Congratulations to SDYC's Scott Sinks on his decisive victory at the Junior Snipe Nationals sailed out of Mission Bay Yacht Club. Sinks sailed with crew Greer Wattson, and won the first 4 races of the 5 race series. SDYC skippers Jack Joslin, Jesse McKnight and Matt Cappetta also finished 3rd, 4th and 5th.
On July 17, Kelly Holthus led a parade of small white sails across the channel for the 46th installation of SDYC’s iconic Dutch Shoe Marathon. Nearly 150 sabots competed in the seven-mile race from Point Loma to Coronado
This years Ida Lewis regatta was characterized by a lot fun, great sailing, and some learning experiences. Hosted by Columbia sailing center in South Carolina, the regatta was sailed on Lake Murray with great wind all three racing days.
SDYC celebrated its 130th Opening Day on Sunday April 19th, full of fanfare and camaraderie. It was a beautiful day to be at club. To revisit the celebration, check out the news reports from KUSI that were broadcast on Friday and Saturday of Opening Day weekend, and a recap video showcasing the club throughout Sunday.
Laser Midwinters East was held, as always, in Clearwater Florida. Over the three (first day was canceled) day regatta, I saw a wide range of conditions. This tested my transition between the wind ranges.
The Race Committee (RC) lies at the core of our sport yet many sailors give it little thought. Participation in race management is a great instrument for excelling in sailing, which subsequently promotes an overall increase in the competitive level and standardization of sailboat racing.