MDR to SD is 2-3 July!
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(This is not the official MDR-SD site…use the docs at your own peril.)
I wanted to take this opportunity to personally invite you to participate in this great event celebrating the birth of our Nation, which has for years been one of the premier events in our Marina Del Rey and in the coast of California offered by Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club and Southwestern Yacht Club.
Specially this year since the Marina Del Rey to Puerto Vallarta has been canceled, this would be a great opportunity for us all to enter this event, start in our own Marina, race down to a GREAT location within the safety of our borders and still be back in time for your own barbeque plans if you so desire.
As a further incentive, the first 20 entries will receive a free event T-Shirt, we are to have a great party at our club on the 1st of July (Friday) with Painkiller’s Rum with Chocolate covered Strawberries specials, a BBQ dinner to start the festivities and a breakfast to participants and their crews on the morning of the 2nd prior to the start of the skipper’s meeting.
So get organized, get the crew and boat ready and come party down with us and a relaxed cruise back as we celebrate the freedom that a race such as this brings.
For more information, visit us at our website SMWYC .org, call us at 310-827-7692 or contact me
Themis Z. Glatman at 818-425-8752.
Congratulations to all of the winning fleet champions and our defending Club Champion.
Attached is the NOR for the upcoming AYC Club Championship race weekend. The course chart and SIs will be either sent in the next days or handed out at the skippers meeting.
The goal is to sail windward leeward races lasting about 15 – 20 minutes and then exchange boats ASAP and start the next race. The goal is to complete the event on Saturday if at all possible much like we did in 2009. You can expect sailing to continue until 5 or 6 if wind conditions permit and to leave Sunday for yourselves
The plan therefore is to have a skippers meeting at 10:30 then launch and be ready to start at noon or a little earlier if the area is clear. Round robin starting order will be drawn after the skipper’s meeting on Saturday….
05/21-22, Rocky Mountain Shootout & Hornblower Regatta – Cherry Creek (Denver)
05/28&29, Memorial Day Regatta, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC), Long Beach, CA
06/11-12, Reunion Regatta – Union Reservoir (Longmont, CO)
06/24,25,&26, Long Beach Race Week, Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC), Long Beach, CA
06/24,25,&26, Summer One Design, Coronado Yacht Club(CYC) , Coronado, CA
07/02, Firecracker – Union Reservoir (Longmont, CO)
07/16-17, Aspen Yacht Club Annual Regatta (Reudi Reservoir, Basalt, CO)
08/01to08/05, Bucc 18 National Championship, Kenosha Yacht Club, Kenosha, WI
08/20&21, One Design, Mission Bay Yacht Club(MBYC), San Diego, CA
09/17-18, Colorado Governor’s Cup – Cherry Creek (Denver)
09/23,24,&25, Sailing Anarchy Sport Boat Regatta, CYC, Coronado, CA
10/1, Oktoberfest Regatta – Union Reservoir (Longmont, CO)
10/15&16, Fall One Design, CYC, Coronado, CA
11/19&29, Turkey Day Regatta, ABYC, Long Beach, A
Can you say ROAD TRIP!
As in…..The Tall Cactus Regatta and Siesta – Lake Pleasant, April 30, 2011. SKIPPERS MEETING 9AM. START TIME 10:30am
Yes, it’s time to wrap up the general club activities at Lake Pleasant for the season with a final Fun Race and BBQ before we spend the rest of the 100+ degree summer daze hiding from Del Sol.
The lake should be brimming full for us to venture out from the safety of the lower lake and explore the upper reaches and coves with a finish line the north end of Humbug Cove.
The cove is bordered with high cliffs and is fairly wide. About mid-afternoon, the winds are typically blowing out of the South for an exciting spinnaker or wing and wing run. The sight of a half dozen colorful spinnakers drifting down the cove with the deep blue water and sky, the canyon walls turning many shades of red, passing around and through the on looking crowds is amazing.
If you are able to weave you way through the party boats, and resist the sirens calls to join them, the cove opens up nicely to a large basin to the finish line, with good anchor holding. You should finish with time to relax, take a swim, board other boats to revel, or take a nap.
The cove also has a few excellent spots for a secluded sunset dinner under the stars. There is also plenty of shoreline for any daysailors to beach, or tie up to a furniture boat for the post race activities.
Dinner this year will be steak or chicken, corn on the cob (campfire style) with salads, desert, and my now infamous Spiced Rum Punch!
This is it for the NOR and Sailing instructions will be handed out at the skippers meeting Saturday at 9am. If you would like an electronic copy, I will post it on the web and send return emails to those requesting.
The start will be a 10:30am near the PH Marina Dam side entrance with a reverse PHRF order so the faster boats starting after the slower boats. The idea is to have everyone finish at the same time.
There will be a ferry barge to shuttle participants to and from the campsite to your boat at posted intervals, typically one roundup to bring you in and one or two (depending on finding a skipper) to take you back to your boat. Bring a dinghy if you can. The barge has a limited use bathroom for participant use.
Campers are able to reach the site by truck, but I would not drive a low clearance minivan or small tire car there. Maps of the campsite will also be available.
Cost is $25 per boat, that includes one dinner. Additional dinners are $10. Kids (16 and under) eat free. Sign up should be online soon. If you prefer, you may email me your entry and bring a check or cash Saturday.
DEADLINE FOR DINNER REQUESTS IS:
@@ IN MY HAND APRIL 25 @@
You don’t have to pay by then, but I gota know cause I am shopping Tuesday.
Questions, comments, observations: reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s High School Sailing Championship will be held 16 April 2011 at Tempe Town Lake. Click on the RACING PAGE for NOR, SI and Sign up forms.
Next week! February 8 – General Membership Meeting
Greg Jackson will share photos and stories from his cruise to the South Pacific!!
And it’s time to start planning for 2011-2012 Board of Directors Nominations!!
March 8 – General Membership Meeting and BOARD NOMINATIONS
Join us at 6pm prior to the March 8, 2011 meeting at Pete’s to help build the 2011-2012 AYC Board of Directors election slate!
May 14 - Commodore’s Ball at the Chart House Restaurant – Scottsdale
The Chart House! Spectacular Waterfront Dining and Views of Camelback Mountain across the Lake. Mark your calendar today for a great night of fun with your friends and families!
April 30 – Tall Cactus Regatta! 4/30/2011
Another event organized by MIKE PARKER PRODUCTIONS!!!! You saw how he rebuilt the Governor’s Cup. Don’t miss this annual trek for an overnighter in Humbug Cove. It’s sure to be a weekend to remember (or for some, maybe that they’ll never be able to forget????!!!!!) Come out and see someone earn the Blunder Bucket!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta, held January 14-16 at Lake Pleasant, raised $41,000 to support the fight against blood cancers. The Society’s signature sailing event has raised more than $300,000 in Arizona in the last 4 years. “We would especially like to acknowledge the Arizona Yacht Club (AYC), for their commitment over the past 9 years in running a safe and very competitive sailing race for us,” said Jon Meyers, Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter. “The need for continued investments in research is critical. More than 900,000 people in the United States are currently living with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and an estimated 55,000 will lose their battle over the coming year.” The chapter holds its sailing fundraiser in conjunction with the AYC, who celebrate their Birthday Regatta over the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend each year.
Fundraising events depend upon the support of the area community, and LLS gratefully acknowledges its 2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta sponsors: Arizona Yacht Club, Wolters Kluwer, Protea Medical Center, Phoenix School of Law, ST Microelectronics, Smith Law Group, West Marine, North Sail, SailShop, AGM Technical Solution, Arizona Boating and Water Sports, Mt. Gay Rum, Sailing World, Vineyard Vines, Jobson Sailing, John MeCray, Ken Gardiner, The Heislers, AmeriChoice, United Healthcare, Colligo Marine, Casa Technology Systems and Full Sail Brewery.
The three days of the Regatta proved once again that the wind in Arizona can be great, good and also non-existent, all in the same weekend! Friday, January 14, saw consistent wind all day out of the north to northeast. Saturday, January 15, was a typical Lake Pleasant day with a couple of races off to the north before the midday shift and another race or two off to the south. Sunday was good in the morning, but without a hard and fast shift to the south, fleets checked out around noon. The wind did come back up, but by then the RC had flown the AP/A and everyone was on their way home. A special thank you to Peter Howson of SailLog.net for coming out and taking some really great pictures. Check them out at www.saillog.net
Congratulations to all of the event winners:
Maggie Blumm & Dennis Martinelli
PHRF – MultiHull
PHRF – Non Spin
PHRF – Spin
Al Lehman & Steve Quant
Congratulations, sailors, and we look forward to another amazing year next year!
Courtesy of Kerri Weiss, Special Events Manager LLS of AZ
Well, the 3 days of the regatta proved once again that the wind in AZ can be great, good and, well, non-existent all in the same weekend day. Friday was consistent wind all day out of the North to Northeast. Saturday was a typical Lake Pleasant day with a couple of races off to the north before the midday shift and another race or two off to the South. Sunday was good in the morning, but without a hard and fast shift to the South, fleets checked out around noon. The wind did come back up, but by then the RC had flown the AP/A and everyone was on their way home. Thanks to Peter Howson of SailLog.net for coming out and taking some really great pictures. Check them out at www.saillog.net
Congratulations to all our winners:
|Bucc 18||Maggie Blumm & Dennis Martinelli|
|PHRF – MultiHull||Brad Smith|
|PHRF – Non Spin||Greg Woodcock|
|PHRF – Spin||Al Lehman & Steve Quant|
After a great day of wind consistently out of the N to NE. Capsizes and roundups were the order of the day, but when all was said and done everyone was smiling!
The SCYA Midwinter Regatta’s history is packed with legendary sailors and their boats from the early days to the present. The event began in 1928, when SCYA and the LA Junior Chamber of Commerce teamed up to promote Southern California as the sports “paradise” of sailing venues. As hoped, the event attracted boats from the Great Lakes, Atlantic Coast and the rest of the Pacific Coast and some of the best known yachtsmen in America.
Los Angeles Harbor was the only venue for many years. The first venue expansion added Alamitos Bay then Marina del Rey and King Harbor. New venues continued to be added through the years until races were being held from Santa Barbara to San Diego and as far east as Arizona and Nevada. Some changes in venue and classes occur from year to year to keep current with class interest. Today 25 or more host clubs and 100 classes participate in the Midwinters.
A few little known facts:
• The Regatta was put on hold during WWII and resumed again in 1946.
• The Star Class is the only one-design class that has sailed in every Midwinter Regatta held.
• The Naples Sabots raced for the first time in 1946 and for 57 years was one of the largest classes. The class quickly grew to huge numbers and it was still the largest class raced 57 years later in 2003.
• Humphrey Bogart raced his yacht Santana in the event in 1947 and lost to Ed Witte.
• In 1954 Mitzi Gaynor was Queen of the Regatta.
• Cal 40s, one of the first fiberglass boats raced for the first time in 1964.
• The1967 Midwinters had 996 entries and 20 one-design classes over 25feet.
• The largest number of entries was in 1977 at over 1,200.
The Southern California Yachting Association’s 82nd Annual Midwinter Regatta 2011 is gearing up for the weekend of February 19th and 20th. The Regatta will be hosted at yacht clubs and associations from Channel Islands to San Diego and all ports in between. Several inland lakes from the Pacific Coast to Arizona will also see racing. Races will be held for dinghies, cruisers, one design sailboats, PHRF racers, multihulls, radio-controlled models, land yachts, powerboats and outrigger canoes (did we miss anyone?).
Regarded as a season opener, the Midwinter Regatta is a community event that unites over 600 boaters throughout Southern California and Arizona. D.I.S.C, spine, orthopedic and sports medicine specialist, supports the competitive spirit and body and wouldn’t miss a chance to partner with SCYA for this grand event; don’t you either! Rain or shine – the Midwinter races will be run. Sign up at www.discmdgroup.com/sailing
There is still time to sign up for the Birthday Regatta / Leukemia Cup! REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN and will remain open until 9:30 am on Saturday the 15th (that’s the Skipper’s Meeting!)
You can’t pre-order shirts anymore but we will have a VERY LIMITED quantity available on site. Get there early as I’m sure the stock will go quickly – first come first served!
Also, if you just need to order dinner or breakfast, you can still do so. Just go to the REGISTRATION PAGE and un-check the race entry and select only what you need.
Also, just because your fleet isn’t “Officially” racing on Friday, don’t let that stop you from coming out and getting some practice in! We’ll be making fleets that morning and we’ll post the finishes so come out, have some fun and GO RACE!
As a quick reminder, in order to get T-shirts you MUST register by the end of the day on the 30th of December! Don’t delay…REGISTER NOW!
And if you JUST want to come for dinner or get a T-shirt, use the REGISTRATION FORM and simply uncheck the race registration and select the items you are interested in…but do it NOW!
2 People on Friday
1 Person on Saturday
3 People on Sunday
Please let me know if you can help at email@example.com or 602-757-2012.
I’d like to extend the opportunity to participate as race committee to everyone if you don’t already have an offer to crew. We need 6 volunteers for Friday and 8 for Sat and Sun. The jobs include running the start line, calling the finish line, and being race support on one of our two runabouts. You can volunteer for 1, 2 or 3 days of help. Don’t worry if you haven’t done it before…we’ll teach you everything you need to know!
Friday, racing starts at 11:30 am. I would like anyone who wants to help to meet me near the “big tent” (you can’t miss it) at Lake Pleasant. You will need to arrive around 8:00am planning to leave the dock NLT 10:00.
Saturday, racing starts at 11:30 so same schedule (again with time to make assignments and do a little training). Sunday Racing starts at 9:00 so please plan on arriving around 6:45am and getting off the dock by 7:00.
For full details, please see the NOR and SI (out later this week.) Please let me know as soon as you can if you think you can help out. Please feel free to contact me directly with questions either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone – 602-757-2012. Oh, and in case you are wondering, there IS a potty on the RC Boat.
Looking forward to having you on the team!
2011 Birthday Regatta RC Chair
Please get your registration completed by December 30, 2010! Register Here. This is the only way to get your Regatta T-Shirt, which only available for purchase until December 30th! Get other gear like microfiber/drytech shrts, Gill bags and shorts with the Birthday Regatta Logo straight from our manufacturer here and it will be delivered directly to the regatta.
Below are a few items to make your stay at the Birthday Regatta more pleasurable…
The closest hotel to Lake Pleasant is the Hampton Inn in Anthem and they have offered entrant a discounted room rate here.
Slips are available for $20.00 per night at Pleasant Harbor Marina at 602 912 1664 if you mention that you are with the Arizona Yacht Club.
Also, if you mention the Arizona Yacht Club to RV Rental Outlet, they can bring up a motor home and set it up for you at the lake for you weekend. Their number is 888 461 0023. You will also have to let Pleasant Harbor know so you can get a camp site.
If you want, tent and car camping is available for the price of admission to the park, but if you pitch your tent on a lawn, get ready for the sprinklers!
The general agenda goes something like this:
7:00 – Breakfast Burritos
7:00 – Registration Opens
9:00 – Registration Closes
9:30 – Skipper’s Meeting
11:30 – Racing/Race Practice (See NOR/SI)
17:00 – Bar Opens
18:00 – Dinner by resident Head Chef Rick Johnson
22:00 – Bar Closes
7:00 – Eggs and Bacon Breakfast
7:00 – Registration Opens
9:00 – Registration Closes
9:30 – Skipper’s Meeting
11:30 – Racing (See NOR/SI)
17:00 – Bar Opens
17:00 – Silent Auction Open
17:30 – Dinner and Keynote Speaker Maureen McKinnon-Tucker
19:00 – Silent Auction Closes
19:10 – LLS Thanks You and Recognition
19:30 – Auction
20:15 – Top Fund Raiser Recognition
22:00 – Bar Closes
7:00 – Breakfast Burritos
9:00 – Racing
14:00ish – Awards Ceremony
If you have more specific questions, please call me at 480-503-2191 or send me an email at email@example.com.
Gary Jobson and the Carolina Yacht Club hosted 80 sailors and their guests – including two AYC Buccaneer sailors (Chris Robertson and Emory Heisler) for the “Sail with Jobson – Fantasy Sail Weekend” December 3-5, 2010.
Not to miss an opportunity to sail, Emory showed up a day early to sail with his Buccaneer skipper from 2010 Buccaneer North American Championships (BNAC) Captain Ray Dunn who also just happens to live in the Charleston area – proof once again that if you know a Buccaneer, you probably know someone in just about any port in the country! Arrrrr!
Along with an afternoon of sailing with Gary Jobson hopping from boat to boat, the weekend included many reminders about the Leukemia Cup Regattas, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and their shared mission to cure blood cancers. Attendees included at least half-a-dozen blood cancer survivors, but also was missing several participants from previous years that were not so fortunate to have the cure they needed for their version of the disease.
Get your fund raising “hat” on for the AZ Leukemia Cup Regatta and next year you might be sailing with Gary Jobson in NEW YORK CITY!
Our Ship’s Store is now offering more gear with the Birthday Regatta logos! Check out the entire BIRTHDAY REGATTA GEAR PAGE!
If you are into tech gear we are offering the Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve Microfiber Tech shirts…these will be screen printed with the front, back and sleeve logo just like the cotton shirts you buy when you register.
In addition, get tons of other gear with the logo embroidered on. All items ordered will be shipped to us and be given to you at the regatta!
Act now and you can get additional holiday savings! Check the right side of the BIRTHDAY REGATTA GEAR PAGE for more info.
(BTW – there is a small error on their page that makes a reference to the Ultimate 20 North American Logo – we are aware of the problem and it will not affect your order!)
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