Monthly Archive: May 2019

Spring Lake Spring Race Series

Sunday, May 5
We had another fine turnout and fine gusty weather (Spring Lake style). Six boats and a capsize or two. We managed to have 2 races and a rescue. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Next race scheduled for Sunday, May 19 is the Series finale.

Update 5/16

The Awards Banquet Potluck has been canceled because of the threatening weather but we are keeping the races as scheduled for now and hoping the rain will end! Stay tuned.

Results as of May 5
NameBoatD-PN HandicapPointsPlace
Bob & Shannon
Gail CafferataEl Toro126.692
Mark AlarieOmega 14110.683
Joe DuriLonestar13109.574
Wallace WhitingVagabond 14111.055
Bill DanielLaser91.146
Steve KayLaser Radial91.107
David GrayBanshee07

2019 spring series detailed results

2019 Spring Series NOR-SI

2019 SYC Spring Sunset #1 Results

“NANCY” Fans,

Tonight’s SYC Twilighter got off to a rough start with the race committee boat’s anchor windlass not working.  We sailed around for an hour while they managed to fix it, get anchored, and start the race – late.  It was breezy and lumpy – a little spray over the bow.  And the wind was fluky.  The course was a 2.8 nm “hot dog” between drop buoys at Yellow Bluff and Pt. Knox.

We got a good start at the committee boat, but had fouled the mainsheet around the tiller head so had to tack quickly the clear it and then back. With the strong ebb, we sailed out toward the middle before tacking for the Yellow Bluff mark. There were the normal fluky winds near Yellow Bluff and had to take several short tacks to clear the mark.

The downwind leg was interesting with Leslie sitting on the sail to hold it out after the beat where it blew in the high teens. Then the wind came back, but out of the NW instead of the SW – but before we completed the leg is had switched back to SW.

The short beat to the finish line was a one-tack affair with the ebb pushing us toward the committee end of the line. We corrected out 02:47 head of Jan’s “Sweet Pea” and more over the rest of Div. C boats.

It was a fun 27 minute romp around the course, but due due to the initial delay it was nearly dark when we finished and it was dark when we got back to the berth. We put the boat to bed, skipped the festivities down at the SYC clubhouse, and drove home.

Thanks to Leslie, Gail, and Dan for coming out for the race. I certainly had fun.

Gail has submitted these great photos

— Pat

2019 SSS Singlehanded Farallones Race: Saturday, May 11


Pictures from this year’s BAMA Doublehanded Farallones Race with Dan O’Neill sharing the cockpit. For the SSS Singlehanded Race I’ll share the cockpit with “OttO” Helm.

The 2019 SSS Singlehanded Farallones Race is this coming Saturday, May 11. If things go right I’ll Start at 0815 on the SF City Front and head out the Golden Gate, around the S. E. Farallon Island 30 nm W of S.F. and then back for a total of 60 nm. There’s an 0918 (an hour after I Start)) 3.4 knot Ebb to flush me under the GG Bridge and out beyond Lands End. That joy ride looks like it will slow down however.  Both NOAA and SailFlow are predicting WSW wind at 10 knots or less for the Gulf of the Farallones.  The race often takes 9 – 10 hours, but if the wind’s on the light side this year it will take longer. You can follow the race on  – or see my track after the race is completed. I’ll have a final update at the end of the week.

(Thanks again to Pat Broderick)

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 6 pm.

You are invited to attend our Monthly meeting.

There is a chance to also order some food during the meeting and meet new or re-connect with old (or young) sailing friends.
It’s also an opportunity to introduce and discuss ideas for club events, new or old.
Hope to see you there.


Pizza Gourmet
1415 Fulton Rd
Santa Rosa
CA 95401

Link to the club calendar .here.

April 2019 minutes