Twenty-one wounded veterans will be taking on a new challenge, sailing, right here in the waters of San Diego, June 13-15, 2017. They won’t just be going for a boat ride, these men and women will be participating in an intense three-day course to learn how to sail on their own, despite their injuries.
If you go down to San Diego Bay on any given Wednesday night in the summer, you will find it peppered with boats and enthusiastic sailors competing in the weekly Beer Can Races. Legend has it that the popular beer can races are named for the bobbing cans of beer that used to mark the race course years ago. This tradition carried on in yacht clubs all over the country, and although race officials have become more organized over the years, the fun, informal spirit continues today. To maintain the integrity of the tradition, you will also find beer (canned, bottled, on tap, etc.) at the after parties hosted by a different yacht club or restaurant in San Diego each week to celebrate the night’s racing and the fun of sailing.
San Diego Yacht Club sailors are competing in the three spring College National Championships in Charleston, SC May 22 - June 2, 2017. Follow the action at http://2017nationals.collegesailing.org, and tune in to the live video stream starting Friday, May 26th! Good luck to Team SDYC!
Congratulations to Tom Carruthers, winning skipper of the 2017 Etchells West Coast Spring Series. The series consisted of 4 regattas, the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta (aka Bill Bennett Cup), the Etchells Midwinters West, the Etchells Pacfic Coast Championship, and the ORCA Bowl. Carruthers team (with crew members Willem Van Waay and Chris Busch) won both the Midwinters and the ORCA Bowl, while finishing 3rd in the PCCs and 6th in the Bill Bennet Cup.
Members of the the Pointers winning team were A Div skipper Jack Reiter ’18 and B Div skipper Jack Egan ’20, with crews Remy Reynolds ’17, JD Schrady ’18, Diego Escobar ’20, Kenny Moats ’17, and Sean Caulfield ’19.