Forecast Update: “Decidedly Unpleasant”

November 30, 2011Club News, Corinthians

An update on the wind forecast from Latitude ’38: “The 24-hour surface forecast looks decidedly unpleasant off the central coast. If it’s been awhile since you’ve checked on your boat’s mooring lines, your lunch break would be an excellent time to do it. The National Weather Service has issued high wind advisories along the central … Read More

Sailing Anyone?

November 30, 2011Club News, Corinthians

Strong north winds will blow over the Bay Area starting with Wednesday’s morning commute By Joe Rodriguez – San Jose Mercury News | Posted: 11/30/2011 01:30:02 AM PST A strong north wind will swoop over the Bay Area during Wednesday morning’s commute, packing enough force to freak out SUV and big-rig drivers on bridges and mountain … Read More

We’re Kind Of A Big Deal

November 25, 2011Corinthians

“I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal…People know me…I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” Sailing News posted a nice little write up about our first Winter Laser Races last week on 11/14 and the International Laser Class Association site linked to … Read More

El Toro Turkey Regatta 11/20/11

November 23, 2011El Toro, Juniors

     The team was challenged by an approaching weather system this weekend. The coaching staff was analyzing the weather on the hour and forecasted for improvement as the day progressed. Parents were a little skeptical at first, but the Hot Chocolate, covered pavilion, Quiz 1 and a weather chalk talk provided adequate time for … Read More

Advanced Program Laser Practice- 11/20/11

November 23, 2011Juniors, Lasers

A lumpy day with big swells and light winds. It must have been just a little exciting sailing out through the harbor mouth at nearly low tide with the swells creating a bumpy ride. The weather forecast was pretty good. At 11:00 it was raining hard when Red Ruby was launched but by 1:00 the … Read More

Board Minutes

November 22, 2011Corinthians

Board minutes from our monthly meetings are available here. You do not have to be on the board to help contribute to the direction of the Corinthian program.  We would love to see more of you at the monthly meetings and hear your ideas and feedback on our initiatives.  The board meetings are held on the … Read More

Crab Feed

November 19, 2011Corinthians

The Corinthians are hosting another Crab Feed fundraising event! Just because its Thanksgiving weekend doesn’t mean you have to commit to turkey.  Its California after all.  Show those out of town relatives how we do things in Santa Cruz! Saturday, November 26 @ 5:30pm Crab, Salad, Garlic Bread and Dessert $20 per person Reservations a … Read More

Crab Season Is A Go

November 16, 2011Club News, Corinthians

Crab season opened on Tuesday, November 15th.  You know what that means, lots of tasty crab for the Corinthian Crab Feeds!   To catch a crab: Commercial Dungeness crab season kicks off By MEGHAN D. ROSEN – Santa Cruz Sentinel Posted: 11/14/2011 04:59:26 PM PST SANTA CRUZ – Anglers plunged thousands of crab pots into … Read More

Second Sunday Winter Laser Race

November 14, 2011Club News, Corinthians

Sunday was the first of the Second Sunday Winter Laser Races.  It was a fantastic day, with twelve entrants and perfect conditions.  The sun was out and winds were a steady seven knots. After seven races Pat Diola came in first out of five boats in the Laser division and Christine Neville came in first out of … Read More

El Toro advanced clinic- 11/13/11

November 14, 2011El Toro, Juniors

With unseasonably warm weather for November, four members of the advanced El Toro fleet took to the water under the coaching of Mackenzie for some practice on race starts.  In the lee of the wharf, the group practiced box dill, mystery starts and had some time for a few practice races.      

America’s Cup in San Diego

November 11, 2011Corinthians

Racing starts tomorrow in San Diego with the Port Cities Challenge kicking off AC World Series San Diego. Check out the preview video:  

26th Annual Lighted Boat Parade – 2011

November 9, 2011Corinthians, Lighted Boat Parade

Mark your calendars! Saturday, Dec 3rd is the 2011 Lighted Boat Parade, hosted by the Santa Cruz Yacht Club and the Santa Cruz Port District.  We are creating an extraordinary event this year, which will include: professional photography, broadcasting by KSCO and a new feature, never done before in our history: Live Commentary!  Our very own Tom Dexel will emcee, bringing his vast … Read More

First Winter Laser Race This Sunday

November 8, 2011Corinthians

The first Winter Laser Race is this Sunday, November 13 from 11:30a-3:00p. Spread the word, this is not limited to Corinthians. Each race day is a stand alone event and not part of a series. There will be a new NOR and registration for each race. Trophies will be given at the club after racing. … Read More

Advanced Practice 11/6/11- Lasers

November 8, 2011Juniors, Lasers

An windy and choppy Sunday afternoon for the advanced laser sailors. Devon, Mackenzie, Michael, and Wilson coached by Cooper. A weak northerly in the harbor gave way to 10 to 15 knot south westerly half way out to the mile buoy. A nice sharp swell added to the challenge for the Advanced sailors. The afternoon … Read More

AGM Recap

November 7, 2011Club News, Corinthians

The Corinthians have had a fantastic year so far. None of it would have been possible without the hard work, determination and patience of Rob Schuyler, Barry Whittall, De Schuyler and Ric Diola. We would also like to extend our thanks to the SCYC Board of Directors and members for all of their support. Without … Read More

NORCAL #4- San Francisco YC

November 7, 2011CFJs, Juniors

The day started very light, and in fact, there was a one hour delay while we waited for the wind. At 12:30 the racing started in light air in Richardson Bay, and through the course of the day the wind built to about 15kts by the final race.  With the ebb tide, there was a … Read More

Corinthian [infographic]

November 6, 2011Club News, Corinthians

Wondering what exactly the Corinthians have been up to for the last year and what we have planned? Here is an overview of the Corinthian program. (click to enlarge)

Meet the Volvo Ocean Race boats

November 5, 2011Club News, Corinthians

Take a guided tour of the five new boats in the fleet and examine the technology that makes them work. Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean Race YouTube Channel in the future. Get all the latest updates on  

Quarantined Down Under

November 5, 2011Club News, Corinthians

Alex’s latest blog post from Australia: “Shortly after our last entry we anchored for the night in the quarantine anchorage of Port Bundaberg. Had a celebratory rum and did a little work to clean the boat up in order to make it easier for quarantine in the morning. Monday, we were directed to a locked … Read More