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Director Jeffrey N. Tadder

Cycling Tina Logan

Bridgedeckers Jeanne Lynch

Anglers Peter Evering

Tennis Tracy Nichols

Amateur Radio Peter Van Horne

Commodore’s Dinner Jim & Larki Cook

Junior Flags Melissa Denman & John Callery

Catalina Outstation Scott Launey

J22 Rick McElvain

Port Captain’s Committee Jack Leer

Cruising Fleet Todd Bloom

Ladies Luncheon Mary Copeland & Percia Amedee

Dredge Timothy Kelley

Club Events Susi Graff

Challenge Bruce Sutphen

Handicapper Bruce Nelson

SD Port Advisor S/C Tom Fetter

Race Management - S/C Bill Campbell Race ...................... Summer Greene Protest ..................... Marilyn Foster Handicapper .............. Bruce Nelson FC Sail ..................... David Servais High Profile Regattas . Chris Snow

Director Jerelyn W. Biehl

Gentlemen’s Cruise Dennis Kuhn & Brig Kline

Vallarta Race ‘16 Steve Malowney

Yachting Cup Julie & Dave Servais

TMDL John Adriany

SDYC Sailing Foundation S/C Gary Gould

Finance Bob Witt

Director Michael J. Dorgan

Sponsorship Jeff Brown

Fleet Chaplain Troy Sears

Lipton Cup Jeff Brown

Fleet Surgeon Asa Morton, M.D.

Club Facilities Master’s Regatta Jeff Brown Matt Wells

Rear Commodore John A. Reiter

Port Captain Jack Leer

Junior Activities Tom & Marcy Holthus

Opening Day Joanne O’Dea & Dennis Kenneally

Judge Advocate Bill Budd

Director Brian D. Thomas

F&B Strategy S/C Fred Frye

Inspector of Elections Bill Pascoe

Competition Fund Kelly McKeown

House John Alioto

Director Michael A. Morton, Jr.

Membership S/C Bill Campbell

Heritage History ........ Steve Allman Library ........ Aislinn Sotelo Trophy . Bonnie Brockway

Membership Development Steve Harris

Entertainment Traci Miller & Christy Radecic

Vice Commodore Douglas C. Werner

Mainsheet Joanne O’Dea

Trust Fund Board Jr. S/C Charles C. Sinks

Protocol Officer Ray Ashley

CUBAR 2015 Chuck Dahill & Marv Benson

Fleet Capt. Power Lanny Cornell

Community Programs Bill Trumpfheller & Erica Opstad

Fleet Capt. Sail Racing Fleets Dave Servais

Commodore John L. Laun

2015 Committee Flow Chart


FROM THE COMMODORE COMMODORE - JOHN LAUN

There will be plenty of activity at SDYC this month. Races across many of our classes: Snipes, Stars, the SCYC Midwinters, a One Design Weekend, and Sabots – and I have likely missed some. Then add Valentine’s Day, a Women’s Luncheon, a Darren & Terry Show, a Cruising Fleet Safari to Baja, tennis, knitting, and more – something for everyone.

The outstanding success over the long history of San Diego Yacht Club is a direct result of the tradition of our Members’ generous volunteering of their time and our very effective committee structure. Each Commodore has the pleasure of working with all the committees and meeting many Members during the progression through the Board seats over the years. As Vice Commodore, a most important activity is setting the slate of Appointed Officers, Committee and Event Chairs for the next year as Commodore – sort of the Commodore’s administration. The slate is a mixture of continuing Appointed Officers and Chairs, and some new. This is a very healthy practice, in my view. The 2015 Committee Flow Chart (at left) is our way of communicating the structure, with some positions reporting to the Commodore, and others reporting through other Flag Officers and Board Members acting as liaisons to the Board. The solid and dashed lines anticipate the level of involvement of the liaison, dashed lines representing meetings with the Board liaison “as needed”. I am very pleased with the 2015 slate, and grateful for the time invested by all of those on the chart and also for all the Member volunteers who dedicate time to make all this work. Amazingly, as large as the chart is, there are more important regattas and events this year to enjoy. Susan and I extend our thanks to all. Last month I introduced a call to action for the issue of Membership Engagement, to make sure our many newer Members have opportunities and invitations to enjoy SDYC fully. This is a great opportunity for long term Members as well. I indicated that from time to time I would highlight examples of Membership Engagement, in hopes this would stimulate additional ideas and activities. This month I would like to highlight the 3 Roundtables the Junior Activities Committee hosted last summer. As last year’s Junior Activities Committee Co-Chair Steve Harris (with wife Tama) outlined, “The concept was to welcome new parents to Junior Sailing (and the Club), and to educate them about the wide variety of sailing opportunities available for kids”. The first Roundtable was broadly-based and introductory for new parents, the second covered high school sailing, and the third provided insights into college and Olympic sailing. This successful program will be carried forward in 2015 by new JAC Co-Chairs Tom and Marcy Holthus with additional ideas to increase the reach and introduce new topics designed to make junior sailing less mysterious and even more vibrant. General Manager Terry Anglin has done a fine job assembling and leading our friendly and dedicated staff. Some are familiar to all, and some are not in front line service positions and are less well known, but they are all important to making the Club such a great place to be. Each quarter Terry’s Management Team selects an Employee of the Quarter, and annually an Employee of the Year. I would like to extend my congratulations to our 2014 Employee of the Year, Dining Room Server Maura McCarthy. Please give her a cheer of congratulations when you see her and also the other Employees of the Quarter in 2014; Waterfront Office Administrator Miranda Valenzuela, Baker/Prep Chef Manuel Rangel, and Night Pantry Cook Gabby Diaz, who has been with SDYC for over 30 years! Good Times,

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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 80 • Issue 2 Board of Directors Commodore John Laun Vice Commodore Doulgas C. Werner Rear Commodore John A. Reiter Jr. Staff Commodore Charles C. Sinks Directors Jerelyn W. Biehl Michael J. Dorgan Brian D. Thomas Michael A. Morton, Jr. Jeffrey N. Tadder

1 From the Commodore 3 In General 4-5 Membership

IN THE SPOTLIGHT 6 7 8-9

First Annual SDYC Family Fun Regatta California Dreamin’ Match Race Stop #1 - SDYC New Year’s Eve 2015

CLUB NEWS

General Manager Terry Anglin

10-11 Opening Day Announcements 12 SDYC Library’s Featured books - February 2015 13 Women’s Events 14 Valentine’s Day Dinner Announcement 15 Bridgedeckers/Monday Night Bridge

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

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

ON THE RACE COURSE 16-17 2015 Harold Adams Team Classic

FLEETS, ETC. 18 J70’s/Cycling 19 Tennis 20 Angler’s/A Word from our Surfin’ Chef 21 Angler’s Award Ceremony Announcement 22 Cruising Fleet 23 PC Fleet 24 Buffalo Beach 25 Model Yachts 26 Juniors Invitational Regatta 27 Farewell, Barry Ault

MISCELLANEOUS 28 Calendars 29 Classifieds/Impound List

Front Cover:

Back Cover:

Volume 80, Issue 2 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 ©2015. All rights reserved.

Photo by Gary McCarthy Photo by Karen Butler


IN GENERAL

THE DARREN & TERRY SHOW February 19, 2015

6:30pm

For February, the boys are headed to Sonoma and reaching out to Fritz Winery. We will be pairing Darren’s great food with the Fritz Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wines are very fruit forward with the SB offering flavors of peach and green apple; the Chardonnay, apricots and dried fruit; and the Pinot Noir’s palate boasts bing cherries and plum. Reservations required, please reserve early - $50++ per person

GREETINGS FROM THE CLUB GENERAL MANAGER - TERRY ANGLIN, CCM CCE

In

February, please plan on the section of Anchorage Lane that runs in front of the clubhouse to be closed for a period of two weeks. We will send out e-blasts well in advance once we have the exact dates. Vehicular and pedestrian access to the club will be moved to the gate located to the North side of the property adjacent to the Maintenance Building. Once completed, our members can enjoy a newly refurbished Anchorage Lane. There a few social events for the month I wish to mention. First, the Valentine’s Day Dinner will actually be

on a Saturday and on Valentine’s Day - it seems like a long time since this occurred. The following Saturday, the club features the “Rat Pack” sounds of Paul Elia. If you close your eyes, you would swear that you have Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis reliving their Vegas days. I encourage you to come out and hear this talented singer. Lastly, don’t forget the Darren and Terry Show on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 pm. We are also unveiling a new member enhancement idea. On Thursday, February 12, the club is hosting a New Member Mixer. Come out and meet the club’s

new members and rekindle some old friendships. Light hors d’oeuvres and a no host bar will be available. No reservations needed. As I write this article, the Etchells fence project is slated to begin on Thursday, January 15 and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience the construction may cause but we will be rewarded with a stronger and more attractive boundary upon its conclusion. Have a great February. Baseball season is just around the corner!

Please join us in congratulating Maura McCarthy as the SDYC Employee of the Year for 2015 Maura has been with the club as a server in the dining room for 7 years and always has a smile and a quick wit. She always speaks of the SDYC team as a family and her attitude and performance day in and day out reflect this. Maura is a live music nut and she and her husband, Mark, to whom she has been married 10 years, can be found rockin away at Humphrey’s in the summer. Please also congratulate the 3 Employees of the Quarter; Miranda Venezuela, Waterfront Administration; Manuel Rangel, Banquet Prep Chef; and Gabby Diaz, Pantry Chef. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS VIRGINIA BEURGER – FLAG

MARGO DAVIS – FLAG

“We are planning to spend our retirement in San Diego and would like to return to cruising. Membership in the San Diego Yacht Club and joining the cruising fleet would help us adjust to ocean sailing from the heavy air sailing of Lake Michigan while enjoying some fine companionship.”

“I am from a sailing world of the north shore of Long Island, NY. I miss being in the sailing world and would love to be involved in this environment once again. The San Diego Yacht Club is a world class beautiful facility - a wonderful setting to experience sailing social interaction, fine dining and fun activities. Overall a comfortable, stimulating atmosphere. It would be like coming home.”

TOM NIELSEN – FLAG

LAURENCE SIMMONS – PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE

“My wife and I are at the time in our life when our kids are out of the home and we are pursuing common interests that the two of us can enjoy time together doing. Being on, in, and around the water is first on that list, and enjoying our hobby with friends and neighbors who enjoy the same activities seems like a great way to do so.”

EDUARDO SANZ – JUNIOR FLAG

“I want to be able to sail as much as possible since one of the reasons I moved here is for sailing. It has been my favorite sport since I can remember and I want to get involved in as many races as possible and also practice when there are no races. Becoming a member will allow me to do this and become a better sailor and meet other sailors who I can compete with and against.”

“Reasons for wanting to become a member are getting to know other members that enjoy yachting, using the facilities and ultimately keeping my boat at SDYC.”

JUSTIN CLAPPER – JUNIOR FLAG

“Joining SDYC will allow me to make new friends with people who share my boating interests and provide opportunities for exposure to other sporting and social activities. I see membership as a way to widen and enrich my life. With my background in seamanship and navigation, I would like to volunteer with any youth sailing programs or work with anyone interested in learning more about navigating at sea or the Navy.”

JONATHON BUDD – JUNIOR FLAG

“I thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to sail and race in college and I would like to continue to improve my skills as a sailor. Additionally I believe the Yacht Club provides a great community and it would give me the opportunity to continue my other hobbies including tennis, cycling, and scuba diving.”

Last

Call

Virginia “Kirk” Butler – Life Widow 190 TRANSFERS PROVISIONAL TO FLAG Pamela Ganong

JUNIOR FLAG TO FLAG Michael Chalker

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William Hutchison – Flag 657 John Beyster – Flag 677 Barry Ault – Life 510 Bud Lahitte – Life 106 Ivarene Bateman – Life Widow 101 (Our eldest member, at the age of 110)


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 Daran Osborne (Susan) Engineer, San Diego Fire/Rescue Dept Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Chris Brannen 2nd Sponsor: Steve Allman Britton Buss Mother Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Joseph Holasek 2nd Sponsor: Charlie Mann Christian Curry (Nancy) Attorney, Law Office of Christian A.M. Curry Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Michael Duffy 2nd Sponsor: Kai Scharnweber

James Ingerbritsen (Laura) Managing Partner, Parallel Capital Partners Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Todd Struyk 2nd Sponsor: Rick McElvain Kenneth Graulich (Megan) Vice President, ProSearch Strategies Inc. Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Frank Godinez 2nd Sponsor: Willie Alegre JUNIOR FLAG Margaret Ehman Product Marketing Specialist, OIM Squared Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: John Burnham 2nd Sponsor: Jim Nicholas

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

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 Lee Hope Steve Malowney Bill Dubbs, Jr. Joanne O’Dea

619.972.3059 619.995-0326 619.838-6353 619.961.6921 619-347-9407

Membership Secretary Danielle Carreón

619.758.6303

New Member Mixer (It’s really for all members)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM MEET IN THE BAR Come out to the Club and meet the Club’s new members and maybe rekindle some old friendships with long term members. Light hors d’oeuvres will be offered and a no host bar available. No reservations needed. Just bring your smile. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

FIRST ANNUAL SDYC FAMILY FUN REGATTA BY JOHN REITER PHOTOS BY GARY MCCARTHY AND LESLIE REYNOLDS

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hile SDYC has always been about families, there was never a fleet available to truly host a family regatta. The J22’s provide the perfect opportunity and La Playa the perfect venue for this first ever one-day event on the Sunday before Christmas. There were 18 teams comprised of kids driving, dads trimming main, moms trimming jib, sisters cheering, and brothers replenishing beers. Everyone from Olympic champions, America’s Cup sailors, college and high school national champions and all-Americans were studded throughout the fleet. The Roberts team ably headed by matriarch Jill rose to the top of the heap with her boy Adam getting them off the starting line. The Snows came up just short in second but clearly anyone enjoying time with family on a gorgeous Sunday at SDYC was a winner. Thanks to Leslie Reynolds for driving this idea since last year’s Club Champs - and to Rick McElvain for the great fish taco feeding frenzy after racing. Make sure to dream up your team (family members only) and make it out for this annual event!

History is made in the Etchells Fleet This photo represents an historic event: both the 2014 World and North American champions are members of Fleet 13, San Diego. SDYC congratulates Bill Hardesty, USA 979 and team (Taylor Canfield, Stephanie Roble, Marcus Eagan) for winning the 2014 World Championship, and Tom Carruthers, USA 1411 and team (Chris Busch, Andrew Palfrey) for capturing the North American championship, both well-deserved victories. 6 • FEB RUA RY 2 015 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g


IN THE SPOTLIGHT CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ MATCH RACE STOP #1 - SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB BY REX CAMERON

PHOTOS BY IAN TROTTER

Over the weekend of January 10-11th, sailors from all

over California arrived to San Diego for the first stop in the California Dreaming Match Race Tour. The tour is a set of 3 regattas, the first being at SDYC, the second at Long Beach Yacht Club on February 28th-March 1st, and the final at St. Francis Yacht Club on March 21st-22nd. On the Thursday and Friday prior to the first stop here at SDYC, renowned Match Racer and “rules-guru” Dave Perry ran a clinic for most of the sailors who would sail the regatta. The Clinic featured two days of morning lectures and video covering Match Race strategy and tactics. Following this, we would rig up and get towed out in an attempt to do some drills, but unfortunately there was very little breeze. We ended up spending most of the two day clinic floating while waiting for wind. After we came back to the dock we reviewed what little video of the drills Dave had filmed from the day, and watched some videos from The World Match Race Tour. Even though the forecast for the regatta did not look good, all the teams arrived Saturday morning to SDYC and hoped for the best. Sailing the regatta we had Shane Young and Dustin Durant, each skippering a team from Long Beach Yacht Club, Shala Youngerman and myself from SDYC, Liz Baylis from SFYC, and Nicole Breault, Russ Silvestri and Antoine Screve who each had a team from St. Francis YC. After a morning briefing, we all rigged up the J/22’s and were towed down the bay arriving alongside The Star of India, where Race Committee anchored and waited for breeze. After a while, Race Committee decided to move the race area to the channel adjacent to the Coronado Bridge and we were able get two flights of races off. Unfortunately

the breeze shut down, and Race Committee decided to tow us to Coronado YC and we would keep the J/22’s at their docks overnight. Horrible weather of fog, light rain, and heavy clouds greeted the sailors Sunday morning. Meeting at SDYC, we all rode on the umpire boats and Race Committee boats down to Coronado YC and it was there that we waited for the breeze to fill. While we waited in the warm and cozy bar area of Coronado Yacht Club, we shared stories amongst ourselves of recent holiday festivities and travels, and watched the Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Football Game. Around noon, Race Committee decided to cast off the dock and try to get some races off. So the umpire boats, mark sets boats, and Race Committee towed us out to the vicinity of The Star on India. When we arrived, it did not look promising. So us sailors agreed to cancel racing for the day and we all got towed back to SDYC. It was there we cleaned up, enjoyed some beers, and watched more football. Overall, the light rain on Sunday and and light wind on Saturday made for a memorable first stop in the California Dreaming Match Race Tour. A big Thank You goes out to Dave Perry for running the Clinic, The J/22 Committee at SDYC, PRO Summer Greene, Karen Butler, Ian Trotter, and Kris Zillman. Also, a big Thank You to Coronado Yacht Club who graciously hosted all us wet sailors and umpires at their club Sunday morning while we waited for the sky to clear and the breeze to fill.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Photo s by Jaime Murray www.JaimeMurrayPhotography.com

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Photo s by Jaime Murray www.JaimeMurrayPhotography.com

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CLUB NEWS

THE COMMODORE’S ONE HUNDRED THIRTIETH OPENING DAY DINNER DANCE San Diego Yacht Club Commodore John & Susan Laun cordially invite you to attend on

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6:30pm The Commodore’s Dinner Dance is an important tradition, celebrating the Corinthian spirit of Opening Day activities with good friends, good food and good entertainment Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at 6:30pm Dinner at 7:30pm - seating is limited Reservations by April 11, 2015 Reserve online at www.sdyc.org/openingday 48 hour firm cancellation policy

OPENING DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 DRESS YACHTS 0900 YACHT INSPECTIONS 1200 OPENING DAY RACE 1830- COMMODORE’S DINNER DANCE 2330 (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

0900 0900 0900 1230 1330 1330 1500

JUNIOR INSPECTION SUNDAY BRUNCH BEST DRESSED DOCK CONTEST

OPENING DAY CEREMONY YACHT HOSPITALITY JUNIOR EXHIBITION REGATTA LIVE MUSIC

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CLUB NEWS OPENING DAY 2015 BEST DRESSED DOCK CONTEST Sunday, April 19th, 2015 Commodore John Laun requests that all SDYC Members with vessels docked at the Club to “Dress Ship” on Opening Day, Sunday April 19th. As an incentive, the winning dock will win a prize. Dig out your old signal flags or buy a new set but be sure they are flying high on Opening Day. Dressed vessels on each dock will be counted Sunday morning 0900, the prize will be awarded during the ceremony.

OPENING DAY 2015 YACHT INSPECTION & YACHT HOSPITALITY INFOMRATION Saturday, April 18th, 2015 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!). Yacht Inspection Award Categories Best Maintained Power Best Mainwtained 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 (boat, not 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. The Yacht Club will provide snacks and beverages to help entertain and refresh your guests. For complete details, go to www.sdyc.org/openingday. Yacht inspection application will run in the March Mainsheet. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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CLUB NEWS SDYC Library’s Monthly Featured Books: February 2015

and eventually co-owning Point Loma Sportfishing. Read about the remarkable life and career of the man behind the Royal Polaris, Royal Star, American Angler and Spirit of Adventure.

By Dominique the Dominique Langerman By Langerman and and Archer Sagman, SDYC Library Committee Archer Sagman, SDYC Library Committee Our library is brimming with new titles, and some classic favorites, too. Stop by the library during library hours or anytime to find out more about our offerings. A full listing of titles can be found on the SDYC Library website at http://www.sdyc.org/facilities/library. Questions? Email us at library@sdyc.org. Adventure: Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Ract by Rob Mundle. On Boxing Day (December 26) in 1998, 115 boats set off to race the Sydney-Hobart Race, a 630 nautical mile race held annually off the Australian Coast. Rob Mundle, an Australian Journalist who had covered the race for decades, chronicles the unexpected and freakish storm that would lead to the worst disaster in the races history, including near-impossible rescues and the loss of several men. Learn the story of how this tragedy unfolded, as Mundle writes of the devastating race that he knew and loved. Includes photos and maps.

Cruising: The Basics of Boat Travel with Your Cat or Dog by Diana Jessie. Tired of leaving Fido at home when you’re heading out with the family for a cruise? The Basics of Boat Travel with Your Cat or Dog shows you all of the best tips for boating with your pet. From pet safety and first aid to potty practices and boat access for pets, this book covers every detail you need to know. There’s even a section on cruising to foreign countries with your pet. Obedience and kennel training on boats are covered, too!

fascinating boats around. Virginia L. Thorndike, author of Maine Lobsterboating and Windjammer Watching from the Coast of Maine, shares details of these remarkable vessels, and stories of their adventures. Learn about tugboats in industry, tugboats helping to aid those in need, and classic tugboat restoration. Learn everything there is to know about what makes these boats to captivating to others.

About the SDYC Library….. The SDYC Library is the largest nautical library on the West Coast! Located upstairs in the SDYC Clubhouse, the library houses thousands of nautical titles in over 16 categories including History, Yacht Design, Seamanship, Racing, Cooking, Cruising, Oceanography and Fishing, Novels, Navigation, Volumes, Navel, Reference, Charts, A/V, Adventure and Arts. Books can be checked out anytime! Books for return or donation can be left at the front desk.

Biography: Fish or Cut Bait – The Remarkable Live and Legacy of Captain Bill Poole by Chuck Garrison. Known as the “Pioneer of San Diego Sportfishing,” Bill Poole is a legend. Spanning over sixty years, Bill Poole’s career in sportfishing covered everything from building commercial fishing boats to running trips,

Library hours: Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm

History: On Tugboats – Stories of Work and Life Abroad by Virginia L. Thorndike. Tugboats are undoubtedly one the most

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For more information on the SDYC Library, please visit http://www.sdyc.org/facilities/libr ary, or contact library@sdyc.org


CLUB NEWS

SDYC Womens Events February 2

March 11

Balboa Park Centennial Celebration

Susan Laun, VP Qualcomm Ladies Night Out

11:30 - 1:00pm

$16 inclusive

6:00 - 8:30pm $24 inclusive

2015 Calendar Feb 4 Balboa Park Centennial Celebration Mar 11 Susan Laun, VP Qualcomm, Ladies Night Out May 13 Love the Pearls! Ladies Night Out

June 3 SD Zoo Centennial Celebration Sept 9 Chico’s Fashion Show Oct 7 Floral Presentation with Penn, Flowers of Point Loma Nov 11 Champagne Tasting with Terry - Ladies Night Out

Sign up for all events at: sdyc.org/groups/womens_events/womens_events/ or call (619) 221-8400

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CLUB NEWS

Valentine’s Dinner Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM

High Society Jazz Trio to Provide Entertainment

First Course Choice of Couple’s Shared Appetizer

Baked Seafood Pie Caramelized Leek Cream Or

Wild Mushroom Risotto Shaved Pecorino, Fresh Thyme

Second Course Lobster Bisque Grilled Rustic Bread, Potato Puree Or

Corinthian Salad

Belgium Endive, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Balsamic-Truffle Oil Vinaigrette

Third Course Petite Filet and Lobster Tail /55 Truffle Mac & Cheese, Trio of Baby Vegetables

Potato-Wrapped Scottish Salmon /40 Braised Winter Greens and Citrus Herb Jus

Stuffed Free-Range Chicken /32 Cambozola Filling, Pecan Crust, Sweet Potato Trio Hash and Baby Vegetables

Oven-Roasted New Zealand Rack of Lamb /40 Panko-Rosemary-Dijon Crust, Shallot Port Wine Demi, Baby Vegetables

Fourth Course Chef’s Sweetheart Shared Dessert Entrée price includes all four courses. Reservations are required. A 48-Hour 100% Charge Cancellation Policy Will Be in Effect. Please Call 619-221-8400 for Reservations. A limited dinner menu will be provided in the Bar

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CLUB NEWS

BRIDGEDECKERS BY DEEGEE FARRELL

The holidays are over and we all survived! I

Monday Evening Bridge Feb. 9, 6:30pm

This is a relaxed, lively and fun game, open to all members and guests. Upcoming dates February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11. To reserve your seat, RSVP by Feb. 9 to Stan Nadel or Cecilia Carrick at 619-222-2254 or smnadel@cox.net

Calling all Junior Flag Members! Make sure you don’t miss out on the fun this year. “Like” San Diego Yacht Club Junior Flags on Facebook and join the email list at www.sdyc.org/jrflags to get all event invites and updates! Junior Flag Committee

www.facebook.com/SDYCJrFlag www.sdyc.org/jrflags

hope each one of you had good times shared with family and friends. The New Year is already upon us but 2014 had some great memories. Here at the Club my memories included Arturo in a tuxedo, the Yacht Club looking fabulous all dressed up for Christmas, and then a quick change over for New Year’s Eve. I especially loved the nautical rope and sea stars winding up the Club’s banisters. Great look! A big thank you goes to Jane Baldwin for being our Hostess for the month of December. She organized all the players each Thursday and kept track of all the winners for the month. Jane drives down from Carlsbad each Thursday to play bridge with us. She is a great player and a tough opponent. Jane, we appreciate all your energy and efforts. Kudos by the basketful goes to our Chairman, Jeanne Lynch who takes on the enormous job of coordinating our Christmas party each December. Jeanne spends a solid week baking cookies and making candies to eat that day or take home in our “goodie bags”. Jeanne also transformed the La Playa room into a Christmas fairyland. We had color coordinated tablecloths and napkins, stuffed Christmas animals as centerpieces, and a whole side table of homemade treats. We so appreciate all of her efforts. Thank you also to the other Bridgedeckers ladies who baked or brought more goodies to our event. I believe that we had enough dessert to sink a sailboat. We play bridge every Thursday from 10 AM until 2:30 with lunch at noon. The Hostess for the month of February is Rita Moller. If you would like to play bridge with us in February call Rita at (619) 226-1772. Winners for the December Christmas Round Robin were: 1st Jane Baldwin 2nd Nancy Peckham 3rd Jane Kenny and 4th Doris Ellsworth. The Booby prize went to Jo Lancaster. Winners for the month of December were: *Jane Baldwin, *Doris Ellsworth, Jane Kenny, *Nancy Knight (guest), Jeanne Lynch, Rita Moller, Nancy Peckham, and D’Neane Wilkinson. We send Get Well wishes to Brett Alford. *Denote first place

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ON THE RACE COURSE

2015 HAROLD ADAMS TEAM RACE CLASSIC BY STEVE HARRIS

PHOTOS BY TAMA PACK-HARRIS

The 2015 Harold Adams Team Race Classic is now in

the record books! This is a fantastic regatta highlighting the top junior talent from Southern California. The fun factor was high with lots of fast paced action highlighting boat handling, quick tactical decision making, and a keen understanding of the rules. 12 teams entered the regatta this year representing High Schools and Yacht Clubs throughout Southern California. Each team consists of 3 boats with 2

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sailors per boat, plus coaches and spectators. That adds up to a large group of sailors and spectators hanging out on the Junior Dock making new friends and watching the action. The Race Committee did a fantastic job completing 66 races on Sunday in light and shifty conditions. On Monday the breeze filled in around noon and conditions were ideal for RC to complete another 60 races. Special thanks go to our expert RC team lead by John Fretwell for hosting a first class event. Congratulations to all the teams that participated and we are look forward to next year! 2015 Results 1. Team Newport Harbor High School Blue 2. Point Loma High School Gold 3. Point Loma High School Maroon


ON THE RACE COURSE RACE RESULTS COURTESY OF THE SAILING OFFICE December One Design Weekend, Dec. 13, 2014 Etchells: Camet Racing, Alex Camet J/105: J-OK, Stewart Cannon Family Fun Regatta, Dec. 21, 2014 First Place: Adam Roberts Second Place: Chris Snow Third Place: Andy La Dow Jr. Invitational Regatta, Jan. 10-11 Radial: Joseph Hou, NHYC/ABYC Sabot A: Owen Schafer, CYC Sabot B: John Majernik, SDYC Sabot C1: Peter Busch, SDYC Sabot C2: Mackenzie Harris, SDYC Sabot C3: Marcus Hall, SDYC Senior: Scott Finkboner, MBYC Upcoming Events February 6-8: Snipe Districts February 7-8: Brown Star Clinic February 7: SSSS Saturday Race February 14-15: One Design Weekend February 21-22: SCYA Midwinters March 1: Bud Caldwell Fun Sail March 4-7: Farr 40 Midwinters March 6-7: Islands Race March 8: Lehman Daylight Savings Race March 13-15: Sperry Top-Sider NOOD

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FLEETS, ETC.

J/70

BY DAVID VIEREGG

PHOTOS BY BRONNY DANIELS

As your new fleet captain I wanted to

start off by thanking Karl Pomeroy for taking the lead in our infancy as a class and fleet. As we “stormed and formed” Karl lead us through the growing pains, newness and laid the foundation for our future. Thanks Karl, great work! Below is our schedule for the next couple of months and links to our local fleet Facebook page, the NAs Facebook page and the J/70 NAs website. Please use these sites as sources of information and communication as well. We have an exciting year planned, including the J/70 North American Championships to be held for the first time on the West Coast in September at SDYC. Our first event will be the Midwinters to be held at Coronado Yacht Club on February 21-22. Registration is open.

Our fleet is lucky to have 2 members on the Class board, Craig Tallman and Scott Deardorff, thanks guys for your efforts and having our backs. And thanks to Bennett Greenwald and Sean O’Keefe for their service in 2014. We have a few Fleet 4 members sailing back east this winter in various

events; good luck guys, represent us well - Bruce Golison in Tampa, Bennett Greenwald, Eric Kownacki, Dave Ullman, Rich Bergman, and Craig Tallman in Key West. I would like to have an “owners” meeting on Sunday morning at 8:00am at CorYC during Midwinters to discuss

our schedule and other topics. Please email me with anything you would like to discuss. I will put together a roster of J/70 Fleet 4 members by the Midwinters. The next 4 events are: February 21-22 - Midwinters, Coronado Yacht Club, SouthBay San Diego March 13-15 - San Diego NOOD, CorYC, Southbay San Diego April 11-One Design races SDYC, Coronado Roads May 1-3 - SDYC Yachting Cup We have been contacted by Ahmanson Cup for August (potential tune up for NAs) and High Sierra, they are hoping for water. Let’s discuss at the owners meeting at Midwinters. Please email me with any questions or feedback, see you at Midwinters. facebook.com/70fleet4?ref=bookmarks facebook.com/j70nac2015 www.j70nac.com/

TENNIS BY TINA WILLMORE

PHOTOS BY NIZA BROWN

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appy Valentines Day! Our big Valentines Day Tournament is set for February 14th. It will be a coed tournament and structured so everyone will get to play lots of tennis. Dan and Becca Ramsey are the hosts with the most. There will be food, drinks, prizes, and a couple surprise players ready to hit. If you don’t have a partner, you can just show up and we can match you up with someone. The weather should be perfect and you do not want to miss this one! Thanks to Tracy and Marcy for cocaptaining this years Tennis Fleet. We need some volunteers for our activities. You can e-mail Tracy at aceytracy@gmail. com, Marcy at mavans111@yahoo.com, or myself at keithdanon@yahoo.com and we can tell you how you can help. The Tennis Fleet is a group effort and needs your support to continue our

great programs throughout the year. The Tennis Fleet had a great showing at the Club Sailing Championships in January. Kudos to our Fleet Sailors who represented us well. We had good wind and a great competition. Wednesday night tennis continues and we are getting some new faces on the courts. An excellent combination of tennis and social time. Tuesdays and Thursdays lessons are at 9:00 a.m. for the adults and 4:30 p.m. for the kids. Let’s talk about our pro Rudy Rodriguez. Rudy continues to instruct and improve our games every month. Rudy was born in Guadalajara, Mexico where he began his career at age five. As a junior he was ranked as high as #1 in both singles and doubles. He played

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at COD and became the #1 player in California. After graduating from USD in 2000 he instructed clients that included the Kennedy Family, Steven Spielberg, Alec Baldwin, and Christie Brinkley. I applied for the job as ball boy for Christie Brinkley, but was turned down. Rudy was also a training partner for Justin Henin and Maria Sharapova. I applied as a ball boy for Maria, but Rudy must have lost my resume. Even the Club Champion can’t get a break. Rudy does a phenomenal job so please come out on Tuesdays and Thursdays and join in the fun. See you on the courts!


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CYCLING FLEET BY TINA WILLMORE PHOTOS BY KIRSTEN STAHL

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appy New Years to everyone! Thank you all who came out to our Xmas Ride around the Bay - we had about 55 Santas and Elves ready for the Holidays. Everyone had an opportunity to dress up this year and a “few” people come dressed to the nines in holiday apparel…Dr. Dave Ryan, Jon Dennis, Jack & Cheryl Salerno won the prizes for the best dressed. Don’t worry those of you that missed out; you will have another opportunity next year. We will be doing other rides and hope that you all can join us again. See you on the road.

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ANGLERS BY BROCK GUENTNER

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ttention July 4th Kid’s Dock Tournament Winners….Please join the Angler’s Group on February 27th for our annual fishing competition awards ceremony. The winner’s announcement is posted in the Anglers display case in the lobby. This past 2014 fishing season was spectacular with the angling fleet recording more than 30 significant catches for the annual competition. Impressive catches include a 31lb Halibut, Yellowtail, a 50lb White Sea Bass, Yellow and Bluefin Tuna, a 12lb Bonita, 8lb barracuda and a 30lb Dorado. Although no Marlin were caught by Angler’s members and recorded for the competition, SDYC members did catch and release several Marlin as well. The first Angler to release a Marlin captures the honor of displaying the “Bill Carey” released Marlin flag for the season. The Angler’s fleet perpetual trophies

Right to left are Robert Roulette, Buz Guentner, Warren Murry and Sylvan Baranov

are a part of SDYC history displayed upstairs and each has a story to tell. Each year anglers strive for the coveted first gamefish of the season and the honor of receiving the Kenneth Baker Trophy for flag members, and the Don Waggoner Trophy for the first junior gamefish of the season. Outstanding service, bringing values

of conservation and angling to SDYC members and their families, is recognized each year with the Robert S. Roulette Memorial Trophy. This trophy brings back memories for many and is a testament to the values of the Angler’s fleet. Robert “Bob” Roulette and his family have been members at SDYC, to me ‘forever’. Bob was an enthusiastic and compassionate man and taught my father and many other anglers how to Marlin fish the waters around Southern California. Although he lost his life in the early 1970’s, his dedication to the sport and conservation values lives on today. SDYC Anglers please join us February 27 to congratulate this year’s winners. 6:30 upstairs in the Commodore’s room. The Yellowtail are biting at the Airplane Hole…. so who will get first gamefish of 2015? Will it be you? Tight Lines… Upcoming Events: June 28 Kids Fishing Day June 20 Intra Club Bay Fishing Tournament

A WORD FROM OUR SURFIN’ CHEF BY DARREN DENNY

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s I write this it is almost 4 years to the day that I started as your new Chef. Needless to say it has been an adventure! The club is like a machine that never stops. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to the SDYC Membership and to our General Manager Terry Anglin for the opportunity to serve you, your family, friends and guests. It is a great honor, and a pleasure 99% of the time to do what I do! I began my career as a dishwasher when I was 13 years old with no culinary school background and have worked my way through many positions in many kitchens on the way to becoming the Executive Chef of one of the finest

clubs in the world. I am proud to be a part of the history of a club that has been in San Diego since 1886. It is an honor to witness the “culture” of SDYC (as Staff Commodore Sinks always refers to), The America’s Cup, the world class and Olympic sailors raised here, all the photos of past Commodores, the trophies in the entrance, I can go on and on!

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We have made many vital and positive changes over the past few years, but we are not done. As a professional, I believe the Food and Beverage operation is a constant evolution that we keep tweaking to better our club, ourselves, and most importantly, give the Members what they want. (Feedback good or bad - is always welcome) It is with a grateful humble heart that I say thank you from me and my beautiful family for accepting us at SDYC! Love and Gods’ Blessings to one and all. - Your Surfin Executive Chef


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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 TODD BLOOM

Four months and 2250 miles in a 30’ boat ...really? Sandy asked Dale if they could trailer the boat themselves and the quest began. On February 17th our dinner speaker will be our own Dale Bingham. Please join the Binghams as they describe their adventure through rivers, canals, and lakes in the US and Canada, transiting Great Lakes, The Saint Lawrence Seaway and a world heritage canal (among many others). Starting on the eastern end of the Erie Canal, they traveled west to the Canadian North Channel, north as far as the highest elevation that one can navigate to on waters in the Americas and eventually back south to Lock 1 on the Hudson River (Erie Canal). They encountered Canadians from the area who said “you can’t do that can you?” They’ll discuss planning, preparation and provisioning, but more importantly tell you about the people, places and their

experiences that made this a trip of a lifetime. 24 of our members will be going on the Baja Whale Safari to Scammon’s Lagoon and San Ignacio (birthplace of the California grey whales). We depart on February 20th and will enjoy 6 days and 5 nights on an overland safari. Along the way, we’ll pass through the Valle de los Cirios, one of Mexico’s largest nature preserves. It is a 120 mile long costal region that is home to pristine reef systems, coastal wetlands, extensive sand dunes, rocky headlands, valleys forested with Boojum trees, Cardon cactus, elephant trees and other unique desert flora. Once we arrive at the border of North and South Baja, we’ll board pangas for trips out to view and pet the grey whales and their calves. We will return on February 25th. If you are like many of us, making New Year’s resolutions to use your boat more may be one of your goals for 2015. Join the Cruising Fleet on their annual trip to Coronado on February 27-March 1. Details are still forming

but we are planning the following: Friday - A walking tour of Coronado followed by a cocktail potluck at CYC Saturday - lawn bowling session at Coronado Lawn Bowling Club and a light supper at a local establishment. Sunday - breakfast followed by breakup and return to SDYC. The Cruising Fleet is a great, active

group of power and sail cruisers that get together for a wide variety of cruising activities, dinners and happy hours. We welcome new members, including non-boat owners. Check out our website or contact Membership Chair, Kelly Dahill, at kellydahill@cox. net for more information.

SDYC KNITTERS SDYC Knitters meets every Monday in the Members’ Lounge from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. We welcome beginners to expert knitters. If you have any questions, please contact Darin Hayden - darinhayden@ gmail.com or call 619-964-1842

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PC BY JIM OBERG, PC #11 FIRST FIDDLE

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e are off and running! Our fleet was represented in the New Years Day race with the following boats: 1st place PC #31, Tom Hurlburt and wife Nancy, and Mark Reynolds and wife DeAnn (Skipper) 2nd Place PC #14, Geves Kinney, George Lindley, Gary Gould, & Charles Didham 3rd place PC #11, Jim Oberg, John Driscoll, Chuck Driscoll, & (8) year old Grandson Blake Lilley 4th Place PC #42, Heather, Maddy, & Steve Brownsea, and Molly Cadranell, (Skipper). The conditions were a little light and fluky to begin with, but the wind did fill in which made it a good day of sailing and a beautiful day to start the New Year.

Our fleet has a very active racing /sailing schedule this year., including the monthly SDYC One Design Weekend Races, and the Ancient Mariners Races and Regattas. Also, Coronado Yacht Club has invited our fleet to participate in the two day Coronado Small Boat Regatta in South Bay. The Inaugural Bud Caldwell Fun Sail will happen four times during the year, with the first sail taking place on March 1st. The event is just what Bud and M.J. would love - just going for a sail around the yacht basin and venturing out to the end of the Point and return. Each of the four fun sails will have a little different excursion which will

be determined on the dock before departing. These fun sails will begin with the boats departing around noon, mingle around the yacht basin then head on. Upon returning there will be a gathering on PC Row, with snacks and drinks, and of course sea stories. If anyone is interested in crewing and experiencing the beauty of the PC, and/or becoming a PC owner, please contact myself, or any other member of our fleet.

Balvenie

Scotch & Cigar Tasting Thursday, March 5, 6:00 P.M. Balvenie Ambassador, and Scottsman, Lorne Cousin, will taste members on the Balvenie12 Year, 14 Year Caribbean Cask, and the 17 Year. Light Hors d’Oeuvres will be paired with each scotch and cigars will be provided. $29.95++/person Please RSVP at 619.221.8400 • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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WHAT’S COOKING AT BUFFALO BEACH BY LESLEY HUNTLEY

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ith the holidays behind us and the New Year ushered in, our thoughts naturally turn to planning summer vacation! And what better place to spend your summer vacation than Buffalo Beach? Our family has had so many unforgettable times at this magical spot. Building sandcastles on the beach, hiking to the airport and forgetting how far it is, relaxing on Pat’s Patio enjoying the breathtaking views, kayaking, sailing, and just relaxing like you are on an island a million miles away from real life. Well, it’s only 86 miles from San Diego, but you get the idea. And getting your favorite families together and planning the trip is all part of the fun. One of the most important aspects of the planning is the menu. What and how will we feed everybody?! If this is your first trip to Buffalo Beach and you aren’t sure how to tackle this challenge, here’s what we do. When our group goes, each family plans a dinner and breakfast the next day. That helps

take the pressure off trying to figure out how to feed a hungry group of 20+ people every day. A dinner theme is usually chosen. One night was Cajun, complete with Hurricanes to start (and a kid-friendly version too, of course!) and jambalaya as the main course. We’ve done pizza on the grill on Italian night and a fabulous Paella for a taste of Spain. It’s so much fun to see what everyone comes up with. For breakfast the next day, it’s typically leftovers from the night before incorporated into a tasty morning meal. The goal is to use up all the food that we bring over and not have to throw much away at the end of our stay. Here’s our go-to jambalaya recipe from Emeril Lagasse. It’s a good choice for Buffalo Beach because it’s easy to make and requires just one pot. Serve with a salad and crusty French bread. We bring our favorite spices with us and buy everything else at the Vons in Avalon.

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Cajun Jambalaya (4 servings) 12 medium Shrimp, peeled & deveined, chopped 8 ounces Chicken, diced 1 T Creole Seasoning 2 T Olive Oil ¼ cup Green Bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup Celery, chopped 2 T Garlic, chopped ½ cup tomatoes, chopped 3 Bay leaves 1 t hot sauce ¾ cup Rice 1 ½ pints Chicken Stock 5 ounces Andouille Sausage sliced Salt and pepper to taste In a bowl combine shrimp, chicken and Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well. In a large saucepan heat olive oil over high heat and add the onion, pepper and celery, sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, hot sauce. Stir in rice and slowly add broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook until rice absorbs liquid and becomes tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. When rice is tender add shrimp and chicken mixture and sausage. Cook until meat is done, about 10 minutes more. Season with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning. Enjoy!


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MODEL YACHT FLEET BY DAVID RYAN PHOTOS BY JOANNE O’DEA

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ver notice how some of our hopes and visions seem to fall effortlessly into our laps, as if we had one of those red, Staples “that was easy” buttons at our disposal? While it’s my experience that those achievements are a distinct minority, most results seem to come through focus, tenacity, leadership and good ol’ hard work. Well that’s exactly what seems to be happening with the Model Yacht fleet. Since 2001, through the strong efforts of many and consistent, stable leadership from a few core members, we appear poised to reap the “fruits” of our labor by taking the fleet to the next level. Exploding out of the “blocks” the day after Christmas, we splashed 18

Boxing Day Regatta 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Skip Malthaner 16 pts. David Ryan 18 Danny North 28 John Rudderham 32 Dick Denzler 35

Winter Series I 1) Bill Hardesty 2) Skip Malthaner 3) Larry Adams 4) Dick Denzler 5) Sandy Purdon

21 pts. 26 26 32 35

boats, christening the 2015 racing season with enthusiasm for our annual Boxing Day regatta. Just nine days later, multiple World Etchells Champion, Bill Hardesty, showed us how it’s done by winning the first (of three) Winter Series regattas, over a strong fleet of 14 boats. If these two regattas are a reflection of things to come this year, it’s going to be the strongest racing season yet! However, all of this optimism for a terrific year ahead is tempered by the sad loss of one of our own. Long time model yacht fleet member and

Etchells skipper, Barry Ault, passed on in December. We will all miss Barry’s competitive spirit and enthusiasm, and our thought and prayers are with Sally and the rest of his family. Fair winds, Barry. It won’t be the same out there without his purple and white #1545. It’s not too late to jump into the fleet this year. We’re just getting started. So procure a boat and come join us! As always, complete results by event, in addition to a running high point tally, are available on the fleet website that also lists contact information on how to get involved.

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JUNIORS

JUNIOR INVITATIONAL REGATTA BY JOHN FRETWELL Photos by Steve & Tama Harris, Emi Hatter, Don Bedford, Julian Busch, and Bruno Mello

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by the Junior Board, the Junior Invitational Regatta is one of SDYC’s strongest and longest-running traditions. While the 2015 edition may not go on the books as the most exciting ever, Junior Commodore Jesse McKnight and his team did an excellent job working with some patently atypical conditions, getting just enough racing achieved to comprise a regatta, and making sure plenty of good food and fun was on hand to complete the experience. This year’s Junior Invite saw 89 competitors, sailing in seven different divisions. While keeping the tradition of a singlehanded competition, over the past few years Senior Sabots have been added to the mix for La Playa, and more recently, Lasers and Radials on a Bay course. This year’s Senior turnout was moderate, but it’s a testament to both the Naples Sabot, and our sport in general, that sailors of all ages can enjoy racing together. In fact, this year Seniors and Jr. B Fleeters shared a start! Saturdays’ conditions were tough, but also the best we’d see. With breeze below 5kts virtually all day, and from a tricky SSW direction, few would say the

racing was pretty. Luckily, the regatta’s split schedule put only half the racers on the water at a time, keeping some lanes open in the light stuff. Only one race was abandoned, and all fleets sailed at least two races to secure the event. Despite the arrival of a front overnight, and a forecast of some useful southerly breeze, conditions on Sunday could only be described as “still.” Not just calm; still. And then it started to rain. But remained, still. Through the scheduled morning racing, through lunch, and right on through until 2:30pm. Still. Oh well, this happens even more often in most other parts of the world, and at least we were boating in January! Congrats to top Team SDYC performers Paul Didham (Radial, 2nd), Cole Harris (Sabot A, 2nd), John Majernik (Sabot B, 1st), Peter Busch (Sabot C1, 1st), Mackenzie Harris

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(Sabot C2, 1st), Marcus Hall (Sabot C3, 1st), and Julie McPherson (Sr. Sabot, 2nd). Team SDYC fielded nine out of twenty C3s! Big thanks go out to all of our guests for keeping a great attitude, all of the many parents who make Junior Sailing work so well at the Club, and to SDYC’s catering staff who handled the weekend’s timing and weather curveballs without missing a step! We look forward to better conditions as 2015 progresses, and you can count on an amazing Summer Sailing program with registration opening mid-February. See you on the water!


IN MEMORANDUM

FAREWELL, BARRY AULT Barry Ault, aged 71 years, passed away peacefully on

Christmas morning after a very short but devastating illness. His wife of 47 years, Sally, and daughter Jessica were at his side. Barry was born at the Naval Air Station hospital in Norman, Oklahoma to Bruce and Lillian Ault. Barry grew up in Los Angeles and Arcadia where he graduated from Arcadia High School and Pasadena City College. He then moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State where he earned his Bachelors degree in Physics. While at SDSU, he met Sally Benton. They discovered a mutual interest in sailing and married right after graduation. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Barry was a brilliant computer scientist and worked in Civil Service for the Government until his first retirement. He then worked for FGM until his second retirement. Barry was a waterman. He developed a love for surfing and sailing at a very early age and took up windsurfing in the early 80’s. Barry was happiest in or on the water. He was a skilled and respected surfer. He won the US Surfing Championship in Huntington Beach in the Master’s category in 1970 and placed second in 1971. He placed first in the

senior category in Hawaii in 1980. More recently he started competing again in local contests as a member of the Sunset Cliffs Surfing Association. Barry and Sally made trips to Fiji, Costa Rica and other exotic locations in search of good waves. He was ripping the big surf at Sunset Cliffs only 5 days before his death. Barry sailed on boats big and small all over the world. He loved to compete. He raced in a number of ocean races on a variety of boats over the last 40 years. His two Transpacs were among his favorite races. Barry was a Senior Judge for US Sailing and enjoyed hearing protests and writing appeals. He loved racing his Etchells and model yacht CR914 at SDYC and windsurfing and surfing at Punta San Carlos in Baja California. He built an awesome motorhome from a school bus so the trips to Baja were done in comfort. He also spent a lot of his time working on boats… his and others. His latest project was refurbishing a sabot for his grandson Colin. Barry leaves behind his wife Sally, daughter Jessica Shughrou, her husband Steve and their son Colin, his brother Rob, sister-in-law Linda and nephews Brian and Jeremy and his cousin Tim Barry and Tim’s family. There was a paddle out in his honor at Luscomb Point and a celebration of his life was held at San Diego Yacht Club, which was attended by hundreds of his sailing friends.

Photo by Monica McGovern

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CLUB CALENDARS 2015

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SDYC Knitters

Prime Rib night SSSS Winter Series V

Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis Women's Luncheon

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Snipe Districts Deck Dining (weather permitting)

Snipe Districts Brown Star Clinic SSSS Saturday Race

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Steak Night Snipe Districts Brown Star Clinic

Monday Evening Bridge SDYC Knitters

Prime Rib Night SSSS Winter Series VI

Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis

Bridgedeckers New Member Mixer

Deck Dining

Valentine's Day Dinner Feb One Design Wknd Valentine's Tennis Mixer

(weather permitting)

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Steak Night Feb One Design Wknd

SDYC Knitters

Prime Rib Night Cruising Fleet Dinner Mtg. SSSS Winter Series VII

Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis

Bridgedeckers Darren & Terry Show

Deck Dining (weather permitting) Cruising Fleet Baja Safari

SCYA Midwinters Cruising Fleet Baja Safari SCYA Midwinters

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Steak Night SCYA Midwinters Cruising Fleet Baja Safari SCYA Midwinters

SDYC Knitters Cruising Fleet Baja Safari

Prime Rib Night Cruising Fleet Baja Safari SSSS Winter Series VIII

Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis Cruising Fleet Baja Safari

Bridgedeckers

Deck Dining (weather permitting) CF Coronado YC Cruise

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Steak Night SDYC Knitters Bud Caldwell Fun Sail Model Yacht Winter Series III

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Prime Rib night

Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis Farr 40 Midwinters

Bridgedeckers Farr 40 Midwinters Scotch & Cigar Tasting

Farr 40 Midwinters Islands Race

Farr 40 Midwinters Islands Race

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Steak Night Monday Evening Bridge Lehman Daylight Savings Race SDYC Knitters

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Steak Night SDYC Knitters Bud Caldwell Fun Sail Model Yacht Winter Series III

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28 CF Coronado YC Cruise

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Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis Farr 40 Midwinters

Bridgedeckers Farr 40 Midwinters Scotch & Cigar Tasting

Farr 40 Midwinters Islands Race

Farr 40 Midwinters Islands Race

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Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis Ladies Night Out

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Sperry Topsider NOOD

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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: Cal 28 Hull #8 Sailboat $7500, Call Roger Ryan 858-775-3387, Located at - Dock F38 FOR SALE: PIKAKE LLC, 55’ Alaskan Trawler, Twin CAT Diesel, Wood Hull, 1971, Fully Equipped, 14’ Caribe / 60 Yamaha, $225,000, I Dock, Stan Jorgensen sjorgy@cox.net 619-847-5552, John Wilks jnwilks@gmail.com 619-846-7771. FOR SALE: Kettenburg P C # 45 older restoration newer crisp Noth racing sails see at E #74 $6000 fletcher 619 275 7593 FOR SALE: 11 ½ ‘ Aquapro hard bottom inflatable dinghy w/ 15 HP Mercury two stroke engine. Myron Lyon: 619-298-6771 or cell 619-840-4440. E-mail at andrealyon@cox.net.

IMPOUND LIST As of 2015

Items are impounded when we cannot identify the owner and the item is not stored in its proper location. Items are stored in the impound yard for a period of 90 days and then either disposed of or sold at one of our impound sales throughout the year. Call 619-758-6336 to claim. 0-60 DAYS: • Rope/Line approximately 250’ • Raritan Marine water heater • 2 wooden mast holders • Bimini top with white cover • White dock steps recovered from Slip E-23 • Older blue Suzuki outboard • Blue Tarpoon 120 Wilderness Kayak • 10 Masts, approximately 40’ Recovered from • 2 Saw horses in poor condition • Steel dinghy stand 1- Design • Wrangler Radial Goodyear tire with rim • Grey SUP soft carrying bag • 1 Mast w/grey cover approximately 30’ • 17’’ black tire without rim • Black Schwinn Beach Cruiser recovered from 1- design • Mariner motor, grey outboard • Teal Beach Cruiser with front basket • Misc. spars from 10-20’ recovered from 1• Black Evinrude outboard • Black, white, red Schwinn Beach Cruiser Design • 10’ EZ loader trailer • Pink “Next” Parowan mountain bike (child) • 3 Yellow kayaks; 2 Hobie, 1 Hobie Mirage • Large white dock steps • 8’ Dhyer- Dow Dinghy • 1 blue boat cover • Grey/ black engine, 2 black mats • Pair of Wooden Cut n’ Jump Water Skis • Grey Alpine inflatable • 1 white boat seat with 2 grey seats and black • 8’ Dinghy float piping • 4 Sabots; 1 baby blue, 1 green with white • Assorted ladders stripe, 1 black, 1 white with black stripe • Assorted extension cords • 1 Grey mast tube • 1 Sietech Hand Dolly • Assorted wooden planks • Blue Bulingham dock steps • Starfish and sails

Show us your BURGEE PRIDE

Share your adventures with your friends at SDYC!

Display the San Diego Yacht Club burgee in a photo on your next trip and we will include it in a future issue of the Mainsheet. Please provide the names of people in the photo and the location. Send photos to: Mainsheet@sdyc.org

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