Upcoming Classes & Seminars

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.

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

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

“Surf’s Up, Probably: Predicting the Future of California’s Waves”

“Surf’s Up, Probably: Predicting the Future of California’s Waves”

January 14, 2016

Christie Hegermiller, tall ship sailor and University of California Ocean Sciences PhD candidate took the club on a tour around the globe, tutoring the audience in weather fundamentals, the functions of El Niño and how our waves are created and why we should care. The Takeaway: Wave Conditions Along Our Coastline Will Change With Climate Change, … Read More

On Match Racing

On Match Racing

January 11, 2016

This past week Nicole Breault & Karen Loutzenheiser presented on Match Racing during the 2016 Winter Informational Seminar Series to a packed house. Nicole and Karen spent the evening sharing insight into their awesomely adventuresome year racing followed by massaging into the malleable minds of the audience the elementary aspects of a successful match racing team. The Take … Read More

2016 Winter Informational Sailing Seminars: Announcement & Schedule

2016 Winter Informational Sailing Seminars: Announcement & Schedule

December 23, 2015

We are excited to present the schedule for the 2015 Winter Informational Sailing Seminars (WISS) at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club. Winter Informational Sailing Seminars are free and open to the public, you need not be a member, or a sailor to attend. Each week we host local scientists, engineers, experts, judges, riggers and champion sailors … Read More

US Rules of Sailing Q&A

US Rules of Sailing Q&A

March 5, 2015

Mike Gross hosted the final Winter Wednesday Informational Seminar at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club with a generous discussion on the various nuances of the US Rules of Sailing. With insight as a 10+ year veteran judge and particular knack for sailing rules, Mike, provided the intimate group not only with pulled-pork sandwiches (complete with … Read More