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Childrenâ€™s Christmas Party, December 7, 2014
Photos by Monica McGovern and Christy Radecic
FROM THE COMMODORE COMMODORE - JOHN LAUN
My first Mainsheet Commodore’s column is my best opportunity to thank Chuck and Lynn Sinks for an outstanding year in 2014. And, I believe the overflow turnout at the Annual Meeting last month was one way the membership expressed thanks also. Chuck’s enthusiasm and passion for SDYC came through in all his interactions at the Club, and especially through all his communications – email blasts, Mainsheet columns, and the many mini-speeches he had the opportunity to give at parties, events, prize-giving’s, and even Board meetings. He gave everyone a wonderful vibe and encouraged all to enjoy all the Club has to offer. His leadership contributions were also significant, but are not as easily seen outside the Board room. Too many examples to cite, but the most visible, important, and longest lasting is certainly his leadership in the 11 month long (and that was just the end game) encounter with the Port negotiating our new lease modification which extended the term, removed the hard date requirement to replace our docks, and cleared the way for our dredging project. Club members will benefit for many years to come. Thanks Lynn and Chuck for all you did to make 2014 so much fun and so important. The Club heads into 2015 in fine shape, and I am honored and pleased to be your Commodore to carry on our fine traditions. My wonderful wife Susan and I have been looking forward to making 2015 memorable and fun for a long time. I am pleased to be joined in this pursuit by a dedicated and highly qualified Board of great friends, a wonderful line-up of appointed officers, committee and event chairs, and the best cadre of member-volunteers of any club, anywhere, I am sure. We are also fortunate to have a great staff to keep the Club humming – thanks to General Manager Terry Anglin for your leadership. As we head into 2015, I would like to urge all Club members to join me in a mission, the mission of member engagement. We have a confluence of 2 significant factors at this time; 1) good vibes for all (see above, thanks Chuck), and 2) a historic group of new Club members. New members topped the 100 mark in 2014 for the first time since the America’s Cup days. And interestingly, the average age of the new members is 38, 3 to 4 years younger than recent years. Many of these new members have young families. The fact that SDYC is growing so vigorously and getting younger is important for our long-term health and it sets us apart from virtually every other club. These new members most likely have joined because of all the fine long term members’ efforts that have resulted in SDYC being such a special place – so we should all be pleased with that accomplishment. But now we must all finish – we must make sure these new members become engaged. We need to welcome them, to help them get the best for them from all our opportunities, to get them engaged in committees and groups and volunteering, to get their children involved and loving junior sailing, and so much more. So if you see someone you don’t know, please reach out. If you have an idea for a committee you are on or a group or fleet you belong to for outreach, please speak up. This is important, please help – it is always a joy to meet new members and share the fun of SDYC. I will feature ideas for membership engagement that you have thought of occasionally in this column going forward. To start it off, the idea that gave me the impetus for this whole initiative came from Leslie Reynolds. Leslie will be working with staff to have regular new member “meet and greets” – perhaps in the Clubhouse or in the Pavilion, varying over the months and seasons. These will be very informal affairs, but with nametags to facilitate introductions, and I’m sure they will be fun. Please look for announcements to come. Susan and I are looking forward to a great 2015, enjoying the Club with all of you. Share the fun,
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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 80 • Issue 1 Board of Directors Commodore John Laun Vice Commodore Doulgas C. Werner Rear Commodore John A. Reiter Jr. Staff Commodore Charles C. Sinks
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Directors Jerelyn W. Biehl Michael J. Dorgan Brian D. Thomas Michael A. Morton, Jr. Jeffrey N. Tadder
Interview with Commodore John Laun Commodore’s Roast
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General Manager Terry Anglin Mainsheet Editor: Joanne O’Dea Production: Monica McGovern Deadline: 10th of the month Mainsheet: email@example.com 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
1 From the Commodore 3 In General 4-5 Membership
Commodore’s Dinner Series Bridgedeckers/Monday Evening Bridge Operation: Holiday Helping Hand O: HHH cont./Women’s Events Library’s Monthly Featured Books New Board Member Jeff Tadder
ON THE RACE COURSE
16-17 2014 Hot Rum Races 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
18 Ed Sprague Jr. Memorial Star Regatta 19 Tennis 20 ARG 21 SSSS 22 Cruising Fllet 23 Anglers/PC 24 Buffalo Beach 25 Model Yachts 26-27 Juniors Trophy Dinner
28 Calendar 29 Classifieds/Impound List
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Volume 80, Issue 1 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 Christy Radecic Photo by Christy Radecic
THE DARREN & TERRY SHOW January 15, 2015
The boys are back in 2015 and better than ever! For January, we will feature the wines of Tamber Bey. Tamber Bey sources their fruit from both Napa and Sonoma and the juice is produced in California. On tap for the night is a Chardonnay, a red blend, a Merlot and a Sauvignon Blanc. Darren will be concocting another delicious & creatiive menu to pair with the wines. Reservations required, please reserve early - $50++ per person
GREETINGS FROM THE CLUB GENERAL MANAGER - TERRY ANGLIN, CCM CCE
We made it through the holidays culminating in the New Year’s Eve soiree – which hasn’t even yet occurred as I write this. In January, we gear back up for a few fun events. January 24th and 25th SDYC holds its’ Annual Club Championships. Defending their 2014 crown will be the team of Tyler Sinks, Vince Brun and Chuck Hope; I am sure they have a target on their backs. On the first night, just after the racing, the Big Truth Band will be playing in the Club Room so please plan on staying a bit longer, calling your significant other and dance for a few hours. On the same Saturday, the
Cruising Fleet will be having a raft up in La Playa, so we are inviting that fleet to show us what they have on the dance floor. Do you hear that Fleet Captain Bloom? After a month off due to the plethora of holiday parties, the Dynamic Duo (Darren and Terry) will be back for their monthly show. This month features the wine of Tamber Bey, a lesser known winery producing some great juice out of their facility in Calistoga. The construction along Anchorage Lane continues this month with the workers moving down Anchorage along the front of the North lot. They will continue on this section until the
first part of February when they will move to the section of Anchorage directly in front of the club. This portion is schedule to last for 2 weeks and during that time access to the club will be from the gate in front of the Le Rondelet parking lot. The work should be complete by mid-February. This month, we will also begin two major capital projects (delayed since last year); a reworking of the landscaping in front of the clubhouse and the construction of a new fence in front of the Etchells. More information will be provided in the weekly e blasts. I look forward to seeing everyone around the club in 2015.
Save the Date!
Valentine’s Dinner at the Club Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS HUNTER HARTMAN – FLAG
JAMES SANDERS – FLAG
“My family has had the opportunity and privilege to enjoy the SDYC and everything it offers,with current members and friends. My children, who are now grown, learned to swim at the pool and off of H-dock since they were babies and I always had the comfort of knowing that the SDYC was a ‘safe place’ and home-away-from-home for my wife and kids as I was continuously deployed with the Navy. I would love the opportunity to provide the same experiences and feelings of community for my granddaughter and watch her learn to swim and enjoy the ocean as much as her father did.”
“Many of my closest friends, family friends, and my parents are members of the San Diego Yacht Club, so I have spent a lot of time at the club and the boats in its marina. I love the overall vibe of the club because everyone shares a common passion of spending as much time as possible on and in the water. I plan to own a boat in my future and I cannot imagine having it docked anywhere but the SDYC, as it is filled with so many familiar faces and welcoming attitudes.”
ROBERT ACKS – PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE
RICHARD HUSTON – PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE
“I presently keep my boat docked at Sunroads marina at Harbor Island. Moving the boat to SDYC would not only allow me to meet and do things with more boat owners. Also, many of my friends who are currently members of SDYC are also members of La Jolla Country Club it would be another opportunity to meet on the bay as well as the golf course. Joe Tebo was a member for years at SDYC and suggested this club over others in the area.”
“My wife, daughters, and I look forward to the experience, association, and the camaraderie of other Yachters that have the love, appreciation, and passion of yachting as we do.”
AIDAN HOOGLAND – JUNIORS
DANIEL DE LA VEGA – JUNIORS
“I wish to become a member at SDYC because of the connection with the Point Loma High School sailing team and it is my goal to be a part of this team once I enroll at PLHS in years. After sailing in the high school training class at SDYC, I realized that the youth program at SDYC offers much more than SWYC. I also have friends at SDYC and want to sail and race with them. One day, I will fulfill my goal of joining the PLHS Sailing Team and even a college team.”
“I would like to the opportunity to practice and compete against fellow A Fleeters. By participating in after school and summer sailing at SDYC I will be able to interact with more of the sailing community. I am looking forward to being part of the Junior Team SDYC.”
TRANSFERS LIFE WIDOW TO LIFE - AUDREY MCGINTY
Ruth DeFever – Life Widow 225 Staff Commodore Bill Munster - Life 151 Patricia J. Boyce – Life Widow 141
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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
Rodrigo Doll Project Manager/Business Devp. Mgr., Crew Builders, Inc. Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Peter Zarcades 2nd Sponsor: Xavier Sheid
Charles Moon (Sherri) Owner, Kearny Mesa Bowl & Mira Mesa Lanes Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Evelyn Hartley 2nd Sponsor: Richard Ledbetter
Peter Karvelis (Callie) Attorney, Karvelis APC Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Todd Hughes 2nd Sponsor: Katie Kelly Paul Grossman (Bonnie) Venture Partner, Telegraph Hill Partners Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Jeff Brown 1st Sponsor: Kenyon Martin
Brent Gleeson (Nicole) Co-Founder, CMO, Internet Marketing Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: S/C Malin Burnham 2nd Sponsor: Tiffany Mittal JUNIOR FLAG Ryan Sullivan Quality Control Associate, eBioscience Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Nick Kaschak 2nd Sponsor: Kirk Jackson
Sean Smith Salesman, South Coast Yachts Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Barrett Canfield 2nd Sponsor: Eric Walker Michael Fink Firefighter, City of San Diego Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: S/C Jim Jessop 2nd Sponsor: David Pekin Marly Isler Student, Yale University Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Mark Butler 2nd Sponsor: Vince Brun
NON-RESIDENT Kenneth Jones (Signe) Retired Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Kenneth Baber 2nd Sponsor: S/C Bill Campbell TRANSFER SERVICE TO FLAG William Fenick (Robin) PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE TO FLAG Nathan Treadwell (Katie)
SERVICE Eli Owre (Jaclyn) Naval Aviator, HSM-35 Maintenance Officer, US Navy Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Traci Miller 2nd Sponsor: Katie McCahill
Match the numbers to the questions. Since December 2013, how many...
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Staff Commodore
1. Members have resigned?
________ 2. Membership applications have been received?
________ 3. Members passed away? ________ 4. Flag members transferred to Life membership?
Play the Membership Stat Match Game!
Staff Commodore Andy La Dow
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
ANSWERS ON PAGE 29 AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
SDYC WELCOMES 2015 COMMODORE JOHN LAUN AKA... “THE MOST INTERESTING SAILOR IN THE WORLD!” BY JOANNE O’DEA
ohn Laun became San Diego Yacht Club’s newest Commodore on December 10, 2015. Please read on to learn more about The Most Interesting Sailor in the World... Q: Can you tell us about yourself and your family? JL: I’m a SoCal native, born in Pasadena and raised in Newport Beach, where my love of sailing began. After receiving a Mechanical Engineering degree from UCSB, I went to work in the energy industry for some great companies that took me to New England, and later Florida. While east, I met and married my lovely wife Susan. Through some great luck, we got the opportunity to move to San Diego in 1985. While in the East, we had 2 wonderful kids, John IV and Jessica. John is now 35, engaged to his delightful fiancé
Jen, lives in LA, and will be married this coming summer in Newport, RI. Jessica, 31, was married at SDYC to Cullen Shaw in September 2012, and they live (happily, but we hope for a relo) in New York City. Q: Did you grow up sailing in a Jr. Sailing program? Where did you grow up, tell us about your childhood. JL: I joined Newport Harbor Yacht Club as a Junior Member in 1957 and grew up in that fine program. In those days, the training boat was the 12 foot, 2 person Snowbird and I had one named Juanito. I was pretty good, but always had trouble beating that Ullman kid (and a lot of other kids named Schock, Allan, Sprague, Symes, etc.). I then sailed a Snipe and enjoyed racing in the Nationals in Seattle in 1962 and Mission Bay in 1964. I also did some sailing in larger boats and actually won a couple of Congressional Cups with Scott Allan and Henry Sprague driving. Other aspects of my childhood were pretty typical. I have a fun little sister, Kristine, who still lives in Newport Beach, and I attended the public schools in Newport, graduating from Newport Harbor High School (long before organized high school sailing). Q: How has sailing and SDYC helped shape your family and social life? JL: Sailing has always been central to how our family had fun and vacationed. Susan and I honeymooned on our Cal T/4 Gold Rush in Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk. It started for our son when he was 11 days old sailing our J/30 Frolic in Newport, RI. Maybe that’s why he’s heading there for his wedding. Jessica got a similar early introduction to sailing when we lived in Florida – I was actually on the Board at Clearwater Yacht Club in those days. We spent a lot of fun times sailing and doing a little racing there. When we moved to San Diego and joined SDYC in 1987, it only got better. Initially, we lived in Scripps Ranch and made it to the club on weekends, but when we moved to Point Loma 11 years ago our club involvement really
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took off. The club has been a prime focus for our social life for the last several years, both club events and just hanging out, especially after racing or day sailing. Q: What are your most memorable SDYC experiences? JL: Not even close for #1 – Jessica’s wedding. It was a magical experience and the most fun at a party I have ever had. I actually believe “a good time was had by all” and the club venue was absolutely perfect in every way. After that, I have a hard time distinguishing which of the increasingly rare victories by our J/120 caper over Chuck Nichols’ and Wayne Terry’s CC Rider was the most memorable (sorry, guys, but I know you’ll get even for this). It was probably the 2012 Yachting Cup when we won the overall Yachting Cup trophy and it was presented by Staff Commodore Wayne Terry. That was also the occasion that I took advantage of to return a trophy of dubious origin that was originally presented to me by CC Rider tactician and Staff Commodore Kyle Clark to commemorate my lackluster performance in the Opening Day Race earlier that year. And we always enjoy family sailing, often with our kids’ friends, just poking around the bay and relaxing afterwards at the club – not often enough. Q: What are your favorite events at SDYC? JL: There are so many, but any regatta is a highlight. I also especially like the receptions we have to welcome new members and to thank their sponsors – new members are the key to the health of SDYC. I’m also a regular at Cruising Fleet dinners and always enjoy
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
that camaraderie. And perhaps the best cocktail party of the year is the one that celebrates the contributions of all of our committee volunteers. Q: How has the process of being on the board of directors for the last 6 years prepared you for being Commodore? JL: Our club has such a wonderful concept of Board progression so that each Board member has a chance to be the liaison to our various committees. This accomplishes two important things; a chance to get to know so many more members than otherwise would be the case, and the opportunity to learn of the many diverse interests our members pursue at the club and the issues facing each of those pursuits. Also, I have now served on the Board led by 6 fantastic Commodores; Andy La Dow, Bill Campbell, Woody Hunt, Kyle Clark, Chuck Hope, and Chuck Sinks. I have learned a lot about the club, club governance, and what makes SDYC unique from each of them, and also from all the members of the current Board. Q: What are your primary goals for 2015? JL: The Board has a 5 year strategic plan, which we update at least annually at a full day or 1½ day strategy session, usually in January or February in the Spinnaker Room. Additionally, the Board, with input from the Finance Committee, adopts an annual operating and capital budget and updates the long term financial
forecast. This means that the direction of the club does not change much from year to year – which is good, since we are on a great trajectory by continually meeting our plan goals. However, a Commodore can put a spin on club direction by virtue of emphasis. My area of emphasis this year will be member engagement. There are two factors that give this area of emphasis a tail wind. First, over the last year, I believe, the entire club has been energized by the leadership, genuine enthusiasm, and wonderful communications ability of Commodore Chuck Sinks. Second, last year was a historically good year for the number of new members joining and those new members were historically younger on average. My goal is to build on the momentum these two factors have created to find ways to make sure those new members (and in many cases their young children) discover all the club has to offer, become fully engaged in the club activities, and become involved in committees and groups/fleets. Q: What will be the highlights of 2015? JL: Well, I am already excited for Opening Day. In addition to the usual fun ceremony and camaraderie following on the docks, I am hoping the schedule works out so that the San Salvador will be at our guest dock. Dr. Ray Ashley assures me that her bombardettas are fully up to the task of saluting the event robustly. 2015 will be a great year on the
water racing with all our classic signature events plus some high profile regattas and championships for the Farr 40s, the Finns, the J/70s, and the ISAF Nations Cup Regional Qualifier regatta. Through some clever scheduling, none of these will conflict with the Gentlemen’s Cruise – which should be epic. Also, I am sure each of our fleets and groups has their own plans for fun. In addition, SDYC will again host CUBAR (formerly called FUBAR). This is the biennial powerboat cruise to La Paz, starting in November. Not only is this a great event, it’s a big fundraiser for our Junior Program. And, as Staff Commodore Nichols has recently reminded us, “winning the Lipton Cup is no more important to the Commodore than air or water.” Q: What do you see as challenges in leading a not-for-profit organization? JL: I think the big challenge is fiscal responsibility. We have a tradition of fiscal responsibility at SDYC, and additionally a tradition of accomplishing large projects on time and budget. We have operational budget pressures at SDYC, just like a for-profit enterprise, and we have some large capital projects on the horizon, so I think that is the challenge. But, the key is to accomplish this fiscal responsibility mission (and, indeed, all aspects of club management) while remembering that “this is the place we come to for fun”.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Photos by Christ Radecic
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Photo by Kirsten Stahl
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COMMODORE’S DINNER SERIES
SHARON GREEN OF ULTIMATE SAILING
SHOOTING TO THRILL FOR 30+ YEARS
Sharon Green has been capturing electrifying images of performance sailing for more than three decades. Her annual Ultimate Sailing Calendar, featuring the highlights of competitive yacht racing around the globe, is eagerly anticipated by thousands of boating, sports and photography enthusiasts worldwide each year. Sharon has also been extensively published in the world’s foremost boating periodicals, and has published two books* since first taking up a camera in High School. Since then she has worked on eight America’s Cups and countless other high profile campaigns and regattas. In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments in photography, Sharon was awarded an honorary Masters Degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where she resides.
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JANUARY 13 6:00 - 8:00PM
$22 INCLUSIVE PER PERSON RESERVATIONS AT SDYC.ORG /CALENDAR/EVENTS/2758/
12/11/14 5:37 AM
Bridgedeckers Annual Holiday Luncheon
BY DEEGEE FARRELL
Thanksgiving Day has come and gone.
The weather was brilliant blue skies and tons of sunshine. Our family ate at SDYC and the food was incredible. Kudos to the staff who served over 600 At the Bridgedeckers Annual Holiday Lunch, there were enough tasty treats for a sleighful of Santas dinners. Our food was delicious! Today we are having a second day of rain. It rained nearly all night, first time in many days of drought. We are so THANKFUL for the moisture. Monday Evening Bridge We THANK YOU, Jane Kenny for being our perfect Hostess January 12 6:30pm during the month of November. Jane brought outstanding cookies and other treats. She also set up our tables ahead of This is a relaxed, lively and fun game, schedule, inviting all our Bridgedeckers to the tables every open to all members and guests. Thursday morning. Many players meet early in the bar We send our deepest sympathy to Bridgedecker Phyllis for a casual dinner. There have been Haynes and her entire family for the loss of her son and 20 players in recent months with daughter-in-law. a renewed, friendly competition. I will be your Hostess for the month of January. We play Congratulations to our November bridge every Thursday from 10:00am until 2:30pm with lunch winners: 1st-Betty Woodall, 2nd-Monique at noon. If you would like to play bridge with us in January call Blinks, 3rd-Gary Piazzoni. To reserve DeeGee Farrell at (619) 222-3787 and sign up. your seat at the game, please RSVP Winners for the month of November were: Brett Alford, by January 9 to Stan Nadel or Cecilia Monique Blinks**, Doris Ellsworth, DeeGee Farrell*, and Carrick at 619-222-2254 or smnadel@ Jane Kenny. *denotes first place cox.net. Reserve early to avoid ** Hurray for Monique Blinks who placed 1st two weeks in disappointment. The game begins a row. Congratulations also to Britt Alford who placed 2nd or promptly at 6:30pm, playing four 3rd every single week during the month of November. Brett is rounds of bridge. a fairly recent member of Bridgedeckers and relatively new to the game. Nice going ladies. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •
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OPERATION: HOLIDAY HELPING HAND A BIG THANK YOU to SDYC members and friends for making Operation: Holiday Helping Hand another HUGE success! BY SUSAN SLAGHT PHOTOS BY PAUL HARTLEY AND ROGER COPELAND
A total of 68 military families screened by our partner, the Armed Services YMCA, were paired with SDYC members and friends the morning of the event. The families were simultaneously presented envelopes containing a letter signed by our Commodore and Operation Holiday Helping Hand Co-Chairs, expressing our thanks to these service members and families for their volunteer service to Our Nation, as well as a surprise gift. Your astounding generosity enabled us to present a substantial monetary gift to each of these 68 military families, making their holidays most merry indeed! This year, we added holiday craft tables and a bean bag toss (thanks to Martha Schreiner’s creativity) to entertain our guests’ children, as well as a jolly roving Santa (Matt Dathe), who delighted the kids with candy canes and HO-HO-HO’S !!!! Special thanks go to our partners in this endeavor: the Armed Services YMCA, the Point Loma Rotary Endowment Fund, Bob Baker, the SDYC Women’s Luncheons, and our wonderful SDYC Staff and Community Programs Committee volunteers.
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SDYC Womens Events February 2
Balboa Park Cenntenial Celebration
Susan Laun, VP Qualcomm Ladies Night Out
11:30 - 1:00pm
6:00 - 8:30pm $24 inclusive
2015 Calendar Feb 4
June 3 SD Zoo Centennial Celebration
Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
Sept 9 Chico’s Fashion Show
Mar 11 Susan Laun, VP Qualcomm, Ladies Night Out
Oct 7 Floral Presentation with Penn, Flowers of Point Loma
May 13 Love the Pearls! Ladies Night Out
Nov 11 Champagne Tasting with Terry - Ladies Night Out
Event sign up: sdyc.org/groups/womens_events/womens_events/ or call (619) 221-8400
OPERATION: HOLIDAY HELPING HAND
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CLUB NEWS SDYC Library’s Monthly Featured Books: January 2015 By the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. History: J/Boats: Sailing to Success by Anthony Dalton. Rod Johnstone built the boat he'd been planning since completing design correspondence school 10 years earlier. That was in 1975. Almost forty years later, the boat based on that first garage-built vessel, the J/24, is the most popular recreational offshore keelboat in the world. Read the story of J/Boats' success in the book J/Boats: Sailing to Success, and learn how the Johnstone brothers, Rod and Bob, turned one homebuilt boat and a $20,000 investment into the company that produces one of the most popular and acclaimed racing boats today.
your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine
Cruising: Three Years in a 12-Foot Boat by Stephen G. Ladd. Learn the true story of Stephen Ladd, a man who set sail on a 15,000 mile solo trip on his homemade boat. Through 19 countries, read this poet’s memoir of his adventures, including his run-ins with smugglers, castaways, prostitutes, and many more. A must-read!
About the SDYC Library….. Naval: Blue Water Patriots by James L. Volo. Blue Water Patriots tells the story of the colonists fight during the Revolutionary War from the naval perspective, taking the reader through the development of a national navy from 1764 – 1791. Beyond the challenges of the fight on land against Great Britain was the battle at sea against the Royal Navy. This book takes the reader through the development of new technologies in warship design, innovative strategies, creative tactics, improved gunpowder, enhanced communications through the historical scope of the Revolutionary War.
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.
Yacht Design: Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder. Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic! Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep
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Library hours: Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm For more information on the SDYC Library, please visit http://www.sdyc.org/facilities/l ibrary, or contact email@example.com
MEET JEFF TADDER, NEWEST SDYC BOARD MEMBER BY JOANNE O’DEA PHOTOS BY CHRISTY RADECIC
If you attended the Annual Membership
Meeting in December, you may have had the pleasure of meeting the newest member of the Board of Directors, Director Jeffrey N. Tadder. Jeff has spent his entire life in and around the water on both Coasts and has been a member of SDYC for seven years. He grew up in Baltimore MD, where he attended the Gilman School, a college preparatory day school for boys. Jeff enjoyed a family power boat on the Chesapeake Bay for many years, and spent his summers in Ocean City, MD fishing, sailing sunfish and lasers and surfing. When looking at college options, Jeff applied to schools that had a good marine Biology department on the east coast. College of Charleston was his choice at the time, as it has an excellent department through Grice Marine Lab. He decided to change his major after his sophomore year and focused on finance and business. Jeff earned a finance degree from the College of Charleston and holds the advanced designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst from The Wharton School. While at CofC, he sailed causally on small boats and sailed with team members from CofC on Wednesday night races but never was on the team (even back then the CofC sailing team was World Class). Right after College, Jeff moved out to San Diego in 1990 and lived with two of his high school friends in Pacific Beach. At that time, he briefly sailed on a Schock 35 of out Coronado Yacht Club for about a year. Jeff has over 20 years of financial experience creating and reviewing
portfolios for high net worth clientele. He is intrigued by the challenging, ever-changing environment of the financial industry. Jeff enjoys working with entrepreneurial clients who have accumulated wealth through creating and unlocking value in closely held businesses. Prior to forming the Ranch Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Jeff spent 15 years working with Merrill Lynch in La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe, communities of San Diego, CA. Jeff currently sits on the finance committee at SDYC and has for the past three years. He is the chair of the Food and Beverage Long Term Strategy planning committee, and was • w w w. s d yc .o r g •
on the committee last year with Mike Morton Jr. Other committees that Jeff has been involved in include the original docks and dredging committee with Dan O’Malley. In his leisure, Jeff enjoys playing golf, fishing on his boat as a member of the Anglers club, and surfing. He also is a supporter and visitor of SDYC’s treasured Buffalo Beach outstation. Jeff resides in Point Loma with his wife of 16 years, Anne, their twin daughters Abigail and Grace age 11, and their youngest daughter Caroline, age 6. Jeff and Anne are trying to keep the kids interested in sailing, the twins have been in the junior program for 3 years and are in the C fleet now. Caroline can’t wait to sail this summer, and all three girls play tennis. When asked why he was Interested in serving on the Board, Jeff replied that he is up for the task of keeping the fine legacy and heritage of the club in place for his three girls and generations to come to enjoy a true jewel of our society. He feels that he can add the perspective of the demographic of a young Point Loma family which seems to be reflective of our new membership growth. Having business and a finance skill set allows Jeff to be an excellent addition to the Board in order to help continue the fiscal growth of our club’s balance sheet. Congratulations to Jeff and lots of luck in the years ahead on his path to Commodore of SDYC. JANUARY 2015 M ain s h e e t • 15
ON THE RACE COURSE
HOT RUM 2014 BY JEFF JOHNSON PHOTOS BY LIZ SMITH & BRONNY DANIELS
In the old days the Hot Rum myth was that there was one light
air race, one heavy air race, and one really nice race. This year, it was more like three nice races, but we traded heavy air for heavy current, and light air for commercial traffic! These trades definitely added some nuances to the iconic Hot Rum Regatta. Also new to the Hot Rum this year was the addition of RaceQs race tracking (www.raceqs.com/regattas/hot-rum-series). Voluntary participation through a free app downloaded to your mobile device and you have all the functionality of a high end race tracking system. Join us for the New Year’s Day race and see how it works. Thank you also to our sponsors Mount Gay Rum and First National Bullion. Mount Gay Rum provided the traditional regatta hats, tote bags and lip balm along with their specialty cocktails, while First National Bullion provided wonderful silver awards to our top 3 Hot Rum class and first overall finishers winners. So what are the takeaways from this year’s Hot Rum? 1. Adjust your starting strategy when there’s a 7’ ebb tide sweeping you towards the line. 2. Never get between two boats colliding. 3. Navy security boats waving guns have right of way over racers. 4. RaceQs is a great way to evaluate your performance after the race... If you participate... 5. Aaron Sturm’s Moore 24 Valkyrie is the overall Hot Rum winner-winner. 6. Herb Sinhoffer would remind you that the Hot Rum is a friendly competition with a great party afterwards... 7. Be sure to join us next year! Sailing office out. 16 • JA N UA RY 2 015 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g
ON THE RACE COURSE
COURTESY OF THE SAILING OFFICE SCWSA Sabot Regatta, Nov. 15, 2014 Women’s A: Betty Becker Men’s A: Scott Finkboner Women’s B: Nancy Mellon Mixed Novice: Dudley Westlake
Visit our website (www.sdyc.org/race) for details on these exciting SDYC events.
Hot Rum Series, Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 6 2014 Division 1: Stars & Stripes, Dennis Conner Division 2: Justice, John Harrop Division 3: Still Crazy, Shampain / Shampain / Plant Division 4: Soggy Dollar, Dave Vieregg Division 5: Valkyrie, Aaron Sturm Division 6: Maistro, Plamen Yanakiev Overall Winner: Valkyrie, Aaron Sturm
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2014 ED SPRAGUE JR. MEMORIAL STAR REGATTA BY MARK BUTLER
SDYC hosted the inaugural Ed Sprague
Jr. Star Regatta on the weekend of November 15/16, 2014, in conjunction with the November One Design Weekend. The San Diego Bay Star Fleet had been looking for a date for a Star regatta on the Fall race calendar. Our original idea was to find an October date and reinstate the Star Ash Bown Oktoberfest Regatta. However, after ending up with a mid November calendar date due to conflicts with other District Five Star Regattas we decided that “Oktoberfest” was maybe not the best name for the regatta. We ultimately decided to name the regatta after recently deceased long time Star sailor Ed Sprague, Jr. since Ed and his wife Frieda had supported the local Star Fleet for years by hosting the annual Oktoberfest regatta party at their home. Despite getting a late start in organizing this regatta, we ended up with a small but strong fleet of eight boats, including out-of-towners Billy Gerrard of Santa Barbara, Doug Steele of Newport Beach, and District Five Fleet Secretary Huy Nguyen of Del Rey along with locals George Szabo, Benny Mitchell, Mark Butler, Chuck Driscoll, and Kyle Henehan. The original plan was to have a five race series, but the wind was not accommodating and we were only able to complete four races. Saturday morning the wind was a complete no show until around 1:30 p.m. After the 10:00 a.m. tow we bobbed around out on the roads for several hours along with the Etchells and J-105 Fleets until the sea breeze finally filled in. Once the breeze arrived we had fairly steady breezes in the 6 to 8 knot range for the rest of the day. Mark Butler with
Craig Moss, Mark Butler, Frieda Sprague, George Szabo with baby Elizabeth in the boat park after the trophy presentation
crew John Rudderham almost won the first race after leading at every mark. It came down to the finish line with three boats - Butler, Mitchell and Szabo - charging for the line overlapped bow to bow. Benny with crew Julian Busch skillfully surfed in to get the win by a nose over team Butler/Rudderham in second, and George Szabo with crew Craig Moss in third. The second race had slightly more breeze allowing the crews to occasionally droop hike, and the top three shuffled a bit with Team Szabo/Moss finishing first ahead of Mitchell/Busch in second, and Butler/ Rudderham in third. After arriving on shore and cleaning up everyone headed over to the regatta dinner party at Pat Stadel’s house. On behalf of the Star Fleet I thank Pat for graciously opening her lovely home to a hungry group of Star sailors. With all of the guys out on the water racing Stars and Pat racing her Etchells, Star sailor Jessica Costa organized the party at Pat’s with help from Frieda Sprague. We had a great carne asada barbecue and fixings, with beer provided by Kyle Henehan. It was a wonderful evening, a great location with good friends and food. Not only did all of the competitors come with their families, but a number of the local Star community came as well including Ruth Rollins, Mike Dorgan,
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and Eric Doyle. The next day we had stronger breezes making for more exciting races. The crews were able to go into full droop mode and the skippers had to hike out as well. We were able to complete two additional races and return to shore in time for the out-of-towners to pack up for the travel North. Team Szabo/Moss won the inaugural Ed Sprague, Jr. Star Regatta with scores of 3-1-1-1, Team Mitchell/Busch came in second with scores of 1-2-2-2, and Team Butler/ Rudderham rounded out the podium in third with scores of 2-3-3-3. Thanks go to Don Whelan of Harken for prizes presented in the boat park.
TENNIS BY KEITH DANON PHOTOS BY NIZA BROWN
Happy New Year to the entire Tennis Fleet! 2015 promises
to be a fun filled year with our co-captains Marcy Van Stee and Tracy Nichols. We have worked hard to continue and expand this years activities. Be sure we have your current e-mail address so you do not miss out. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our calendar. January 24-25 The “Club Championship Regatta” brings out some of the best. You can challenge up to three people in front of you and walk your way to the top. Call Scott or go online to get the current standings. February 14 The “Valentines Day Mixer” has been a hit for the last couple of years. Dan and Becca do it up right with a perfect combination of tennis and treats. Being a coed tournament, you can bring a partner or get set up with one for the day. No, not a one night stand, a one day stand. March 21 Our cardio tennis is a new event that will get your hearts moving and improve stamina throughout your career. Many members have participated and truly enjoy its benefits.
April 25 My 7th annual “Tropical Tennis Mixer” is always a huge party along with some excellent tennis being played. This year I promise to bring two bigger blenders, a plethora of fresh fruit cocktails, food, prizes, hula and limbo contests. Do not miss this one and yes, everyone gets lei’d. May 24 The “Ladder Day Challenge” brings out a wide variety of players. It’s time to get some great challenges going and meet some new players. Game on!
August 7, 8, 9 The “Dock Party-MED Tie” is our new edition to our yearly activities. Stern in boats will be docked in front of the clubhouse with a whole lotta hospitality going on. October 2-4 The “La Plaza Raft Up” cannot be missed. Food, drinks, and stories told in our own backyard are heard in La Plaza. Truly a treat for all involved.
June 20 Our “Cardio Tennis Clinic” is on again due to popular demand.
November Our “Pro Exhibition” may prove to be one of our favorite events. They make it look easy. Watch the pros hit, drink some libations, and through osmosis your game is sure to get better. Right?
July 4 The “Fourth of July” tournament gets a big crowd with all levels of players. The two day doubles tournament always shows off the best the Tennis Fleet has to offer and our members always come out to win.
December The ever popular “End of the Year” party. wAttended by 75 and hosted last year by the Walsh’s gave us an excellent opportunity to toast and recall all the fantastic events the Tennis Fleet enjoyed throughout the year.
Adult Tennis Clinic
Fourth of July
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ARG FIELD DAY
systems are weathering better than the elves….
BY PETER VAN HORNE, KA6U, SDARG CHAIRMAN
with two wire dipole antennas and the marine SSB antennas hanging from the front of the tower. The SDYC ARG star shines brightly 50 feet above the club! After Jolly Bob and his elves completed their good deed, they celebrated by visiting the
ARG Star Shines Over SDYC
On Monday, December 1st the SDYC
ARG added our contribution to the club’s annual holiday decorations. Each year since the remodel of the locker building Bob Vincent, Rod McLennan, Scott Launey and an assortment of elves have installed a large 5-sided star on the club’s Comm Center tower. This year Jolly Bob Vincent (second from left) and his elves, Scott Benjamin, Mark Weatherup, Scott Rights and Peter Van Horne (behind the camera) did the merry deed.
In the photo above Bob Vincent is demonstrating the right way to use an extension cord as a rope to pull the star up to the roof. Bob is supervised by Scott Benjamin and Mark Weatherup. The swimmers in the pool can’t understand how the star is being pulled up to the roof because everyone knows that elves are invisible.
To install the star we lower the tower to roof level. We use this opportunity to do an inspection of the antennas and cabling to see how well they are weathering. We concluded based on our inspection that the club antenna
The star is attached to the tower by Peter Van Horne, Bob Vincent (facing away), and Mark Weatherup. Above them is the 40M – 10M beam antenna
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 619-964-1842 20 • JA N UA RY 2 015 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g
bar and toasting two outstanding club members and leaders, Rod McLennan and Scott Launey who couldn’t join us this year for the star raising event. We know they will be at the club soon to inspect our work. After an appropriate session in the bar, we returned to the Comm Center to make sure the radios still worked, and they we could still operate them. We heard a station from India calling on 20 Meter SSB. We called Vijay and he came back to us on our first call saying we had a very strong signal. We contacted Vijay over the South Pole, a distance of 14,000 miles from San Diego. We didn’t go over the North Pole as we normally would, lots of extra electrical noise in that direction this time of year! Happy Holidays and New Year from the SDYC ARG
FLEETS, ETC. Check out the SSSS fleet calendar online at www.sdyc.org/fleets/ssss/senior_sabots for our sailing dates.
BY DEE VAN HORNE, FLEET CAPTAIN
The SSSS list is getting checked off
quickly this sailing season. All major regattas successfully sailed with trophies – check!, Fun. Laughter and camaraderie at the SSSS Holiday party – check! Great sailing weather into December – check! And now…. Did you send in your check to renew your membership with the SSSS Fleet? Please renew today by sending your check to our treasurer, Audrey McGinty. Thank you so much to all of our fleet supporters, both sailors and nonsailors. It is the non-sailors that really keep us “a float.” The funds that we collect help us pay for expenses to attend regattas, trailering boats up to Newport and the surrounding sailing venues, holding successful regattas at our beautiful club, holding social events and supporting our fleet to enter the 2014 and 2015 SDYC Club Championship! December 9th the SSSS fleet held a special racing day that we call the Circle of Sabots. The Circle of Sabots
was held in memory of Bud Caldwell who graciously supported the fleet for many years. Alex Caldwell, his wife, Diana and his sister Janie attended the Circle of Sabots. The ceremony was performed in calmer waters in front of the PC fleet slips beside E dock because it got too windy in Hurricane Gulch. (Bud would have liked that beside the PC fleet.) Thank you Barbara Martin for the photos. And, don’t forget…
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!
the fleet has a Facebook page. Check us out and “like us!” SDYC Sabot Fleet. Thank you Danny for posting photos. Winter sailing resumes on January 6. 2015. Check out the SSSS fleet
Customize a chair with your boat name and support Junior Sailing! 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.
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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
s we draw the curtain on 2014 we do so with many fond memories. The year was filled with many updated Cruises to add new life and interest. We tried to make the Fleet more inclusive to allow greater participation for all members with or without boats. Of the 11 events we scheduled all but 2 of them allowed all our members to come by train, bus or car. In June we converted our traditional Sunday Afternoon BBQ into Cruise weekend with a med-tie with our boats on the guest dock, a Friday night potluck and BBQ on Saturday night. In August we took a train trip up to Santa Barbara for 3 days of fun. Our trip included a private charter bus tour of the Wine Country and a special lunch in one of the vineyards. We jazzed up our September Cruise by having a raft up and potluck dinner in Del Mar Basin on our way over to Catalina. We added two days in Avalon with fun activities before going on up to Cherry Cove for our final four days of the cruise. October was a four day trip to Ensenada in which you could either go by boat or ride on one of our chartered buses leaving and returning to the Club. One of the big highlights was a tour of the wine country and a “gourmet” lunch in one of the prestige wineries. The lunch was best described as “Something out of Food and Wine” magazine. The Cruising Fleet Christmas party lived up to its reputation of the best
all around event of our year. The Club looked bright and cheerful and the dining room was transformed into a lovely dinner party. Ruth Anderson graciously took charge of the flowers and they were a highlight of the decor. The meal was a mission accomplished thanks to our capable staff who stepped up to handle all our needs.
I passed the gavel to our incoming new leaders; knowing Todd and Lannette Bloom will carry the torch to a bigger and better year. After our to die for lava cake dessert, the band, Indian Joe and the Chefs led by our Paul Hartley, contributed the best music around....just a few tired feet complaints... A personal problem no doubt!
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In January we have the annual La Playa Cruise. We’re looking to start the year with the annual Club Championships raft-up in La Playa Cove. We will have an “Infield View” of the Club Championship Races when we anchor between SDYC and Southwestern YC. We will start the weekend with a Friday nite Happy Hour aboard the boats and then have our CF Championship Chili Cook-off in the Clubhouse. Each afternoon we’ll be aboard the boats watching the round-
robin set of J-22 races among the Club’s best race teams For our Saturday night dinner we will have a grand buffet the new Silvergate YC Clubhouse. It is IMPORTANT to sign up for anchorage permits NOW! If you are considering being on your boat for the weekend, please go to the Harbor Police online reservation system to hold your anchoring permit. Once all the permits are taken, the anchorage is closed. The website is: reservations.portofsandiego.org / boating/index.asp
ANGLERS BY BROCK GUENTNER
The Anglers group would like to wish
everyone a Happy New Year and we hope this season will be as productive as the last. What a great season we had with lots of Tuna, Dorado, Marlin and even a few Wahoo caught off our shores. With a new year also comes new fishing regulations you will want to be aware of. Bluefin Tuna catch limits have been reduced from 5 to 2 fish per day per angler. This change reflects the shrinking population of this most prized fish. There are 3
PC BY RISH PAVELEC, PC #16 DAWN
ard to believe the date. Here we are in 2015! I confess to being somewhat lax in my dedication to the club, sailing and writing. I don’t know what was best. The ruptured appendix in the Yukon…. or November’s back surgery. Thanks to Tom and Nancy for opening their home again for the holiday party. And thanks to the PC Officers for making the Holiday Party and all the 2014 events a success. Geves Kenny (#14) took the helm and among other announcements, trophies for the Power Puff and Coronado Islands races were awarded. I am pleased to report that the 2015 officer line up will go unchanged, except for one slot. Jim Oberg has offered to take over the responsibility of writing the monthly Mainsheet PC article. I am sure Jim will do a great job and put a different “slant” on the monthly report. So Jim….February 10th is right around the corner - start writing! The November 16th OW races were canceled; just too many people doing too many other things and we
species of Bluefin Tuna the Atlantic, Southern, and Pacific. NOAA reports that the Pacific population is currently at only 4% of historical levels. We ask ourselves, how did this happen? Pacific Bluefin tuna spawn off of Okinawa; between Taiwan and the Philippines; and in the Sea of Japan. They migrate over 6,000 nautical miles to the eastern Pacific, eventually returning to their birth waters to spawn. During this journey they are aggressively commercially fished for human consumption. Japanese purchase the majority Bluefin for sushi, in 2013 a 489 pound Pacific Bluefin Tuna sold for 1.76 million dollars in Japan which figures out to $178 per piece of sushi. This incredible value of Bluefin has driven innovation in the commercial
fishing industry which currently freezes Tuna at -70 degrees Fahrenheit and is storing them for future sales. Several SDYC Angler members are currently working with NOAA and other fisheries management agencies to keep recreational fishing interests balanced with those of the commercial industry to ensure our fair access to these resources. The anglers group’s main focus is to provide opportunities for our junior anglers to go fishing, the importance of conservation and enjoy our access to the ocean. Please support us by joining the anglers group, your membership fee provides the funds to charter the Sea Watch for the Kids Fishing Day and the JCAT tournament. Happy Fishing and have a bountiful New Year.
ran short of the required minimum number if entries. Our 2015 fleet officers have promised to do their best to offer a more attractive yearly schedule and are devoted to getting more boats out on the water. With the rebound of such a great fleet and with so many boats having been restored to their original glory…..we owe it to the club and to each other to show off our boats. Let’s get out there and try to improve our presence on the water and at the club. I received an email from “Dr. John” who owns #30, up in Washington State. Seems that a previous owner elected to install an aluminum mast in her. Because John now owns what is left of #38, he will use the mast and boom to replace the aluminum in #30. His restoration plan is a good one and he is making good progress. Those interested in the latest progress of the yacht can go to the SDYC PC Fleet website for updates. The SDYC New Year’s Day Race is scheduled for Jan. 1st, then on Jan 18th is a ODW Race and February 15th has another ODW on tap. The fleet will sponsor the 1st “Inaugural Bud Caldwell Fun Sail” event on March 1st. EVERY sail or race was a “Fun Sail” for Bud. Even if you don’t sail with us,
come down to E Street and celebrate this 1st Inaugural event for our friend Bud. Each year that goes by we continue to lose good friends, both members and SDYC employees like Marie, Jim and Stan. The years go by and you see these people with smiles on their faces each time you visit. After a short while they become not just employees… but close friends you can talk with, laugh with and gossip with. We are beginning a new year. I would ask you all to see your fellow clubbies and club employees in a new light, because lights, sooner or later, go out and our friends are never to be seen again. I can’t speak for the rest of you, but this thought has some real meaning to me. Enjoy your club and the friends you see there. It has been my pleasure to write the PC Column for you all.
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, r a e Y w Ne r e i P w e N Exciting changes are coming to Buffalo Beach in 2015! We will undertake the construction of a new pier and maybe a Beach Master’s Cabin… but if you use Buffalo Beach, we need you! It is all about keeping our “little slice of heaven” for all to enjoy and making Catalina memories. To start out the New Year on the right hoof, err leg, we will be having a “Pizza Social” on Janaury 20th at 6:00pm in the Staff Commodore’s Room at the Club, followed immediately by the “All Hands Meeting”. Come hear how much fun can be had on the Work Party or help plan the Annual Bash. Detailed information about our plans for the year will be passed out at the meeting. Please bring to the meeting your creative ideas to share and let’s “get it done”! Questions, can’t attend this meeting, or still want to help? Contact Scott Launey at 619-227-7128 or s-launey@cox net.
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MODEL YACHT FLEET BY DAVID RYAN
December 21st the Model Yacht fleet put the “cherry on top” of another great season of racing, with a tremendous holiday celebration and award ceremony, graciously hosted by our Fleet Captain, Staff Commodore Sandy Purdon. We are so grateful for the hospitality extended to us (once again) by both Sandy and his wife, Kathy, offering their lovely home, spectacularly decorated in all of its Christmas splendor, for our grand finale. As one of many firsts this year for our fleet, it was an honor and pleasure for me to personally present our new 2014 fleet champion, Larry Adams, with the coveted “War Eagle” perpetual trophy. I can’t think of a more deserving champion! As some of you may know, it was with heavy hearts that we saw Larry leave the friendly confines of the guest-dock turning basin for the beckoning call of the high seas a couple of years ago, relinquishing his limegreen pirate machine for the lure of multi-hull cruising in the aquamarine waters of Baja with his “first mate”, Beth. Little did we know that Larry would return, with a refurbished boat and a rejuvenated determination. Through consecutive top finishes and consistent participation, he cracked the code to fleet supremacy. Congratulations, Larry! Other “firsts” this past year included strong participation from an emerging contingency of Junior sailors, led by Jack Egan, Cole Harris and others. In addition, it was the first year we held the annual Corte Madera regatta in Pine Valley and didn’t sail a single race due to the extremely low lake water level. Never being a group to turn down a great feast, the steak BBQ drew a throng of revelers, happy to
substitute mark roundings for target practice and skeet shooting, as we took out our frustrations with the drought on “clay pigeons”, tin cans and cartoon terrorist silhouettes. They didn’t stand a chance. As of this writing we have already sailed our first official regatta of the 2015 season, when we all splashed our boats for the annual Boxing Day regatta on the day after Christmas. So it is clearly evident that our fleet hits the ground running when the calendar clicks over another year. We have a busy year planned and great leadership going forward, with Fleet Dictator, “Sandy, the Benevolent” at the helm. Thanks go out to retiring fleet treasurer, Shala Lawrence, for her several years of dedicated service, who’s had enough of warm So Cal weather and is moving to Mammoth. Shala, is there a CR-914 ice boat conversion kit available? Fortunately, we’ve found ourselves in the expert financial hands of organizational dynamo, “Joanne the Steadfast” O’Dea, who has volunteered to fill Shala’s spot and is already hard at work on next year’s fleet budget. Whew! Highlights of the upcoming 2015 racing schedule include a hopeful return of our traditional Corte Madera regatta (assuming the much needed rains continue), four seasonal 3-event-day regattas and twenty (yes • w w w. s d yc .o r g •
I said twenty) renditions of the everpopular Friday night Sunset Sailing. Then we will cap off the year as we, once again, host the CR-914 National Championships at the Mission Bay Model Boat Pond. It is important to note that none of this year’s similarly busy schedule would have been possible without the dedicated effort once again put forth by our “crack” RC, Darin Hayden and Betty Becker, as well as a throng of other volunteers. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to make last year one of the best so far! With Darin getting her own boat, we’re looking for RC help this year. While we probably won’t need the services of the “George K”, as our fleet “birth right”, we may look to ask for help from SDYC RC staff. There’s usually a couple drinks at the bar included, and always great camaraderie. Finally, we’re looking to continue to grow our fleet this year and expect that the current trend towards improved competition and fleet parity, top to bottom. So why not make this the year that you decide to “jump in”. Used boats are always popping up in various places and new boats at various stages of assembly are always available. Check out our calendar on the fleet website and come have a look at the activity that is really “trending” for all the “movers and shakers” at the club this year. JANUARY 2015 M ain s h e e t • 25
Carl Saunders Élan Trophy winner Jack Egan
Jr. Commodore Jesse McKnight
Sara Parker and Katie Plavan
JUNIOR TROPHY DINNER BY JOHN FRETWELL Photos by KATELYN MONTERO
The annual Junior Trophy Dinner is always a fun time Rebecca McElvain
Andy Reiter and Coach Roger O’Connor
SDYC Dutch Shoe Marathon Sailors
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to reflect on the year of sailing, and with the many challenges and successes of 2014, this year’s edition was one of the best ever. We were especially excited to be joined by several members of the Board, including Junior Staff Commodore Chuck and Lynn Sinks, entering Commodore John and Susan Laun, and also a handful of our most dedicated beginning Afterschool Sailors. Having this full spectrum of sailors celebrate together really punctuates the year, and is a great example of how sailing truly is a lifetime sport. 2014 was a year that will be remembered for events both on and off the water. SDYC was proud to host the Mallory High School National Championship and also the C420 Nationals over summer, and even more excited
JUNIORS SDYC Junior Sabot Nationals Team
when Point Loma HS won the first event, and team riders Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain won the latter. We were shaken at the news of A Fleet Captain Jack Egan’s cancer, but rallied to turn the Dutch Shoe Marathon into a Leukemia Cup to help Jack and others facing the same battle. We were ecstatic to close the year with the announcement that Junior Commodore Jesse Mcknight had been named SDAYC’s 2014 Paul Hartley Junior Yachtsman of the Year. A big thanks goes out to all the many parents, coaches, and volunteers whose efforts made the accomplishments of the year a reality, and a special thanks Trophy Chair Emi Hatter for a beautiful event, and to Steve and Tama Harris for three years of excellent leadership as JAC Chairs!
Gabriel and Paulo Campbell and Jesse McKnight
Mackenzie Harris, Shaye Wattson, Katie Olsen
John Laun and Taisei Hatter
Jr. Vice Commodore Cole Harris and Jesse McKnight
John Fretwell and Burke Kanemasu
Trophy Chair Emi Hatter and JAC Chair Steve Harris
2015 Junior Board of Directors and Mike Dorgan
Commodore John Laun, Cole Harris, and Michael Taylor
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Christmas De-decorating Day
Prime Rib night Kids Tennis Clinic
New Year's Eve Party Wednesday Night Tennis
Bridgedeckers New Year's Day race
Steak Night SDYC Knitters Model Yacht Winter Series I Monday Evening Bridge
Prime Rib night
Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis
10 CA Dreamin' Match Race SCYYRA N. Series 3/4 Jr. Invitational
Steak Night CA Dreamin' Match Race SCYYRA N. Series 3/4 Jr.
SDYC Knitters Monday Evening Bridge
Prime Rib Night
Wednesday Night Tennis Pasta Night
One Design Wknd SCYYRA Shadden Series 3/4 SCYYRA Mtg. 12-1pm
Steak Night One Design Wknd SCYA Harold Adams Team Race Classic
SDYC Knitters Monday Evening Bridge SCYA Harold Adams Team
Prime Rib Night SSSS Winter Series III Cruising Fleet Dinner Mtg.
Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis
Deck Dining (weather permitting) CF La Playa Cruise
SDYC Club Championships
SDYC Knitters SDYC Club Championships Monday Evening Bridge CF La Playa Cruise
Monday Evening Bridge
Prime Rib Night SSSS Winter Series IV
Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis
Deck Dining (weather permitting)
Model Yacht Winter Series II
Monday Evening Bridge SDYC Knitters
Prime Rib night SSSS Winter Series V
Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis Women's Luncheon
Snipe Districts Deck Dining (weather permitting)
Snipe Districts Brown Star Clinic SSSS Saturday Race
Steak Night Snipe Districts Brown Star Clinic
Monday Evening Bridge SDYC Knitters
Prime Rib Night SSSS Winter Series VI
Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis
Valentine's Day Dinner Feb One Design Wknd Valentine's Tennis Mixer
Steak Night Feb One Design Wknd
Monday Evening Bridge SDYC Knitters
Prime Rib Night Cruising Fleet Dinner Mtg. SSSS Winter Series VII
Pasta Night Wednesday Night Tennis
Bridgedeckers Darren & Terry Show
SCYA Midwinters Cruising Fleet Baja Safari SCYA Midwinters
(weather permitting) Cruising Fleet Baja Safari
Steak Night SCYA Midwinters Cruising Fleet Baja Safari SCYA Midwinters
Monday Evening Bridge 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
Deck Dining (weather permitting) CF Coronado YC Cruise
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Steak Thursday, January 22 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Steak Selections and Martinis Enjoy Chef’s Featured
8 oz. Filet $38 12 oz. Ribeye $36 10 oz. New York Strip $32 All Steak Selections Include choice of Soup or Caesar Salad, Twice Baked Potato, Chef’s Select Vegetables, and four sauce selections Please Call 619-221-8400 for Reservations. The Dinner Menu will also be available for your enjoyment.
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FOR SALE: Kettenburg P C # 45 older restoration newer crisp North racing sails see at E74 $6000 fletcher 619 275 7593 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 619-847-5552, John Wilks email@example.com 619-846-7771. Member looking for to partner with an existing sail boat racing program. Have raced for many years, but now find I have the flexibility to pursue this endeavor to a greater degree and would like to partner with a better half. Neil Senturia; neil@ blackbirdv.com, 858-754-3201.
As of December 15, 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. 0-30 DAYS: • White dock steps recovered from Slip E-23 • 10 Masts, approximately 40’ Recovered from 1- Design • 1 Mast w/grey cover approximately 30’ recovered from 1- design • Misc. spars from 10-20’ recovered from 1Design • 3 Yellow kayaks; 2 Hobie, 1 Hobie Mirage • 1 blue boat cover • Grey Alpine inflatable • 4 Sabots; 1 baby blue, 1 green with white stripe, 1 black, 1 white with black stripe • 1 Sietech Hand Dolly • Blue Bulingham dock steps
• Rope/Line approximately 250’ • 2 wooden mast holders • Older blue Suzuki outboard • 2 Saw horses in poor condition • Wrangler Radial Goodyear tire with rim • 17’’ black tire without rim • Mariner motor, grey outboard • Black Evinrude outboard • 10’ EZ loader trailer • Large white dock steps • Grey/ black engine, 2 black mats • 1 white boat seat with 2 grey seats and black piping • Assorted extension cords • Assorted wooden planks • Starfish and sails
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• Raritan Marine water heater • Bimini top with white cover • Blue Tarpoon 120 Wilderness Kayak • Steel dinghy stand • Grey SUP soft carrying bag • Black Schwinn Beach Cruiser • Teal Beach Cruiser with front basket • Black, white, red Schwinn Beach Cruiser • Pink “Next” Parowan mountain bike (child) • 8’ Dhyer- Dow Dinghy • Pair of Wooden Cut n’ Jump Water Skis • 8’ Dinghy float • Assorted ladders • 1 Grey mast tube
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1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106