Smiley Face is looking for a ride.
He is 99% ready to go back in the water. Big thanks to Jack Verducci, John Hernandez, and Steve Belenky!!!!. I would also like to thank Allan Orr and Sweet Grapes, and Dave Johnson for helping me to locate then retrieve the ground tackle.
I now need some help to return Smiley Face back to his home on the bay. I need a boat and a couple people to complete the job. Let me know what day. I think the best time would be in the AM before the winds pick up, and during a slack tide.
Thanks in advance!!!
CPYC Regatta Chair
Last Sunday, Liquid Kitty, a Santana 525, smoked the fleet at Peninsula Yacht Club taking the win in the first annual Sailor Girls Regatta. My limited technical ability prevents me from posting a video clip of their awesome start! Congratulations to Yvette Yong on her innaugural win as a skipper and to her crew, Leslie Few!
Left The Fleet In The Dust!
photo by: Aaron Swerkes
Thank yous to Phil B. of PYC for taking the video of the race and producing a DVD.
from Dick Sponholz:
Mary Ann Byrd Natley now more than 105 years old always enjoyed being on the committee boat for the Andy Byrd race. About a month ago she had sent a letter to Admiral MacKay in which she wrote, I quote: “Write soon with address (for ease of returning letter). Write news CPYC and friends, I am lonely for all dear friends. God bless and keep you happy and healthy,
Mary Ann Byrd Natley” Her address is: 184 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 96409
Andy Byrd Memorial Pursuit Race
Saturday April 6.
Winds tend to lite this time of year. The race will start at 1:00 and skippers meeting at 11:00.
Skippers need to fill out a registration form. Go to the CPYC web site. Click on the “Boating at CPYC”, click on “Regattas”. I will be forms to the skippers meeting.
After the race come up to the yacht club and share a drink, and have a burger.
Thank you Daniel Hutson and ImProv for being committee boat!!
Daniel can use one or two helpers.
I will provide sandwiches and drinks. Please let me know ASAP.
Tom Fedyna 2013 Regatta Chair
Tiki Tales from Jack London Square…
Mr. Tiki reports that a good time was had by all that attended the Jack London Square Cruise. The boats departed Saturday morning for the run to JLS.
All we knew at departure was that guest berths were in the basin between Kincaid’s and II Pescatore. Calypso arrived first, deciphered the slip numbering scheme and learned that the berths were in a row along the sea wall. To make things interesting there is a kayak rental/lesson concession that uses the basin as a teaching area…. the novice kayak paddlers all seemed smart enough to at least try to get out of the way as Calypso came down the channel…
Calypso slipped into the assigned berth and assisted the other boats as they arrived. The fairway was a little tight, but all cruisers managed to berth without incident.
Due to some cancellations we had a small cruise fleet of 4 boats, and we lost one more shortly after arrival when Fair Lady decided they couldn’t connect to the available shore power and decided to go to Oakland YC for the night. The crews of Calypso, The Boat and My Michelle proceeded to explore JLS and/or putter around the boats for the afternoon.
It was during this afternoon time that Mr. Tiki took off for a cruise on the tender to My Michelle. Mr. Tiki’s not talking about what transpired, but later conversations indicated that he may have meet Chopper Dan’s father.
We all met up for dinner at II Pescatore Restorante Saturday evening. The food was excellent and the restaurant has an interesting display of vintage record players from old time Gramaphones to ‘60’s turn tables.
The fleet departed at various times Sunday for the return to Coyote Point. All arrived home safely and are looking forward to the April cruise for the Chili Cook off at Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City.
CPYC cruisers are encouraged to sign up now for the Westpoint cruise. The harbor master is working with your Cruise Leader to arrange the party barges and slip assignments close to the barges to create a center area for the chili cook off action. It will really help us to know an accurate attendance count early.
We hope to see you in Westpoint harbor next month!
Dave Bagby; Cruise@CPYC.com
CPYC Cruising News
Jack London Square (March)
If you want to go on the Jack London Square Cruise sign up now before the cut off date.
You can sign up using using this link:
Jack London Square, March 23-24
While on that page, don’t forget to use the link to the fleet database to enter your boat info (if you have not already done so for this year).
Note that thre has been a change in the slip arrangements – slip fees will need to be paid directly to JLS – they accept cash or check (no credit cards) for slip fees & key deposits.
I look forward to seeing you on the cruise!
…and for your convenience here’s the sign up link for the Cruiser’s Chili cook off cruise in April:
Westpoint Harbor, April 20-21
Dave Bagby, Cruise Chair