Paris Henken isn’t your average laidback 20-year-old from Coronado, CA. In February 2016, Paris and her sailing partner, Helena Scutt, qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in the 49erFX. Though having spent the majority of her childhood at Coronado YC, Paris is now a Junior SDYC Member and a past SDYC Summer Program Instructor, having won SDYC Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
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.
Nineteen International 14’s showed up to the 2016 I-14 U.S. National Championships at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club on June 10-12 in Long Beach, CA. ABYC has been a long-time and loyal supporter of the I-14 Fleet running one of the Fleet’s best World Championships ever in 2006 and annually running the Class’s Midwinter Championships amongst other regattas.
Dale and Judy Donnelly purchased San Diego Marine Exchange in June of 1983. With a background in real estate, Dale’s initial intention was to purchase a restaurant. Instead, he and Judy purchased SDMX and decided to keep it as the thriving marine business that it had been since the 1950s.
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.