Part of the SCYC mission is to better the sport of yachting through education.Feedback_15600610_m

We strive to meet this commitment through many diverse venues. We offer a comprehensive juniors program, teaching basic to advanced sailing skills, a flexible corinthian program that can expose  young adults to any variety of sailing they're interest and skill desire, and regular community seminars and classes, designed to fit the needs of the beginner and salty-seaman alike.

Rules

March 8, 2017

Presentation Date: 2017-03-08 Presentation Topic: Rules Presentation Synopsis: Presenters: Mike Gross & Chris Hofmann Presenter Biography:

“Who’s at Risk?” an approach to accident statistics

March 1, 2017

Presented by Chuck Hawley Veteran sailor and club member, Staff Commodore Chuck Hawley is also a safety expert.  When not sailing, he can be seen volunteering his time around the club to teach juniors, corinthians, and regular members alike in the ways of good, safe boat handling and preparedness.   

The Offshore 42, A New Cruiser Ready to Cross Oceans

The Offshore 42, A New Cruiser Ready to Cross Oceans

February 22, 2017

Presented by Kip Wanaselja & Erik De Jong In order to make ocean passages more enjoyable, a boat needs to be comfortable, strong, forgiving, fast and low maintenance. Erik De Jong has many offshore sailing miles under his belt, and knows firsthand the characteristics that make a sailboat handle well at sea. First having begun … Read More

Wine Tasting (2/15)

February 15, 2017

Date: 2/15 Event: WINE TASTING w/ Jack Gordon Description: Bring $2, a bottle of wine, and 2-4oz tasting glasses (tasting glasses available at the event)

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

February 10, 2017

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

Beer Tasting

February 8, 2017

Presentation Date: 2017-02-08 Presentation Topic: Beer Tasting – Style TBD Presentation Synopsis: Bring a bottle of beer (in the style), $2, a few tasting glasses (1-3oz), a dish to share and enjoy a night of pondering the finer things in life as well as the qualities of the night’s beer offerings. Presenters: Bridget & Fred … Read More

The Great Pacific Race: Rowing the Pacific Ocean

The Great Pacific Race: Rowing the Pacific Ocean

February 1, 2017

Presented by Carlo Facchino The Great Pacific Race is a bi-annual, self supported rowing race where crews attempt to row from Monterey, CA to Honolulu, Hawaii. Team Uniting Nations, a crew of four rowers from four different nations came together this past June to achieve a common goal: To break the World Record for the … Read More

The bait and switch: A discussion of seafood fraud in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Cruz, CA

The bait and switch: A discussion of seafood fraud in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Cruz, CA

January 25, 2017

Presentation Date: 2017-01-25 Presenter: Hayley Nuetzel Presentation Topic: The bait and switch: A discussion of seafood fraud in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Cruz, CA Presentation Synopsis: With the continual development of genetic technologies, the questions we can ask using this data rapidly expands. One issue that has been greatly informed by these technologies is … Read More

Building a Stitch and Glue El Toro – WISS

Building a Stitch and Glue El Toro – WISS

January 4, 2017

Carole, Mark, & Lulu Hamlin presented this week on their venture into boat design and building.  Mark and Carole started the Santa Cruz High School sailing team together in 2006, and were named SCYC Junior Yachtsman and Junior Yachtswoman of the year in 2007. Carole went on to race for the University of Washington, while … Read More

2017 WISS Schedule

2017 WISS Schedule

December 14, 2016

Join us this year as we feature scientists, world record holders, safety experts, judges and passionate boaters throughout our 2017 Winter (Wednesday) Informational (Sailing) Seminar Series, WISS… or WWISSS or just the sound of the Winter wind outside in the trees beaconing to us.. ‘come sail.’ The club will be open to member and the community on … Read More

VHF Radio Channels of the Monterey Bay, California

April 27, 2016

06 – Safety Channel Vessel Assist 09 – Santa Cruz Harbor 11 – Fisherman’s Channel 13 – Bridge to Bridge 19 – Vessel Traffic; SF Bay 16 – Hailing & Emergency 21, 22, 23 – Reserved For Coast Guard 81, 82, 83 – Coast Guard UP 80 – Whale Watching 6db Gain Antenna is best … Read More

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