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WHERE is the BURGEE?

Kathryn Ullrich at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Joe and Angela Peatman with some feathered friends in Maui near the Lahaina Yacht Club

Paul Heineken, cruising the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal and Tulagi.

Manon and Aly Baze at New York Yacht Club in New York City

Cecil & Alyson Ross with daughter Emily and Tom Corkett at Antigua Sailing Week

Mike and Chantele Miro, Great Wall, China

Margo Hart and Sue Milliron on the yacht, Seadream 1, at Prickly Pear Beach BVI

Susan Ruhne in St. Peters Square, Vatican City

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America’s Cup Feature - Pages 10-12

04 from the Chairman 05 from the COO/gm 06 - 08 RACING 09 juniorS 10 - 12 america’s cup Feature 13 SAILOR SPOTLIGHT 14 MEMBERSHIP 15 tinsley 16 WOMEN’S COMMITTEE Michael Petrikov

17 CRUISE NEWS 18 entertainment 19, 22 CLUB EVENTS 20 historian

Gilles Martin-Raget

Seth Besse and Chip Wasson - Kiteboard Racing North American Championships

21 staff profile 23 club calendar 24 - 28 guide to louis vuitton cup

Cover: Possible America’s Cup rivals, Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA, seen from the StFYC race deck on May 24th, 2013. Photo by Chris Ray


7In Memoriam6 Mr. Svend Svendsen Passed Away May 27, 2013 Regular Member Since 1973 Dr. John Callander Passed Away June 9, 2013 Regular Member Since 1985

St. Francis Yacht Club 2013 Board of Directors COMMODORE: James M. Cascino VICE COMMODORE: George T. Dort

Date change for vintner’s night tuesday, october 22

REAR COMMODORE: Sean E. Svendsen

Join the Wine Committee on Tuesday, Oct 22nd to celebrate the end of harvest at the St. Francis Yacht Club’s annual Vintner Night.

DIRECTORS:

Enjoy a night of amazing wines paired with exquisite cuisine. Mark your calendar with the new date: Tuesday, October 22.

CHAIRMAN: James Simpson

Theresa Brandner-Allen James Diepenbrock Jennifer Dunbar Paul Heineken Edward Igoe

Sign up to receive emails about stfyc dining events and specials Do you want to know the latest StFYC dining news and find out about specials before everyone else? Email dining@stfyc.com to be placed in the email group. You can also visit your online StFYC member profile page. On the right side of the page, under “Opt-in Groups,” select the opt-in group “Dining Events/Specials.” Click the “Update Opt In Groups” button to save your selection.

Kevin Reeds Rob Squire APPOINTED OFFICERS: Erica Mattson, Secretary Jim Fisher, Assistant Secretary Greg Rossmann, Treasurer Russ Silvestri, Assistant Treasurer Robert Schaberg, General Counsel Bruce Munro, Assistant General Counsel

21+ tinsley events in 2013

MAINSHEET: EDITOR IN CHIEF: Lyn Coffey

Mark your calendars for these events during which only those 21 and over may be on the Island.

COPY EDITOR: Shannon L. Ryan

Women’s Cruise Friday, August 9, - Sunday, August 11

Joyce Andersen, AYSF/Simonson, Igor Capibaribe,

Stag Cruise Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6

PHOTO EDITOR: Nancy Glenn CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Lyn Coffey, Amy Dailey, Beth Fritz, Nancy Glenn, Jason Holloway, Elizabeth Little, Gilles Martin-Raget, Peggy McCormick, Thomas Moulin, Noel Omila, Michael Petrikov, Neil Pincus, Chris Ray

be there An Endowment is Forever Members are encouraged to remember the St. Francis Yacht Club in their estate plans. Your gift to the Club will be appreciated and your memory will live on for years to come. For more information, contact the Gift & Endowment Committee Chair, Jennifer Dunbar, at giftandendowment@stfyc.com.

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from the COMMODORE By Commodore James M. Cascino

U

nless you’ve been on a very long vacation in a very remote

An example is our StFYC

place, you know the America’s Cup is coming to town. As a

team that traveled to Cowes,

matter of fact, the preliminary events start right here, right now

England

last

month

to

and we’re in for three months of amazing, exciting, once-in-a-lifetime

compete, brilliantly, in the

viewing opportunities.

Cornerstone Cup. If you ever

St. Francis Yacht Club members are blessed with the best seats in

have wondered what we get

the house. We are about to witness in our front yard the most

out of our J/22 fleet, here is

extraordinary of sights, with boats as big as tennis courts and massive

one answer.

wings as high as thirteen story buildings coming straight for us after the

The Cornerstone Cup is a

starting gun and then jibing near “A” buoy for the next mark down toward

prestigious bi-annual team

Pier 39. They’ll go by at speeds up to 40 knots, and when they’re not up

race regatta among the Royal

close and personal, we’ll be able to watch this grand spectacle on TVs

Yacht Squadron, the Royal

throughout the Club. The challenger finals and the Cup match will be two

Thames Yacht Club, New

races per day, 25 minutes per race. It can’t get much better than that.

York Yacht Club and ourselves. Lili and I were thrilled to be there to

As we know, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international

cheer on our first-rate team, which included skippers Craig Healy and

sport, dating back to an 1851 race around the Isle of Wight. In that first

Shawn Bennett, Team Captain John Collins, Rolf Kaiser, Harrison

match-up, an American schooner, appropriately named America, beat

Turner, Nicole Breault, Tom Ducharme, and Ralph Silverman.

15 boats sailed by members of England’s Royal Yacht Squadron. Then,

They were coached by Mark Ivey, and what a performance they turned

for 132 years, New York Yacht Club defended the America’s Cup, losing

in. Eleven wins and only one loss. St. Francis Yacht Club finished the

it in 1983 to the Aussies. Only four countries have won the Cup…

competition as Cornerstone Champion with 12.5 points, followed by

America, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland. Now it’s back in

Royal Thames #2 with 5 points, NYYC #3 also with 5 points, and our

America’s hands for this, the 34th defense.

gracious hosts from the Royal Yacht Squadron concluding #4 with 4.5

StFYC members are well represented in all aspects of this America’s

points. Our team did us proud, on the water and off!

Cup. Member Larry Ellison won AC 33 in Valencia, of course, and now

Returning from Cowes and surely jet-lagged, Nicole Breault had 13

is the Defender with Oracle Team USA. Assisting Larry on the Oracle

wins and only 1 loss in the US Match Racing Championship Qualifier for

boat is navigator John Kostecki. Paul Cayard is CEO of the Swedish

the Prince of Wales Bowl. She is on one fabulous roll, sailing under the

team and Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing. Stan Honey is in

StFYC burgee.

charge of all the cool video technology we see on the TV screen. He’s

Finally, two names you’ve been hearing a lot lately, Johnny and

once again bringing his incredible inventions to the sport, making remote

Erika Heineken were predictable standouts in the Kiteboarding North

viewing much more impactful and exciting. Former StFYC race manager

American Championship hosted here at the Club last month. Rolex

and now member, John Craig, is the Principal Race Officer of America’s

Yachtsman of the Year Johnny was #1, and Erika was the only woman

Cup racing. Bob Billingham is building the America’s Cup village,

in the Gold Fleet and the top woman competitor. Also, Chip Wasson

Chris Perkins is CFO at Artemis, Michael Menninger is racing in the

was 2nd in the Grand Master category. We had 75 sailors representing

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA and there are so

23 countries and real San Francisco winds. The views from the

many more… Genny Tulloch with AC TV, John Gomes, Jen McHugh,

Clubhouse were something to behold.

Chip,

Alec and Finn Nilsen, Sean Kelly, Allie Cayard, Joey

Our Club’s commitment to Leadership in Yachting is displayed day in

Pasquali, new member Mike Martin and I’m sure I’ve missed a few…

and day out by members proven to be among the best in the world. It

with my apologies. They’re all working hard to make this the most

makes me proud to be a St. Francis Yacht Club member.

amazing America’s Cup in history. I’m hoping they pull it off, too.

See you on the water!

With Leadership in Yachting being one of the core principles of our Club’s Mission Statement, member representation in America’s Cup 34 shows that we’re taking it seriously. But there’s more, much more.

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from the CHAIRMAN By Chairman Jim Simpson

W

ell,

summer

is

September, we began planning the 2013 Club Events calendar back in

officially here, the

October of last year. The Committee Chairs and Event Chairs helped us out

days are long, the

immensely by being flexible and accommodating in planning the schedule to

kids are out of school and, like

fit in the many annual events. The result was that two of our major Island

any good StFYC member, your

events, Women’s Cruise and Stag Cruise moved from their normal month of

thoughts are turning to Tinsley.

September. This was to accommodate the America’s Cup races and our

Our gem on the delta is the

flagship event, the Rolex Big Boat Series, which follows immediately after.

perfect option for a weeklong

While many of you are aware of the change, I’ll take the opportunity to

retreat or a quick weekend

remind you that the Women’s Cruise is next month on August 9-11 and Stag

getaway,

far

Cruise is October 3-6. This is important to note because both are 21+ events

enough from the City that you

being

which means that on those weekends the Island is only open to those who

can leave your work-a-day

are 21 and over. We have advertised the information for the past several

worries

months in the Mainsheet to give members a heads-up but it’s never a bad

behind

both

and

close

enough that getting there isn’t a huge production.

idea to reiterate such important changes. We recognize these scheduling

As I write this, the Fourth of July Family Cruise, looms on the horizon,

shifts may not be convenient for everyone, however we made our decisions

marking the kick-off of the Tinsley season for many families. If your family is

based on what was the most reasonable and feasible for members and Club

anything like mine, you’ve had your Tinsley dates picked out since January

staff. As an alternative for families during the weekend of Women’s Cruise,

and have been patiently, or not so patiently, counting down the days until

we’re having family weekend at the Club for the Louis Vuitton Semi-Finals.

your first trip to the Island. In planning your excursions, I’ll remind everyone to

On Saturday, August 10, guest fees are waived for children 12 and under so

make sure to check the Club calendar as some of our key Island events have

it will be the perfect time to bring the kids to watch the on-the-water action.

shifted from the usual schedule this year. In anticipation of the Louis Vuitton

Since we’re talking Tinsley, and since I’m the Chairman (otherwise

Cup and America’s Cup races taking up the majority of July, August and

affectionately known as the Rule Police) I’m also compelled to touch upon a few key docking rules that are sometimes forgotten in the excitement of the Tinsley season. In his past few columns, our esteemed Tinsley Island Committee Chair, Neil Pincus, has impressed upon us the importance of members checking in themselves and their guests on arrival to the Island. I would also like to remind members that there are rules and associated penalties regarding leaving boats unattended and unoccupied at the Island for long periods of time. The owners of unattended boats, any boat not visited by the member or member’s spouse for 45 consecutive days from the date of arrival, will be charged $500. Likewise, if any boat is left unoccupied for 21 consecutive days during the Summer Season, the member will be charged double the normal rate beginning on day 22 until the boat is “occupied”, and there will be a one-time charge of $500. The boat is considered “occupied” if it is stayed in overnight by the member owner, the member’s spouse or by another adult member of the Club. As you can see, leaving your boat can turn into a pricey proposition and if you’ve been fined once, that does not preclude you from being fined again in the same season. These are by no means difficult rules to follow, so please abide by them for the consideration of your fellow members and the StFYC staff, who take no pleasure in having to exact penalties. I look forward to seeing you on the Island this summer and, as always, welcome your comments via email at chairmanjim@stfyc.com.

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from the COO/GM By Ron Banaszak, CCM, CCE

B

elieve it or not, after all the months of planning and preparation,

and

we are finally heading into this summer’s highly anticipated

neighborhood. On Saturday

guests

around

the

America’s Cup racing. Only days remain until the Louis Vuitton

and Sunday race days (the

Challengers Series begins, and while San Francisco braces for the large

most impacted days) we will

volume of spectators, we have also rolled out plans to deliver our members

offer StFYC designated offsite

the ultimate experience not offered elsewhere on the Bay.

parking at Claire Lillienthal

While much of the buzz is on the activities surrounding the America’s

School, and will provide van

Cup and Challengers Series, you should know that your Club’s doors

transportation to the Club for

remain open and we are poised to deliver top-quality service to you and

those who are unable to walk

your guests every day. In the last two months, I have shared the process

to the Club. Fortunately, the

for obtaining guest cards and gift certificates. Now that you know the

public parking lots in close

policies and procedures, bring your friends or gift them a certificate and

proximity to the Club will

share the excitement of this summer’s activities. There are lots of

provide more than ample

opportunities to enjoy the Club during racing hours but we’re also open for

parking during the lighter Tuesday and Thursday race days. As always, we

business on non-race days and after racing hours when you can bring

encourage members to walk, bike, take public transportation or use taxis

guests to the Club without having to worry about guest fees or restrictions.

and chauffeured vehicles to minimize car traffic around the Club. Visit the

In fact during July, August and September we’ve made it incredibly easy

Parking and Transportation page under the America’s Cup tab at www.

to dine at the Club, especially with large groups. On Wednesdays and

stfyc.com for the most up-to-date information.

Thursdays, the Main Dining Room and Clippership Room will serve a

Most importantly, we want you all to know that you’ll be well taken

Prime Rib Buffet. On Fridays and Saturdays, we’ll offer our fantastic

care of during this busy time. Think of the Club as your haven amid the

Seafood Buffet and on Sunday, it’s family night as usual with our Pasta

hustle and bustle that will be building in the Marina. Over my years at

Buffet. The Grill will continue to offer its a la carte menu. By streamlining

StFYC, I’ve come to realize that our members are one large, diverse

our dinner service, we will be prepared to serve up a delicious dinner even

“family.” This is the feeling that I wish to celebrate during the coming

after a busy day of service on race days without compromising our level of

months as we open our home to members, their guests, and all who love

service. Our buffets are terrific for groups and they appeal to all ages so

competitive sailing.

bring your friends, family and guests. Our People Movement Plan ensures all members have access to the Club with plenty of transportation options. On non-race days there will be limited first-come, first served parking at the Club. On race-days, we will offer complimentary first-come, first served valet parking, complimentary bike, scooter and motorcycle parking, and taxi/chauffeured car access for drop-off and pick-up. After racing, we’ll have a designated area for taxi pick-up and a staging area for pedi-cabs to quickly transport members

St. Francis Yacht Club

Town Hall Meeting & Dinner Tuesday, July 2 at 6pm ~ Dinner will follow. $10 +tax for buffet dinner. The Flag Officers & Board of Directors will update members on the Club’s America’s Cup activities. Bring your questions, suggestions and comments. Come one, come all!

RESERVATIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT YOUR CLUB! Louis Vuitton Cup: Round Robin, July 5-Aug. 1 / Semi-Finals, Aug. 6-15 / Finals, Aug. 17-30 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, Sept. 1-4 America’s Cup, Sept. 7-21 don’t miss your opportunity to Experience the most thrilling racing in the world from the best seats on the Bay! Viewing opportunities are still available in the Main Dining Room, Starting Line Room VIP Lounge & Private Party rooms on select dates. PLUS we’ve opened the Golden Gate/Northwest Room for luncheon reservations during the America’s Cup races so there is still time to book your seats!

Make your reservations online or contact Noel Omila at 415.820.3703.

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racing By Jim Kiriakis, Executive Race Committee, Regatta Chair

KITEBOARD RACING NORTH AMERICAN RECAP - June 3-7, 2013 insisting on the possibility of upwind racing as ‘water torture’. We know now, Chip’s insight was genius. Observations from the regatta included input from Director Jennifer Dunbar, who was thrilled to watch the finals from the beach with a large group of spectators. Rear Commodore Sean Svendsen broke the speed limit into town and changed into his foulies Superman style on the dock, giving

CHRIS RAY

me just enough time to deliver him to the

T

race course by rigid inflatable to view the very last heat. As Sean stated at the trophy ceremony, he was blown away viewing hydrofoiling AC72s going the same speed as

in

Super dedicated training regimens by

our kites (fast!) Sean loved the energy at the

conjunction with the International

StFYC sailors paid handsomely. World

trophy ceremony. At the Thursday night

Kiteboarding

Champion Johnny Heineken consistently

regatta

one of the most exciting regattas in the

dominated the competition with blazing boat

Commodore Pat Nolan and Director Jim

eight-year

78

speed, wrapping up the win in the third of

Diepenbrock

competitors raced, travelling to our waters

four platinum fleet races on the final day. He

hospitality), Oracle skipper James Spithill

from 23 countries. We pulled out all the

also won the final race to put an additional

was

stops to put together this race, with over

nail in the coffin. Also sailing in the Gold Fleet

technology with Johnny H. Joey Pasquali’s

100 volunteers led by Director of Race

was Erika Heineken, Women’s World

yacht was over-grossed, filled with ecstatic

Operations

Race

Champion who won her division. She said it

racers and fans. Joey made it into the

Coordinator Jessica Barhydt. Braintrust on

was the hardest race she’s ever experienced.

Platinum round, fully fortified.

the Cressy leeward end of the course

Chip Wasson delivered a characteristically

We’d like to thank Chris Ray for

included John Craig, PRO for the event,

articulate podium speech, taking second

capturing images every day of the event,

GGYC Vice Commodore Dave Santori,

place in the Grand Masters division. Mr.

and providing local advice to the class

markset driver and kite racing founder John

Craig described Chip’s early persistence

photographer, Michael Petrikov.

Gomes

he

St.

Francis

history

Club,

Association, of

Robbie

and

Yacht

gunner

the

Dean

hosted

sport.

and

Peggy

dock

party for

overheard

(thank

donating analyzing

you

Staff

powerboat hydrofoiling

Lidster.

Conditions through the week were winds ranging from 12-25 knots at 245 degrees; management targeted and achieved 15

1300 and 1700 hours. Racing went like clockwork, and the new unique course offered a reaching finish at the beach west of the club. First tack for starboard starting sailors was directly in front of the Grill Room.

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Top ranked men, Riccardo Andrea Leccese (3rd), Johnny Heineken (1st), Bryan Lake (2nd)

Michael Petrikov

eight heats per day for two fleets between

Michael Petrikov

minute race times for the leaders per heat,

Top ranked women, Catherines Dufour (3rd), Erika Heineken (1st), Núria Gomà (2nd)


photos: lyn coffey

photos: CHRIS RAY photos: CHRIS RAY

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RACE COMMITTEE


RACING By John Collins, Executive Race Committee

Across the Pond

I

n May, the St. Francis Yacht Club sent a team to Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK, for the bi-annual Cornerstone Cup. The Royal Yacht Squadron

hosted the event this year. Team StFYC won in decisive fashion, with an 11-1 record. The Cornerstone Cup is a team race event between the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Royal Thames Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club, and the St. Francis Yacht Club. It occurs every two years with the location rotating among all four participating clubs. The format was 2x2 racing in a box course with increasing points each day. The team that scores the most points wins the regatta. The opening ceremony in the Royal Yacht Squadron

required

the

normally

laid

back

Californians to don their “Yachting Uniform,”

Shawn Bennett, Rolf Kaiser, Harrison Turner, Team Captain John Collins, Tom Ducharme, Ralph Silverman, Nicole Breault, Mark Ivey, Craig Healy, Lili Smith & Commodore Cascino

including grey slacks, white shirts, blue blazers

The Royal Yacht Squadron picked up where

with StFYC crests, ties, and no flip flops. This

the Royal Thames left off the evening before,

probably had something to do with being in castle

except the venue was the Royal Corinthian Yacht

built by King Henry VIII, so decorum rules the day.

Club, just across the street from RYS. The RYS

On day one, after overcoming a couple of bad

gave it their all to derail Team StFYC at the bar,

starts but then having enough boat speed to be

but cooler heads prevailed and we trickled out

controlling by the first weather mark, we took our

before any real damage could be done.

first two races against the New York and Royal

On day three, the regatta was up for grabs by

Thames Yacht Clubs. On the transfer boat, the 52

any of the teams due to increased points. While

foot motor yacht Seamui, hot tea and soup kept

the races were very close, some coming down to

us warm. Our final race of the day was against the

the last quick beat for the race course, Team

Royal Yacht Squadron. Team StFYC had a better

StFYC managed to have a 6-0 day. This made the

start, and won that one going away. The tally for

final totals, with the increasing points for each

the day was 3-0, with 1.5 points.

day’s races, 12.5 for Team StFYC, Royal Thames

The evening’s dinner was spearheaded by an invitation from the Royal Thames Yacht Club to

Squadron finishing with 4.5 points. Aside from the racing team, we were fortunate

hospitality was not altogether altruistic, and most

to have a coach, the able Mark Ivey. Our shore

of Team StFYC managed to extract themselves

team included none other than Commodore

with some sobriety intact and scurried off to our

Cascino and Lili Smith. We would not have

house for some much needed rest.

looked as put together without Jessica Barhydt’s

The second day of racing brought buckets of

keen eye for fashion, and we certainly wouldn’t

rain. We donned our foul weather gear to walk

have been as organized without Robbie Dean. A

down to the RYS. Only one round robin was run,

final thanks goes to Mr. Dick Taylor, one of our

with Team StFYC going 2-1 on the day. The loss

benefactors who made the trip possible.

on the day came down to a four boat overlap at

Keep an eye on your calendars in 2015, when

mark three against the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

the St. Francis Yacht Club will be hosting the

The discussion with the umpires at the debrief to

Cornerstone Cup. This event is a lot of fun, both

this day has all involved scratching their heads.

on and off the water.

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Congratulations to our St. Francis Yacht Club members on their racing successes around the globe! College All-Americans Women Skipper - Claire Dennis, Yale Crew - Laura McKenna, Boston College Cornerstone Cup St. Francis Yacht Club 1st

and New York tied with 5, and Royal Yacht

join them at a local Cowes establishment. The

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Monterey Laser Fleet Championships JB Duler 1st, Radial SFYC June Invitational Barry Lewis, Chance 1st, J/120 Scott Whitney/Jason Woodley 1st, J/105 US Sailing, Prince of Wales Qualifier Area GHJL Nicole Breault 1st


JUNIORS By Brent Harrill, Junior Director

Summer Sailing Update

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n case you have not noticed, youth sailors have swarmed the City Clubhouse and Tinsley Island. Summer camps are in full swing and have been sold out since May 1st. This year we are holding two City

Front Sailing Camps followed by five Tinsley Island Sailing Camps. Please introduce yourself to the instructors if you are around the club or at Tinsley Island, they will be donning a friendly smile! We are looking forward to a summer packed full of wind, waves, warm weather, and sunscreen. Our summer camp staff is lead by head instructor Stephen Bordes. Stephen is returning for his third summer with the program after finishing his junior year at Cal. Rheanna King is joining the staff this

Summer Instructors 2013. Stephen Bordes, Max Abouchar, Lea Bushnell, Rheanna King

year, coming to the Bay Area all the way from the University of Florida after wrapping up her junior year. Lea Bushnell is a local sailor just

days a week and traveling to local regattas, as well as the Laser

returning home from her sophomore year at Connecticut College.

Nationals in Santa Cruz and the CFJ Nationals at Coronado Yacht

Another local sailor, Max Abouchar, is filling the final spot after

Club. These sailors will be looking to put in as much time on the water

completing his freshman year at SMU. We are very excited about the

as they can, so if you have a boat and need crew for your next regatta,

team we have this year.

check with us.

Head Coach Adam Corpuz -Lahne has a great summer planned for the St. Francis Yacht Club Race Team. The kids will be practicing four

See you on the water, Brent

Juniors on the Bay

J/22 sailors. Gwynie Dunlevy, Claire Mohun, Paige Dunlevy

Opti Sailor Allison Lee

FJ Sailing. Francesca Dana, Paloma Palmer, Hannah Baylis and Sarah Bunney

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Special Feature

Foils, Flying and the Silly Season:

By Kimball Livingston, AC Communications Lead

Chris Ray

America’s Cup


America’s cup

Gilles Martin-Raget

Kostecki on left; Spithill driving; Dunno number 3

Gilles Martin-Raget

W

hen it comes to 72-foot catamarans foiling above the surface and powered by wing sails, I have to say, and it might even be self-evident, that the modern America’s Cup racer bears no resemblance to any useful craft in the world, and she does not even contribute to yachting as a true sport. But, having damned them, I must confess to an absorbing interest in the problems set by those extraordinary craft. They have the fascination of sin. Wait. Did somebody already say that? Oh yeah. Charles Burgess, 1935. Apparently, the more things change, the more they stay the same. But it’s a given that Charles’ daddy, Starling, designed prettier Cup boats than these. July at last is the month when we see racing for real in AC72s. We’re still a distance from September 7 and the start of the America’s Cup match, but the challengers have to begin their selection process, and Oracle Team USA has laid its plans to also be out this month, with two boats and two teams studying the problem of how to defend. Think, Jimmy Spithill versus Ben Ainslie as sparring helmsmen for the home team. And on race days, the core areas of your Club will always be open to all members, without charge. It seems hard to get that message across, so— On race days, the core areas of your Club will always be open to all members, without charge. Oracle needs its in-house competition to hone the skills required to meet a challenger in September in the America’s Cup match. The challengers, meanwhile, are racing to see who will be that challenger. One of three will win the Louis Vuitton Cup and a crack at Oracle. The challenger of record, however—Artemis Racing—is late to the party after hastily redesigning and rebuilding its second boat and then damaging the wing (presumably wing number three) in transit. Over the objections of the more-viable challengers, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa, the America’s Cup Event Authority chose to start the challenger rounds on schedule, merely scrubbing a

few races, even though the early going will mean just about nothing to the outcome, and even though it’s a bet that Artemis will not show for some of its scheduled starts. There’s plenty of backstory. I’ll see you at the bar. Here’s something to know about the battles on the water and off. The design rule of the AC72 was written with the intent to prevent the boats from foiling—lifting themselves above the water for less resistance and more speed—but that is exactly what the boats are doing. Say what? Simply put, the designers for Emirates Team New Zealand found a gimmick to get around the rule, Luna Rossa bought the design from the Kiwis, and the international jury went thumbs-up. Score for jury independence, one. Historical significance, considerable, but that too is a long story. See you at the bar. Oracle Team USA, after crashing boat number one in October and destroying wing number one, redesigned said boat to be a foiler. When Oracle/one was relaunched in February, it was trialed against Artemis/ one, a boat built with no foiling capability. Design rules aside, what were the Artemis team’s arguments against foiling? 1) Relative maneuverability on a tight course; 2) An assumption that the greater drag of foils upwind would offset the gains of less drag downwind. Artemis wasn’t unique in that thinking, but results on the water quickly proved them wrong. With Artemis/two already completed but not launched, the Swedish Challenger of Record suddenly was faced with a desperate need to redesign that boat and rebuild it. Then Artemis had its tragic crash in what probably would have been the last-ever sail for its disappointing boat number one. To complicate things further, the wing for the second boat was damaged in shipment. Paul Cayard’s team is still playing catch up as you read this. Just when Artemis will first sail, much less race, was up in the air as The Mainsheet went to press. It’s a fact, however, that the long round-robin format of July and August was designed to select a final four from a larger theoretical fleet. With only three challengers, the sole result of the round robins will be that the top boat (speculation St. Francis Yacht Club

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Oracle Team USA, the defender for Golden Gate Yacht Club,

focuses on ETNZ, Emirates Team New Zealand) can sit out the Vuitton semi-finals if it feels like it and leave second and third to duke it out for a spot in the Vuitton finals. For Artemis, this summer is the equivalent of dashing up a steep mountain while typing 60 words per minute with one foot bare and the other in a lead boot. If they can do it, it’s not just a story, it’s Story. For Luna Rossa, success against New Zealand would mean a turnaround from May/early June, when the Italian sailors led by Max Serena were never able to stay in front of their Kiwi near-sistership. For the Kiwis, 2013 probably is the last survival shot for Team New Zealand as-known. Clear as mud? There’s more. Tighten your seat belt and I’ll tell you about foiling bark-arse-wards. Foiling is popular these days. A lot of boats are foiling, notably the little Moth dinghy, designed around the logical arrangement of trimmable winglets on the rudder (at the back end, airplane style) to control pitch: nose-up or nose-down. But the AC72 design rule prohibits trimmable winglets in the (mistaken) expectation of thereby prohibiting foiling. It was the Kiwi design team that pulled down the shades and figured the workaround. The AC72 rule allows daggerboards to be raised and lowered, period. All perfectly normal, but there isn’t any nose-up, nosedown control, so you don’t dare go foiling thataway. Well then, how about mounting your lift-up/push-down legal daggerboards inside cassette-like mechanisms that can be raked and canted to control pitch and lift? The Kiwis did just that, and the International Jury—their salaries paid by Larry Ellison’s seed money, by the way—set aside the objections of Oracle, and the objections of Artemis, and declared that such a system isn’t specifically prohibited by the language of the rule, so it’s fine and dandy. Now do you begin to understand the America’s Cup? (Describing the tortured measurement procedures associated with this system jumps to Command Level 5, and we’re just not going there.) 12

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has built two boats for active racing. Look closely, and you will see that the older one has its daggerboards forward of the forward crossbeam. The new one has its daggerboards positioned (repositioned, I think) to tie into the structural strength of the forward crossbeam (matching ETNZ and Luna Rossa) with foiling in mind. Given a careful eye you might see that the structure of USA 17 torques noticeably at times, meaning that the port and starboard hulls are not always perfectly aligned. That is a price paid for being lighter, with less windage, than ETNZ or Luna Rossa. Artemis Racing, the challenger of record, had yet to launch its second boat at press time. We suspect, however, that it has two hulls, a wing, and a prayer. Emirates Team New Zealand traces its DNA to Fremantle, 1987. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron held the America’s Cup from 1995 to 2003, and the team gave Alinghi a decent run for the money in Valencia in 2007. They have twist control over their forward wing section, relative to the defender, and at the price of windage, a more rigid platform. Boat number one was stripped of gear to complete boat number two, but they brought the old girl along, just in case. Skipper Dean Barker, now a family man, no longer races cars, but he’s found his substitute thrill. Luna Rossa took Italy’s colors all the way to winning the Louis Vuitton Cup in its first outing, in 2000, and made the final four in 2007. They’re a one-boat team, but high on Prada style points all the way with aces Chris Draper and Paul CampbellJames sharing the helm.

Answering the Guns Yep, the 34th America’s Cup will return to using a gun for the starting sound signal, while sailors and officials rely upon Stan Honey’s technology for ultimate precision. The noise of the gun will be welcome after all the noise-type-noise of the run-up to racing. Many bets were made in this greatest gamble ever undertaken in any sport, a complete remake of yachting’s premier event. Some bets are not playing well—the wings, Dude, are, like, totally, too big—but reading some of the scathing criticisms you’d think it was a nefarious plot rather than a bold attempt to leave the sport with more and better than we had. And we don’t yet know the outcome, do we? The Super Bowl has its silly season. The World Series has its silly season. The America’s Cup silly season ends soon. See you at the Club.


Stfyc member By Victoria Terheyden

sailor spotlight on MICHAEL MENNINGER How long have you been a

shifts or make a boat go fast, but everything else associated with

member of the St. Francis

operating a boat, he’s covered it.

Yacht Club and why did you join? I have been a member of the StFYC since October 2012, and I joined because San Francisco is my new area of residence and I expect to be living in this beautiful place for some time. I love sailing on the bay and what better yacht club to join than StFYC? All of the members I have met are great. How did you become involved in sailing?

What racing plans do you have for the future? Well, my immediate sailing goal is to win the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in September. And that is pretty much it for right now. I am the helmsmen on The Force which is the home team, representing San Francisco. Would be great to have everyone supporting us! The regatta is structured the same as the ACWS, and should be a great event. Other than that, I am doing a few team races this summer, the St. Francis Invitational in June, the Morgan Cup in August, and Hinman (team racing nationals) in October. I really enjoy team racing, and I’m looking to help the StFYC continue to be one of the premier yacht club teams. Describe sailing or boating in one word: Multi-Dimensional.

Sailing has been passed down from my grandparents and parents. I

When not on the water, what are you doing?

started sailing when I was four years old, but have been on boats

When I am not sailing I am working on my start-up. I also love to surf,

since I was a baby. My family and I used to go out to Catalina Island

play golf, and follow my Lakers of course.

on my grandparents boat every weekend during the summer, and I became involved in the Newport Harbor Yacht Club junior program when I was six and started sailing Sabots. My first boat, Speed Racer, was a Sabot. What has been your most memorable sailing experience? I have many memorable sailing experiences. One of the best ones happened right here at the StFYC during Collegiate Nationals in 2009, when I was sailing for St. Mary’s College Maryland. The regatta came down to the last race between us (St. Mary’s) and Yale; my crew Jenn Chamberlain and I won it by a huge margin. I let Jenn drive the last bit of the downwind through the finish line, and we were all smiles. Do you have a sailing role model? I would have to say my grandfather, George Griffith. He has taught me so much from a very young age how to operate any type of boat and do it in an efficient manner. He never taught me how to read wind

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MEMBERSHIP By Theresa Brandner-Allen, Director, Membership Committee Chair

Leadership in Yachting at StFYC

L

eadership in yachting is a fundamental premise upon which our

With the imminent start of the Louis Vuitton Cup and subsequent

Club was founded. The members are comprised primarily of

America’s Cup racing and festivities, at StFYC we are proud of our

individuals committed to cruising, racing, crewing, and power

leadership in yachting at the highest level.

boating. At least 48% of our members own one or more boats in the

Our support of the America One team in 2000 elevated our

StFYC fleet that includes over 1,500 sailboats (60%) and powerboats

leadership in yachting to a new level both locally and internationally and

(40%). A substantial number of the remaining members share in the

enhanced the StFYC member experience dramatically. Many of those

enjoyment of our StFYC fleet as crew or passengers. Given the broad

deeply involved with the 2013 America’s Cup are StFYC members.

range of social clubs in San Francisco, our yachting roots and extensive

Regular member and American One helmsman, Paul Cayard, recently

fleet are what distinguishes StFYC from these social clubs. As we

attended the Membership Committee’s new member reception in

affectionately say, “Yacht” is our middle name.

support of his daughter, who recently joined the Club and continues a

Having a background or interest in boating is a highly desirable quality that the membership committee looks for in every prospective candidate. Although not required, involvement yachting is the well-

proud family and Club tradition.

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TINSLEY By Neil Pincus, Tinsley Island Committee Chairman

Lot’s of “Good Stuff” happening at Tinsley Island this summer! your boat - how nice is that! Once

Upcoming Events Island Manager’s “British Invasion” Event – is Saturday night July

you get the hang if it, it’s easy!

27th. Did you know our Island Manager, Ross Schiveley, in addition to

One of the benefits of the new

keeping Tinsley in shape with his staff, also throws a great party? This

system, is it will more accurately

“themed” event began five years ago with a “ 50s Sock Hop”. It was so

track members visits and dockage

much fun, it was followed the next year by a visit from “Elvis”. And as

for

billing

purposes

and

anyone who attended last year’s “Beach Party” can tell you, it was a total

automatically

process

the

blast. This year’s event includes: appetizers, dinner, dessert, a “main

information, without the need for

event” band and DJ at Lanai Bar after the main event. Each adult ticket

manual input.

comes with two complimentary cocktails! The Island is open during this

As a reminder, now that the

event for all members as usual, but at $30 per adult and $6 per child under

E-Registration

system

is

12… it’s a great deal too!! Sign-ups can be made on the Club’s website.

automatically tracking your visits, the rules for “Occupying” your boat

Members’ garden

The Women’s “Lost Legends” Cruise is August 9–11. And like last

every 21 days during the Summer season, either by “you or another

year, it will again be an “adult–only” weekend. This means that only

member” and “Visiting” your boat as the “member” every 45 days will be

attendees of the Women’s Cruise, members and guests, over 21 years of

enforced.

age, will be allowed on the Island. Please plan accordingly. Labor Day Family Cruise is August 30th – September 2nd. Always a favorite four-day family event! Keep a look out for additional information. Updates & More New Ferry! As mentioned in

Please refer to you Club’s directory for specific language – 6.7.2.2 & 6.7.2.3 These rules were updated by the TI Committee R&R Sub Committee after months of discussion and approved by both the TI Committee and the BOD in October 2009.

last month’s article the Club has

The purpose was “Pro Tinsley, Pro Club and Pro Member Enjoyment”

been actively searching for a

not “how to penalize members”. Simply put, it was to encourage members

replacement to our current ferry.

to bring their boats to Tinsley Island and use them – up to 11 months a

I’m pleased to report the Tinsley

year. However, if as a member, you’re not using or visiting your boat on a

Island Committee has found and

regular basis, then make way for other members that want to come and

the Board of Directors has

enjoy Tinsley. Please help to maintain the culture that Tinsley Island is the

approved the purchase of a new

Club’s Out Station for its members, not a marina.

Sightseer Marine 30-passenger

Check the 2013 Club Calendar online for the dates of all Tinsley events.

ferry. This new 35’ x 12’ ferry,

Please feel free to contact the Tinsley Committee should you have any

now in production, is expected to arrive later this summer. This asset

suggestions, questions or comments for Tinsley. You can also email me at

represents another great commitment by your Club to serving the long-

Potsman@aol.com

Soon to arrive – 30-passenger ferry

term needs of Tinsley Island. In addition to being able to carry more passengers than our current 15 passenger 27’ x 10’ ferry, it will include isinglass weather protection screens that can be used for cold and rainy days! New Tinsley Island Introduction Guide & Map of the Island: Next time you visit Tinsley pick up a copy of each. Fun reading and the new Island Map may even show you a few places on Tinsley you didn’t know about. They can be found at the new E-Registration area at the end of the

Tinsley Island Launch Schedule Regular Season 2013 (May 15 - October 16)

Day

Leaves Tinsley Island

Leaves King Island

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY

8:30am 2:30pm *Call to confirm pick-up*

9:00am 3:00pm *Call to confirm pick-up*

THURSDAY

9:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm *Call to confirm pick-up*

10:00am, 2:00pm 6:00pm *Call to confirm pick-up*

FRIDAY

9:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm 6:30pm 7:30pm, 8:30pm

10:00am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm

Lanai Bar. The new E-Registration system is the now only way for members to sign-in and register, upon arrival. In addition to using the sign-in monitor, located at the end of the Lanai Bar, you can also bookmark the Tinsley registration site “tinsley-stfyc.rhcloud.com” on your smart phone or tablet and once connected to the Island’s Wi-Fi – you can sign-in from

SATURDAY

9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 2:30pm,3:30pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm,8:30pm, 9:30pm 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm The Tinsley Island launch is a complimentary service. Special launch runs are conducted only in an emergency. Please review and plan on arriving and departing at the scheduled times above. Launch Operators can be reached at (209) 406-6456.

SUNDAY

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women’s committee By Lili Smith, Women’s Committee Chair

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ith Tinsley once again in its full summer glory, the Louis Vuitton Cup and vacations being on many of our members’ minds, the Women’s Committee will be taking its own

holiday during the months of July and August. That means our next regularly scheduled meeting will be in September. A lot of activities will keep us busy though throughout the summer. Last month we had a wonderful excursion to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor to see the Achenbach Collection. Curator Karin Breuer was kind enough to give us a personal guided tour, followed by a delicious luncheon in the Library presented by McCall’s Catering. Several members remained after the tour and luncheon to see the new “Impressionists on Water” exhibit which is getting all the rave reviews. Special thanks to Lourdes Livingston for lining up this wonderful day. If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to get your reservation in for our

Women’s Committee Luncheon

Women’s Cruise to Tinsley Island. The theme is Lost Legends,

is August 9-11 and new surprises and treats are sure to delight. If you

recognizing famous celebrities through the ages. As in past cruises, we’ll

don’t have a boat on which to stay during the cruise, be sure to contact

have a costume party where I’m sure you’ll be amazed at the creativity

one of our Cruise Co-Chairs, TL Diepenbrock or Kit Triou.

of our Club’s women. Should be great fun so jump on board. The cruise

“You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough.”- Mae West

Have a wonderful summer!

Entertainment & Activities Friday Night Welcome Party, Saturday “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” breakfast, “Departed Divas Gala” and “La Vida Loca” late night party

Plus: Stand-Up Paddle Relay, Yoga, Dominos, Bocce Ball, Boutique Shopping, Wine-Tasting, Book Club, Zumba, Boating & Drawing Classes, Coffee Talks OR just relax poolside at the Swim-up Bar or in a Cabana or enjoy a no-host Massage!!

Friday, Aug. 9- Sunday, Aug. 11 Celebrate past women of film, music, letters and accomplishment and spend time with the great women of StFYC at Tinsley! Reservations can be made online or with the Front Desk at 415.563.6363.

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SCRUMPTUOUS MEALS AND SNACKS ALL WEEKEND LONG! PRICING Member $310 / Guest $340 HOUSING If you don’t have a boat at Tinsley in August, we’ll help you find an Island accommodation or a berth in one of the participating boats. Just let us know when you register!

The Club is open for Private Parties during the Louis Vuitton Cup & America’s Cup Elevate any event by treating your guests to stunning Bay views, gracious service and exceptional cuisine only available here. Host or Sponsor an event and receive 50% off of the room fee for parties of up to 50 guests. OR No room fee for parties of 51 or more guests. PLUS, for every $1,000 spent on the event, you will receive one (1) complimentary dinner for the Friday Night Seafood Buffet. Spend $5,000 and treat a group of five to a delicious dinner experience, including complimentary wine, without the buffet cost. Contact: Kathryn Gardner, Director of Catering T: 415.820.3700 E: catering@stfyc.com


CRUISE NEWS By Bill LeRoy and Bruce Munro, Cruise Committee Co-Chairs

I

t’s that time of year we have been talking about since December. Warm

chairmen, we joined forces with the San Francisco YC for a day on the

sunny days, and the boats out there on the water – yours, theirs, or the

Island in the sun. Moms, Dads, kids, grandkids, grandparents: all. It is so

ones on the horizon. The Cruisers will take a summer break for a while,

close, we sometimes forget how nice it is to take to the water and visit our

with the Cup activity channeling our interests, and Tinsley beckoning us to relaxing climes. But wait – there’s one new cruise awaiting us right now.

treasure in the midst of the Bay. As we write this, we are still smiling about the May cruise to Petaluma. Thanks

somewhere that we can’t

Tamara Thorne, we had a

remember

smashing time with hot cars,

visiting

in

to

Doug

This should be a blast, and

and

great food, and the quaint

prior years. are

and inviting harbor at the

heading to a fun Delta

Petaluma Yacht Club. (If you

rendezvous at the Discovery

haven’t seen their burgee at

Bay Yacht Club. It’s about

PYC, Google it; it’s just

10 miles from Tinsley, and

perfect.) We had a great

July

12-14

we

Bob and Joy Magoon have

Enjoying the dock at Petaluma Yacht Club

Lisa & Harold Kleiderman

crowd assembled at the

weekend

PYC, with a jazz ensemble

planned for all of us. At this

no less, then we spread out

writing we have nine boats

to

and a several land cruisers

surrounding the club. We are

as well. Dinners planned,

truly impressed with all that

swimming

this

a

dynamite

and

spa-ing,

the

great

cruise

restaurants

offers,

and

of

recommend you go there

course, the games we all

yourself if you can’t make our

love to play. We are looking

cruise there next year… we

forward to reporting on this

are just thinking ahead, that

peach-picking,

and

cruise next month. Actually, we hope you are there to

Petaluma YC Vice Commodore Gerry Reinartz presents Commodore Jim Cascino with a certificate of induction into the Petaluma Navy

enjoy it firsthand.

Chris Canada getting ready to shove-off on her boat “Jazz”

this cruise will once again be on the cruising schedule.

We wish you all a great summer. Stay tuned to these pages, because

We made a quick Saturday cruise to Angel Island on Father’s day

we have a summer meet-up in the works to see everyone and catch up.

weekend. Thanks to Harold Kleiderman and Lisa Klairmont, our

Wherever you are during the summer sailing season, we wish you the best.

cruise to discovery bay Friday, July 12 - Monday, July 14

Friday Night - Dinner and Dancing at Discovery Bay Yacht Club - Music by the “Cocktail Monkeys” Saturday - Bocci Ball ~ Enjoy Pool Time or Spa Time at Sawa Spa at Trilogy at the Vineyards ~ Pick Your Own Fruit From Many Farms and Stands in the Area. Sunday - Brunch and Departure for Tinsley sign up online or with the front desk at 415.563.6363

additional upcoming cruise events These events are open to all members.

Thursday, july 11: cruise committee meeting Thursday, AUGUST 1: cruise committee meeting Thursday, AUGUST 5: cruise committee meeting

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Entertainment Jack Kaus, Entertainment Committee Chair By Joyce Shiarella Andersen, Entertainment Committee

NOW THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT!

W

here can you go to sing along to songs with lyrics you

Special acknowledgement has to be given to the brilliance shown

actually can understand? Where can you listen to

by Dave Miotke on piano, Fritz Kasten on drums and Pat Tinling on

professional singers without waiting in line for tickets?

bass. BRAVO…BRAVA….

Where can you get up close and personal with the stars of the show?

Brian continues to amaze us with each phenomenal performance! I

Where can you go where you can sit back sipping a cocktail while the

highly recommend that you mark your calendar now for his next show

band plays great melodies? A night with Brian Ramsey and Friends,

on Wednesday, October 16th….who can say what surprises he will

of course!

have in store for us then? And you can even ask for an autograph

On May 17th Brian put together a show that had it all….Kristina

or two!!

Sachs, singer/actress who has performed on stage, in films, in on television and radio vocalizing City Lights, Self-Improvement Program, and On My Way To You….our own Marianne Kent, whose version of This Time the Dream’s on Me and Come Rain or Come Shine were surpassed only by her original song written for Fritz and Lucy Jewett called Freedom On Our Side…the sensational baritone Jamie Davis, whose jazz renditions of Sophisticated Lady, That’s All, and Estate brought down the house and our “host” of the evening Brian Ramsey’s artistic delivery of The Mood I’m In, the Girl That I Marry, topped only by his Sammy Cahn medley and his closing with Theme From Ice Castles.

L to R Brian Ramsey, Dave Miotke, Marianne Kent, Kristina Sachs, Pat Tinling, Jamie Davis, Fritz Kasten

Fresh Crew

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4

Fun & Camaraderie Abounded at This Year’s “Country Fair” Themed Fresh Crew Cruise to Tinsley Island! 1) Michelle Bueler, Amy Dailey, Scott Gordon, Paige Brooks, Elizabeth Little, Lisa Klapal 2) Jeff Shupack, Liza Gershman, Ali Dillon and Jason Holloway 3) The Raft-Up on the River 4) Liza Gershman’s winning table 5) Sophie Westbrook, Timothy Stark, Liza Gershman

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CLUB EVENTS By Staff Commodore Terry Anderlini

StFYC & SFYC Commodore’s Golf Tournament

O

ur annual challenge golf tournament between the St. Francis

Russell Holm (Doug’s son) won the longest drive award. The closest

Yacht Club and the San Francisco Yacht Club players was

to the pin award went to Mario Schuhmann. Peggy McCormick

held on June 10, 2013 at the Stone Tree Golf Club in Novato.

and Lyn Coffey joined us with their cameras and great smiles to cheer

34 players showed up and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the group even included a few members who knew how to play golf. The San Francisco Yacht Club teams once again eked out a victory

us on to our hard earned temporary victories as the play progressed. There were several interesting side stories this year. Staff Commodore Charlie Hart’s dream team, which included Vice

over the St. Francis Yacht Club teams. This was probably due to the

Commodore George Dort, Mario Schuhmann and Biz Obley fell

fact that Staff Commodore Steve Taft, who co-chairs the tournament

apart in the back nine when a bystander happened to mention to them

with Staff Commodore Terry Anderlini and Bob McLaughlin (San

that they were actually expected to play golf rather than just talk about

Francisco Yacht Club), recorded the team scores before we discovered

how good they were looking in their golfing outfits. They were praised

that Steve had flunked high school math.

for their excellent form in addressing their balls at the first tee, but it all

Great sportsmanship and camaraderie was on display during this

ended shortly thereafter.

unique joint Club event. After the tournament we had a spirited post

Rear Commodore Sean Svendsen came to play golf and he gave

tournament cocktail party and award ceremony in the beautiful Stone

it a great try without injuring anybody. We all encouraged him not to

Tree Clubhouse.

give up his day job to go play golf. We did notice great promise in

St. Francis Yacht Club Commodore Jim Cascino won the low net prize in his mano e mano challenge match against San Francisco Yacht Club Commodore Tad Lacey.

improving his play for next year. Bob McLaughlin and Steve Taft did an outstanding job in putting this annual tournament together for both Clubs. Hats off to them and

The San Francisco Yacht Club team captained by Bob McLaughlin

to St. Francis Yacht Club Staff Member Jenna Homes for working with

won the low gross score award. The St. Francis Yacht Club team co-

our planning committee and Stone Tree management to make this

captained by Terry Anderlini and Jim Cascino won the low net award.

event, once again, a great success. See you next year.

Golf Tournament

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1) Bob Pechoultres, Commodore Jim Cascino, Staff Commodore Terry Anderlini and Carey Calderone Playing for StFYC 2) Craig Hitchcock, Rear Commodore Sean Svendsen, Staff Commodore Steve Taft & Staff Commodore Ray Lotto 3) Mario Schuhmann, Biz Obley, Staff Commodore Charles Hart & Vice Commodore George Dort show us they’re ready to take on SFYC 4) Ed Lynch & Bob McLaughlin, Event Co-Chair of SFYC 5) Al Copper, SFYC Commodore Tad Lacey & John Perkins playing for SFYC


HISTORIAN

“They Mark our Passage as a Race of Men - Earth Shall not see Such Yachts as Those Again” - John Masefield (Ships)

By R.C. Keefe, Curator & Historian

W

hen the ship arrived, Feisel and Lester supervised it’s unloading.

the mast turned to the way he thought it should be; that was not the way it

As the yacht was put overboard and turned loose, Feisel and

had been previously, and that bothered him a bit. He called Colin Ratsey, who

Stone were somewhat surprised to see on the transom the

had really been the only one sailing “Zaida” actively for the past several years.

words, “YO HO HO SAN FRANCISCO”. The lettering, which had been done

In December, Ratsey made a trip west; none of the Ratseys had ever visited San Francisco. When Ratsey arrived in

by a sign painter while the ship was tied up in San Pedro, had been arranged

Yo Ho Ho

Oakland after a five day train trip from

and paid for by Feisel’s great friend

New York, Feisel and Jordan picked

Dennis Jordan as a gift to the Feisel

him up at the train station and dropped

family. Jordan was to be a big part of

him off at the Rousseau house on

the yacht’s forthcoming racing success.

Marina Blvd. which Jordan had made

The ship was towed to Stone’s yard,

moderately livable. They spent the next

only a short distance on the Oakland

six days sailing “Yo Ho Ho” every day.

waterfront. Within two weeks, Stone

Every night they cooked up something

had the yacht rigged and ready to sail.

to do around town, and one evening had a reception for Ratsey at the

On September 1st, “Yo Ho Ho”

yacht club.

moved into her new berth on the header float of the San Francisco Municipal

The sailing was good as the winter

Yacht Harbor, very close to the front

wind provided drifting conditions, and a

door of the St. Francis Yacht Club. The

couple of 25 knot days. Jordan learned

rest of the year Ed Feisel spent getting

a great deal about the yacht in the short

to know his new yacht. Jordan was very

time frame. Ratsey got back on the

much in the picture. Feisel was a good

train for five more days back to New

sailor, but that was all. He had never

York in time for Christmas. He left by

been in a serious yacht race, and knew

saying that he needed the five days to

from day one that he wasn’t capable of

recuperate from the San Francisco trip.

doing the right thing with a fine racing

The 28 bags of sails, all in first-class

yacht like he now owned. He had consulted with Jordan previously about

condition, were quote “a chore to get digested.” It didn’t take very long before

buying a new racing yacht, and Jordan had agreed that when the time came

the entire house was covered with sails from the basement up to the third

he would sail the chosen yacht for Feisel; they were friends. Jordan had

floor. One sail really caught Jordan’s eye. It was what was known as a “Gretta

experience sailing with and for his uncle Arthur Rousseau on Rousseau’s “R”

Garbo”, a Genoa job with two clews, one high and one low. The low sheet led

boats and 6 meter with great success. However, in 1937 Rousseau became

to a block well forward on deck, and the high sheet to a block as far aft as the

a victim of the depression, and went in to receivership. No more yachts.

boat would allow. They were a pain to set and trim; nobody was happy about

“Yo Ho Ho” spent the winter of 1937/38 at Stone’s where some changes

them. The sail was introduced in 1930 for Harold Vanderbilt to use on his

were made, and her sail inventory received a great deal of attention. She

“J’s”. It didn’t take long for the North American Yacht Racing Union (NAYRU)

came with 28 bags of Ratsey sails listed on her inventory. What to do with 28

to react and declare them illegal. Jordan in his wildest dreams could just see

big bags of sails was quite a problem until Jordan, who was the real estate

himself coming upwind on the bay with “Yo Ho Ho” under her “Quad”; the

broker charged with selling the Rousseau home on Marina Blvd., moved all of

only one on the bay. There was a lot of showmanship in Jordan. Feisel

the sails into the empty house. The house was all tied up in bankruptcy legal

couldn’t be bothered. Jokingly, he told Jordan if he ever blew this one out he

matter, and was nowhere near ready for listing and sale.

could buy the next one.

The last months of 1937 saw the yacht sailing enough so that Jordan got

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STAFF PROFILE By Marianne Kent

get to know KATHRYN GARDNER - DIRECTOR OF CATERING Journalism School and graduated cum laude. I was never a huge football fan, but it was very hard not to be at the University of Georgia! SEC football is huge for the South! It was a fun school to go to while also getting an excellent education. After college, I moved back to Atlanta, where I started my career in event planning. San Francisco piqued my interest three years later and here I am! The Club was extremely busy last year during the America’s Cup Races and you started as they are beginning again this year. It must be a bit daunting to arrive right in the middle of AC34. Have you been able to settle in to any kind of a routine yet? If so, what is a typical day for you and what do you most enjoy? The world of events is never routine! That is why I love the hospitality and event planning industry. I have always worked in a fast-paced environment and I thrive on it to succeed. The St. Francis Yacht Club’s staff and members have all been more than welcoming and helpful in getting me acclimated quickly. As far as what I most enjoy, I love to influence a positive outcome, whether it is a successful event or a successful team member under my lead.

When did you start working at St. Francis Yacht Club and what were the circumstances? My first day was April 30th, 2013. I had been working in the hotel industry for nine years and felt like I had mastered my trade and was interested in working in a new environment. I loved working for The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco but I realized that in order to become a director I would have had to leave SF or leave The Ritz-Carlton. I chose to stay in San Francisco and was lucky enough to find the St. Francis Yacht Club! How long were you at the Ritz Carlton and what was your position there? I was with The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco for two years as associate director of meetings & special events. Previous to this I was at the Marriott Marquis, San Francisco for 3 ½ years as a senior event manager and with the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for 3 ½ years before that as an event manager. Where were you born? How long have you been in San Francisco? I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and have been in San Francisco for five years. Where did you go to school? And what was your major? University of Georgia. Go “Dawgs!” I was an advertising major in the

What are your hobbies and interests? I love outdoor concerts, photography, yoga, and wine. Have you done any sailing? Yes, I actually used to work at the San Francisco Sailing Company during my off time. I love to sail! What is your favorite movie or favorite TV show? Favorite movie: Silence of the Lambs (I love the scary ones!) My favorite TV Show is Seinfeld. What is an interesting fact about you? Or what would you like people to know about you? I would say one interesting thing about me is that I love to travel and have been to 10 countries so far. I would love to keep exploring different parts of the world. I have a boyfriend named Patrick who enjoys traveling with me and a cat named Cali who hates to be left behind. If you could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, who would he/she be? And why? If I had to pick one person to meet, I would say Audrey Hepburn. She was the epitome of elegance and grace. The quotes I have read from her have always been very kind and sincere. Having breakfast with her at Tiffany’s would be my choice way to spend an afternoon! My second choice would be Conan O’Brien or Jerry Seinfeld, just because they are both hilarious.

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CLUB EVENTS St. Francis yacht club

Invites you to experience the excitement of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

at the Red Bull Cocktail Lounge Party In the Starting Line Room Sunday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 4 Only $65/per person ~ This event is 21+ All guest fees are waived during the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup - Bring up to seven guests to share the experience! Spend Labor Day weekend in luxurious surroundings watching thrilling fleet racing on the Bay right outside our windows! Enjoy complimentary Red Bull with rum & Lagunitas beverages and an all-day buffet of comfort food favorites. No-host bar will be available for other beverages. Reservations can be made online or with the Front Desk at 415.563.6363.

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2013 CALENDAR MONDAY 01

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 03

02

Prime Rib Buffet

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 4:00 - 8:00 p.m

08

09

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

10

Prime Rib Buffet

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Prime Rib Buffet

Grill Room, Trophy Bar & Breezeway Buffet Open

23

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

05

SATURDAY

Seafood Buffet

friday night windsurfing series Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

06

Seafood Buffet

Prime Rib Buffet

Prime Rib Buffet

25

Prime Rib Buffet

Lagunitas Kite Race Series

Grill Room, Trophy Bar & Breezeway Buffet Open

07

12

Seafood Buffet

Cruise to Discovery Bay

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

Louis Vuitton Cup

13

Seafood Buffet

Cruise to Discovery Bay

14

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Cruise to Discovery Bay

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

19

Seafood Buffet

friday night windsurfing series

20

Seafood Buffet

21

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

26

Seafood Buffet

27

Seafood Buffet

28

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Tinsley island party

Louis Vuitton Cup

31

SUNDAY

Half Priced Wine Night

Louis Vuitton Cup

24

30

18

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

29

FRIDAY

Louis Vuitton Cup

17

Louis Vuitton Cup

22

11

Prime Rib Buffet

Lagunitas Kite Race Series

Grill Room, Trophy Bar & Breezeway Buffet Open

16

04

Prime Rib Buffet

louis vuitton cup opening day

Louis Vuitton Cup

15

THURSDAY Fourth of july family buffet

Town hall meeting

July

Louis Vuitton Cup

Prime Rib Rib Special Buffet Prime

Grill Room, Trophy Bar & Breezeway Buffet Open

Louis Vuitton Cup

August MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 01

Prime Rib Buffet

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

FRIDAY 02

SATURDAY

Seafood Buffet

friday night windsurfing series

06

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

07

Grill Room, Trophy Bar & Breezeway Buffet Open

Prime Rib Buffet

WED. NIGHT SERIES

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

08

Prime Rib Buffet

Lagunitas Kite Race Series LADIES DOMINO DAY

09

12

13

Grill Room, Trophy Bar & Breezeway Buffet Open

Grill Room, Trophy Bar & Breezeway Buffet Open

14

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERIES

Louis Vuitton Cup

19

20

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

26

27

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

Members & Accompanied Guests Only at the Club Grill Bar is open for drinks only 12:00 - 8:00 p.m

Seafood Buffet

Women’s Cruise

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta

10

Prime Rib Buffet

Race Day Viewing: Main Dining Room, Starting Line Room, General Club Areas

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERIES Louis Vuitton Cup

28

Prime Rib Buffet

Seafood Buffet

Women’s Cruise LV Cup Family Day

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta

11

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

15

Prime Rib Buffet

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

16

Seafood Buffet

friday night windsurfing series

17

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Women’s Cruise

22

Prime Rib Buffet

Seafood Buffet

18

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

21

04

Louis Vuitton Cup

Louis Vuitton Cup Prime Rib Buffet

Seafood Buffet

Half Priced Wine Night

Louis Vuitton Cup

05

03

SUNDAY

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

23

Seafood Buffet

24

Seafood Buffet

25

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Lagunitas Kite Race Series

Family Pasta Buffet & Movie Night

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

29

Prime Rib Buffet

30

Seafood Buffet

Race Day Viewing in the Main Dining Room Starting Line Room General Club Areas

Labor day family Cruise fri. night windsurfing Race Day Viewing: Main Dining Room, Starting Line Room, General Club Areas

Louis Vuitton Cup

Louis Vuitton Cup

31

Seafood Buffet

Labor day family cruise Windjammers Race

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louis vuitton cup the america’s cup challenger series who will race the Defender, oracle team usa, in the America’s Cup?

the ch a l l e n ger s ARTEMIS RACING

• Challenger of Record • Country: Sweden YACHT CLUB: Royal Swedish Yacht Club Chairman: Torbjörn Törnqvist CEO: Paul Cayard
 Helmsmen: Loïck Peyron and Nathan Outteridge

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND

LUNA ROSSA CHALLENGE

Country: New Zealand

Country: Italy

YACHT CLUB: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Fourth Trustee of America’s Cup

YACHT CLUB: Circolo della Vela Sicilia

SKIPPER: Dean Barker

general manager: Gianlorenzo Mercurio

SKIPPER: Massimiliano Sirena

managing director: Grant Dalton TEAM PRINCipal: Patrizio Bertelli TEAM PRINCipal: Matteo de Nora

Helmsmen: Paul Campbell-James and Chris Draper

Sailing Team Director/Tactician: Iain Percy


the DE F EN D E R ORACLE TEAM USA

• Winner of the 33rd America’s Cup in 2010 • Country: USA YACHT CLUB: Golden Gate Yacht Club Skipper: James Spithill TACTICIAN: John Kostecki CEO: Russell Coutts “Afterguard:” Larry Ellison

fast facts AC72 CATAMARAN

Racing Yachts of the 34th America’s Cup Maximum Specifications overall length: 86ft waterline length: 72.2ft beam: 45.9ft weight: 13lb maximum draft: 14ft crew: 11 Estimated maximum speed Windward: 25 Knots / Downwind: 42 Knots


stfyc member guide

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES & program during the louis vuitton cup Round Robin, July 5-Aug. 1

reminders

guest policies

• Members may enjoy the Grill Room, Trophy Lounge, Breezeway & Race Deck on race days without reservations and without guest fees for themselves and one guest. A la carte service will be available in the Grill Room and a Breezeway Grab n’ Go Buffet will be available.

• GUEST LIMIT UPDATE! In order to allow members to share the race day experience with more guests, the Club has updated the race day guest policy during the Louis Vuitton Round Robin and Semi-Finals to allow all members to bring up to seven guests. This applies to members who have reservations as well as those who are enjoying the general areas of the Club without reservations.

• Carry your membership card at all times. • Keep your wristband on at all times. • Grill Room seating is limited to one hour when others are waiting for a table. • Official America’s Cup Merchandise can be purchased in the Ketch-All Ship Store. • The Main Dining Room and Clippership Room will offer a buffet dinner after racing Wednesday - Sunday. Wednesday/Thursday, 6pm - 9pm: Prime Rib Buffet Friday/Saturday, 6pm - 9pm: Seafood Buffet Sunday, 5:30pm - 8:30pm: Pasta Buffet • Attended children are welcome at the Club on race days and will be subject to the Club’s guest policies.

• Each member may bring one guest to the Club free of charge. Each additional guest will be subject to a guest fee of $50. Guest limits and fees are in effect until one hour after racing concludes. • Spouses and family members qualify as guests. • On race days, beginning one hour after racing concludes, guest restrictions and fees are removed. Reciprocal members may access the Club at that time, per the customary policies. There are no guest fees or limits on non-race days. • Members are responsible for their guests’ behavior.

chris cameron

Carlo Borlenghi

Gilles Martin-Raget

Semi-Finals, Aug. 6-15


club schedule* During the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin & Semi-Finals Friday, July 5 - Thursday, August 15 Remember to bring your membership card to the Club every day from July 5th to September 21st. *This schedule is based on the current race day schedule per the America’s Cup Event Authority and is subject to revision. Members will be notified if and when this happens so that you may plan accordingly. ON NON-RACE DAYS Monday/Tuesday 12:00-8:00pm:

Grill Bar Service

Currently all Tuesdays during the Louis Vuitton Round Robin/SemiFinals are race days. In the event any of these race days are cancelled, Tuesdays will then follow the schedule above.

wednesday/thursday 10:30am-12:00am: Grill & Trophy Lounge Bar Service 12:00pm - 10:00pm: Clippership Room Bar Service 12:00pm - 9:00pm: A la Carte Grill Room Food Service 12:00pm - 2:00pm: A la Carte Main Dining Room & Clippership Room Lunch 6:00pm - 9:00pm: Main Dining Room/Clippership Room Prime Rib Buffet Dinner *Pricing below

FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY 10:30am-12:00am: Grill & Trophy Lounge Bar Service 12:00pm - 10:00pm: Clippership Room Bar Service 12:00pm - 9:00pm: FRIDAY A la Carte Grill Room Food Service 11:00am - 9:00pm: SATURDAY & SUNDAY A la Carte Grill Room Food Service 12:00pm - 2:00pm: A la Carte Main Dining Room & Clippership Room Lunch 6:00pm - 9:00pm: FRIDAY & SATURDAY Main Dining Room/Clippership Room Seafood Buffet Dinner *Pricing below 5:30pm - 8:30pm: SUNDAY Main Dining Room/Clippership Room Pasta Buffet Dinner *Pricing below

ON RACE DAYS Monday/TUESDAY Race Day Schedule - Monday, August 12 & Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6, 13 10:00am Registration Desk Open Until One Hour After Racing Concludes 10:30am-12:00am: Grill & Trophy Lounge Bar Service 11:00am - 3:30pm: Clippership Room Bar Service 11:00am - 3:30pm: Race Deck Bar Service 11:00am - 9:00pm: A la Carte Grill Room Service 11:00am - 3:30pm: Breezeway Grab n’ Go Buffet & Beverages Clippership Room & Main Dining Room closed for lunch and dinner food service.

wednesday/thursday Race Day Schedule - Wednesday, August 7 & Thursdays July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 15 10:00am 10:30am-12:00am: 11:00am - 9:00pm: 11:00am - 3:30pm: 11:00am - 9:00pm: 11:00am - 3:30pm: 11:00am - 3:30pm: 11:00am - 3:30pm: 6:00pm - 9:00pm:

Registration Desk Open Until One Hour After Racing Concludes Grill & Trophy Lounge Bar Service Clippership Room Bar Service Race Deck Bar Service A la carte Grill Room Service Breezeway Grab n’ Go Buffet & Beverages Main Dining Room & Clippership Room Race Day Luncheon Starting Line Room VIP Experience Main Dining Room/Clippership Room Prime Rib Buffet Dinner *Pricing below

RACING TIMES: During the Louis Vuitton Round Robin, racing begins at 12:15pm. During the Louis Vuitton Semi-finals, racing begins at 1:15pm.

FRIDAY/saturday/sunday Race Day Schedule - Friday, August 9 Saturday, July 13, 20, 27 & August 10 Sunday, July 14, 21, 28 10:00am Registration Desk Open Until One Hour After Racing Concludes 10:30am-12:00am: Grill & Trophy Lounge Bar Service 11:00am - 9:00pm: Clippership Room Bar Service 11:00am - 3:30pm: Race Deck Bar Service 11:00am - 9:00pm: A la carte Grill Room Service 11:00am - 3:30pm: Breezeway Grab n’ Go Buffet & Beverages 11:00am - 3:30pm: Main Dining Room & Clippership Room Race Day Luncheon 11:00am - 3:30pm: Starting Line Room VIP Experience 6:00pm - 9:00pm: FRIDAY & SATURDAY Main Dining Room/Clippership Room Seafood Buffet Dinner *Pricing below 5:30pm - 8:30pm: SUNDAY Main Dining Room/Clippership Room Pasta Buffet Dinner *Pricing below MAIN DINING ROOM & CLIPPERSHIP ROOM BUFFET PRICING: Ages 4 and under are complimentary for all buffets Wednesday/Thursday: Prime Rib Buffet Dinner, 6pm - 9pm $55+tax/adults, $27.50+tax/ages 5-12 Friday/Saturday Seafood Buffet Dinner, 6pm - 9pm $55+tax/adults, $27.50+tax/ages 5-12 Sunday Pasta Buffet Dinner, 5:30pm - 8:30pm $30+tax/adults, $15+tax/ages 5-12


people movement plan In support of the City of San Francisco People Movement Plan, members are encouraged to walk, bike, or use public transportation, taxis, and other privately chauffeured vehicles to get to the Club. The East Beach (Crissy Field) parking lot is designated for visitors to the national parklands. Your cooperation is appreciated. Offsite parking options are based on the current race schedule and may be subject to change. Visit www.stfyc.com >>> America’s Cup >>> Parking & Transportation for mose updated information. Please note that the west parking lot will not be impacted by the America’s Cup events until mid-August. NON-RACE DAYS & IN THE EVENINGS ON RACE DAYS

On non-race days limited first-come, first served parking will be available at the Club for members and guests. The west parking lot will be open for public parking until mid-August when bleachers will be installed. After that point, in the evening on race days, after racing hours, the west parking lot will re-open limited parking spaces for public use. Overnight parking will not be permitted at the Club or in the west parking lot. Cars parked overnight will be towed by the City at the owner’s expense. ON RACE DAYS AT THE CLUB

• • • •

Limited complimentary valet parking for members Complimentary bike, scooter and motorcycle parking Pick-up/Drop-off area in the west parking lot Taxicab & Pedicab pick-up area

The west parking lot will be open for public parking until mid-August when bleachers will be installed. After that point, in the evening on race days, after racing hours, the west parking lot will re-open limited parking spaces for public use. ON RACE DAYS OFFSITE OPTIONS

Louis Vuitton Round Robin & Semi Finals Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Race Days: Public parking at Palace of Fine Arts & Mason Street Friday/Saturday/Sunday Race Days: StFYC designated parking at Claire Lilienthal School (At Beach Street between Divisadero St. and Scott St.) This lot is in walking distance to the Club. The Club will provide van transportation for those with special needs. HIGH IMPACT RACE DAYS: Certain race days have been designated as high impact by the America’s Cup Event Authority and the City of San Francisco. These days are anticipated to be highly attended by spectators, which will result in increased traffic. On these days, the Club will have access to fewer parking spaces than usual and valet parking at the Club will be extremely limited. Members who wish to utilize the complimentary valet parking will need to arrive at the Club before 9:30am and will be allowed to exit one hour after the conclusion of racing. Please plan accordingly. Designated High Impact Race Days *This list is subject to change. Visit the Club website, www.stfyc.com for the most updated race day information. Friday, July 5 Sunday, July 7 Saturday, August 17

Sunday, August 18 Saturday, August 24 Sunday, August 25

Saturday, September 7 Sunday, September 8 Saturday, September 14

Sunday, September 15


Recycled Paper

racing schedule

LOUIS VUITTON CUP MONDAY 01

tuesday 02

wednesDAY 03

thursDAY 04

July 2013

OPENING DAY

08 RESERVE DAY

15 RESERVE DAY

22 RESERVE DAY

RESERVE DAY

MONDAY

10

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 1 1215 - ART vs ENTZ 16

29

August 2013

09

RESERVE DAY

17

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 2 1215 - ART vs LR 23

24 RESERVE DAY

25 Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 4 1215 - ART vs LR

RESERVE DAY

12 Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final* 1315 - Race 5 19 RESERVE DAY

26 RESERVE DAY

Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final 1315 - Race 1 13 Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final* 1315 - Race 6 20 non-race day

27 non-race day

14

Louis Vuitton Cup Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 2 Round Robin 2 1215 - LR vs ENTZ 1215 - ENTZ vs ART 20

RESERVE DAY

26

21

Louis Vuitton Cup Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 3 Round Robin 3 1215 - LR va ART 1215 - ENTZ vs LR 27

RESERVE DAY

07

28

Louis Vuitton Cup Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 4 Round Robin 5 1215 - ENTZ va ART 1215 - ENTZ vs LR

RESERVE DAY

wednesDAY

thursDAY

07 Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final 1315 - Race 2 14

08 RESERVE DAY

15 RESERVE DAY

friDAY 02

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 5 1215 - ART vs LR 06

RESERVE DAY

sunday Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 1 1215 - ENTZ vs LR

13

19

01

05

06

OPENING SERIES FLEET RACING 12

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 3 1215 - ART vs ENTZ

saturday

31

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 5 1215 - ART vs ENTZ

tuesday

05

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 1 1215 - LR vs ART 18

RESERVE DAY

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 4 1215 - LR vs ENTZ 30

11

friDAY

Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final* 1315 - Race 7

21 Louis Vuitton Cup FINAL 1310 - Race 5 1410 - Race 6

22

28 Louis Vuitton Cup FINAL 1310 - Race 11* 1410 - Race 12*

29

non-race day

non-race day

RESERVE DAY

09 Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final 1315 - Race 3 16 RESERVE DAY

23 RESERVE DAY

30 Louis Vuitton Cup FINAL 1310 - Race 13*

saturday 03

sunday 04

RESERVE DAY

10 Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final 1315 - Race 4

RESERVE DAY

11 RESERVE DAY

17 Louis Vuitton Cup FINAL 1310 - Race 1 1410 - Race 2

18 Louis Vuitton Cup FINAL 1310 - Race 3 1410 - Race 4

24 Louis Vuitton Cup FINAL 1310 - Race 7 1410 - Race 8*

25 Louis Vuitton Cup FINAL 1310 - Race 9* 1410 - Race 10*

31 RESERVE DAY

This reflects the racing schedule released by the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) on June 9. This schedule may be subject to change per the ACEA. *This race will take place as needed. Series may conclude before this race.


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