The Junior Advanced sailors have been having a great time the last two weekends introducing some of the newer members to sailing on the Melges 24 M1. The skipper and crew of Ian Collignon, Josselyn Verutti, and Olivia Beers have been mentoring Trevor and Dana Foley, Amy Ely, Charlotte Lenz, Jackson Halderman and Kate Chandler to … Read More
The milestone 30th Annual Santa Cruz Lighted Boat Parade is now accepting applications for this year’s participants. Mariners throughout Santa Cruz County are invited to participate by decorating their boats for the parade, which takes place annually on the first Saturday in December. This year, the parade begins at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 5. This year’s … Read More
The El Toro Program is off to a strong start, beginning with “Coach the Coaches” day. Paul Tara and Dan Cook share their El Toro knowledge with the new parents that will be teaching the El Toro program this year. Next comes opening day at Pinto Lake which turns into a great day to practice rigging on … Read More
Spinnaker Sheet, November 2015
Mike Gross talked to the Scholastic sailors last Saturday for about an hour. He discussed a number of pertinent topics, among them: Starting line rules, mark roundings and other situations that came up after our regatta at EYC earlier this month. Mike connected his laptop to the TV and discussed various scenarios using a terrific … Read More
30th ANNUAL LIGHTED BOAT PARADE DECEMBER 5th, 2015 The Santa Cruz Yacht Club, with support from the Santa Cruz Port District, invites ALL boaters to join the Lighted Boat Parade in the South Harbor on Saturday, DECEMBER 5, 2015. Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. You will be judged in the categories of Theme, Lights, and … Read More
2015 Fall One Design concluded this past week with 20 boats competing. Top finishers of the series where: Santa Cruz 27: Medusa; Santana 22: Old Enough; ACat: Flight Path; Thanks to all who helped and all who raced. See you for One Design next spring (if not for the Mid-Winters PHRF regattas)
While day one posed significant challenges to crew and equipment during the 2015 Moore 24 Fall Classic, nothing speaks more to the arduousness of the regatta and the assiduousness of the rumored ‘local’s only’ culture in Santa Cruz than the demasting of William Erkelens’ Eclipse (RYC) due to whale fluke ‘entanglement.’ Day two saw renewed … Read More
NorCal #1 Scholastic regatta at Encinal. SCYC juniors Josselyn Verutti and Olivia Beers take home top honors in the Gold Fleet!
Spinnaker Sheet, October 2015
Scholastic Friday Night Practice Start Video Check out one of the starts from last Friday nights practice. Always a great time with these usual suspects!
El Toro program sailors take part in the required swim test that is always the start of a super fun sailing year. As you can tell there is nothing better than messing around with boats!