Skipper Augie Diaz (Miami, FL) secured first place in the 2014 Snipe Trials for the Pan American Games. The qualifier series was hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club and took place over three days of racing from October 11 to October 13.
His fellow competitors can't stop talking about the high tides, large surf and light winds, but back on the beach Julien Kerneur was all smiles. The French native finished first in each of the three races on the third day of the Kiteboard North Americans.
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.
The final day of the U.S. Team Racing Championship ended up being a half day of sailing due to a complete wind shutdown. However, the fleet completed enough races to count Gold Round Robin 3 and crown Ladies and Gentlemen as the back-to-back Team Racing Champions.
The 2014 Bishop Rock Yacht Race, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club, was billed as the "Dare to Take the Challenge" race. The race totals approximately 200 nautical miles, a course full of big wind and large waves.
The US Youth Championship regatta is hosted every year in August. To be able to compete in this event you must fill out an application with all of your top results. My crew, Charlie Miller, and I [Andy Reiter] were lucky enough to be accepted into the US Youth Championships in the Club 420 class.
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.