At an awards ceremony following racing for the Gill Coed National Championship, the honors for the Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year, Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award and the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy for the Best Overall Team were presented. The names of the winners will be added to the ICSA Hall of Fame display located in the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Jack Reiter of San Diego Yacht Club and his teammates Jack Egan and John Masenik pulled off a three-peat this past weekend in winning the 2017 Junior Match Race Invitational sponsored by Kaenon and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club.
Returning for its second year, the 2017 California Offshore Race Week featured the combined powers of five yacht clubs along the California coast. With efforts from Encinal Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and San Diego Yacht Club, a week-long schedule of races occurred covering almost 600 miles of the California coast between May 27 and June 3.
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.
Four time America's Cup winner, Dennis Conner, introduces us to his childhood and sailing history. Dennis answers Facebook questions and lets us know why you'll never see a banana on a sail boat.
The breeze was on for the second day of the 2017 Yachting Cup! It was a busy and challenging day of racing, with almost 100 boats competing on three courses in the ocean. Following today, the Yachting Cup will conclude Sunday with racing on the same three ocean course venues.
With the breeze hovering around 15-20 knots, it was certainly a windy day on the San Diego ocean. Coupled with 3-5 foot swells that were frequent and close together, it was a lumpy and bumpy ride out there. And if that's not enough, there was a sprinkling of rain showers every so often just to keep the sailors on their toes. Several competitors claimed the conditions reminded them of a typical day of sailing in San Francisco Bay.
Day one of the 2017 Yachting Cup wrapped up early this evening after an exciting day on the water. With gray skies and temperatures in the mid-60s, racing occurred in the ocean and in San Diego Bay. The Yachting Cup will continue on Saturday and Sunday with racing on three ocean course venues each day.
While the rest of the city was out celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the Pac52s were celebrating their inaugural race as a Class out on the ocean course. Four boats (Fox, Invisible Hand, Rio, and Bad Pak) competed in three races on an especially long course, each leg measuring 1.7nm. After a slight postponement while the wind picked up, racing began at noon in about 10 knots of wind.