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 J/22 Fleet is running Wednesday Night Beer Can races May 25 through August 3rd. It’s fact-paced action close to home with lots of starts and roundings. This is a family-friendly race series but individuals are encouraged to show up on the end of E Dock and hop on a boat as well.
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.
Twenty wounded, ill and injured service members graduated today from the basic training camp held in San Diego from June 7-9, 2016. This is like no other basic training they encountered during their military service. This is a new challenge, to learn how to sail.
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.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on those who have served our country. For these 24 military veterans, their injuries and medical conditions are not holding them back. For them, they are experiencing a new challenge, to learn the sport of sailing.
The fourth and final event of the Etchells West Coast Spring Series (WCSS) wrapped up today with the ORCA Bowl sailed on May 14 & 15. This was the second annual WCSS and Regatta Chairman, Tom Carruthers, only had positive remarks about how the series turned out.
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.
Another spirited Yachting Cup has wrapped up and, as always, this year’s regatta was full of character. After a tiring, bumpy day on Saturday, many competitors were relieved that Sunday’s races were back to familiar conditions. On all three courses, most competitors looked less stressed and pleased to see smoother seas.