Spinnaker Sheet, November 2013
28th Annual Lighted Boat Parade – 2013 Registration Form
Light it up! As the days get shorter, we are reminded that Holidays are rapidly approaching. In celebration of the 2013 season, on December 7th, many Santa Cruz Yacht Club members are planning for the popular Santa Cruz Lighted Boat Parade and gala awards party that follows. Saturday evening, December 7, is the beginning of the 50th anniversary … Read More
Download PDF Nautical Charts through January 22, 2014. FAA to Discontinue NOAA Lithrographic Chart Printing NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey and its predecessor agencies have been printing lithograph charts for maritime navigation since the Civil War. In more recent decades, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been printing these charts for NOAA, but as a direct result … Read More
A cold and blustery Monterey day… SCYC took 5 boats and 10 sailors down south to compete in the Stevenson Regatta. Congratulations for Nicholas and Sam for their second place win and David and Max for their third place win out of 14 boats. What a good looking group we have of high school sailors! … Read More
The last two races of the Fall SCORE series started with a light air Easterly for the 11 competitors. Whales accompanied the racers all day on the inside of the race course as they muscled through tricky transition zones and variable yet building winds, which filled into a comfortable 18-knot South-Westerly by the end of … Read More
2013 Fall SCORE / DOUBLE HANDED SERIES
Saturday’s world famous Pirate Party was a great success. Pirates made way to Cowells Beach and rafted with the anchored Onwaaarrrd for the afternoon parley. It’s difficult to say the outcome, besides amicable. Start Slideshow Have photos of the event? Let us know
By Barry Keeler OCTOBER 22, 2013 You can really feel the fall chill in the air, and it came so quickly. Just this last weekend was hot and sunny. This Tuesday night was cool with a big fog bank hanging just off shore and the sun was already low on the horizon making daylight very … Read More
US Sailing, Safety at Sea Announcement official release Safety at Sea Announcements October 23, 2013 Proposed U.S. Safety Equipment Requirements Approved by US Sailing Board of Directors US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee has conducted an overhaul of ISAF’s Offshore Special Regulations (OSR), which describes the gear required to be used on sailboats when racing in … Read More
U.S. Safety Equipment Requirements
Another fantastic afternoon spent sailing lasers under the coaching of Cooper. Welcome to Ian, the newest member of the SCYC laser group!
Fun racing (the second day with costumes) at Encinial Yacht Club as our SCYC Scholastic sailors competed in the Pumpkin regatta. [Show slideshow]
2013 Fall One Design
The Santa Cruz Yacht Club will be holding a silent auction this month, the proceeds from which will be deposited into the Jack and Jill trust fund in honor of the first two keelboats owned by our yacht club in the 1930’. Learn More About Jack & Jill This is a long term project for our … Read More
Great wind and whales greeted the final race day of the fall One Design series just off the Santa Cruz Harbor in Monterey Bay. Twenty-two boats competed in the series. Within the Santa Cruz 27 fleet, eleven boats scored nine races, with the overall winner Hanalei & runner up Medusa, in the Santana 22 fleet, … Read More
Even as our Friday evenings get shorter, the sunsets remain spectacular, especially when accompanied by majestic humpbacks breaching and fluking. Did you take photos of your Friday evening sail? Let us know and we’ll post them.
By Barry Keeler October 15,20113 We are so lucky to live in such a blessed place, and this particular evening was a night that emphasized this point! At first, it seemed a little disappointing as we exited the harbor and saw all of the boats floating around with limp sails! Another night with NO WIND, … Read More
Another beautiful day for our SCYC junior laser practice. Six lasers headed out for a lengthy afternoon practice under the expert coaching of Cooper Dressler. Smiles from all as they headed back to the dock.
Click on link to see movies from the FJ practice: IMG_1292 IMG_1293
Sunday Night Dinner Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:30pm Cocktails 6:30pm Dinner Menu: Roast Beef Roulade and Konigsberger Klopse (Poached Meat Balls in Lemon Caper sauce) Behrensalat: (Green Bean Salad) and Warmer Kertoffelsalat Mit Speck: (German Potato Salad with Bacon) Sausages Soft Rolls Spicy Mustards and Sauerkraut Bratwurst Mit Saurer Sabnensosse (Steamed … Read More
The El Toro Program opened it’s 2013-14 season on Pinto Lake today with clear skies, fair weather and a perfect breeze. 31 sailors of all levels sailed with the support of a cadre of parent volunteers, lead by El Toro Director Buster Long. It could not have been a better day! … Read More
By Barry Keeler October 8, 2013 Another great evening sailing in the Monterey Bay. Great wind around 20 knots blowing out of the East with a little Northerly direction. With so much wind , we decided to use course 9, a rather long course considering the shortness of the daylight. The course was start to … Read More
By Barry Keeler October 1, 2013 As we left the harbor, it looked like a major float-fest going on. It was certainly a beautiful evening: clear and sunny but verly little wind filling in from the East. We set the course to the shortest Easterly wind course, cut in half. Start to Blacks and back. … Read More