deck Dining

CORTE MADERA RANCH REGATTA

Bridgedeckers

Night Tennis

Prime Rib

11 Mother’s Day Brunch

Nautical Attire Fashion Show

Prime Rib

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10

Bridgedeckers

Night Tennis

YACHTING CUP

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Steak Night

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Beer Can BBQ

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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.

FOR SALE: PC 48, Goff condition, fully equipped with all sails including spinnaker. Call Peter at 619-265-0426 Price negotiable. ENJOY SAILING? and interested in being a partner in a PC? Yankee, PC 72, would like to have a new skipper. If you’ve sailed a PC you understand why they are a delight for racing or cruising. If not, give us a call and go out to see why these boats have so many adherents. Yankee, having always been well maintained (and with a freshly painted bottom), is in excellent condition with a full complement of sails. Want to know more? Contact Dave Grundies, 858.999.1898 FOR SALE: 9’ 6” Techno 293 Sailboard with full and kids rig. Gastra sails. Only used twice $650.Call Chris 760 310 7935 FOR SALE: 14’6” Malibu Kayak with carry cart and roof rack $275. Call Chris 760 310 7935 Boat Partnership Available: 2005 Cobia, 23’ cutty-cabin/runabout with 225 hp Yamaha in a slip at SDYC. Ideal for local boating & fishing trips with family and friends. Enclosed porta-potty makes for great freeloading at Humphrey’s concerts. Trailer available for road-trips to Colorado River locations or up to Dana Point for a short 32 nm crossing to Catalina Island/Buffalo Beach. Check out “Prize Catch” slipped at C-20 - ready to go for under $175/month. Contact Bob Vincent @ 619-987-7321 or Ken Ruppert @ 619-517-6740 FOR SALE: SeaRay Sundancer 40 2008 “MAIO CLINIC” like new. Twin Cummings Diesel 386 HP 310 hrs, 9 KW Onan 340 hrs, bow thruster, spacious salon & galley, microwave, convection & grill, & elec stove. 2 heat & A/C units, 2 refrig &1 deep freezer, 4 TV’s Underwater lights, electronics, radar, auto pilot, Smart Craft unit, GPS & Chart Plotter, 2 cabins, spacious head & separate shower, spacious cockpit with dining table, seating for 8 with wet bar & reefer. Helm seat & bench seat, carpeted thru-out with protective washable covers, ample storage, cockpit hot & cold shower, concealed boarding ladder & many extras. Ready to go! Call Larry 619-589-9669 or cell 619-871-9456. FOR SALE: Etchells US 640- lots of upgrades, great SD boat, 3rd at worlds, $8,500 OBO. Contact Jim Moxham 619-884-5311 or ajmox@cox.net Partnership wanted: Club member looking to join a partnership in a 35 - 38ft Sportfisher. Equity/nonequity, Point Loma resident. John 619-2261124, jcloughley@yahoo.com Free Dinghy Platform! Approx. 4’ X 6’. Located at slip D-38. Check it out! Call Scott 760-822-3936

SAVE THE DATE: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION Got an electric vehicle you need to charge while at SDYC? Recently an EVCS system recommended by SDGE, was installed on the southwest side of the tennis courts. In the J-70 row, its hard to miss the bright yellow stripes. Our EVCS is a 120 volt, 20 amp Clipper Creek ACS-15 system with a SAE-J1772 coupler. This wont get you to Vegas but it will get you home for a good overnight charge…. To be eligible to use it, you must first register with the Front Office. Annual registration costs $30 in 2014 and requires that you acknowledge compliancy with operational guidelines and attach a small sticker to your electric vehicle. In order to better understand utilization dynamics and improve future service, we are asking members to fill out a brief log every time they use the EVCS. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Manager/Director of Security John Mazula 619 758 6333.

Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Adults $34.00++, 6-12 $13.00++, Children Under 6 Dine with our Compliments

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