Sunday, December 29, 2013

There and Back Avalon Regatta

SYC's first race of the 2014 season is the There and Back Avalon Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, February 8th and 9th.  The Notice of Race and Electronic Registration are now posted under the Club Race Tab.

See you on the water.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cal 20 Fever Fall Regatta

The Cal 20 Fever Fall Regatta is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24.  The Notice of Regatta (NOR) and the Electronic Entry form are posted under the Cal 20 Fleet Tab.

See you on the water.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Turkey Trot Regatta 11/17/2013

The Turkey Trot Regetta is coming up!  Check out the PHRF Racing tab for the NOR and Online Registration!

Friday, October 11, 2013

CAM Series Sunday, October 13th

Due to traffic and parking issues related to the Long Beach Marathon, the CAM Series race scheduled for this Sunday is cancelled.

See you next Sunday

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Carl Anderson Memorial (CAM) Series Starts Sunday

The CAM Series starts this Sunday (September 29th) and runs for the next seven Sundays.  There will be fleets for spinnaker boats, non-spinnaker boats and Cal 20's.  Check the schedule as not all classes will be competing every week.  There will be five races for each fleet and a skipper must compete in three of the races for that fleet to qualify for the overall.  The overall series results will be based on the best four scores for a skipper. The documents (NOR and SI) are posted under the Club Race Tab.  Electronic Registration is open in the same spot.

This Sunday the spinnaker and non-spinnaker fleets will be competing.

See you on the water.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Charity Regatta Cruising Class

The 27th annual Yacht Clubs of Long Beach Charity Regatta benefiting The Children's Clinic of Long Beach is September 22, 2013.

Shoreline Yacht Club is hosting the cruising class.  We are looking for boats that don't normally race to come out and have a little fun and 100% of the proceeds go to a good cause.  We've got an easy course laid out, and some big cruising boats that have already signed up to race!  If you know anybody who hasn't gotten their boat out of the slip in a while, this is a great opportunity for them! You don't have to be a member of a yacht club or have a PHRF certificate to participate!   All the racing docs are online, including electronic entry and a crew wanted/crew needed list signup sheet.  Check it out on the PHRF tab.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Cal 20 Fever

This past weekend saw Cal 20 Fever hit Shoreline Yacht Club in a big way.  Two fleets raced: Fleet A competed in three races Saturday dominated by heavy fog and the competitors trying to find the marks and the finish line and Fleet B on Sunday dominated by heavier wind.

Congratulations to the Fleet Winners:

Fleet A (Saturday )- Mike Schachter
Fleet B (Sunday) - Warren Wolfe

Complete results will be posted under the Cal 20 Fleet tab as soon as possible.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Long Beach to Dana Point Class Breaks

The final class breaks for the Long Beach to Dana Point Race are posted under the PHRF tab.

See you on the water!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Reciprocal Slip Agreement Form Now Online!

We now have the Reciprocal Slip Agreement Form online.  You will normally find it towards the top of the PHRF Races tab.  If you do not have your slip lined up for this weekends big race, be sure to get your paperwork in ASAP!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Long Beach to Dana Point

On Saturday, August 31st, SYC will host the 30th annual Long Beach to Dana Point Race in conjunction with our partners Dana Point Yacht Club and Dana West Yacht Club.  For the past several years we have had 50 – 70 boats participate in one of the fleets as they race down the coast (hopefully keeping it to port) to Dana Point and the hospitality of DPYC and DWYC.  

Come out Friday night and visit with the sailors that have brought their boats into Shoreline from other areas for the race.  On Saturday morning, Joanie Asher and her tireless crew of volunteers have a great send-off breakfast planned for the racers and anyone else that wants to come out and enjoy the food.

Dana West Yacht Club has a great after race party planned for Saturday night.  The awards presentation will be at Dana Point Yacht Club on Sunday at noon.  Come out and have a Bloody Mary to start the day and stay for the awards.

My thanks to the many volunteers that it takes to make an event like this work – as always, SYC, DPYC and DWYC members step up when needed!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Long Beach Harbor Series - Dog Days of Summer Pictures

If you are looking for pictures from the start of the Long Beach Harbor Series Dog Days of Summer Race, you can find them online here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pinata Regatta (aka Taco Tuesday Series Three)

Congratulations to Mike Schachter and his crew of Jahleel Knox for taking the win in the third race of the Pinata Regatta, on Tuesday, August 20th.

Complete results can be seen under the Cal 20 Fleet tab.

Although several of the series skippers were not able to participate last night, the overall series is still up for grabs with four skippers within striking range going into next week's last race of the series.

The current standings in the overall results can be seen under the Cal 20 Fleet tab.

Dog Days of Summer

On Saturday, August 17th, Shoreline Yacht Club hosted the Dog Days of Summer, the second race in the Summer Series as part of the Long Beach Harbor Series.

Congratulations to the class winners:
PHRF A - Don Hubbard and Tom Valich on Dos Amigos Dos
PHRF B - Larry Rizzo on Calibreeze
Non-spin - Geoffrey Vanden Heuvel on Whoosh

Complete Results can be seen under the PHRF tab.

The next race in the series is Saturday, September 21st, the All Hands Race hosted by Navy Yacht Club of Long Beach.

See you on the water.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Franklin D. Ross Memorial Platform to Queen Mary Regatta

This Saturday, Shoreline will be hosting the Franklin D. Ross Memorial Platform to Queen Mary Regatta for single and double handed sailors.  There is still time to sign up for the race.  There are classes for single-handed spin, single-handed non-spin, double-handed spin and double-handed non-spin.

Many thanks to Warren Wolfe for being the Principal Race Officer (PRO) for this event.  Without the work that the volunteers on Race Committee do, it would not be possible for the racers to get out and participate.

See you on the water.

Cal 20 Taco Tuesday Series Three - The Pinata Regatta

The first race of the Cal 20 Taco Tuesdays Series Three kicked off to the usual pattern of light shifty winds at the start getting lighter but all of the competitors managed to get around the course in decent time.

Congratulations to Owen Provence for taking the win and scoring herself the much sought after prize of a pinata!

The racing continues next Tuesday - come out and enjoy the fun.

See you on the water!

Cal 20 Taco Tuesdays Series Two

On Tuesday, July 23rd, we had the fourth and final race of the Second Series of the Cal 20 Taco Tuesdays.

Congratulations to Ethan Reed for taking first in the fourth race giving him the overall win in the Second Series.

The Third Series starts on August 6th and runs for four consecutive Tuesdays.

See you on the water

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Burger Bash Friday 7/5

Burger Bash for the Aloha class boats, come party with the skipper and crew of Shorelines own StumppyJ on Friday July 5th, 6pm

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Start Your Heart Out Regatta

On Saturday, June 15th, SYC hosted the Start Your Heart Out Regatta.  This particular regatta features five short races featuring the opportunity to practice the all important start for a race.

Congratulations to the following class winners:

Spinnaker -  Mark Hinrichs on Strategem
Non-spinnaker - Ross Hendricks on Windhaven
Cal 20 - Warren Wolfe on Salty Lady

The overall results plus the individual race results are posted under the PHRF tab.

Thanks to Dave Zoratti who was PRO for this event,  to Chris Guiliana who offered by his boat "Bonnie Blue" as committee boat and worked Race Committee and to Jeff and Cathy Landers who set the windward mark from the skiff.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cal 20 Taco Tuesday Series One

Last night was the fourth and final race of Series One of the Cal 20 Taco Tuesdays.  After three weeks of good wind, the normal light and getting lighter pattern returned and the racers endured a short course that took over an hour to complete - but all five of the starters hung in and finished the race.

Results for Race Four:

1. Mike Schachter and Lesley MacDonald on Salty Lady
2. Dave Zoratti and Debbie Kraemer on Britt Brat
3. Ethan Reed and Brent Larson on Kate
4. Jason Cavallaro and Vicky Hite on Lou Lou
5. Jason Hite and Richard Larson on RisQue

Overall Results for Series One

1.  Mike Schachter
2.  Ethan Reed
3.  Jason Hite
4.  Dave Zoratti
5.  Jason Cavallaro

Complete results can be seen under the Cal 20 Tab

We are taking a week off before starting Series Two,  first race will be Tuesday, June 25th.

See you on the water!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Series

The SYC Summer Series will kick off this Sunday, June 16th.  The race documents and the link for electronic registration are under the Club Race tab.  We will be having fleets for spinnaker, non-spinnaker and Cal 20's this year.

Thanks to Ethan Reed for stepping up and agreeing to oversee the Series.

See you on the water.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cal 20 - Taco Tuesday Race Three

With another night of good wind the Cal 20 fleet headed out to the start of racing in approximately 10 knots of wind.  As usual, the wind started to abate as the race continued but all of the competitors got around the 4.3 NM course in slightly less than an hour.

1 - Mike Schachter on RisQue with Debbie Kraemer
2 - Jason Cavallaro on Britt Brat with Jeff Landers
3 - Ethan Reed on Lou Lou with Richard Larson
4 - Jason Hite on Kate with Vicky Hite
5 - Dave Zoratti on Salty Lady with Bob Moberg

Complete results for this race and the overall series standings can be seen under the Cal 20 tab.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Start Your Heart Out Regatta

Need to polish up your starts?  Then join Shoreline Yacht Club for its Start Your Heart Out Regatta on Saturday, June 15th for the chance to practice your starts up to five times.

The Notice of Race is posted and the Electronic Registration is open.  Both are available under the PHRF tab.

See you on the water.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays Race One

The first race of 2013 in the Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays series is in the books.  As a fitting kick-off the competitors faced 12+ knot winds at the start which held most of the race.

Congratulations to Mike Schachter on Kate for taking the win with his crew of Richard Larson and Brett Allred.

The rest of the fleet followed as shown below:

Jason Hite on Brit Bratt with Risa Scott
Dave Zoratti on Bette Boop with Debbie Kraemer and Owen Provence
Jason Cavallaro on RisQue with Lesley MacDonald
Ethan Reed on Salty Lady with Judy Fusco and George Merino
Dan Paracchini on Lou Lou with Vicki Hite and Bob Moberg

A big thank you to Kathy Landers for her creativity in the production of the awards.  As always she produced an unusual and interesting design that any sailor would love to have in their trophy case!

Lastly thanks to John Sears for joining me on Race Committee.  Racing is about the sailors that get out and pound around the course but without the RC that functions in the background, it wouldn't be possible.

Stephen Ashley
Chairman, Race Management Committee

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays

The first series in the Cal 20 - Taco Tuesdays will be contested on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 14th
Tuesday, May 21st
Tuesday, June 4th
Tuesday, June 11th

On Tuesday, May 7th, SYC will be hosting a one-design racing seminar presented by Eric Doyle of North Sails beginning at 18:00 in the Education Room.  Come out and hear Eric's thoughts on racing the Cal 20's and get his answers to your burning questions.

The Notice of Race and Electronic Entry Form are now on line.  Look behind the Cal 20 Fleet Tab!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Newport to Ensenada 2013

On Friday, April 26th, eight boats from Shoreline Yacht Club joined approximately 200 additional boats from other clubs to make the annual race from Newport Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico.

Congratulations to Owen Provence and her all female crew on Moonlight Lady for taking fourth in the Cruz - Gen B Class - great job in bringing home the hardware for SYC, especially in your first N2E race! You have set a pretty high bar for 2014.

In addition to Owen and her crew, Shoreline was well represented by:

Dennis Ponsor on Airwaves (PHRF B Class)
Ed Stumpp on StumpyJ (PHRF D Class)
Paul Margis on Indigo (PHRF A Class)
Stephen Ashley on Mille Onde (PHRF E Class)
Bruce Davis on Blue Goose (Cruz Non-spin Class)
Dan Paracchini on X-Pletive (PHRF B Class)
Larry Malmberg on Hassle (PHRF D Class)

Congratulations to Dennis Ponsor and his crew on Airwaves for having the fastest corrected time for a Shoreline boat.  Look for his name on the perpetual trophy that sits above the fireplace in the SYC Burgee Bar.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Fool's Race Recap

On Saturday, April 6th, SYC hosted the April Fool's Race, which saw 11 boats come out and compete.

Congratulations to Don Weimer on Bilbo Baggins for taking the win in the PHRF class and Ross Hendricks on Windhaven for taking the win in the Non-spin class.  Complete results can be seen under the PHRF tab.

Thanks also go out to the Race Committee for this event, Ethan Reed (PRO), Mike Schachter (Committee Boat), Owen Provence, Jeff Dwyer and John Sears.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Race Management Seminar

The Race Management Seminar that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 30th from 13:00 to 16:00 has been postponed due to a number of conflicts.  We will be rescheduling this seminar in May, watch this website for more information.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Commodore's Challenge

To cap a very successful Opening Day for Shoreline Yacht Club, we hosted the Commodore's Challenge on Sunday, March 24th.  Although the list of entries was shorter than hoped for, all the competitors had a good day on the water.

Thanks to the Race Committee:  Ethan Reed - PRO, Ed and MaryJo Farrell - Committee Boat Hosts, Bruce Davis, Patty Conklin, Brian Mansur, and the skiff crew of Jeff Landers, Fred Hesse, Tom Lorenz and Steve Falberg.

Congratulations to Jean Kulla and Ted Koelsch for taking the win on Sea Gypsy.

April Fool's Race

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rites of Spring Results

On Saturday, March 9th SYC hosted the Rites of Spring Race as the first race in the Long Beach Harbor Series.  See the LBHS website for the full schedule of the series (

Congratulations to the following class winners:

PHRF A - Bob Hubbard on Dos Amigos Dos
PHRF B - Bill Barham on Latitude
Non-Spin - Ross Hendricks on Windhaven
Cal 20 - Risa Scott on RisQue

Thanks to all the racers and their crews for coming out and participating.  The weather was sunny and the winds were steady for the most part - all in all a great day. Complete results are posted under the PHRF tab.

Also thanks go out to the Race Committee, Jeff Dwyer (PRO), Tari Soderling, Lesley MacDonald, John Sears and to Brian and Susan Adam for the use of their boat Dos Huevos as committee boat.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Border Run

Rites of Spring

On Saturday, March 9th, Shoreline Yacht Club will be hosting the Rites of Spring Race.  This is the first race in the Long Beach Harbor Series, which SYC is happy to be re-joining this year after a two year hiatus.

The Notice of Race (NOR) is posted under the PHRF tab.  Included in the NOR is the entry form.  You can chose to enter both series, Spring Series of 4 races and Summer Series of 4 races, either series individually or a single race.

Thanks to Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club, Navy Yacht Club of Long Beach and United States Power Squadron District 13 for welcoming SYC back into the LBHS!

North Sails has announced sponsorship of the Series to include the awards to be given to the daily winners of the individual races as well as the winners of both series.  Thank you to North for their support.

It is going to be a good year for the Series.

Monday, February 11, 2013

There and Back Avalon Regatta Participants

Thanks to all that participated in the 2013 There and Back Avalon Regatta this past weekend.  On Saturday we all had to endure a painfully slow start and finish but the run across in 10-12 knots of wind made up for all of the foundering around!

The dinner and awards at Antonio's Pizzeria was fun, the beer was cold and the food was good.  Maybe next year they can get our reservations right???

The race home on Sunday was again started under light conditions which continued well into the afternoon.  For the three boats that continued to race the winds finally filled in around 16:00 or so and they had a real race to Queen's Gate.  Mille Onde carried the lead until the last mile or so when Indigo, who had just recently passed Puddle Jumper, came sliding by and to the victory.  For those who disparage the PHRF ratings, for three boats so dissimilar to have finished a race from Avalon to Long Beach within 15 minutes of each other speaks volumes.

Congratulations to the following winners:
Outbound Race - Puddle Jumper - Spin and Willow Wind - Non-spin
Inbound Race - Indigo - Spin
Overall Series - Puddle Jumper - Spin and Willow Wind - Non-spin

All of the results are posted under the Club Race tab.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Good luck Avalon racers!

Updated forecast from this morning from PredictWind. Good luck to everybody racing today. Remember Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing "The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is the skipper's alone."

Friday, February 8, 2013

Avalon Regatta This Weekend!

Don't forget, Avalon Regatta is this weekend, Skippers meeting is today at 18:30. This is the current wind forecast for the Catalina Channel, brought to you by SYC Racing and PredictWind.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gary Jobson

Free NOAA Charts

You can now download free charts from NOAA which you can print yourself.  Just click on the link below to get the catalog of charts available.

These charts are at a reduced scale and do not comply with requirements for commercial vessels but can be beneficial on recreational use. Use with caution. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Race Crew Request

If you are interested in crewing on a race boat owned or skippered by a member of Shoreline Yacht Club fill out the Race Crew Request form (see link below).  The purpose of the form is to gather some basic information about you, your sailing and/or racing experience and your availability.  We will then get your information to the various skippers who might be looking for crew on different races.

Race Crew Request Form

Racing Rules Seminar Encore