Only one CPYC boat ended up participating in the first Westpoint Regatta sponsored by Sequoia Yacht Club unfortunately on the same date as our own club race. The race began off Treasure Island, around Alcatraz then downwind to the Redwood City channel. There were around 60 participating boats. Liquid Asset finished 4th in her class. The race photo shows the wake of the freighter we ducked in the foreground and its shadow on the mainsail! Leslie Few is seen working the mainsheet.
Dear Friends and Fellow Club Members,
Our long time member and good friend, Frank Andreasen, passed away at Peninsula hospital on June 6th. Frank was a member of CPYC from 1972 – 2010. He was a dedicated surgeon and a man who “loved to sail on San Francisco Bay”. He and his family raced and cruised the Alberg 35 Hera into the 1990′s. He then focused on cruising and day sails in his new Catalina 34 Diane, until 2010.
Frank is survived by his spouse Diane Spieker Andreasen, daughter, Susan Andreasen, and brothers Michael and Terrance Andreasen.
There will not be a memorial service. If ones wishes, donations may be made in his honor to the Peninsula Hospital Foundation.
Eight Bells will be rung at the General Membership
Meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2013
……Sailor, rest your oar……
Stop by the office to pick up a copy of the new June 2014 directory, which also includes a copy of the updated club constitution, house rules and other need to know information.
A reminder for all club members is that we also have an online membership database. Contact Carly if you have forgotten how to access this club resource.
April is here, and with it, hopefully more showers – except on race days!
It was a busy first quarter at CPYC starting with the Brrr Rabbit on New Year’s Day followed by a post-race Build-Your-Own-Bloody-Mary event. January 12th brought us the first race in the brand-new Winter Beer Can Series, which was such a great idea (thanks, Jack!). The Commodore’s Ball on January 25th was a smashing success (well done, Gary!), and it was so nice to catch up with those of you we don’t see very often at the Oyster Point Brunch Cruise Out on the 26th.
February started with fickle weather, as experienced by the racers in the Double Up & Back (super-light winds on the upwind leg, and then lots of breeze going downwind), and the Year of the Horse was welcomed to Coyote Point with a post-race Chinese New Year buffet dinner. The next day saw a full house at the Club for Superbowl, and the crab feast (thanks, Mark & Linnea!) kept the binge-eating going. The Winter Beer Can scheduled for the 9th was rained out, but Valentine’s Day on the 14th was a cozy event at the Club (bravo, Madlen!).
March 1st’s John Pitcher Memorial Regatta was a real bobber, as only four boats managed to finish the race due to lack of wind and strong currents. However, that evening’s Mardi Gras party brought tasty gumbo and a packed dance floor (nice, Linda!). Because you can never have enough corned beef, we welcomed the Berkeley Cruise In with “An Evening in Ireland” on the 8th. A grand time was had by all at the Ballena Bay Cruise Out on the weekend of the 15th (good job, Rod!), which may have been the first of its kind (at least to my knowledge) with an all-sailboat turnout. This was followed by another first – when I single-handed my boat in our informal race from Ballena Bay back to Coyote Point on the 16th (don’t think I need to do that again!). March 23rd brought a close to the Winter Beer Can Series with two races in one, and a hearty congratulations go out to the top three finishers in the series: Mark B (Smokin’ J), Luther (Paradigm) and Steve M (Moriah)!
All race results posted here: http://cpyc.com/sailing-at-cpyc/race-results/
Second quarter is already looking pretty packed with fun events, so start marking your calendars now for the following events!
April 5th – Andy Byrd Memorial Race (aka the “Mangiata Regatta”) followed by an Italian Feast cooked by Lisa and yours truly
April 12th – A Latin evening with a Paella Dinner catered by Chef Bill Chow, and Salsa Dancing (and lessons by a real instructor!), welcoming Cruise Ins from both Sausalito and Sequoia Yacht Clubs
April 16th – Wednesday Night Beer Cans start for the season!
April 26th – 2014 Shorteez Regatta #1 (after we had the “First Annual Shorteez Regatta” last year, everyone decided we needed to do it more than once a year!) followed by a BBQ
May 2nd – South Bay Opening Day Weekend Kick-Off Party will be held at CPYC
May 3rd – South Bay Opening Day Event, Parade and Blessing of the Fleet in Redwood City, and CPYC Cruise Out to Westpoint Marina
May 4th – Frank Ballentine Memorial Pursuit Race starting outside the RWC Channel
May 17th – Cruise Out to South Beach
May 24th – CPYC Membership Drive & Swap Meet, and the Oakland Yacht Club Cruise In
June 7th – Merton Yolles Memorial Race
June 14th – Cruise Out to Encinal
June 21st – Linda’s Solstice Party
We are looking forward to seeing more of you, more often!
*ALL MEMBERS – please check your billing statement this month for upcoming events and to fill out and return a member info update form! If you can’t turn in the form, please drop Buz Ashbaugh a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Don’t forget the end of the first quarter is March 31st! Join us at the Club on weekends to spend your $50, or contact the Club to put aside some ship store goodies for you. Polos, sweatshirts and bags available!
*We are currently looking for volunteers to help out on Wednesday nights with Beer Can Races starting April 16th! Please email Yvette Yong at email@example.com if you are available to help.
*If you are not receiving the weekly email blasts via Constant Contact, you’re not getting notices of all our fun events. Email Yvette at firstname.lastname@example.org to get added to the list.
*Registrations for Youth Sailing are now open! Get your kids and grandkids started on the water, and tell all your friends with young ‘uns! For more information, email Laurel Reid at email@example.com.
*Please note: if you have a boat and/or trailer in the backyard of the Club, please make sure Carly knows about it for billing. Any unclaimed vehicles by the end of the month will be removed. Email Carly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And on to racing…
Congratulations to Jack Verducci and the crew of Vita e Bella on a spectacular win under tough conditions! Race Results are posted at: http://cpyc.com/sailing-at-cpyc/race-results/ Race Report to follow when I can figure out how to add a new blog to this website.
Hope to see all of our racers this weekend for Winter Beer Can Series Race #4 on Sunday, March 9th, and please sign up if you’re able to join us for the Cruise Out to Ballena Bay on March 15th and for the race home on the 16th. More info on the Cruise Out and St Patrick’s Day Party can be found at: http://cpyc.com/sailing-at-cpyc/2014-cruise-schedule/ballena-bay-yc/
The Liquid Kitty gliding toward the finish line in the John Pitcher Memorial Regatta
(she who posts the blog gets to post gratuitous photos of her own boat) =)
The small boats ruled the day this past Saturday for Coyote Point Yacht Club’s Annual Double Up & Back Regatta!
This was traditionally a double-handed race, but had turned into a full-crew race last year in order to encourage more participation. This year we simply decided to hold two divisions – one for boats being double-handed, and the other division for full crew. A total of eleven boats showed up for the race: seven boats double-handing and four boats with full crew. There was also a very impressive turnout of female sailors, as five of the seven double-handing boats had both sexes on board!
On hand to do the real work was Gary Edwards with the Panda Angler and his partners in committee-boat crime, Lee Stevens and Bill Tobin. After a short postponement due to very light winds, the first division started at 1:16pm and the second division at 1:26pm. The short course was from the starting line between the Z-mark and the Panda, up to Channel Marker 6, over to the Birdcage, and then back down to Z.
Light to zero wind was the order of business for practically the entire first leg – allowing the small boats to gain a great head-start advantage, but then the wind kicked up and we had a steady 10-12 knots around the rest of the course. All around, it was a very close race with the fastest boat finishing the course in two hours and twenty minutes, and the slowest boat finishing within two hours and forty-two minutes.
The Liquid Kitty’s head start on the first leg worked out significantly in her favor as she corrected out 35 seconds ahead of Paradigm to take first place in Division 1, and despite Friday’s Eagle’s valiant run, Escape corrected out SEVEN seconds ahead for first place in Division 2.
After the race, most of the skippers and crew came up to the Club for a refreshing beverage and over 30 people enjoyed the yummy Chinese New Year dinner. Did you miss out on the fun? Be sure to join us next time!
Our eternal gratitude to Gary, Bill and Lee for spending their afternoon out on the water for our benefit, and many thanks to the participating boats, skippers and crew! Full results available by clicking on “Boating at CPYC” above and then selecting “Race Results.”
Yvette Yong, Regatta Chair 2014
p.s. – I significantly shortened my race report for this website post. Feel free to let me know if you want the full blow-by-blow. =)