Sunday, December 4, 2011

Race Awards

Great food and great company, as always with the SYC racing crowd.  Congrats to Stephen Ashley and Risa Scott, who's tireless devotion to the club as Race Chair and New Membership Chair are the winners of this years "Frank and Dee Ross Trophy".  They've given so much to the club they truly deserved the award!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Frank and Dee Ross Trophy

As part of the Club Awards which will be presented on Saturday, February 4th, RMC awards the Frank and Dee Ross Trophy to an individual or couple that have contributed to the advancement of the Racing Program at SYC.  We have had five excellent candidates nominated by various of you.   If you have not submitted your ballot yet, Jeff can receive your ballot by email through Friday afternoon.  You will need to complete it, scan it and email it to Jeff.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Carl Anderson #8

It was a light air day, which seems to be the norm this time of year.  Good to see so many boats out racing, and we had some of our meetup crew in the mix.  

1st place - Puddle Jumper - Duane Rhynard
1st place - Whirligig - Jeff Landers
Cal 20
1st place - Brit Brat - Bob Moberg

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Race Postponed

The weather was just too nasty to race today.  It has been rescheduled to 11/27.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

CAM Series Race #7 Results

It was exciting to see Brit Brat back in action, although she came kicking and screaming, as well as having Salty Lady join the fleet. 

Special thanks to Bob Moberg and Michael Sullens for helping get the mast and boom on Brit Brat.

One Design - Cal 20
1st place - Bette Boop
2nd place - Kate
3rd place - Salty Lady
4th place - Lulu
Last place - Brit Brat

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Turkey Trot

Again the weather was all bark and no bite.  Light winds and occasional sprinkles.  We had 6 boats race PHRF Spin, and 4 boats in Non-Spin.  Here's the results!

1st place - Syndicate
2nd place - Bilbo Baggins

1st place - Whirligig
2nd place -Maeva 

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Have you signed up for the Turkey Trot yet?

Come out and race in the last PHRF event of the year for Shoreline Yacht Club.  Although weather prediction is far from an exact science, it looks like we are going to miss the worst of the weather during the race.  Taking a number of weather sites into account, it looks like the worst of the rain and wind will have blown through before the start of the race and the winds will be good for the afternoon.  Not to say that you might not get another sprinkle or two during the race, but then sailors are not afraid of getting wet.

As of this writing we have 5 boats registered in the PHRF class and only one in the Non-spin class.  Cutoff for registrations is 09:00 tomorrow (Saturday, November 12th) morning.  

See you on the water

Stephen Ashley, Chair
Shoreline Yacht Club
Race Management Committee

Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 Race Awards

On December 4th we will be having the annual Race Awards for Shoreline Yacht Club.  The event will start at 14:00 and will include a potluck lunch/dinner as well as a slideshow of pictures taken during our races for 2011.If you are a skipper that raced in any of the 2011 events, please invite your crew to join us for the afternoon. 

If any of you have pictures of SYC racing from 2011, please forward them to Jason.

Also, Risa will be coordinating the potluck.  If you can bring a dish, please let her know so she can make sure we have enough desserts and not too many vegetables.

Many thanks - see you on the 4th.

Stephen Ashley, Chair
Shoreline Yacht Club
Race Management Committee

Sunday, November 6, 2011

CAM Series Race #6 Results

We thought it was going to be a wet and wild ride, and we ended up having light shifty air and blue skies for most of the race.  We had two brave sailors from the meetup join us and they were probably a little let down when the wind died off.  Here's a shot of Whirligig, catching a puff towards the finish.  (Photo Courtesy of Lisa Anderson)

1st place - Whirligig - J32 - Jeff Landers

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Great Meetup!

The meetup was a lot of fun!  Thanks to everybody who showed up, and a SPECIAL thanks to all of the club officers and members who took part in our meetup event and helped make it a success!  

We could probably take 12 of you out this Sunday for the race.  If you are able to commit please shoot me an email at racemedia at  You would need to be at the club by 10:45am.  The race starts at noon, and usually finishes by 2:30pm.  More details to follow.  The race on Sunday is race #6 in the CAM series (IT IS NOT A MEETUP EVENT).  If interested in racing your boat the entry form here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

CAM Series Race #5 Results

One Design - Cal 20
1st place - Kate
2nd place - Lulu
3rd place - Bette Boop

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Meet & Greet Tomorrow!

We're having our first ever meetup event at the club tomorrow!  Come down and meet some locals who want to crew on your boat!  We'll have food and the bar will be open.  Party starts at 3pm, and remember the Cal 20's race at noon!

Come in costume!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

CAM Race #4 Results

1st place - Puddle Jumper - Corsair F-27 - Duane Rynard

1st place - Whirligig - J32 - Jeff Landers

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

CAM Race #3 Results

1st place - Prankster - Olsen 30 -  Frank Ross
2nd place - Mille Onde - C&C 36 - Risa Scott

1st place - Whirligig - J32 - Jeff Landers
2nd place - Willow Wind - Cal 40 -  Duncan Harrison

CAL 20
1st place - Kate - Bob Molberg

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sympathy Condolences for the Richards Family

A note from our Commodore...
By now everyone has heard about the senseless shooting in Seal Beach. I sat at home and watched the news, and was horrified about the tragic crime and how many lives would be impacted by this event.

I had lived in Seal Beach when I first moved to California from Kentucky, but I didn't have any real ties to anyone there. Or so I thought.

Our good friends and wonderful members Cliff and Gayle Richards lost one of their daughter's, Christy Wilson, in the shooting.

My heart goes out to Cliff and Gayle, and to the Wilson Family. There are no words or actions that will make the hurt go away anytime soon. The Richards have been a big part of the Shoreline Yacht Club family for many years, and please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Jack Daniel Smith, Commodore

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 30th - Meet & Greet

We're having a meet & greet after the race on October 30th.  Check out all the details on meetup!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2012 Race Schedule

The 2012 race schedule has been announced!  Check out the calendar for all the details!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

2011 CAM Series Race #2 Results

One Design - Cal 20
1st place - Kate
2nd place - Lulu
3rd place - Bette Boop

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Sunday, October 9th, 2011 - CAM Series Race #2
Cal 20 One Design
No big boats this weekend! 
Come down and race the club's Cal20s.  
Don't forget!  Marina access will be impacted by the LB Marathon!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

CAM Series Race #1 Results

1st place - Prankster - Olsen 30 - Skipper Frank Ross
2nd place - Puddle Jumper - Corsair F-27 - Skipper Duane Rynard
3rd place - Mille Onde - C&C 36 - Skipper Risa Scott

1st place - Summerwine - Catalina 34 - Skipper Jason Hite
2nd place - Willow Wind - Cal 40 - Skipper Duncan Harrison

Thanks to everyone who came down and participated!

Friday, September 30, 2011

IMPORTANT! Parking impacted Sunday October 9th

The second race of the CAM series is 10/9/2011.  It is also the Long Beach Marathon.  On Sunday, October 9th, from 3am until noon vehicle ingress and egress to the LBSM will be prohibited.  Parking is available in the Convention Center lot (by Linden).  Make sure your LBSM parking pass is visible.  You will be permitted to cross the course, via the footbridge near Linden, at any time during the event.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CAM Series starts this weekend!

Even though summer is over, the Carl Anderson Memorial series is getting ready to start!  First race is this Sunday, 10/2/2011.  Check out the calendar for more details and the NOR.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Website and Social Media Launch!

SYC Racing is diving in to social media, with a new Facebook page, and you can follow us on Twitter!  This website is also accessible from your smartphone!  Thanks for coming by to check out the new site!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Racing Rules Seminar

Shoreline Yacht Club is hosting a Racing Rules Seminar on Wednesday, March 16th at 19:00.  This event is free and open to the public.  Jim Mahaffy from SCYA will be presenting the material.

This is a great opportunity to learn the rules from a knowledgeable source or to enhance your understanding of the rules.

Come out and join us. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rites of Spring

Shoreline Yacht Club is excited to be hosting our first PHRF event of 2011!  Rites of Spring is a great way to kick off the sailing season so come join us.  Below is a flyer with information, you can also get more details from the SYC website at

Monday, February 7, 2011

There and Back Avalon Regatta

This past weekend Shoreline Yacht Club hosted the "There and Back Avalon Regatta".  The regatta is a two race series, featuring a race from Long Beach to Avalon on Saturday, February 5th and then a pursuit race from Avalon back to Long Beach on Sunday, February 6th.

Many thanks to the following skippers for their participation:

Paul Margis - Indigo
Chuck Waltman - Silver Fox
Ray Wilson - King's Gambit
Risa Scott/Stephen Ashley - Mille Onde
Rod Goodman - Top Cat
George Merino - Odyssey
Jason Cavallaro - Veloce
Bruce Davis - Blue Goose
Larry Palmer - Platform 9 3/4
Don McCarthy - Rubicon

In a stark contrast to last year when we had strong winds, Saturday's race was run in light winds.  In fact so light that none of the boats finished within the prescribed time limit although at least two fought to the very end to try and get over the line in time.  After a good dinner at Antonio's in Avalon all of the competitors retired to dream of better winds for Sunday's race.

The start of Sunday's race which featured a pursuit start featured good winds in the 10-12 knot range and had all of the competitors thinking that maybe we had a good day of sailing ahead of us.  It was not to be.  After about an hour, the winds dropped to almost nothing and we were even radioed from someone in the hills above Avalon that they could see flat water all the way to Long Beach.  Most of the competitors finally gave up and fired up the engines to hopefully catch part of the Super Bowl back at the Club.  As a final tease from the wind gods, we did get a nice burst of wind about an hour out of Long Beach with gusts hitting 15 knots - too little too late for most of the fleet.

Congratulations to Paul Margis and his crew on "Indigo" for not only sticking it out but winning the race and taking the overall win for the Regatta.  Additional congratulations to Chuck Waltman of "Silver Fox" for single-handing his boat and being the other finisher.

Lastly, I want to thank Ray Wilson for his contribution as the PRO as well as competing on his own boat.  His attention to detail and overall coordination made the event come off great for all concerned.

Next Shoreline event - Rites of Spring, Saturday, March 12th.  NOR, SI's and Entry Forms will be available on the website in the next few days.  

Monday, January 31, 2011

US Sailing Race Management Seminars

If you have ever wanted to learn more about Race Management, here is your chance.  US Sailing is presenting a Race Management Seminar in different locations in the Socal area in the next few weeks.  Below is the flyer with more information and how to register.

Friday, January 28, 2011

SCYA Midwinter Regatta

The SCYA Midwinter Regatta is coming up in about a month.  If you haven't participated in the past this is a great event.  On the weekend of February 19th and 20th, fleets will be racing in almost every venue from Santa Barbara to San Diego.  Yacht clubs up and down the coast will be hosting racing in the numerous fleets from PHRF to Non-spin to One Design classes.

Yon can learn more about the Midwinter Regatta by visiting their website at:

Hope to see you on the water!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

There and Back Avalon Regatta

We are getting excited about our first event of 2011 - the "There and Back Avalon Regatta" on Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th.  We already have twice as many boats signed up than raced in the event last year!