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FROM THE COMMODORE COMMODORE - CHARLES SINKS

Greetings: Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas to all! Short list for my stocking this year……. All I want are few nicely timed puffs and a couple of fat bender lifts!

As the calendar turns to December, my term as the Commodore of this great Club is nearly complete. It has been a thrill, a distinct privilege, an honor and an amazing experience to be entrusted by the membership to take the helm of the San Diego Yacht Club. I think the goal of every Commodore, and there have been 129 of them, is to leave our great Club in just a little better shape than we found it. Take a look around, a lot of Staff Commodore’s accomplished just that goal. Our club, on every level, is the envy of yachtsmen and yachtswomen from around the globe. If you see a Staff Commodore, take a second to thank them. Each one contributed to the little slice of heaven we all enjoy, SDYC.

The membership, Flag Officers, Directors, Staff Commodore’s and staff have been fantastic this year; heck, you all even embraced the Naples Sabot as our Club’s Flagship! As with everything in life, surrounding yourself with talented people is the key to success and happiness. I have been very fortunate to have plenty of that; not only during my tenure as Commodore, but throughout the entire journey while serving on your Board of Directors. And, with a wife like Lynn, I have had been surrounded by the best since January 11, 1986. I have had the honor of serving with Staff Commdore’s Moxham, Terry, LaDow, Campbell, Hunt, Clark and Hope. Each has taught me valuable lessons. Their contributions to SDYC would fill up a dozen Mainsheets, believe me. Thank you gentlemen. I have also worked with some amazing Directors; Bob Kyle, Mike Morton, Jr., Brian Thomas, Jerelyn Biehl, Mike Dorgan and John Reiter. Focused and hard working are understatements. We owe these member/ volunteers our gratitude and support. On the Bridge this year, Vice Commodore John Laun and Rear Commodore Doug Werner. I am not sure I have the words to express my admiration and thanks for these two incredible men. Organized, prepared, thoughtful and passionate about all things SDYC is just a start. Our Club is in extraordinarily capable hands in 2015 and beyond. The future is so bright, we gotta wear shades! This year, I can report we beat our budget, we have a solid financial plan for the next 5-7 years and we have the financial resources in reserve to perform our dredging project, probably late next year. With strong leadership from the Board and Management, the Club feels like we are tracking nicely in all areas and on all fronts. We accomplished several major initiatives this year, and some important ones with our landlord, the Port of San Diego. We successfully closed a nagging Port audit, extended the temporary lease on the North Lot and eliminated our obligation to demolish and replace our 575 slip marina by 2029 – which translates into significant capital savings for the Club and importantly, SDYC now has a full uninterrupted lease term thru October, 2049. Most importantly in 2014, WE WENT SAILIN’! A super successful PV Race & MEXORC, High School Mallory Championships, Club 420 Nationals, Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champs, Yachting Cup, NOOD, ODW, Pan Am Trials, Sr. Sabot Nationals, Juniors, Masters, Lipton Cup, Beer Can, Hot Rum, Opening Day, 4th of July, New Years Day, Beneteau’s, J Boats +++. Mission accomplished. How about our SDYC’s Juniors?…. we are so proud of the SDYC Junior Sailors who consistently sail to the top of their fleets with amazing skills, attitudes, sportsmanship and teamwork. Look no further than A Fleet Captain, Jack Egan. Impressive. You guys & gals rock. Go get ‘em Team SDYC. Last month, we hosted the 100th year of the Lipton Cup Challenge. Wow, what a regatta! Recall, four years ago, there was no Lipton Cup Challenge. Interest had dropped off so far, no legitimate challenge could be found. In four short years, this event has become the premier keel boat championship in the USA. Twelve clubs from Hawaii to New York competed this year. The “new format” Lipton Cup is brain child of Vince Brun, Ben Mitchell, Kelly McKeown and VC’s Hope and Clark who worked to redevelop the Lipton Cup from a struggling effort to national prominence. Jeff Brown and his team, took the concept and made it reality, in true SDYC fashion – First Class. A perfect example of SDYC getting it right and doing it better.


FROM THE COMMODORE COMMODORE - CHARLES SINKS

This year, sailing in the City Front venue, our SDYC Lipton Cup Sailing Team was “in the noise” for the entire 3 day, 12 race regatta going hammer and tongs with the best sailors from the best clubs from across the USA. Our team ended up second to a very skilled and “very blessed” St.FYC team who sailed a fantastic regatta. Well done, thank you and congrats Team SDYC. The fire in our Team’s belly is already burning to get after ‘em next year. On top of getting a lot done during 2014, we also had a ton of fun! Starting with the Commodore’s Roast and wrapping up with one of my favorites, the Hot Rum Series. This year has gone by in a flash. Now that I’m at the end of my term, a few people have been asking me if I would do it again. “Heck yes.” We have had a great time this year and I can’t think of a better place to invest one’s energy. SDYC isn’t a restaurant or a marina or a boatyard…it’s heaven. We raise our kids here, we meet our friends here, we play here and in difficult times, this is where we come for comfort. Without volunteers, our Club could not operate at the level that we do. Getting what you want out of membership at SDYC means giving back wherever you can. Everyone here has differing skills, abilities, resources and interests and with 47 committees, there’s a place for everyone to get involved --- so do it! I mentioned in this column in January, our amazing membership includes within its fabric, champions, legends and treasures. In 2014 we lost too many members and friends who will forever have the wind at their backs…among them, were a few treasures to me – Carl Eichenlaub, Bud Caldwell and Bill Bennett. Fair winds. With the support of a fantastic Board of Directors, all of our committees and staff, my beautiful wife Lynn, and our boys Tyler and Scotty, it is our hope we have left the San Diego Yacht Club in just a little better shape than we found her as we began 2014, twelve months ago. God bless SDYC. We’ll see you around 1011 Anchorage Lane. Good sailing,

Chuck Sinks, Commodore

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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 79 • Issue 11 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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The 100th Annual Thomas Lipton Cup The International Masters Regatta

CLUB NEWS

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General Manager Terry Anglin Mainsheet Editor: Joanne O’Dea Production: Monica McGovern Deadline: 10th 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

NYE ad The 239th Marines’ Birthday Celebration at SDYC Taste of Point Loma Taste of Point Loma cont./Women’s Events Operation Helping Hand ad Community Programs Committee/Bridgedeckers

ON THE RACE COURSE

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

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Linda Ellis Memorial One Design Regatta Race Committee Inaugural Rum Runner Race Tea Party on the America

FLEETS, ETC.

21 Craig Moss wins Barney Lehman 12 Championship 22 PC 23 Crusing Fleet 24 Tennis 25 Buffalo Beach 26 Model Yachts 27 SSSS/J/22 28 Juniors

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28 Calendar 29 Thanks for the memories Commodore Sinks!

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

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Volume 79, Issue 11 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 Tim Mantoni Photo by Mark Albertazzi


IN GENERAL

GREETINGS FROM THE CLUB GENERAL MANAGER - TERRY ANGLIN, CCM CCE Taylor have booked 126 parties for the Saturday, December 13. Make sure month. This will be the largest number you remember our service personnel of events in my tenure at the Club. on this day. It is always a heartwarming Kicking off the month is the Junior experience to see the military families Trophy Dinner on Friday, December 5 at the club. and the next day is the final Hot Rum There will not be a Darren and race of the season. Then on Sunday, Terry show in December as there December 7, Santa makes his arrival is simply no night or room that will for the children’s Christmas Party and work. Darren and I will be back at it in brunch. This is always a big day with January, however. the snow slide that the kids love. Lastly, remember to make your The Annual Meeting is on Monday, New Year’s Eve reservations. John and December 8 followed by the Susan Laun have been planning away Happy holidays to all of you. I hope Commodore’s Roast on Wednesday, with their team and Amy, so it will be a you had a great Thanksgiving and wish December 10. Doug Werner and his great night featuring the music of one you the warmest of holiday cheers. Roast team have been plotting to of the hottest dance bands around, As you all know, December is always entertain you and harpoon the incoming Rhandi and Associates. packed with events and parties. This Commodore. Enjoy the holidays and please stay year the Catering Team of Amy and Operation Helping Hand is on safe.

Annual Holiday Luncheon December 12, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm Reservations are required. Adults $29.95++, Children 7-12 $14.95++

6 & under with our compliments A 48-hour 100% cancellation fee will be in effect for any cancelled reservation after Wednesday, December 10 or no-show reservations on Friday, December 12

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MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS RILEY SCHREINER – FLAG “I would like to become more involved in sailing and racing. I would also like my daughter to be able to participate in the juniors program, as I did when I was a kid. I am also interested in becoming involved with the military outreach philanthropy.”

DAVID KRIESS – FLAG “My wife and I wish to be connected to a boating community who take pride in their hobby and ae willing to share knowledge, stories and fun. Our visits to the SDYC have been extremely positive and we have found an energy and attitude that we were looking for.”

ANNETTEE MATTHIES – FLAG “When I go for a sail, I instinctively want to come to the club to sail with friends. As a member, I look forward to the opportunity to join in all events as part of the club community. I dream of spending weekends at the club with my future family and building a life around the San Diego Yacht Club community.”

ALEJANDRO CALDERON- FLAG “I live 5 minutes from the club and have spent a wonderful time at the club as a guest. We would also like to have our boat on a 38-40’ slip at the club as it becomes available.”

PETE AMARILLAS - FLAG “My wife and I having been guests by some of your members of the SDYC on many occasions and have made us appreciate the boating community. We enjoyed cruising with our friends. We would like to consider sailing lessons that are offered by the SDYC.”

THOMAS TURANSKY - JUNIOR FLAG “I am interested in the increased racing opportunities that SDYC has to offer as well as the greater number of younger members. Since flagging up at SWYC, I have found that I have made more sailing friends and connections at SDYC than at SWYC.”

SEAN FLAHERTY - JUNIOR FLAG “SDYC members incorporate their membership and the club’s activities into the fabric of their families. It’s amazing to see how the SDYC members support one another while remaining open to those interested in joining. It is this sense of camaraderie and community to which I hope to contribute, and hope to become involved.”

TIMOTHY CALLAN PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE “Sailing has become a passion of mine and one of the reasons my wife and I decided to buy a home in Point Loma. Point Loma is our new home and we hope to raise a family here soon. We’re very excited to get integrated into the community and meet fellow sailors.”

TRACI HAPKE - PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE “I have always had a passion for sailing and seize any opportunity to get back out on the water. Iam a new resident of San Diego and would like to re-submerge myself in the boating community. I have always connected well with fellow boaters – socially and out on the water. I am hoping to meet people, contribute to some of your activities and groups and sail (and possibly race).”

CAPTAIN JONATHAN SPANER – SERVICE “If approved, I look forward to social and professional networking. I also am considering purchasing a boat and will likely be involved in activities that improve the ownership experience.”

TERRY BURKE - NON RESIDENT “We want to be part of a sailing community that has as its goal the advancement of the sport and encourages the next generation to appreciate the beauty of sailing. We look forward to enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded sailing enthusiasts. We are also attracted to the nautical atmosphere and sailing tradition of this club and would be honored to be a part of this ongoing effort to advance the sport of sailing.”

AUSTIN TIPP - JUNIOR “Ever since I was a baby I have grown up at and around SDYC with my parents and grandparents. I love sailing and love the yacht club even more. I would like to get a Laser and sail it out of SDYC.”

TRANSFERS JUNIOR FLAG TO FLAG - Michael Anderson-Mitterling ,Andrew McLeod PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE TO FLAG - Carol Keigher 4 • D EC EM B ER 2 014 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g


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. Non-Boat Owner 2nd Sponsor: Myron Lyon FLAG 1st Sponsor: Robert Pennell Nicholas Carter MEMBERSHIP 2nd Sponsor: Kenny Bonilla Kory Bush (Ashley) Founder, Grapevine Capital COMMITTEE Paraplanner, Thompson & Advisors, Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Jenner Smith 2nd Sponsor: George Gildred

Thomas Wood (Sarah) Pilot, Quality Loan Service Corporation Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Thomas Holthus 2nd Sponsor: Gregg Buckley Michael Gable (Anne) Dentist, William E. Gable Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Jenner Smith 2nd Sponsor: Rodney Eales Jennifer Senn (Corey) Senior Key Account Manager, EMD Serono, Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Chris Riley 2nd Sponsor: Bill Fenick Damon Sandage (Kendall) Vice President, Industrial Fire Sprinkler Co. Inc.

SDYC Sailing Foundation

Louis Abbott, Jr. (Allison) CEO/Principle, ABBOTT Engineering, Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Robb Walker 2nd Sponsor: Brian Ohlfest

Associates Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: John Engle 2nd Sponsor: Bob Goff

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE TO FLAG

Charles Hoar (Clare) President, Buy Plastics, Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Todd Roberts 2nd Sponsor: Stacey Smith

Oliver Michaelis (Elena Dneprovskala) Managing Director, Senoma Group, LLC Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Peter Carides 2nd Sponsor: John Rickard

JUNIOR FLAG

Emily Latham Art Education Director, Porschia Talbot Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Marshall Harrington

TRANSFERS Frank Baldwin

FLAG WIDOW TO FLAG

Daniel Clawson

Last Call Patricia Carter – Life Widow 218 Barbara Sharp – Life Widow 156

Staff Commodore Bill Campbell 619.887.1729 Rear Commodore Doug Werner 858-775-5699 Staff Commodore Andy La Dow 619.237-1404 Staff Commodore Woody Hunt 619.972.3059 Lee Hope 619.995-0326 Steve Malowney 619.838-6353 Bill Dubbs, Jr. 619.961.6921 Joanne O’Dea 619-347-9407 Membership Secretary Danielle Carreón 619.758.6303

Just write “Junior Sailing Endowment” in the memo portion of your check, and we’ll make sure it gets deposited in the right account.

Junior Sailing Endowment

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

100TH CHALLENGE OF THE SIR THOMAS LIPTON CUP BY KATELYN MONTERO

On the final day of the 100th Challenge for the Lipton

Cup, it was St. Francis who took the title and showered celebratory champagne to break an 85-year-old dry spell. With an impressive regatta of their own, San Diego Yacht Club placed second and was followed by Newport Harbor. Designed as a true test of skill, this legendary three-day regatta features 12 teams representing their clubs in 12 charter boats. Each team raced once in every boat, ensuring that the only advantage on the water could be found in the competitors themselves. The winds also played their part in leveling the playing field, with conditions ranging from

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shifty breezes to full gusts up to 19 kts. The ranging course conditions offered equal advantage and disadvantage to all teams, whether they were used to sailing in light or heavy winds. Spectators onshore at Harbor Island and the Embarcadero watched in awe as the boats seemed to effortlessly weave up and down the bay, from a distance the races looked more a choreographed dance than competition. From shore side viewing on the Embarcadero, the first race of the day looked more like a well-choreographed routine than a regatta. However, for the spectator boats encircling the course outline, the regatta was a showcase of technical skill, tight pins and very bold maneuvering. The 100th Lipton Cup truly was the best of the best that sailing has to offer. And lastly, a huge thank you to the J/105 owners who make this regatta possible.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

INTERNATIONAL MASTERS REGATTA BY KATELYN MONTERO

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is a reason why the best stories always include legends. From the hard-to-believe tales to the larger-than-life characters, there’s something about a legend that just makes for good entertainment. Featuring sailing’s own legends, the 2014 International Masters Regatta was no exception. From the incredible stories swapped at the annual Masters Regatta dinner to the new ones written out on the race course, it was easy to see that the 12 skippers competing earned their titles as some of sailing’s greatest stars. Augie Diaz continued his streak of recent wins by taking the championship title on the final day of racing. Close behind him was the founder of the regatta, Don Trask, who finished in second place. For spectators and club members, the 2014 International Masters Regatta is a chance to see firsthand the men they have heard so many stories about. Competitors were able to use the annual regatta and dinner as a special reunion of sorts, bringing back everyone from childhood friends to college rivals out on the same waters once again. A special thank you goes out to the J/105 owners, without whose generous help this regatta would not have been possible.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

2014 INTERNATIONAL MASTERS RACE RESULTS 1.

Augie Diaz, Coral Reef YC

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Don Trask, St. Francis YC

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Jonathan Wright, Cruising Club of America

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Gary Jobson, Annapolis YC

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Chuck Nichols, San Diego YC

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Bob Fisher, Royal Lymington YC

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Donny Martin, Royal Vancouver YC

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Dennis Durgan, Newport Harbor YC

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Bruce Munro, St. Francis YC

10. Jon Andron, St. Francis YC 11. Dick Enersen, Golden Gate YC 12. Tom Ehman, Golden Gate YC

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CLUB NEWS

SDYCNYE FEDORAS & PEARLS SIDECARS & MARTINIS DINING, DANCING & CASINO FUN! Commodore John and Susan Laun invite you to ring in a SWELL 2015 ! Wednesday - December 31, 2014 Black Tie or Cocktail Attire 7:00pm: Hors d’oeuvres, Signature Cocktails & Martini Bar 8:30pm: Dinner, Desserts & Espresso Bar Dancing to the sounds of Rhandi & Associates Champagne Toast, Late Night Treats, Sparklers & Favors $130. inclusive/person Arrive after 10:00pm: Champagne Toast, Late Night Treats, Sparklers & Favors $35. inclusive/person

Reserve your spot now: 619 / 221-8400 or sdyc.org/calendar

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CLUB NEWS

San Diego Yacht Club Marines led by Sandy Purdon & Ron Davis celebrated for the 8th annual year the Marine Corps Birthday (239th) It’s an annual event held all over the world.

THE MARINES 239TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT SDYC BY ELAINE DAVIS

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ow in its eighth year, the Marines at San Diego Yacht Club celebrated the 239th Marine Corps Birthday on Monday, November 10, with 54 club members and guests in attendance. By all accounts, it was the best yet, with many sharing poignant memories of their time in the Corps. Vince DelPidio kicked off the evening with a video presentation of the Marine Corps’ birthday message from newly confirmed Commandant Joseph Dunford. The Commandant’s message is broadcast annually to active duty, retired and veteran Marines around the world. Lt. Col. Andy Hewitt, accompanied by wife Karen, wore his USMC Dress Blues, along with two of his Marine Corps guests and SDYC member Col. Sean Parker, accompanied by wife Judy. They all looked terrific. Commodore Chuck Sinks and wife Lynn represented SDYC, and Chuck explained of their close ties to the Corps, since Lynn’s dad was a career Marine. Everyone enjoyed Chuck’s ode to the Corps – laced with humor, remembering the actions of his now deceased father-in-law, who was very protective of his daughters. In a wonderful tribute to his service in the South Pacific, Chuck spoke of being

Keith Hollenbeck, Col, USMC (Ret), honored as the Oldest Marine (age 93) at the 239th Marine Corps Birthday, flanked by his son-in-law, Bruce Gresham on left and son Kim Hollenbeck on right.

given a small jar of soil, brought back from Iwo Jima, where his father-inlaw fought in WWII. It was definitely a touching moment. Jeff Brown and wife Karen hosted Wounded Warrior Cpl. Jed Morgan, who recently retired from the Marine Corps. Both guys met each other after Jed was transferred to Balboa Naval Hospital with critical injuries received from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of his legs. An extraordinary young man, Jed has since been outfitted with two prosthetic limbs and told the Marines that he wouldn’t do anything different in his life. Jeff and Jed have become close friends. It was a special treat having Jed at this year’s event – thanks, Jeff! Since Jed was the youngest Marine present, he was part of the traditional cake-cutting ceremony involving the oldest and youngest Marine. The oldest was SDYCs Keith Hollenbeck, who had turned 93 a week earlier. Keith was escorted to the event by • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

son-in-law Bruce Gresham and son, Kim Hollenbeck. The event began with Mike West slowly advancing the birthday cake to the front of the room, where Col. Hewitt assisted Keith in cutting the cake, using a Marine Corps sword. The first piece went to Keith as the respected, oldest Marine, and Keith gave the second piece to Jed, the youngest, signifying the passing of tradition from generation to generation. In keeping with another tradition, everyone raised their glass, as Staff Comm. Sandy Purdon delivered a toast to the Marine Corps on its 239th birthday. Event narrator Ron Davis noted that the Marines at SDYC was founded by Col. Bill Dick, who passed away in 2013. Glasses were raised in Bill’s honor, and Ron admitted that he missed Bill’s frequent calls to ensure that all Marine Corps Birthday details were accounted for. Also missed was Col. Bill Hutchinson, the ad hoc Commanding Officer of the group, who was recuperating from complications, following heart surgery. “Hutch” inspired the yacht club Marines in 2013 to participate in Toys for Tots. The tradition continues with John Anderson, volunteering to fill in for Hutch, as the lead person for this year’s SDYC Toys for Tots program. Marked containers will be available in the clubhouse lobby during the holidays for new, unwrapped toys. The Marines will take care of the rest. All members are urged to contribute to this wonderful humanitarian effort. DECEMBER 2014 M ain s h e e t • 11


CLUB NEWS

TASTE OF POINT LOMA BY KAREN BROWN

PHOTOS BY CYNTHIA SINCLAIR & MONICA MCGOVERN

Taste of Point Loma was such a fun evening and we are so grateful to everyone who came out & supported this 4th annual event. Over 500 people attended and enjoyed an amazing array of mouthwatering gems that ran the gamut from pan-seared wild salmon, to pork belly infused with pomegranate jus, to butternut squash soup. These delicacies could all be washed down with a sampling of beer from a few different breweries, wine tastings, or even a shot of tequila for those who chose to indulge. There were fabulous desserts to wrap up the night, such as gourmet cookies,

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cakes & a gorgeous tower of cupcakes & sweet delights. The Jon-ji Band kept us entertained and the added bonus of the Chargers game being shown on flat screens throughout the event added to the buzz of excitement. Although they lost, the yummy food and beverages seemed to soften the blow of defeat. A good time was still had by all. Please be sure to let our participating local restaurants, bakeries, breweries and wine shops know how much you loved having them be a part of this favorite SDYC event when you patronize their establishments. Our guests that were here for the International Masters Regatta, as well as our membership, owe them a well-deserved thank you for their efforts to make this such an incredible event. We’d love to do it all again next year, so we’ll hope to see you there!


CLUB NEWS

SDYC WOMEN’S EVENTS BY MARY COPELAND SDYC Women’s Events Committee Wraps Up a Great Year!

2014 has been a very special year. We

have changed from the SDYC Women’s Luncheons Committee to the SDYC Women’s Events Committee to reflect our addition of Ladies Nights Out. And, we are thrilled to now have a page on the SDYC website. Please visit http:// sdyc.org /fleets/womens_events/ womens_events for information about all of our events, registration, photos, and to send an email to the Committee Chairs. Please visit our page soon! Our events for 2014 were kicked off with a Love the Pearls! Ladies Night Out, followed by a Chico’s Fashion Show Luncheon just in time for Opening Day; a Nautical Attire Fashion Show Ladies Night Out; the Point Loma Lighthouse Ladies Luncheon; a great program from the San Diego Zoo about the history of the zoo and a noisy visit

from a Kookaburra. And we wrapped up the year with a Champagne Tasting with Terry Ladies Night Out that was very fun! Our most memorable event of 2014 was our Luncheon with our new San Diego Police Chief and SDYC member Shelley Zimmerman. Chief Zimmerman spoke to a standing room only crowd of

interested women who all became fans by the end of her presentation. Chief Zimmerman told fascinating and fun stories about her career, educated us on how to remain safe, and informed us about issues facing the San Diego Police Department. Next year will be another fun and informative year of events. 2015 starts off with a presentation on the celebrations planned for the Balboa

Park Centennial at our February 4th Luncheon. Love the Pearls! Will return for a Ladies Night Out on May 13th. We will also have another Chico’s Fashion Show in September, and hope to celebrate the San Diego Zoo’s Centennial in October. We are working on our events in March, May, June and November, so stay tuned and check our page on the SDYC website. We hope to see you next year!

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CLUB NEWS

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• For SDYC member charge: Contact the SDYC Bookkeeper (Angela) at 619-738-6306 or angela@sdyc.org • To donate by check: Make checks “Pay to the Order of: PLR ENDOWMENT FUND. On the Memo Line, please write: For O: HHH 2014 Mail checks to: Ed Letzring, 1225 Concord St, San Diego, CA 92106-2112 • To donate online: Follow the link provided for O: HHH 2014 on SDYC’s website: www.sdyc.org/ohhh GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Make a donation in the name of a family member or friend. SDYC will provide a gift acknowledgment card for you to present to you honoree.

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CLUB NEWS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COMMITTEE BY NANCY LAZARSKI PHOTOS BY GWYNN THOMAS

CpC

is winding up 2014 efforts, unbelievable! It has been yet another stellar year - lots of camraderies, hard work, and outreach fruition both for SDYC and the community that we serve. Thanks to all committee members that have participated, it is an effort of love . Events this year have included the first US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar, First Aid/CPR class, the Monarch School Sailing Program, Sailing Heals, Military Appreciation Nights, San Diego Blood Bank Drive, Sandy Letzring Sailfest Regatta, Monarch School Fun Sail, Monarch School Leadership Rewards Sail, Sea Scout Program, What’s New in Electronics class, and the upcoming Operation: Holiday Helping Hand (O:HHH). (See the ad for O:HHH in this

BRIDGEDECKERS BY DEEGEE FARRELL

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e are experiencing glorious fall days with clear air, lots of bright sunshine and refreshing breezes. It’s hard to believe winter will be upon us. We live in the very best part of the world. It makes one happy just to be alive. A big thank you to all the Bridgedeckers that stepped up to fill in as temporary Hostesses for the month of October. Thank you, D’Neane Wilkinson for manning the scheduling book. That is a huge job. And thanks also to Jeanne Lynch, Mary Jones, Britt Alford, Jane Baldwin, Pat Houser and Jo Lancaster who all, either set up our games, bought or baked cookies and other treats, or stayed after to clean up the La Playa Room. We so appreciate

Mainsheet.) Our latest event was Sailing Heals on October 11, where participants gathered in the Member’s Lounge and left for a beautiful sail day, with 4 sailboats participating. Following the sail all gathered in the Staff Commodore’s room for a light dinner. The Sailing Heals sponsorship from CJ Charles Jewelers paid for the meal. Hosted for the event included 19 VIP guests, consisting of adults undergoing treatment at Moores Cancer Center and their Caregivers, along with sponsors, Captain, and crew from 4 sailboats. See attached photos. Thanks to Gwynn Thomas for leading this effort.

Safe and Happy Holidays from CpC to all readers of Mainsheet. Thanks to all staff that have helped make CpC efforts run smoothly this year. Please consider checking out CpC in the coming year, it is a very rewarding group to participate in and give back to the community!

your willingness to work through the month. We send get well wishes to our fellow Bridgedecker, Cindy Caruso, who is recovering at home after a serious fall. Bridgedeckers, remember to mark your calendars for our December “Bridge and Binge” Christmas party. The date is Thursday December 11th and it will include a specially prepared SDYC luncheon menu served in the La Playa Room. Additionally, Chairman, Jeanne Lynch, promises us homemade cookies, tons of chocolate candies and lots of competition in a special Round Robin tournament. It will be a really fun affair. Not to be missed! Hostess for the month of December will be Jane Baldwin. We play bridge every Thursday from 10 AM until 2:30 with lunch at noon. If you would like to play bridge in December call Jane Baldwin at 760-304-4581. Winners for the month of October

were: Brett Alford, *Bonnie Cole, *Doris Ellsworth, *Sharon Hope, *Jean Kremm, Jeanne Lynch, *Nancy Peckham, Dorothy Wheeler, D’Neane Wilkinson. *Denotes First Place

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MONDAY EVENING BRIDGE There will be no Monday Evening Bridge game in December in order to allow all to attend the annual SDYC meeting. We will resume the game as usual on January 12, 2015. Congratulations to our October winners: 1st - Gary Piazzoni, 2ndJane Kenny, 3rd - Ann Walker

Happy Holidays!


ON THE RACE COURSE

LINDA ELLIS MEMORIAL ONE DESIGN REGATTA BY SHALA LAWRENCE

Sailing

in the Linda Elias Women’s One Design Championships has always been one of the premier events in women’s sailing on the west coast if not the United States. This event has been around for 23 years, previously known as the Women’s One Design Championships. The event utilizes the matched Long Beach Yacht Club Catalina 37’s. This year there were teams from all over the U.S. West coast. This year the event came full circle for me. In the early 1990s it was the only “big boat” racing that I did with my catamaran skipper Annie Gardner. We sailed Hobie 16s together in supplied boats in exotic locales around the world. I was Annie’s bow person and then was her tactician. We won the event a few times and always had a great time! The women I have met sailing in this event have become lifelong friends. I then sailed this event with skippers Sam Treadwell and Julie Mitchell as tactician, trimmer and other various jobs on the boat. Last year I decided to put together a team from SDYC, the first time I was the one holding the wheel, and we ended up in a very close race and got second overall. This year the “La Playa Experiment” came into the scene. We put together a team of talented women from all sides of La Playa. SDYC(to the north), SWYC (to the south), Blink! (to the east), and Talbot street(to the west). Our team consisted of Summer Greene on the bow, backed up by Marnie Buddo on mast, Katie Morton human guy(very busy position this regatta as it turned out) and floater, Jenn Garvey team captain and pit, SWYC vice commodore Sandra

Sherman spinnaker trim, Heidi Taylor guy trim and jib trimmer, Tracy Nackel jib trimmer, Tammy Fowles main trim and Kris Zillmann as our tactician. Our junior member from ABYC was Sara Williams, she trimmed main traveler, learned to squirrel, packed the spinnaker, snacktician and kept us all entertained. The event started with a practice day on Friday. It was great to be able to get on the boat before racing since we had a few people that had never sailed the 37’s, and many of us had never sailed together at all! Saturday dawned warm and we were greeted by a brilliant breakfast of Marnie’s breakfast burritos to fuel our sailing for the day. Our first race was a

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tough one as we were given a penalty by the on the water umpires right off the bat. After we finished our turn we had to claw our way back and ended 5th. The breeze built to 8-10 knots and we had three excellent and hard fought races, all finishing in the top spot. One start was quite memorable, many of our competitors wanted the right side of the course, so we set up just to leeward of them and closed out four boats to windward of the race committee boat. Sunday morning the target was on our backs and we tried to sail fast and smart, but it was difficult to cover two or three teams on the race course, as we were all quite close in points. We had a few different challenges too.


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Our spinnaker pole got stuck on the mast at full hoist and the jaws wouldn’t release- hello Katie and the human guy. The last race was crazy as our spinnaker sheet and guy came off the sail at the first hoist and didn’t go on quite right- hello Katie again! She was the “spinnaker pole” for almost two whole legs! I really want to thank my incredible team not only for a great event but the opportunity to sail with an awesome

group of very talented women, I can’t wait to sail with them again. Another huge thank you to Southwestern Yacht Club and their Competition Committee for funding this event for us and their very generous belief in our team and supporting women’s sailing. John Williams, for not only opening his home to ten women, coaching us on the water and then allowing us to take his daughter out for her first big boat regatta.

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boats hit Corinthian and one crew member was injured badly enough to be immediately taken to the hospital (he tried to keep a Kettenburg 50 from hitting Corinthian by putting himself between the 2 boats). With that memory fresh in my mind as I write this (it was not pleasant to watch the K50 crew member get injured), I would like to pass along these thoughts, especially for those who are not regular racers:

BY SUSI GRAFF

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ovember was a blur this year, with Lipton Cup, Hot Rums and a One Design weekend thrown in too! The R/C work on the Lipton Cup was phenomenal under very trying conditions. The wind was all over the place, at varying strengths. It kept everyone on their toes, and a big thank you goes out to the signal boat, mark set and dock teams. I was the PRO for the first Hot Rum on November 8th – my first time doing so and what a learning experience it was. The Hot Rums bring out everyone, from the serious racers to the absolute newbies. There were 128 boats racing that day, and more than a few got into trouble with the strong (-7 foot tide) outgoing current. Four

• DO read the Sailing Instructions – they provide you with everything you need to know about how the race will be run and where you should go. • DO make sure to look at tide charts when racing in the bay, as the tide conditions may dictate your starting and racing strategy. The 4 boats that hit us on the Hot Rum start were swept into Corinthian’s anchor chain and • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

Results La Playa Experiment Swyc 16 points Jane Hoffner Corinthian YC 20 points Casey Hogan NHYC 23 points Allie Blecher CYC 25 points Karyn Jones WSA SM 29 points Lisa Meier LBYC 41 points Kathy St Amont LB/LA WSA 46 points Jane Thomas WSA CI 52 points

pulpit by the strong outgoing current. • DO pay attention to the signal flags during the starting sequence – for the Hot Rums we use the “I” flag (leaving it up for all the starts) which means you have to go around the end of the starting line to restart if you are OCS – you cannot just “dip” the line. • DO NOT allow your crew members to attempt to fend off if you find yourself on verge of a collision with another boat. It is not worth the very high risk of injury to your crew. You have insurance to cover any boat damage. The 2014 racing season is just about over and soon we will start anew with the 2015 New Year’s Day race. I leave the Race Committee in the capable hands of Summer Greene! Sail fast…live slow DECEMBER 2014 M ain s h e e t • 17


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INAUGURAL RUM RUNNER RACE BY DAVID SERVAIS PHOTOS BY SEAN OVERSMITH

The

inaugural Rum Runner race from Balboa Yacht Club to San Diego Yacht Club kicked off last Saturday, November 1, with a fleet of 19 of the fastest yachts on the West Coast. With a low pressure system over the area the weather was unstable, but with the possibility of good breeze. The morning welcomed sailors with a cold front blowing through kicking up winds in excess of 20 knots and bringing heavy rain. While some crew donned their foul weather gear and prepped their boats, most of the sailors could be found hiding in the bar at Balboa Yacht Club waiting for the weather to clear. By start time however the front had passed and the fleet enjoyed clear skies but little wind. Division 3 started first, with the yachts struggling to get across the start line. In five minute intervals, Division 2, then Division 1 and finally the Multihull division all started right on the heels of the Division 3 boats. The lack of wind saw

the fleet scatter, each navigator trying to gain advantage by getting to the wind first. As the group made their way offshore the breeze steadily filled in and by the time yachts reached the 14 mile bank mark they were enjoying a westerly wind of 10-14kts. From here they set spinnakers for a heated up run to San Diego. As the afternoon progressed conditions could not have been better. Clear skies and 15-20 knot winds had the fleet ripping down the coast. Yachts could occasionally be seen broaching as they pushed the limits of their helmsmen. The “Mighty Merloe”, an Orma 60 trimaran made quick work of the course, finishing the 75 miles in just three hours forty three minutes. The fastest monohulls, the STP65 “Bad Pak” and the TP52 “Bud” both finished before the sunset, just in

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time for happy-hour at San Diego Yacht Club. Finishing in time for dinner were the Division 2 boats, with the J-125 “Timeshaver” crossing the line around 7pm at the front of their fleet. Finally it was the Division 3 boats coming in late in the evening but still before the bars close - the new J-88 “Blue Flash” leading the pack with a finish time that would see her win her division and win overall on corrected time. Every yacht in the fleet finished and while some had equipment issues none had any serious problems. After working out the ratings it was the Rogers 46 “Varuna” winning Division 1, the Flying Tiger “Mile High Klub” taking Division 2, the J-88 “Blue Flash” winning Division 3 and the Orma 60 “Mighty Merloe” winning the Multihull Division. With the success of the race both San Diego Yacht Club and Balboa Yacht Club have committed to run it again in 2015, the start date will be Saturday, October 31. Big thanks go out to all the volunteers who helped make this race possible. From BYC: Bob Strang, John Minor, Cindy Minor, Pinky Greene, Jill Golden, Chuck Simmons, Chris Hemans. From SDYC: Bruce Greene, Ann Folting, Sean Oversmith, Mike Ryan, David Servais.


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TEA PARTY ON THE AMERICA BY KAREN BROWN

On what was one of those perfectly

glorious days on San Diego Bay, the guests aboard America were treated to front row seats for viewing Sunday’s races during the 100th Challenge for the Lipton Cup. Troy and crew made sure to position the spectators (some clad in pearls and feather hats, no less) in the best spots to see all the racing action. The tea party fare was second to none, with a variety of gourmet finger sandwiches and other decadent delights to enjoy throughout the day, and of course - tea! SDYC’s Catering Staff outdid themselves and the tea party guests were thrilled to partake in the sumptuous cuisine. As America returned to the front guest dock, the guests were in for one more surprise. All were invited to remain aboard and treated to the viewing of the Harbor Police boat parading by and blasting water to congratulate the Lipton Cup Winners, as they were escorted back to SDYC for the trophy presentation. It was truly a spectacular day and one for the memory books! A huge thank you to Troy Sears for making the Tea Party Aboard America possible, and cheers to his crew and the SDYC staff for making sure everyone had a wonderful time. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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FLEETS, ETC. CRAIG MOSS WINS BARNEY LEHMAN 12 CHAMPIONSHIP BY LEE HOPE

The

author has competed in the annual Barney Lehman Championship for 5 years and never penetrated the top 5 positions. Only 1 SDYC member has won has won the championship, Chick Rollins in 1964. Until this year...

Craig Moss, sailing alone and carrying weight; Bruce and Mare Sutphen; and Lee Hope and Lori Martin ventured north to NHYC. After day 1, the SDYC fleet was not indicating that this might be the year, with mediocre finishes by all. Craig’s mind was elsewhere as his father in law had sudden serious health issues and his condition was uncertain. Kelly, Craig’s wife came up to NHYC Saturday night and assured him her father would be ok. They had a great evening in Newport to celebrate. Day 2 was a different story. Craig came out with another gear, and separated himself with finishes of 1,1,8,6. to tie in points, but win the tie breaker to capture the Barney Lehman Championship for SDYC. The final 2 races Craig had to contend with the Newport fleet attempting to keep the

Craig Moss accepting the Barney Lehman Championship trophy from NHYC Commodore Patrick Werner.

winning tradition in NHYC. NHYC is steeped in Lehman 12 history. The commodore’s photo wall in the main hallway of the club has many a commodore posing for the

picture in a Lehman 12. Many of the participants have sailed Lehman 12s their whole lives. 2 of the top 3 2014 Lipton Cup skippers are regular participants and have each won the event. The boat was designed on a napkin in the NHYC bar by Barney Lehman, the inventor of the “barney post.” They are very possessive of the trophy, which makes winning the crown a great achievement. Congratulations Craig! To all of you that want racing excitement sailing your own vessel, without the big expense, or the long time commitments, the LEHMAN 12 fleet is for you. We will help you get started. Contact Bruce Supthen, Jason Campbell or Lee Hope.

Upwind sailing. SDYC Lehman fleet in La Playa.

RACE RESULTS

COURTESY OF THE SAILING OFFICE International Masters Regatta, October 24-26, 2014 First Place: Augie Diaz, Coral Reef YC Second Place: Don Trask, St. Francis YC Third Place: Jonathan Wright, Cruising Club of America

Rum Runner Regatta, November 1, 2014 Division 1: Varuna Division 2: Mile High Klub

Lipton Cup, October 31 – November 2, 2014 First Place: St. Francis Yacht Club, Chris Raab Second Place: San Diego Yacht Club, Brad Rodi Third Place: Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Jon Pinckney

Hot Rum Regatta I, November 8, 2014 First Place: Cimarron, David Basham Second Place: Bad Pak, Tom Holthus Third Place: Stars & Stripes, Dennis Conner

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PC BY RISH PAVELEC, PC #16 DAWN

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appy Holidays PC Lovers (and to those who, sadly, don’t sail one)! As I write, Turkey Day has not yet come but will be here soon, followed by Hanukkah and Christmas and New Years! As I have in the past, I do hope readers take a moment to count your blessings and also to think about and appreciate those men and women who are in our military and thus, might be away from home over the holidays. I’m still not sure where the time goes…but it sure goes fast. I can now give you the results of the September PC Nationals. Congratulations to all who participated. As always, we thank our club and especially our race committee for being so helpful. The results were: 1st Race, 1st Place, #31 “Skylark” (La Cucaracha Trophy) Tom Hurlburt & Mark Reynolds 1st Place Overall, #31 “Skylark” (Jessop Trophy - 1/2 Model of the PC) Tom Hurlburt & Mark Reynolds 2nd Place, #11 “First Fiddle”, Beth & Jim Oberg 3rd Place, #14 “La Cucaracha”, Gary Gould, Geves Kenny, & George Lindley 4th Place, #72 “Yankee”, Diane Schnieder & Dave Grundies. The PC Power Puff was held in October on a day with perfect San Diego weather, winds and water. Bay conditions

were perfect. Congratulations go to Monique Fleur in#66, Diana Caldwell in #21 and Virginia Wilson #44 in that order. It is too early for me to report the date and place of our annual PC party, but notices will be sent out soon. We also had an annual Fleet Meeting in November but, as I write, it is too early to report. At the annual PC Xmas party, our new Fleet Captain and other officers will be announced, as will the 2015 PC Sailing Schedule. Today I was down at Koehler’s to take a look at fleet member, Chris Frost’s boat. I was happy to see that Chris and CF are doing serious rib replacement. While it seems to take FOREVER and is more of an expense that we hope for… doing a restoration like this is always

worth it in the long run. Once the ribs are all in… new planking will begin as needed. Be patient, Chris, as once she splashes, you will be able to look forward to years of maintenance free sailing (easy for me to say….eh?)!!!! Attached is a photo of the launching of Chris’s boat, #43, taken in 1946. As I remember…when George K Jr. wanted to launch the boat (built for brother, Paul) there was no one around to do the honors. Dorothy Johnson was a secretary who worked close by and was known to be a “looker”, so they talked her into coming to the yard for the picture. Thanks to the Kettenburg family for allowing the use of their photo. Enjoy your holidays, your club and ESPECIALLY your PC!!!

SDYC KNITTERS SDYC Knitters meets every Monday 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 / 619-964-1842 • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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The Cruising Fleet continues to enjoy the best of both worlds, cruising to neat places with a lot of fun thrown in for great memories and special events planned for ever member. If you are reading this and you are not a member of the Crusing Fleet and want to enjoy the special programs we have at our dinner or the other events, you should join our Fleet for only $50/year!

CRUISING FLEET BY KEMP RUFFNER

The Cruising Fleet is finishing the year

with a “Bang” as we complete two more very popular Cruises for the year! The Ensenada wine and culinary cruise was a great success! This year we offered two options for the cruise with eight people arriving at the Punta Morro hotel by bus and 23 people arriving by sea. The Hotel Coral and marina did a great job of meeting all our needs.

Activities for the five days included a festive party at the marina patio bar, sightseeing, excellent dinners at Sano’s and Punta Morro as well as plenty of free time to explore Ensenada, beach walks, spa visits and great relaxation. The highlight of the trip was our day in the Baha wine country. We were able to have a late morning leisurely wine tasting at the beautiful Vinas de Garza winery. The setting was stunning with panoramic views of the Guadalupe Valley. Our next stop was at Lechuza Winery where Ray Magnussen and his family truly rolled out the red carpet for us. After a pairing of oysters/Chardonnay, Ray took us on an in depth tour of his growing enterprise.

We were lucky enough to sample his latest wine right from the vat before it starts the filtration process. The Magnussens then accompanied us to a nearby vineyard where Deckman’s provided a 5-course tasting lunch to pair with the Lechuza wines. The setting was straight out of Food and Wine magazine and the camaraderie of the cruisers was even better. It was

an exceptional afternoon! Perfect 10 weather greeted cruisers for the annual November weekend at Loews. Calm seas prevailed so everybody happy happy. The event kicked off with a potluck dinner Saturday night.. The venue

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was the Loews west terrace with a spectacular sunset and views of the Bay. Cruisers outdid themselves with an outstanding assortment of dishes. complete with kemp’s brownies. Wine flowed so a good time was had by all. Sunday the hotel catered a BBQ luncheon adjacent to the pool... another perfect day with no complaints heard. After the lunch golfers and pretend ones gathered around the pool for the first annual masters golf tourney planned by Patti and Bob Witt. A challenge can best describe the afternoon. Almost everyone participated. If not they were eager to

advise those who were unsolicited of course. Rules were subject to change, but hey try to hit a ball in a moving hula hoop target in the pool...no one thought it was easy.. Sunday morning those still standing enjoyed bloody marys, mimosa, coffee, delicious pastries and fruit. The weather couldn’t have co-operated better so a fun weekend made this Loews event one of the best. We wrap our year with our Special Christmas Party Dinner Dance on December 9th! A gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Darren, premium wines and the greatest band, Paul Hartley’s Indian Joe and the Chiefs. The highlight of the year!


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The Annual Children’s Christmas Party December 7, 2014 Sail wash lawn / Jessop room 9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am

Mount SDYC opens Brunch with Santa* Santa Arrives at Guest Dock Elf Workshop Crafts in Jessop Classroom

*Reservations Required for the Brunch with Santa - (619) 758-6314 Adults $29.95++ Children 7-12 $14.95++ Ages 6 and under Free

TENNIS BY KEITH DANON PHOTOS BY NIZA BROWN

December is here and the holidays

are just around the corner. We had our club championships and celebrated after with the “End of the Year Party.” Let’s start with kudos going out to Scott Laney and Bruce Ives for the diligent work throughout the year keeping the “ladder challenge” updated. All the top four men and women deserve a round of applause for some outstanding challenges all year long! The women’s semi finals pitted Monica Folsom against Carol Showley, Tracy Nichols advanced because of a last minute injury to her opponent that she was scheduled to play. Monica and Carol entertained the crowd of 50 including director John Reiter and S/C Chuck Nichols, executing some really good tennis. This match had the spectators on their feet with a 8-6 victory to Monica. It could not have been closer. The finals had Tracy and Monica both hitting hard to take it all the way to a tie breaker when Tracy took it at 7-3. Tracy is an exceptional player, was last years champion, and a huge asset to

our Tennis Fleet. She along with Marci Van Stee are the new co-captains of our fleet. Thank you both in advance from all of us! The men’s semi finals put Micah Parzen against Scott Rights and S/C Mike Fink serving against myself. Micah, last years champ was stretched to the limit and came out on top with

a 8-6 victory. These gentleman had some of the longest rallies anyone had seen in a long time. S/C Mike (the backboard) Fink always hits well, but I was lucky that day and took it 8-4. The men’s finals had Micah and myself on opposite sides of the net. Both of us rallied strong one more time for the spectators as the spectators rallied one more time for more beers. I was fortunate and won the championship at 8-4. Thanks to Mom and Pops for their support. Matt and Christy organized a terrific party going out with a bang after three years. People enjoyed live flamenco music, a taco truck, muchas bebibas, and the gorgeous home of our hosts Brian and Erin Walsh on the bay. Anyone who did not know the word “tequila” could spell it backwards quickly by the end of the night. Brian opened up his “tequila shrine” to all of us and educated the Tennis Fleet members on tequila and then some. Again, thanks to Brian and Erin for allowing us to enjoy their spectacular view and hospitality. “Gracias” to Becca for helping with the winners prizes of nice wine and champagne. It was a good time had by all, verified by Cinderella’s slippers left behind. See you on the courts.

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BUFFALO BEACH BY SCOTT LAUNEY Wrapping up 2014 at Buffalo Beach

What

a year! A new Beachmaster, the pier damaged in July, the pier almost totally destroyed in August, various launch and transportation issues...but mostly a lot of good times had by our club members on the Outstation. We have big plans in 2015 with high hopes for a new Beachmaster’s cabin and hopefully a new pier before next season. All this is in progress and with our fingers crossed. We will be having an All Hands Buffalo Beach meeting in the middle of January 2015 to fill you in on all the above. Date and time TBA. We hope all who enjoyed Buffalo Beach this summer will attend with your suggestions and willingness to help. I want to personally thank all those who’ve supported and volunteered their efforts in 2014. Without you we would not have our “little slice of heaven.” Thanks to you all.

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FLEETS, ETC. Photo by Ernest Freeland

MODEL YACHT FLEET BY DAVID RYAN

The

Left to right - past champion Rick Martin 4th, Dave Ramos, Dave Ryan, Grant Gerondale 3rd

experience, a more appropriate name would seem to be…a “Blue Nether”. Regardless, with my newly developed skill in tee shirt “layering”, we enjoyed great conditions for Saturday’s races at, what became readily apparent, was a terrific venue, not too dissimilar to the Mission Bay Pond. Expecting the wind to “nuke” from the opposite direction the following day, the RC extended the racing on Saturday, completing 18 races. As predicted, on Sunday, despite a merciful bump in temperature, it blew 16 knots with gusts to 34. After only 2 races, the PRO, wisely, put a “wrap” on the regatta. When the dust settled, it was no surprise to see multiple NCR winner, CR-914 fleet manufacturer and dealer, Dave Ramos, who made the trek from Annapolis with class secretary Ernest Freeland, deservedly emerge as champion. SDYC’s local fleet “traveled well”, with 2nd place going to yours truly and Jean emerging with the advantage from a tie with Dick, to place them at 7th and 8th respectively in the 20-plus boat fleet. Once again, while the racing was terrific, the fun and fulfillment was

about reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, making for an unforgettable event. Locally, we have put a cap on the 2014 racing season. Over the last two regattas, there was no change at the top of the high-point competition, with Larry Adams sealing the deal a long time ago. However, there were a couple of changes in the other four top-five contenders. John Rudderham has edged out George Szabo for 5th, while 2nd through 4th places show strong finishes by John Landon, Jean Malthaner, and Fleet Captain, S/C Sandy Purdon, respectively. Finally, it bears mention, that one of our new fleet members this year, Junior sailing phenom and cancer battler, Jack Egan, whose figurative, courageous strength-through-adversity has been literally reflected with a strong 2nd place finish in a competitive 15 boat fleet on October 18th at the model boat pond, in the penultimate regatta of the year. Congratulations Jack! We look forward to your continued success next year, as you return to lead us with inspiration into 2015.

Tulsa racing venue with portable wind shelter for boat measurement in the parking lot

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Photo by David Ryan

CR-914 National Championship Regatta this year was unique in many ways. It was an inaugural event for the host fleet from Tulsa, OK that was held over the weekend of November 1st and 2nd. Additionally, it was the first time I can remember the regatta being sailed somewhere besides the two coasts. From the time the venue was announced, both Jean Malthaner and I thought it was important, in the interest of supporting the national fleet and to help promote of our hosting of the 2015 edition, to attend the event, as a west coast contingency. With Dick Denzler joining us as the “third musketeer”, we “circled the wagons” in our Tulsa hotel on Halloween night to tune our boats for the event. Thanks to Jean and Dick, who had arrived the night before, my boat was unpacked and re-assembled prior to my arrival Friday afternoon. It was then that Jean briefed me on the weather forecast. They were expecting a “Blue Norther” for Saturday. A what?? Having arrived at the Tulsa airport in full San Diego-denial of the impending seasonal changes, wearing shorts and a tee, I had to endure relentless ridicule from all, oblivious of the forecast. Apparently, the mild 65 degree temperature encountered on my arrival was not predicted to hold up. This was confirmed the next morning, when I stepped outside to load my boat into our SUV. With both hands full of boat and gear, the automatic, sliding, hotellobby doors parted, as I was blasted by a 28 degree frigid, sucker-punch of arctic air. It was at this point that I developed an immediate respect for the weather phenomenon known as a Blue Norther. Although, candidly, from a truly visceral spontaneous


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BY DEE VAN HORNE, FLEET CAPTAIN

The fall sailing series has been well

attended by our SSSS fleet. The weather has been holding out for us and we have had some great windy days. SDYC recently hosted the last series of the SCWSA regatta - If the Shoe Fits… Wear it Regatta, Saturday, November 15th. I am so grateful to all who have stepped up to help make this regatta successful. Thank you to the following sailing and nonsailing members and Friends of the SSSS who truly were the pulse of our event: Julie McPherson, regatta chair, Gary and Betty Becker, Diane Riehl, Darin Hayden, Audrey McGinty, Arlene Simpson, Karen Worthington, George and Pam Lindley, Carolyn Delahanty, Marshall Harrington, Bob Woodall, Fred Walters, Diane Glow, Roger Hinton, Peter Van Horne, Karen Butler, Jared Wohlgemuth, Jeff Johnson and

J/22 BY KRIS ZILLMAN

There were 380 boat reservations in

2013 – the magic number for the first 11 months of 2014 is 520! We have doubled Fleet membership this year and have almost doubled use of the boats as well! In 2014 the SDYC played host to 5 Match Race Events, 12 days of Adult Sail Training, 15 days of Team Racing Practice, and eight days of Junior clinics and regattas – all during which hundreds of people used the assets and [they] now regard the SDYC J/22 programs as among the best Club programs in the country. One person manages the boats and scheduling, but I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to recognize the people who have made great efforts to increase the success and reach of various aspects of the Fleet: Match Racing Events: Summer Greene,

SDYC support staff. I hope I didn’t miss anyone and if I did, thank you so much for your time and talent and volunteer spirit to assure that things ran smoothly for such a big event. The Fall series scores as well as the If the Shoe Fits regatta will be posted in the January Mainsheet as well as online. And, don’t forget… the fleet has a Facebook page. Check us out and “like us!” SDYC Sabot Fleet. Our Holiday party will be held on Sunday, December 7th. For more information, please contact Dee Van Horne at 619-417-3331 or dee@ gowebdev.com. Thank you! The sailing fleet will be taking a break during the holiday season. Our last Tuesday sailing day is December 9th. We will resume winter sailing on January 6. 2015. Check out the SSSS fleet calendar online at www.sdyc. org/fleets/ssss/senior_sabots for our sailing dates. Come out and join the SSSS for fun on and off the water! P.s. I took the pictures while doing race committee a couple of weeks ago. Karen Butler, Ian Trotter Team Racing Practices: Brian Stanford, Rick McElvain, Steve Hunt Jr. Flag/Collegiate Events: Danielle Richards and George Saunders Junior Events and Clinics: John Reiter The output of our program has been directly related to the amount of work that goes into bringing these events and people to the Club – thank you to all of the volunteers and supporters of the Fleet; stay with us, because there are big plans for the future! Two new traditions were started this year to encourage more participation in our Fleet: the Jr. Flag Regatta and the Family Holiday Fun Bowl and suggestions for future events are always welcome. With careers and family, it can sometimes be tough finding more time to go mess about on boats, so we are trying to make it as easy as possible for you to do just that by providing the boats, BBQ, and good times.

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Jim Dorsey has been at every SDYC J/22 event this year – starting with NYD Race and January work party, winning the Fleet on the 4th of July, showing for JFest and crewing on our best match and team race teams – thanks for representing the Fleet. If you want to have your finger on the pulse of J Boat racing here, just ask Jimmy! 2015 will be busier than this year has been; we know it, and we want it! There are many ways to express your support for the Club and this program – join the Fleet and see what you have been missing out on – force your friends and family to enjoy time on the water with you, volunteer to organize or chair an event, come out in May and watch some of the best sailors in North America and the Caribbean match race each other, and/or come participate in one of the many events to which the SDYC J/22s are invited to participate. Thanks for a great year and here’s to the next!

Check out the SSSS fleet calendar online at www.sdyc.org/fleets/ssss/senior_sabots for our sailing dates.

SSSS FLEET


JUNIORS

JUNIORS GET READY FOR 2015 BY JOHN FRETWELL

We San Diegans are very fortunate to have excellent year-

round sailing, and if you’re familiar with the Junior Sailing calendar, you know we don’t leave many weekends (or even days) unsailed. Certainly no complaints about that! But it can be challenging to find a moment to assess how plans have played out, set goals for the future, and make sure we’re equipped for success. Here are Team SDYC’s Christmas Wish List, and also some New Year’s resolutions for 2015. Dear Santa, You’ve been very generous to us over the past few years. We appreciate that, and try to make the most of your gifts. We’ve got big plans this year, and here are some goodies that would really help! • 17’ Boston Whaler- While we have deep sentimental attachment to our old friend El Napo, the boat is older than our Junior Director! With keelboat and judged events on the rise, please be on the lookout for nice used 17s. • 50hp Yamaha Outboard Motor- for the 17’ Whaler, to match the rest of the fleet, repowered in spring of 2013. • J/22- whether we acquire a boat, or just find more practice time on the boats already at SDYC, Junior keelboat sailing and match racing are on the rise and coming on strong. Team SDYC wants to help lead the charge. • Second Launch Ramp- we know this is a big one. Last

summer we had a record-breaking 400 participants in the Summer Program. Let’s get these kids out faster and keep them out longer. And our New Year’s Resolutions: • More Individual Sailor Attention- while it’s great to have a ton of new sailors, the bigger goal is successful competitors and lifelong enthusiasts. The Junior Office is working on an improved curriculum that will help young sailors see their widening options and track their progress. Don’t forget, you can help by keeping your Team SDYC sailor profile page up to date. • More Video- we’ve said this before, but it is challenging to find the right time to both shoot and review. Nevertheless, a picture is worth a thousand words. We just acquired a new coach’s camera and on-board Go-Pro, both with wi-fi, for instantaneous transition from on-the-water to classroom display. Smile, you’re on camera. • More Visiting Coaches- SDYC is proud to have created a pathway for successful Juniors to enter the working world in the challenging and fun role of sailing instructor. While that plan is thriving, we also value the fresh perspective visiting and even international coaches can bring to our sailors. Please let us know if you can help with visiting coach housing for Summer 2015. • More Fun!- whether it’s Summer Family Nights, the La Playa Challenge, or whatever, Junior Sailing is aimed at fun. We welcome your ideas. Happy Holidays from SDYC Junior Sailing.

Customize a chair with your boat name and support Junior Sailing!

Looking for Holiday gift ideas? The JAC is selling personalized canvas chair backs with all proceeds benefitting Junior Sailing. This is a durable and waterproof design that will last for years and mounts attractively to the new deck chairs. $200 covers the first year and installation. $100 per year after will be billed to your account for years 2-5. Please order online at www.sdyc.org/juniors/programs/chairbacks • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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FOR SALE: HDTV-ready 24” TracVision M7 offers commercial-grade performance and rock-steady satellite TV reception perfect for boats retail $6,995.00. Make Offer (619) 204-3686 Mark G. Andries or MarkA@ShareAMeal.org FOR SALE: 48’ OFFSHORE Sedan (52’ LOA), Slip D-3, excellent condition, too many options and upgrades to mention. Great boat for: Catalina, anchoring anywhere, raft ups, holiday light parades, regatta viewing, cruising and so much more! All the comforts of home! Includes 12’ Caribe dinghy with 40 HP Honda. All are meticulously maintained, from its appearance to the nuts and bolts. Call Richard at 619-223-3173 FOR SALE: Kettenburg P C # 45 older restoration newer crisp North racing sails see at E74 $6000 fletcher 619 275 7593 FOR SALE: 50’ yellow 50 amp elec cord, 50’ yellow 30 amp elec cord, both like new. Many Plug connectors for all different combinations 30 am & 50 amp. 50’ white hose, misc fenders,Plano swin fins and goggles, 50’ dive hose and regulator, 50’ black 5/8” new dock lines, custom Norse st. steel gimbaled oil lamp,5 gal plastic jugs, fuel & water, heavy duty tool set in carry box., misc rods & reels & tackle box, 50’ & 100’ extension power cords, set of drills and drivers, two electric buffers, gaff, ICOM VHF unit with charger, other items. Call Larry Maio @ 619-589-9669 Cell: 619-871-9456

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