Monday, December 24, 2012

Race Awards Photos

Merry Christmas everyone!  If you haven't seen the pictures from the race awards yet, they're up on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


As part of our overall goal of More Boats On The Water, the Race Management Committee has the following seminars scheduled for 2013:

Saturday, January 12th 13:00 to 16:00 – Racing Rules of Sailing
            Effective January 1, 2013 a revised set of Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) will be in effect from US Sailing.  For new racers, come and learn the rules or for those that have been racing awhile come dust off what you know and hear about the latest revisions.

Saturday, March 2nd 13:00 to 16:00 – Basic Race Management
            Race Management is integral to an effective racing program and a whole lot of fun.  As with any new venture, knowing what you are doing makes your commitment of time more enjoyable and valuable. So join us to learn the basics of race management and then get out on a committee boat for a racing event.

Saturday, April 13th 13:00 to 16:00 – Racing Strategy
             Knowing the Racing Rules in critical, but having an effective strategy for racing is equally important if you want to race well and have fun.  Simple questions like: where should I set my boat up for the start will be answered.  In three hours we likely won’t get you ready to race against the Oracle entry in the America’s Cup but you will be better prepared for your next race!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Race Awards

On Sunday, December 2nd at 16:00, 
come out and celebrate another
successful year of SYC Racing!
 Invite all of those who raced with you
and supported you.
We will also be honoring those
who helped PRO and provided RC boats
for us this year!
'Chef Gail Dwyer' will be making her famous Tortellini and Meatball Soup and is asking for sides to share.  We are expecting around 70 hungry sailors (and a few powerboaters... :) 
Come early and cheer on the folks participating in the
CAL 20 FEVER Regatta!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cal 20 Fever Regatta

On Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd, Shoreline will be hosting a regatta for our Cal 20's.  This regatta was inspired by the excitement of the Cal 20 - Taco Tuesday races and the Adult Sailing Classes on the Cal 20's and therefore has been appropriately named - the Cal 20 Fever Regatta.

The format will be three races each day utilizing windward/leeward courses with a leeward gate.  The scoring will be on the Low Point System.  The goal is to have all six of our Cal 20's out on the water both days with different skippers each day.  The scoring will not be cumulative between the days.  Winners will be determined for each day.

Thanks to North Sails for stepping up to be our sponsor and for providing SYC with the prizes.  

To register as a skipper simply click on the link below, choose which day you want to race and give your first and second choice for boat assignment.  

See you on the water!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cal 20 Work Day 11/17

We are going to have a Cal 20 workday on Saturday, November 17th.  The primary focus of the day will be to get the replacement mast and boom on LouLou so she will be ready to race in the Cal 20 Fever Regatta on December 1st and 2nd.  All of the boats have something that needs to be done to them.  We will start at 09:00 and hope to finish by early afternoon.  Water, beer and lunch will be provided.

Please let me know if you can be there so we can organize the work crews by boat.


Stephen Ashley, Chair
Shoreline Yacht Club
Race Management Committee

Friday, November 9, 2012

Great turnout last weekend

Thanks to all the skippers and crew that came out and raced last weekend!  We had nine boats dueling it out in the light air.  Congrats to Jeff Landers on Whirligig and Stephen Ashley on Mille Onde for taking first place in non-spin and spin respectively.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Turkey Trot Regatta

Registration is open for the Turkey Trot Regatta which will be held on Sunday, November 18th.  Get your crew and yacht together for the final PHRF event of 2012 for Shoreline Yacht Club.  You can get the documents and register online under the PHRF Race tab.

See you on the water!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10/7 CAM Series CAL 20 Race Photos

Thanks to Duane Rhynard we got some great photos of the race last weekend.  If you haven't seen them on Facebook yet you should check them out, be sure to like Shoreline Yacht Club Racing while you're at it.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Carl Anderson Memorial (CAM) Series

This Sunday is the first race in the CAM Series for the Spin and Non-spin Classes.  As we did last year, we will be hosting Spin, Non-spin and Cal 20 Classes on different Sundays, so check the schedule to make sure what classes are racing that day.

The Notice of Race (NOR) is available on line under the Club Race Tab as well as the link to the electronic registration form.

See you on the water.

Charity Regatta

On Sunday, September 23rd, Shoreline Yacht Club hosted the Cruising Classes for the Charity Regatta, benefiting the Children's Clinic of Long Beach.  We had 5 boats race in the Cruising A Class and 4 of the SYC Cal 20 fleet race in the Cruising B Class.

Although there was some concern prior to the start that the winds were going to fill in enough to actually get the boats started and racing, those concerns were unnecessary as the fleet had good winds and made it around the courses in good time.  One small issue did surface,  Mark 36 which was supposed to be the first mark on the course for both classes was missing.  Sailors being the resourceful bunch that they are, they simply rerouted themselves to Mark 30 and kept on going.  Apologizes from the Race Committee for the confusion.

Congratulations to Mark and Helen Thompson and their crew aboard On Eagles Wings for taking the win in Cruising Class A and Bob Moberg and his crew aboard Kate for taking the win in Cruising Class B.  Full results are posted under the PHRF Tab.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Long Beach to Dana Point Race Shirts and Caps

We have a limited quantity of shirts and caps still available from this year's Long Beach to Dana Point Race.  The shirts come in either a cotton tee (gray with graphics) or a dri-fit (white with graphics) in both short and long sleeves.  We have had several inquires about 2XL shirts and if we can get enough interest, we can reorder to add this size.

Long Sleeve Tee Shirt Front
Long Sleeve Tee Shirt Back

Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt Back
Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt Front

Charity Regatta

On Sunday, September 23rd, Shoreline Yacht Club along with many of the other Clubs in Long Beach will be hosting one of the classes for the Charity Regatta benefiting The Children's Clinic.  SYC is hosting the Crusing Class.  The race documents (Notice of Regatta, Sailing Instructions) can be found under the PHRF Race tab as well as the Online Registration link.

Even if you are not a hard-core racer, get your boat out, support a great cause and have some fun.

See you on the water

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Long Beach to Dana Point Race Results

On Saturday, September 1st, the 29th annual Long Beach to Dana Point Race was held by Shoreline Yacht Club, Dana West Yacht Club and Dana Point Yacht Club.  We had 48 yachts register, 46 hit the start line and all that started finished.

Congratulations to the all the class winners, complete results can be seen under the PHRF tab on this site.  Special congratulations go out to the following:

John Risvold on Maiden - PHRF Fleet
Aaron Krugman on Aquavit - Nonspin Fleet
Lisa Doliva on Izablue - All Woman Crew 
Bill King on Island Star - Doublehanded Crew  

Starting a race before noon in Long Beach can be a challenging proposal but we got lucky with the winds filling in to give all of the classes a good run at the start line.  The winds continued to fill all afternoon as the racers made their way down one of the two courses that would see all of them to Dana Point.

Dana Point Yacht Club hosted a great post race party with live music and good and drink to satisfy all of the racers after a full day of sailing.

Thanks to all that worked on and competed in this great event.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Racer's Breakfast

Racer's breakfast will be served tomorrow starting at 8am and costs $7/per person.

Good luck to everyone who entered!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Taco Tuesday Results

The race was almost cancelled due to lack of wind, but four boats toughed it out for the second to last Taco Tuesday Cal 20 race of the season.  With less than a quarter of a mile to finish, the entire fleet pretty much reversed itself.   Congrats to Bob Moberg who took first place!

There will be no Taco Tuesday race next week (the Tuesday following Labor Day), the final race is scheduled for Tuesday 9/11.  Don't miss it!

Results and Series Standings are available in the One Design Tab!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Have you signed up for the Labor Day race yet?

Time is running out!  The deadline for early registration is coming up this weekend!  Register by Sunday, August 26th, and you save $10!

There are over 40 boats entered already!  Don't miss out on our biggest race of the year!

Online registration is on the PHRF Race tab!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Taco Tuesday Results

We got a break from the Pacific high and had some great wind at the start, and a great turnout of both skippers and crew.  Each week the boats are looking better and better, thanks to the owners and members who are taking the time to work on them.   Results will be posted soon to the One Design Page, but here's how we ended up.

1st - Mike Schacter w/ Ethan Reed
2nd - Jason Hite w/ Don
3rd - Warren Wolfe w/ Dan Paracchini
4th - Bob Moberg w/ Laurie Little

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dog Days of Summer Results

Last Sunday we had a light turnout for the Dog Days of Summer Race, but luckily the wind showed up and we had a great race.

Thank you to all of our members who participated, and Jeff Dwyer on Race Committee.

Congratulations to the following winners in their respective classes:

First - Dan Dykema on Maeva

First - Jason Hite on Summerwine
Second - Jeff Landers on Whirligig
Third - Keith Seagull on Sea Star

Monday, August 13, 2012

Franklin D. Ross Memorial Platform to Queen Mary Race

On Saturday, August 11th, Shoreline hosted the Franklin D. Ross Memorial Platform to Queen Mary Race for singlehanded and doublehanded sailors.  For the people on the race committee and the rest of the population, it was a beautiful day but the competitors would have hoped for a bit more wind.

Nineteen (19) boats registered and seventeen (17) made the start line - the other two being sidelined by some of the normal mechanical issues that can plaque boats.  The light winds claimed five more competitors from the non-spinnaker fleet leaving twelve boats to finish the race.

Congratulations to the following winners in their respective classes:

SInglehanded Spinnaker:
First - Rod Percival on Rubicon III
Second - Heinz Butner on Raptor

Doublehanded Spinnaker:
First - Taylor Grant on eXigent
Second - Mark Spector on Jokers Wild

Doublehanded Non-spinnaker:
First - Henry Dokonal on Grace
Second - Jeff Landers on Whirligig
Third - John Pettit on Challenge

To honor Frank Ross, a long time member and singlehanded racer, the Pacific Singlehanded Sailors Association (PSSA) created a perpetual trophy in Frank's name for the overall winner.  Congratulations to Taylor Grant on eXigent for taking this honor with an elapsed time of 5 hours, 6 minutes and 6 seconds giving him a corrected time of 4 hours, 41 minutes and 15 seconds.

Complete results are under the PHRF Race tab.

Final thanks to the race committee of Steve Falberg, Steve Cooper, Dee Ross, John Sears and Mark Holmes

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Franklin D. Ross Memorial Platform to Queen Mary Race

On Saturday, August 11th, Shoreline Yacht Club and the Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association will be hosting the annual Platform to Queen Mary Race for singlehanded and doublehanded sailors.  Although this race has been in existence for many years, it has been renamed the Franklin D. Ross Memorial Platform to Queen Mary Race in honor of our dear friend, Frank Ross who passed over the bar earlier this year. 

Frank was an avid singlehanded sailor who competed in almost every singlehanded sailing event that there is.  But as important to Frank was his love and support of the sport of yacht racing in any form. 

Come out and join us for the race or join us in the Bar at SYC on Saturday evening to celebrate the latest group of racers who go out by themselves or at most with one other person to compete.

The Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions are posted on this website under the PHRF Race Tab.  An entry form is the last page of both documents.

See you on the water!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cal 20 - Taco Tuesday Series 2 Recap

On Tuesday, July 17 the fifth and final race of the Second Series of the Cal 20 - Taco Tuesday races was held.  The winds were great and the three skippers and crews that came out had a great time sailing on the longest course, a total of 4.0 nautical miles. 

Congratulations to skipper, Mike Schachter along with his crew of Jeff Landers and Dan Paracchini on Kate.  In second was skipper, Debbie Kraemer along with her crew of Duncan Harrison and Lesley MacDonald on RisQue.  In third was skipper, Ray Wilson along with his crew of Margaret Brewer and George Merino on Salty Lady.

Also congratulations go out to Mike Schachter on taking the overall series win for the Second Series.

Complete results for all of the races and the series are available under the One Design Race tab.

The next series starts on Tuesday, July 31st and runs 5 races.

See you on the water!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays

Congratulations to Skipper, Debbie Kraemer and her crew, Duncan Harrison for taking the fourth race in the second series of the Cal 20 - Taco Tuesday races.  For complete results for this race and the overall standings for the series, see the One Design Race tab.

Come out and join us for racing on Tuesday nights.  If you want to crew on a boat, be at the skipper's meeting at 17:15 on X dock or even better come on down after 16:30 and help the skippers rig the boats for racing.

See you on the water!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Border Run 2 Recap

Border Run2 in the Summer
PRESS RELEASE – July 1st 2012 - After four very successful editions of the Border Run International Sailboat Race, organizers got itchy to put on another event while the sun was warm. So a couple of months ago they got to the task of putting together a sister event they dubbed The Border Run2. The idea was founded upon the same principles and tenets that have made the The Border Run1 the most attended race in Southern California – inclusion, course flexibility, various opportunities to trophy and lots of parties.

“We saw an opening in the calendar around the Fourth of July holiday and thought – we should promote a race in there for people who want to get some sailing in during that window,” said co-founder Bob Long. “A nice trek down the coast in a summer breeze is not a bad way to spend a weekend.”

Long and his partners were also pleased to start the race from the shores of Long Beach where there is often a decent amount of breeze. With very little promotion they were able to sign up 73 boats who had a choice of four different courses.  Smaller boats could choose to sail to Newport or Dana Point while the others could pick from two different routes to a San Diego finish.

“When asked to be the Organizing Authority for the event we jumped at the opportunity” said Warren Wolfe of Shoreline Yacht Club of Long Beach.  “73 entries for the first year with 2 months notice shows the potential of this race. Next year, with it being on the 2013 calendar, we hope to make this the event a summertime tradition that sailors will not want to miss”.

The event had a great turnout of all kinds of boats ranging from Multihulls, PHRF monohulls, Cruisers, Dinghy’s, Beach Cats, Kiteboards and even a Hobie Mirage Sailing Kayak.

“It was great to see a little Hobie Mirage [essentially a kayak with pedals and a small suit of sails] go for it and sail the 31 mile course down to Dana Point,” said co-founder Randy Reynolds. “That’s what it’s all about for us – getting all kinds of different people and boats out on the water.”

Reynolds and Long confess that this inaugural edition of the race was something of an experiment to see if a sailboat race could in any way compete with the holiday. And now, with the experience behind them, they believe that this race can be a tradition for the many racers who want to make the most of the summer weather.

“We were actually encouraged by the turnout,” Reynolds said. “Now we have something to build on and we’ve already started formulating what we’ll be doing next year. There have been some really interesting ideas kicking around about how to make it a race that blends with the holiday – sort of a family event and competitive race, all in one.”

The Newport Course saw Hydrogen II sailed by John Sangmeister of Gladstone's set the elapsed time record.  The San Diego course elapsed time record was set by Chris Slagerman’s Go Cart.  And the Dana Point elapsed time winner was Elixer, a speedy PHRF boat rating –30.

“It was a great race and a great time at Dana Point YC” said Dan Hodge of DPYC.  “It was especially exciting as everyone cheered for the Hobie Mirage as it crossed the finish line, an accomplishment skipper David Stivers can be proud of.”

The 2012 Border Run2 is organized by XS Sailing, Shoreline Yacht Club of Long Beach (the organizing authority) and Dana Point Yacht Club; sponsored by West Marine, Gladstone’s Long Beach, Ullman Sails and outfitted by Pirates Lair.

For full results and photos of the weekends events go to

Monday, July 2, 2012

Border Run 2

This past weekend saw a flotilla of boats hit the start lines in Long Beach and head to either Newport Beach, Dana Point or San Diego.  The fleets saw good winds for most of the trip (unlike the spring version of Border Run or Newport to Ensenada) and the times registered by almost every boat in the race were very good.

Congratulations to the following Shoreline boats and skippers for taking first place honors:

Star Chaser (Depner) - XS-Mono Class (Newport Beach Course)
Star Chaser (Depner) - Triple-handed Class (Newport Beach Course)
Iko Iko (Carlson) - ORCA Class (Newport Beach Course)
Britannia II (Cavallaro) - Cruz Class (Dana Point Course)
Britannia II (Cavallaro) - Triple-handed Class (Dana Point Course)

In addition, the following Shoreline boats and skippers competed:

Hassle (Malmberg) - San Diego Course
X-Pletive (Paracchini) - Dana Point Course
Sea Star (Seagull) - Dana Point Course
Makana Kai (Norton) - Newport Beach Course

Results for all of the courses are posted under the PHRF tab.

Cal 20 Classes

Want to be a Cal 20 Sailor?

Due to renewed interest in Cal 20 sailing, JSORP will be offering Adult Sailing classes for anyone wishing to learn or improve their sailing skills aboard our SYC Cal 20 fleet.

There will be two sessions offered in July with 6 hours of 'on-the-water' instruction. Students will be paired up with other students of similar skill levels so that they can learn in a comfortable setting with a knowledgeable SYC skipper. Novice sailors will learn terminology, rigging, safety protocols, points of sail, sail trim and basic racing instruction and advanced sailors will get racing strategy, tactics and more technical instruction.

Cost per session is $60 for Members and $100 for non-members (includes $40 Race Membership for 6 months).  Classes are somewhat flexible if you can't make all three classes on a particular night per session (ie. may take 2 Thursdays and 1 Monday if better able to fit schedule).

Session I: Monday nights 6-8 pm (July 9, 16, 23) 
Session II: Thursday nights 6-8 pm (July 12, 19, 26)

Limited class size, SIGN UP  NOW or get additional info by contacting Risa Scott at (714) 293-8165 or emailing her at

Monday, June 18, 2012

Junior Sailing Weekend

Up to 75% off at West Marine in North Fort Lauderdale
Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, Seal Beach and Shoreline Yacht Clubs & West Marine Invite You And Your Family To Gear Up For Summer Sailing!
The Weekend Of Fun Includes:
  • Discounts & Raffle Prizes
  • Barbecue & Special Guests
All Proceeds go to benefit local junior sailing programs.
Event located at West Marine Long Beach: June 23rd & 24th from 10am - 3pm.
While you're there, take 15% Off Sailboat Hardware, Tech Apparel & Safety Items* by printing the coupon below and giving it to your cashier. 

Start Your Heart Out Regatta

Congratulations to Risa Scott and her crew on Mille Onde  for taking the overall in the PHRF class in the Start Your Heart Out Regatta and to Luke Sayer and his crew on Sea Q for taking the overall in the Non-spin class. The results from each race as well as the overall can be seen on the PHRF Race tab.

This annual regatta features a series of 5 short races targeted to give crews the chance to practice the all important start for a race.  The winds were gusting ranging from 8 to 16 knots making the race committee's work more challenging and making each of the five races very different.

Thanks to all who participated.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Series

Sunday is the first race in the Shoreline Summer Series, a club race for SYC members.  The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now posted under the Club Race tab.

See you on the water!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Queen Mary Regatta - Cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, it is with deep regret we announce the cancellation of the Queen Mary Regatta which was to be held on Saturday, July 7th.  This race has been held for the past 21 years, annually racing from the start in Redondo Beach and finishing off the stern of the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

We apologize if this cancellation leaves a hole in your racing calendar.  We are working to resolve the problems that plagued this year's race and hopefully will be able to host this event in 2013.


A note from Anita Cole at PHRF of Southern California

In order to encourage our members to get out and race this year PHRF Southern California would like to offer a FREE 2013 membership to any current member who will send us proof that they have participated in 7 PHRF regattas this year.

For more details contact Anita Cole.

For a list of SYC's PHRF Races, click on the PHRF tab up at the top of the page!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Border Run 2 Sailing Instructions Posted

The Sailing Instructions for Border Run 2 have been posted.  They can be read and/or downloaded under the PHRF tab on this site.

You can enter the race via the Border Run 2 website at and then click on the Border Run 2 tab.

See you on the water!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays Series 2

This Tuesday, June 5th, we will be starting the second series in our Cal 20 - Taco Tuedays regatta.  Due to the overwhelming demand, and to make sure we can get the boats out to the start line in time, we are moving the skippers' meeting to 17:15 on X dock next to Slip X-2

See you there

Border Run 2 Early Registration Extended

The early registration period for Border Run 2 has been extended until Sunday, June 10th.  You can go to to register.

Sign up today and we will see you on the water!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays Series One

With last evenings fourth race, the first series in the Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays is complete.  As heard from all of the competitors, it was an interesting race, complete with five lead changes, wind shifts too numerous to count, and a final lead change coming within sight of the finish line.  Congratulations to Duane Rhynard who skippered RisQue to the win with his wife Cheri doing the hard work of helming the boat through the constantly changing wind conditions. 

See the complete results for Race 4 here.

Also close was the overall for Series 1.  Risa Scott came into the fourth race trailing by 3 points but her win (actually skippered by Duane Rhynard as Risa was out of town) gave her enough points to take the overall win.

See the complete Series Results here

Friday, May 25, 2012

Border Run2 Early Registration

There is only one more week for the early registration for Border Run 2!  Early registration does two things; for you the skipper it saves you money (never a bad thing) and for the organizers it gives us a good count of the entries so we can plan exciting events.

Don't wait and miss the chance.  Go to to sign up today.