Commodore’s Showdown – On The Foredeck

April 1, 2017Social Sailing & Club Events

This Spring 7 staff-commodores, 5 gybes, 3 sail changes, 1 boat, & a great deal of trouble.  Seven staff commodores of the Santa Cruz Yacht Club will show-off their skills in the first of it’s kind Foredeck Showdown. The commanding voices of the stern will now have the opportunity to ‘get it done right’ as they scurry forward to … Read More

Beer Tasting

February 10, 2017Club Features, Social Sailing & Club Events, WISS

We had a fun IPA beer tasting at the Club on Wednesday Feb 8. There were 32 people attending, and 35 bottles of beer were brought for a blinded tasting using the same format that Jack Gordon’s group uses for the wine tastings at the Club. The winning IPA was Bear Republic Racer 5 brought … Read More

31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade 2016

October 17, 2016Lighted Boat Parade

Santa Cruz’in Under Starlight Together The Santa Cruz Yacht Club, with support from the Santa Cruz Port District, invites ALL boaters to join the 31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Santa Cruz, California. The parade will take place at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor’s South Harbor on Saturday, December 3rd 2016. The parade will begin at 5:30 … Read More

1st Annual Beer Tasting

February 4, 2016Club Features, Social Sailing & Club Events

The first annual SCYC Beer Tasting was a success! Beers were offered from far and wide and though all the same style, the flavors were diverse, to say the least. 1st on the winners table – Meryl Wilsker – Stone Brewing: Sorry Not Sorry Double IPA 2nd on the winners table – Deborah Olson – … Read More

The 30th Annual Lighted Boat Parade (2015)

December 7, 2015Club Features, Lighted Boat Parade

Thanks to all our boaters and sponsors who participated in the Santa Cruz Yacht Club’s 30th Annual Lighted Boat Parade. Congratulations to The Division Winners! BEST IN PARADE “Stars Wars” Skipper:  UCSC Sailing Club BEST IN THEME “Rosa Nautica” Skipper:  Scott Correa- Mickel BEST IN MUSIC “En Passant” Skipper:  Keith Carney POWER BOATS (less than 31 feet) … Read More

The 2015 30th Annual Lighted Boat Parade

October 20, 2015Lighted Boat Parade

 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 Installation Dinner

January 11, 2015Club Features, Social Sailing & Club Events

Junior Staff Commodore Barry Whittall passed the commodoreship to the 2015 SCYC Commodore Don Conant. Club members were also honored at our yearly Installation Dinner with service and performance awards. The Dave Goodale Service Award was given to Charlie and Mary Jane Roskosz for their many years of service to the club. Charlie was our Commodore … Read More

2014 Lighted Boat Parade

December 8, 2014Club Features, Lighted Boat Parade, Social Sailing & Club Events

A spectacular event of festive sailors, paddlers, and boaters with music, dancing, costumes and fun. Results Best of Show: #23, Suivez Moi, Rachel Hoffman Best of Theme: #3, OSC, Ruth Romero Best in Lights: #34, Jellyfish, Jim Thoits Best in Music: #23, Suivez Moi, Rachel Hoffman Stationary Vessels First Place–#1, Rumba, Tim Pendley Second Place–#24, Worry Knot, Joe Wagster … Read More

Short Wednesday Course Under A Painted Sky

October 22, 2014Club Features, Social Sailing & Club Events

Winds eased up as the sun was doused into the pacific, providing crew and captains alike the opportunity to gaze upon the spectacular sunset marbled in oranges and reds and purples and blues with inarticulate-able amazamagical spectacularity… … of course some just say, “it was a really really nice evening for a sail in Santa Cruz.” … Read More

Wednesday Short Course

October 9, 2014Club Features, Social Sailing & Club Events

With only a few more weeks left in the Wednesday sailing year and quickly diminishing daylight hours, the courses are starting promptly (1800) and ending with running lights bright. Seems only the few hardened sailors who need no light to manage their boats leisurely enjoy the sunsets. Start Slideshow