SDYC hosted the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference (PCCSC) Championships in April. Friday and Saturday 11 teams sailed in the 80th Anniversary PCCSC Coed Championship and Sunday 6 teams fought for 2 spots for the Team Race Nationals, also here at the end of May.
San Diego Yacht Club is having it's 131st Opening Day themed "Yacht Club of Champions". Listen in as Douglas Werner, Commodore, and Jerelyn Biehl, SDYC Board Member, talks about the history of the SDYC, and highlights that will be at the event this weekend.
The third event of the Etchells West Coast Spring Series (WCSS) was the Etchells Pacific Coast Championship (PCC) sailed the weekend of April 9_10. The weekend forecast called for intermittent rain squalls with winds of 15 to 20 knots and gusts up to 25+ knots.
It was a big weekend for athletics in San Diego with events ranging from the SoCal Ragnar Relay to the Crew Classic in Fiesta Bay to the 26 boats that competed in the Etchells Midwinters in Coronado Roads. From Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, SDYC was able to pull off 10 races for the Midwinters in total.
Canadians, Guatemalans and Americans descended upon Clearwater Florida for the 2016 Laser Midwinters East Championship. This major regatta attracted the best from North America, with 100 entrees in the radial fleet; racing was going to be tight. The forecast only added to this prediction.
In February I competed in Laser Midwinters East which is a regatta held off the coast of Clearwater, FL. I sailed in the Laser Radial class in yellow. There were two groups in the beginning, blue and yellow, because of the large number of boats. Even with a split in the fleet, there were still at least 50 boats on the line at once.
Helly Hansen and Sailing World are heading back to San Diego on March 18-20, 2016 for the 18th annual San Diego NOOD Regatta. San Diego is one of five stops in this offshore series that culminates with the Helly Hanson NOOD Championship in the British Virgin Islands in October.
This past weekend I went to St. Petersburg, Florida for the annual Optimist Dinghy Exchange. We had a clinic on Friday to prepare for the Valentine’s Day Regatta, which was held on Saturday and Sunday. We had a fun weekend of sailing all lined up.
On Christmas night, my crew Tanner and I boarded the plane and flew to Miami for the Orange Bowl Regatta. The flight went as planned arriving on time and leaving as scheduled, making for a smooth flight. By the time we arrived it was already the morning in Florida, so we checked into our hotel and got a few hours of sleep before heading down to the venue to pick up our charter boat.