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EASTER BUNNY HOPS INTO SDYC !


FROM THE COMMODORE

COMMODORE - JOHN LAUN

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hat a fantastic Opening Day weekend!

Thanks to all who contributed so much to the fun, and it’s a long list; our Entertainment Committee co-chairs Traci Miller and Christy Radecic planned a fantastic Opening Day Dinner Dance, our Opening Day Committee co-chairs Dennis Kenneally and Joanne O’Dea led their hard-working committee which included team leaders Ken Slaght for yacht inspections, Riley Mixson encouraging all to dress ship with his energetic dock captains, Ed Letzring and Percia Amedee for decorations, Mike McKinnon for our media outreach, Robin Reighley for organizing the guest dock berthing, and Bonnie Brockway for again doing such a fine job on the trophies and awards. And, of course, thanks to all the members who competed in the Opening Day race, shined up their boats for inspection, opened their boats for hospitality, and joined in the celebration to make it such a special day. Special thanks to Troy Sears for bringing America alongside and to Ray Ashley for Medea and the swift boat, with our Doc White aboard the swift boat for real life color. Finally, I don’t know how the staff pulled it all off with so many different activities and so many members and guests all over the Club. Thanks, Terry and all our great staff for making it so special. And, the Club really is open – the calendar for May is full of great racing for boats of all sizes and sailors of all ages, great cruising opportunities, and other fun events – including our always popular Mother’s Day brunch on May 10th. Our Buffalo Beach outstation is also open, beginning May 16th. We will have more information about it at our Semiannual Meeting on June 8th, but here is a short synopsis of all the activity now; • Scott Launey and his Buffalo Beach Committee never sleep – they have prepped Sweet Denise for a season of shuttles to Avalon (and added a beachable skiff), planned a work party the week of May 11th to head on over to open the outstation, and planned the annual Buffalo Beach Bash on the sail wash lawn on May 24th – always a fun time. • Joe Holasek has been working on the new beachmaster housing building, a requirement from the County of Los Angeles. He has come up with a great plan that can be realized largely through the efforts of our dedicated and talented Buffalo Beach Committee volunteers and he is now shepherding it through the approval process (we have established there are no dinosaur remains onsite). • Rear Commodore John Reiter and Staff Commodore Kyle Clark are working with the Catalina Island Conservancy on lease modifications in exchange for the beachmaster housing construction and related improvements. They are seeking to extend beyond the current 2021 term, to retain the optout flexibility we now have, and to incorporate other related changes. • Oh yes, the pier – the good news is that the Catalina Conservancy has moved forward on plans to replace the pier that was destroyed in the storm last August. It is anticipated the new pier will be somewhat longer, which is intended to reduce the wave surge of the floating dock. Unfortunately, there is not yet a firm schedule on pier replacement, so beach landings or overland trips from Avalon will be required for most, if not all, of this summer. That’s lots of great work to maintain this fine amenity for our members. Share the Corinthian spirit, John Laun, Commodore • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 80 • Issue 5 Board of Directors Commodore John Laun Vice Commodore Doulgas C. Werner Rear Commodore John A. Reiter Jr. Staff Commodore Charles C. Sinks Directors Michael J. Dorgan Jerelyn Biehl Brian D. Thomas Michael A. Morton, Jr. Jeffrey N. Tadder General Manager Terry Anglin Mainsheet Editor: Joanne O’Dea Production: Monica McGovern Deadline: 10th of the month Mainsheet: mainsheet@sdyc.org Website: www.sdyc.org Automated Phone 619/758-6300 Front Office 619/221-8400 Dining Room 619/758-6314 Bar 619/758-6315 / 758-6335 Security 619/758-6322 Dockmaster 619/758-6308 Sailing Office 619/758-6309 Accounting 619/758-6306 Maintenance 619/758-6333 Juniors 619/758-6320 Membership 619/758-6303 F&B Office 619/758-6313 Catering 619/758-6311 Fax 619/224-3059 Catering Fax 619/758-6337 ARG Ham Shack 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

DEPARTMENTS

1 From the Commodore 3 In General 4-5 Membership

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

6-7 Opening Day 2015 8-9 Etchells Spring Series

CLUB NEWS

10 11 12 13 14 15

CPC Sailing Heals Meet the ROMEOS/Bridgedeckers Dear Krabby/Women’s Events Monday Evening Bridge Miracle on Shelter Island Drive SDYC Library Monthly Featured Books for May

ON THE RACE COURSE

16 Junior SODA Races 17 International 14 Races at SD NOOD 18 Balboa Yacht Club hosts Keel Boat races

FLEETS, ETC.

19 Tennis Cardio Clinic 20 ARG 21 Sailing Nirvana 22 Cruising Fleet 23 PC/Anglers/Model Yachts 24 Buffalo Beach 25 SSSS Men’s Mayhem 26-27 Juniors

MISCELLANEOUS

28 Calendars 29 Classifieds

Front Cover:

Back Cover:

Volume 80, 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 ©2015. All rights reserved.

Photo by Joanne O’Dea Photo by Christy Radecic


IN GENERAL

THE DARREN & TERRY SHOW

MAY 21 - 6:30pm

For May the boys will be featuring the wines of Fort Ross, a winery located on the Sonoma Coast. The Club has carried the Fort Ross product at various times and we will be featuring a Rose, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir. Darren will be creating another enticing menu to complement the wines. Reservations required, please reserve early - $50++ per person

GREETINGS FROM THE CLUB GENERAL MANAGER - TERRY ANGLIN, CCM CCE First, let me thank everyone who was involved in the 130th SDYC Opening Day celebration. Members and staff pulled together to make April 19 a day to remember. The volunteer members spent countless hours going over details. Our dedicated and tireless staff ensured the grounds were perfect, service impeccable, and the food delicious. Kudos to all. May begins with one of the club’s signature events – Yachting Cup. Julie Servais and her team are overseeing the event, as she has many times in the past. She always does a great job.

Don’t forget to make your Mother’s day reservations for May 10th. This holiday is traditionally one of the biggest brunch events of the year, comparable to Easter - and this year we broke a record with 800+ people enjoying the food, friends and fun! Darren will have a beautiful spread and our efficient server team will see to your enjoyment. Bring in Mom (and Grandma!) on her special day and we’ll do the rest.. And while we’re thinking of parents, Father’s Day is June 21...book your reservations on our website for a great meal with dear old dad.

On the 21st, my partner in wine and crime Chef Darren and I host the monthly “Darren and Terry Show”. We will be featuring the wines of Fort Ross, a winery located on the Sonoma coast. They make a truly outstanding Rose, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. This will be special night that will feature very large mushrooms for Todd. The first Beer Can Race of 2015 is on May 27 with the accompanying fabulous BBQ feast. Come for the race and stay for the food and fun. We hope to see you soon.

DINE with DAD come celebrate dad’s day the SDYC way! June 21, 2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Regatta breakfast buffet option available 7:30 - 10:30am Dine with Dad lunch from 11:00am - 2:00pm (only option) Adults - $29++, Kids 7 -12 $15++, Children under 6 dine with our compliments. Reservations required. A 48 hour, 50% charge cancellation policy will be in effect. Reserve at sdyc.org/forms/dining_reservation • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS RODRIGO DOLL - FLAG

CHRISTIAN CURRY - FLAG

“I really appreciate being a part of an organization that is dedicated to boating and life on the water, because I love sailing. I hope to one day have a boat, and would love to dock it at the club.”

“Since law school I have been too busy with work and family to be able to continue the sport. In the last few years I have had and made the time and the ability to get back into the sport I love.”

KEN GRAULICH - FLAG

JAMES INGEBRITSEN - FLAG

“I would like to offer my children the same opportunities and experiences that I had at their age. I think learning to sail, racing and just being surrounded by a sailing and boating culture would provide them with such unique perspective that I feel is so valuable and integral to their development.”

“A significant number of our friends are SDYC members and my wife and I would like to join the club to take advantage of its proximity to our house, spend time relaxing with friends at the club and enjoying access to the SD Bay and Pacific Ocean.”

KORRIE RAHILLY - FLAG

GERALD MARTIN - FLAG

“I have always had a profound love for being on the open water, and I want to stay connected with this passion in years to come. It is very appealing to us to have a fun and a safe place for our kids to be with the other kids they know well.”

“Over the years, I’ve met several people that are members of SDYC. They’ve told me about their experiences and how it changed their lives. I would like to broaden my yachting experience and feel as though SDYC would accomplish that.”

GEOFFREY DAVIS - FLAG

KELLIN CHATFIELD - FLAG

“San Diego Yacht Club is where my friends are. Everyone knows and greets everyone. Also, I like to race. The best racing is at SDYC.”

“I want to be a part of the racing and cruising community and there is no better place to do that than SDYC. The excitement I feel when I visit SDYC on a race day is palpable and I want to be a part of it. “

BRAD JONES - FLAG

ELI OWRE - SERVICE

“SDYC is a welcoming, family friendly environment that fosters an amazing sense of community amongst the members and we would love to be a part of this amazing club.”

“I would like pass on my love of the Sea and the maritime environment to my children as well as help shepherd the next generation of sailors. This includes being a good steward of the ocean for future generations.”

CAPTAIN HOWARD WARNER - SERVICE

GUADALUPE DIPP - NON-RESIDENT

“Reasons for wanting to become a member of San Diego Yacht Club are to get out and sail of course; foster military/civilian relations and give my daughter an opportunity to learn how to sail and meet new friends.”

“I love sailing, love boats, and love to meet new people. I’ve been part of the sailing life since I was 8 years old.”

MICHAEL FINK, JR. - JUNIOR FLAG

MEG EHMAN - JUNIOR FLAG

“I’ve grown up at SDYC and the majority of my family members are involved at the club. My greatgrandfather was a member. My grandfather was a Staff Commodore, as my Father is now. It only seems natural for me to continue the legacy.”

“I have grown up immersed in the world of sailing, many friends are members of SDYC and I would like to become more involved in the sailing community now that I have relocated to San Diego. I am also eager to help organize and volunteer at SDYC events.”

CARISSA CRAWFORD - JUNIOR FLAG

SHAYE WATSON - JUNIOR FLAG

“SDYC has always been an important aspect of my life. Even when I was living across the country, the burgee hung proudly in my dorm room. There is no other club I would be more honored to represent both on and off of the water.”

“I have been welcomed into the SDYC Junior Program and now that my family will be remaining in the San Diego area I want to formalize my participation by becoming a Junior Member.”

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MEMBERSHIP

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS The individuals listed below are being considered for membership in your Club. Being considered for membership is not tantamount to becoming a member of the club. Solicitation is hereby made of any and all information which you might have, favorable and unfavorable, pertaining to the individuals applying for membership.

FLAG

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE

JUNIOR FLAG

Brian Cooper Senior Vice President, JLL Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Doug Cowan 2nd Sponsor: S/C Kyle Clark

George Hershman (Jennifer Hawkins) Construction Division Manager, Swinerton Builders Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Don Whelan 2nd Sponsor: Kenyon Martin

Scott Biddick President, First Apex International Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Brent Boyd 2nd Sponsor: Tiffany Billings

Kevin Bennett (Courtney) Realtor, Willis Allen Real Estate Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Kelli Marrucia 2nd Sponsor; Frank Baldwin

Sam Weisman Third Officer, Seaward Services Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Julian Busch 2nd Sponsor: Jeff Pape

Bonnie Alexander (Kevin Olson) Retired Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Adrienne Churchill 2nd Sponsor: Wan Su Lim

Brandon Loftus (Jenna) Broker/Owner, LOF Realty Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Stan Jorgensen 2nd Sponsor: Paul Mason

Jeremy DeConcini (Karyn) Real Estate Broker/Attorney, DeConcini Realty/ DeConcini Distribution Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Al Baber 2nd Sponsor: Dr. John Weston

Elizabeth Fordham Student Accounts Assistant, IPSB College Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: John Callery 2nd Sponsor: Casey Schnoor

Michael Fowler (Maria) High School Principal, Grossmont Union High Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Blake Persky 2nd Sponsor: John Dennis Linda Huyard (Wayne) Full-time Mother Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Casey Schnoor 2nd Sponsor: Nick Kaschak Breanna Herbers (Doug) Mechanical Engineer, SPAWAR Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Mary Beed 2nd Sponsor: Dr. David Ostrander Ian Lawrence Merchant Marine Officer, UCSD Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Louis Zimm 2nd Sponsor: Carolann Dekker John Gehegan President, Gehegan & Associates Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Frank Baldwin 2nd Sponsor: Bruce Peeling Amy Pearlmutter (Matthew) Full-time Mother Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Katie Kelly 2nd Sponsor: Brianne Ice Huiyi Paterson (Douglas) Full-time Mother Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Chris Ghio 2nd Sponsor: Mark Morton Edward Noonan (Stephanie) Business Owner/Yacht Capt., Westcoast Yacht & Marine Svcs. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Jeff Peter 2nd Sponsor: Brian Walsh Cari Pavao (Peter) Substitute Teacher, SD Unified School District Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: James Patterson 2nd Sponsor: Regan Wiese

Ivan Batanov VP Engineering, ServiceNow Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Scott Beckey 2nd Sponsor: Lisa Betyar

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Staff Commodore Bill Campbell

619.887.1729

Rear Commodore Doug Werner

858.775.5699

Staff Commodore Andy La Dow

619.237.1404

Staff Commodore Woody Hunt Lee Hope Steve Malowney Bill Dubbs, Jr. Joanne O’Dea

619.972.3059 619.995.0326 619.838.6353 619.961.6921 619.347.9407

Membership Secretary Danielle Carreón

619.758.6303

Maryan Gonnerman Jr Lifeguard Coord., CA Dept. of Parks & Recreation Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Bill Johnson 2nd Sponsor: Marshall Chapman Daniel Jablonski Deputy U.S. Marshal, U.S. Marshals Service Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: S/C Wayne Terry 2nd Sponsor: S/C Chuck Nichols

LAST CALL It is with our deepest sympathy that we record the passing of the following SDYC members: James C. Haugh – Life 34 Nick Rugen – Life 182 Britt Alford – Life Widow 171 Former Chef, Bernie Herloss 1989-2003

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OPENING DAY

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OPENING DAY OPENING DAY 2015 AWARD WINNERS Opening Day Race 1st place Class 4: Alex Caldwell 1st place Class 3: Chuck Driscoll 1st place Class 2: Steve Mollering 1st place Class 1: Dennis Pennell Overall: Dennis Pennell Yacht Inspections Best Maintained Trailerable Boat: Steve Barne’s - Varoom Best Maintained First Time Inspected Boat (Owner): S/C John Driscoll - Chimaera Best Maintained First Time Entry Boat (Boat): Peter Scheer’s – O2 Best Maintained New Yacht (less than 2 years old): Steve & Leanne McNally, Doug Garfield & Shelley Zimmerman’s – Law & Disorder Best Maintained Classic Yacht (over 40 years old): CF Koehler’s - Sally Best Maintained P.C. Class: Richard Pavelec’s - Dawn Best Maintained Power Boat: Todd & Andrea Robert’s – Andrea Donn Best Maintained Sail Boat: Lani Spund & June Lundstrom’s - Kokopelli2 Best Maintained Overall: Dr. Craig Venter’s – Solutions Junior Inspections Beginner Best in Class – Anton Schmid C Fleet Best in Class – Caylin Schnoor A & B Fleet Runner Up – Piper Holtus A & B Fleet Best in Class – Marcus Hall Best Maintained Open Class – Kelly Holthus Best Maintained Overall – Taisei Hatter Wayne Kight Trophy – Tyler Sinks Sally Bennett Memorial Award – Steve & Tama Harris Burgee of Merit Award – Bob Vincent Yacht of the Year – Bill Hardesty’s - Etchell’s #979 Best Dressed Dock – Tie between Docks D & H SDAYC Paul J. Hartley Award to Jesse McKnight SDAYC Alonzo de Jessop Memorial Award to S/C Bill Campbell SDAYC John Rumsey Award to Bill Hardesty SDAYC Yachtsman of the Year Award to Scott Sinks YRUSC Youth Excellence Award to Scott Sinks YRUSC Yachtswoman Excellence Award to Rebecca McElvain SCYA Peggy Slater Award to Mary Brigden Snow

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ETCHELLS

2015 INAUGURAL BILL BENNETT CUP

For the Etchells class, the inaugural Bill Bennett Cup held

March 21-22 at SDYC was to honor active class member and friend Bill Bennett, who died tragically prior to the 2014 Etchells World Championship. But for local Vince Brun, the event meant a lot more than just his first place finish. Brun and Bennett sailed together to win the Etchells World Championship in 2000, and for Brun, this regatta is a sentimental one. Brun’s crew for the Bill Bennett Cup included John Kostecki and Brad Rodi, both friends of Bennett, along with 11-year old SDYC Junior sailor Gabriel Campbell. Sailing with a junior on the team was a recurring theme on several Etchells in the inaugural Bill Bennett Cup regatta. This was fitting as Bill Bennett loved kids. There are countless famous stories about Billy “getting his Santa suit on” at Christmas to bring this magical holiday to life for countless children of friends and neighborhood kids. The junior sailors were treated to a regatta with top level competition including loads of AC, Olympic and world champions – an autograph book should have been tucked into their lifejacket! John Kostecki, Stephanie Roble (2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year), Steve Hunt, Andrew Palfrey, Taylor Canfield, the list goes on and on. No doubt the SDYC juniors learned a lot as the graceful Etchells swapped tacks and gybes often in close quarters. Fairly safe bet the kids were likely exposed to a small amount of “vocabulary expansion” during the heat of the regatta. Hopefully none of that stuck resulting in anyone’s name on the board Monday morning! ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY CHUCK SINKS

Left to right: “Junior” and good sport Victor Deleon (great beard for a 6th grader!) #1375, Junior Gabriel Campbell #1227, Junior Peter Busch #1232, Junior Peter Joslin #1066 and the lovely Leslie Bennett. Vince Brun and Brad Rodi (winning #1227) also pictured.

“Billy was really the glue of that Etchells program. He was always extremely competitive in sports; he was just good. But he was also the one who would pick you up when you were down. He was the one who was always paying attention and could keep you on track.” - Vince Brun

BECKMAN WINS US ETCHELLS NATIONALS

The 2015 Etchells National Championship proved the old sailing adage that

nothing in a regatta is certain until the very last race. Marvin Beckmann and his crew faced a difficult task going into the last race of the regatta. After a scratch performance in Race Seven, they had put five boats between them and Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty in order to win the regatta. After winning a key pin off the starting line, Beckmann and his crew proved they were up to the task by finishing with their third bullet of the regatta. Eagerly watching the finish line, crew member Stephanie Roble started counting off the fleet as they crossed. Jim Cunningham finished second, followed closely by Tyler Sinks and Alex Camet. Carefully doing the math in their head, Beckmann and his crew knew that the next boat was the crucial one. A fifth place finish would give Hardesty the regatta, while sixth place would end in a tie. The tie breaker would go to Beckmann, since the last race gave him one extra bullet over Hardesty. Beckmann’s lineup featured Danielle Septembre, Stephanie Robles and Steve Hunt. Hardesty would later finish the the final race in 11th, his lowest score of the regatta. ARTICLE BY JOANNE O’DEA

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ETCHELLS

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CARRUTHERS WINS ETCHELLS MIDWINTERS WEST

fter a weekend of competitive sailing, Tom Carruthers goes from the man behind the scenes to the man on top of the podium. A driving force in getting the West Coast Series started, Carruthers took his passion on the race course, where he claimed the first place finish at the Etchells Midwinters West. Carruthers sailed with crew Chris Busch and Andrew Palfrey. Twenty-four teams competed for three days in the Etchells Midwinters West, hosted by SDYC on March 27-29, with many competitors looking at the weekend as a way to gain additional practice before the National Championship. Team Carruthers, found their groove in the second half

of the series, keeping scores in the top three to capture the title. Just two points back in the 8-race series was Jeremy Thorp with crew Stuart Childerley and Mark Andrews. Rounding out the podium in third place was Marvin Beckmann, with a total of 36 points. The Etchells Midwinters West consisted of 8 races over the weekend and is the second piece in the four-part West Coast Series at SDYC. The West Coast Series includes the Bill Bennett Cup, Midwinter West , US National Championship, and Orca Bowl on May 16-17. Best 3 of 4 events determines overall series winner. ARTICLE BY JOANNE O’DEA

PHOTOS BY BOB BETANCOURT

Perhaps the most impressive run in Race Seven came from Tyler Sinks and his crew aboard Lola. Sinks was one of four boats called OCS at the start of the race. Not one to let a bad start get to him, Sinks continuously gained spots on the first upwind leg, ultimately beating the rest of the fleet to the windward mark. His first place finish was well over a full minute ahead of the rest of the fleet. Sinks and his crew finished third in the second race of the day, securing their spot at fourth overall. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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CLUB NEWS

CPC HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL SAILING HEALS EVENT

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Pavilion Galley Grill & Bar

DIVE IN!

ARTCILE AND PHOTOS BY GWYNNE THOMAS Saturday April 11th the San Diego Yacht Club Community Programs Committee held their third annual Sailing Heals event hosting 20 VIP guests undergoing treatment at UCSD Moores Cancer and their caregivers for lunch and sailing. It was a beautiful day for a sail and a wonderful respite for our guests. Thank you to our SDYC host skippers, Rick Day on Audacious, Riley Mixson and Carol Young on The Life of Riley, Dan and Becca Rumsey on their beautiful Day Sailer Alexa, Brian and Gwynn Thomas on their Hinckley Callinectes. Many of these skippers have participated and supported this event before. Trisha Gallagher Boisvert, founder of Sailing Heals, spearheaded the event. Thank you to our sponsor CJ Charles Jewelers. Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2015. To learn about and to participate in this wonderful outreach program please contact the SDYC Community Programs Committee or go to the Sailing Heals website: www.sailingheals.org.

Garden Variety

Small House Salad 4

fresh mixed greens, carrots, tomato, cucumber Caesar 7

romaine, housemade garlic croutons add chicken 4 SDYC cobb 9

romaine, iceberg, tomato, avocado, bacon, turkey, hard cooked egg, bleu cheese crumbles

A little extra on the side french fries, fruit bowl, chips, apple slices 1.95 extra side of dressing 0.50 ranch, bleu cheese, caesar, 1000 island, champagne

Dockside Delights

All Dockside Delights come with your choice of fruit, fries, or sub a side house salad/3 classic deli 8

pick your grain: wheat, rye, sourdough, white pick your protein: tuna salad, chicken salad, roast turkey, ham, roast beef pick your fillers: cheddar, swiss, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion

Starting Memorial Day weekend, come enjoy delicious food & fun cocktails while relaxing poolside. Veggies and Ranch 4.95

carrots, celery sticks, broccoli florets, ranch dressing

Grilled Chicken Sandwich 8.95 Jr. Hamburger 4.95

add cheese/.50

ava

Candy 1.95

Snickers, Kit Kat, Twix, M&M’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles, and Starbust

Assorted Ice Cream Novelties 2.95

avocado/ 1

bacon /2

Chicken Tenders 4.95

two chicken tenders, ranch dipping sauce

Grilled Cheese Sandwich 3.95 Hot Dog 3.95

Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly 2.95

Hours of operation Frozen Grapes 2.95

quenchers

20 ounce Bottled beverages 3.00 Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Minute Maid Pink Lemonade, Dasani Water

May 23 - 25 May 30 - 31 June 6 - 7

11:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm

Honest Tea Half-n-Half 3.00

Iced Tea 2.00

Summer hours begin June 9 Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm

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CLUB NEWS

MEET THE ROMEOS BY MICHAEL DUFFY PHOTOS BY JOANNE O’DEA

O Romeos, Romeos, who art thou Romeos? They’re in the Yacht Club bar from 9:00 - 10:00am, but they’re not there to drink. They’re one of SDYC’s oldest groups (at least in members’ ages), but they’re not listed in the Bylaws. To become one, you must have paid your life dues, but you don’t have to pay financial dues. Before your suspicions are aroused, these guys are (mostly) harmless ¬– they’re the ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Extolling Opinions). 1n 1986, Founding Members Jean Malthaner, Steve Stevenson, Bill Leisk and Dick Hussong decided to gather in the Club’s old coffee shop to exchange scuttlebutt and the group was informally formed. Ever since, the only qualifications of membership are: Be retired, buy breakfast or lunch on your birthday if it ends in a “0” or “5,” roll for drinks on Wednesday lunches, and “Just Show Up.” These days, the pontificating patriots occupy the bar table “Closest to God” and follow the 7:30 Staff Commodore’s Group and the 8:30 Youngsters, but don’t let this Corinthian Seinfeldian “Show about nothing” fool you. These loyal longtime Yacht Club members do more than trade old stories and walk their dogs on the La Playa path; the ROMEOS are always acting on behalf of SDYC – they’d just rather do it behind the scenes. Informal credos:

Love the sea - Do things for people - Leave your rank at home - Get out of the house

BRIDGEDECKERS

COMMODORE’S DINNER SERIES

BY DEEGEE FARRELL

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aster Sunday at SDYC was phenomenal. The Club served almost 900 meals, all delicious, while still undergoing major reconstruction and replacement of its dining room windows and doors. Hats off to our fabulous Waitstaff who made sure each and every guest was cared for. You did a super job!! Thank you to Doris Ellsworth for acting as our Hostess for the month of March. Doris set up our bridge tables and supplies each Thursday and also brought some outstanding desserts for us to nibble on while playing bridge. Thanks, Doris. Your homemade brownies were awesome. Worth every calorie. We play bridge each Thursday from 10 until 2:30 with lunch at noon. Our May Hostess will be Cameron Peter. If you would like to play Bridge with us in May call Cammie Peter at 619-225-1715. Winners for the month of March were: Jane Baldwin, Doris Ellsworth, *Sharon Hope, Pat Houser, *Mary Jones, Jane Kenny, **Jean Kremm, Jackie Lindstrom (guest), and Mary Rogondino. Congratulations to Jean Kremm for coming in FIRST two Thursdays. Jean has become a formidable opponent. *Denotes first place

JUNE 9

6:00 - 8:30PM

DAVID BAME, FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR

(POLAD) TO THE COMMANDER, U.S. NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE, CORONADO, CALIFORNIA

A career Foreign Service Officer since 1988, Mr. Bame has focused on political-security issues both overseas and in Washington. His assignments abroad include Riyadh (1989-91), including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Jerusalem (1991-93), including attendance at the Madrid Peace Conference and the Israeli-Palestinian Oslo Accords; Ankara (1997-2000), including serving as the POLAD for Operation Northern Watch and lead U.S. field officer in northern Iraq; London (2004-2005), including work on Guantanamo, NATO-EU, and related issues; and Vienna (2011-2014), including representation to seven UN organizations. Mr. Bame’s assignments in Washington include work on Iran, Iraq, NATO, and UN issues. He has previously led the Department’s office responsible for regional security issues and Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and served twice in the Department’s Operations Center, including as a Senior Watch Officer on September 11, 2001. This is a chance for the SDYC membership to hear and discuss national security issues of the day. RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT AT SDYC.ORG / CALENDAR / EVENTS / 2960 • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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CLUB NEWS

DEAR KRABBY ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS, ON AND OFF THE WATER... BY CF KOEHLER, OWNER KOEHLER KRAFT COMPANY

Dear Krabby, I don’t have much offshore sailing experience, but I want to participate in regattas in the LA area. What advice can you give me to help me deliver my yacht to the race venue and back? -Racing in LA Dear Racing in LA, When the editors gave me this month’s question, I was thrilled – this is an easy one, I’ll be done and in the bar in minutes. Step 1: Hire a competent delivery skipper, write the check, and you’re done! “Not so fast Krabby!” said the editors, “The member wants to deliver the boat herself.” “Oh #!%@!”, I said, “this

is going to take some writing…how much room do you have?” Coastal cruising up and down the So Cal coastline can be pain or pleasure depending on how you approach it. A well prepared boat and enough time to make some R&R stops, such as Buffalo Beach as well as other clubs along the way can make for a great yachting experience. This applies to both racing and cruising sailboats, as well as motor sailors and motorboats. If you are truly uncomfortable cruising offshore on your own, don’t let the delivery skipper off the hook yet. If you can talk him or her into an “owner aboard” delivery, it would be helpful to learn a few tricks before you try it on your own.

Let’s start with preparing your boat. All the maintenance items you ignore for bay sailing need to be addressed before your offshore trip. Changing a fuel filter or rebuilding a sheet winch is a much more pleasant experience dockside than rolling your guts out at 0300 offshore. All the details of going through the systems of a boat, would be a book in itself. To save space here, let me say in general, you should service all aspects of your boat: electrical, rig, sails, propulsion group (engine, transmission, shaft, propeller) all need to be inspected and serviced – and spare parts should be onboard for emergency repairs. For example, have onboard: spare belts, cooling water pump impeller, fuel filters, sail repair kit, winch spare parts, and of course, a big roll of duct tape. Now, at this point, you might be thinking, “I have no clue how to inspect and service all this stuff on my boat.” Well, now is a fine time to get lessons. Hire a competent rigger to go aloft and inspect your rig, explain to him your sailing ambitions; that you want to watch, learn, help, and pay

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June 3 - San Diego Zoo Centennial Celebration 6:00pm

$24 No host bar

UPCOMING EVENTS October 7

Floral Presentation with Penn of Flowers of Point Loma

November 11 Champagne Tasting with Terry Ladies Night Out September 9

Chico’s Fashion Show

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CLUB NEWS a little extra for such a service. Write notes, or better yet - take video and pictures. It takes years to learn a trade, but use of modern technology will allow you to review the information again later. Don’t be afraid to ask questions - the only stupid question is the one you don’t know the answer to. You may want to do this with your rigger, electrician, mechanic, sail maker, etc. – get the idea? The goal is to learn their tricks, have some help putting together spare parts kits and learning how to use it, for your different systems. Next is SAFETY gear – if you are thinking, I’ve got life jackets, check, done – then you had better call that delivery skipper back. They make a living not drowning, pick their brain. Trip Planning & Navigation If you are up for an 80+ mile off shore overnight trip from SDYC to Buffalo Beach, here is how I have made the trip with much success for many years. Leave in the later afternoon with enough daylight to settle in before sundown. If you can sail awhile before the engine goes on, it helps give the crew the feel of the boat before motor sailing for the night. As the wind dies off in the evening, you sheet the main in flat and alter course enough to keep from luffing. This will make for a comfy ride on what is usually an upwind slog to the island. Even trawler-type motor boats, with a mast rigged to carry a steadying sail, ought to consider using it – it gives a good push and keeps from rolling; the old fishing boats they were modeled

after used this technique successfully – give it a try. If you can make about 6 knots you will make landfall at the East end of Catalina by dawn. Running along the lee of the island, close to shore, makes for a smooth ride as you make your way to Buffalo Beach for some rest and relaxation. It is worthwhile to be awake at dawn to enjoy these quiet early morning hours in the lee of the island – the scenery is film-worthy, with sea life active all around, in search of breakfast. A hot cup of coffee will

help fight off the last remaining chill in the air as you enjoy the sunrise at sea. There are other coastwise routes to choose from, but treating your crew to a day or two at Buffalo Beach is a good incentive for them to join you on the delivery, and it is an easy trip across the channel to Newport, Long Beach for the regatta. Navigation: Get your compass swung (adjusted) – you will have to pay someone to do this (Yes, you will need an accurate compass to steer by).

If you have an auto pilot, test it before your trip. Paper charts and plotting tools to go with them. (No, you cannot just punch in the destination in your GPS and hope you get there). I can almost hear someone asking, “Paper charts and a compass? This is 2015!“ A compass and charts are much more water proof and reliable than electronic GPS. Try steering to a GPS read out in sloppy weather when the auto pilot can’t handle her. Half of the fun in the experience of a 14 hour trip is taking bearings on the compass, plotting your position on the chart, and writing lies about your shipmates in the log book. What fun we have now, looking back at our almost 30 year old log book. One last thing, as I am pretty parched by now, so this will hit the spot. Have fun, and take your time. Don’t get in a hurry and put your crew in peril, leave with ample time for the trip. It is about having fun. Most importantly remember – nothing is a better morale booster at sea than good food & DRINK. See where I am going here? (I am almost at the bar.) You can bring prepared foods along, but if you can stand for a little time in the galley, making little one pot meals can be a crowd pleaser. Try pumpkin soup on the first night out, you will be surprised how good it is with a little ginger – it is great for crew to help get there sea legs (and stomachs!) I know there is more, but if I keep going, I’ll miss last call. Until next month’s question, I’ll leave you with the delivery skippers’ creed: “Fair winds & cheap diesel.”

Monday Evening Bridge

MAY 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is a relaxed, lively and fun game open to all members and their guests. Many of the players meet early in the bar for a casual dinner. Recent games have attracted 20 players with popularity increasing. Congratulations to our March winners: 1st-Monique Blinks, 2nd-Marilyn Daniels, 3rd-Billy Satterwhite To reserve your seat at the game, please RSVP by April 10 to Stan Nadel or Cecilia Carrick at 619-222-2254 or smnadel@cox.net. The game begins promptly at 6:30pm, playing four rounds of bridge. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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CLUB NEWS

MIRACLE ON SHELTER ISLAND DRIVE ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY BOB BRADLEY

Since I knew nothing about boats, and didn’t want one,

I opened Sandy’s attached flyer anyway because I knew “Grand Banks” was a highly-regarded name (although I didn’t know why). I was curious why there was a lien sale. The flyer wasn’t encouraging:

   

       

Principal Dimensions & Specifications Of 42 Grand Banks Measurements are approximate Length Overall

42' 7" - 43' 3"

Maximum Beam

13' 7" - 14' 1"

Maximum Draft

4' 2"

Displacement/Weight

~

unknown

Water Capacity

Unknown

Engines –condition

    

34,000 lbs

Fuel Capacity

unknown

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Ford Lehmans

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2

 

Ford Lehman engines, transmissions, generatorcondition unknown. Vessel is being sold ‘as is,’ starting bid of $13,303.00, cash/cashier’s checks only. Viewing at 10am, auction starts promptly at 11am.” Wow! One hour to make a $13K decision and. Oh, and by the way, I know nothing about boats. I thought “maybe I’ll slither by Sandy’s marina on April 1st just to make sure he’s not pulling a prank to get even for all the razzing he took over his 19 second Big Bay Boom bust a few years back”. Several people showed up, including one couple who wanted to bid, but they didn’t have cash or a cashier’s check, so I “won” the Pyro Preakness by being the only one stupid enough to show up with a cashier’s check for $13,303.00. The boat was a mess after the previous owner, who had committed suicide [which lifted my wife’s spirits, thinking maybe there was something valuable to the boat after all], started rehabbing [or whatever you do to a boat to fix it up] and stopped 1/10 the way through. What now? I wouldn’t even own the boat until April 11, didn’t know what it was worth, had no idea if it would even start. I thought, “What would a Marine do, surrounded and out-numbered? Well, of course, ATTACK! So I stopped by the front desk, entered “Lien Time” in the SDYC Opening Day best boat competition scheduled for April 18. But I cheated. Prior to filling out the best boat competition form, I called my young friend Dave Thompson, the 24 year old son of my West Point classmate, asked if the wunderkind could fly out from Minneapolis and lend a hand on a “piece of cake” project.

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The March 20 email from Sandy Purdon was somewhat unusual: “Grand Banks lien sale April 1, no joke.” One hour later he called back, saying his supervisor gave him a Sabbatical [Lien Time’s previous name] from the Catholic Church their construction company was working on [Boat vs Bishop, easy decision]; he could fly to San Diego April 8 if he returned to Minneapolis April 20th. As soon as he landed, Dave started working his magic, assembling a team of young guys and one old Polish chap, who knew Grand Banks inside and out. With 4-9 guys working 10-12 hour days, Dave’s Miracle Team began bringing Lien Time back to life. Lien Time was moved to SDYC April 17 and, although it didn’t win the best boat competition [we had zero of the 14 necessary administrative “Requirements and Recommendations” a few days before the judging], Lien Time amazed many YC members at the SDYC hospitality on Sunday, April 19, seeing the magic Dave and his team spun to turn a $13,000 wreck into a $90,000 marvel. Along the journey, everything broke our way: transmissions and engines were okay, there were no major bad surprises, the boat’s basics were sound. We had gone “all in,” pulled a royal flush. What next? Someone has to show me how to start it.

Left to right: The Miracle Team - Alfredo Moreno, Jerry Weber, Dave Thompson, Julio Torres, Edgar Porter, David Ponciano, Bob Bradley


CLUB NEWS SDYC Library’s Monthly Featured Books: May 2015 By Linda Gillard, SDYC Library Committee

including weather, lack of navigation and maps (much was lost in the hurricane) and eventually lack of water and starvation. His account is a real page turner and it is hard to put down until the end.

Our library is brimming with new titles, and some classic favorites, too. Stop by the library during library hours or anytime to find out more about our offerings. A full listing of titles can be found on the SDYC Library website at http://www.sdyc.org/facilities/library. Questions? Email us at library@sdyc.org.

Adventure: One classic is Desperate Voyage by John Caldwell. This memoir is the story of how young John Caldwell set off across the Pacific Ocean alone in a 29 foot boat from Panama headed for Australia to meet his bride, Mary. World War II was still on when they wed, and after a 3-day honeymoon he set off on a series of merchant ships which eventually left him ashore in Panama. He was very anxious to get back to Mary in Australia but could find no berth on merchant ships and he could not afford to pay for passage and so he decided to sail there himself, even though he had precious little knowledge about sailing and navigation. He wanted to be going before the hurricane season in the South Pacific, but with one thing and another, he was a bit late. His adventures began even before he was clear of the Las Perlas islands of Panama. He probably would have been well advised to retreat to mainland Panama and rethink his plans, but a desire to see his wife kept him going. His course first took him to the Galapagos. From there he headed west and was caught by a hurricane and dismasted. And things got worse from there! He faced all manner of problems

Adventure: Cape Horn: One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare by Reanne Hemingway-Douglass is another one you should not start unless you have time to finish it. The book chronicles the trip that was begun by a family of four plus one friend. Before they even left Mexico, the “crew” of young men had all jumped ship, leaving just Reanne and Don to continue on to Cape Horn. Rounding the Cape was Don’s dream and he talked Reanne and her son into joining him and his two sons into joining him. When all the kids bailed, the Douglasses decided to continue on. They first headed to Easter Island where Reanne planned to jump ship too. In the end, she decided to go on with Don. They ran into horrific weather en route to Chile and were pitch- poled. They had very little in the way of navigation equipment as they continued. One point: This was before the age of Satnav or GPS and sextant readings are notoriously difficult or unreliable in poor weather and without precise time keepers. Before too long it was not a question of making it to Cape Horn but a question of whether they would survive. Details of arriving at the coast and trying to navigate the Chilean fijords and channels are fascinating if nail biting. The writing is excellent and the detail is engrossing. It is a highly personal account: It is hard to say whether the couple spent more time battling the weather or battling each other. The reader really comes to care about them and their plans.

Adventure: It is a small book, but Red Sky in Mourning is a very readable account of a death at sea. A young couple is delivering a boat from Tahiti to the US when a hurricane strikes. The boat is rolled and the woman, Tami Oldham Ashcraft is knocked unconscious in the cabin. When she awakes, the cabin is a shambles and full of water and her love has vanished. She is alone in a storm on a dismasted sailboat. She has no communications and must find a way to reach Hawaii on her crippled boat. The emotional trauma is as difficult as the physical challenges of sailing and surviving, and it all grabs your attention and doesn’t let it go until the book is finished.

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

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ON THE RACE COURSE

“The name

SODA

stands for

Socal Open Development Acts - an homage to the America’s Cup Acts, another word for regattas. “ RC John Reiter

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2015 JUNIORS SODA RACES HELD AT SDYC

everal years ago, when our oldest son AJ was just old enough to show interest in keel boats, we looked around and realized there was no natural progression for Socal juniors keen on stepping in to keel boat sailing. We were specifically trying to build a bench and level the serious advantage the Kiwis and Aussies have in the preeminent junior match racing event in the U.S. - Balboa YC’s Governors Cup. This, coupled with the growing professional tour and inclusion of Match Racing as a discipline for the college national championships, showed us it was time to help create a pathway for our juniors to funnel them into this next level discipline. Working with a then newto-me but soon-to-be-close-friend Steve Kent from Balboa YC who was in a similar position, and with access to the new J22 fleet at SDYC, we were set to create the framework for Socal kids to chip away at these goals. Renowned coach, match racer, and rules expert Dave Perry layered on to our event a couple years back and has since brought amazing top level instruction on both keel boat sailing and match racing. His techniques are far above and beyond what we dreamt possible during our first clinics. Our initial class of kids that went through (or helped coach) during our first events reads like a who’s who of this years college national finals: Nevin Snow and AJ Reiter won the event sailing for Georgetown, Ryan Davison and Christophe Killian of Balboa YC, sailing with SDYC alum Jake Reynolds were in the semis, as was Jake LaDow. Nevin / Jake / Jake won the Governors Cup in 2011, and a World event in Italy, AJ teamed with Storm Brown and David Larson and made it to the semis

RACE RESULTS Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta March 13-15 Beneteau 36.7: Chick Pyle, Kea Beneteau 40.7: Mark Stratton, Lugano J/105: Dennis Case, Wings J/120: John Laun, caper Flying Tiger: John Harrop, Justice North Rally Race: Thomas Taylor, Garbo Buccaneer 18: Matt Davis, Wonder J/70: Vince Brun, Bliss Viper 640: Alex Steele, Last Call I/14: Kris Henderson, Courageous

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in 2013, and the team of Nevin / AJ / Jake Reynolds lost in the finals in 2014 to Storm Brown, crewing for the Aussie skipper who won (not quite what we had intended, but we’ll take it!). Now we’ve moved on to the next generation and many of them were on board this past March 20-22 at SDYC. Dave was here again, and more than 70% of the kids were back from the first event at Balboa in February. This shows you there is demand and that the kids love match racing keel boats (and Dave). Local up and comers Cole Harris and Jack Reiter were on for this clinic, both showing serious boat speed and a strong understanding of match race fundamentals, and “tribal elder” Johannes McElvain filled in as main trim for a feisty group of Long Beach lads. The rest of the field of 24 kids showed that our “Open” event truly was - with teams from Cal YC, Alamitos, Balboa, and King Harbor attending. There is now enough momentum and desire (begging) from the kids to create a tighter funnel and we will be launching a junior match race regatta in the near future here this summer. If you know of a junior who either missed the dinghy stage of their sailing progression, maybe one that’s a bit too large to jump in a smaller boat - or one that just loves to be on the water with a team, please keep an eye out for the next event. None of this would be possible without the vision and leadership shown by previous club leaders in building and maintaining our fleet of J22’s. We can offer our kids a major advantage that will keep us at the top of those college and professional ranks for years to come, and back on top of the podium at Gov Cup soon. ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY RC JOHN REITER

COURTESY OF THE SAILING OFFICE Fast 20s: Andrew Picel, USA 101 Ultimate 20: Mark Allen, Junta March One Design Weekend March 21-22 Etchells: Vince Brun, Chowder J/105: Stewart Cannon, J-OK Etchells National Championships April 10-12 1st Place: Marvin Beckmann, The Martian 32 2nd Place: Bill Hardesty, LineHonors.com 3rd Place: Argyle Campbell, 1375


ON THE RACE COURSE

INTERNATIONAL 14 RACERS AT SD NOOD Five boats made it to the SD NOOD, unfortunately several

boats that had planned to sail were stuck in Container Jail. The boats returning from Geelong Worlds were held hostage by the West Coast shipping/dockworkers strikes. The five boats that did make it enjoyed Santa Ana breezes and hot temps, famous for strong offshore breezes and hot dry atmosphere. These winds make for puffy, unstable conditions which are much different from the normal predictable sea breeze. The 14s were slated to start third, after two larger and significantly slower fleets of Vipers (14 boats), and J-70s (17 boats). We also had to contend with Ultimate 20s (9 boats), Fast 20s (3 Flying Tiger 7.5s) and a fleet of Buccaneers (6 boats). We had to sail through these fleets every race which made for challenging sailing with lots of traffic and often not being able to go where you would like. Interesting and challenging sailing, and made for some very wide eyes on some of the other fleets when they realized how much faster we were going than their lead assisted craft. At the end of Day one, standings were Galvez 1st, Ruetenik 2nd, Hendo 3rd, Shumaker 4th and Puckey DNF. Beers were handed out from the Ruetenik Chase boat for the sail back to Coronado YC. There were some tired crews and skippers after a long day on the water and few of us in good skiff sailing shape after the long cold winter. Day two started with no breeze in the Glorietta bay, so we towed out behind the 14 chase boat staffed by fellow 14er Jack Salerno who is back from Spain and getting ready to start sailing more. The RC set up for the light sea breeze which had started, however it soon stopped and came in strong from the east at 90. The RC reconfigured the course 180 degrees from the initial setup. They got the 1st race started which was a decent race for the 1st boats to finish (us) but then fell apart for the slower boats and boats were finishing going upwind

while boats at the leeward mark were still under kites. After reconfiguring the course again, the breeze finally settled in at around 290, headed back toward the bridge for the second race. The race got off and was very close again at the top mark. Paul and Hendo got stuck on the left and we slowly sailed around both to take the win. As I said to Garrett, better to be lucky than good! Hendo ended up 2nd, a few more Heinekens for the sail in thanks to the 14 mother ship. Day three started out similar with a tow out. Hendo was leading the regatta with 9 points, Ruetenik and Galvez had identical scores of 11.5, Puckey on 22, and Shumaker on 24. The last race of the weekend with the course reconfigured right to 305 got away after the other fleets, yippy we get to sail through those boats again! Breeze was up some to 12-15. The RC had a tough weekend and did well to get 7 races in. One of the positives from sailing through the other fleets all weekend was lots of people saw how fast and fun the 14s are. I had people come up to me and ask how to get into the fleet. BY BRAD REUTENIK • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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ON THE RACE COURSE BYC HOSTS TEAM RACING EVENT ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY RC JOHN REITER

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n intrepid group of some of SDYC’s finest took on the best keel boat Team Racers at the annual Balboa YC regatta on the last weekend of February. There were teams from all the major clubs on both coasts, including always impressive NYYC with a west coast contingent of members mixed in with travelers from the snow. Also in attendance was Annapolis YC, looking to escape the worst winter since, well, last winter. Rounding out the group were our friends from StFYC, California YC on their first foray into keelboat team racing, two teams from NHYC, and the gracious hosts. We were sailing in the equally matched but very difficult to sail Governors Cup 21’s, designed for the lighter air of Newport by renowned designer Alan Andrews, and used nearly exclusively for the Governors Cup youth match race

event annually in July. Racing was held in the lumpy slop next to Balboa Pier on Friday, but mercifully moved inside on Saturday and Sunday to the turning basin near NHYC fantastic flat water conditions that made boat handling a bit simpler. The host club rolled out fantastic social events including breakfast buffet combo’d with competitors meeting each day, and a presentation on Saturday night by Pete Melvin to showcase and highlight the latest in America’s Cup technology and it’s trickle down into multi-hull cruising and racing. Those who could keep up with this famous design leader for Team NZ learned a ton about foiling “J” shaped boards and how they make boats fly. On the water the team of Rick McElvain, John Reiter, and Brian Stanford were paired up with Max Hutcheson, Tom Parry, and Nick Kaschak, with George Saunders, Alex Jacobs, and a combo of Vince Delpidio and Jim Dorsey on the third boat. Team SDYC represented your club ably, just missing out on the Gold (top tier) fleet that raced for the podium on Sunday. We tied with StFYC for that grouping but lost on a head to head count back of races. We regrouped from this disappointment and set our sights on winning Silver, which we are proud to say we accomplished, snuffing the competition to go undefeated and take home a potent and may we say delicious aged bottle of fine Rum! Winning the event overall in a final race showdown was the cross-bay 18 • M AY 2 015 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g

rival of BYC, Newport Harbor YC, which has the most potent program going on this coast with a strong cadre of College All-American alumni skippers and crews. A tip of the hat to all of our competitors, even those in the (949)... This segment of our sport has thrived lately with the evolution of yacht club ownership of racing boats as member amenities. SDYC is very near the forefront of this, which sailing experts like Gary Jobson agree is the wave of the future to keep Millennials and Gen X’ers in the fold and tuned in as members of clubs. It certainly has changed our club having the J22’s available for day-sailing charters, for Match Racing, and for training for these national type of events. We particularly love the ability to represent Team SDYC - it’s a different feeling when you’re flying the burgee literally on your back (all teams must wear lightweight “pinnies” over their life jackets while racing). Next time you see an article in the Mainsheet or an E-Blast pushing you to come down and check it out, please do so.

We are constantly looking for crews and skippers. The goal is to create a weekly event in La Playa that lets us scratch our team racing itch, and brings the level of the entire team up to speed. Reach out to 2015 Team Leader Brian Stanford for more details and he’ll make sure you are “in the loop”. The next event for the team is to take on most of this same group at the StFYC event during the last weekend of June on their cityfront race course. Look for a strong showing from our own highly qualified and hungry set of College AA’s and world famous racers, as we have a team in place that certainly can win it.


FLEETS, ETC. “Lots of work, but the pros really reviewed everything well and made it very fun for everyone.” - Cam Peters

TENNIS CARDIO CLINIC A HUGE SUCCESS We had three pros orchestrating implementing the “Cardio Tennis

the clinic. Rudy Rodriguez is in charge of our weekly clinics. One of the best doubles players in San Diego, Rudy promoted physical and technique pointers throughout the day. Leo Bravo from Mexico City, head pro at Morgan Run and a competing 40’s plus champion got the Fleet motivated. Kate Valkyova, a gold medal Jr. champion rounded out our three pros by keeping all aspects of the clinic moving along. We started out with an introduction on what “Cardio Tennis” is all about and its benefits. Our 12 participants did their 6 minute “dynamic workout” warm up exercises. After everyone warmed up they were put through three rotations working on their “skill development.” Rudy and Kate took half the group to work on ground strokes. Leo took the other half, worked on volleys and other aspects of their games. A round of “King of the Court” got the players excited and competitive. The two hour clinic concluded after a continuous intense but fun workout which everyone truly enjoyed. Kudos go out to Marci for her insight by

Clinic, which will be back again on June 20th so don’t miss it. Matt Brown, Liz Baskin and Sandy Valone all had fun. Kathy Grady had “a blast” participating in her first tennis clinic. Dan Rumsey was serving up his 100 mph+ serves. Suzi Launey commented that the pros did an exceptional job working with the individuals on the their racket grips and footwork. Kelly McKeown was ready to move to Slovakia and applauded the individual attention the pros gave him. Lynn Sinks was hitting well and really took advantage of the workout and expert advice. Now every time Carol Honeysett hits the courts she is thinking about her positioning when contacting the ball. A big smile came out when she told me “What an enjoyable clinic it was, playing and being with members of the Tennis Fleet.” On May 24th we will have out “Ladder Day Challenge.” The “Med Tie” summer event and 4th of July tournament are right around the corner so look for updated information in your e-mails. ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY KIETH DANON

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FLEETS, ETC. ARG OPEN HOUSE FOR PARENTS AND JUNIORS: COME JOIN THE FUN! BY JIM TOMCIK, AG6EK PHOTO BY SCOTT RIGHTS, N6PG Do you have a Junior in the family who’s interested in computers or wireless technology? Amateur radio provides an easy outlet to experiment with radio communication and can lead to a long and satisfying engineering or science career. I know it can. It happened to me!

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am radio provides an excellent introduction to science and engineering for young people, and many teenage hams find their way into careers in engineering and science. Astronauts, doctors, politicians, lawyers, among others enjoy the fun of experimenting with electronics, building computer projects, tracking sunspots, predicting radio propagation, and socializing with other hams on the air worldwide. Amateur Radio has a long and interesting history. In

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the 20th century, amateurs contributed to public safety, electronics innovation, and even to today’s wireless phone technology. There are thousands of “hams” (as they’re called) worldwide, coming from all walks of life, age groups, and ethnic backgrounds. Ham radio is truly a lifelong pursuit for those who love technology, social interaction, and public service. Historically, to get a license, the Federal Communications Commission required applicants to pass a test covering basic electronics, regulations, and operating procedures including a 5 word per minute Morse code test. The Morse code requirement was abolished recently, and today only passing a short easy test is required. There are several “grades” of license available, including the introductory “Technician Class”, the “General Class” and the “Amateur Extra Class”, each with increasing operating privileges for the licensee. The Extra Class license grants all amateur operating privileges to the licensee. Most modern communication modes combine computers and radios. Although the Morse code requirement was eliminated, many hams still practice their code skills in competitions featuring high-speed code interpreted by computer software. Favorite communication modes today include Voice and Morse code, as well as “digital” modes such as PSK (used in modern digital and deep space communication), JT-65 (initially designed to bounce signals off the moon), and packet radio (some features of which influenced modern cell phone communication). Modern hams are also active building custom devices with small computers, such as the Raspberry Pi, or Arudino. Both are easy to use and program with inexpensive tools and help to build software and hardware skills. There are dozens of published applications for these devices, which can be easily built and programmed by teens. Applications using these tiny computers coupled with small radios are one of the most active experimental areas today. With just a little study, you and your kids can learn all you need to know to get started and pass a Technician Class exam. There are plenty of resources available, and the SDYC ARG is here to help! We plan to offer an open house and radio license course this summer, taught by members who are experienced hams. It’s your opportunity to find out what amateur radio is all about, and to experience the fun of learning and experimenting with technology in a safe and supportive environment! Stay tuned for more information.


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SAILING NIRVANA PART 2 ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY JULIE MITCHELL

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hen we last left you, the Mitchell family sailed Nirvana from San Diego to the Marquesas. We sailed on a broad reach for less than 3 days covering over 500 nautical miles to reach the Tuamotos. To date it was one of the nicest sails we have enjoyed, just a perfect angle, great speed, and never over powered. Perfect cruising! The Tuamotos, a group of atolls in French Polynesia to the east of the Society Islands, is one of the world’s most beautiful cruising grounds. Throughout the Tuamotos we were astonished by the underwater sea life and idyllic tropic islands. As we travelled across the Tuamotos, we spent our days diving, snorkeling, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, fishing and enjoying the unspoiled tranquility of the area. Fakarava was the most amazing place we visited in French Polynesia. The reef pass is a protected Unesco biosphere due to the diversity of fish and number of sharks that call it home. We were fortunate to be there during grouper mating season, which meant there were thousands of groupers, with all the males fighting to the death to win a mate. This also drew in thousands of sharks. We dove the pass numerous times, and it was the first place that our children, Gigi and Axel, went open ocean scuba diving. We anchored off the pink champagne sand beach and dined on fresh lobster gathered by Gary from the reef. Next stop was Tahiti and the Society Islands. We enjoyed our time in Papeete, with lots of opportunity for shopping, dining and entertainment, but were ready to leave the big city after about a week. Exploring Moorea felt it was like a homecoming for Nirvana as she had sailed there in 1958. Our last stop in French Polynesia was Maupihaa where the reef pass is about 40 feet wide with intense swirling current flowing out of the pass at about 5 knots with unmarked coral heads. It took us numerous

looks before we decided to enter, and even then it was a nerve racking experience, although we were rewarded by the beauty of the lagoon and the easy fishing. From Maupihaa it was a 500 mile sail to Suwarrow, Cook Islands. As this is another atoll with a challenging reef pass, we sailed there hoping the weather would be conducive to let us enter, otherwise it would be another 500 miles to Niue or 750 miles to Tonga. Fortunately we encountered perfect weather and stayed for over a week. Suwarrow is a national park, so there is an abundance of sharks, fish, sea birds and colorful coral gardens. The snorkeling and fishing was truly incredible and the island a tropical paradise. Suwarrow is currently the only island inhabited by the ranger, Harry, and his wife, Vaine, for about half the year. There is no public transportation to the island, even government and commercial boats don’t stop. The government paid to divert a transport boat to the island to drop Harry and Vaine off in May, but they keep hoping and asking for any boat that is going to any of the Cook Islands to take them, as they are uncertain that the government will come pick them up this year. So it is extremely unique to get to visit a place in this world that is so difficult to reach. The ground floor of their house is the Suwarrow Yacht Club, where they openly welcome all cruisers, so we proudly added a SDYC burgee to their collection. We have been extremely fortunate to be able to undertake this journey of a lifetime and hope to continue cruising the South Pacific for another year. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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

2015 - 2016 upcoming events CF Dinner Meeting

May 20 , 2015 The History of the SDYC Clubhouses by Dr. Iris Engstrand SDYC has had several humble locations in the early years, including the ferry Silvergate. Dr. Iris Engstrand will be sharing highlights of the history of the SDYC clubhouses from 1896 to the latest addition of the Malin Burnham Sailing Center. Seating is limited with preference to Cruising Fleet members.

Oceanside Cruise

June Staycation Cruise

We will raft up then transit by dinghy, with cocktails and dinner at Oceanside Yacht Club. On Sat. walk the beach, visit the Marine Base. In the afternoon there will be paddle board races and other “Feats of Strength & Courage” That evening wine on the raft up (BYOB) then dinner at Harbor (Oceanside Broiler) On Sunday morning on your own. Afternoon dinghy in to O.C. harbor for lunch. That eve No host BBQ at Santa Margarita YC bring something to grill & side dish to share. Then movie night on the Raft Up. Monday Memorial Day hosted continental breakfast and ceremony at SMYC.

Friday night starts with a 5:00 happy hour on the guest dock where we will med-moor some of our boats. You must sign up for the med moor through the CF website and there will be a limit of 10-12 boats depending on beam. Musician Marcella Mendez, who is billed as a cross between Adele and Stevie Nicks, will be performing from the deck of one of our boats. Please bring a heavy hor d’oervres and wine/beer to share. Saturday’s famous BBQ starts at 4:30. Indian Joe and the Chiefs will be playing country western and Jimmy Buffet tunes.

May 22 , 2015

June 12 - 14, 2015

Register today for the 2015 CUBAR Kickoff Meeting! Saturday, May 30, 2015

SDYC will be hosting the Kickoff Dinner Meeting for CUBAR 2015, which is an organized power boat cruise down Baja to La Paz in November, 2015. This event is geared toward individuals who have not gone to Mexico previously but would like to in an organized, coordinated group; however, it is open to all that are interested in cruising to La Paz and beyond. This Mexican buffet dinner is the perfect opportunity to learn key dates, anticipated port of calls, registration information and specific criteria for the cruise. Representatives from Mexican Tourism Board, marinas and immigration experts are scheduled to attend.

The dinner will also feature a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting SDYC’s Junior Program. Email chuck@sdyc.org to provide auction items or ask questions about this fun cruise to La Paz! Reserve your spot online at www.cubar.org/kickoff-reservations.

WHO:

WHERE:

Anyone interested in learning the details of CUBAR 2015!

San Diego Yacht Club

SCHEDULE:

5:30 - 6:30 Social Hour & Silent Auction 6:30 - 7:00 Buffet Dinner 7:00 - 8:30 Presentation, Q&A

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WHAT:

- Key Dates - Anticipated port of calls - Registration process - Boat criteria

COST:

$27 per person


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PC BY JIM OBERG, PC #11 FIRST FIDDLE

On Sunday, March 22nd, the Pacific

Class PC enjoyed our annual Coronado Sojourn, sailing from SDYC to Coronado Yacht Club. The winds were extremely PC friendly, and the day was beautiful. This was a non-spinnaker event, which brought out a fleet of (8) boats. The positions changed numerous times sailing down to CYC, and sailing back up the bay to SDYC. After arriving, and all boats were tied & rafted at the front dock, everyone enjoyed either Sunday brunch or lunch

on the deck outside the clubhouse. Service was great and the food tasted wonderful. Thank you CYC Staff. On the boat restoration front, Phil Thearle, PC #35, is moving along, however, has been slowed down as a result of undergoing back surgery. Phil’s boat is being restored/refit at

ANGLERS BY BROCK GUETNER The bottom fishing season officially opened March 1. According

to the Department of Fish and Game, all fishing must occur in 60 fathoms (360 feet) or less. But be careful, anglers are not permitted to possess Bronze-spotted rockfish, Canary rockfish, Cow Cod or Yellow-eye rockfish. Many SDYC members have great success finding dinner when they’re out visiting Buffalo Beach at Catalina Island. Angling tournaments are a fun way to support so many of our local charities that do wonderful work making our community, the “finest” place to live. One group, The Friends of Rollo is a non-profit educational organization named after Captain James “Rollo” Heyn of the long-range sportfishing boat Royal Polaris and dedicated to sending kids on marine-awareness fishing trips. If you participate in any one of these charitable events, please drop me a note and picture so I may share your success with our angling community. Upcoming Events: April 19 - A San Diego sportfishing tradition, The Port Of San Diego’s Day At The Docks is the West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing. Signaling the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season, this event occurs against the dynamic backdrop of our sportfishing fleet on San Diego Bay. May 2 - SWYC’s Bottom fishing tournament supporting Elder Help of San Diego. Contact SWYC for more information and to sign up. June 7 (8:00-10:00am) Kids/Parents pre-tournament fishing seminar. Meet at the guest dock in front of the club house. This is a great opportunity for beginners and experienced anglers to get a refresher lesson and to prepare for the Kids Fishing Day. June 20 The Bay Fishing Challenge. SDYC Anglers are hosting the competition, so register your boat at the front desk and help us defend our title. A reception will follow at the pool pavilion after weigh in at 4pm. June 28 - SDYC Anglers sponsored Kids Fishing Day. A day of chartered fishing aboard the Sea Watch. This event is free and open to all members and grand-member youngsters. Reserve a spot by contacting the SDYC front desk. Tackle will be provided or you may bring your own.

his shop, and it has now been faired, and painted. We look forward to Phil getting the boat back into the water soon. Another point of interest, and disappointment, Heather & Steve Brownsea, PC #42, are currently residing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The owner of the vessel that they work on Dumb Luck has moved the boat to Florida. At this time, the Brownsea’s are not sure if their future will be in Ft. Lauderdale or San Diego, but they will keep in touch with their plans. Although we are in a drought, there is plenty of water for all of us to continue enjoying sailing our PC’s. Put on your sails, and get your boats out on the water, they love the exercise!

MODEL YACHTS BY DAVID RYAN With Opening Day festivities wrapped up at SDYC,

signifying the official “christening” of the 2015 yachting season, the model yacht fleet is ready to bolt out of the gates like a lathered-up steed in the Kentucky Derby. We kick it into high gear this month with our Friday night Sunset Series. April’s racing action included the first two of three scheduled regattas for the annual Spring Series. Day one of the series fell on Easter Sunday, and despite inherent schedule conflicts, we were still able to muster a respectable turn-out, with 10 boats on the line. Apparently, the potential risk of extreme consequences, like being ostracized by one’s family, or infuriating the Easter Bunny, weren’t powerful enough reasons to deter this group of rogue souls from an opportunity to get in some quality racing. Dick Denzler found success from the get-go, winning the first 2 races, but apparently had some mechanical or electrical breakdown, after completing only 4 of 9 races. Spring Series That’s when Bill Hardesty strung 1) Hardesty 13 together an impressive series of 2) S. Malthaner 19 “bullets” securing his place as 3) Aeling 28 the overall winner; this despite 4) Adams 30 a valiant effort and consistent 5) Becker 33 top finishes by Skip Malthaner. 6) Purdon 35 Skip had 5 “seconds” in the nine races, but was unable to win any races and it just wasn’t enough to catch Bill. Once again, this just shows it’s “all about the bullets”. Finally, through the tireless efforts of Jean Malthaner, we launched the website in April for the upcoming CR-914 National Championship regatta, which the SDYC model yacht fleet is once again hosting at the end of October. A large turn-out is expected from competitors from all around the country, in addition to a sizeable contingency from our top local fleet members. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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1915

was a year of change for San Diego, SDYC and Catalina Island; some good, some odd and some mysterious. The 1915 Panama-California Exposition, celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal and San Diego as it first port, opens in Balboa Park bringing millions of visitors. New York’s Bertram Goodhue and Carleton Winslow were the architects. Goodhue and Winslow advocated a design of a more ornate and urban Spanish Baroque. Taken together, the original buildings constituted something like a history of Spanish colonial in North America. This mix of influences in San Diego proved popular enough to earn its own name: Spanish Colonial Revival. The fair left a permanent mark in San Diego beyond establishing an architectural style. Up to that point, Balboa Park had been mainly open space; with the landscaping and building done for the fair the park was permanently transformed and is now a major cultural center, housing many of San Diego’s major museums. The 1915 Expo was a significant catalyst to San Diego’s tourist destination. With the city focused on the Expo and growth th associated with it, SDYC was struggling to establish a permanent home. In 1915 the San Diego Yacht Club was not located in San Diego or really on land! In 1910 the club had purchased the old ferry steamer Silvergate. Losing it location in Downtown San Diego in 1914, the Silvergate Support our Catalina Island Outstation! was towed to a point west of the ferry slip on Coronado Island. Although concerns about the “distant” location was top of the minds of the leaders of SDYC, in July they th Sunday, May 24 , 2015 held the 1915 Exposition Gold Cup—obviously linking the club with the Exposition being enjoyed at Balboa Park. 1pm – 5pm While San Diego glowed in the public celebration San Diego Yacht Club, Sail Wash Area of the Expo and SDYC lived in Coronado, Catalina Island faced a devastating and mysterious fire. In November $15/person or $50/family 1915 a fire breaks out in Avalon. The assumed cause was a kitchen fire…but was it? The fire ultimately destroyed half *Burgers *Hot Dogs *Salads *Desserts of Avalon. Damages from the blaze topped $2 million, and *Music *Games the Bannings took a major financial hit. One unofficial **Bring your own cooler** word was that a man who lived in a small apartment at the rear of the Metropole Hotel was about to be foreclosed Silent Auction upon, so he set the blaze in order to get insurance money. *Raffle* An oral history given by city father Johnny Windle in 1978 Raffle tickets: $5 tells the tale of a mother-in-law locked in the attic of the Rose hotel and a suspicious fire set out of town that To buy Buffalo Bash tickets online, visit caused much of the fire equipment to be unavailable at www.sdyc.org/forms/bb_bash the start of the Rose Fire. Accident, attempted murder or insurance fraud? Tickets and entrance costs can be charged to your member account. Could there be a link between Balboa Park’s success, For more information or to donate raffle/auction items please contact: SDYC’s desperate search for a home and devastating fire Cathy Cibit @ 619.944.8516 or cibit@cox.net. in Avalon? While figuring out this mystery you can enjoy Cathy Jorgensen @ 619.977.3052 or cajorgy1@cox.net great food and drink, try your hand at flinging a few buffalo chips and bidding on some excellent items you Non-SDYC members are also welcome! can’t live without.

7 Annual Buffalo Beach Bash

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SSSS FLEET - MEN’S MAYHEM

BY DEE VAN HORNE

PHOTOS BY DEE VAN HORNE

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e had five teams of 4 guys in a relay race to sail around a mark in the Junior launch basin. Lots of fun with capsizes and teamwork to put the sabot together and take it apart and put it back into the racks. Thank you Jeff Johnson for helping us get our RC logistics in place, and to all the ladies who helped make this Men’s Mayhem a success with getting trophies made, sandwiches assembled, cookies baked, safety and markset boats organized, registration and more. Results are posted on the SDYC website. Hey, guys…. Mark your calendar for next year’s Mayhem, I’ve got something really fun up my sleeve! If you missed, it… we’ve got some great photos on our Facebook page (SDYC Sabot Fleet). Thank you to John Fretwell and his team for allowing us to use the Junior sabot “club tubs” for the fun race. A great quote from a first time Men’s Mayhem sailor…. “I’ve owned this boat for 40 years… and it’s the first time I’ve ever raced it!” - Ian Trotter SSSS Race schedule - The first of the SCWSA series regatta is at Newport Harbor Yacht Club on Sunday April 19th. If you are interested, please contact me for a spot on the trailer. The next SCWSA is on May 2nd at Mission Bay Yacht Club. The Senior Sabot Nationals will be held the first weekend of June 5 - 7. The Dutch Shoe is schedule for Friday, July 17th. We sail generally the second Saturday of the month. We will sail on May 9th. Sign up online. Help wanted – We need folks to help the sailing fleet with race committee. If you have a couple of hours on a Tuesday mid morning to early afternoon and would like to be on the water - we need you! The Race Committee would be happy to show you the ropes on how to set a simple windward/leeward course, check in boats, and score boats. Oh and use our race timer! If you have the time please let myself or Diane Riehl know. See you on the water. • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

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JUNIORS

Top four in C2- Annabelle Huyard, Sara Parker, Kelly Holthus, and champ Calvin Schmid

JUNIORS NEWS BY JOHN FRETWELL

PHOTOS BY JUDY PARKER, MARCY HOLTHUS, AND TAMA PACK-HARRIS

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n mid-April, Team SDYC’s Sabot squad turned out in droves for the inaugural running of the Earl Elms Memorial Regatta at Mission Bay Yacht Club. For those not familiar, Earl Elms was a true “old school” champion from San Diego. In addition to countless local and national regattas, Earl won the 1969 Snipe Worlds in Angola, Africa, and successfully retained that title in 1971 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Not only did Earl beat his competitors on the water; his preparations began with building the boats, spars, and sails for his campaign. He was the consummate sailing waterman, and was also known for loving kids, so it’s fitting that there is a regatta bearing his name, celebrating Juniors, hardchined boats, and our sport. Before I cover the Sabots, I’d like to mention the Snipe fleet, which has an increasing number of SDYC members and Juniors getting involved. Our own Rick Arneson with Diana Waterbury were 3rd overall and cross-training SSSS regulars Dick Denzler and Darin Hayden were faster than ever and in the top of the fleet often during the day. Yours truly eked out a 5th with the help of strong crew work from

Katie Olsen, Paulo Campbell, Mackenzie Harris, Shaye Wattson, and Marcus Hall deliver the Team SDYC sweep in C1

Taisei Hatter, while Bishop’s coach Aine Fretwell grabbed 4th place with Knight and first-time Sniper Lizzie Russell in the front of the boat. If you want to try a class that offers dinghy racing with humbling competition yet works for men and women aged 8-80, and teams ranging from 250-350lbs., check out the Snipe. Head Coach Nick Kaschak, Randy Lake, Eric Heim, Alex Camet, and various speedsters named Sinks are just a few of the talented sailors we expect for the US Nationals in August!

including 4 fleet wins. Congratulatyions goes out to A Fleeters Peter Joslin (3rd), and Piper Holthus (2nd). In B Fleet, Sean Caulfield closed his Sabot career with 3rd overall, with Schuyler Capita taking 2nd, and Cameron Cage taking the win. In C1, SDYC swept the top five with Katie Olsen (5th), Paulo Campbell (4th), Mackenzie Harris (3rd), Shaye Wattson (2nd), and red-hot Marcus Hall with his third win in as many months, and advancing to B! In C2, it was nearly another sweep, with SDYC’s Annabelle Huyard (4th), Sara Parker (3rd), Kelly Holthus (2nd), and Calvin Schmid with the win and move to C1! Congrats to all of our C3 sailors on completing a marathon day: Alex Olsen (14th), Kate Joslin (9th), Samantha Gardner (6th), Alice Schmid (4th), and Dylan Gardner, who posted 5 bullets for the runaway win and move to C2.

Team rider Kelly Holthus getting his gear dialed in

For the 2015 Elms Regatta Team SDYC fielded 25 Junior Sabots. Since this was just a one day event, the organizers fed us a full schedule of 8 races so that the event would still meet the guidelines for Sabot fleet advancement. That’s right - 8 races in one day! When the spray had settled the team had earned 18 trophies, • w w w. s d yc .o r g •

Superior hang time for C3 champ, Dylan Gardner

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CLUB CALENDARS 2015

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Steak Night Model Yacht Races CF Fifth Ave Landing Cruise

SDYC Knitters

Prime Rib Night Tennis Clinics SSSS Spring Series

Pasta Night

Bridgedeckers

Deck Dining Tennis Clinics Yachting Cup

Yachting Cup Cinco de Mayo Regatta Doublehanded Luff-In #1

Monarch Outreach Tennis Clinics

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Steak Night Yachting Cup Cinco de Mayo Regatta

SDYC Knitters

Prime Rib night SSSS Spring Series Adults Tennis Clinics Kids Tennis Clinics

Pasta Night

Bridgedeckers

Deck Dining

Mallory Cup HS Natl's

Tennis Clinics

SSSS Saturday race

Monarch Outreach Tennis Clinics

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Steak Night Mallory Cup HS Natl's Yesteryear Regatta

SDYC Knitters Monday Eve Bridge

Prime Rib night SSSS Spring Series Adults Tennis Clinics Kids Tennis Clinics

Pasta Night Ladies Night Out Love the Pearls

Bridgedeckers

Deck Dining Tennis Clinics Model Yacht Races

ORCA Bowl

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Mother's day Brunch

Monarch Outreach Tennis Clinics

PC Fleet Champs. One Design Wknd

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Steak Night ORCA Bowl

SDYC Knitters

Prime Rib night SSSS Spring Series Crusing Fleet Dinner Mtg. Adults Tennis Clinics

Pasta Night CF Dinner Mtg

Bridgedeckers

Deck Dining Tennis Clinics Star Rollins Bowl Model Yacht Races SoCal 300 PCISA Team Race Champ./BakerLehman Elms Fun race

PC Fleet Champs.

One Design Wknd

Monarch Outreach Tennis Clinics

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Tennis Ladder Challenge Steak Night

SDYC Knitters

Prime Rib night SSSS Spring Series Adults Tennis Clinics

Pasta Night Beer Can BBQ

SoCal 300

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SDYC Knitters Adult Sail Training class

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CLASSIFIEDS You must e-mail a renewal each month if you’d like your ad to appear in more than one issue. All new ads, and renewals must be sent to mainsheet@sdyc.org by the first of the month to be included in the next month’s issue. WANTED TO LEASE FOR SUMMER: Local Point Loma Family 2 adults/ 2 older children looking for summer lease of min 30 foot power boat docked at SDYC. We are looking for a nicely kept and well maintained boat to use May-August. Price negotiable. If interested please email picture of boat (interior/exterior) and basic details, as well as slip location to Rachaelf@mail.com. BENETEAU 411 1/3 PARTNERSHIP AVAILABLE. Rare opportunity to join in the ownership with two other families of a beautifully maintained sail boat with an end tie view slip at SDYC. Partnership also includes a 13’ Novurania center console RIB tender also located at the club. For more details, contact Martin at hmrmso@aol.com or 858 344 1060. FOR SALE: 13’ Boston Whaler. This 2005 whaler is in nearly new condition with Center Console Steering and Four Stroke 40 HP OB. Provides a safe and dependable tender for your yacht. For more details, contact Martin at hmrmso@aol. com or (858) 344-1060. FOR SALE: Catalina 30 1988 newer sails, 140% Genoa, roller furling, 26 HP Universal diesel engine, new upholstery. $25,000. Call Steve Knoblock at (949) 481-9927. Located in F7. FOR SALE: Classic 1958 Trojan Marlin 15’ Wooden Boat, Mahogany w/Little Dude Trailer. All Restored! Johnson Javelin 35 H.P. Outboard Engine all Rebuilt. Custom Cushions, and accessories. This will turn heads at the club. Offered at $7500 Call Todd Bloom 619-742-5842, or Jerry Burroughs 571-309-7704 for more information.

FOR SALE: 2000 Boston Whaler 13 Sport with 25 HP Mercury 4-stroke engine. In excellent condition and regularly serviced. I tow the whaler to Catalina every summer but the price includes a trailer. $4850. Call or text Jon at (858) 699-2164 or email jberger@ucsd.edu FOR SALE: 2003 Schock Sabot Great junior starter boat for this summer’s lessons. Ultra-light weight and simply rigged for an intermediate sailor. Has the potential to be developed into a very fast racer as the skipper progresses. Call Matt Brown, 619 846-9060. PRICE REDUCTION: For sale: 48’ OFFSHORE Sedan (52’ LOA), Slip D-3, excellent condition, too many options and upgrades to mention. Great boat for: Catalina, anchoring anywhere, raft ups, holiday light parades, regatta viewing, cruising and so much more! All the comforts of home! Includes 12’ Caribe dinghy with 40 HP Honda. All are meticulously maintained and cared for, from its appearance to the nuts and bolts. Call Richard at 619-223-3173

YACHTING CUP MAY 1 - 3, 2015 Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for supporting the 2015 Yachting Cup at San Diego Yacht Club. We couldn't have hosted this incredible event without you!

FOR SALE: Kettenburg P C #45, older restoration NEWER crisp North racing sails. See at E74. $6000 Contact Fletcher at 619 275 7593 FOR SALE: PIKAKE LLC, 55’ Alaskan Trawler, Twin CAT Diesel, Wood Hull, 1971, Current Survey, Fully Equipped, 14’ Caribe / 60 Yamaha, $20,000 price reduction to $209,000, I Dock, Stan Jorgensen sjorgy@cox.net 619-847-5552, John Wilks jnwilks@gmail.com 619-846-7771. FOR SALE: Tiara 36’ Open Express (1985) Rigadoon– the perfect boat for 2 couples to partner in; turn-key and ready for La Playa this weekend or Catalina this summer. New exterior upholstery. Former SDYC flagship and mainstay… lots of memories. Slip C53. $49,500. Contact Doug: 619-405-8975 or Jerelyn: 619-200-3923.

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