YC Santa Barbara Yacht Club News March 2011
Commodore Jack Byers
Santa Barbara Yacht Club
130 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
J ust to give you a recap
of the highlights of a
full February: Kudos to
believe our Wet Wednesday season begins on
the March 16, just before St. Patrick’s Day, and
is followed by the Gaucho Regatta and CHRF
Vice Commodore Dave Spring #3? The Cruisers’ Dock Party, “Jack’s
805/965-8112 or 966-2411
www.sbyc.org Baxter and his lovely wife Jungle/Safari Cruise,” is scheduled for March
Jan for an exceptional 26, and will be back on the dock this year. The
trophy award dinner. All Serengeti plans to attend.
the recipients who were One of our goals for the year is to plan
recognized for their accomplishments were so more events for our SBYC kids and their
thrilled to receive those thoughtful, beautiful families. This is being accomplished by the
Jack Byers, Commodore trophies. Now, did you take advantage of the extremely capable and creative chair, Teresa
“best kept secret in town?” Valentine’s Day dinner Koontz. On Sunday, March 13, Teresa and her
Dave Baxter, Vice Commodore at the club was superb! All of us who celebrated committee have planned a fun family evening
the evening with an excellent dinner, soft music of “build a boat and make it float” while you
Francie Lufkin, Rear Commodore for listening and dancing, and champagne with dine on a special kids menu and BBQ ribs. A
toasting glasses so appreciated Craig, Chef Russel, boat kit will be provided, so bring your boat
Roger Chrisman, Jr. Staff Commodore and the yacht club staff for opening the club on building skills, ideas, and appetites. Also come
Monday, February 14, Valentine’s Day. Thank and hear what other super, exciting activities
William Guilfoyle, Secretary you for making us look good in the eyes of our Teresa has planned for your kids. We hope to
sweethearts. And what an outstanding evening get the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation
Dave Watson, Treasurer our fleet captains, Scott and Joanne Gordon, involved in some of these fun events. Stay
planned for our cruising kick-off. It was a sellout tuned for what will be in store for our future
Robert Duncan, Class of 2011 crowd of cruisers who enjoyed potluck-ing and club members, racers, and leaders.
listening to informative presentations by Simpson Another one of our goals is to freshen
Larry Leveille, Class of 2011 Lawrence on anchoring and ground tackle, and up the library. The library is used and has
by Mike Pyzel on cruising the Channel Islands. sometimes been abused. It has been a trophy
Dennis Boneck, Class of 2012 Now we’re all ready to “Just Cruise It!” A sailing room, a store room, an eating room, a meeting
seminar, sponsored by the Harbor 20 Fleet and room, and a kids’ TV room. You will notice the
Matt Wilson, Class of 2012 organized by Brian Resnik, was a day full of newly posted “Reminders” of how we can keep
valuable information presented by Peter Haynes. our library shipshape. Please read the reminders
Garry Pawlitski, Class of 2013 Sail on Harbor 20s! with your children and help us keep this a space
Now it’s on to...Sunday, March 6, we all can enjoy.
Joanne Gordon, Class of 2013 Opening Day for the SBYC. To quote Staff Finally, don’t forget Saturday, March 19,
Commodore John Berryhill: “The essence of the first party of the year. Yes, we’re gonna “Let
Tom Parker, Class of 2013
the Santa Barbara Yacht Club is to be found the Good Times Roll” back to the 50s when
in our history and in the many traditions “Happy Days Meets Grease” at Jack’s Burger
which have developed over the more than 138 Joint. Our event coordinator extraordinaire
Staff years of our existence. Each year our Opening Trish Davis and her committee have planned
Craig Wilberg, CCM, General Manager
Day festivities are one of the best examples of an evening that will have us all rockin’ n
yachting tradition at its best.” How fortunate rollin’ back to my high school days at Seattle’s
Jorge De Jesus, Dining Room Manager
are we to be able to celebrate our 139th year of Roosevelt High. I’ll look forward to seeing all
Russel Rodriguez, Executive Chef
the yachting season in weather conditions that you gals in your poodle skirts and ponytails and
Kourtney Darr, Executive Assistant are only here in Santa Barbara. I congratulate all you guys in your jeans, white T-shirts, and
Peng Chew Oon, Controller and thank all who worked so hard to make our ducktails. Mark your calendars and save the
Dana Jones, Racing Director SBYC and its members shine! dates for all the marvelous March events.
There’s more madness in March that
follows with a Vintners Wine tasting on the
About the Cover Tuesday, March 8. Then it’s the Melges 24
California Cup, a three-day regatta that is John Redding—Member Since 1990
Photo by Jack Byers, hosted by our SBYC, March 11–13. Can you
Vice Commodore Dave Baxter
I t’s been brought to my attention that
the membership would benefit from a
more thorough explanation and discus-
Grounds Committees of the past three years have done in-depth
studies as to the best and most efficient ways to keep our galley
in peak operation. Should we continue the piecemeal approach
sion of the planned galley remodel at our or should we bite the bullet and launch into a full scale remodel,
beautiful clubhouse. So that’s what I plan which would give us the opportunity to bring the galley facility
to do here. I’ll break it down to the “Why, up to current building and health codes? Both approaches have
What, and How” we are planning to do been looked at inside and out, however, one thing we’ve discov-
with this remodel and spread it over this ered for sure, we are slowly, but surely, losing the battle using
and next month’s article, just so we don’t push everybody into the piecemeal approach. House & Grounds has determined
overload. that based on the current condition of the galley, based on
Let’s start with the “Why” portion of this proposed proj- the current business climate of cheaper labor, and based on
ect. Approximately three years ago, the board of directors and current low interest rates (if borrowing money is necessary),
the House & Grounds Committee initiated a study into the a complete remodel of the galley is in the best long term
structural integrity and efficiency of our clubhouse galley. It was interest of our members and it will preserve the functional
determined at that time that there had been no major upgrad- utility of our clubhouse.
ing on the galley in over 30 years. We had simply been “piece- Jack Byers has scheduled a Monday Forum Luncheon on
mealing” repairs and fixing old equipment so that it would last April 25 for our members to have galley tours and an informa-
“just a little bit longer.” You can just imagine what the marine tive discussion on this clubhouse project. We also plan to have
environment does to buildings and equipment over a long period a similar tour/discussion on a Thursday evening for those who
of time. Well, here we are, some 30 plus years later since the last can’t make the Monday luncheon. I will get word to all of you as
big galley work-over and the dated equipment, patched flooring, soon as an available Thursday is identified. As always, I am avail-
exposed plumbing, and limited storage areas (due to a dated and able to discuss this project with any of you. Feel free to call me,
inefficient layout) are definitely showing their age! The House & pull me aside in the bar, the parking lot, or down on the docks.
JUST CRUISE IT.
Cruiser’s Enjoy Great
Presentations at the
JUST CRUISE IT. 2011 Kick-Off Party
Over a hundred people showed up for the kick-off event and
were inspired to get out to the islands and go cruising. Special
thanks to Kevin Donahue of Lewmar / Simpson Lawrence for
his great presentation on Anchoring and Ground Tackle, and
to Mike Pyzel who offered an informative and humourous
Safari Dock Party
talk on Cruising the Channel Islands. Don’ forget, it’s time to
get your boat ready for the opening day parade on March 6.
2011 Cruising Schedule at a Glance
Cruise Date Location Captain(s)
March 26th - 4:00 pm - Dusk Opening Day
SBYC Endtie Boneck
Serengeti will set up base camp
PCYC Cruise April 16-17 PCYC Papa
at the SBYC endtie and set the stage for a
Memorial Day May 28-30 Pelican Harbor Pawlitski
jungle safari adventure. Dress accordingly
Father’s Day June 18-19 Santa Cruz D. Watson
for a safari and join the hunt for wild July 4th BBQ July 3 Sand Spit C. Watson/Hans
game and share tall tales at the Jungle Catalina August 1-14 Avalon/Cherry Gordon & Co.
Juice Bar. Bring an hors d’oeuvre to share. Labor Day Sept 3-5 Santa Cruz Baxter
Fall Cruise Oct 8-9 San Miguel Clements
Rear Commodore Francie Lufkin
T he Hot Rum series was plagued this
year with weather definitely not
conducive to racing. Wind at the start that
third. There was wind,
finally, for the first
CHRF race of this year.
quickly disappeared, and left our sailors Cardremmian took first
bobbing in front of the club (my husband place, with Tranquility
motored in during the second race for the in second, and Sloop
rum of course, but many hearty souls stuck John B in third.
it out). I arrived at the club during the final Opening Day is
race on February 5 in time to hear Dana lament the fact he had coming up on Sunday,
called a short course, only to have a rogue fog bank roll in and March 6, followed
completely envelope the finish line! The series finished with Taxi quickly by the Mel-
Dancer in first, Repeat Offender in second, and Bullet in third. ges 24 California Cup
I spent Valentine’s weekend doing race committee duty March 11–13 and Wet
with the crew of Ferdinand for the PHRF and CHRF Sweet- Wednesday begins on
heart’s Regattas—not a bad job considering there was cham- March 16—lots to look
pagne and chocolate at both events. Bullet took first place in forward to! See you at
the PHRF, with Cardremmian in second, and Repeat Offender in our club! Sweetheart’s Regatta
Racing The Wet Wednesday Series begins this month, simple boat dimensions, but also on race data that helps define
and a new rating system will replace PHRF this each boat’s local performance potential. As we all know, there
season. The new Wednesday Performance Fleet (WPF) will provide simply is not a single formula that can account for all the variables
club ratings for interested boats, based on historical data and boat affecting performance. The role of the WPF ratings board will
potential. In simple terms, this fleet bridges the gap between strict be to find a balance between the calculated design potentials and
PHRF rules and H fleet. The group will be split into two fleets, and the observed racing results. This fleet will therefore introduce an
will fill the starting sequence times used by PHRF last season. element of subjectivity to the ratings, but that flexibility is the key
The main difference between the new WPF fleet and PHRF to establishing the closest possible racing corrections. The fleet rules
is that the decisions of this board will be based on more than give more information about the ratings and will be posted online
for anyone who would like to learn more.
WPF racing will also try to strike a balance between the
variability of H fleet ratings and the regularity of PHRF. The new
ratings will be reviewed following each eight week segment (spring,
summer, etc.) The resulting numbers will be valid for an entire
segment. This gives each boat a standard to pursue for a complete
segment without resigning any team to a numerical expectation
they cannot reach.
Of course, there are some interesting assumptions being
made by supporting this change in format. First, the Sail Policy
Committee recognizes that this new rating system is a work in
progress which may be modified based on this season’s outcome.
Santa Barbara Melges Race Week
Second, the participating boats are subject to the best judgment of
Melges 24 California Cup the Rating Review Board. However, these changes allow the Wet
Wednesday fleet to try something new.
Friday through Sunday, March 11–13
As always the main goal is to create fun, competitive racing
SBYC is hosting the 2011 Melges 24 class at the for all interested boats on Wednesday nights. To that end the Sail
Santa Barbara Melges Race Week, an exclusive, single Policy Committee has dedicated the 2011 Wet Wednesday series
class regatta that kicks off the 2011 California Cup. to this experimental fleet, and we ask for your participation and
Contact Dana Jones, race director, at email@example.com. cooperation in this initial season. Please contact the Race Office
Details, as available, will be posted at www.sbyc.org with any questions, and in regard to your intended participation.
—Dana Jones, Race Director
CHRF News & Review
We are racing again! The good news for February is that the
CHRF fleet was back on the water having fun on the race course.
CHRF Spring Series #1 was raced on February 13, slightly in
advance of Valentine’s Day. I think we got the last extraordinarily
beautiful day in the 40-day stretch that we have been enjoying
this “winter” in Santa Barbara. We were a bit more lucky than
the PHRF fleet was on Saturday, however. We got some wind.
As we all went to the deck to sign up for the race and submit our
completed racing entry forms, the wind was nearly nonexistent
and shifting from east to south to southwest and back again.
Ferdinand’s crew was getting ready to do their duty as race
committee and making incantations to Neptune and Aeolus
Rich Miller single hands to first place.
to settle on a direction and show a little bit of purposefulness.
Whatever they promised (...I think it might have been...“Look, of totally forgetting that “Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.” The
give me a break today and I’ll give you some libation the next display certainly was a great reminder that sailing is only one of
time we’re on the water!”), the wind did finally settle at SSW life’s pleasures.
before the start and stayed strong enough for all boats to keep When the awards were announced the fleet was happy to
going, and actually put some decent times on the board. see that Shirley Lynn received a nice Valentine’s bear as a present
When the race was over one of the smallest boats in the from the fleet for being the first woman to cross the line.
Fleet had taken first place. Rich Miller sailed his Harbor 20 As usual, there were several tales to tell with excitement in
Cardremmian single-handed to a two second victory over the the club after the race. This is, as we know, nearly as important
largest boat in the race, Tranquility. Rich was very impressive as getting over the finish line as well as we can. One of the
in his mastery of the Harbor 20, raising and flying a large more striking tales, that may have grown a bit in size as the
asymmetric spinnaker from K mark to H mark and H mark to afternoon progressed, was the shot fired across the bow of
the bell buoy. He was so far ahead of the middle of the fleet that Psyche’s Song by the crew of Second Wind. It seems that Second
I didn’t get to see the gymnastics required to douse the chute, Wind was not willing to be at risk of getting to the club too late
avoid getting bit by the sea lions, and get going up wind quickly for some champagne. They had brought their own Valentine’s
enough to hold off the charging Max Lynn and crew. Sloop John Day celebration on board and had enthusiastically popped the
B, Lisianthus, and Blue Bird rounded out the top five to cross the cork in the “general direction” of a crossing Psyche’s Song. Even
line. A total of 22 boats raced the first race, two of them were though the size of the cork and the intent may have changed
qualifiers. Trophy glasses were given out to the top ten finishers. with multiple tellings after the race, no protest was filed under
Back at the yacht club the fleet enthusiastically devoured the the racing rules of sailing. As always, there might have been some
nibbles provided by Craig, Jorge, and the staff. The women were negotiated settlement in the form of bragging rights taken in jest.
surprised to find a glass of champagne and a very nice box of —Bob Craven, CHRF Fleet Representative
chocolates as a Valentine’s present. The males in the crowd were
pleasantly surprised to find that they escaped the embarrassment
Shirley Lynn wins the Valentine bear.
Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation
Optimist Midwinters West next day, the six sailors pooled their talents and competed against
SBYC’s “Team Opti Power” spent the weekend of February 12-13 ten other three-boat teams in the Harold Adams Team Race
in San Pedro for Los Angeles Yacht Club’s Optimist Midwinter Classic, also in San Diego. The conditions were excellent and made
Regatta. Five young sailors between the ages of ten and thirteen for an exciting day of racing. Sailing together as a team for the first
represented Santa Barbara at the two-day, nine-race, 30-boat time, the SBYSF sailors worked extremely well together, learned
regatta sailed on the infamous “Hurricane Gulch.” some important lessons and had a lot of fun along the way.
Four races were completed Saturday under sunny and warm
Hot Chocolate Regatta—February 13
skies with light but consistent breeze ranging from 6-8 knots.
The annual SBYSF/SBSSA Hot Chocolate Regatta is now in the
Quinn Wilson fought off several challenges from his teammate
books after a great day of clinics and racing! Twenty junior sailors
Lucas Pierce to sweep the day with straight bullets. Frankie Doyle,
attended the combination clinic and regatta, sailing off West
in his first out-of-town regatta with Santa Barbara’s Optimist
Beach in the Santa Barbara Harbor and taking advantage of nearly
racing team, found the conditions to
his liking with several top-ten finishes,
After registering and rigging their
but was surprised to learn that just
boats, the sailors were assigned to three
because racing is over doesn’t mean
clinic groups based on their sailing
sailing is over when you’re under the
experience. Instructor Tom Preston of
tutelage of Coach Craig Wilson as he
the UCSB sailing team led the Bronze
pulled the team aside for an hour of
Clinic, reviewing some basic rules and
team racing practice after the last race.
procedures before explaining a “Follow-
After a team breakfast on Sunday
the-leader/Tack on the whistle” drill. The
morning, the SBYC team was the first
Silver Clinic was led by Ryan Sullivan,
to rig, dress and dock out—hitting the
the starting A-Division Skipper of the
water at 9:30 to get in a bit of practice
UCSB sailing Team. Ryan’s group
before the first race at 11:00. A light
learned how to get a “line sight,” in order
sea breeze was the reward for their
Santa Barbara sailors Quinn Wilson (#14716) and Lucas to improve their starts and be exactly on
diligence as the team got in a solid Pierce (#17145) leading the 30-boat fleet downwind in
the Optimist Midwinters West Race.
the starting line (but not over!) at the
hour of warm-up drills and line-ups
start of each race. SBYSF instructor and
before checking in with the race committee.
UCSB team member Nick Kaschak ran the Gold Clinic, explaining
The breeze built over the course of the morning as a fog bank
an advanced team racing drill to the six junior sailors in his group.
ushered in a solid 15 knot westerly. As the fog evaporated, the breeze
After about twenty minutes of organized chaos out on the
moderated to a more manageable 10-12 knots, much to the relief of
water, with three groups of sailors working on three different drills
60ish pound ten-year olds Patch Curtis and Matthew Pierce.
simultaneously as three coach boats chased them all around the
After five more races and two very long days of sailing, our
harbor, everyone headed back to the beach for a quick snack break.
team would see its sailors on the podium in each of the age divisions.
The actual racing began soon after, with the 13-boat Sabot fleet
Quinn Wilson was first overall and first in Red Fleet (ages 13-15)
starting first followed by the 7-boat Optimist fleet. Over the next
with nine first-place finishes in nine races; Lucas Pierce was third
two hours, we ran five races for the Sabots and four for the Opti fleet.
overall and first in Blue Fleet (ages 11-12); and, Matthew Pierce was
Coach boats followed both fleets around the harbor all afternoon,
thirteenth overall and second in White Fleet (ages 10 and under).
offering advice and tips to everyone as they raced around the course.
More importantly, Team Opti Power welcomed a new sailor
At the end of the day, the competitors gathered for an awards
to the team in 11-year old Frankie Doyle and the entire team
ceremony complete with a giant thermos of hot chocolate! Every
came away with a weekend of invaluable experience and many—
sailor received a participation award; while competition was not
as Coach Wilson would say—“lessons learned.”
the main focus of the regatta, we did keep score, and ended the
Shadden #3 and Harold Adams Team Racing ceremony by recognizing the top finishers in each fleet with a
The third Shadden regatta of the 2010-2011 series was held on keepsake Hot Chocolate Regatta mug.
Saturday, January 29, under light conditions in San Diego. A total Thanks again to all who participated, and a very big THANK
of four races were scored, with SBYSF race team members Stephen YOU to all the SBYSF race team volunteers who helped out:
Long and Jonathan Beardon finishing twenty-fourth, Matt Long Brenna Hensley, Newt Cutcliffe, Nick Perez, Matt Long, Soren
and Hunter Yegendorf finishing twenty-sixth and Soren Wilde and Wilde, Jonathan Beardon, Stephen Long, and Tucker Atterbury.
Dustin Deardorff coming in forty-fourth in the 50 boat fleet. The —Duncan Shea
Transpac 2011 Racer’s Breakfast Buffet
By Transpac Staff
Every Race Day Morning • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The fastest in the fleet have traditionally competed for the Trans-
pacific Yacht Club Perpetual Trophy, which is better known as Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Potatoes, & Coffee
the “barn door” for it’s unique size. It’s is a 3½ by 4 foot plaque $7++ per person
of hand-carved Hawaiian koa wood, bearing the words, “First to
Finish,” which isn’t necessarily so anymore.
Since 1991, the starts have been staggered. The slower boats
start a few days ahead of the faster boats in order to compress the
finish and facilitate celebrations in Hawaii, and occasionally one
will finish before the later, faster starters.
Smaller and/or slower boats unable to match the larger
ones in sheer speed, compete for a prize more relevant to crew AHOY SBYC Children!
performance: The King Kalakaua Perpetual Trophy for the best
Our library is a special room for
corrected handicap time. Each boat’s speed potential is calculated
ALL members to enjoy.
from a rating system based on time and distance, rewarding the
crew that sailed its boat nearest to its potential, regardless of size. Here are some reminders:
The winner also receives a Take Home Governor of Hawaii Tro- 1. Please do not climb or jump on the furniture.
phy, a hand-carved model of a Hawaiian sailing canoe. 2. Do not touch the pictures and artwork.
Transpac stands apart from other major ocean races as es- Treat them with respect.
sentially a “downwind race,” as determined by normal weather
3. Use a quiet voice. No shouting or yelling.
patterns in the eastern Pacific north of the Equator. But the most
successful boats seldom sail a straight line to Hawaii, instead
4. Share the television. Make sure you are
taking a southerly course to avoid the “Pacific High,” a mam-
watching a program that everyone will enjoy.
moth, ever-shifting region of high pressure (and thus light winds). 5. If you eat in this room, try not to spill.
Rotating clockwise between Hawaii and the west coast of north When you finish, please take the dishes back
America. After two or three days of sailing against the wind, they to your dining table.
come into warm, following trade winds. Spinnakers go up, shirts 6. Remember to say “please” and “thank you.”
come off, and sailors traditionally enjoy a faster rest of the way.
Please help keep our library shipshape!
More information to follow in the April issue of Scuttlebutt.
Attention SBYC Kids!
Sunday, March 13 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Join us for a kids’ shipbuilding dinner.
BBQ Rib dinner and model kit • $15.00
Other kids’ menu items are available.
We will provide you with a model ship
kit (model, sandpaper, glue, and paint).
Bring your creativity and build
your own personal boat!
RSVP by calling Kourtney at 965-8112,
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“Build a Boat, and Make it Float!”
New Members Corner
Please welcome the New Members for 2011. Introduce February 2011
yourselves when you see them at the club or around the harbor. Hank and Mari Mitchel—Flag Member
Hank grew up around boats at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.
January 2011 In the 70s and 80s he was a member of the Los Angeles Yacht
James and Susan Chapman—Flag Member Club and own several boats in
Jim recently retired and hopes to spend his time in retirement Marina Del Rey. He retired as
boating with his friends Dexter Goodell and Chris Lewis. They an ordained minister in 2008
are currently looking to buy a boat together. In the past he has and moved to Santa Barbara
owned a 17-foot Boston Whaler and has crewed with several and is looking forward to
yacht club members. getting involved with cruising
Eric Campbell—Junior Member
Eric has been sailing with Larry Harteck since the summer of David and Dawn Ligon —Flag Member
2009. He sails in all the Wet Wednesdays on Repeat Offender As a youth, David spent his summers in the San Juan Islands on
and is very excited about being active in the yacht club. various power boats. He and
his wife currently own smaller
Chester and Caitlin Gillmore—Junior Member boats which they keep at Lake
Chester grew up cruising. His parents had a boat and slip in Tahoe. David enjoys sport
Marina 1. As a child he raced sabots and recently started racing fishing and scuba diving. He
in Harbor 20s. He is very eager to join the club and get more and his wife moved to Santa
into racing and “help in any way possible.” Barbara in 2009. There is a
sailboat or yacht in their future.
Nanci and Peter John Pfarr—Junior Member See you at the club! —Elsbeth Kleen & Ken Clements
Nancy grew up in the midwest sailing Hobie Cats. After college
she moved to California and lived on a Cheoy Lee 36 and planned
to sail the world. She met her husband in Santa Barbara and they 2011 Rosters
sailed to Hawaii and cruised the South Pacific until coming back Pick yours up at the club after our Sunday, March 6,
to live in Santa Barbara. She is looking forward to sharing her love Opening Day. Please see Kourtney at the front desk.
of sailing and community spirit with family and friends.
anta Barbara Yacht Club Women
Invite you to view “You’re invited!
The Dreier Collection
A history of American culture • New exhibits on display!
Friday, April 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Buffet and Beverages
Silent Auction and Raffle (check or cash only)
$125 per person • Make checks payable to SBYCWF
RSVP by March 25 by calling Kourtney at 965-8112 or emailing email@example.com
Benefitting SBYCWF Youth Sailing Scholarships and the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch
March 29, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8
$75++ • RSVP to Kourtney at 965-8112 or email
Make plans to join us for our trade
tasting. This is an opportunity to sample
wine from 20 local wineries who will share
their gift of the vine.
Cost is $10 per person, which includes the
opportunity to purchase your favorite wines
with a Santa Barbara Yacht Club super discount.
RSVP to Kourtney at 965-8112,
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
L the Good Times Roll! Easter Brunch, Sunday, April 24
Saturday, March 19 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Seatings every 30 minutes
Don’t be cruel, bring your lil’ darlin’ down to Egg Decorating • Easter Egg Hunt & more
Breakfast/Lunch/Café menus are not offered
Jack’s Burger Joint Club Closes at 2:30 p.m.
There’ll be a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on. We’ll spin Adults $35++ • Children 6-15 years old $15++
some discs, and let the good times roll. So put your
glad rags on, jump in your little deuce coupe and
Beginning April 20, Adults $42++
cruise on down. We’re going to rock around the Call 965-8112 to make your reservation
clock that night! So save the date and celebrate
the golden oldies with
Chubby Checker and the Vintners Wine Tasting
gang! It’s selling out quickly! Tuesday, April 26 • 2-5 p.m.
Cost: $50++. RSVP to Join us for our trade tasting.
Kourtney at 965-8112 or
Save the Date!
policy in effect. Cinco de Mayo
Don’t Forget! Thursday, May 5
Daylight Saving begins Sunday, Happy Hour
March 13. 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Sunday Night Dinners Monday Lunch Forum
March 6—Fried Chicken Buffet 8.50++
March 13—Barbecued Ribs Buffet $17.++ Lunch at Noon • Program at 12:30 p.m.
March 20—Mexican Buffet $10.++
Mar. 7 Kira Redmond, Ex. Dir., SB Channel Keeper
March 27—Prime Rib Buffet $19.++
Protecting Our Channel Waters
Lobster Night Mar. 14 James Lambden, Above the Waterline
The Revival of the Electric Boat
Friday, March 25. Regular dinner menu is also available.
Call Kourtney at 965-8112 to make reservations. Mar. 21 Chad Dreier, Member & Collector Extraordinare
The Dreier Museum: SB’s Unique Treasure
Races, Regattas, & Cruises Mar. 28 Jacques Steininger, SBYC Member
Opening Day Casper’s/CHRF Race, Sunday, March 6. OAT Tour of Turkey
Melges 24 California Cup, Fri.–Sun., March 11–13.
First Wet Wednesday, March 16. Member’s Birthday Club
CHRF Spring #3, Sunday, March 27.
CHRF Race to PCYC, Friday, April 8. David Iddings 3/17
Richard Cleveland 3/1
PCYC Cruise, Saturday–Sunday, April 16–17. John Erdahl 3/1 Michael Richardson 3/17
CHRF Full Monty Goleta Up & Back, Sunday, April 17. Cheryl Kelmar 3/1 Jerry Geneau 3/18
Doug Harlow 3/2 Donald Hughes 3/18
Save the Dates Staff Commodore Jay Parker 3/20
Cruisers Dock Party, Saturday, March 26. John Berryhill 3/3 Linda Smith Reichel 3/21
SBYCW Dreier Collection Fundraiser, Friday, April 1. Diana Katsenes 3/3 Nancy Smith 3/21
Erik Sluyter 3/3 John Lindgren 3/22
Wine Tasting, Tuesday, April 26, 2-5 p.m.
Christopher Gabriel 3/4 Frank Miller 3/22
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour, Thursday, May 5, 5–7 p.m. Frank Peavey 3/22
James Lower 3/4
Brooke Sawyer 3/5 Staff Commodore
Frank De Trana 3/6 Stan Los, Jr. 3/23
Dean Mars 3/23
Eugene Gordon 3/7
Ann Hutchins 3/7 Tobias Bateson 3/24
William Lannan 3/8 Staff Commodore
the Roses™ Bernard Girod 3/9
Robert Kallman 3/9
Kent Pierce 3/24
Riley Bechtel 3/25
Charles Stoops 3/9 Stuart Colville 3/25
Saturday, May 7 • 3:00 p.m. Showtime William Hahn 3/10 Richard Compton 3/25
Experience the first leg of the Jack Hufford 3/10 David Hamilton 3/25
Gregory Nancarrow 3/10 Rogers Harder 3/26
Triple Crown at the 2011
Jr. Staff Commodore Jonathan Samuels 3/26
Kentucky Derby ® on the SBYC Rob Hunt 3/27
Roger Chrisman 3/11
big screen. But the Kentucky Steve Hubbs 3/12 Robert Kieding 3/28
Derby is much more than just a Steve Pybrum 3/12 Linda Lowell 3/28
two-minute race, it will be an James Mitchell 3/13 Julio Petrini 3/28
event at Santa Barbara Yacht Club, Michael Hopkins 3/14 Iya Falcone 3/29
Churchill Downs style—filled with Michael Wapner 3/14 Jerry Shalhoob 3/29
food, fun, drinks, Mortimer Andron 3/15 Gordon Hardey 3/29
Randall E. Greer 3/15 Pamela Thiene 3/29
hats, and so
Capp Raisin 3/15 Betty Newcomb 3/30
much more. Alex Ziegler 3/15 Ronelle Wilson-Pelton 3/30
Kenneth Kieding 3/16 Stefan Mazur 3/31
Joseph Tucker, Jr. 3/16 Gerrold Rubin 3/31
Clyde Wullbrandt 3/16 Edward Savage 3/31
June H. De Voto 3/17 Craig Swanson 3/31
W.W. “Rick” Drewry 3/17 H. Douglas Wood 3/31
Michael Holland 3/17
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 Breakfast or Lunch
Club Closed Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 11:30am-2pm 10am-2pm
Sail Policy Mtg 5:30pm
Café Menu 2-8pm
6 Breakfast 7:30am 7 Monday Forum 8 9 10 Lunch 11:30am-2pm 11 12 Breakfast or
Kira Redmond, Ash Wednesday Bridge 1pm
Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 10am-2pm
Protecting Our Vintner’s Wine Tasting Lunch 11:30am-2pm Membership Mtg
Opening Day House & Grounds Mtg
CHRF/Casper Race Channel Waters 3-5pm Long Range Planning Melges 24 Calif Cup
Mtg 11:30am Skippers Social 5-7pm Melges 24 Calif Cup
Fried Chicken Buffet
Café Menu 2-8pm Dinner 6-9pm Café Menu 2-8pm
13 14 Monday Forum 15 16 17 18 19
Daylight Saving Begins James Lambden,
Lunch 11:30am-2pm St. Patrick’s Day Lunch 11:30am-2pm Breakfast or Lunch
Brunch 10am-1pm The Revival of the SBYCW Spring Lunch Lunch 11:30am-2pm 10am-2pm
Melges 24 Calif Cup Electric Boat Scuttlebutt Deadline 11:30am Bridge 1pm Gaucho Regatta
Family Boat Building
Bd. of Directors Mtg 6pm Dinner 6-9pm Happy Days Party
BBQ Ribs Buffet
First Wet Wednesday No Café Menu
Café Menu 2-8pm
20 Spring Begins 21 Monday Forum 22 23 24 25 26
Brunch 10am-1pm Chad Dreier, Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 11:30am-2pm Breakfast or Lunch
The Dreier Museum: 10am-2pm
Gaucho Regatta Santa Barbara’s Wet Wednesday SBYCW Board Mtg
Mexican Buffet Unique Treasure Lobster Night Cruiser Dock Party
Fishing Fleet Mtg 6pm
Café Menu 2-8pm Dinner 6-9pm Café Menu 2-8pm
27 28 Monday Forum 29 30 31
Brunch 10am-1pm Jacques Steininger,
Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 11:30am-2pm
OAT Tour of Turkey Bridge 1pm
CHRF Spring #3 Winemaker Dinner
Prime Rib Buffet
Café Menu 2-8pm
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 Breakfast or Lunch
Lunch 11:30am-2pm 10am-2pm
Dinner 6-9pm Café Menu 2-8pm
3 4 Monday Forum 5 6 7 8 9 Breakfast or Lunch
Brunch 10am-1pm Ed Vernon, Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 11:30am-2pm 10am-2pm
The Port of Bridge 1pm CHRF Race to PCYC
Fried Chicken Buffet Santa Rosalita Wet Wednesday Sail Policy Mtg 5:30pm
Café Menu 2-8pm Dinner 6-9pm Café Menu 2-8pm
10Brunch 10am-2pm 11 Monday Forum 12 13 14 Lunch 11:30-2 15 16 Breakfast or Lunch
Scott Reed, Lunch 11:30am-2pm Bridge 1pm Lunch 11:30am-2pm 10am-2pm
Music Academy of the Membership Mtg Scuttlebutt Deadline
West Summer Festival Wet Wednesday House & Grounds Mtg PCYC Cruise
BBQ Ribs Buffet
Skippers Social 6pm Dinner 6-9pm
Café Menu 2-8pm Café Menu 2-8pm
17 Palm Sunday 18 Monday Forum 19 Passover 20 21 Lunch 11:30-2pm 22 Good Friday 23
Brunch 10am-1pm Peter Hartman, Lunch 11:30am-2pm Bridge 1pm Earth Day Breakfast or Lunch
PCYC Cruise A Brief History of the Board of Directors Mtg Lunch 11:30am-2pm 10am-2pm
CHRF Full Monty Goleta Coast Guard Auxiliary Wet Wednesday SBYCW Board Mtg
Mexican Buffet Dinner 6-9pm
Café Menu 2-8pm Café Menu 2-8pm
24 Easter Brunch 25 Monday Forum 26 27 Administrative 28 29 30 Breakfast or
Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 11:30am-2pm Lunch 10am-2pm
Serving from 9am-2pm Jack Byers, Vintner's Wine Tasting Professionals Day
And Update and Tour 2-5pm Bridge 1pm
Noon Egghunt Lunch 11:30am-2pm
Fishing Fleet 6pm Lobster Night
No Breakfast/Lunch of SBYC’s Kitchen
or Café Menu Wet Wednesday Dinner 6-9pm
Café Menu 2-8pm
31 Brunch 10am-1pm
Prime Rib Buffet
Café Menu 2-8pm
All schedules subject to change without notice.
Santa Barbara Yacht Club Women
C ongratulations to the SBYC Women
Officers! You have been installed!
Smooth sailing luncheon with a few
events and luncheons before they hit the Scuttlebutt. Send us your
email address. It’s private and only used for this purpose.
Our women’s membership is growing. That means we can
surprises. We had a “step in” for Sa- continue to help support our young sailors with our scholarship
brina (secretary)—husband Tony stood program. You see many women in and out of the club, but do
proudly as he represented Sabrina with you know them by name, did you know they love to sail, play
the secretary pencil. Cheers to the women tennis, or ski like you do? Or shop at the same stores or even live
of 2011! I think that’s when I swung the in your own neighborhood? Many love to travel the Caribbean or
champagne bottle against the podium! (Fake bottle of course.) visit museums and enjoy the world of art as you do. You will be
Thanks to our Programs Committee, Lili Schafer, Sherryl surprised as to how many of our members have the same inter-
Harlow, Janet Rowse, Molly Dolle, and Trish Davis for put- ests. Just ask Susan Engles, Carolyn Duncan, or Candy Logue
ting together the All Aboard theme for this eventful luncheon. to tell you more! If you haven’t joined, join today!
Shari Guilfoyle, Sharon Ewins, and Beverly Toole out did Don’t be bored…come aboard!
themselves for the drawings and ticket sales of $635 for the Santa —Margo Browning, SBYCW President,
Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation. email@example.com
Announcing “2010 Woman of the
Year”—Kathleen Yabsley! With an over-
whelming nomination, she has helped in
every way possible with such enthusiasm.
We salute you Kathleen!
This year will be a full year with op-
portunities to get to know the women of our
club and make new friends. We do this with
the many events that work for you and your
interests. For example, we held our Febru-
ary Wine Tasting event at our local Santa
Barbara Winery with food, discounts, draw-
ings and a special valentine treat (chocolate!).
Another treat were the husbands that joined
in on the fun—my husband Charles, Shari
Guilfoyle and Bill, Sharon Ewins with Doug,
Barbara Sanborn (our newest SBYCW
member) with husband Tom, and Donna
Long accompanied by her son. Pat Hinds
and Mimi Michaelis were fun to shop with
and thanks to Molly for our pictures
and Kathleen for putting this all together. Be “in the know” on
SBYCW Spring Luncheon
Please join the SBYCW for
A Salute to
An Evening with
The Dreier Collection
Santa Barbara Women
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011 11:30 a.m. Social • Noon Luncheon
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets $125 per person Kathie Brewster of the
RSVP by March 25 to Kourtney at 965-8112 Santa Barbara Historical
Make checks payable to SBYCWF Museum is our speaker.
RSVP to Kourtney at 965-8112
All proceeds benefit the SBYCW Foundation Scholarships
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
and Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation
Santa Barbara Yacht Club
130 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Founded in 1872
Opening Day Planning a Wedding or Party?
Sunday, March 6
1100 Hours—Parade of Fleet
Call the club