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 C420 Class Association will be running a regional clinic and regatta at Coronado YC, June 17-19th. The clinic will be run and coached by Stanford University Head Coach John Vandemoer. Assisting John with coaching will be SDYC alum Adam Roberts and Stanford University alum Haley Kirk. This will be a great training event to kick off the summer season! All advanced C420 sailors are encouraged to participate.
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.
If Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain weren’t already on your list of young sailors to watch out for, the Yacht Racing Union of Southern California is making sure that they are now. Together, Sinks and McElvain are an unstoppable pair.
This past weekend, 17 SDYC junior sailors made their way up the coast to the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, where they represented SDYC at the 2014 Turkey Day Regatta. The annual regatta featured nearly 300 sailors competing in 21 classes.
SDYC's Jake La Dow will team up with Chris Raab at the US Sailing Championship of Champions, sailed in Thistles this year on Lake Erie. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a 2013 or 2014 one-design class National, North American, or World Champ.