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 TheBorderRun2.org.

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 risakb@aol.com.