Over the past summer I had the privileged opportunity of attending Laser Nationals in San Francisco Bay from July 31st to August 3rd. I greatly appreciate the support of the San Diego Yacht Club in preparation and support for this major event.
Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain saved their best effort for the final day at the US Sailing Youth Champs in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. The SDYC tandem proved to be the most consistent team of the week to win the Club 420 fleet after four more races Thursday.
SDYC Members Nevin Snow and Jake La Dow joined 3 other American sailors to form the US team competing in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Sailing J/80s and under the coaching of Dave Perry, Team SDYC/USA finished 3rd overall in an extremely competitive field.
The J/22 Fleet will host another ten-ish weeks of Wednesday night sailing this year in La Playa; we sail short courses, no spins so this is actually a good time to drink beer and regale your crew with tales of sailing glory.
There is a lot of emphasis placed on which club and which boat won the Lipton Cup. And, for a few weeks, days or hours after the awards dinner has been digested, the sailors dominate conversation in the bar like, "Hey, I hear that what’s his name won the Lipton Cup."