The 2016 College Sailing Match Racing Nationals, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC), concluded today on San Diego Bay. After three days of competitive racing, Georgetown University has won the Cornelius Shields Sr. Trophy.
Congratulations to Cole Harris on being named SDAYC's 2016 Junior Yachtsman of the Year! Cole's combination of outstanding race results like the C420 North American Championship, his service as our 2015/2016 Junior Commodore, and his performance now as a coach, make him a true stand out in a tough crowd, and we couldn't be prouder to have him on our team. Well done, Cole!
Temporary traffic impacts and access restrictions may occur in the drive to SDYC. Construction activities at the San Diego River crossing will relocate approximately one mile of pipeline and includes underground and aboveground pipeline work. Pipeline at the Pacific Highway Bridge will be realigned to the bridge for seismic stability, rather than remaining underground.
Dave Perry presents the changes to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020. Dave will explain the changes to the racing rules. This will include changes to Rule 18.3 – tacking in the zone, the ability to disqualify a boat for damages caused even when not racing, new rules regarding parents and coaches, the U Flag starting penalty and other changes that will impact racers and race officials alike.
The Club Leaders Forum and its Advisory Board have recently released their 2016-2018 Platinum Clubs of America Rankings. For the second time in the past four years, San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) was ranked as the number two yacht club in the country behind St. Francis Yacht Club.
The 2016 US Match Race Championships were held at the San Diego Yacht Club, October 7-9. The regatta was sailed off of downtown San Diego, in SDYC’s fleet of J/22’s. The conditions throughout the regatta were near perfect, with races being sailed in 6-12 knots of northwesterlies.
The 25th edition of the Linda Elias Women’s One Design Challenge was sailed in 11 well-matched Catalina 37s in light to heavy wind conditions spanning 7 close races. The level of competition was very high this year and it was truly anyone’s regatta.
HL Enloe's ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe is a staple entry in west coast offshore races. SDYC's Artie Means has been the long time navigator for Enloe, and the team is preparing for another season racing offshore including 2017 Transpac. Hop on board with a video and photos from Justin Edelman