Shorteez Regatta! Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Shorteez Regatta is held twice a year – once in the Spring and again in the Fall.  It’s a great event where we run three short races (weather permitting) for boats with PHRF ratings of 180 and above ONLY!

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Sounds like the group that showed up for this event had a great time!  Five boats participated – three Santana 525’s, an Ericson 28 and a Hunter 27.  This year we had just two races and the combined scoring produced the following winners:

1st place, Chai D.M., skippered by Vince Swerkes

2nd place, Liquid Kitty, skippered by Yvette Yong

3rd place, Schocktail, skippered by Mark Green

Congratulations to all! 

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Following the race we were treated to Chef Mac’s Clambake.

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Chef Mac talking to dinner guests

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Final Rabbit Race of the Season, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Just a couple of pictures taken by our sailors on a somewhat smoky evening.


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Jerry O’Grady Single-Handed Race, Saturday, October 7, 2017

Our Regatta Chair, Tom Fedyna, reports “What a wild day!  Light wind, nice wind, no wind, lots of wind.  I am glad everyone stuck with it.  The course was long, challenging your boat-handling skills in all wind conditions!”

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Lots of Wind!

Eight boats participated in the race.  Congratulations to Luther Izmirian on Paradigm for his first place finish!    

Here are the results:

Paradigm/Luther Izmirian  –   03:37:20 

Hot Ice/Mike Haddock  –  03:45:33

Sweet Grapes/Alan Orr   –   03:49:27 

Smooth/Tom Fedyna     –  04:21:34           

Sparky/Paul Zell     –   04:29:26

Chai D.M./Vince Swerkes – 04:47:54 

Azure/Mark Hecht    –    04:56:02

Summertime/Dave Noce – too much wind!


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Sparky on the left and Smooth on the right

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Rabbit Race

Our member, Alex Houlton, takes the best pictures!  Here’s a collection he took while out on the water on the evening of October 4.  This is our second to the last Rabbit Race for 2017.  As you can see, the sun is setting much earlier these days!

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Crush Season Wine Pairing Dinner, Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Once again our Vice Commodore, Yvette Yong, prepared a fantastic dinner!  We were treated to a 1st class affair.  Here’s a look at what we enjoyed, course by course!


First Course – Warm potato chips paired with Roederer Brut



Second Course – Crostini with Prosciutto, Ricotta & Arugula, paired with Tangent Rose


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Third Course – Spinach Salad with Feta, Cranberries & Almonds, paired with Honig Sauvignon Blanc                                                            (somebody didn’t finish their Rose!)


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Fourth Course – Shrimp Alfredo with Pasta, paired with Au Bon Climat Chardonnay


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Fifth Course – Pork Chop with Cherry Sauce, Polenta and Swiss Chard, paired with Paul Dolan Pinot Noir


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Sixth Course – Steak Kebob with Grilled Mushrooms, Zucchini & Peppers, paired with Justin Cabernet Sauvignon


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Seventh Course – Chocolate Brownie a la Mode, paired with J Lohr Merlot


WOW!  What a feast!  All of the wines served at the dinner are available at the bar in half-bottle sizes.  Come on in and try some!

Needless to say, everyone had a wonderful time!

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Rabbit Races aka Sunset Sail on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thanks to members Bill Hoyt, David Reed and Alex Houlton for these beautiful pictures taken during our Wednesday evening Rabbit Race.

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Barth Race, September 9, 2017

Congrats to Luther Izmirian who came in 1st in this year’s Barth Race.  Although CPYC was not able to bring the Trophy back to CPYC this year in the overall races, we are very proud of Luther’s results!  Here are Luther’s comments on the Race:

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The small CPYC sailing fleet motored to the Sequoia YC starting area, as wind was light all morning.  The committee boat postponed the start awaiting the arrival of a new light breeze that filled in shortly after the scheduled start time.

We sailed the course against a building flood tide that took the fleet through the main span of the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge where currents were strongest.  We rounded channel marker #8 and headed back to a leeward mark with spinnakers flying and the current helping.  We had a quick tight reach to the finish line for the shortened course.

The weather was warm, water flat, current strong and fun factor high.  Winds were between 7 and 14 knots and lighter boats benefited from the conditions.  Playing the currents properly and making the lay lines made all the difference in results.  The required tacking into shallow water out of the current was critical.

The sail home was wonderful with winds up to 16 with flat water and dry docks.  Hopefully next year we can have more boats participate.  

Here’s the Barth Trophy:

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And here’s a picture of the trophy being awarded to Sequoia Yacht Club:

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After the race, everyone enjoyed a tasty Mexican dinner provided by our own Chef Maria.  

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Our guests from Sequoia YC enjoyed dinner and conversation in our newly-refurbished dining room!

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Meanwhile, our CPYC members consoled themselves at the bar and planned for next year!

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