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OPENING DAY DINNER DANCE


FROM THE COMMODORE COMMODORE - CHARLES SINKS

Our 129th Yachting Season is officially open! The Opening Day race on Saturday April 12 was epic. 40 boats participated and all were having a great time swapping tacks and gybes all across a sun splashed North San Diego Bay. Smiles and waves were seen everywhere. Congrats to Karen Busch on Wani Racing the 2014 Overall Opening Day Race winner. Sunday April 13th – officially declared “San Diego Yacht Club Day in the City of San Diego,” by our Mayor! All the 129th Opening Day festivities occurred under lovely spring skies and excellent weather. The entire weekend was an 11 on a scale of 1-10. From the Opening Day race to the yacht inspections to the dinner dance, then brunch, the ceremonies and the numerous dock-parties afterward...oh, and an unforgettable and truly unique line up of the America’s Cup, Lipton Cup and Etchells World Championship hardware, bore witness to it all. I want to thank everyone involved, especially Paul and Jill Hartley for once again making it all come together so flawlessly. Julie Servais, who is literally just a sneeze away from motherhood, pulled off one of the most fun Opening Day Dinner Dances in recent memory. Great food, music, grog and friends. Julie Servais ROCKS! I have been to the Opening Day ceremony at a lot of yacht clubs over the years, and I can tell you that nobody beats SDYC’s opening... not even close. A round of applause for our incredible SDYC staff. Congratulations to all the award winners. It is impossible to capture in words the top to bottom talent, energy and greatness, both on and off the race course, our Club has within our membership. It’s just magic. Well, now that we’re open. What do we do? We go sailin’! First up, Yachting Cup, May 2nd thru 4th. Regatta Chairwoman (aka wonder woman) Julie Servais (no sneezing, Julie) is at it again and has put together an amazing event. Julie has nothing but fun, food, racing, music, libations, more racing, music and fun teed up for this weekend. A new random leg race will be held on Friday in North Bay. Following that, we have two days of high powered big-boat buoy racing off Pt. Loma on Saturday and Sunday. Yachting Cup is SDYC’s signature regatta, and this year promises to be huge! SDYC will be hosting the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) Mallory Championships May 9-11. This “gobble-de-gook” translates to: the HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL Co-Ed Dinghy CHAMPIONSHIPS. Mallory is the pinnacle of the High School racing season, and a true national championship. Only 20 high school teams representing the seven ISSA districts and nearly 450 high schools from around the USA will be on the starting line. And co-ed means the gals are competing toe to toe with the guys, and the girls usually get the best of ‘em. This racing is really fun to watch! The racing action takes place on the City Front by Grape Street Pier. Post race action will happen at the MBSC right here at SDYC. Good luck to all the SDYC hosted high schools competing. Hot Tip: Two great days to anchor your boat off the maritime museum and watch the kids in action – exciting racing. April Fools is officially over. Sadly, the Prince of Spain is not a new member (a lot of you took the bait on that one!). I reckon Prince Felipe is comfortably at home in Spain sipping on a Dos Equis and fiddling with the rigging on his Soling (that part was true, the Prince is an Olympic sailor) ……..I wonder if he too is anxiously awaiting his invite to the May 25th Buffalo Beach Bash?...... The BB Bash was started to increase awareness of our little treasure out on Catalina and to also raise some much needed funding to keep it operating as we have become accustomed to. There is some rumor about a buffalo chip throwing contest at the Bash? I’ll take the high road and assume these are cookies. I hope to see you there. J/22 Action: Take advantage of the “every other Tuesday J/22 Team Race Clinics” beginning May 13. Team racing is REALLY fun and with top notch coaching to bring you up the curve, a no brainer! Adult Learn to Sail classes kick off May 26th as well…go to the website for details. Mother’s Day at SDYC May 11th. Chef Darren has basically cornered the market; all the best food in San Diego will be at SDYC...Your mom will be thrilled, brunch will be off the charts. Finally, a sure sign that summer is finally arriving in San Diego. Beer Can Races, Yessssss! The races and Beer Can Barbeques at the Club start on May 28th. There is music, great BBQ and plenty of lies from the race course to be told. SDYC will once again be hosting a group of injured servicepeople each week to provide a respite from their daily routines at Balboa Naval Hospital. If you would like to get involved in this great tradition, please contact Ed and Nancy Lazarski who coordinate this through the Community Programs committee. Have a fantastic May everybody. I’ll look forward to seeing you around the Club! Good sailing,

Chuck Sinks, Commodore

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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 79 • Issue 5 Board of Directors Commodore Charles C. Sinks Vice Commodore John L. Laun Rear Commodore Douglas Werner Jr. Staff Commodore Charles B. Hope, Jr.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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

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Opening Day Awards

OPENING DAY

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Opening Day Photos Opening Day Race

CLUB NEWS

General Manager Terry Anglin Mainsheet Editor: Joanne O’Dea & Kirsten Stahl Production: Monica McGovern Deadline: 14th of the month Mainsheet: mainsheet@sdyc.org Website: www.sdyc.org Automated Phone Front Office Dining Room Bar Security Dockmaster Sailing Office Accounting Maintenance Juniors Membership F&B Office Catering Fax Catering Fax ARG Ham Shack

DEPARTMENTS

1 From the Commodore 3 In General 4-5 Membership

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

The Mainsheet is dedicated to providing information relevant to members of San Diego Yacht Club, focusing on timely events, fleet forums and announcements that support the yachting lifestyle. Mainsheet (USPS 024-501) is published monthly (12 issues annually) by the San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106-3005 (619) 221-8400/Fax: (619) 224-3059

10 RC goes to PV 11 Cruising Fleet Events 12 Dave Perry’s Varsity Match Racing Clinic 13 Women’s Events Bridgedeckers/Monday Evening Bridge 14 Kettenberg Classic 15 San Diego Sailing Foundation

ON THE RACE COURSE

16-17 Puerto Vallarta Race 18 Baldwin Cup/Puerto Vallarta Racing Committee 19 Etchells

FLEETS, ETC.

20 ARG & SSS 21 Model Yacht & J/22 22 Buffalo Beach 23 Tennis 24 PC 25 Cycling

MISC.

26 Juniors 27 Community Programs Committee 28 Calendar 29 Classifieds

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Volume 79, Issue 5 Periodical Postage Paid, San Diego, California and at additional mailing offices. Each issue is mailed the last week of the month. An annual subscription rate of $24 is included in membership dues. POSTMASTER-Send address changes to: San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Copyright ©2014. All rights reserved.

Photo by Bayshots Photo by Bob Grieser/Outsideimages.com


IN GENERAL THE DARREN AND TERRY SHOW MAY 8, 2014

6:00pm arrival, 6:30pm event begins The always popular show returns this month featuring what is called the best local winery around San Diego – Fallbrook Winery. Owner Ira Gourvitz will be attending and Darren and Terry will be serving up the food, wine pairings and fun. Reservations are required. $40++ per person.

GREETINGS FROM THE CLUB GENERAL MANAGER - TERRY ANGLIN, CCM CCE club hosts over 700 people each year of the area adding storage for pier ay day! May day! Time to play! for this special day. Happy Day Moms!! floats and machinery. The fun starts with Yachting Cup on May 28 marks the first Beer Can Lastly a few reminds for summer. May 3, 4, and 5. Julie and Dave Servais BBQ of 2014! Always a fun event Please watch your children at all have been working hard to continue with live entertainment and Military times and ensure their safety. While the tradition of this great event. More Appreciation Night. the club has lifeguards, they are not details on the festivities may be viewed As you read this, we will be babysitters. We want everyone to be on the club website. undertaking several significant safe and secure. Also please ensure On Thursday May 8, Darren and projects. The front entry drive to the that all dogs are leashed while on club I are at it again for another D&T club off Anchorage will be getting property and please clean up after Show. In what has become a staple its seal coating and restriping which them. Finally, please do not move the of club entertainment, we are will be followed by a sealing project plastic coyotes from their areas. Staff offering great food with the wines in front of the Star hoist to all the follows a schedule to move them to of Fallbrook Winery for May. In June asphalt laid during the MBSC project confuse the seagulls and relocating we are bringing back, after a one year of 5 years ago. The goal is to keep this them to member’s boats disrupts this absence, Ferrari-Carano Winery. Make area maintained so that we may avoid schedule. If you want a coyote for your reservations on the club website. considerable work and expense at a your boat, please contact me and I will The following weekend we celebrate later date. In addition, plans are being provide you the vendor from whom to Mother’s Day with the annual brunch. made to replace the wooden fence in purchase one of the creatures. If you have not made reservations for front of the Etchells lot and upgrade Have a great summer and I hope to the brunch, please do so quickly as the the appearance and also functionality see you often at the club!

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Wine of the Month

We periodically come across some new juice that we feel is a bit special and is something we want to share with you:

Madness and Cures 2012 Alexander Valley Sanity Red Blend The wine is a blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc and Zinfandel featuring lovely aromatics of blackberry, wild cherry and vanilla. The fruit continues through the palate and finishes with moderate tannins and a nice acidity. Although we are getting a bit warmer and it’s not exactly red wine time, we were impressed with the “lightness” of the juice and thought it would work well for spring. Bottle Pricing, 32.00++; By the Glass Pricing 8.25++

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MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS FLAG

FLAG

STEPHEN HOWE “I would like to get more involved with the San Diego sailing community. I would intend in participating in sailing regattas, race committee and fundraising for the Junior Program.”

ASHOK SURATKAL (BEATRICE MARTURANO) “I love sailing and racing and would love to get more involved with it. I had a late start but I am now ready to make up for the lost ground. SDYC is a great sailing community with some elite sailors as members. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of them and benefitted already from their experience and knowledge.”

RYAN HUMMEL “I plan to raise a family in Point Loma and think the SDYC would be an ideal place to raise my children. I also have several patients who are members and they can’t say enough amazing things about the San Diego Yacht Club.”

ALLSION VANO (GEORGE) “Our long term goal is to purchase a sailboat to continue our passion for sailing. We have been impressed with the enthusiasm for boating we have seen in SDYC friends, and are eager to share in this passion. We plan to have our children participate in the Junior Sailing program.”

MORGAN MILLER (CATHY CRAWFORD) “My reasons for wanting to become a member of the San Diego Yacht Club are to maintain family legacy, now that my parents are older, recreational sailing, boating and to socialize with longtime friends who are members.”

ANN WALKER (JESS) “My husband and I would feel fortunate to belong to a Yacht Club with the admirable reputation this one has. I would enjoy learning how to sail one of your J22s myself! I did not realize you HAD an angling program until recently when talking to our many friends from the Pt.. Loma Association who belong to the SDYC.”

KRISTIN MONTGOMERY (MICHAEL) “I have wonderful memories of growing at the SDYC. The Junior Sailing Program not only taught me the skills of sailing, but I gained independence, learned to be responsible and developed life-long friends. I hope that my children will have the same experience I did.”

JUNIOR FLAG

DANIELLE BERGER “My family has been part of SDYC since 1987 and I feel now is the right time to join myself as I have just moved back to San Diego after 8 years away. I believe the club will provide for an active social life and the opportunity to meet similar people.”

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JUNIOR

TIMOTHY FRAHER “I want to continue my involvement in Junior racing and advance my racing skills. I also wish to serve on the Junior Board. I feel I was born to sail.”

GABRIELLE LANGE “I have been active at the yacht club since 2008 when I began taking sailing classes, helped decorating during the holidays and started working with the wounded warriors each summer. Hopefully I will be sailing in college and it would be an honor to represent SDYC.”


MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE KIRK PARSLEY (CINDY)

“I’m interested in sailing lessons for my children. I would like to crew for races, possibly own or partner on another boat, continue to become a better sailor and make friends with other boat lovers.”

TRANSFER MEMBER

TRANSFER MEMBER

JUNIOR FLAG TO FLAG

FLAG WIDOW TO FLAG

ANDREW CAMPBELL (JACQUELINE)

CAMERON PETER

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 Michael Ehlers (Aaryn) Senior Compliance Analyst, SDG&E Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Norman Reynolds 2nd Sponsor: Martin Muir Brian Marlarkey (Chantelle) Chef, Enlightened Hospitality Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Chris Ghio 2nd Sponsor: Jeff Brown Megan Rebelo (Michael) Public Relations, Self Employed Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Andrew Zucker 2nd Sponsor: Gina Virgilio Alexis Scott Partner, Solare & Scott Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Jennifer Siverts 2nd Sponsor: Tom McBride

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PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE

Anna Joslin (W. Murray) Full time Mom Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Traci Miller 2nd Sponsor: Doug Buddenhagen Amy Denney (Jesse) Teacher, Point Loma High Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Steve Cota 2nd Sponsor: Joe Virgilio

Cristiane Valdez (Marcelo) Head of Business Development, Self Employed Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Dan Friedman 2nd Sponsor: Keith McKenzie

LAST CALL

Sherron Brinker (Michael) Retired, Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: S/C Richard Knoth 2nd Sponsor: Joe Craver Jaclyn Voils (Alexander) MD; Regional Scientific Director, Novartis Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponosor: Sabrina Vierling 2nd Sponsor: Peter Evering

Bruce Kimball – Life 67 Carda “Molly” Clawson – Flag 1115 Annette Frank – Life Widow 104 David Jackson – Life 71

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

619.980.2623 619.840.4804 619.887.1729 619.237-1404 619.392.4477 619.885.1380 619.995-0326 619.838-6353 619.758.6303

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

2014 SDYC Opening Day Awards San Association of Yacht Club Awards Alonzo de Jessop Memorial Award John Adriany John Rumsey Award S/C Bill Campbell Paul J. Hartley Award Molly Pleskus Yacht Racing Union of Southern California Award Youth Excellence Award Will La Dow San Diego Yacht Club Awards Wayne Kight Trophy Tyler Sinks Loch Crane Yacht Design Award Scott Graham Honor Roll Award Jimmy Spithill & Steve Hunt Burgee of Merit Award Bill Pascoe Yacht of the Year Award caper owned by Susan & V/C John Laun Jessop Opening Day Race Awards Class 4 Ben Nieting, J/22 Class 3 Karen Busch, Wani Racing Class 2 Tom Fisher, Viggen Class 1 Mike Hatch, J Almighty Overall Karen Busch, Wani Racing Yacht Inspection Awards: Best Trailerable Boat Best First Time Inspected Boat (Owner) Best First Time Entry Boat Best New Yacht (less than 2 years old) Best Classic Yacht (over 40 years old) Best Power Yacht Best Sail Boat Best Overall

Courageous owned by Scott Graham Niyama owned by Rodney Moll Amps Away owned by Bill Krauss & Jim Richardson Merriment owned by Myron Lyon Sally owned by CF Koehler Livin’ Life owned by Mike Lee Blue Moon owned by Jim & Tracey DeBello Alexa owned by Dan & Becca Rumsey

Photos by John Trice www.johntrice.com

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Tyler Sinks, Wayne Kight Award

“It was a great honor to receive the award and be recognized on opening day. SDYC has so many world class sailors who are more than deserving of the award, I felt especially grateful to have been nominated. Of course, it was even more special to accept the award from my father, it was just a very special day for the Sinks family all around.”

CF Koehler, Best Maintained Classic Yacht

“I have owned Sally for the past 28 years. During that time I had hoped that some day I would be able to bring Sally back to her glory and win the inspection trophy. It is a great honor to be amongst the great yachts at our club that have this award. I am not sure if many of our members are aware of the wonderful classic yachts that are at our club. Many have passed though several owners whose stewardship have kept them for generations of members to enjoy. That has long been my mission for many of my friends at the club that I helped prepare for inspection. Now it is my turn with Sally and I am very proud and grateful for the opportunity. I encourage any fellow member that is passionate about their yacht, to bring her to that level that is worthy of the coveted prize of yacht stewardship and husbandry.”

Mike Lee, Best Maintained Power Yacht

“We’re very thankful and honored to win the “Best Maintained Power Yacht” award. We purchased our 2006 Navigator 57 in May 2013. It was my wife Lynn’s idea to sell our house and live aboard. How cold I say no to that? We believe happiness is found in the journey….not the destination so we held a renaming ceremony at SDYC last June to call her Livin’ Life. It’s been a lot of work and fun upgrading and restoring her to better than new condition. I told a couple SDYC friends we planned to enter the competition and they said something like “yeah…good luck, but you live aboard with a dog and cat. Live-aboards never win these things.” Was a great surprise to win and a really fun day!”

Bill Pascoe, Burgee of Merit

“I was thrilled to have received the Burgee of Merit. I never expected to receive such recognition for something I consider an honor and a privilege, working with a very talented, dedicated and intelligent Board of Directors and yacht club volunteers who all work together to make SDYC the finest yacht club in the world. I look forward to further service to the club and to the mission of promoting yachting and sailing. Receiving the Burgee of Merit is the highlight of my involvement in yachting and yacht racing. I am truly humbled by the award.”

Daniel Rumsey, Best Maintained Overall

Photos by John Trice

“Becca and I were thrilled to win the award, and to join the exclusive list of former recipients of the Sefton Trophy! Anyone who owns a sailing yacht can appreciate that it’s very much a labor of love, and to be honored for our efforts in maintaining Alexa to the highest standards expected to win the award is very much appreciated.”

Steve Hunt, Honor Roll Award

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“I’m extremely flattered and grateful to be added to the SDYC Honor Roll along side Jimmy Spithill this year. It was a surreal experience to be called on stage by Commodore Sinks and asked to stand beside the Lipton Cup, Americas Cup and Etchells Worlds trophy as the Commodore spoke such flattering words about my sailing achievements and dedication to the high school team. Members of the SDYC honor roll are the who’s who of sailing and I still have not wrapped my head around being amongst such talent. To receive the award in front of such successful and well respected yacht club members is a moment in my life I will never forget.” Will LaDow, Youth Excellence Award “When I heard the news, I was very excited! It is such an honor to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. Thanks to the Yacht Racing Union of Southern California for naming me as their 2013 Youth Excellence award recipient. Unfortunately I was out of town during Opening Day. Luckily my wonderful parents were able to receive the award on my behalf. It has been a privilege growing up at the San Diego Yacht Club and it is no secret I have the club to thank for much of my success both on and off the water. I am both humbled and grateful for such an honor. Thank you.”

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OPENING DAY

Photos by John Trice www.johntrice.com

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OPENING DAY RACE

RACE COMMITTEE BY SUSI GRAFF Photos by Jim Tomcik

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club members brought their boats, crews and “A” game to the 2014 Opening Day Regatta. The day was Chamber-of-Commerce perfect, with sun, puffy clouds and a nice bit of wind. The course took racers from Buoy 17 near Shelter Island out the channel to a mark near Buoy 10, then all the way down the bay to a mark near the entrance to the Marriott Marina, and finally back to Buoy 17. This was a “pursuit” style race, with the slowest boats starting first and the fastest starting last. The starting sequence lasted from noon (five club J/22’s) to 12:45 (Blue Blazes), with a strong outgoing tide throughout it all and the breeze averaging 10 knots. The tide made Corinthian face the “wrong way,”

pointing down the bay instead of into the wind and direction of the course. Even with the strong tide, only one boat was over early. With winds reaching up to 16 knots, boats were flying around the course. The R/C spied a few round-ups as boats tried to hold their kites on a tight reach around the North Island corner. We were also entertained by Artie Means and Ty Reed who came out with their kiteboards and put on a show for all in the bay. The first boat to finish was Karen Busch and Ben Mitchell’s Ericson 35 Wani Racing, which zoomed around the 11mile course in 1 hour and 57 minutes. An I-20 catamaran Hobbledehoy, one of 4 “exhibition” crafts sailing the course (2 cats and the 2 kiteboards), finished second but sailed the course in just a little over an hour having started 40 minutes after Wani Racing. Third went to one of the club J/22’s, skippered by Ben Nieting.

A great day was had by everyone, including the Race Committee volunteers: SDYC members Dan Brown, Mike Dore, Ann Folting, Jim Person, Jim Tomcik and Pete Whitby; Gary Adler (CalYC) and Waterfront Manager Jeff Johnson rounded out the crew. Thanks to all for the excellent work, as always. Sail fast… live slow!

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CLUB NEWS SDYC RACE COMMITTEE GOES TO PUERTO VALLARTA BY NANCY BERNER

On March 15, SDYC’s Principal Race

Officer Bruce Greene led a group of eight Race Committee volunteers to Puerto Vallarta to spend a week running the J24 North American Championships followed by a week managing the MEXORC races. A good, if somewhat tiring, time was had by all. The Marina Riviera Nayarit hosted the J/24’s and with the help of the Mexican Navy, provided boats and personnel. Our first week was spent in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a small town on the north side of Bahia de Banderas blessed with a beautiful marina. The Mexican Navy provided our Race Committee boats and basic ingenuity and problem solving skills provided the rest. Presented with a small anchor

that only reluctantly kept the fishing ponga/pin boat in place, Ian Trotter, with Nancy Berner serving as semiliterate Spanish translator, explained the problem to his assistants, Jorge and Javier. Javier, a local fisherman and our ponga driver, assured Ian that it was no problem, and the next day provided a large, flat, rock. Ian jury rigged an attachment between rock and line - problem solved. Even better, Javier prepared and served homemade ceviche, an unexpected lunch time treat. For week two we traveled 25 kilometers to relocate in Puerto Vallarta for MEXORC, where the competitors ranged from J70s to SDYC’s 72 foot

Velos, a challenging race management assignment for PRO Bruce and his team, and further occasion to practice the fine art of winging it. The races ranged from our familiar windwardleeward courses to a pursuit start race stretching around the bay and down past the old city of Puerto Vallarta before finishing near the marina entrance. Far removed from radio range, the signal boat Andante generously provided and skippered by Bob Shinn - communicated with mark set crew Louie Zimm and Mike Dore by text message. Given the distance they had to travel, Mike and Louie ended up on the very speedy, and rather intimidating Mexican Navy gun boat. Complete with guns. After spending 14 of 15 days on the water, the RC crew returned to San Diego, satisfied with the job done, and glad to return to the familiarity of SDYC and Corinthian. A job well done by Bruce, Ann Folting, Louie and Gordie Zimm, Mike Dore, Ian Trotter, Summer Greene and Nancy Berner.

Mother’s Day Brunch Celebration

Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

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CLUB NEWS

The Del Mar Cruise is scheduled for May 16, 17 & 18 The cruise will begin at noon Friday the 16 and we will have a BBQ dinner Friday night at the SMYC area. Saturday night we will have dinner in Oceanside at a place to be determined. We will dinghy in to Oceanside. There will be a World Championship Mexican Train contest Saturday afternoon with prizes for the winners and least obvious cheaters. The raft will break up before noon Sunday the 18th. Cruising Fleet Dinner Meeting Our guest speaker for our May 20th Cruising Fleet Dinner will be our new Mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer who is also a Club member. Be sure to sign up early! If you are not a member of our Cruising Fleet and would like to join, please go to our website and click on “Joining the Cruising Fleet” tab. Kelly Dahill, our membership chair, will be very willing to get you signed up and help you start meeting our members. If you own a boat and would like to join us on some of our cruises or if you don’t own a boat but would like to just have fun and meet some of the best people in the Club, become one of us!

Crusing Fleet Update

Our Cruising Fleet continues with a very active social and cruising schedule. Please read and enjoy the reports for our Coronado Cruise in March and the upcoming cruises and events. Our Cruise this month is, May 16-18 to Del Mar Basin. The Cruising Fleet dinner speaker on May 20th is our new Mayor! Also, don’t forget to sign up for our June BBQ and cruise in June. We plan to have the BBQ on Saturday evening and the boats participating in the Cruise will be med-tied on the guest dock. Friday evening will include cocktails and potluck on the guest dock.

March Cruising Fleet Cruise Report

11 boats made the trek to the basin by Coronado Cays YC. Everybody anchored and rafted under the watchful oversight of the Benson and Martin cruise captains. Then the fun began. As usual it was the old friends and new friends mix that make cruise fleet cruises memorable. Friday night was a CYOB (consume your own booze) cocktail hour with lots of laughter.

Dinner was at CCYC. They treated us like minor royalty. Our members were the last ones off the dance floor and they all agreed the band, Breezin, should make a visit to SDYC. Saturday at high tide a flotilla of 5 dinghies went south of the Cays to find a mystery anchorage, a little known spot with a channel into it. Saturday night began with “Irish” hors d’oeuvres with a prize going to best of the best. The closest most of the providers could get to Irish was green. Even Irish guacamole counted. The award went to a very tasty corned beef dip. After dinner we gathered, mostly on the Lake’s boat, for the first annual “Todd and the Bloomers” comedy show. Rodney Dangerfield (aka Todd Bloom) got “no respect” but lots of laughs and was followed by the Bloomers (the rest of us) telling at least one joke each. A road trip is unlikely due to the x-rated Bloomers. Sunday brunch was enjoyed by all, well all except some cruise co-captains who failed to get up on time. The weather had been near perfect. Next stop Mission Bay next month.

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CLUB NEWS

DAVE PERRY’S VARSITY MATCH RACING CLINIC BY JOHN REITER

This clinic was coached by four-time

National Match Racing Champion Dave Perry, author of the North U Match Racing Playbook. Dave coached the advanced tactics and strategies needed to be competitive and successful in Match Racing on the National level. On the water, he ran the sailors through all the scenarios, with onthe-spot feedback, and video replay after sailing - pushing the sailors until 9:00 both Friday and Saturday nights. Teams attending were from Cal, UCI, CDM HS, UBC (British Columbia), Royal

Vancouver YC, and a team from Chicago YC. The clinic focused on the four major aspects of Match Racing: Pre-Start * Upwind Tactics * Downwind Tactics * Killing Penalties. A great time was had by all with on the water support from Director Reiter as RC both days, and guest coach Mike Pinkney from Balboa YC. Karen Butler brought out a fresh group of Umpires in Training to give sailors real world scenarios on Sunday. Thanks to the membership for their continued support of the J/22 fleet which keeps these events possible, and the SDYC at the forefront of the sport.

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CLUB NEWS

SDYC WOMENS EVENTS Nautical Attire Fashion Show Looking Good on the Boat and In the Bar! with Fashions prsented by Mary Jo Plumbtree of Tuesday, May 6th 6:00 PM

“From Undercover Cop to Chief of Police” Luncheon with SDYC Member and San Diego Police Chief

Shelly Zimmerman Wednesday, June 4th 11:30am $16

We will have Raffle Items, with all monies going to O:HHH to support our military Sign up online at www.sdyc.org or call (619) 221-8400 48 Hour Cancellation policy

BRIDGEDECKERS BY DEEGEE FARRELL

There

is a certain amount of commotion going on here at SDYC as our maintenance crews begin polishing, painting, and varnishing our beautiful club in preparation for Opening Day taking place April 12 and 13. Take the time to look inside our trophy cases. Bonnie Richard and her “Trophy Team” worked hours to make each trophy sparkle. The Club is looking GOOD! Thank you to Lisa and all the wait staff that set up the La Playa Room for our round robin bridge game. They set up tables, chairs, glasses and pitchers of water on Thursday mornings. Thank you also to the staff members that serve our lunches at noon. Gustavo and staff make sure our food is prepared just the way we ask for it. And always with big smiles and helpful

attitudes. We appreciate you all so much. Doris Ellsworth was our Hostess for the month of March and, I think, she should get a trophy for the Best Maintained bridge room. Doris arrived at the Club very early each Thursday morning setting up the tablecloths, cards, score sheets, pencils etc. She tended to every single detail and had it completed before any of us even arrived. She also brought cookies and candy each Thursday. THANK YOU Doris for all your efforts. The Hostess for the month of May will be Nancy Peckham. We play bridge every Thursday from 10 until 2:30 with lunch at noon. If you would like to play bridge with us call Nancy Peckham at: 619 222-5525. Winners for the month of March were: Jane Baldwin, Sherron Brinker, *Doris Ellsworth, *Phyllis Haynes, Jane Kenny, *Nancy Knight, Jean Kremm, Jeanne Lynch, Nancy Peckham,

D’Neane Wilkinson, and Cathy Worthington. *denotes First Place

MONDAY EVENING BRIDGE Monday Evening Bridge at SDYC will be held on May 12 at 6:30 PM. This is a relaxed, lively and fun game, open to all members and guests. Many players meet early in the bar for a casual dinner. Congratulations to our March winners: 1st-D’Neane Wilkinson, 2ndLiz Piazzoni, 3rd-Billy Satterwhite. To reserve your seat at the game, please RSVP by May 9 to Stan Nadel or Cecilia Carrick at 619-222-2254 or smnadel@cox.net. Reserve early to avoid disappointment. The game begins promptly at 6:30 PM, playing four rounds of bridge.

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CLUB NEWS

KETTENBURG CLASSIC Presented by the Ancient Mariners

CLASSIC YACHT

regatta

Sailing Society, the 2014 edition of the Kettenburg and Classic Yacht Regatta will be hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club on June 27 through June 29. San Diego Yacht Club has hosted the Kettenburg and Classic Yacht Regatta since 2011, when Ancient Mariners Sailing Society expanded the format of its long running annual Kettenburg Regatta to include classic, full keel, sail and power boats of all makes. The 2014 KCY Regatta event features the inaugural KCY Charity Cup, which is sponsored by leading Southern California tenant-only representation

firm, Hughes Marino. The Sunday bay race results are separately scored to determine the Hughes Marino KCY Charity Cup Race results. All proceeds of the Hughes Marino KCY Charity Cup will be donated by AMSS to Maritime Museum of San Diego, Ronald McDonald Charities of San Diego, and Southern California youth/junior sailing programs. The regatta kicks-off on Friday afternoon June 27 with a Concours d‘Elegance held on the front dock of SDYC. Racing activities commence on Saturday with a skippers’ meeting that is followed by two buoy-races on the Coronado Roads. The racing action concludes on Sunday with a long bay race.A special feature of the Sunday bay race is the location of the startfinish line: right in front of the club

reminiscent of how it was done in the old days. Great social events are planned throughout the weekend. A welcome reception is planned for the front dock on Friday evening in conjunction with the Concours d’Elegance. Following the Saturday buoy races, a post-race reception is planned. A bit later in the evening, a dinner will be served on the SDYC main deck followed by a photo montage of the Concours entries by famed sports photographer Bob Grieser. The evening will conclude with a presentation of the Concours judging results and awards. A final reception will be held following the Sunday Bay Race at which time race awards/prizes will be presented.

Schedule of Events Friday, June 27, 2014

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COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION AS WE HELP SUPPORT THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO, RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SAN DIEGO, AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUTH SAILING PROGRAMS

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COMPETITIVE CLASS RACING • MED TIE MOORINGS

・ SCENIC BAY RACE

・ CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

・ SPECTACULAR SUMMER BBQ DINNER

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・ SCENIC BAY RACE

・ CHARITY CUP RACE

・LOTS OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT

・ CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

・ CHARITY CUP RACE

OPEN TO ALL CLASSES OF WOODEN SAILBOATS AND POWER BOATS, INCLUDING ALL KETTENBURG MAKES AND MODELS

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・ SPECTACULAR SUMMER BBQ DINNER

・LOTS OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT

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OPEN TO ALL CLASSES OF WOODEN SAILBOATS AND POWER BOATS, INCLUDING ALL KETTENBURG MAKES AND MODELS

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Registration (Jessop Classroom) Concours d’Elegance (SDYC Front/Guest Dock) Welcome Reception (SDYC Front/Guest Dock

0900 Skippers’ Meeting (SDYC Sail Wash Lawn) 1200 Buoy Race 1 To follow Buoy Race 2 1600 – 1800 Crew Photos (at each boat) 1700 – 1830 Post-Race Reception (SDYC Front/Guest Dock) 1830 – 2100 Dinner, Presentation and Concours d’Elegance Awards (SDYC Main Deck/Jessop Class

room)

Sunday, June 29, 2014 1200 – 1500 Bay Race/KCY Charity Cup Race and Power Boat Cruise 1530 – 1700 Awards Ceremony and Farewell Celebration (SDYC Main Deck)


CLUB NEWS

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ON THE RACE COURSE

PUERTO VALLARTA RACE BY STEVE MALOWNEY

The San Diego Yacht Club’s biennial

Twenty-three boats entered the 2014 PV Race with nine boats starting on Friday, March 14 and fourteen boats on Saturday, March 15. The fleet for this year’s event nearly doubled from 2012, and race chairman Steve Malowney would like to continue the momentum into the next race. “We’d love to increase participation and sponsorship and perhaps add a cruising class for 2016. Since the PV Race is a feeder for the highly popular MEXORC regatta, we worked closely with MEXORC organizers on the dates of both events in addition to hotel selection, marina, and sponsorship.” There was depth in the mono-hull entries with twenty-one boats divided into four groups. Division 4 (4 boats) had the classic Lapworth designed Westward, doing the West Coast ocean racing circuit this year and who placed well in the 2013 Transpac… up to the classic maxi Velos (Tanton 73). Division 3 (5 boats) was the ‘50ish’ class including the venerable SC 50s, a J/125, and Rogers 46. Division 2 was the Sleds “West Coast 70s” class (6 boats). It is always a good thing when the sleds show up; they are the hallmark of West Coast downwind sailing. Division 1 was the “turbo’d class” (6 boats). These speedsters are smaller than the Sleds, but often have an extra forward gear, being lighter and faster due to their newer designs and mostly carbon construction that follow the philosophy of the “TP52’s ” -- boats like R/P 52s Vincitore and Meanie, and 60+ footers like STP65 - Bad Pak and R/P 63 Invisible Hand. In general terms, 2014 favored the

Shore Crew - L to R - back row: Commodore Chuck Sinks, Lynn Sinks, Jerelyn Biehl, Margaret Malowney, Steve Malowney, middle row: Tracey Miller, Bob Shinn, Mike Satterly, Front row: Gabby Paacheco, Karen Bush

smaller boats and Friday starters. The Division 3 and 4 boats started Friday, March 14, and got off the coast in a moderate but steady breeze. After 24hrs of sailing most of them had committed to staying off shore (recommended at a very informative skippers’ meeting with a weather briefing from BuoyWeather and Peter Isler) and were well down past Punta Baja, gybing for some easterly progress. Saturday March 15, the Division One and Two boats and the Multi-hulls roared out of Point Loma on a better developed westerly breeze, but in 15 hours, most of the fleet was parked up at San Carlos while the Friday starters managed to escape the hole and kept steady progress south. By the time the sleds got going again mid-Monday, the Friday group was well past Cedros Island. This was key for the ‘little’ boats to stay in the game for overall honors. Lastly I would like to recognize the San Diego race committee and many other volunteers who organized and worked tirelessly to put this race together over the past 18 months (with excellent support from Commodore Sinks). This team included Karen Busch (my right hand for the committee) who did a yeoman’s job coordinating the design and creation of the trophies and merchandise, manned the table selling the PV merchandise and who orchestrated the awards presentations at the PV Westin, and my other great committee members: Traci Miller, my communications lead, Ben Mitchell NOR/

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SI’s, class breaks and marketing to the Sled class; John Gladstone, marketing and sponsorship through North Sails; Lani Spund, SC50/52’s; Lois Harrington, design and artwork and Peter Isler for the safety and tactics briefings he did at both skipper’s meetings. A huge thank you is due to San Diego Yacht Club members Captain Robert (Bob) Shinn and Dr. Mike Satterlee on the Race Committee. Dr. Mike Satterlee, a previous winner of the PV race who lives in Sayulita, did all the local logistics. Again our dedicated SDYC employeesWaterfront Director Jeff Johnson who besides being PRO manned the finish boat for almost five days; Regatta Adminstrator/ WebMaster Jared Wolgemuth who did all the web development and communications, organized the skippers packets and documentation then greeted all the finishers at the docks; Dining Room Manager Gabby Pacheco who was our liaison and guide in Puerto Vallarta; Dockmaster Joe Ravitch who made room for all the out of town boats and Catering Manager Amy Snyder who knows how to throw a party. And finally to acknowledge the continuing support from Jorge Gamboa and Mexican Board of Tourism, President of the Puerto Vallarta Tourist Trust who sponsored the awards dinner at the Puerto Vallarta Westin Resort attended by over 300 sailors, guests and dignitaries.

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

Puerto Vallarta Race finished its 32nd edition with great success and positive feedback from race competitors and sponsors alike. Although winds were light for the majority of the race, the weather showcased southern California and Mexico’s near perfect conditions with sunny skies and warm temperatures for the 1,000 NM race from Point Loma to Puerto Vallarta.


ON THE RACE COURSE

Condor 1 - Bowman aboard Condor sorts things out...

Condor 2 - Crew aboard Condor running south (owner Lindy Thomas is standing in the companionway in the dark blue vest

Peligroso 1 - Crew and owner Lorenzo Berno aboard the Kernan 70’ “Peligroso” shortly after finishing

Bretwalda trophy - Owner Bob Pethick from California YC/Detroit MI and crew at the awards. 1st overall, and Division 3

Finish crew - L to R: SDYC member Mike Slatterly, PV Chair Steve Malowney, SDYC member Bob Shinn (owner of the finish boat “Adante”/43’ Grand banks) Commodore Chuck Sinks

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Photos by Jeff Johnson, Bob Steele, Jared Wohlegemuth & Kirsten Stahl

Bretwalda Crew 3 - Overall winner Bretwalda 3’s crew after they reached the dock


ON THE RACE COURSE BALDWIN CUP BY TYLER SINKS Photos by Jeffrey Thayer

On the weekend of April 4-6, SDYC

sent a team comprised of College All Americans, National Champions, America’s Cup Sailors and former US Sailing Olympic Team members, to compete in the 2014 Baldwin Cup. The Baldwin Cup is one of the preeminent keel boat team race regattas hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club in Harbor 20’s every April. The regatta attracts high caliber teams representing different yacht clubs hailing from all across the United States and the UK. Team SDYC was fortunate enough to field an incredibly talented team made up of: Michael Anderson-Mitterling, Nick Martin, Brad Rodi, Commodore Chuck Sinks, Brian Haines, Brian Stanford, Tyler Sinks and Melanie Roberts. The Baldwin Cup, like other top tier team races, is known for its stiff competition and nail biting racing and this year was no different. On the first day of racing, team SDYC came out of the gates hot boasting a 3-1 record during the first half of the day. As the day wore on and the racing intensified, the team dropped some tough races. In 4 vs. 4 team racing, every race is a battle to the end with the primary objective to either break away with a 1,2,3,X or drive the opponents into a 7,8 (1,2,7,8 loses). The magic number with 4 vs. 4 team racing is 17, 17 total points or less wins. This style of team racing differs from the traditional 3 vs. 3 and it requires a lot more math (The USC alums found this to be the biggest challenge of the weekend. Fight on!). After a strong start in the first round robin, the team took some tough losses and quickly found themselves with their back against the wall. The top 6 teams would advance to the gold round as the bottom 6 would fight for 7th in the silver round. After

some questionable umpire calls, poor communication and lousy team racing execution, team SDYC sealed their fate with a loss to Royal Thames Yacht Club. In heartbreaking fashion, the team missed the gold round and was relegated to the silver flight to duke it out for 7th. Missing the gold round was a huge disappointment. The team worked hard to prepare for the event, posting strong finishes in the lead-up regattas

and scrimmages. Had we not prepared enough? Were we over confident? Were we victims of bad luck? We tried to find answers, but one thing was clear; if you’re complacent, you will be passed. Looking ahead,

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I’m excited about the future for Team SDYC. We have world class facilities, a fleet of boats, some of the best sailors in the world, full support from the club and all their resources and perfect weather to train year around. I know the team is excited and hungry to come back next year more prepared and better equipped. On behalf of the 2014 Baldwin Cup Team, we’d like to thank the competition Fund for your support.


ON THE RACE COURSE

ETCHELLS By BILL PASCOE

The Etchells Midwinters West (MWW) regatta had the trappings of a full blown world championship. Based upon the multiple tuning programs, practices and the world class talent (Brun, Beckman, Hunt, Doyle, “Madro”, and Busch, to name a few) a lay observer could easily conclude that San Diego Yacht Club and Etchells Fleet 13 were heading into another world championship schedule. Indeed, Etchells MWW proved to be another great regatta with 16 entries, great race committee work and vintage San Diego conditions: variable winds ranging from 10-12 in the early to midafternoon to lightening and backing breezes as the afternoon progressed into evening. Although the right was often favored, intermittent 20 degree left shifts kept the tacticians honest, as your author can attest. At the end of the regatta, only one winner would be crowned. After three race days and ten races, two time world champion Vince Brun, sailing with Nick Martin and Rodney “Balls” Hagelbols, dominated the sixteen boat fleet with a total score of 22. Bruce Nelson’s Rhino finished in a close second with 23 points. Nelson

held off Tom Carruthers and 2013 World Champion Marvin Beckman, who each finished with 28 points. Our Pacific Northwest contingent was aptly represented by Frederic Laffitte, who finished in fifth with 48 points even after an unfortunate collapse on day two. Sailing with Madro, Jim Cunningham also had strong finishes for sixth place, followed by perennial favorite Andrew Whittome (Down Under) in seventh. Also showing periodic blasts of speed were Blaine Pedlow (1149) and Xavier Sheid, who recently took 665 out of mothballs after a ten year hiatus. Geoff Davis’ LOLA also had periodic strong finishes, although LOLA will be looking forward to Commodore Sinks joining the ranks of Staff Commodores so that he can resume the championship form of 2013. For those who did not whet their appetites for stiff competition, the Etchells April One Design Weekend (April 5, 6) provided another opportunity to do so. With three Etchells World Champions, (two time champions Bill Hardesty and Vince Brun and 2013 World Champion Marvin Beckman sailing with Steve Hunt) there was no shortage of talent. Throw into the mix Star World champion Eric Doyle , and perennial fleet champion Bruce Nelson, there was plenty of competition despite only 12 boats making the start line.

After three races on Saturday, with a three way tie for 1st, it looked as though the April ODW could be anyone’s weekend. However, on Sunday a very focused Bill Hardesty and company showed to take two bullets and dominate the day. Arguably, the field for the ODW was even better that the Midwinters, with two time World Champion Bill Hardesty coming out for the fun. On both Saturday and Sunday, true breeze started at 240 and slowly clocked right. As the breeze filled in, however, conditions turned perfect with periodic lanes of 12 knot breezes and an ambient wind of 8-10 knots. Like the MWW, the right could not be relied upon for every race, keeping the tacticians honest and creating passing lanes. As of this article, there are rumors that at least two boats could change hands, with both boats remaining in San Diego. There are several experienced sailors who are showing interest. Bottom line, the fleet is on the upswing. If you have ever considered joining the most competitive one design keelboat on the west coast, now is the time to do it. See you on the race track for Orca Bowl, May 17 and 18. Orca Bowl promises to be a great regatta, with Kjeld’s ever popular barbecued brisket and, possibly, some other culinary surprises.

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FLEETS, ETC. AMATEUR RADIO USES SATELLITES FOR WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS BY PETER VAN HORNE

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mateur radio operators have always used the latest technologies to improve their ability to communicate. In the early 1900’s amateurs used spark transmitters which actually used a high voltage electrical spark to generate radio waves. Spark transmitters were not efficient and generally worked over limited distances except for very large commercial stations using 10’s of killowatts of power. In the 1930’s different types of transmission, CW and AM, were adopted by amateurs. These new operating modes enabled worldwide communications with power levels under 1,000 watts. In the 1950’s and 60’s SSB or single sideband became the popular voice operating mode enabling

SSSS BY DEEGEE VAN HORNE

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e are continuing to have great sailing weather for the spring series with as many of 14 sabots out on the water every Tuesday. All races start at 11:30am followed by lunch on the clubhouse deck with lots of chatter and sailing camaraderie. Men’s Mayhem…Thank you all Men’s Mayhemers for joining in on the fun of racing! The SSSS has been hosting this event since in the 1970’s! It always is a highlight of the year. Originally created by the SSSS fleet, the ladies wanted their husbands to show how difficult it is to sail a sabot. Post event, the ladies often received new sails, repairs to their boats and sometimes even a new boat! Today, the men still come

improved communications quality and distance with less interference. Along the way amateurs put stations in their cars, mobile homes, and boats. After WWII backpack portable surplus equipment became available which evolved to today’s pocket-size handheld radios. One of the fastest growing operating modes for amateur radio today uses special satellites built and operated by amateur radio operators. Today you can make contacts easily using handheld radios. Amateur radio operation using satellites probably started early than you would guess. The first Amateur Radio satellite was launched in 1961, four years after Sputnik! The satellite was named OSCAR 1 http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSCAR Over the past 50 years many satellites have been launched and used by operators around the world. There are currently five amateur satellites operating reliably, including one on the International Space Station! Today’s operators can connect to satellites using low cost handheld

radios and antennas. This Youtube video demonstrates using the inexpensive Baofeng VHF/UHF radio owned by many SDARG members and a $10 MFJ-1717s antenna available on Amazon.com to make contacts through satellites: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=mv4K41Ztax8 You can use the HamSatHD application available for iPad and iPhone to track satellites and determine the best time for accessing a satellite passing over your location. The amateur radio satellites are in low Earth orbit and move fast. Making contacts using satellites requires knowing your location and using a compass to orient your antenna to the right direction for following the satellite. There are many clubs around the world who focus on amateur satellite operation. Here is a link to one: http://www.w4cn.org/about-hamradio/satellite-communications For more information on amateur satellite operation visit the main source for amateur radio satellites: www.amsat. org.

out and race and showing up with some fierce competition as many of them grew up racing sabots and some becoming national champs! I want to personally thank all of the Men’s Mayhem volunteers. We cannot do this race without you! Your volunteer spirit is true to the adventures of sailing, racing and the love of the sport. This year SDYC is hosting the Sr. Sabot Nationals on June 14th and 15th at Mission Bay Yacht Club. Due to the sailing space constraints in La Playa, MBYC graciously agreed to assist us in hosting this grand event. Thank you Jim Hecht of MBYC, Michael O’Connell and Geves Kenny who are co-chairing this event. We need your help to make this event shine for our club. If you have a little time to spare to help with event coordination on the weekend of June 14 and 15, please let myself know or Michael or Geves. We appreciate

your support! Please purchase a t-shirt for this event! They are really great!!! The SSSS also races once a month on a Saturday. So, if you can’t make the Tuesday, come join us on Saturday! Check out the SSSS fleet calendar online at www.sdyc.org/fleets/ssss/ senior_sabots for our sailing dates. Come out and join the SSSS for fun on and off the water!

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FLEETS, ETC.

MODEL YACHT FLEET BY DAVID RYAN

Every year the arrival of the Spring

Equinox in late March heralds the imminent arrival of the official beginning of the yachting season, Opening Day. While, compared with the rest of the country, we clearly are spoiled, nestled in our climatic “Goldielocks zone” in San Diego. That being said, when the number of hours of daylight surpasses the hours of daily darkness, it brings with it a sense of anticipation of the forth-coming opportunities to enjoy this year’s cornucopia of yachting events at our great club. Nowhere is the effect of longer daylight hours felt more impactfully than the model yacht fleet, with our 29 days of racing this year. While we have yet to hit “full stride” with the kick-off of our weekly, Friday evening “Sunset

J/22 FLEET BY STEVE HUNT News from the J/22 Fleet New Membership Levels for 2014 Junior Flag members and Junior member children of Flag Members may join the Fleet at the annual rate of $300, Crew membership for $75 a year. Highest membership level is Life Member, $5,000 contribution to the sailing foundation towards the J/22 Capital account. Show your support for the fleet and sign up now! Tuesday Night Training Want to improve your sailing and have a blast doing it? Join the SDYC J/22 Fleet Tuesday Night Training program. The “mini clinics” will take place every

Sailing” series at the end of May, interest and participation continues to be strong through this early point in the racing season. In addition, in recent weeks, there has been an emerging strong representation from the club’s junior racing contingency. We look forward to the opportunity the younger sailors bring, pitting their superior sensory and motor skills, including depth perception and reaction time, against the experience, knowledge and judgment of our more “seasoned” skippers. This fleet diversification will also lead to some memorable chances to share tuning tips as well as tactical maneuvers. However, the most significant

consequence of these encounters will be the opportunity for camaraderie between two demographics within our club that may normally not have had a chance to engage in friendly competition against each other. At this point, it looks like it should be an exciting “win-win” situation. While the results of the Spring Series II held on April 26th, are not yet available as of this writing, we had a solid turnout with 11 boats for the first installment. The results are shown below, with Larry Adams narrowly edging out John Rudderham to take top honors. Finally, the annual “high point” series (after 1 throw-out) is tight at the top, with only 4 points separating the top three skippers. John Landon is leading, closely followed by Larry Adams and Sandy Purdon. It’s clear in the photo from last year’s Corte Madera regatta that John was willing to try anything to take his game to the next level, apparently by learning to become “one” with the race course. But, as they say in baseball, “it’s a long season”.

other Tuesday Night, May 6th through June 24th from 5:30 p.m. until dark (four sessions) and will be coached by Steve Hunt, three time Etchells world champion, 2013 coach of the year and professional sailor. The sessions will start with a short lesson, followed by fun on the water drills catered to the level of the group, and end with an informative debrief. Skippers sign up for the four sessions, bring a few crew each Tuesday and have a blast (three to four person teams are ideal). Space is limited and comes with free with a J/22 Fleet skipper membership. Visit the J/22 Fleet website to sign up.http://sdyc.org/race/forms/j22_ tuesday Interested crews - convince your skipper to sign up, or just show up Tuesday nights and fill in any vacancies.

13th from 5:30 p.m. until dark (four sessions), SDYC J/22 Fleet will host Team Racing Tuesdays in J/22’s. Team SDYC and other team racing enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. There will be professional coaches, productive training and lots of fun. Cost for the team race training is $15 per session. The program is designed and managed by Steve Hunt, please contact him for more information at stevedhunt@mac. com, or visit the J/22 website at http:// sdyc.org/fleets/j_22_fleet. J/22 Wednesday Night Beer Cans J/22 Beer Cans in La Playa start May 7th! These races are very casual. We set a course and use the sabot automated timing system and just race. There is no scoring. We usually manage to get in 4-5 windward/leeward twice around races an evening. Membership in the J/22 program required, reserve your J/22 on the fleet website.

Team Racing Tuesdays Every other Tuesday beginning May

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FLEETS, ETC.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

2:00-7:00 PM

$15/person or $50/family of 6 *Burgers *Hot Dogs *Salads * Desserts, Silent Auction & Raffle RSVP: www.SDYC.ORG/Facilities/Buffalo/Buffalobeach/Bash Non-SDYC Friends and family welcome!

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The annual Buffalo Beach Tent reservation ”camp-out and hang-out” was a huge success on March 15 . Next on th the “fun and play” list is the 6 Annual Buffalo Beach Bash on May 25. It is the “next best thing” to being there. The theme this year is “26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a’waitin me…” Yeah! Start singing and grab your Buffalo Beach Buddies and come on down to the Club for an unforgettable afternoon of family fun!

WANTED: Your support for the Buffalo Beach Bash! We need Raffle Items (gift certificates and auction items), ticket takers, construction workers, photographers, “worker bees”, fun people! CONTACT: Cathy Cibit: 619-944-8516 or cibit@cox.net or Cathy Jorgensen: 619-977-3052 cajorgy1@cox.net 22 • M AY 2 014 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g


FLEETS, ETC.

TENNIS BY KEITH DANON

Opening

day was a blast! We currently have over 120 active Tennis Fleet members. Our Tennis Pavilion was “the” place to be. Talk about fun, the Pavilion was happening. People stopped by to have a tropical drink, get more information on joining our Fleet, order engraved pavers, and see what new cool stuff we have for sale. Not enough, there’s more… We had plenty of hitters get involved in our Ball Machine Challenge. Each contestant got 5 balls hit to them and when they successfully got the ball back, they were given a raffle ticket. For a champagne drinker…. a potential golden ticket. Congratulations to our winner, Anne Chambers, for taking home a double magnum of Gloria Ferrer champagne. Thanks to

Ian Adleberg and Becca Rumsey for making that happen. Kudos go out to Cam Peters, Briana Ruff, Bruce Buddenhagen and Niza Brown who helped us out. By volunteering just a little bit, you make a big difference in the success of our events throughout the year. This month we have our annual tennis clinic led by our USTA Pro Rudy

Rodriguez on Memorial Day. The adults start off at 10:00 sharp with the kids following at 2:00 so come out and practice your game. No need to signup, just come on down to the courts. If you don’t have a racket we’ll get you one and best of all, IT’S FREE! Last Tuesday we had 12 kids at the Kids Clinic. Everyone is truly enjoying the professional instruction, improving their game, and keeping the bartenders busy afterwards mixing up Roy Rodgers and Shirley Temples. The Adults are a different story. If you have not brought the kids by on Tuesdays, check it out! The Tennis Ladder Challenge continues with Jerry Hilbert challenging many of us. His game is good and is working his way to the top of the rankings. Give Scott Launey a call or e-mail him with any questions. The Ladder Challenge is an excellent way to meet other members and tune up your game. See you on the courts!

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FLEETS, ETC.

PC BY RISH PAVELEC, PC #16 DAWN

So we are now well into spring. The

weather has been fantastic. As always, I have much to report about E Street and the PC Fleet. March 23rd brought our Coronado YC Sojourn. Fleet Captain, Jim Oberg reports that it was a slow start with overcast skies and light winds. 5 boats sailed and made for a close and fun race. Because of the CYC’s busy dining room schedule, our fleet elected to pass on the usual “burger fest” and instead brought their own lunches. #42 was the first boat to reach the club. On the return trip, #11 lost her whisker pole and lost some time going back to retrieve it. #42 spent a small amount of time on a sand bar on North Island, but got off pretty quickly, and in the end #42 ended up 1st on the return trip too! Maddy Brownsea sailed a great race, the navigator (Dad) just called the time to tack a little late. A special surprise was SC Gene Trepte being at the club to meet the group for lunch! Start warming up, Gene, and get out there for our next fleet sail!” Last month, I reported that SDYC member Chris Frost bought #43 and

brought her down from Marina del Rey to the club. On March 22nd, Davy Gardner (#78) invited people to come see the progress he is making on his K-38. Also in the shop was Chris’s #43! Work will soon begin on giving #43 a little TLC. As I write, SDYC member Roger Stewart is making a trip to Rhode Island to discuss the sale of #50. With any luck at all, he will be bringing the boat back to the SDYC soon. The other side of the coin is that Holly Bookwalter has decided to give up #46, THETIS…or engage in a partnership. Holly is over her head with grad school and life and, unfortunately, has decided to let the boat go to someone who can enjoy her and maintain her. The gossip mill is already cranking with some possibilities. Anyone interested in details can see some on the SDYC/ Fleets/PC/For sale web site. It is too early for me to report on the SDYC Opening Day Race, and May 10th will bring the AMSS sponsored

MORE OPENING DAY FUN!

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“Yesteryear Regatta” which will be a bay race. On May 17th and 18th, we will see the Fleet Championship Regatta at the CYC. Please mark your calendars accordingly. Until next month, I wish you all a great sailing season AND a Happy Birthday to our club!


FLEETS, ETC.

CYCLING FLEET

BY TINA WILLMORE

Summer is upon us and the racing

of rider is welcome! We will start from the SDYC; ride around the Bay to Coronado and take the Ferry back. Make sure to put it on your Calendar and look for details coming soon. If you are interested in joining the SDYC Cycling Club you can do so

on the SDYC website under groups. You will find the cycling club there and can join. There is a $35 annual fee that we utilize for social events and group rides. Here’s to a fun Summer ahead and look forward to seeing many of you out on the road!

season is starting to slow down a bit. It’s time to get out on that bike!! Since our SDYC cycling club was created by our Staff Commodore Chuck Hope a little over a year ago, we have grown tremendously and have a great group of riders amongst this unique club. We often will meet as a group and do weekend rides either up the Coast, out in East Canyon, Ride around the Bay, and/or meet up for Organized Charity rides representing the SDYC. With our Spiffy SDYC Jerseys, people are always asking about the SDYC Cycling club when we are seen out on the road. We will be doing our 2nd Annual 4th of July Ride around the Bay and hope to exceed the amount of participants of last year. Any level

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JUNIORS

JUNIORS

BY JOHN FRETWELL OPEN FOR FUN!

This year’s Opening Day was the best

I can remember! In addition to the stunning level of decorum throughout the Club, including the presence of the actual America’s Cup, Junior Commodore Clayton Schluter and his Board applied their leadership and effort to knock this one way out of the park! At the top of the list was certainly the Junior Boat Inspection. With 17 participants entering a whopping 21 boats, this year’s event was three times larger than any in recent history! Kudos to all the Fleet Captains who rallied sailors in their fleet, and entered their own boats as well. Special thanks go out to the Holthus family for making the pre-inspection Saturday work party a success with burritos for all! This will definitely be a new tradition for the Junior Program in years to come! Picking winners from this group of great looking boats and even better looking kids was no easy task, but the judges took their task very seriously, and gave highest credit to those who were most fluent in the functionality of their rigging, in addition to the aesthetics. Congratulations to our winners, and all of our participants, who are now ready for summer racing and know a bit more about their equipment as well! The Hegg Trophy for Best Maintained Overall Piper Holthus (Sabot C Fleet Captain) Best Maintained, Open Division Jack Plavan (O’pen Bic, Bic Fleet Captain) Best Maintained, Sabot A/B Fleets Cole Harris (C420 Fleet Captain) Runner Up, Sabot A/B Fleets Daisy Holthus (CFJ Fleet Captain) Best Maintained, Sabot C Fleets Keegan Leonard (C1) Best Maintained, Sabot Beginner

Samantha Gardner (SDYC Club Sabot) Right after our own Jack Egan declared the Club’s 129th season open and the cannons sounded, Juniors proceeded right into our annual favorite, the Junior Exhibition Regatta. Aiming for quality, this year’s event was condensed to just three hotly contested races, and the wagering on the front deck was vigorous! Head Coach Nick Kaschak did a great job with colorful commentary, assisted by a host of the Club’s most loquacious young talent. Perhaps most exciting was the final heat: a team race involving several lead changes and at least one controversial crossing! Should be a great season for our Dick Sweet Sabot Team Racing squad! It’s easy to lose track of the meaning of Opening Day with our San Diego weather, but it’s important to prepare for any activity on the water. At this time of year, our office is heavily focused on the upcoming Summer

Program, even though we’ll host the High School PCCs and Nationals first! I’m very pleased to say that the summer is already extremely well enrolled, which helps tremendously with accurate planning. Thank you to all the members who have scheduled their training and regattas early, helping up prepare for a top-notch Summer Program! I hope we’ll see you there!

Taisei Hatter and Jack Plavan looking sharp! Courtesy of Emi Hatter

The unrivaled equipment of the SDYC Junior Program. Thank you members! Courtesy of Tama Harris

Potential members of our 2014 Dick Sweet Team Race squad doing battle at the Junior Exhibition Regatta! Courtesy of Emi Hatter

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

BY NANCY LAZARSKI

Photos by Gwenn Thomas and Jessica Fawyer

The Community Programs Committee is busy doing good things for SDYC and our community outreach. The Monarch School Sailing Program is once again in full swing, including events such as Monarch School High School Leadership Reward program

held on February 27th, where the kids were treated to a bay cruise on the Pilot Boat from the San Diego Maritime Museum, after which they enjoyed swimming and snacks. Another Monarch event was on March 13, when the Monarch School Beginner Sailing Class started up again, hosting 11 elementary kids for the first session consisting of 5 consecutive classes held on Thursdays. The second series starts on May 1 for middle school kids, who will also enjoy 5 consecutive Thursday classes. After classes kids are treated to ice cream bars, compliments of Jill Roberts. CPC thanks the Sailing Foundation and Jill! Another event new to CPC is

Sailing Heals, which Gwynn Thomas is steering. Sailing Heals is a nonprofit organization, offering VIP Adult

patient guests from UCSD Morris Cancer Center and their caregivers a memorable sail on San Diego Bay. The

first group met on April 5 at the Club for lunch, then departing on sailboats graciously volunteered by SDYC skippers and crew! CPC continues to conduct the Sea Scout Ship 1886 program. Their upcoming event for the second year in a row is a Red Cross certified first aid and CPR class, which will take place on July 26. Last year they had a good turnout, and certainly will be similar this year! Our annual Blood Drive is coming soon. The San Diego Blood Bank will be in our parking lot, on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. We will be there to help you do one of the most patriotic things to help our community, donate your blood to help save a life. Sign up information next month.

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MAY 2014 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 1

6

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

7

8

Ladies Night Out

12

SSSS SPRING SERIES VI

Night Tennis J/22 BEER CANS

Prime Rib

Pasta Night

13

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

Prime Rib

19

20

26

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

Prime Rib

Pasta Night

28

Night Tennis J/22 BEER CANS

SSSS SPRING SERIES IX

30 Bridgedeckers

LEHMAN TWILIGHT III

Pasta Night

Prime Rib

Deck Dining

Bridgedeckers

29

YACHTING CUP SR. SABOT INVITATIONAL CORTE MADERA RANCH REGATTA

17

23

22 Night Tennis J/22 BEER CANS

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

Bridgedeckers

21

4

10

16

LEHMAN TWILIGHT II

Pasta Night

SUNDAY

Steak Night

11

YESTERYEAR REGATTA Mother’s Day Brunch MALLORY FLEET RACE HS NATIONALS SSSS SATURDAY RACE Steak Night Deck Dining

Darren & Terry Show

15

CRUISING FLEET DINNER SSSS SPRING SERIES VIII

27

9 Bridgedeckers

Night Tennis J/22 BEER CANS

SSSS SPRING SERIES VII

Deck Dining

RACING RULES SEMINAR

14

SATURDAY 3

Bridgedeckers

LEHMAN TWILIGHT I

Prime Rib

5

2

Night Tennis

SSSS SPRING SERIES I

FRIDAY

18

ORCA BOWL PC FLEET CHAMPIONSHIPS DEL MAR BASIN CF CRUISE MAY ONE DESIGN WKND Steak Night

24

Deck Dining

25

BUFFALO BEACH BASH Steak Night

31

Deck Dining

NORTH U YOUTH MR CINEGATTA STAR ROLLINS BOWL

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

MODEL YACHT SUNSET I

MODEL YACHT SPRING SERIES III

JUNE 2014 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

SUNDAY 1 NORTH U YOUTH VARSITY CINEGATTA

STAR ROLLINS BOWL Steak Night

3

2 YACHTING CUP

SEMI ANNUAL MEETING

4

Prime Rib

10

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

Beer Can BBQ

11

17

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

SSSS SUMMER SERIES III

Prime Rib

ADULT SAIL TRAINING

23

24

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

ADULT SAIL TRAINING

30

6

Beer Can BBQ

18

Bridgedeckers

LEHMAN TWILIGHT IV

Night Tennis Wine Down Wednesday

Bridgedeckers

Beer Can BBQ

26

SSSS SPRING SERIES IV

Night Tennis J/22 BEER CANS

Prime Rib

Beer Can BBQ

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MODEL YACHT SUNSET II

Deck Dining

13

19

25

7

8 KIDS FISHING SEMINAR

Bridgedeckers Darren & Terry Show

12 Night Tennis J/22 BEER CANS

SSSS SUMMER SERIES II

Prime Rib

16

5 Night Tennis J/22 BEER CANS

SSSS SUMMER SERIES I

ADULT SAIL TRAINING

9

TUESDAY KIDS TENNIS CLINIC

LEHMAN BEER CAN I

14

15 MATCH RACE INVITATIONAL SENIOR SABOT NATIONALS

MODEL YACHT SUNSET III

Deck Dining

20

21

MODEL YACHT SUNSET IV

SDYC/SWYC FISHING TOURNEY CRUISING FLEET BBQ

27 Bridgedeckers

JUNE ONE DESIGN WEEKEND Steak Night SSSS SATURDAY RACE

Deck Dining

28

22

Steak Night

LADIES/MENS REGATTA

29

Steak Night KIDS FISHING DAY

KETTENBURG CLASSIC & YACHT REGATTA MODEL YACHT SUNSET V USSA JR. TRIPLEHANDED QUAL

Deck Dining

LEHMAN SUMMER SERIES I


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

FOR SALE: PC 48, Good condition, fully equipped wiht all sails including spinnaker. Call Peter at 619-265-0426. Price negotiable. FOR SALE SeaRay Sundancer 40 2008 “MAIO CLINIC” like new. Twin Cummings Diesel 386 HP 310 hrs, 9 KW Onan 340 hrs, bow thruster, spacious salon & galley, microwave, convection & grill, & elec stove. 2 heat & A/C units, 2 refrig & 1 deep freezer, 4 TV’s Underwater lights, electronics, radar, auto pilot, Smart Craft unit, GPS & Chart Plotter, 2 cabins, spacious head & separate shower, spacious cockpit with dining table, seating for 8 with wet bar & reefer. Helm seat & bench seat, carpeted thru-out with protective washable covers, ample storage, cockpit hot & cold shower, concealedboarding ladder & many extras. Ready to go! Call Larry 619589-9669 or cell 619-871-9456. FOR SALE: Classic Montgomery - 10 Sailing/Rowing Dinghy (1973) fiberglass “lapstrake” hull with varnished teak trim complete with Spars and Sail, Oars, 2HP Honda 4-cycle outboard, and new trailer. All wood just stripped and re-finished. A Proper Small Yacht $2,250.00 ---- located in Fallbrook CA. Call or email Tom Merris for photos or info: 760-728-1554 tomacado@hotmail.com FOR SALE: 2005 21 foot Center Console Wellcraft Fisherman., T-Top, VHF, Lowrance GPS/Fish finder. Dark blue hull, white interior. 150 H.P. Yamaha 4 stroke outboard with 178 original hours. Great boat for fishing, diving, water skiing and cocktail cruises. Full cover, E Z Loader trailer, excellent condition, ready for summer, $22,500. Call Matt 858 248-9873 or Mike 858 449-7286. MAY is a good time to begin sailing a PC Yankee PC72 would like to be out on the water. If you’ve sailed in a PC you understand why they are a delight for racing or cruising. If not, call me and we’ll go out in Yankee. She’s always been well maintained and is in excellent condition with a full complement of sails. Want to know more? Contact Dave Grundies, 858.999.1898. WANTED: The 2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship will be held at SDYC September 8-12. We are looking for volunteers to house a skipper and crew for this event. If you don’t have room at your house but have a boat they can stay on that would be great too. Dates needed for housing September 5-12. Some teams may arrive as late as the 7th. Please contact Lynn Sinks at 619-851-6872 or email lynnsinks@gmail.com if you would like to help.

Save the Date! JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY IN THE BAR

Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:30 p.m. RSVP at sdyc.org

MAY 21, 4:30 PM UNTIL 6:30 PM ENJOY $4++ WINES BY THE GLASS SELECTION

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