Race for Rady partners with the San Diego Yacht Club Dutch Shoe Marathon as a fundraiser for The Peckham Center. Every year over 150+ sailors participate including children ages 8 to 15 years old. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Friday at the Yacht Club with an 11 a.m. Skippers meeting and a 12 p.m. start time.
Congratulations to the Will La Dow, Patrick Snow, Jake Reynolds, Scott Sinks, Nevin Snow, Grace McCarthy and Rebecca McElvain, the seven SDYC sailors awarded as College Sailing All-Americans for the 2015-2016 season.
Recently, my brother Jack and I competed against 34 other boats from throughout North America in the 29er National Championship in Newport, Rhode Island. Preceding the event US Sailing held a 3 day Olympic Development Clinic that prepared us very well for the regatta.
During the month of June, Jesse McKnight and myself were fortunate to be accepted into the 2016 US Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup. The event was held in Sheboygan Wisconsin at the Sheboygan Yacht Club. Jesse and I left San Diego on a late night red eye only to spend roughly 6 hours in the Chicago airport.
SDYC Junior sailors, parents and coaches are used to a busy year-round schedule. But even with double and triple-header weekends occurring throughout the calendar, nothing compares to July. In addition to being the heart of the Summer Program, July sees 18 regattas right in So Cal, not to mention more distant possibilities! Here’s a quick guide to help you thrive through the biggest month on the water:
The San Diego Yacht Club will host the 47th Dutch Shoe Marathon on July 22nd, a race for Junior Sailors from San Diego Yacht Club to Coronado Yacht Club, all done in a sabot sailboat. This year the Dutch Shoe Marathon partners with Race for Rady as a fundraiser for The Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
Wounded warriors from all over the country are gathering in San Diego to experience a different type of basic training. They’re setting sail towards improving their lives. The Warrior Sailing program is building relationships and eliminating barriers as wounded, ill and injured service members of all military branches are put to the test and developing new skills.
Congratulations to SDYC's Nevin Snow, winner of back-to-back the Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year Award! Snow led the Georgetown University sailing team to the Gill Coed National Championship in San Diego.
Starting Tuesday, May 24, the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) kicks off its National Championship which will continue until Saturday, June 4. All spectators- family, friends, alumni and others- are invited to cheer on over forty-five college teams as they compete in the San Diego Bay off the B Street and Broadway Piers in downtown San Diego.