SDYC Opening Day

Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Flag Officers and Directors Request the Pleasure of Your Company at

Opening Ceremonies

12:00 PM, Sunday April 14th

Commodore's Opening Day Dinner Dance

6:30 PM, Saturday April 13th

Commodore Jerelyn Biehl cordially invites SDYC members to attend.

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Opening Day Sunday Brunch

Join SDYC for brunch on Sunday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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Yacht Inspection

Yacht lnspection - Members requesting inspection should review the "Requirements and Recommendations" document for inspected vessels. Register online for inspection, and please include a short boat bio for the Program. Inspected vessels must be open for Hospitality on Sunday after the ceremony. The Inspection Committee will put you in the correct category.

Those who sign up for inspections will receive a 2 for 1 Deck Dining certificate. The Coast Guard will also be on hand for those who would like a higher grade inspection.

Trophies Awarded for Best Maintained in these categories

  • Power
  • Sail
  • PC Class
  • Classic Yacht (vessel 40+ years old)
  • New Yacht (less than 2 years old)
  • First Time Entry (boat, not the owner)
  • First Time lnspected Yacht (the boat, not owner)
  • Trailerable
  • Overall

Yacht Hospitality

Yacht Hospitality - "A Time Honored Tradition..." Yacht owners welcome members and friends aboard their vessels after the Opening Day Ceremony for camaraderie and good cheer. SDYC will provide snacks and beverages to refresh your guests. All boats entered in Hospitality will receive a penant indicating so. Your vessel name, boat bio and location will be listed in the Opening Day program. lf you do not have a slip at the Club and would like to participate in Hospitality, call the Dockmaster at 619-758-6308 or for a temporary slip.

Best Dressed Dock Competition

To be counted as a “dressed” yacht, sailboats should be decorated with nautical code/signal flags from the bow up the headstay and down the backstay to the transom. For the purpose of the “Best Dressed Dock” competition, dressing only the head stay or the back stay will be adequate to be counted as a “Dressed Vessel.” If only the headstay or backstay is dressed, then the dressed end of the boat should be towards to the Main Dock. Powerboats should have code/signal flags flying from bow to stern in a manner similar to the sailboats. Flags do not have to be hoisted in any particular order but should create a colorful and festive display. Both the Ensign of the United States and the SDYC Burgee are required and must be in good condition and properly displayed.

“Properly Dressed Yachts” on each dock will be counted at 0900 Sunday morning and the percentage of properly “Dressed Yachts” will be calculated. The winning dock will be announced during the ceremony. The dock with the highest percentage of properly dressed vessels, according to these rules, shall win the competition. As a reward each “properly dressed” yacht, on the winning dock, will receive a 2 for 1 certificate for Friday Night Deck Dining.