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					January 2008

“Polar Express” Holiday Lights Cruise

The annual holiday electric boat rally, “Polar Express” was well attended on
Friday, December 7, 2007 despite the North Pole forecasts of blustery winds
and high seas. Over 117 passengers checked in for the holiday lights bay
cruise with ticket takers Marcia O’Hern and Barbara Wall.

Warming up the passengers before their departures, Richard Cardwell,
Marion Smith, Wayne Graveline, and Quentin Wall served hot
Peppermint Schnapps to eager guests awaiting instructions from the

After a cruise around the bay, Conductors engineered their boats to the
Newport Yacht Club for a wonderful dinner and merriment.

Passengers returned to LIYC for to join pianist Marion Smith for carols and
homemade cookies made by Allegra Brown, Suzanne Cardwell, Lexi
Graveline, Marcia O’Hern, and Barbara Wall. The Clubhouse even had an
electric train running around the Christmas tree which was brimming over
with children’s books each passenger donated. The books will be given to
SOS (Share Our Selves) Adopt a Family for Christmas.

The depot (Clubhouse) closed well past midnight with happy passengers
caroling who all enjoyed the “Polar Express.”


The Lido Isle Yacht Club Change of the Watch Party was a spectacular
evening planned by Linda Gruver who was assisted by Suzanne Cardwell.
The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner, the
installation of the new flag officers and dancing. When the guest entered the
Bay Room they were awe struck by the gorgeous decorations. The room was
transformed into a holiday wonderland by Marcia O’Hern and her LIWC
Committee which consisted of Merilee Bennett, Marilyn Read, Dennis
O’Hern, Barbara Wall, Susan Crossley, Sally Holt, Jan Sutherlen,
Linda Giannini, Maureen Gautschi, Ellie Yates, Carol Wood, Gloria
Parker, Gail Pollard, Jen Rogers, and Jane Kingsley. Adel Patterson
assisted with buying. Linda Gruver and her decorating committee Jan
Wirgler, Donna Shockley and Barbara Wall further set the stage with
beautiful table settings. The white rose, hydrangea, and orchid centerpieces
were done by Bliss Florals on Balboa Island and were beautiful. The
members and guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner provided by Posh
Caterers. The new flag officers were Installed: Commodore Mary
Cappellini, Vice Commodore Frank Gruver, and Rear Commodore Ken
Wirgler. The 2008 Junior Staff Commodore is Dick Brown.

The members danced the night away with the Stonebridge Band which was
deemed “The Best.”

Many thanks to Lynda Gruver and her helpers for planning and executing
such an outstanding party.

Commodore’s Cocktail Party

Commodore Dick and Jan Brown kicked off the Lido Isle Yacht Club Parties
with cocktails and a buffet dinner for the 2007 volunteers November 30th.
The Brown’s created a tented wonderland on Via Jucar next to their home.
The food was a real gourmet treat created by Ellen at Creative Catering.
Hawaiian shrimp and the lamb chops were a big hit.

Thanks is inadequate to the Brown’s for all their hard work this year and for
the wonderful party. Life on Lido is really fun.

Trophy Presentations

Commodore Dick Brown presented the Senior Perpetual Trophies at the
annual meeting to the following yacht club members.


LIYC Best Place in Largest Fleet

(Non Ensenada) Ocean Race

Richley Family


Robert Bogen

Memorial Trophy
LIYC Cruising Trophy

SC Dave Lamb


SC Roger Rousset




LIYC Most Unusual Sailor

Dave Tingler



LIYC Best in PHRF Ensenanda Race

Richley Family


Commodore Rutter Trophy

LIYC Most Distinguished in Yachting

SC Roy Woolsey



LIYC Most Improved Sailor

Bruce Bennett


(Quetzalcoatil) Trophy

Most Loyal Member LIYC

Jay Leonard



LIYC Adult Nite Flight Low Point

Tim Richley




LIYC Commodore Dinghy Race

SC Phil Thompson


SC Wayne Graveline





LIYC Commodore’s Right Arm

Debbie Benedict



Above and Beyond the Can of Duty

Jim Bailey


Commodore Ward Trophy

LIYC Family Award for Skill, Loyalty, and Sportsmanship

Koll/Bailey Family




LIYC Friday Night Low Point

SC Bob Yates




LIYC Low Point in the Commodore Woolsey Regatta

Mark Gaudio



LIYC Best Service for Junior Sailors

Susan Kavannaugh


Lisa Guzzo



Great Service to Junior Sailors

SC Bob Yates

Commodore’s Regatta

The Annual Commodore’s Regatta was held December 1st. Eleven
Commodores sailed and twenty Commodores came for the clam chowder
lunch. The Commodore’s all raced Harbor 20’s which were loaned by J.K.
Leason, Neil MacFarlane, Kathy Sangster, Marcia O’Hern, and Tom

The First Place winners and winners of the Commodore Hinshaw Perpetual
Trophy was Phil Thompson and Wayne Graveline. Second Place winners
were Dave Lamb and Don Benedict and Third Place winners were Phil
Gautschi and Mary Cappellini. Many thanks to Hilary Benedict for being
the Race Committee Chairman.

December 2007

The HALLOWEEN REGATTA was canceled due to the gale force winds. All yachting activities
in the harbor were canceled that day. This was a big disappointment for the Junior Board,
as they put a lot of effort into planning the event and buying prizes Many thanks to the
Junior Board for their hard work.


The LIDO ISLE YACHT CLUB RAFT-UP had to be canceled October 28th due to the fires and
poor air quality. Many people did not want to bring their boats or attend. Thanks to Dave
Lamb and Roger Rousett for their planning.


The Harbor 20 Clinic given by Bob Yates and SC Mary Cappellini was a roaring success.
The head instructor was Bob Yates and he was assisted by Carter Ford. The level of
instruction was outstanding and the lunch and after sailing food and beverages were
outstanding. Peter Haynes from the Harbor 20 Fleet,and Dave Tingler, LIYC assisted with
instruction. The instruction consisted of chalkboard lessons, on the water instruction, and
one to one instruction. Rigging the boat, basic to advanced sailing instruction, and racing
instruction was given.

The sailors attending voted this the best clinic ever given for Harbor 20 sailors.

Thanks to Peter Haynes, Bruce & Marilee Bennett, Neil MacFarlane, Bob Yates and
Kathy Sangster for bringing their boats. Many thanks to Bob Yates, Mary Cappellini and
Carter Ford for their hard work and organization.


Halloween Haunt

The LIJYC Jr. Board sponsored first annual Halloween Haunt, Dinner, Costume Contest
Dance on Saturday, October 27, 2007 for all Lido Islanders enthusiastic about Halloween
and our Lido Sailing Program. Adults and youngsters were all welcome and the haunting
crowd had an excellent time boasting their creative wear and dancing to the rhythm and
beat of DJ Thomas Melum. DJ Thomas and MC Megan entertained the guests with Mummy
wrapping contests, limbo, musical chairs and plenty of dancing.

Best Costume awards went to the Banana, Geisha Girl, Jesus is my Homeboy, Tony the
Pizzeria Man, the Thoroughly Modern 80’s Mom & Daughter team, the China man and his
partner, and the Best Couple Pirates. The kids received Target Gift Cards, Halloween Beanie
Babies, Board Games. Adult winners received bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne or a
Halloween Platter with matching dish towels.

The iPod Nano and Lee Board, Rudder & Canvas Carrying Bag were big hits for the Raffle.
Summer 2007 Booster chair Lisa Guzzo was thrilled to the lucky ticket holder for the
sailing accessories while Wils Johnson won the iPod Nano. He’s still grinning.

It took a great group of volunteers and the LIJYC Jr. Board all day, from sunrise to sunset to
transform the Clubhouse into a haunted Spider House at the main entrance and decorate
the entire garden room and front into a hall of Monsters and Cobwebs, making for a spooky
yet cozy moonlight evening gathering.

A host of volunteers made this fun raiser a success. The décor crew included; co-chairs,
Christine Overstreet and Liza Zielinski, Betty Terry, Melissa Flagg, Blair Box, Diana
Thomas, Kim Cosenza and LIJYC Jr. Board members, Jr. Commodore James
Littlefair, Jr. Rear & Jr. Vice Commodores Jackie and Francesca Cappellini, and
Board members, Grace Terry, Nicole Zielinski, Amelia Thomas, Kaitlyn Cosenza,
Maggie-Ann Re. Melissa Flagg shared her creativity and sparked the interest of our Jr.
Board to create a wicked entrance that added lots of fun at the party - it made the lobby a
real center for activity and made trips to the bathroom quite spooky.

Other volunteers were Lisa-Grundy-Johnson who made sure the entire island knew about
this fund raiser by distributing a flyer in conjunction other Lido Isle flyer.
Parents and members of the LIJYC Jr. Board baked home-made cookies & cupcakes for the
dessert buffet.

Karen Littlefair planned and executed the delicious catered Mexican buffet from Carnitas
La Villa, which she managed to provide at an amazing value that helped boost the net
proceeds to $1,769.73.

Joy MacLaren was the Chinese General overseeing the party and helped managed the
details to insure the event went smoothly. Stephanie Okey was key in making sure we had
the newest release of the Nano iPod by visiting the Apple Store the day of the event.

The Wheel of Fortune “No Host” Bar was a terrific catalyst for donations for the LIJYC. Our
special thanks to Pirate Mark Zielinski and Warlock Dennis Overstreet for staffing this
station and making it easy for our guests to part with their dollars! All for a worthy cause

The biggest thank you goes to Lisa Zielinski for co-chairing the event and making sure the
money was collected. Heather Newman, Susan Palmer and Rene Poivre, were the
official greeters to about 95 guests during the Halloween Haunt.

The Jr. Board’s goal was to raise $1000.00 for this first fund raiser of their tenure and they
exceeded their goal by nearly 75%. The funds are not yet ear-marked, but the money will
go toward important elements of the sailing program, such as equipment maintenance and

Rear Commodore Frank Gruver joined the Jr. Board in the festivities, in disguise as Harry
Potter and his donation of $200 also sweetened the Net Proceeds pot for LIJYC.

Our thanks to everyone who helped put this event together and our apology if you were not
mentioned by name. We appreciate your participation and being a part of our LIJYC sailing
program. Our Lido Sailing Program is unique and we are striving to offer our residents and
their families the opportunity to experience the joy of living on and around Newport Harbor.
We are all so fortunate to be part of the Lido life style and it is a pleasure to see so many
friends and neighbors our community and helping one another.

Diana Thomas joined Chris Overstreet the morning after the Halloween Soiree to turn
the Clubhouse back into itself. The two worked diligently in order to save the cleaning fee so
these funds went toward the net proceeds as well.

This LIJYC Jr. Board is planning another fund raiser for the Spring - a much larger event - to
raise more funds and parent volunteer awareness for our junior sailing program. The Jr.
Board and the LIJYC and LICA welcome your suggestions and your support as volunteers
and financial donations.

Please visit to view more photos of the LIJYC Oct 27, 2007 Halloween Haunt &
Fund Raiser

The 2007 Commodore’s Cruise on the Hudson River began with travelers experiencing the
spectacular sights and sounds of New York City including Broadway shows, fine restaurants,
great museums and all the other splendors of Manhattan. Then it was off to the Chelsea
Piers to board the Spirit of Nantucket. The LIYC crew included 34 intrepid voyagers led by
Commodore Dick Brown.

Passing dramatic views of the New York skyline, the ship began its passage up the scenic
and historic Hudson River with its colonial settlements, legendary estates and quaint
villages. Ports of call included scenic Catskill, Kingston, legendary Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow
and West Point Academy. Visits to historic Hyde Park, home of FDR, magnificent Kykuit,
home of the Rockefeller family, the Revolutionary War battleground of the Battle of
Saratoga and lunch at the spectacular Culinary Institute of America were some of the

Best of all was the fun and camaraderie shared by the Lido Islanders. Our party-loving crew
included: Sheila and Bob Baker, Jan and Dick Brown, Lenard Davis, Betsey and
Brian Dougherty, Sonja and Gary Gray, Jean and Dick Grover, Nancy and Hugh
Helm, Margo and Lee Iverson, Judy and Chuck McKenna, Gloria and Larry Parker,
Lynn and Jerry Pharris, Gail and Bob Pollard, Maureen and Phil Ramer, Mary and
Patrick Sanders, Rhoda and Jim Stanley, Joan and David Stephenson, Barbara and
Quentin Wall and Marilyn Wall. A great time was had by all!

 July 2007

 2007 Lido Isle Yacht Club Opening Day
 On a bright crisp Newport Beach day the Lido Isle Yacht Club staged its 2007 Opening Day. Our theme
 was “Anchors Away.” The event started with the traditional parade with Commodore Dick Brown and
 wife Jan in the lead car, followed by Vice Commodore Mary Cappellini and husband Cesar, and Rear
 Commodore Frank Gruver and wife Lynda, Jr. Staff Commordore Quentin Wall and wife Barbara and
 about 20 Staff Commodores. Our local boy scout troop and the Newport Harbor High School Band
 marched in the parade. Peter McNabb and son Kelly used a lot of energy to get everyone lined up
 properly. A group of visiting Commodores from the Southern California Yachting Clubs were also in
 Opening the ceremony a stirring invocation was given by Jerry Pharris. The National Anthem and the
 Navy Hymn were both beautifully sung by Danny Fehfenfeld. In his speech Commodore Brown noted
 that the “Good Ship Lido” is underway with two themes for the year. The 1st, “Fun City, USA” will
 concentrate on our summer barbeques and our terrific summer beach polynesian luau on Saturday,
 July 21st. In the 2nd, , USA” we will enjoy more sailing for adults and juniors under our new full time
 sailing director. Before returning home on December 1st for our change of watch ceremony the
 Commodore's crew “trusts that the wind will be at your back, the sun will shine warmly on your face,
 and the rain will fall softy on your boats.”
 Finally the Yacht Club was commissioned for the 2007 season and our canoneer, Mike Golden, shot
 off the canon. All members and their guests then headed to the Clubhouse for brunch by Creative
 Catering and various libations were served by bartenders Bill Hopkins, Neil MacFarlane, Pete Manno,
 Jim Rogers and Lynn Rahn. Special flags designed for the occasion by Joyce Ursino were hanging in
 the Bay and Garden Rooms. Quartermaster Nancy Wimer and Pat Hopkins displayed all the new LIYC
gear and sales were brisk.

As brunch ended people drifted down to the docks to view the spectacular array of twenty sailboats,
yachts and other varieties of boats assembled by the incredible Lee Iverson - what a great job! None
of this could have taken place without the strenuous work of Patrick Sanders and his crew of Drew
Ebright, Jim Rogers, Tony Spooner, Joe Ursino and Quentin Wall, who moved the docks into position.
The owners of these boats graciously welcomed everyone aboard to look around. In the background
a steel drum played by Mollee Craven created a great party atmosphere.

Many other members contributed to make this yearly yacht club highlight successful. Carter Ford,
Bob Leishman, and Phil Ramer saved our bridge banner when a truck ripped it down. Merilee and
Bruce Bennett guided the ceremony along with Jan and Steve Sutherlen. Marion Pickens, Alison
McCormick, Linda and Peter Formuzis and Jennifer and Jim Ciucki checked everyone in. Jr. Staff
Commodore Quentin Wall, Dennis O'Hern and Sorel Reisman set up the sound system - no small feat!
Others helping with important tasks were Barbara Wall, John Oyler, Marion Smith, Debbie Benedict,
Rear Commodore Frank Gruver and Lynda Gruver, Mitch Barker, Kimo McCormick, Phil Gautschi, Gail
Pollard, Lurleen Twist, Sharon Carona and Rhoda Stanley.

Lido Isle is a unique place where dozens of selfless volunteers come together to make our events so
memorable. Thank you all for your time and effort.

Marybeth and Jay Leonard


This coming August 19th to 22nd, the Lido 14 Golden Anniversary Class Championships are going to
be sailed in Newport Beach. In 1958, Lido Isle resident "WD" Schock established the Lido 14 Class,
and held the first Class Championship right here in our own Balboa Bay. Since then, over six thousand
boats have been built and many tens of thousands of sailors have enjoyed the thrill of sailing this
spirited little dinghy. Now the Lido l4's are returning to their birthplace, and the Lido Isle Yacht Club is
one of the host yacht clubs for the event.

The Lido 14 is unique. Very few classes of sailboats last for fifty years. The boats wear out, become
obsolete, and are replaced by newer, high tech designs. The sailors grow older, retire, or move on to
the newer designs. Except for the Lido 14, which has maintained its strength and vitality by making
improvements in the boat, by promoting exciting sailing regattas, and by holding outstanding social
activities. The dedicated sailors still love the close-in competitive sailing offered by the Lido 14, and
show up in large numbers to the numerous regattas held up and down the West Coast throughout
the year.

On Sunday, August 19, the sailors will be checking in and registering for the Championships at our
Club House. Boats will be measured. Some of the most successful sailors in our community will be
running clinics for the sailors. Practice races will be held to familiarize the sailors with the courses.
Finally, there will be a social party and reception to welcome all of the competitors.

This is going to be a very special event in the long history of the Lido 14. Most significantly, Tom
Schock, the son of "WD" and Betty Schock, is putting together all of the available memorabilia and
pictures of the past fifty years. Many of the famous sailors who sailed the Lido 14 through the years
will be attending the event. None will be more welcomed than our own Roy Woolsey, who is still
competing actively in the class as he has done since the very first Championship Regatta held in 1958.

The sailing regatta will be held in the "Turning Basin" on the following Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday. Our own Bill Palmer, Staff Commodore of the Lido Isle Yacht Club, will be the Principal
Race Officer. Since there will probably be over fifty boats racing, the action will be very close-in and
exciting. Spectator boats will be available for anyone wishing to watch the action up close.

The event will be alternated between Lido Isle Yacht Club, Balboa Yacht Club, Bahia Corinthian Yacht
Club, and Newport Harbor Yacht Club for different events throughout the week. If you have
questions or would like to attend any of the events, please contact Bob Yates at .

June 2007
LIYC Ensenada party
The Lido Isle Yacht Club Racers were given a great “send off” at the Ensenanda Party April 26th. The
skippers and their crews were guests of the Yacht Club. Le Mariachi’s Zacateras provided rousing
Mexican tunes for the party goers. Las Fajitas provided a sumptuous Mexican Buffet and Margaritas,
Mexican Beer and Wine flowed freely. The sailors and yachts from Lido Isle Yacht Club participating
in the Ensenanda Race are:
Heart Beat skippered by Chuck Brewer
Amante skippered by Buddy Richley and his family
Anthem skippered by Roger MacGregor
We wish this group of sailors the best of luck.

This wonderful party was orchestrated by Rear Commodore Frank Gruver and his wife Lynda and
their committee. Jan Wirgler took the reservations and Jan and Jennifer Ciucki manned the check-in
desk. Lynda Gruver and Donna Shockley did a great job transforming the Clubhouse into a Mexican
hacienda. The Senõrs tending bar were Rear Commodore Frank Gruver, Bruce Bennett, Jay Leonard
and Jim Ciucki. A special thanks to Phil Ramer for providing the Margarita Machine. Thanks to the
Gruvers and their committee for the wonderful party.



The Harbor 20 Sailing Clinic on Saturday April 21st was a big success with nineteen sailors. Fiona
McLean and Staff Commodore Bob Yates orchestrated a successful clinic for the sailors who ranged
from beginners to experienced sailors. The clinic had both sailing theory and actual sailing
experiences in the boats. The participants were very complimentary and would like another adult
sailing clinic.

Many thanks to Andy Binkerd, Kathy Sangster, George Twist, Judy Weightman and Bob Yates who
loaned their boats for the sailing clinic

Spring Dinghy Regatta Sunday, April 22, 2007
This was a successful regatta thanks to all the wonderful volunteers. Greg Shaver was Race
Committee Chair and was assisted in the tower by Chris Overstreet and Lisa Zielinski. Assistant Race
Committee Chair was Debbie Benedict and scorer was Hilary Benedict. The chase boat was ably
manned by our Sailing Director Fiona McLean. Protest Committee was Staff Commodore Kimo
McCormick and he was assisted by Nick Madigan. Trophies were presented by Maggie Ann Re, who
was filing in for her parents Heather and Joe Re.

Forty eight sailors raced in eight classes. Classes represented were CFJ’s, Lasers, Laser Radials, Sabot
A, Sabot B, Sabot C-l, Sabot C-2, and Sabot C-3.

Ten Lido Isle Yacht Club Sailors participated:

Lasers - Roy Woolsey, Buddy Richley, (1st Place) and Jim Ciucki.

Laser Radials - Evan Kort.

Sabot A - Andrew Mather (1st Place), Maxson Richley (2nd Place).

Sabot B - Katie Donahue, Max Zielinski, and Kaitlyn Cosenza.

Sabot C-3 - Baylee Bakkila.

May 2007



FRIDAY MAY 25th - 6:30 PM

On the Lido Isle Clubhouse

Barbecue Patio

It's Free!

Compliments of the Lido Isle Yacht Club

You're invited, along with current Lido Isle Yacht Club Officers and All Staff Commodores. Meet other
new members, LIYC Officers and Staff Commodores. Learn about the many social events being
planned for you by Rear Commodore Frank Gruver. Talk to Vice Commodore Mary Cappellini about
the LIYC Sailing Program and ask Commodore Dick Brown how you can become more involved.

Want to join LIYC? All new LIYC applicants are welcome as well. New Members please come. It is
important that our guests of honor attend.
RSVP by phone, note or e-mail to:

JR. Staff Commodore

Quentin and Barbara Wall



201 Via Orvieto


You are invited to register to show your boats at our upcoming Opening Day Celebration. Owners of
sailboats or power boats from 23 ft. and up may register for space at the club docks to present their
boats at this festive event. Also we like to display a Harbor 20, Duffy, FJ, Lido 14, Laser and a classic
launch or sailboat. We hope to have a variety of boat types and sizes representing the interests of
the club. The main idea is to become acquainted with other LIYC members and their boats, and share
in the joy of yachting.

On Friday, May 11th, boats will be brought to the Clubhouse dock in the morning and early
afternoon. Participants will be given a docking plan showing their boat's location and a time
sequence for arrival and assistance by the docking crew. There will be time to “Dress Ship” as
appropriate for the event before the judging takes place late Friday afternoon. That evening there
will be a Picnic/BBQ dinner for participating boat owners and Opening Day volunteers.

To inquire about more information, please contact Lee Iverson at (949) 475-9900 or Please respond as soon as possible.

Save the Date


Saturday June 9th

9 AM to 1 PM

Genoa East Boat Garden

Sponsored by the LIJYC Board

Bring your Sabot to check out your rigging and fix up your boat for sailing. Proctor Masts and Rigging
will be there with parts and expertise for all your tune up needs.

The LIYC Jr. Board will be there to teak your boat for a small fee and will be selling Starbucks coffee,
drinks, and delicious refreshments. Stop by and say hello. This is a fundraiser for the Jr. Board and the
Jr. Sailing Program.
Save the Date



6:30 PM till

At the Lido Isle Clubhouse

Catered by Las Frajitas

Dinner, Margaritas and Beer

Early Reservations by April 24th

LIYC Members $20

All guests and non-members $22

After April 24th and at the door $25

For information call Rear Commodore Frank Gruver at (949) 673-2166. RSVP to Jan Wirgler by April
24th at 207 Via Koron. Make checks payable to LIYC.

Annual CPR Classes Offered

On Saturday June 16th LIYC will have the annual CPR Certification at the Clubhouse. It couldn’t be
easier so tell others. This important opportunity to brush up on life saving skills will get you ready for
summer in a very special way. Dr. Jim Millspaugh, LIYC Fleet Surgeon will supervise both the CPR
portion in the morning 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and First Aid later.

Also in the afternoon the CME instructors will offer the full First Aid course as well. Following CPR we
will take a break, then continue with the first Aid instruction from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Watch for flyers with prices and more information. Reservations are required. Sign up at the
Clubhouse or call Jim 949-675-5881.

April 2007
St. Patrick’s Day at the LIYC Pub

Linda and Frank Gruver and their leprechauns transformed the Clubhouse into an Irish Pub for all the
Irish and Honorary Irish in the LIYC. Joyce Ursino and her committee Barbara Wall, Mary Beth
Leonard, Lexi Graveline, and Linda Gruver were the decorating leprechauns. Check-In was handled by
the Irish lassies Marcia O’Hern and Barbara Wall. Dispensing Irish beer and librations were Jay
Leonard, Peter McNabb, Dennis O’Hern, and Jim Rogers. Hugh Helm was in charge of the Dart

Ellen of Creative Catering provided a traditional Irish dinner complete with an Irish Coffee Bar. Back
by popular demand was the Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce.

The entertainment highlight was the Irish DJ Dustin O’Malley and the Irish Dancers from the Larson
School of Dance.

Thanks to the Gruvers and the volunteers who made this wonderful evening possible.

Click for Mid Winter Tune Up Regatta - January 21, 2007 - Results

March 2007

LIYC History
Where were you in 1948 ??

The Lido Isle Yacht Club may have been established in 1928, however in January of 1947, residents on
Lido gathered to reorganize. There were 18 Charter members and 39 Regular members who decided
to establish by-laws for our club. Unfortunately none of the earlier records are available, unless you
have some in an old box somewhere. However, recently a leather bound volume was found!! We
have the official minutes for LIYC from Jan 3, 1947 to December 18, 1954.

Quoting from the minutes of May 23, 1947: Entertainment: “Mrs. Lippincott reported on the party
held May 16th. Report showed a profit of $17.54.” (Pictures show the page 4 from NEWPORT
BALBOA NEWS-TIMES for May 17, 1947) “Any profits from parties should be used toward the
purchase of trophies The Secretary was instructed to write letters of thanks to Newport Harbor Yacht
Club for the use of their tables. Also a letter to the Vestry of St. James Church for the use of their

From time to time the LIYC column will have more quotes from other minutes. Do you have an
interesting story to share?? Please submit them to D. Shockley 523 Soud in writing.

Junior Yacht Club Board


Jr. Commodore

This is Addison’s third year on the Jr. Yacht Club Board. He has been involved in the Junior Sailing
Program for nine years. In 2006, Addison qualified for Iron Fleet at Jr. Sabot Nationals. In 2003, he
placed Second in Iron class at Jr. Sabot Nationals as the youngest sailor from the Lido Isle Yacht Club.
Addison started skiing when he was four years old and now snowboards. He also surfs and
skateboards. This is his sixth season playing baseball for NHBA.



Vice Commodore

James is 12 years old and a 7th grader at Carden Hall. He has been sailing since he was 6 years
old. This is his second year on the Jr. Board. James is an avid sports fan and wants to be a Sports
Broadcaster or Television News Reporter.



Rear Commodore

Domenic is a 13 year old 8th grader at Pegasus School in Huntington Beach. He has been in the Junior
Sailing Program for 5 years. This is his second year on the board. Domenic is ranked No. 1 on the
Palisades Tennis Club 14 and Under Tennis Team.



Jr. Staff Commodore

Charles is a 13 year old 8th grader at Pegasus School in Huntington Beach. He has been involved in
the Jr. Sailing Program for 9 years. This is his third year on the Jr. Board. Charles is very involved in
the Boy Scouts. He will soon be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Charles also plays Lacrosse.



Francesca is a twelve year old 7th grade student at Ensign Middle School. She is an A Sailor, who has
sailing since age 6 years. This is her second year on the board. She qualified for Silver Fleet at Junior
Sabot Nationals. Jackie plays Club Soccer-MK Team. Plays tennis and is a SOS Volunteer.




Patrick is a 12 year old sixth grader at Carden Hall School. This is his first year on the Jr. Board. He
began sailing at age 8 years. In 2005, he won the Lido Isle Yacht Club Sportsman Perpetual Award.
Patrick plays baseball, football, surfs, and plays chess. He is known for his smile and easy going



Sabot Fleet Captain

Danny is an 11 year old student at Paul Revere Middle School. He has been sailing in the Jr. Program
for 6 years. This is his first year on the Jr. Board. Danny plays soccer for the Galaxy Soccer Club.



CFJ Fleet Captain

Kiki is a 13 year old 8th grade student at Paul Revere Middle School. She has been sailing in the Jr.
Program for 7 years. This is her third year on the Jr. Board. Kiki is an avid soccer player and is the goal
keeper for the Westside Breakers Soccer Club.



Trophy Chair

Jackie is a 12 year old 7th grade student at Ensign Middle School. She is an A sailor, who has been
sailing since age 6 years. She qualified for Iron Fleet at Jr. Sabot Nationals. Jackie plays Club Soccer-
MK Team, plays tennis and is a SOS Volunteer.


Asst. Trophy Chair

Addison is a 12 year old 7th grade student at Carden Hall. She has been in the Jr. Program for seven
years. This is her second year on the board. She plays volleyball on the Orange County Volleyball Club
Team. Addison loves to sew and makes clothes.



Port Captain

Jack is a 12 year old 7th grade student at Carden Hall. He has been sailing for 6 years in the Jr,
Program. This is his first year on the Jr. Board. Jack is a Pee Wee Triple A Ice Hockey Player and
travels widely with his team.



Asst. Port Captain

Amelia is a 12 year old 6th grader at Carden Hall. This is Amelia’s first year on the board. Amelia is an
avid horseback rider and does Hunter/Jumper Class.



Race Committee Chair

Maxson is a 12 year old seventh grader at Carden Hall. Maxson has been in the Junior Program for
seven years. This is his second year on the board. Maxson qualified for Gold Fleet at Jr. Sabot
Nationals. Maxson is the pitcher and shortstop on League Baseball team



Asst Race Committee Chair

Max is an 11 year old 6th grade student at Carden Hall. He has been sailing in the Jr. Program for 6
years. This is his first year on the board. Max plays baseball in a League and with friends for fun.


Asst. Race Committee Chair

Nicole is a 13 year old 7th grade student at Carden Hall. She has been sailing in the Jr. Program for 7
years. This is her first year on the Jr. Board. Nicole enjoys playing soccer and does gymnastics.


The Lido Junior Sailing Foundation

Did you know… that the Lido Junior Sailing Foundation (“the Foundation”) contributed over $9,000 to
promote junior sailing in Orange County last year and over $31,000 the past three years? You can be
proud of the work that the Foundation has already accomplished on behalf of junior sailing, and the
best is yet to come.

This year the Foundation contributed over $4,700 to the Balboa Bay Fleet for junior sailing activities,
junior trophies throughout the year, software, with total contributions since 2004 nearly $10,000.
The Foundation sponsors the annual CPR First Aid Training class on Lido each June and this year
contributed for junior sailors $1,215 for the training class. Harbor area junior instructors who took
the US Sailing Instruction course received partial grants totaling $625. Other recipients of grants
included the LYNX Foundation, Leukemia Cup, and Harbor area sailing teams receiving over $1,600 in

In 2007 the Foundation will purchase new sails for CFJ sailing teams around the Harbor with up to
$2,500 per team in matching funds. In addition, the Foundation is working actively to develop a
program to teach underprivileged young people sailing and water safety.

Its Creation… The Lido Junior Sailing Foundation was created as a result of a generous bequest by the
late LlYC Commodore and Mrs. Marty Lockney. Since then the foundation has received contributions
annually from the Lido community.

The Foundation is a California non-profit public benefit corporation recognized by the Internal
Revenue Service under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the
Foundation are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permissible by the Internal
Revenue Code.

The purpose of the Foundation is to support sailing, seamanship and life skills, including
sportsmanship, teamwork, community service and safety, for youths and young adults in Orange
County regardless of race, color, creed, religion or national origin.

The Foundation can provide support to other non-profit public benefit organizations, non-selective
membership organizations open to the general public, and directly to suppliers of products or
services in support of our purposes. The Foundation does not provide funding or travel
reimbursement for individuals.
Examples of activities which the Foundation supports are high school and college sailing teams;
nonexclusive sailing organizations (U.S. Sailing, INSA, Balboa Bay Fleet, Sea Scouts); instructor
training courses; CPR, first aid and other water safety programs; racing, sailing or seamanship
training, courses, lectures or clinics; Olympic campaigns, purchase of equipment, trophies, services or
supplies used in such training or regattas open to Orange County junior sailors.

Foundation “Support Request Forms” are available on the LIYC website at or
contact any of the Foundation Board members for additional information, contributions, or
opportunities to help promote the mission of the Foundation:

President - SC David Shockley

Secretary/Treasurer - Val Giannini

Board Members - SC David Lamb,

SC Wayne Graveline,

SC Phil Ramer,

JSC Quentin Wall.

February 2007

New Rear Commodore

Frank Gruver

Frank and Lynda met and married in Honolulu in 1971. Frank moved to Hawaii in 1968 after
graduating La Mirada High School and attending Cal Poly Pomona. Frank was Vice President of Sales
and Marketing for Young’s Markets in Honolulu and Lynda was an Assistant Manager at the Kahala
Hilton Hotel before joining her father in the family business, Frito-Lay of Hawaii. Both Frank and
Lynda continued their careers with Frito-Lay of Hawaii where they were actively involved in the
family business, and the Honolulu community.

Their son, Andrew was born in Honolulu in 1986 and is now a sophomore at UC Santa Cruz where
he’s majoring in Sociology and Electronic Music. In 1997 they moved to Salt Lake City where Frank
began his real estate career. Lynda became a homemaker and both became involved in school and
community activities. They divided their time between Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming
where Lynda owned a women’s specialty store and developed property in the Jackson Hole area. In
2001 they both decided that they had had enough snowy weather, so back to California they came.
Frank had spent his high school and college days on the beaches of Newport and Corona Del Mar and
sailed with his uncle who resided in Newport Beach and was an accomplished sailor participating in
many Ensenada races, so Newport Beach brought back fond memories, and they fell in love with Lido
Isle. Frank joined the Coldwell Banker Newport Beach office and coincidentally ended up buying
Steve and Jan Sutherlen’s home.
Both the Sutherlens and Leonards encouraged Frank and Lynda to become involved in “Life on Lido.”
They joined the Leonards as co-chairs of the Membership Committee and have been busy with Lido
activities ever since. Life for Frank and Lynda revolves around family, friends, business and
community. They enjoy walking with their golden retriever, Sailor, reading and listening to music.Lido
Isle is fortunate to have Frank as the new Rear Commodore and Lynda as his helpmate. 2007 should
be a great year


JULY 21, 2007


Commodore Dick Brown and Jan Brown are planning a wonderful Polynesian Adventure for us July
21, 2007. The band, “Adventures in Paradise” are a nationally acclaimed group of musicians and
entertainers consisting of Fire Dancers, Jugglers and Fire Eaters. The five person team is coordinated
by Karen Katona and David Kephart. They will perform dances from Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, and New

Comedy acts, hulu lessons, hilarious audience participation, pulsating live drummers, and singers will
provide and exciting evening of entertainment.

January 2007

The Change of Watch Party was a real treat from beginning to end. The Clubhouse was transformed
into a Winter Wonderland by the Lido Isle Women's Club. The evening began with tasty hors
d’oeuvres, lots of camaraderie and was followed by a gourmet dinner catered by “Posh.” The new
flag officers were installed:

Commodore: Dick Brown

Vice Commodore: Mary Cappellini

Rear Commodore: Frank Gruver
Special awards were given to:

Commodore Hinshaw Trophy: LIYC Commodore's Dingy Race Winners- Staff Commodores Roy
Woolsey, Don Benedict, and Dave Lamb

Commodore Niblo Trophy: LIYC Commodore’s Right Arm- Joyce Ursino

Judy Franco Trophy: - Outstanding Service to Juniors - 2005 Karen Treaccar

Then the dancing began to the Stonebridge Band with vocalist Chariya Bissonette and the dancing
continued until late at night. One of the evening highlights was the harmonica solo by Ed Houghton.

This delightful evening was planned by Mary Cappellini and her committee: Jan Wirgler,
Reservations; Joyce Ursino, Centerpieces and Place Cards. The set up committee is composed of
Barbara Johannes, Jan Wirgler, and Joyce Ursino.

Many thanks to Mary Cappellini and her committee for a wonderful evening.

Commodore’s Dinghy Regatta

The annual Commodore’s dinghy Regatta on December 3rd was well attended with thirteen
Commodores sailing in six boats. The boat of choice was Harbor 20’s. As usual it was stiff competition
in the three races. Staff Commodore Roy Woolsey and his crew Staff Commodore Don Benedict and
Staff Commodore Dave Lamb won first place Each Commodore took the helm in one race Second
Place was won by Staff Commodore Phil Thompson.

Annual Holiday Electric Boat Rally

The annual holiday electric boat rally “A Vintage Christmas” brought out the true spirit of the season
with over 125 attendees and 15 electric boats participating in the annual holiday lights bay cruise.
Registered attendees (dba Elves) were checked off the “good list” by Marcia O’Hern, Electric Boat
Captain Suzanne Cardwell and Santa’s designer Elf- Joyce Ursino
Hot Buttered Rum’s and Tom & Jerry’s prepared by Dennis O’Hern and Jay Leonard got the evening
off to a warm start. Captain “Santa’s” loaded their sleighs with the very good elves – who proved to
be very generous with donations as the Christmas tree was overflowing with vintage gifts and toys
for children in need. These toys were delivered to the Newport Fire Department, who promised to
enlist a sleigh for Christmas Morning delivery for children in need.

After a cruise around the bay ablaze with holiday lights, “Santa’s” and their elves stopped for a sit-
down dinner at the Newport Yacht Club.

“All is not Calm!” as Commodore Dick Brown announced all sleighs (boats) must return to the Lido
Yacht Club as Marion Smith was eager to lead everyone in Christmas carols.

Upon return to LIYC, elves were treated to the sounds of the season by pianist and lead vocalist,
Marion Smith. Guests were invited to join in the caroling while “It’s A Wonderful Life” was being
viewed and festive desserts prepared by the “Mrs. Claus’s” dba Margo Iverson, Marcia O’Hern, Mary
Manno, Joyce Ursino, and Barbara Wall.

In the wee hours of the morning, you could hear that faint cry “Merry Christmas and to all A Good


John J. Alden Trophy - LIYC Best Place in Largest Fleet Ocean Race - Buddy Richley

Robert Bogen Memorial Trophy - LIYC Cruising Trophy- Lee Iverson

Lido Hole In the Head Trophy - Most unusual Sailor- Chuck McKenna

Jerome Robinson Trophy - LIYC Best in PHRF Ensenada Race -Buddy Richley

Commodore Rutter Trophy - LIYC Most Distinguished in Yachting-Roger MacGregor
Commodore Haskell Trophy - LIYC Most Improved Adult Skipper- Steve Mather

Commodore Lockney Trophy – (Awarded at night)-Most Loyal Adult Member of LIYC- Debbie

Commodore Ray Trophy - LIYC Adult Nite Flite Low Point- Carter Ford

Old Man of the Sea Trophy - Adult Sabot Low Point- Madelyn Koll Bailey

*Commodore Hinshaw - warded at night) - LIYC Commodore Dingy Race Winner

Staff Commodores Roy Woolsey, Don Benedict, & Dave Lamb

Commodore Niblo Trophy - (Awarded at night)- LIYC Commodore’s Right Arm- Joyce Ursino

Commodore Munson Award - Above and Beyond the Call of Duty- Lynn Rahn & Donna Warwick

Commodore Ward Trophy - LIYC Family award for Skill, Loyalty and Sortsmanship - Giannini Family

Commodore Shockley Trophy - (Awarded at night)- LIYC Friday Night Low Point- SC Phil Thompson

Commodore Woolsey Trophy - (Awarded at night)- Low Point in the Commodore Woolsey Regatta -
Bob Yates

F. Platt Preston Trophy - LIYC Best Service for Junior Sailors - usan Kavanaugh & Susan Crossley

Judy Franco Trophy - (Awarded at night)- Outstanding Service to Juniors – 2005: Karen Treaccar and
2006: Bob Yates

Sabot Jr. Nationals Trophies - Awarded at Morning Meeting

Commodore Tingler Trophy - Youngest LIYC Junior Skipper Racing in Sabot Nationals - Wil Crook -
(Age 10 at the regatta and turned 11 on 9/12/06)

Peter Grodach Memorial - Best Performance in Iron Flight at Sabot Junior Nationals - Brooke

Commodore Benedict Trophy - Best Performance in Bronze Flight at Sabot Junior Nationals- Robby

Commodore Haskell Trophy - Best Performance in Silver Flight at Sabot Junior Nationals - Jack Murrel
Admiral Sir Joseph Porter Perpetual - Best Performance in Sabot Junior Nationals from LIYC - Max

2006 Racing T-shirts are given to the LIYC Jr. Sailors who represented the club in:

CFJs - CFJ Nationals at NHYC and Junior Olympics at ABYC

Sabots - Sabot 11 Northern Championship (age 11 and under) at ABYC, Sabot 11

Invitational at ABYC and Sabot Jr. Nationals at MBYC and the Dutch Shoe Regatta (from SDYC to
CYC). NHYC - Newport Harbor Yacht Club ABYC - Alamitos Bay Yacht Club MBYC - Mission Bay Yacht
Club SDYC - San Diego Yacht Club

CYC - Coronado Yacht Club

Emphasis is on promoting traveling and racing for our club. Congratulations to all of the juniors who
are being honored today. It’s a broadening experience to load up the trailer, tie your boat down,
remember to bring all of your equipment, keep track of it and sail the best you can. We’re proud of
our traveling sailors.

CFJ Sailors: Girl Sabot Sailors

Charlie Bailey Maggie Ann Re Tom Freeman Francesca Cappellini Tanner Ashton Jackie Cappellini Kiki
Bailey Kaitlyn Cosenza Evan Kort Nicole Zielinski Danny Bailey Amy Bailey Andrew Davies Mollie
Crook Brittany Donahue Brooke Donahue Charles Giannini Katie Donahue Jordan Murrel Morgan
McVey Devon Wortmann Addison Richley Erin Kavanaugh Grace Terry Hannah Vigil

Boy Sabot Sailors
Andrew Mather Wil Crook Domenic Re Billy Bailey Addison MacLaren James Mather Jack Murrel
Patrick Overstreet Max Richley Robby Yates Max Zielinski Chris Okey Bennett Zemke.

December 2006

Halloween Regatta

The Halloween Regatta was a fun filled event sponsored by the LIYC Junior Board. The regatta had a
great turnout.

Yacht clubs who entered sailors were NHYC, BCYC, BYC, and LIYC. The sailors all arrived in original
innovative costumes. The Costume winners were:

Scariest: - Griffin Holbrook (Bloody Monster Doctor)

Most Original: - John Jasper (Army Guy)

Funniest: - Thomas Walker (Chinese Guy) Grant Winsley (Elvis)

Weirdest: - Kendall Cosenza (Florescent Orange Wig and Hat)

Best Pirate: - Trevor Neighbors

Best 80’s Girls: - Megan Kenny and Marina Barnes

HSC Judy Franco scored the race and Susan Kavanaugh and Mary Cappellini assisted the Junior
Board. The Junior Board judged the costumes and awarded prizes for the best costumes.

Halloween Regatta

Trophy winners

Novice Sabots:

1st Baylee Bakkila LIYC

2nd Trevor Neighbors NHYC

Sabot C3:

1st Derek Pickell BCYC

2nd Sean Segerblom NHYC
3rd Bobby Briggs NHYC

4th Rhodes Garner NHYC

5th Conner Chung BCYC

Sabot C2:

1st Claire Dahl NHYC

2nd Grant Duncan LIYC

3rd Christophe Killian BYC

Sabot C1:

1st Campbell E’Eliscue NHYC

2nd Grace Terry LIYC

3rd Alastair Hurry BYC (wins tie breaker has one 1st place finish)

Sabot B:

1st Griffin Holbrooke BCYC

2nd Kenner Bolvin BCYC (wins tie break has one 1st place finish)

3rd Bailey Davidson BYC

Sabot A:

1st Michael Madigan NHYC

2nd Conner Kelter NHYC

CFJ: 1st Tyler Macdonald/Evan Kort NHYC

Laser: 1st Franchie/Erin BCYC/LIYC

LIDO 14: 1st Roy Woolsey/Jack Buffs

Thanks to the Junior Board and their advisors the regatta was a big success.


LIJYC Commodore
Addison MacLaren

Addison MacLaren, the son of Matthew and Joy MacLaren, is the new Lido Isle Junior Yacht Club
Commodore. This is Addison's third year on the Junior Yacht Club Board and he considers it an honor
to have been elected Junior Commodore. He has been involved in the Junior Sailing Program for nine
years In 2003 he placed Second in Iron Class at Sabot Junior Nationals as the youngest sailor from the
Lido Isle Junior Yacht Club.

Addison started skiing when he was four years old and now snowboards. He also surfs and
skateboards This is his sixth season playing baseball for NHBA. Addison plans to run on the Cross
Country Team at Newport Harbor High School next year. Congratulations Adison on all your

November 2006

Gold Cup Regatta

Congratulations to the Lido Isle Yacht Club Skippers who raced in the Gold Cup. You proudly
represented Lido. We appreciate your faithfulness to the Club.


Sabot A’s - Brooke Donahue

Sabot C1 - Kaitlyn Cosenza

Sabot C2 - Wills Johnson

The regatta was hosted by the Lido Isle Yacht Club. The boat gardens were alive with activity the
weekend of September 16th and 17th with Sabots and CFJ’s from the San Diego area. Coronado,
Southwestern, Mission Bay and San Diego Yacht clubs used our facilities and they loved them. They
parked their trailers in our grass park. Many thanks to Val and Charles Giannini, the Uniacks, Jay
Leonard, and Carter Ford for greeting the sailors and helping out with the trailers and boat control.
Without their help it would not have been possible.


Lido Isle Yacht Club

Junior Board

The Lido Isle Junior Yacht Club meets monthly with Susan Kavanaugh, the advisor to the Junior Board.
The Junior Yacht Club volunteers each year to do service activities to help the Senior Club and to help
the island.
Their next endeavor is to organize the skippers for the Corinthian Cup to be held at the Balboa
Corinthian Yacht Club the weekend of October 14th and 15th.



For the past nine years the fourth Sunday in September is the Roy Woolsey Regatta which was
started by one of our oldest and most distinguished members, Roy Woolsey. Roy sails in the regatta
every year. Jim Ciucki was the chairman and organizer of the regatta for Lido 14’s and Lasers. A total
of 19 boats entered with the largest class being the Lido 14 B Class.

The day of the regatta was one of the windiest days of the year. Greg Shaver did yeoman’s duty
driving the chase boat and was assisted part of the time by Anne Hatton. With great expertise, he
came to the rescue of capsized sailors and boats. Thanks for a job well done. Roy Woolsey, 89 years
of age was highly competitive until a difficult multi-boat convergence led to a collision and Roy
capsized. Undaunted, he changed clothes and came back to race again. In the fourth race, the high
winds got him again and he capsized. Always the trooper, he dried off, changed clothes, and arrived
for the trophy presentation and barbecue in his honor.

After the race, Donna Shockley served her homemade Corn Chowder at the Awards Presentation.

Race Results:


1st Place SC Phil Gautschi LIYC

2nd Place Carter Ford LIYC

3rd Place Dave Rhodes LIYC

4th Place Anne Hatton LIYC

5th Place Dave Tingler LIYC

LIDO 14’s

A Class:

1st Place Bob Yates LIYC

2nd Place Dan Rossen SSYC

3rd Place Nancy Davidson BYC

4th Place Dave Smith ABYC
5th Place Larry Watter CYC

LIDO 14’s

B Class:

1st Place Chris Killian BYC

2nd Place Jim Jackman BYC

3rd Place Roy Woolsey LIYC

4th Place Kelly Cantley SCCYC

5th Place Tom Estlow SCCYC

6th Place Al Perez BYC

7th Place John DeRosa BYC

8th Place Steve Mather LIYC

9th Place Greg Boudreaux BYC

The COMMODORE WOOLSEY TROPHY for the winner of the LOW Point in the Commodore Regatta
was won by Chris Killian of BYC.

After the presentations of the trophies, a barbecue was held to honor Louise and Roy Woolsey and to
thank them for approximately 50 years of service to our Lido Isle Community. The highlight of the
evening was the humorous stories told about Louise and Roy. They are true Lido Isle treasures. The
barbecue was hosted by Donna Shockley and Kathy Sangster.

October 2006


What a fantastic summer! I had a wonderful time getting to know all of you and your families! Having
been in the bay for years, I now understand why LIYC stands out and above the rest. Thank you so
much for making me feel so welcome throughout my brief time here at Lido and thank you for the
opportunity to be apart of your summer sailing program. I would love to be updated on how all of
you are doing down the road, so please send me an e-mail whenever you think of it, I would love to
hear from you! .


Sabot Nationals Recap
Sabot Nationals took place the week after our summer program ended at Mission Bay Yacht
Club. We drove down Sunday with 19 sailors ready to take on the biggest regatta of the year! On
Sunday we practiced and finished measuring in for the big event. Monday was the qualifying day and
I am happy to report that 12 out of our 19 sailors made it through the qualifications. Those sailors
that did not qualify had the opportunity to participate in three separate regattas being held each day
of the event in Chicken Cove at MBYC. The 12 that did qualify went on to sail flight selection on
Tuesday where our 12 sailors were divided up into the following flights: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and
Iron. The last two days of the event were the actual regatta-6 races, 1 throw out. Congratulations
sailors! Here are LIYC’s results for Sabot Nationals:


Brooke Donahue 10th,

Domenic Re 19th,

Jackie Cappellini 25th, &

Maggie Ann Re 27th


Robby Yates 4th,

Will Crook 18th,

Morgan McVey 23rd, &

Andrew Mather 28th


Jack Murrel 22nd,

Francesca Cappellini 29th, &

Addison MacLaren 20th


Maxson Richley 16th
Fall Sailing is just around the corner! And there is no better time to hone up on your sailing skills and
gain an advantage over those taking the next few seasons off. Fall program information will be sent
out soon!

Thank you for everything!

Erin Frederick, Sailing Director

Lido Isle Yacht Club

(949) 673-5119


Tuesday Night Flights

Third Series

Class: Sabot A

First Place: Addison MacLaren

Class: Sabot B

First Place: Domenic Re

Second Place: Jimmy Madigan

Third Place: Gracie Peck

Fourth Place: Patrick Overstreet

Class: Sabot C1

First Place: Maggie Ann Re

Second Place: Kyle Flagg

Third Place: James Littlefair

Fourth Place: Kaitlyn Cosenza
Class: Sabot C2

First Place: Wills Johnson

Second Place: Bennett Zemke

Third Place: Hannah Vigil

Fourth Place: Colin Davis

Class: Sabot C3

First Place: Caroline Gels

Second Place: Grant Duncan

Third Place: Collette Vigil

Class: Laser

First Place: Carter Ford

Second Place: Tim Richley

Third Place: Dave Tingler

Fourth Place: M. Richley

Fifth Place: A. Mather

Class: CFJ

First Place: Giannini/Sclafani

September 2006

The Blues Racket Band entertained 150 LIYC member with good old rock and roll tunes. The evening
started with shared hors d’oeuvres on the beach. Dinner was catered by Ellen of Creative Catering.
The moon was a perfect backdrop for the dancers on the beach. The highlight of the concert was
Commodore Quentin Wall playing “Go Johnny Go” on his western guitar with the band as back-
up. An outstanding time was had by all.

This fun evening could not have happened without all our generous volunteers.

Reservations: Jan Wirgler and Merilee Bennett.

Dock Crew: Patrick Sanders, Brian Dougherty, Keith Mackie, Frank Gruver, Jay Leonard, and Rob

Fence Crew: Dave Shockley, Steve Sutherlen, and Joe Ursino.

Beach Set Up: Alice Covell, Sorel & Gail Reisman, Joe Ursino, Keith & Suely Mackey, Dick Grover, Bob
Guzzo, Jan & Steve Sutherlen, Ken & Jan Wirgler, Hugh Helm, and Dave Lamb.

RC Mary Cappellini was the chairman of this event. Jim Rogers and Steve Lewis were instrumental in
hiring the Blues Racket Band.

Fishing Trip

The LIYC had 21 anglers who traveled to San Diego to go fishing on a Mustang 65 foot boat. The boat
is owned by one of Dennis O’Hern’s former high school students. They went fishing 75 to 80 miles
from San Diego in Mexican waters. The men caught 92 Yellowtail and Dorado which were donated to
the Friday Night Barbecue. Bob Meyers won the pool when he caught a 45 lb. Dorado. Don Crocker,
our former mailman, joined the group. A combination of wonderful weather, camaraderie, and
delicious food made for a great trip.

Sabot Nationals
Nineteen of our Sabot A and B sailors went to Sabot Nationals and 12 qualified for the Gold, Silver,
Bronze and Iron Fleets. There were approximately 120 sailors competing with 85 qualifying. LIJYC
sailors qualifying were Maxson Richley, Gold Fleet. Silver Fleet qualifiers were Addison Maclaren, Jack
Murrell, and Francesca Cappellini. Bronze qualifiers were Robbie Yates, Morgan McVey, Andrew
Mather, and Wil Crook. Iron qualifiers were Brooke Donahue, Jackie Cappellini, Domenic Re, and
Maggie Ann Re.

Congratulations to Robbie Yates who won a Fourth Place Trophy in Bronze Class. Sailing Staff that
accompanied the sailors were Erin Fredricks, Sailing Director, Simon Kirwen and A.J. Olson, Sailing
Instructors. Thanks to all the parents who accompanied our sailors, especially Bob Yates, Lisa
Zielinski, Buddy Richley, Matt Maclaren, and Cory Cosenza who towed boats to National.


After a wonderful summer of sailing, many fun activities, and camaraderie, the LIJYC Summer Sailing
Program ended with a wonderful Awards banquet August 3, 2001.

The 2006 PERPETUAL JUNIOR TROPHIES were as follows:

COMMODORE KINGSLEY Jr. Girl Most Distinguished - Francesca Cappellini


LIDO LOYALTY - Jr. Member Who Sails Most for LIYC (all year long) - Andrew Mather & James Mather


DEDE SORENSON MEMORIAL TROPHY For Fortitude Under Adversity - Wil Crook


COMMODORE PALMQUIST TROPHY Most Improved Racing Skipper - Wil Crook & Addison Richley


LIYC SPORTS MANSHIP TROPHY Finest Example of Sportsmanship - James Littlefair

RICK MARSELLUS MEMORIAL TROPHY Jr. Boy Most Distinguished - Addison MacLaren


HOLE IN THE HEAD TROPHY Most Unusual Sailor in Jr. Program - Trey Crossley


COMMODORE GRIMES TROPHY Best Performance by LIYC Skipper and Crew in Junior Olympics -
Charlie Bailey & Kiki Bailey


COMMODORE ANDERSON AWARD Jr. member performing some distinguished service or
accomplishment, a heroic deed, or sustained outstanding service related to yachting, seamanship or
nautical activity. (rarely awarded-something really special) - Sean Freeman


STAFF COMMODORE HINSHAW TROPHY Best Performance in Sabot II North and Sabot II Invitational
Championship - Grace Terry


COMMODORE RAMER PERPETUAL Most Improved Skipper in the Jr. Sailing Program- Erin Kavanaugh


COMMODORE LOCKNEY LEADERSHIP PERPETUAL TROPHY Best leadership, Corinthian attitude and
responsibility showed by a skipper enrolled in the LIJYC Jr. Summer Program -Max Richley

LIDO ISLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TROPHY 1st Year Skipper Who Shows Greatest Improvement
Skippering a Boat. (someone who came in knowing nothing and really improved) -

Grant Duncan

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Jr. Sailing Advisory Committee

Vice Commodore Dick Brown

Sailing Director Erin Frederick

Bay Fleet Scoring, Trophies Debbie Benedict
Treasurer Donna Warwick

Away Sailing Jim & Polly Milspaugh

Booster Chair Sid & Susan Crossley

Senior Board Liason to Junior Board Susan Kavanaugh


Sailing Activities Race Committee

Jim Ciucki, Judy Franco & Erin Frederick

Refreshments Debbie Benedict

Sea Squirt Program Donna Shockley

Parent of the Day Schedule Debbie Benedict

Sailing Packets Karen Freeman

Sabot Fleet Maintenance Bob Yates

Trailer Drivers Bob Yates, Jim & Madelyn Bailey, Joy MacLaren, Buddy Richley, Bridget Crook, Lisa
Zielinski, Glenn Donahue & Cory Cosenza

Jr. Trophies Debbie Benedict

Sr. Trophies Greg & Suzanne Fults


Event Chairs

Opening Night, Linda Giannini

Buddy Lunch, Nancy Richley

Movie Night, Kim Cosenza
Summer Dance, Betty Terry

Picture Day, Cory Cosenza

Trophy Dessert, Lisa Zielinski

Trophy Dinner, Heather Re

Clothing, Melissa Flagg

Islander Publicity, Kathy Sangster

Flyer Chair, Pine Smith

August 2006

Fourth Of July On Lido Isle

The LIYC and the LIWC co-sponsor a patriotic island party for all residents. The kick-off for the
celebration was a parade with classic cars, motor scooters, decorated bikes and scooters and
marchers. One of the highlights of the parade was the late Clark Beaumont’s 1934 Ford driven by his
wife Lynn Beaumont.

The picnic barbecue was catered by Danny Ayala. The home made apple pies were baked by our
lovely Lido Isle lady bakers. The bar was set up by Commodore Quentin Wall and was tended by LIYC
members Jim Rogers, Dave Lamb, Patrick Saunders, Wayne Graveline, Dennis O’Hern, and Jay
Leonard. The whole event was orchestrated by Cindy Dennis and her volunteer crew. Many thanks to
Cindy and all the LIWC and LIYC Volunteers.
Erin Frederick BIO

Began Jr. Sailing at age 7 at Alamitos Bay Yacht then continued Jr. Sailing at Huntington Harbor Yacht
Club finished up Jr. Sailing at LBYC.

1st Place Jr. Lido Nationals in 1998; 1st Place Women’s Lido Nationals in 1999; Top 10 finishers in
Snipe Circuit in 1998-Series of snipe regattas that move from Florida to the Bahamas; 3rd Place in Ida
Lewis Match Racing Invitational; 1st Place Lido Nationals 2004; Sailed the Championship of
Champions 2004 and 2005, placed 5th out of 25 National Champions.

Awarded the Legion of Merit from Long Beach Yacht Club for off-shore racing.

Started coaching at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a few years, then went on to coach at Long Beach
Yacht Club and was hired as Jr. Director after first year. After LBYC, was asked to join BCYC again as Jr.
Director. Brought the program from 35 sailors to 120 sailors + 50 on the waiting list by year 3.

Graduated with Bachelors in Business, Marketing from Cal State University Long Beach in 1998.
Graduated with Masters in Business from Chapman University in May of this year.


Skippers and mates, our end of the summer adventure scheduled for Friday to Sunday August 25-27
will soon be here and everything is pointing to the chance for another great weekend cruising
together at Corsair Yacht Club’s Emerald Bay Facility. Last year, a half dozen yacht from our club had
a wonderful weekend at Corsair Cove, and this year Commodore Quentin Wall has made it possible
for you to again join in on the fun.

There are about 100 moorings in Emerald Bay operated by the Island Company, but about 40 of the
Corsair members lease moorings and will not be using theirs for our assigned weekend. Therefore, all
of those Corsair member moorings are usually available for assignment by the harbor patrol, on a
first come first served basis. It is suggested that we send a list in advance to the Isthmus Harbor
office giving the names, sizes, types, and arrival times for those boats that notify us that they are
planning to go on this cruise.
The Corsair Cove facilities are located at the Western end of Emerald Bay, about 100 yards down the
beach from the Boy Scouts facilities. The access to the cove is by dinghy, with a sand and gravel
beach right in front of the facilities (no Dinghy Dock at the cove). The facility has clean, drinkable
water, hot water showers, and two flushing toilets. There are ample picnic tables, basic cleaning
supplies, cooking utensils, and some 120 volt AC convenience outlets. There are also some large
floodlights that will light up the cove for you viewing pleasure while you enjoy the fire pit for a
bonfire after the Saturday night BBQ dinner. There is also a lighted path from the cove up to “Eagles
Nest,” where the view is extraordinary both day and night.

Last year we had jeeps available on Saturday for a tour of the island where we got some off-road
experiences and viewed the island interior and the seascapes along the coast. There was talk about
doing a hike this year so we will plan some island activity based on what people may want to do.

If all this sounds too good to pass up you will need to get your name on the reservation list as soon as
possible. Please let us know if you plan on taking your boat for the event, and if you have room to
add any additional weekenders on your boat.

For reservations or additional information contact Lee Iverson, LIYC Cruising Chair at; or at 949 475-9900

Instructor Bios


Sara Huey

Sara is a senior at Berkeley, born and raised in Newport. Began sailing at 8. Sailed on the Newport
Harbor High School sailing team, races on the Berkeley team, won Junior Olympics in High School and
won North series for Berkeley. Just got back from traveling in Europe for a month and will be
returning at the end of the summer.

Taylor Grimes

Awarded the Block S award for Most Outstanding Female Freshman Athlete of the year at Stanford.
1st Place B division Women’s College Nationals. Crew for team racing team. This is her 2nd year
coaching FJ’s.
Sabot A

Simon Kirwan

Simon joins us from Ireland. Competed throughout high school and college, winning the team racing
jr. nationals with the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Competed in national Laser events. A member of
the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Been instructing for two years in Ireland for Royal St. George Yacht
Club, Royal Irish, and National Yacht Club. Attending University College Dublin, majoring in
Geography and History of Art.

Sabot B

Bill Truelove

Bill comes from Massachusetts where he recently graduated from Duke University. Began sailing
optimists at age 8 and moved to 420’s at age 13. Bill raced 420’s through high school and college. He
was an instructor at Duxbury Yacht Club and was the Commodore of the Duke Sailing Club.

AJ Olson

AJ won Sabot Nationals in 1999. Placed 1st girl 3 times at Sabot Nationals. AJ has been sailing since
she was 7. Currently a Jr. in Business School at USC. Taught sailing and tennis at Newport Mesa.

Sabot Cl and Sabot C2

Cameron MacLaren

This summer will be Cameron’s third year coaching at Lido. He has spent the last year attending the
University of Washington where he is studying psychology and sociology. Cameron has been sailing
for 10 years and is currently enjoying sailing in the Puget Sound.

Zack Haskell

This is Zack’s 5th year coaching at Lido. He is a film major at OCC and is transferring to Cal State Long
Beach in the Fall. Zack has been involved in the Lido sailing program for 14 years.
Lauren Gautschi

Lauren’s been sailing for 11 years. She became a Sabot A at age 11. Lauren sails 420’s and Sabots. She
is also on the HS sailing team at Newport Harbor.

Sabot C3

Kyle Ramer

Been sailing at Lido for 8 years. This is his 3 year coaching. Kyle was the founder of his High School
Sailing Team. Attending Providence College next fall.

Jacqui Bradburne

Jacqui has sailed at Lido for 10 years and this will be her 2nd year coaching. She was on the Newport
Harbor High School Sailing Team for 4 years. She will attending Santa Barbara City College in the fall.


Laura Bailey

Started sailing here at Lido when she was 5. Attends Cal Lutheran University as a Jr. This is going to
be her 6th year teaching at Lido, and her third year teaching Novice.

Gabrielle Nestande

Gaby has been an instructor here for the last 3 years. She is attending Azusa Pacific University this

Sea Monkeys

Erin Farrell

Erin is going to be a freshman at Northeastern University and has been sailing since she was 9. Last
year Erin coached the Novice and Sea Monkey.
Robin Gautschi

Robin is a Junior at Newport Harbor HS. Sailed for LIYC for 8 years. Recipient of the Lido Loyalty, LIYC
Sportsmanship and the Commodore Niblo Starboard Yard Trophy. Been on the LIYC race team for 3
years. Competed in Sabot Nationals, CFJ Nationals, and the Jr. Olympics She plays softball and tennis


Don't miss the annual Commodore's Beach Party on August 5th. This is the highlight of the LIYC
summer parties and activities. The evening begins with gourmet picnic fare and then dancing in the
moonlight on the beach to the music of a Rock-N-Roll Party Band. Don't forego the opportunity to
enjoy the music from the 1960's and 1970's. Make your reservations early for this fun filled evening
as seating is limited.

June RACE Results

Jr. Commodore's Regatta June 25, 2006

Sabot A

1st Michael Madigan NHYC

2nd Korbin Kirk LBYC

3rd Kiersten McDonald BCYC

4th Andrew Mather LIYC

5th Brandon Ludgate

6th Tyler Macdonald NHYC

7th Chloe McDonald BCYC

Sabot B

1st Carolyn Smith NHYC

2nd Kenneth Boivin BCYC
3rd Unknown

4th Morgan McVey LIYC

5th Jimmy Newbre BCYC

6th Brett Potter BCYC

7th Seneca Jakosky NHYC

8th Griffin Holbrook BCYC

Sabot C1

1st Claire Paice LBYC

2nd Blake Crossen NHYC

3rd James Mather LIYC

4th Thomas Walker BYC

5th Mary Lyon NHYC

6th Alex Ivory BCYC

Sabot C2

1st Kaely Cannon BYC

2nd Alastair Hurry BYC

3rd Kaitlyn Consenza LIYC

4th James Masdigan NHYC

5th Katie Calder NHYC

6th Greer Watson NHYC

7th Campbell Deloski NHYC

8th Charlie Welsh NHYC
Sabot C3

1st Brittany Welsh NHYC

2nd Cole Scott BYC

3rd Davis Hanscom

4th Kellen Nerghbors

Nite Flights June Series

Tuesday Nite Flights Juniors and Seniors

Lasers 6/6/06

1st Teri Canyon MBYC

2nd Carter Ford LIYC

3rd Charles Giannini LIYC


1st Morgan McVey LIYC

2nd Andrew Mather LIYC

3rd Nicole Zielinski LIYC

Sabots 6/27

1st Andrew Mather LIYC

2nd Nicole Zielinski

3rd Morgan McVey LIYC
Friday Nite Flights June Series


1st Phil Thompson

2nd Carter Ford

3rd Phil Gautschi

Harbor 20's

1st Tom Mitchel

2nd Kathy Sangster


Lido Isle Jr. Yacht Club News

Our Jr. Sailors had a great beginning on June 26th with 95 sailors enrolled in the program. Photo Day
went well as all our sailors were dressed in their LIYC finest. Pictures will be available at the end of
the summer for pick up. Thanks to Cory Cosenza for taking so much time to freeze our fond
memories of summer and make us look so good on camera.

Our Buddy Sail was a party on the water! Sailors were awarded prizes at the ten disco stops around
the entire bay. We ended the day with a serious water fight and by looking at the instructors at the
end of the day, it was obvious that they had lost the battle.

Our Novice Group has been doing an amazing job learning how to maneuver their boats around the
course with the help of their instructors Laura, Gaby and Erin.

At the Thursday June 29th Balboa Bay Fleet Series we took the top four places.

A Fleet.

1st Maxson Richley
2nd Addison MacLaren

3rd Robby Yates

4th Jack Murrel

B Fleet

1st Morgan McVey

3rd Franccesca Cappellini

4th Jackie Cappellini

6th Addison Richley

C1 Fleet

3rd Nicole Zelinski

5th Danny Bailey

July 2006


LIYC had four boats in this year’s Ensenada Race: Mel Richley’s Choate 48 Amante, Roger
MacGregor’s MacGregor 70 Anthem, Randy Reynold’s Reynolds 33 Catamaran Cat Attack and Chuck
Brewer’s Corel 45 Heartbeat.

Amante placed first in PHRF Class C and also won the Jack Baillie Perpetual for being the first in the
PHRF fleet on corrected time from a Newport Beach yacht club. Cat Attack placed fifth in ORCA and
first in Catamarans on Corrected Time. Anthem won the New York Y.C. Perpetual for the first split rig.

There were six LIYC members in Amante’s crew: Bud Richley, Tim Richley, Gordon Graham, Greg
Shaver and Bud’s twelve year old twins Max and Addie who are junior members of our club.

Amante also placed first in Class B and first overall in the first of BYC’s 66 Series and was third in Class
B in NHYC’s Ahmanson Regatta this year. In both 1989 and 1990 Amante won the President of
Mexico Perpetual for being first overall in IOR in the Ensenada Race and many other pewter mugs for
various places in the Ensenada Race through the years.

Taylor Grimes

Wins B Division at Women’s College Nationals in Charleston, SC.

Named Freshman Woman Athlete of the Year.

Taylor Grimes started sailing at age six years in the Lido Isle Yacht Club Program. She enjoyed being a
part of the Sailing Team at Newport Harbor High School and served as Captain her junior and senior
years. She is just finishing her freshman year at Stanford University with a 3.8 grade point
average. She is on the Stanford Sailing Team and won 1st in her division at the Women’s College
Sailing Nationals in Charleston, South Carolina. Shortly after her win, Coach Jay Kehoe made the
announcement to the team, that Taylor had just been named Freshman Woman Athlete of the Year
at Stanford University. As the coach congratulated her, he reminded her that Tiger Woods was also
named Freshman Athlete of the Year.

Taylor will be teaching the CFJ Class for the Lido Isle Junior Yacht Club this summer. She looks
forward to the Lido sailors enjoying great success on the water this summer


Midshipman Gary Grimes

Midshipman Gary Grimes received the Rusty Cal award for leadership on the Annapolis Naval
Academy sailing team. Gary grew up sailing at Lido Isle Yacht Club, starting at age 8.


Erin Fredrick LIYC Sailing Director

Erin started sailing at age 7 years at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and later sailed at Huntington Harbor
Yacht Club and Long Beach Yacht Club. She grew up crewing and racing with her dad. During high
school and college she coached sailing. Erin won the Lido 14 Nationals for 18 years and under and
won the Women’s Lido 14 Nationals in 1998. She crewed with her dad and won 5th Place in the Lido
14 Championship of Champions in 2004 and 2005. The Championship of Champions picks 20
champions to race against each other. Erin sailed the Snipe Circuit in Florida and the Bahamas in
1996. She has served as Sailing Director at Long Beach Yacht club for 2 years and as Director at Bahia
Corinthian Yacht club for three years. Erin just finished her Masters in Business at Chapman

The Lido Isle Yacht Club is happy to welcome Erin as our new Sailing Director for the 2006 Summer


Mary Cappellini
Our new Rear Commodore Mary Cappelini grew up sailing in Newport Harbor with her dad and her
family on an original Newport Cat, a Hobie 10 and a Sabot. Her family spent a couple of weeks each
summer on Balboa Island. She learned to windsurf in college and met her husband Cesar windsurfing
in Puerto Piramides on the Patagonia Coast. Mary was studying in Argentina on a Rotary
International Scholarship. On their fifth anniversary, Mary and Cesar took a windsurfing vacation to
Maui windsurfing with the pros in the huge winds near Hoikipa. In a windsurfing race in Ibiza, Spain
she won a second. While at UCI she sailed Shields and raced on OCC’s yachts Scandalous and

Mary is the daughter of Jean and Frank Forbath and has six siblings. She is the product of the
Newport-Mesa School district and was Student Body President of Estancia High School. Mary
graduated from UCI with a double major in History and Comparative Literature. Mary taught for
twelve years in Southern California and for one year at the American School in Buenos Aires,

Mary has been an educator for 20 years, teaching all levels of children and adults. Currently, she is
working as an educational consultant and travels around the country speaking to educators about
improving literacy for elementary children and for English Language Learners. In 2005, she published
a book with Stenhouse Publishers, Balancing Reading and Language Learning. She has published 16
original children’s books in English and Spanish and adapted over 300 children’s books in
Spanish. She is on the board of Share Our Selves (SOS) a nonprofit organization founded by her
mother. She is also on the Newport Elementary Foundation and PTA board. Mary is also a member of
the Lido Democratic Women’s group and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Women’s

Cesar and Mary have been married for 17 years and have three daughters. Francesca and Jackie, the
12 year old twins, just graduated from 6th grade. They are junior board members. Natalie is 7 years
old and has just completed first grade. She will be in Sea Monkeys this summer. In her 10 years on
Lido, Mary has served as Junior Booster Chair, on the sailing committee and LIJYC Liason. This is her
third year on the LIYC Board of Directors. Mary is honored to be chosen the first woman commodore
and hopes to make a difference in the lives of the junior and senior members of the club.

June 2006


The LIYC Opening Day was a real extravaganza which was orchestrated by Wendy Webb and her
army of capable volunteers. Marybeth and Jay Leonard were her consultants. By Friday the beautiful
nautical banners designed by the talented Susan Rousset and all the flags were up on the bridge. By
the time the Opening Day Parade started, the sun was shining brightly on our Commodore Quentin
Wall and his wife Barbara, Vice Commodore Dick Brown and his wife Jan, and Rear Commodore Mary
Cappellini and her husband Cesar, Staff Commodores and Junior Board Members as they rode in
classic old convertible cars. The Parade was started off with the Newport Beach Fire Truck and Police
Car. The Newport Harbor High School Marching Band provided the music for the parade. Moms and
children in decorated strollers as well as children on roller blades added to the festivities. Joe Ursino
was sighted on his motor bike with his Harley Davidson helmet. The parade was under the direction
of Jay Leonard. VIP check- in was done by Ora and Neil MacFarlane and member check-in was done
Peter and Linda Formuzi and Bob and Rosemary Swanson. The ceremony organization team was
headed by Merilee and Bruce Bennett and the consultants were Jan and Steve Sutherlen. Our
Commodore Quentin Wall gave a nostalgic speech about his summers on Lido Isle as a child. He took
us down Memory Lane of Newport Beach and Lido Isle in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The houses may
have changed, but the warm, loving camaraderie of the Lido Isle residents has not changed. The
Newport Harbor High School played the “Star Spangled Banner,” which was dedicated to our soldiers
in Iraq, and a rousing rendition of “Anchors Away.” The Lido Isle Boy Scout Troop raised the colors.
Our able cannoneeer, John Wortmann shot off the cannon to signal the opening of the 2006 Yacht
Season. The Commodore announced that the party was to begin. The Clubhouse was beautifully
decorated by Marcia O’Hern. Barbara Wall, and Donna Shockley. A delicious lunch was under the
direction of Marybeth Leonard and catered by Danny Ayala and his crew and the free-flowing bar
was stocked by Dennis O’Hern and bartenders were Len Davis, John Wortmann and Dennis
O’Hern. After lunch, everyone went to the fun Dock Party which was made possible by Patrick
Sanders and the Dock Moving Crew and Port Consultant Frank Gruber. Kudos to Lee Iverson, who
obtained the boat/yachts and did the dock plan, which was a major undertaking. Boat judging was
done by SC Commodore Mitch Barker. Members showing boats were SC Commodore Ed and Joann
Koll, SC Roger and Mary Lou MacGregor, SC Don and Joana Palmquist, SC Roger and Susan Rousset,
SC Dave and Pat Lamb, Tony and Linda Kinninger, Barry and Nancy Levy, Bruce and Kathe Choate,
Bruce and Merilee Bennett, Carl Jones, Kathy Sangster, and David and Toni Klein. The margarita bar
was a busy place and everyone was “rocking out” to the live music. The Dock Party was so much fun
that the last partygoers were leaving as the sun was about to go down. The Party was made possible
by all our wonderful volunteers. Working behind the scenes were Kris Mungo, flyers, invitations
Barbara Wall and Wendy Webb with labels done by Debbie Benedict. The banner over the bridge was
put up by Dave Shockley, flags on the bridge by Dick Brown, and outside decorations were done by
John Oyler. The Boy Scout Liaison was Sharon Grimes, and coffee set-up for VIP’s was done by Donna
Shockley. The program was done by Quentin and Barbara Wall. Quartermaster Jen Rogers was busy
selling her wares. Photography was done by Wayne Graveline. Many thanks to Wendy Webb and her
crew of volunteers who made this wonderful day happen.


Ensenada Race Party

One hundred fifty well-wishers gathered to “send off” our Lido Racers. This was the biggest turn out
at a Yacht Club party. The three boats representing LIYC was “Heartbeat” skippered by Chuck Brewer,
“Amante” sailed by the Richley Family and Randy Reynolds sailing a Catamaran “Cat Attack”. Randy
said that LIYC Racer Roy Woolsey taught him to sail. He crewed for Roy on his Laser. The Members
and Racers enjoyed free flowing margaritas, beer and lots of great Mexican food from Las Fajitas. The
Freddy Espinoza Mariachi Band played for the party. Lee Iverson arranged to have the yacht, “Bright
Penny,” owned by Stan McKenna go out to take LIYC members out to view the beginning of the
race. Our Lido racers did exceptionally well. “Amante,” skippered by Bud Richley, won two first
places, PHRF C Boat with the best corrected time and PHRF A-L boat from Newport Harbor with the
best corrected time. “Cat Attack” skippered by Randy Reynolds, won 1st place in the Catamaran Class
with the best corrected time. “Heartbeat”, skippered by Chuck Brewer won 6th place with corrected
time. Congratulations to our Lido Isle Yacht Club sailors.


Beanie Gilchrist

Beanie was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and started sailing/racing in a gaff rigged Hereshof Bulls Eye
Class in the mid 1920’s. In the 1920’s and 1930’s he raced a gaff rigged North Haven Dinghy Class
which is the oldest class in the United States. Beanie tutored four girls in the 1930’s in sailing,
swimming, and remedial reading. During this period, he was the Vice Commodore of the North
Haven Yacht Club. From 1939-1942 he attended Harvard University and was on the light weight eight
oared rowing crew. After graduation in 1942, he was the manager and sailing instructor for the junior
program for the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Centre Island, Oyster Bay, Long Island. From
1943–1946, he was an Ensign, Lt.j.g and a Lt. in the U. S. Naval Reserve and spent a year at sea with a
Torpedo Squadron Grumman Avenger. He was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier “Franklin” and
fought in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. In 1946, Beanie and Pat were married and will celebrate
their 60th wedding anniversary this September. Beanie and Pat managed the Pequot Yacht Club
junior sailing program in Long Island Sound. During this time, they owned and raced a Lightning Class
sailboat at clubs in Long Island Sound. In the late 1960’s they moved to Southern California and
joined the Lido Isle Yacht Club in 1969. He was the official photographer for the Lido Isle Yacht Club
for several years and was on the Lido Isle Yacht Club Board and Race Committee. They raced
Windsurfers, Thistles, and Sabots in Newport Harbor. Beanie had a single shell and on of the original
member of the Newport Aquatic Center. Beanie is a well-known marine photographer. He did 12
covers for Waterfront Magazine, the April 1974 Yachting Magazine cover and did three large pictures
of “Windward Passage” which were hung in the lobby of the Rusty Pelican Restaurant. Beanie and
Pat have five children and 9 grandchildren. For many years, they have taken a family vacations on the
Maine Coast. Beanie and Pat are often seen riding their bikes around Lido Isle.




The Yacht Club entertained over 70 volunteers and yacht owners the night before Opening Day to
show their appreciation. Cindy Dennis planned and carried out this fun evening. Everyone gathered
after the boat judging for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The bar tenders were Stan Dennis, Jay
Leonard, & Dennis O’Hern. A sumptuous dinner was catered by Danny Ayala who also did the
Opening Day Lunch and the passed appetizers for the Dock Party. The volunteers had a wonderful
time. Many thanks to Cindy for another fun party.

This month’s wine tip

from Len Davis - LIYC Wine steward
I am going to make yet another plug for Nesai’s Restaurant, located at the old Stuft Noodle location
on Riverside Drive, just behind the post office. Open for dinner, it features an eclectic menu of
Continental cuisine with a California-Asian twist. (Try the scallop appetizer and the short ribs!) When
I can’t recruit friends to dine there, I will sometimes stop in and get an order to go to enjoy at home.
The best night to go is Tuesday. There is no corkage fee for bringing your own wine that night if you
bring your own stemware, which always works for me. The cost is not overly expensive, the food is
generally lower in fat and cholesterol than many places, and probably the best in town, at least for
the price. And it’s not terribly busy there. While reservations are always best, you can often walk in
and find an available table. Mishiko, the proprietress, doesn’t advertise, preferring a word of mouth
reputation. So here is the word: go there! And, if it’s Tuesday, call me! I’ll bring a fantastic wine.

May 2006



Susan Crossley is our Junior Sailing Booster Chairman. She and her committee are planning the
Annual Buddy Sail, Movie Night, Carnival, and a Teen dance. If you are interested in helping, call
Susan Crossley at (949) 723-0433.

The program begins June 26th and ends August 3rd. Sabot Nationals are scheduled for August 7-10 in
Mission Bay in San Diego. Make your reservations early at THE BAHIA.


LIJYC Jr. Board News

Nine enthusiastic members of the LIJYC Jr. Board were on hand Sunday, April 2nd to volunteer at the
LIWC Island Easter Party. Jr. Commodore Charles Giannini, Francesca and Jackie Cappellini, Evan Kort,
James Littlefair, Addison MacLaren, Andrew Mather, Domenic Re and Mia Van Berg worked hard to
make sure all the kids had fun playing games and doing crafts. They kept the activities running
smoothly and also helped hide Easter eggs all over the Clubhouse grounds for the egg hunts. Event
coordinator Karen Freeman praised the kids saying, “The Jr. Board’s participation was an integral part
of making this event successful.”

Look for Jr. Commodore Giannini and his Board at Opening Day where they will be selling LIYC burgee
pins to make sure you have one of these special limited-edition pins. The Jr. Board is also sponsoring
the annual sabot tune-up on Saturday, June 10th to help everyone get their boats “ship shape” for
summer sailing.


Mark June 3rd for the New and Improved CPR Course
The opportunity for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification couldn’t be easier. Whether
you need it for work or just because, everyone should be trained. Recently all the guidelines have
been changed and more lives are being saved using the new format. In addition to the new CPR
training with more mannequins, we will learn to recognize 4 life-threatening emergencies in adults
and learn to recognize signs of life threatening emergencies in infants and children. This year the
team will instruct everyone on the use of the defibrillator also. Plan to attend and be the first to have
the latest word on CPR Saturday June 3. Trainers from the American Heart Association make the day
go quickly. They combine a video, lecture, review, and more personal hands-on time than in past
years. Our yacht club has provided this service to the community for over twenty-five years. We
know of people who have been saved thanks to this training. You must RSVP by May 31 to ensure a
place. Please call Dr. Jim Millspaugh, our club Fleet Surgeon, or come by the Clubhouse and use the
sign up form. The day begins, at the Clubhouse, 9:30 am for coffee and juice. The class begins at
10:00 am sharp. The class lasts until 1:00 pm. What a bargain, members $25.00, youth under 20 free
and nonmembers $30.00 (pay at the door). This year a valuable review book is being offered and
highly recommended because of the new material- Direct all questions to Dr. Jim at (949) 675-5881.

This month’s wine tip

from Len Davis - LIYC Wine steward

Summer time is Chardonnay time. And with the barbeques coming up, I want to throw out a couple
wine buying tips so you can enjoy good wine at reasonable prices.

First, I know many people like to buy their wines at Trader Joe’s. Yes you can find some inexpensive
and acceptable wines there and, if you’re in there as often as I am to buy groceries, it is certainly

But as I have mentioned before, an even better place to shop for good bargains is Long’s Drugs on
17th. They have an excellent selection of inexpensive new releases as well as some of the upper-end
stuff. And their prices are usually better.

For instance, the 2003 Meridian Santa Barbara Chardonnay, which Vons had “on sale” for $7.49 last
week was at Long’s for $5.99. The Wine Spectator gives it an 84. I say buy a case, and if they actually
let me pick out any of the wines this summer, I’ll get some for Friday nights.

Same with the 2003 J. Lohr Arroyo Seco Chardonnay. Normally at $15.00, Longs had it for $9.99. I
bought two cases of it and it’s half gone already. A great wine for serving at parties, since people who
come to my house frequently have been spoiled rotten.

If you want to spend a little more, go for the Evans and Tate 2004 Chardonnay from Western
Australia for $16.99, or the 2003 Domaine Drouhan “Arthur” Chardonnay from Oregon at $19.99.
These last two I have secured for Men’s Club events and everyone liked them, especially the
Go in there on a Friday or Saturday and ask for Tom McGrath, their savvy wine department manager
and tell him I sent you. For large purchases, he can sometimes negotiate an even better price.

April 2006

Plans are in progress for the send-off party for to Ensenada Racers on April 27, 2006. Healthy
Mexican food will be provided by Las Fajitas and margaritas and beer will be flowing freely. The LIYC
Yacht Club will be ably represented by two boats, “Amante” skippered by Buddy Richley and
“Heartbeat” skippered by Chuck Brewer.

Chuck Brewer has been racing in the Ensenada Race since 1986. He will be sailing his Farr 45 foot
boat, “Heartbeat” in the race. “Heartbeat” has been very competitive and is usually in the top three
boats in the race. There will be seven crew members including LlYC member Don Benedict. Chuck is
currently a NOSA board member.

The Richley family will be competing again this year under the LlYC burgee. The Richley’s have been
competing in the race since the mid 1960’s, and won the race twice in the 1980’s. They will be sailing
“Amante” a Choate 48 foot boat. The boat skipper will be Buddy Richley and he will be ably assisted
by his brothers Steve and Tim, Other crew members will be Greg Shaver, long time LIYC member and
former resident Bob Redfield.

Please come and give our LIYC sailors a rousing send-off.


I had the Irish good fortune to visit Guy and his wonderful parents Kate and Michael and his younger
sister Amy in their historic 1830’s home “The Albany.” Guy inherited his ‘love of Sailing and his
competitive spirit from his parents. His mother is a well known golfer, having won many
tournaments. Dad is a highly recognized long distance racer. I had the pleasure to watch Guy race his
Finn, which is an Olympic Class boat Guy hopes to represent Ireland in the next Olympics. It takes a
brave, hardy person to sail in the cold, windy salt water.

Guy is finishing his last year at Trinity College and will graduate this June. His future plans are
graduate study and a banking internship. Of course there is the Olympics.

We hope to have Charlie Brown, Guy’s cousins as a sailing instructor next summer.

PS: Guy’s Dad is a gourmet chef


2006 LIYC Junior Sailing Spring Session
The LIYC Spring Sailing Sessions will be held on Sundays from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on April 9, 23, 30
and May 14, 21.

Boats should be rigged and ready to sail at the boat garden by 1:00 pm on Sunday with the exception
of Regatta Day April 23rd. There will be an earlier meeting time, excluding the Novice Class.

Classes will be established according to sign-ups. CFJ’s and Lasers will have separate instruction;
Sabot A/B and C1/C2 may be combined depending on class size. Graduated Novices are now new

All Summer guidelines are in effect. Five sailors are required to create a class.

Cost is $175 per sailor.

For further information and questions call Hilary Benedict at the LICA office. (949) 355-9608.


St. Patrick’s day party

The St. Patrick’s Day Party put on by the Rear Commodore Mary Cappellini was a great success! 100
people came to celebrate wearing green and in good Irish Spirits! Both rooms were wonderfully
decorated, with green leprechauns, green balloons, green shamrocks, green lights and green
tablecloths, all with the help of Hilary Benedict. The addition of a themed sign floating in a sea of
green above the live band stating: O’Lido Isle Yacht Club and Pub helped set the mood for the party,
and was painted by Susan Rousset. It will hopefully be used from year to year!

There was an Irish beer and an Irish whiskey bar set up in the bay room and manned by Jay Leonard.
He had some help pouring the Keg of Harp beer and making Black and Tans with the Guinness by Joe
Ursino, Bruce Bennett and Sid Crossley. The Irish Coffee bar and the wine bar was set up in the Bay
room and the lovely bartenders were Kristie Dymek, and Lisa Zielinski with help from Susan Crossley.

The Dart competition was run by Hugh Helm in the garden room, with lots of foam board protecting
the new paint! The Irish food was catered by Ellen of Creative Catering and was enjoyed by all. The
bread pudding with brandy and ice cream for dessert was to die for!

The live band called Burke and James was great, and they got most people out on the dance floor.
Irish music was heard between sets, and although the Bag Pipes didn’t arrive, the Lucky O’Lido Party
was enhanced by the likes of the O’Briens, the O’Tooles, the O’Herns, and too many other Irish
people to mention here!

A special thank you goes to Jan Wirgler for taking the reservations and for greeting people at the
door along with Gail Reisman. Frank Kavanaugh also came early to help set up the bar. And a special
thanks to Barbara and Quentin Wall and Mary Jo and B.D. Howes, daughter and son-in-law of A.J. and
Victoria Uniack who stayed till the very end to help clean up! Thanks to all who came and
participated—the party was great because of you!
This month’s wine tip

from Len Davis - LIYC Wine steward

Wine is for sharing with good friends. And sometime you can develop good friendships by sharing
good wine. I have come to be involved in a couple of small groups which have been fun and also

One such group even has a name, the Sons of Dionysus, named for the Greek god of food an wine.
The five of us meet monthly and the host selects the wines and pairs three “flights” of three wines,
served blind, paired magnificently with three food courses. We discuss and score the wines and then
it is revealed what they are. Often, the host invites a guest to attend as well.

Cooking such a gourmet meal can be challenging and time-consuming. Some of the guys have wives
who help. Once, I had Phil Gautschi as my guest and had his son, Ryan, now in college at chef’s
school, prepare the meal. Other Lido guests have included Phil Ramer, Mike Baginski, and Art Fries.

Speaking of Art Fries, he has put together a more informal group which meets at a little hideaway
studio he keeps at the Balboa Bay Club. He usually selects a theme (California Pinot Noir, “Latin”
wines, etc.) and we all bring something to share. We send for some food or take dinner in the
members’ dining room, and have a great evening tasting different wines, usually all of them
outstanding. Some Lido guys who have attended include Dave Lamb, Mike Baginski, Phil Ramer,
Bruce Bennett, Art Coons, Skip Barchan, and, most recently, Lee Iverson.

These kinds of evenings, especially if they happen on a regular basis can be fun and something to
look forward to, as well as a good excuse to open that fabulous bottle of whatever that you want to
make sure is appreciated. So consider having a wine event of your own. Invite some wine-
appreciating friends, have some excellent food, and be sure to pour the good stuff. (See my March


March 2006

Lauren Gautschi Grew up Sailing at LIYC

Lauren Gautschi sails for Newport Harbor High School. This is her second year on the Varsity team.
She started sailing as a Sea Squirt in the Lido Isle Yacht Club Jr. Sailing program. She was the Vice
Commodore for LIJYC. Last summer, sailing with Taylor Grimes, she placed sixth in the Ida Lewis U.S.
girls National Double Handed Championship in Newport, Rhode Island. During the three previous
years, she has placed in the top ten in the Gold Fleet in the Sabot Jr. Nationals. She placed in the top
ten as a CFJ skipper in the Junior Olympics. She is a member of the prestigious 2006 Southern
California Youth Yacht Racing Association’s Racing team.

St Patrick’s Day Party
Hope you have your green duds ready because some nosy leprechauns are going to be checking and
you’ll be in deep trouble if you’re not all green.

There will be a band for dancing and a brief visit from a crew of bagpipers. Also, there will be beer on
tap and an Irish coffee bar. The dinner will be totally Irish food.

Mary Cappellini has thought of everything to make this party a wild success. March 17th, 7:00 P.M.
Don’t miss it!




Lido placed

2nd - Phil Gautschi

3rd - Bud Richley

4th - Anne Hatton

5th - Dave Tingler

Sabot C

5th - Katie Donahue

Sabot A

1st - Max Richley

Sabot C2

1st - Maggie Ann Re

5th - Kaitlyn Cosenza

Sabot B
1st - Brooke Donahue

2 nd - Francesca Cappellini

No LlYC winners in the C3’s this time.

This month’s wine tip - Len Davis - LIYC Wine steward

In past issues, I have mentioned the practice of bringing wine into restaurants. Since I admit to
having a few choice bottles, I find it is not only more economical to do this, but practical. With a large
collection, one must find occasions to drink up. This is especially true if you eat out often.

Most restaurants will charge a 50% to a 200% mark-up on wine. Even if you have to pay a corkage fee
of anywhere from $10 to $25, it's probably worth it. But here are a few tips.

First, it's always better to ask forgiveness rather than permission. As Nike says, “Just do it.” I've been
so bold as to take in my own corkscrew and have the bottle already open and on the table before
they can say anything.

Second, it's always good to have a few places where you go where you know it's okay, cultivate a
relationship with the servers, and I ALWAYS offer them a taste, especially if it's something stunning.
Sometimes they're really nice and waive the fee.

Third, it's not a bad idea to have a wine tote bag, instead of clutching a paper bag as you walk in the
front door. It looks a little more professional in my view. I also take my wine glasses, too. (another
good reason for the tote bag) A few restaurants carry the Reidel or Speiglau glasses--ask for one--but
most don't. I've spoiled myself so I consider it a necessity. More than once, the waiters have admired
the glasses and even offered to wash them.

Finally, if they waive the corkage fee (or sometimes charge you only once for multiple bottles) pad
the tip accordingly.

Some local spots where you can go without fees: Pinot Provence, up near South Coast Plaza. No fees
at all! (And they have the good glasses, too!) Same with Bandera in Corona Del Mar. (Get there early,
it gets hopping by 6:30!) Memphis, on Bristol, has a free corkage on Monday. Nesai's, on Riverside
Drive near the post office has a Tuesdays free corkage, but you MUST bring your own stemware. (if
you haven't been there yet, you MUST try it, even if you don't bring wine.) Golden Truffle in Costa
Mesa has a Wednesday free corkage night.

As for those restaurants which charge or overcharge, you probably won't see me there too often.
February 2006
It’s always great to throw out the old Christmas tree and put the decorations away for another year,
but it’s especially nice to have some fun memories to tuck away, too.

The Electric Boat Christmas Cruise was a memory to save—12 boats filled with Yacht Club members
had a perfect night for quietly moving through the bay on a clear, warm night without a ripple in the
water, watching the colorful lights on houses and docks.

When they reached the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, cocktails were served on the dock, followed by a
roast beef dinner in the Club. Marking each place were little ceramic boxes each holding a lottery
ticket, which caused much speculation on how the winners would spend the millions they would win.

Joyce and Malcolm Boghosian ended their 2-year stint as Electric Boat Cruise chairmen with a great
party and some wonderful memories!


Upcoming Events

Midwinter Regatta

The Southern California Yachting Association presents the 77th annual Midwinter Regatta on
February 18 and 19.

Vice Commodore Dick Brown and Hilary Benedict are the two in charge of this for the LIYC. Call them
for answers to any questions.


Spring Party

Plans for a Spring Party on March 17 are in the works—shure and begorra! Rear Commodore Mary
Cappellini is planning a real Irish bash, so get out your green duds and dancing shoes and plan to fill
up on corned beef and cabbage.


In Remembrance

- Randy Kroenert -

All of us who knew Randy Kroenert were saddened to know of his passing away recently after a long
bout with cancer. Randy was a commodore of the LIYC in 1992. He was an extremely likeable person,
always a gentleman, friendly and had a great sense of humor. He was president of Stuart
Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Arcadia, before coming to Lido.

He grew up in Baltimore, MD., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in D-
Day on the Normandy coast. He corresponded with the girl who lived across the street from him, and
when he came home they married. He and Shirley had a son, Ross, and a daughter, Glenna, and four

Shirley and Randy loved to entertain and they both took part in nearly all the Yacht Club activities.
They built a home on Via Zurich and it was chosen for the home tour. They loved being on Lido.

Their happiness was cut short when Shirley developed cancer. Randy took perfect care of her right
up to the end.

He was a fine commodore, a good friend, and a fabulous husband and father.

This was written by his daughter, Glenna Kroenert Staudinger.

He was the most kind-hearted person I have ever known.

He did not come from a wealthy family, nor did most from his generation.

He served his country spending 3 years overseas in WWII.

This, too, was not uncommon

For his generation.

He returned and then put himself through college.

Not just any college, but Johns Hopkins.

He remained faithful to his “girl” as most men were.

He was married to his “girl” for 50 years.

He was a success in business and was admired by those he worked with.

He was THE BIG TA DO to his family.

He gave up the corporate life to be closer to his family.

He loved sailing, yet he could not sail.

He loved drawing, yet he was color-blind.

He was strict but loving and a gentleman to the very end...
He was my friend and, most of all, the most wonderful father

God could have blessed me with.

So here's to you, dad, pop-pop & Randy all rolled up into one!!!

I love you and will miss you, but find comfort that

mom has her man back and you are

Together At Last..........January 1, 2006

December 2005

From the Commodore

On behalf of the Officers and Directors of LIYC, I am pleased to announce that the Rear Commodore
2006 is Mary Cappellini. Mary is a member of the Board of Directors and the liaison between the
senior board and the junior board for the past two years. Mary and her husband Cesar have two
wonderful daughters Francesca and Jackie, who are both sailors in the LIJYC program. Please
welcome Mary into her new role and don’t hesitate to volunteer to assist Mary in the many tasks
required as Rear Commodore.

Also, please welcome the two new directors for the class of 2008, Susan Kavanaugh and Patrick
Sanders. Susan has been a member of LIYC since 1997 and has been very active in the junior program
most recently as treasurer for two years. Susan and her husband Frank have three children in the
LIYC junior sailing program; her experience in her LIYC activities will be of great value in being a
director. Susan will be the junior board liaison for 2006. Patrick Sanders has been a LIYC member
since 2003 and has become very active in many LIYC activities from the start. Both Patrick and Mary
Sanders are part of the membership team for 2005 and 2006 and Patrick has been head bartender,
float moving captain, race committee as well as a director for LICA. Director, Sorel Reisman whose
term expired in 2005 will remain on the board of directors and will fulfill the remaining term of Mary
Cappellini. Please welcome the two new directors and returning director.

It has been an honor to serve the members of LIYC for the past three years as an officer of LIYC. This
year, as Commodore, has been especially gratifying for me with all the duties, and responsibilities
associated with being Commodore. I am looking forward to working with Quentin Wall, Commodore
2006, Dick Brown, Vice Commodore 2006, and Mary Cappellini, Rear Commodore 2006 whenever
requested in my new role as Junior Staff Commodore.

LIYC depends on YOU the members who volunteer their time and knowledge to make LIYC a
wonderful yacht club for all to enjoy. Please continue your support to all the officers and directors for

— Phil Ramer
Commodore 2006

The Junior Board really got in the spirit of Halloween at the Regatta on October 30th. Working in the
tower were Charles Giannini, Jackie and Francesca Cappellini, James Littlefair, Domenic Re, Andrew
Mather and Mia Van Bergh.

They sponsored the snack bar with hot dogs and snacks and topped the afternoon off with a contest
for the best costumes - scariest and most unique.

As if that weren’t enough activity, a crew was busy turning the Clubhouse into a haunted house. Kiki
Bailey brought the Koll family and Madelyn supplied lots of props and black lighting. Joe Re, the
Mathers, Cappellinis, Baileys and Korts all helped. Fliers had been passed out so lots of costumed kids
from both Lido and the peninsula showed up to be scared.

Nautical Program

Bob Leishman has done a great job of bringing fascinating programs to the Friday night Nautical
Lecture Series this fall.

In September the guest speaker was Peter Wells who told of his experience while a member of the
U.S. Sailboarding team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. In October, Seymour Beek gave a
historical review of the Balboa Ferry which his father began. He presented a slide show and shared

Brad Avery, director in the school of sailing at Orange Coast College narrated a slide presentation of
voyages to Europe, South Pacific and Antartica. He brought OCC’s flagship, Alaska Eagle, to the LIYC
dock for inspection in November.

Programs will begin again in the spring and if they are as good as these, they’re not to be missed.
Well done Bob!



1 Anne Hatton - LIYC

2 Phil Gautschi - LIYC

3 David Tingler - LIYC

Sabot A

1 Michael Madigan - NHYC

2 Maxson Richley - LIYC
3 Kiersten McDonald - BCYC

Sabot B

7 Addiso

10 Trey Crossleyn Richley LIYC

Sabot C

1 Matt Thomas - LIYC

2 Alexandra Simpson

3 Maggie Ann Re - LIYC

4 Kaitlyn Cosenza - LIYC

Sabot C3

10 Trey Crossley


The Roy Woolsey Regatta was a rousing success on September 25 with 18 Lido 14s and 7 Lasers
entered and sailors from Dana point, Alamitos Bay and a few other yacht clubs participating.

Race results were:

Lido 14s - A Fleet

1. Mark Gaudio - BCYC

2. Bob Yates — LIYC

3. John Papodopolus - BYC

Lido 14s - B Team

1. Larry Walters - CYC

2. Jeff Allen - BYC

3. Don Rosen - SSYC

4. Roy Woolsey - LIYC

1. Carter Ford - LIYC

2. Phil Gautschi - LIYC

3. Steve Mather -LIYC

Charles Giannini, Commodore of the LIJYC, competed for the first time with adults in the Laser
division and did really well and Evan Kort, also of the Juniors, crewed on a Lido 14. Jim Ciucki was
race committee chairman, Debbie Benedict did the scoring and Donna Shockley made and served the
clam chowder.


Zack Haskell is in charge of the Fall Sailing Program which will be held in the afternoons using Sabots.
Call him for more information.


Bob Leishman has some great programs lined up for the Nautical Series and the second is planned for
November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bay Room of the Clubhouse. Eat a light supper and then come for
wine and snacks. A chat and then an interesting program.



The LIYC Annual Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. At 12 noon the Commodores have their regatta. The
Change of Watch Party begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors
d’oeuvres followed by a delicious roast beef dinner. Afterwards, the awarding of trophies and a brief
installation ceremony followed by dancing until midnight.

The Bay Room will have twinkling lights, a huge Christmas tree, a glowing fire in the fireplace, and
what a wonderful way to start the holidays. Invitations will be out soon, so send your reservations in
early. This is an event you you can’t miss!

Nell and Ted Hinshaw have sold their home and are moving away! The good news is that they are
moving across the bay and will just be a stone’s throw away. They’re going to a gorgeous
condominium and leaving behind the beautiful bayfront home they designed and built over 30 years
ago with all its interesting levels, steps and stairs. Sentimental Nell says “We must have been nuts!”

The Hinshaws were thoroughly enmeshed in the Junior Program with their four kids being active
participants. All became excellent sailors, which they obviously got from their father who was an
outstanding commodore of LIYC. Nell joined the Mother Sabot classes to keep up with her brood. She
was not a star pupil, but enthusiastically joined the other mommies on graduation day to sail their
little Sabots to Newport Harbor Yacht Club for a luncheon celebration. They all made it except Nell
who sat in the middle of the bay crying until she was towed over. Hey, she tried!

As most of you know, Ted is a walking encyclopedia on the rules of seamanship and ran the
Midwinters for a number of years. Topping it all, he was selected by the Olympic committee to head
the Sailing section of the summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1984.

They are a wonderful couple and we wish them much happiness in their new home.

Charles Giannini –

New LIYC Jr. Commodore

In August Charles Giannini was voted in as the new Lido Isle Yacht Club Jr. Commodore. Charles, son
of Linda and Val Giannini and little brother of Martin and Zander was born at Hoag Hospital and has
lived on Lido from three days old. He comes from a sailing family and sailed to Catalina on the family
boat when he was only four months old.

Charles is in the seventh grade at Pegasus School and also a First Class Boy Scout.

One of the new Jr. Commodore’s goals for the Jr. Board is to be more active with senior sailing, such
as assisting with LIYC Race Committee duties and helping out with the LIYC Jr. Summer Sailing

Congratulations Charles! Smooth sailing in your year as Jr. Commodore.


The Roy Woolsey Regatta was a rousing success on September 25 with 18 Lido 14s and 7 Lasers
entered and sailors from Dana point, Alamitos Bay and a few other yacht clubs participating.
Race results were:

Lido 14s - A Fleet

1. Mark Gaudio - BCYC

2. Bob Yates — LIYC

3. John Papodopolus - BYC

Lido 14s - B Team

1. Larry Walters - CYC

2. Jeff Allen - BYC

3. Don Rosen - SSYC

4. Roy Woolsey - LIYC


1. Carter Ford - LIYC

2. Phil Gautschi - LIYC

3. Steve Mather -LIYC

Charles Giannini, Commodore of the LIJYC, competed for the first time with adults in the Laser
division and did really well and Evan Kort, also of the Juniors, crewed on a Lido 14. Jim Ciucki was
race committee chairman, Debbie Benedict did the scoring and Donna Shockley made and served the
clam chowder.



Zack Haskell is in charge of the Fall Sailing Program which will be held in the afternoons using Sabots.
Call him for more information.


Bob Leishman has some great programs lined up for the Nautical Series and the second is planned for
November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bay Room of the Clubhouse. Eat a light supper and then come for
wine and snacks. A chat and then an interesting program.




The LIYC Annual Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. At 12 noon the Commodores have their regatta. The
Change of Watch Party begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors
d’oeuvres followed by a delicious roast beef dinner. Afterwards, the awarding of trophies and a brief
installation ceremony followed by dancing until midnight.

The Bay Room will have twinkling lights, a huge Christmas tree, a glowing fire in the fireplace, and
what a wonderful way to start the holidays. Invitations will be out soon, so send your reservations in
early. This is an event you you can’t miss!



Nell and Ted Hinshaw have sold their home and are moving away! The good news is that they are
moving across the bay and will just be a stone’s throw away. They’re going to a gorgeous
condominium and leaving behind the beautiful bayfront home they designed and built over 30 years
ago with all its interesting levels, steps and stairs. Sentimental Nell says “We must have been nuts!”

The Hinshaws were thoroughly enmeshed in the Junior Program with their four kids being active
participants. All became excellent sailors, which they obviously got from their father who was an
outstanding commodore of LIYC. Nell joined the Mother Sabot classes to keep up with her brood. She
was not a star pupil, but enthusiastically joined the other mommies on graduation day to sail their
little Sabots to Newport Harbor Yacht Club for a luncheon celebration. They all made it except Nell
who sat in the middle of the bay crying until she was towed over. Hey, she tried!

As most of you know, Ted is a walking encyclopedia on the rules of seamanship and ran the
Midwinters for a number of years. Topping it all, he was selected by the Olympic committee to head
the Sailing section of the summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1984.

They are a wonderful couple and we wish them much happiness in their new home.


Charles Giannini –

New LIYC Jr. Commodore
In August Charles Giannini was voted in as the new Lido Isle Yacht Club Jr. Commodore. Charles, son
of Linda and Val Giannini and little brother of Martin and Zander was born at Hoag Hospital and has
lived on Lido from three days old. He comes from a sailing family and sailed to Catalina on the family
boat when he was only four months old.

Charles is in the seventh grade at Pegasus School and also a First Class Boy Scout.

One of the new Jr. Commodore’s goals for the Jr. Board is to be more active with senior sailing, such
as assisting with LIYC Race Committee duties and helping out with the LIYC Jr. Summer Sailing

Congratulations Charles! Smooth sailing in your year as Jr. Commodore.


2005 SDYC Dutch Shoe Marathon

The Lido Isle Yacht Club was well represented by our Junior Sailors on July 15, 2005 at the Dutch Shoe

Overall Results:

5th Addison Richley

17th Kiki Bailey

37th Patrick Overstreet

56th Andrew Mather

64th Domenic Re

89th Robby Yates

9lst Maxson Richley

94th Nicole Zielinski

11th Francesca Cappellini

123rd Kyle Flagg
129th Charles Giannini

130th Charlie Bailey

151st Max Zielinski

166th Danny Bailey

180th Lauren Flagg

181st Jackie Cappellini

Fleet A

23rd Maxson Richley

25th Nicole Zielinski

35th Max Zielinski

Fleet B

4thMorgan McVey

12th Andrew Mather

15th Domenic Re

29th Francesca Cappellini

30th Charles Giannini

31st Charlie Bailey

37th Jackie Cappellini

Fleet C

1st Addison Richley

7th Kiki Bailey

13th Patrick Overstreet

44th Kyle Flagg

74th Danny Bailey
85th Lauren Flagg

All Girl Regatta

Little Girls Do Grow Up!

These moms have had a great summer with their children enjoying the Lido Junior Sailing program!
Racing for these gals is not new, as they have sailed together as little girls and now as Mother Sabots.
Funny how those boats get a bit smaller after 20 years! This “next” generation is raising their families
on Lido Isle while most of their parents still are living on Lido Isle, too!

The Lido Isle Yacht Club was well represented at the All Girl Regatta on July 30, 2005 with the
following results:

Senior Sabots:

1st Suzanne Oelke Fults

2nd Hiliary Benedict

3rd Cameron Tingler

4th Amy Hinshaw Gutierrez

6th Susie Ross Peck

7th Lisa Grundy Johnson


1st Lynn Wall

2nd Anne Hatton


2nd Francesca Nestande

Sabot A’s

4th Alison Deverian

Sabot B’s:

1st Morgan McVey
4th Brooke Donahue

6th Addison Richley

7th Jackie Cappellini

9th Francesca Cappellini

Sabot C

1st Katie Donahue

Sabot C2

1st Maggie Ann Re

3rd Kaitlyn Cosenza

5th Grace Terry

7th Nicole Zielinski

Sabot C3

5th Lauren Flagg

Sabot 2 North Championship

The Lido Isle Yacht is very proud of our 33 young sailors in the Junior Program that sailed in the Sabot
2 North Championship that took place in our bay on July 18, 2005. We are especially proud of the
three sailors who placed in the Top Ten: Maxson Richley 1st, Jack Murrel 6th and Robby Yates 10th.
The top ten sailors in the Championship were invited to an Invitational at Mission Bay on July 27,

At the Mission Bay Invitational our sailors were competing against the top Sabot sailors in Southern
California. Maxson Richley won 1st place, Jack Murrel won 6th place, and Robby Yates won 12th
place. Congratulations to these exceptional young sailors.

The wonderful support team was composed of Debbie Benedict, Chairman of the Regatta, and Lynn
Wall, Chairman of the Race Committee. They were assisted by Buddy Richley, Linda Giannini, Mary
Cappellini, and Madeline Bailey. The Yacht club wants to thank you for your caring support for our
junior sailors.

Siberian Dixieland Jazz Band
At the August 5th Friday Night Barbecue the Lido Isle Yacht Club had a special musical treat, the
Siberian Dixieland Jazz Band. The band is from Novosibirsk, which is in the heart of Siberia. The city is
the most important educational and cultural center in Siberia and is known as the “Jazz City.” One of
the local vodka producers labeled a brand of vodka, “The Siberian Dixieland Jazz Band. In order to
reach Orange County, the band traveled three days by train on the Trans Siberian Railroad to reach
Moscow. The band then flew another 17 hours from Moscow to Orange County. The band has made
several trips here to play at the Costa Mesa/Orange County Classic Jazz Festival and at other U.S. Jazz
Festivals. This is there second appearance at the Lido Isle Yacht Club. This talented Jazz Band plays
with extraordinary enthusiasm. They surpass any of the bands that I heard at the 2005 New Orleans
Jazz Festival.

Members of the band are Alexander Basanoff, drums; Igor Guluy, piano; Sergey Pasenko, tuba;
Serguei Gerchenovitch, trumpet; Sergi Polianski, trombone; Olga Ramer, Band Manager/Interpreter,
who is a relative of Commodore Phil Ramer. A special thanks to Commodore Phil and Maureen
Ramer for this wonderful event.

August Barbecues

Our Rear Commodore Dick Brown and his hard working wife Jan deserve our sincere thanks for our
wonderful Friday Night Summer Barbecues. They were assisted in August by wonderful volunteers.
The August Kitchen Moms were Jen Rogers and Nancy Helm. Our experienced Bar Tenders were Jim
Rogers, Pete Manno and Jim Hopkins. The check in table was manned for the entire summer by Frank
and Lynda Gruver and Patrick and Mary Sanders. The Lido Isle Junior Yacht Club board did the set up
for all the barbecues. The Race Committee Chairman was Judy Franco and she was assisted by the
Junior Yacht Club. Many thanks to the Browns and all the volunteers.

LIYC Fishing Trip

Joe Ursino, our Fishing Chairman arranged for 18 Lido Isle Fishermen to go fishing on a chartered
boat out of San Diego. The group left San Diego at 10 PM and motored 80 miles off the Coast of
Mexico to fish. Between 6:30 - 8:15 AM the group caught fifty 30-35 pound Albacore. A total of 60
fish were caught. VC Quentin Wall and Cory Cosenza caught the biggest fish and the most fish.
Thirteen people had a fish on the line at the same time.

The fishermen generously donated the Albacore for the July 29th Friday Night barbecues. They
cleaned and marinated the fish for all of us to enjoy. What a wonderful treat for us.

Joe Ursino, is advising everyone to sign up early for next years Fishing Trip. Thanks Joe for a
wonderful trip and the fishermen for the fish donation.

Flight of the Lasers
Lido Isle Yacht Club was well represented in the flight of the Lasers July 31, 2005. Carter Ford and Phil
Thompson were close competitors with Carter winning 5th place and Phil Thompson winning 6th
Place. Phil won the unofficial award for having the most kelp on his rudder. The Flight of the Lasers
was a real family affair with many Lido Isle Families participating. Buddy Richley won 11th place and
his brother Tim Richley won 23rd place. Buddy’s twins Maxson and Addison sailed with a radial rig
and won 39th place. Addison richly won the trophy for the Youngest Girl sailing in the Flight of the
Lasers. Two of our Lido Isle Sailing Instructors Cameron MacLaren and Lynn Wall were competing
against each other, Cameron was 18th and Lynn was 25th. Lynn had the misfortune of capsizing
twice and still did well. Megan Tingler Zemke came in 22nd and her father Dave Tingler was in 30th
place. Roy Woolsey at age 88 years placed 26th and won the trophy for oldest sailor in the Flight of
then Lasers. This is the 14th time Roy has won this trophy. Mike Baginski came home from his world
travels to race and placed 36th. Steve Mather had both his kids on his boat and finished 44th. Cory
Cosenza placed 48th in his new boat. Susie Ross Peck placed 50th in her new boat. Lido Isle Yacht
Club is very proud of our sailor’s performance in the Flight of the Lasers.

Commodore’s Beach Party

The highlight of the Lido Isle Yacht Club summer social season is the Commodore’s Beach Party. The
mood was set with Tiki Torches and the band on a barge in the bay. Joe’s Band played songs from the
Streets of New York to the Isle of Jamaica. The seven piece band with two soloists presented a varied
program of Rock, Soul, and Latin Music. Dancing on the beach was enjoyed by all the guests.

A picnic dinner of chicken, beef, cole slaw, beans and pasta salad was prepared by Richard Jones Pit
Barbecue. Libations were served by our Lido Isle Junior Yacht Club Instructors Lynn Wall, Hiliary
Benedict, and Dano O’Connor.

As usual, our Rear Commodore Dick Brown and his wife Jan organized a great party with the help of
many volunteers. The Check in Crew was Jan Wirgler, Reservations assisted by Jan Brown, Jan
Sutherland, and Barbara Wall. Float Movers were Patrick Saunders, Quentin Wall, Dick Brown, Dennis
O’Hern, Keith Mackey and his friend Dr. John from Liverpool, England. Beach Clean Up was done by
Hugh Helm, Jill and Mike Golden, Ken Wirgler, Joe Ursino, Jim Rogers, Wayne Graveline and Quentin
Wall. Rakers on the Beach were Dick Carono, Pete Manno, and Bill Hopkins. The Clean Up after the
party was done by Rob Weigle. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the party a success.


The trophy dinner was the culmination of an outstanding summer sailing season. Our junior sailors
distinguished themselves at many regattas and invitational in Southern California. Vice Commodore
Quentin Wall welcomed the sailors, their parents, the instructors, and recognized Mary Cappellini, Jr.
Board Liaison and Erin Larson, Jr. Commodore.

After a wonderful dinner the following awards were presented by
Mary Cappellini and Erin Larson.
LIJYC Achievement Award

Ainsley Farrell

(Individual Who Shows the Most Energy and Attention to the Program)

Carol Dingle Memorial Trophy Debbie Benedict

(Adult Contributing most to the Junior Program)

The new 2005/2006 Jr. Commodore and New Board were introduced.

Sailing Instructor Guy O’Leary recognized the LIYC Sailors sailing in the Sabot II North Championship
and Sabot II Invitational Championship and presented a perpetual trophy.

Commodore Hinshaw Perpetual Trophy

Maxson Richley

(Best Performance in Sabot II North and Sabot II Invitational Championship)

Lynn Wall, Sailing Director gave the highlight of the summer sailing program and recognized the
sailing instructors.

Sabot C3 Instructors: Niki Bannister, Charle Larson, Cameron Maclaren, and Kyle Ramer.

Sabot C2 Instructors: Zander Giannini and Dano O’Connor.

Sabot C1 Instructors: Zack Haskell and Aly O’Desky.

Sabot A/B Instructor: Guy O’Leary.

CFJ Instructors: Sara Huey and Paddy O’Meara.

Each instructor gave a short talk about every sailor that was in their class. The Jr. Director Perpetual
Trophies were presented by Lynn Wall. (Summer Program Low Point in Each Class)

Sabot C3 Charlie Croo
Sabot C2 Logan Warwick

Sabot C1 Patrick Overstreet

Sabot B Andrew Mather

Sabot A Addison MacLaren

CFJ’S Brooke Yates & Robin Gautschi

The Perpetual Trophies were presented by VC Quentin Wall and Sailing Director Lynn Wall.

Lido Loyalty Trophy

Kaitlyn Cosenza

(Junior Sailor Who Sails Most for LIYC)

Staff Commodore Pickens Perpetual

Jack Murrell

(Best LIJYC low-point in the largest class in the Jr. Commodore’s Cup Regatta)

Dede Sorenson Memorial Trophy

Tommy Freeman

(For Fortitude Under Adversity)

Commodore Palmquist Trophy

Will Crook

(Most Improved Racing Skipper)

LIYC Sportsmanship Trophy

Patrick Overstreet
(Finest Example of Sportsmanship)

Commodore Rhodes Perpetual Trophy

Brooke Yates & Robin Gautschi

(Best Overall finish of LIJYC skipper and crew at CFJ Nationals)

Commodore Niblo Starboard Yard Trophy

Robin Gautschi & Charles Giannini (Junior Most Helpful to the Junior Sailing Committee)

Commodore Grimes Perpetual

Brooke Yates & Robin Gautschi (Best Performance in Jr. Olympics Double Handed)

Commodore Lockney Leadership Trophy

Charlie Bailey

(Best Leadership, Corinthian Attitude and Responsibility shown by a

LIJYC skipper)

Hole in the Head Trophy

Kiki Bailey

(Most Unusual Sailor in the Jr. Program)

Commodore Kingsley Trophy

Morgan McVey

(Junior Girl Most Distinguished)
Rick Marsellus Memorial Trophy

Maxson Richley

(Junior Boy Most Distinguished)

The humorous highlight of the evening was the skit that was given in conjunction with The Hole in
the Head Trophy won by Kiki Bailey. Kiki broke her nose when she was playing volleyball and ran into
a palm tree. The skit was given by the male instructors;

Guy O’Leary - bikini girl

Kyle Christiansen - bikini girl

Zack Haskell - Kiki Bailey

Cameron MacClaren - girl

Dano O’Conner - palm tree

Paddy O’Meara - palm tree

The skit was a humorous re-enactment of Kiki breaking her nose.

Another special highlight was Instructor Cameron Maclaren attired in a full dress kilt of his family

Lynn Walls, Sailing Director was honored for her three years of service to the Lido Isle Yacht Club and
the Junior Program. The instructors presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The Yacht
Club gave her a generous check to use for travels through Europe. The three yacht club flag officers
presented with an inscribed plaque commending her for her outstanding service.

The instructors were thanked for their outstanding service. Each instructor was presented with a
specially designed LIYC beach towel.

Trophy Dessert Evening

The trophy Dessert Evening was held August 3, 2005 for the Novices, Sea Monkeys, and Sea Squirts.
VC Commodore Quentin Wall welcomed the sailors and their parents and the instructors. Lynn Walls
gave the Junior Sailing Highlights. The instructors for the Sea Squirts were Donna Shockley & Jacqui
Bradburne. The Sea Monkeys were instructed by Hiliary Benedict & Erin Farrell. The Novice
instructors were Kyle Christensen, Gabrielle Nestande & Erin Farrell.

The Perpetual Trophies were presented by Quentin Wall and Lynn Wall.

Junior Director Perpetual

Will Johnson

(Novice Regatta Low Point Skipper)

Lido Isle Community Association Trophy

Amy Bailey

(First Year Skipper Who Shows Greatest Improvement Skippering a Boat)

A Special Thank You to our instructors and our many parents who volunteered time to the program.




Skippers and mates, our end of the summer adventure scheduled for August 26-28 will soon be here
and everything is pointing to the chance for a great weekend together at Corsair Yacht Club’s
Emerald Bay Facility. Each year, over a dozen other yacht clubs have made a cruise to Corsair Cove at
Emerald Bay, and this year Commodore Phil Ramer has made it possible for you to join in this

There are about 100 moorings in Emerald Bay operated by the Island Company, but about 40 of the
Corsair members lease moorings and will not be using theirs for our assigned weekend. Therefore, all
of those Corsair member moorings are usually available for assignment by the harbor patrol, on a
first come first served basis. It is suggested that we send a list in advance to the Isthmus Harbor
office giving the names, sizes, types, and arrival times for those boats that notify us that they are
planning to go on this cruise.

The Corsair Cove facilities are located at the Western end of Emerald Bay, about 100 yards down the
beach from the Boy Scouts facilities. The access to the cove is by dinghy, with a sand and gravel
beach right in front of the facilities (no Dinghy Dock at the cove). The facility has clean, drinkable
water, HOT WATER SHOWERS, and two flushing toilets. There are ample picnic tables, basic cleaning
supplies, cooking utensils, and some 120 volt AC convenience outlets. There are also some large
floodlights that will light up the cove for you viewing pleasure while you enjoy the fire pit for a
bonfire after dinner. And we are told, that if you follow the lighted path from the cove up to “Eagles
Nest”, the view is extraordinary both day and night.

As an added attraction, Commodore Ramer has arranged to have jeeps available on Saturday for a
tour of the island. You will be able to visit the areas where the Catalina Island Fox and the island’s
bald eagles live, the airport, the native plant nursery, and the windward beaches. Also, you can get
some off road experiences which take in the island interior and the seascapes at the coast. The price
for the jeep tours will be discounted by 50% to a cost of $40 per person and you can be out on the
island as long as you like. Lunch options include a brown bag lunch at $10 per head or a stop at the
airport where you can purchase a meal at the restaurant.

If all this sounds too good to pass up you will need to get your name on the reservation list as soon as
possible. Please let us know if you plan on taking your boat for the event, and if you have room to
add any additional weekenders on your boat. There will be a reminder coming out in the next
Islander but it would be best to get your spot early.

For reservations or additional information contact Lee Iverson, LIYC Cruising Chair at; or leave a message at 949 673.

June 2005

Lido Isle Opening Day
A beautiful, warm, sunny California sky prevailed for Lido Isle Yacht Club's Opening Day. Behind the
scenes many people contributed to the festive atmosphere which honoroed our Commodores, Staff
Commodores Visiting Dignitaries and our own LIYC board and committee members.

Our first thank you goes to Joyce Ursino for decorating our clubhouse so beautifully. We are so lucky
to have her talent and skills available to us. Next, Lee Iverson went over the top in his efforts and
subsequent success in getting nineteen boats to grace our docks for our post lunch celebration. And
a thank you to the boat owners themselves who so graciously brought their boats to the party and
decorated them with their colorful flags.

None of this would have taken place without the crew who moved all the docks in place to
accommodate the vessels. Dock workers were Commodore Phil Ramer, Vice Commodore Quentin
Wall, Staff Commodore Wayne Graveline, Patrick Sanders, Joe Ursino, Bob Leishman, Keith Mackie
and Lynn Walls. Peter McNabb did a wonderful job in organizing our island parade. Our
ceremony team, Merilee and Bruce Bennett and their advisors Jan and Steve Sutherlen along with
Mary Cappellini, Erin Larson and our junior yacht club members worked hard to make sure the
ceremony ran smoothly, which it did. Dave Rahn bravely took on cannon duty.

A special thanks to Ora and Neil MacFarlane who stayed calm while checking in the large contingent
of visiting dignitaries. Lynda and Frank Gruber and Patrick Sanders, our sterling membership
committee can always be counted on to handle the member check-in with great efficiency. We are
also grateful to Carter Ford for his expertise in acquiring all the various permits, to Dennis O'Hern and
Rear Commodore Dick Brown for bartending duties. Cindy Dennis for help with the Volunteer dinner,
Mitch Barker for boat judging, John Oyler for outside banners and decorations, Keith Mackie for the
sound system, Ann and Jack Davis for the boat hor d'oeuvres, Ken Larson for certificates, Skip
Barchan for flyers and Debbie Benedict for invitations.

And finally our enthusiastic set up crew consisting of Lexie Graveline, Jan Brown, Cynthia Niblo,
Nancy Wimer, Pat and Al Klingensmith and Jeanne Price. The opening day event would not have
come together without the advice and counseling of Donna and Dave Shockley who lent a hand every
step of the way. This couple is a Lido Isle treasure.

And last but not least Commodore Phil Ramer and Maureen who worked closely with us doing many
things to lighten our duties and reassuring us when we made mistakes. They were responsible for the
wonderful Nicholsen Pipes and Drums and the Bayou Brass Band. The work of all our volunteers keep
our unique Lido Isle Yacht Club running and we thank you all. Marybeth and Jay Leonard Thank you is
definately inadequate for the wonderful Opening Day Party that Marybeth and Jay Leonard created
for us. It was a real labor of love on their part and all the volunteers.

Special kudos to Commodore Phil Ramer for his "Life on Lido" speech which made us all realize how
wonderful and special our island is, and how caring our neighbors are. Lunch was well worth waiting
for and I saw many islanders returning for seconds. The Dock Party was pure undiluted fun. Great
company, music, food, and beautiful yachts. It was so much fun that some Lido Islanders were
sighted partying on their boat way into the evening hours. Again thanks to the Leonards and their
volunteer crew.

Ensenada Race Party
The Ensenanda Race Party gave our Lido Isle Yacht Club Racers a spirited send off. Racers and guest
were given a warm welcome by Senoras Sharon Carono and Jan Wirgler. Our 2005 race boats were
AMANTE owned by the Richley Family and skippered by Buddy Richley. The Richley family has been
involved in the race for years. HEARTBEAT owned and skippered by Chuck Brewer has sailed in the
race for 20 years. These two boats have been friendly competitors for many years.

The racers were toasted with Margaritas and Mexican Beer served by our experienced bartenders
Senors Jay Leonard and Dennis O'Hern. Las Frajitas Restaurant provided the guest and racers healthy
gourmet treats of enchiladas, tacos, gucamole, rice, beans and flan for dessert.

El Mariachi Zacatera Band provided mood music for cocktails and dining. The South of the Border
ambiance was provided by Maureen and Phil Ramer, Wayne Graveline, Nancy and Hugh Helm, Gail
and Bob Pollard, Rhoda and Jim Stanley, Barbara and Quentin Wall, and Donna Shockley. Many
thanks to our Rear Commodore Dick Brown and his hard working wife Jan Brown for a job well done.

May 2005

Dick and Jan Brown

Jan and Dick Brown are both Native Californians, Jan having been reared in Alhambra and Dick in
West Los Angeles. Dick received an appointment to the US Naval Academy in 1959 and graduated
with a commission in 1963. He wanted to be a naval pilot, but was unable to pass the eye exam. Jan
attended San Jose State and Cal Poly Pomona. Her sophomore year she met Dick and they got
married in 1964.

Their next adventure was a two year stint in Panama, where their son Rick was born. In 1967 they
took a boat from Panama to New Orleans, Louisiana, where Dick resigned his naval commission. With
a toddler and Jan pregnant with their daughter Katy, they started a road trip to California. They took
detours to visit relatives on ranches in Kansas and Oklahoma.

How did they get to Lido? When Dick’s father retired, he and Dick’s mother bought a house on Lido
at 817 Via Lido Nord. When Jan and Dick first arrived back in Southern California they lived on Lido
with Dick’s parents. In 1978 the house at 817 Via Lido Nord was sold to Dennis and Marion Pickens.

After several months, the Browns bought a house in Mesa Verde where they raised their three
children. Rick is 39 years old and works as a Project Manager for William Lyons and lives in Harbor
View with his wife. They have two sons and one daughter ages 9, 5, and 2 years. Katy is 37 years old
and lives with her husband and three sons ages 11, 7, and 4 years in Mesa Verde. Keith, 32 years old
lives in Los Angeles and works for the University of Southern California as a Real estate Portfolio

Dick went to work for Collins Radio and then worked for TRW and several other technology
companies. In 1979, Dick went into Real Estate Management and Development. In 1999, Dick
decided that work was interfering with his golf, so he went into semi-retirement and now just
manages his own real estate.
Dick and Jan love being grandparents and take their job seriously. Dick is an avid golfer and Jan is
taking lessons. They enjoy bridge, travel and have a houseboat, ski boat and a jet ski on Lake
Powell. Jan does marathons, plays tennis, is an avid reader, and belongs to several book clubs.

In 2000 they returned to Lido and immediately became involved in “Life on Lido.” Dick served on the
LICA Board from 2001 to 2004 and was Vice President of the board. He is now Rear Commodore of
the Lido Isle Yacht Club.

Their next adventure is a trip to Ireland in September with eight other couples, mostly from Lido. The
trip is “Ireland Behind the Scenes.” They will fly into Dublin and circle Ireland counter clockwise,
sightseeing, playing golf, hiking, and shopping.

Dick and Jan’s contagious enthusiasm, sense of humor, and penchant for becoming involved has
definitely enhanced “Life on Lido.”

Rules and Tactics Seminar Presented by Dave Perry

Dave Perry is the most eminent speaker and educator in the world on racing rules and tactics. He has
gained this knowledge as a lifelong competitor in sailing. Every four years the racing rules are revised
and changed. Dave spoke about the new rules for 2004 through 2008. Dave takes a dry topic and
makes it entertaining and educational. Over 150 local sailors representing 25 sailing groups
attended. There was a large number of Junior and High School sailors present. Dave has written three
books on racing and sailing topics so he did a book signing which was organized by Donna Shockley.

The Lido Bay room was transformed into the Lido Bistro for pizza and beverages. The beverages were
served by Dennis O’Hern, Phil Ramer, and Dave Shockley.

Carter Ford orchestrated the event and was assisted with graphics and publicity by Lynn Wall. The
Junior Sailors manned the sign-in desk. Many thanks to the Junior Sailing Foundation who sponsored
and made the clinic possible.

Lucky O’Lido’s Pub Party

If you are Irish or want to be Irish the place to celebrate on St. Patrick’s daywas Lucky O’Lido’s Irish
Pub. Part of the fun was planning the party with the Social Committee. Dennis O’Hern and Patrick
Saunders decided on the theme and Joyce Ursino transformed the club house into an Irish Pub and
designed the creative flyer. Leprechaun Dick O’Brown orchestrated the party. In typical Irish
tradition, the Guinness and Harp beer, Bushmills, Jamison, and Baileys Irish Cream were flowing
freely. The bartenders, Hugh Helm, Jay Leonard, Bob Pollard, Jim Stanley and Joe Ursino ably
dispensed the libations from two bars. The corned beef and cabbage dinner was provided by Ellen
Leiber from Creative Food Services. Nine Irish lassies aged 4 years to 27 years from Kelly’s School of
Irish Dance danced for an hour. The six older girls danced in traditional River Dance Style. Singer
Michael Kelly, from Muldoon’s Irish Pub with his guitar accompanist David, provided Irish
tunes. Further entertainment was provided by three blackjack tables, two poker tables and a dart
station. The lucky gambler winning the grand prize of a $50 Muldoon,s Pub gift certificate was Wayne
Graveline. Bob Meyers won the $25 gift certificate.
Special compliments go to the Decorations and Clean-Up Committee composed of Joe Ursine,
Chairman and committee members Mary Saunders, Mary Beth and Jay Leonard, Wayne and Lexi
Graveline, Quentin wall, Phil Ramer, Jan Sutherlen, Donna Shockl;ey, Rhoda and Jim Stanley, Gail and
Bob Pollard, Linda Formuzis, and Jean and Dick Grover. Reservations and check in was handled by Jan
Wirgler and she was assisted by Helen Japenga.

April 2005

Sorel and Gail Reisman

Sorel, Gail and their two sons were born in Toronto, Canada. In 1980 when Sorel was transferred to
Southern California by IBM, they moved to their first home in Anaheim Hills. They moved to Lido
eight years ago.

Sorel, who is LIYC’s webmaster, has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, a graduate degree in
Computer Science and MA and PhD in Computer Applications in Education, all from the University of
Toronto. Sorel’s first experience with computers was as an undergraduate in 1964. He began his
career with IBM, first in Canada, then in the US. His next job was with Toshiba America as head of
their computer division. His next position was Vice President of Software Development for the British
multinational entertainment company, EMI. In 1986, Sorel left industry to become a Professor of
Information Systems in the College of Business at Cal State University Fullerton. In January of this
year, Sorel took a leave from the university to become the Director of Strategic Development for the
high tech educational consortium MERLOT.ORG. In his leisure time, Sorel plays tennis and is an avid
reader. Sorel and Gail love biking, hiking and travel.

Gail’s four degrees are also from the University of Toronto culminating with a Ph.D in Adult
Development. She is a geriatric care manager and Director of Education and Training for Senior Care
Resources in Newport Beach. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Council on
Aging. Gail’s community activities center on promoting the welfare of women and older adults. She
also belongs to two book clubs and three movie groups.

Sorel and Gail have two sons. Jesse, age 33 years and Shane age 31 years. They are both married and
live in the Washington, DC area. Jesse, a Cal State Fullerton grad and his wife, a Maryland product,
are both with the US State Department working on Internet Security. Shane, a UCI grad, with an MBA
from Georgetown, works for IBM. His wife, a Berkeley and George Washington U. grad is an attorney
in DC.

Sorel is currently a Director of the Lido Isle Yacht Club. In January, 2003, Mitch Barker invited Sorel,
Dave Lamb, Debbie Benedict, Jim Davis, Carter Ford, and Lynn Wall to form the Web
Committee. Over the next six months, they met at the Reisman’s house designing and developing the
LIYC website. According to Sorel, the committee was most creative after a few glasses of wine and
Gail’s great desserts. The website was online by Opening Day 2003.

The website has been a great success and thanks to Lynn’s and Sorel’s efforts is constantly being
updated with news, photos, and race results. When lots is happening on Lido, specially in the
summer, the contents of the website may change daily! In many ways, there is no more up-to-date
information available to LIYC members than the website. The online member directory is updated
monthly; classified are added as soon as members send their requests to Sorel. And in addition to all
the great Club information (classified, committee membership, quartermaster supplies, important
links for sailors, etc.), there are also links to today’s weather, tide tables, John Wayne airport news,
as well as lots of other things. Even the LIYC news which appears in the Islander is posted to the
website a few weeks before the Islander is mailed to your homes.

Any member can e-mail Sorel information or news and he will put it on the website immediately. We
are very fortunate to have Sorel and the committee’s expertise in the development and maintenance
of the website. Thanks for a job well done.

March 2005

Steve and Jan Sutherlen

Steve and Jan Sutherlen moved to Lido from Corona del Mar eight years ago and, like so many other
residents, only wish they’d come here earlier. They have been involved in island activities since day
one, when neighbor Tom Arnold vaulted over the picket fence behind their house and invited them
to their first LIYC Friday Nite Barbecue. They never missed a single barbecue that summer, and
became LIYC membership chairmen the following year. Steve went on to become a board director
and port captain, and then went through the chairs to become Commodore of the Yacht Club in
2002. He is remembered for his opening day speech when he reminded us to put the car windows
down as you cross over the bridge to Lido. His philosophy: “We need to put down the windows so we
can smell and hear all the wonders of our wonderful seaside community.” Friends still stop to tell him
they have been following his advice. Jan has been quartermaster twice, and is known for hawking
hats, shoes and other LIYC logo items on the clubhouse beach. She loved to sell the clothes to her
friends because “they looked so splendid in them.”

In addition to Yacht Club activities, Steve is Vice President of the Lido Isle Community Association. He
serves on the Architectural Committee, and is currently Chairman of the Clubhouse Committee,
investigating the feasibility of building a new clubhouse. Steve’s goal is to hear and respect
everyone’s’ opinions. The committee wants to have a more functional clubhouse to fit our present
lifestyles and encourage more people to use their clubhouse. The committee would strive to have a
design that would reflect our island heritage and be a building that we would all be proud of. He
appreciates all the positive feedback he has received with offers of support, and he respects the
concerns of those who have taken time to call or write him. We are fortunate to have Steve’s counsel
on such an important decision.

Steve and Jan are both second generation Californians and both grew up in Pasadena. Jan’s family
built a little cottage on Via Orvieto when she was a baby, and she has early memories of family times
on Lido. Steve enjoyed summers on Balboa Island, where his grandparents lived. Steve attended
Santa Clara University, and Jan went to Scripps College in Claremont.
Steve has been with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate for 30 years, and manages the Corona
del Mar and Balboa Island offices (and he is not the Marinapark developer Steve Sutherland). His
career has taken him to New York, where he was in charge of the Long Island offices. The family lived
in Cold Spring Harbor, a charming little community with a whaling history, and their daughters
attended high school there. Daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth are both married. Katherine, a nurse
practitioner living in Denver, is the proud mother of Sam, brand new grandson number one. Elizabeth
is the Fine Arts Reference Librarian at the Nashville Main Library.

Steve enjoys playing golf in his free time, and occasionally joins the Lido group on Tuesdays. Jan’s
hobby is video, and she has had fun filming a few celebrities such as Julia Child, Ray Bradbury, and
Sharon Stone. She was involved in an extensive project with the late Tony Duquette, Tony winner for
set design for “Camelot” and well-loved Hollywood figure. She created the video for the LIYC sailing
program when Steve was Vice Commodore, and spends time making family video albums for special
occasions. She is also a substitute teacher at Newport Elementary, known as “Mrs. S”

Whenever Steve takes on a job, we also acquire Jan’s talents and hard work. She always supports and
assists Steve and they work as a team. They have a wonderful loving relationship that benefits the
entire island. They are positive, loving, and fair toward everyone. Their contribution to our “Lido
Lifestyle” is greatly appreciated.

February 2005

A Tribute to Dennis Pickens

Lido Isle residents remember Dennis as one of the friendliest people on the island. He liked everyone
and always made positive comments. He made a point to greet new residents and make them feel
welcome and a part of the community. He and Marion were "fixtures" at all the Lido Yacht Club
Parties and spent time talking to visitors to make them feel welcome.

Dennis was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and was the middle child with two sisters. His first job
was as a paper boy for the Dallas Morning News. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air
Corp and was a navigator and 2nd Lieutenant. At the end of the war, he returned to Dallas and
enrolled in Southern Methodist University. Marion was also enrolled at Southern Methodist
University and was a Chi Omega Sorority sister of Dennis's sister and that is how they met. It was love
at first sight and when they were pinned a hundred of Dennis's Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Brothers
serenaded them. Dennis graduated with a BA in Banking and Finance and was employed by a bank.
He and Marion were married after graduation and
had a long, happy marriage.

Marion's father enticed Dennis to come to California to join him in the Materials Handling
Business. Dennis was in charge of Sales and was Vice President of the Company for 15 years. When
the Company was sold, Dennis became a Manufacturers Representative and won numerous national
awards for his sales ability. He later became President of Chalfo Inc., a family
corporation. Dennis was an avid skeet shooter and a bird hunter and loved to hunt on the family

Dennis leaves a rich legacy for his family and his Lido Isle family. He is remembered as a loving
husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His daughter Alison lives on Lido Isle with her husband
Kimo McCormick, her daughter and stepchildren. She is affiliated with Strada Properties. Son Bruce
lives in Cota de Caza with his wife and two daughters. He is a Sales
Manager for Telephone Systems. There was an obvious love and bonding between Dennis and his
three granddaughters.

Dennis and Marion raised their children in Arcadia and then moved to Lido Isle in June 1973. They
were not going to get involved, but that was short lived. They joined the Yacht Club and Marian
joined the Lido Isle Women's Club. Marion became President of the Women's Club and Dennis
became Vice President of the Lido Isle Community Association. Dennis is remembered as a
memorable Commodore of the Lido Isle Yacht Club. He ran the meeting efficiently, renovated the
Racing Tower and did numerous maintenance jobs. The Moroccan Commodores Party, complete
with Belly Dancers, is still
remembered as one of the better parties on Lido Isle. The Friday Night Bar-be-cues were a real treat
with Marion's gourmet dishes.

We all miss Dennis and the love and caring he imparted to everyone he met. Good bye good friend
and neighbor. You will be lovingly remembered by all of us.

August 2004

Lido Isle Fourth of July Party

Another spectacular Fourth of July party was sponsored by the Lido Isle Yacht Club, Lido Isle Womans
Club and the Lido Isle Community Association and was enjoyed by the Lido residents. The parade,
party, and laser slalom race was orchestrated by Rear Commodore Quentin and Barbara Wall and
their capable committees. The day started with the Fourth of July parade stage by Jay Leonard. Pat
Haddon portraying the Statue of Liberty was a “big hit.” Ellie Yates organized the Marchmallows,
composed of Lido Lovelies led by Drum Major Jim Ciucki. The flag officers of the Lido Isle Yacht Club,
Wayne Graveline, Phil Ramer, Quentin Wall and Jr. Staff Commodore Dave Lamb were riding in style
in Gary Grays 1940 Ford. They were attired in Parrot Head hats to advertise the Summer Beach
Concert July 16 th featuring the Parrot Head Band. They were followed by Maureen Ramer in the
“Band Wagon SUV” playing Jimmy Buffet music.

The real stars were our 16 Lido Isle veterans who have served in World War II , Korea , and Viet Nam .
World War II Veterans are:

Pvt. Hal Japenga

Lieut. Don Ray

Sgt. Mel Grau

Sgt. Jim Milspaugh

Sgt. Joey Bishop

Lieut. George Shaw

Ensign John Ashmore

Capt. Roger Brown, World War II , Korea , and Viet Nam

Korean War Veterans are:

First Lieut. Ted Hinshaw

First Lieut. Don Dabney

Dick Read, US Army

Capt. Dan McGurk

Viet Nam War Veterans are:

Capt. Bob Pollard

Capt. Hugh Helm

Lieut. Dick Brown

Lieut. Steve Sutherlen

Lance Corporal Dave Shockley
Since 1996 the Lido Isle Yacht has awarded the Commodore Thompson Boat Handling Award for the
Fourth of July Laser Slalom race. This years race was organized by Anne, Greg, and Cole Hatton and
Lynn Walls. Race Committee was Bob Yates. Lee Iverson, and Greg Hatton. The winners were:

First Place : Fergil Killalea, Lido Isle Sailing Instructor

Second Place : Phil Gautschi

Third Place : Cole Hatton

The Fourth of July party-goers were treated to a “mouth watering” picnic lunch followed by All
American apple pie. Allegra Stolz, our gourmet chef, organized the pie baking committee. Lido Ladies
are to be congratulated on their culinary talents. Drinks were in abundance compliments of our bar
tenders Karen and Tom Treaccar, Sharon and Gary Grimes and Steve Sutherlen.

The tables were decorated with Lido Isle Fourth of July pails designed and made by Barbara Wall. We
all enjoyed the Band and DJ who performed on the deck and Mr. Bubbleman who entertained all the
young party goers.

The Lido Isle residents cannot begin to thank Barbara and Quentin Wall for all their hard work and
talent in organizing this wonderful event. We all appreciate all your efforts and the hard working
committees for making this party so special. Thanks from all of us.

Janet Kittridge Shaw

Janet Kittridge Shaw has never had a boring or ordinary life. She was born in Detroit , Michigan and
grew up in Royal Oak , Michigan . Janet graduated from Albion College in Albion , Michigan in 1942
with a degree in Sociology with two minors in Math and Psychology. After college she briefly taught
pre-school for children of Rosie the Riveters. Janet was bored with this job and wanted to do
something for the war effort. She did not want to be Rosie the Riveter or raise a Victory Garden , so
in the summer of 1943 she enlisted in the Marines. She went to Boot Camp at Camp Lejeune , North
Carolina and then her next post was in Atlanta , Georgia where she was in Link Trainer School for
training pilots in radio navigation. After graduation in 1944 and a promotion to Corporal, she was
sent to Miramar , a Marine Aviation Depot near San Diego . She trained pilots there and then a year
later was sent on temporary assignment to North Island for more training. She returned to Miramar
and was promoted to Sergeant. She received an Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corp. in
January, 1946.

Janet wanted to be an Airline Stewardess. but at 5 ft. 6 in. she was too tall. She worked in an
insurance office and then was employed at the Cooperative Wind Tunnel in Pasadena , which was
the predecessor to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Janet met her husband, Hank Shaw, on a blind date with friends. the four of them went bowling
together. Hank bowled her over, and they were engaged 7 weeks later and married in 1948. Hank
was employed at Hayward Scientific Glass as Director of Personnel and Safety. He later became a
Realtor. Janet then became a housewife and the mother of one son and two daughters. Her children
and eight grandchildren all live in southern California .

Dick is a stockbroker. He, his wife, and their two teenagers live in Big Bear Lake .

Katie lives in Huntington Beach and has two grown daughters. She is the Parish Nurse at St. James
Episcopal Church on Via Lido. She is involved in the Angelmans Foundation as she has a daughter
with Angelmans Syndrome.

Christy also lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, and their two daughters ages 12 and 7 years
and twin sons 10 years old. She is very involved in volunteer activities at St. James Episcopal Church
and in her childrens’ activities.

Hank's parents bought two lots on Lido Isle for a few hundred dollars a lot and built a home in 1938
on the lots. Janet and Hank built a home on one of the lots in 1968. Hank Shaw died of cancer in

Since moving to Lido , Janet has been involved in the Lido Isle Women's Club, in charge of Yoga and
Square Dancing and Bridge. She was Co-Chair of the Welcome Committee, and a member of the Lido
Isle Yacht and the Players Club.
Janet is still a very active woman. She plays bridge often, is involved in activities at St. James
Episcopal church. and is in the Women's Marine Association (WMA) . She helps the WMA pack CARE
packages for the Veteran in Veteran's Homes. On her 80th birthday, she went Para Sailing in
Catalina. She will be attending the 2004 National Women's Marine Association Convention in San
Diego in September.

Bill Garren, Janet's nephew, lives at her home and helps her maintain it.

July 2004

Hunt for the Black Pearl


On June 19 th over 100 pirates and wenches gathered on the clubhouse patio for a lavish and fitting
beginning to what proved to be a fun filled afternoon for the "Hunt for the Black Pearl" party. The
electric boats, many of them decorated and filled with costumed crews had rum and coke and
appetizers of grilled vegetables and shrimp on trays. Each pirate ship was given a treasure chest filled
with won ton chips and mango salsa.

At about 12:30 the crews were aboard their ships and the captains were given their first clue along
with water guns. The hunt had begun for the ghost ship. 6 pirate ships did not complete the hunt
because they were so busy circling Harbor Island looking for the 23 rd. house of 26 instead of the 23
rd letter of the alphabet. That letter is W and our house had a pirates flag hanging from a pole and
the last clue to the location of the Black Pearl. Many other pirate ships kept circling the bait tank
wondering what the pelicans and seals had to say. Hum.

We even received phone calls from the Mayor's office asking us where the Black Pearl was and a
second call from the Sheriffs station saying if we would verify where the Black Pearl was they would
not hold a boat load of people for trespassing. Malcolm's reply-"arrest them". Nice try Susan C.!

The Black Pearl was right in front of the slide at the clubhouse. That winning ship Knotty but Nice,
had all 4 clues but had given up searching thinking it just might be in the obvious. But then again they
might have been running out of juice! As his crew members cheered him on Jeff Pence had to jump
in the water to retrieve the ghost ship to bring it to the sandy shore. Others aboard the winning
pirate ship were Wayne and Lexi Graveline, Sharon Pence, Hugh and Nancy Helm, Pat Lamb, Quintin
Wall, Lee and Margo Iverson.

The tables were set in the club house with food stations outside. Beside the stir fried chicken or
shrimp served with rice, a station with barbequed beef and condiments all individually cooked to
order. The finale was a hot chocolate fountain with the following for dipping; strawberries, pretzel,
marshmallows, lady fingers, cookies, bananas and many other things. This was a sensation!
The winners aboard the ship were given a CD of the Pirates of the Caribbean . The Best dressed male
pirate was John Perry and best dressed female wench was Varla Knauss. We look forward to seeing
even more people at the next Electric Boat Party on December 10 th . Until then, Yo Ho Yo Ho or
should we say, HO HO HO.


"Jr. Sailing Begins" Over 100 young sailors are enrolled in this year's junior sailing program. Lynn
Walls has a super group along with some excellent instructors. Two of the instructors are from
Ireland ! SC Don and HSC Debbie Benedict are hosting one of the Irish young men for the summer.
This year there will be a number CFJ students.

"Friday Night BBQ's Begin" The first Friday night BBQ kicked off the summer with a huge crowd. Over
300 people turned out and enjoyed a great time. During the evening a special raffle was held by the
Jr. Board for a table which would be set-up each Friday night for the month of June. The table will
seat 8 to 10 people and includes wine each night, an elegant set up and the admiration of everyone
at the BBQ's. The bidding was surprising and fun with the final bid being $ 1500! If you want to know
who was the winner - well, you'll just have to come to BBQs to find out. The table will be auctioned
again in July and August, so you still have an opportunity to become the proud owner of this special
table. The Bocce Ball games (on the newly leveled lawn) were very competitive. In fact, people were
still playing at 11:00 pm ! Jeff Pence had to come over and stop them, or they would have played all

" Website Contest" We are surprised to report that there was no winner in the last website contest.
No entry had the correct number of times SC Wayne Graveline appeared in the photo gallery in the
Lido Derby and the Change of Watch party. For all of you who entered the correct answer was ---- 23
times! Really. Just go take a look. A new contest will be coming soon.

"Reminder" July 23 rd will be the next Family BBQ. Again the event is open to all; however, children
of all ages are invited to join their parents at the BBQ. There will be no babysitting provided and the
LIYC Jr. Board will be leading games and activities for the kids and teens.

"Finally" This column will be my last for the Yacht Club. I have decided change careers and am
heading to law school at Indiana University . While I am very excited about taking on this challenge,
my wife and I are disappointed that for a few years we won't be able to be active in LIYC. We have
enjoyed every minute of our time on Lido and will be looking forward to returning in three years. So
next winter, when you are out on your boat or driving down PCH with the top down on your car, I'll
be sitting in the law library, watching the snow flakes falling onto the ground and thinking about the
sunset over Newport Harbor .

2004 Lipton Cup Results

Dave Shockley, Race Challenge Committee

The weekend of May 16-17 at Southwestern Yacht Club was a busy one for the crew of Legacy the
LIYC entry for the Sir. Thomas Lipton Cup Challenge. SC Brian and Betsey Dougherty's J/105, Legacy
was one of the thirteen yacht clubs coming to San Diego from as far away as Ontario Canada and
Santa Barbara. Following two busy days with seven races our team was tired but felt good about the
regatta given the high level of competition. Our team had its best finish in several years.

The Cup is coming back to our bay after a seven-year absence. Thanks to great sailing by Balboa YC 's
Bold Forbes team. Other bay entries Newport Harbor YC's Ancara was eighth with 55 point, Lido's
Legacy was ninth with 56 points and Bahia Corinthian YC's Mischief was eleventh with 63 points.
2005 will be a good year for all of LIYC to see this prestigious race.

Congratulations to our Lido guys, The 2004 crew of Legacy deserve a tip of the hat the next time you
see them..SC Brian Dougherty, skipper and owner, SC Don Benedict, jib trim and pit, SC Dave Lamb,
regular jib trim, SC Dave Shockley at spinnaker trim, then on mainsheet and tactics Skipper Member
Bruce Cooper, and doing foredeck Skipper Member Mike Hatch.

The Club appreciates the crew's hours of practice in preparation for the race. Likewise the crew
appreciates the club's support and is grateful to Vice Commodore Phil Ramer for coming down on
Saturday. Pictures on the website are courtesy of Phil's steady hand out on a spectator boat from
Southwestern YC. Too bad you missed a fun time; we hope to see you next year. Click here to see the
pictures: Lipton Cup 2004 Photos




BY Sonja Gray
Twenty four islanders went cruising along the Intracoastal waterway last month on the Nantucket
Clipper. Embarking from Charleston , South Carolina, this 8 day cruise included all the adventures,
history, tradition and charm that one could ever imagine.

We explored rivers, bays, sounds, mansions and forts. From beautiful sunrises to awesome fireworks
and sunsets we ate, we laughed, we played, we hiked, and we toured and talked. Our adventures
took us to the civil war battlefield of Fort Sumter , then on to a charming carriage ride in Beaufort
with its huge old oaks, palmettos, and luxurious flowers. We saw Savannah by night and walked the
city by day. In Georgia 's Jekyll Island we were escorted thru exclusive winter cottages, Faith Chapel,
and on to the verandah of the Jekyll Island Club for refreshments.

While some hiked Cumberland Island the next day, others visited the shrimping village at Fernandina
Beach , Florida . This quaint historic community dates back to the mid 1500's. before disembarking in
Jacksonville , we gathered at the captain's farewell reception and dinner.

Lovely Lynn Belacso invited us all to her home for a reunion last week. Commodore Wayne Graveline
and Lexi hosted a delicious catered dinner and the evening was spent sharing lots of pictures and lots
of memories. our great group consisted of - Commodore Wayne and Lexi Graveline, Sonja and Gary
Gray, Joyce and Joe Ursino, Bob and Ellie Yates, Ross and Phyllis Escalette, Quentin and Barbara Wall,
Hugh And Nancy Helm, Dick and Jean Grover, Bob and Gail Pollard, Lee and Margo Iverson, Dick and
Jan Brown, Lynn Belasco, and Joyce Weiss (our honorary Lido islander).

A wonderful group of friends, new and old, had a Lido Isle experience that they will never forget.

June 2004

"Red, White and Blues" After careful inspection, Sail Fleet Captain Val Giannini determined that the '
ice has left the harbor' and LIYC hoisted our Burgee, Mel Golden fired the cannon, and Commodore
Wayne Graveline officially opened the yacht club for the 77 th year. The sun was shining, the
weather was warm as over 400 people, including 19 dignitaries and 20 Staff Commodores, welcomed
in another sailing season.

The day began with our annual parade. HSC Kathy Sangster did a fabulous job organizing it. John
Wortmann led off the parade driving Commodore Wayne and Lexi in a beautiful Rolls Royce. The Boy
Scouts carried the colors followed by a Newport City fire engine, Newport Harbor High School
Marching Band and Cheerleaders, clowns, the lifeguard's jeep and 16 convertibles and antique cars
carrying Vice Commodore Phil and Maureen Ramer, Rear Commodore Quinten and Barbara Wall and
our LIYC Staff Commodores. They all tossed candy to the crowd as the circled the island. The parade
continued with wonderfully decorated golf carts, scooters, bicycles, wagons, strollers, dogs and Lido
residences in there best red, white and blues.

The ceremony followed, highlighted by Lt. Junior Grade Jim O'Mara, Commander of the U.S. Coast
Guard Cutter Narwhal giving former Coast Guard Member Wayne Graveline a special
congratulations; the speech by Wayne and Jr. Commodore Amanda Barker; a nd Maggie McCain-
Davis , Opening Day Chair telling Commodore Graveline, "hey, don't I get a salute? You've been
saluting everyone else." as she accepted a plaque of recognition. Of course, he did. Following the
ceremony the LIYC members and guests enjoyed a brunch, coordinated by Alexandra Chebil-Dillon
featuring eggs benedict, pancakes (flipped by the Lion's Club), bacon, sausage, fruit and desert. The
clubhouse looked great, festively decorated in red, white and blue with the LIYC trophies as
centerpieces. The bar was well stocked (at least for the first hour), with Bloody Mary's, Mimosas,
beer, wine, sodas and water. Jay Leonard directed the bar with help from Len Davis and Lynn and
Dave Rahn.

Then it was time for our dock party and visiting the yachts. With a steel drum band playing and the
bar moved to the dock, crowds gathered around each of the spectacular boats on hand. Lee Iverson,
who secured our yachts and coordinated the boat set-up had the Lido Fleet look top notch. On Friday
night, the evening before Opening Day, the boat judges: Val Gianinni (head judge), SC Don Palmquist,
SC Mel Grau, SC Kimo McCormick and Ken Larson had the very difficult task of selecting this year's
winners from such a great group of boats. However, after completing their deliberations (and a few
beers) they selected the winners. Speaking of the evening before, Joyce Ursino did a marvelous job
putting together the boat owners thank you party. The party recognizes all the hard work our yacht
owners put in to ready their boats for our opening day celebration.

The dock party wound down about 14:00 hours (2 o'clock for the non-sailors) and sadly we had to
pull the plug on the party and literally we had to pull the plug on the jumping tents or the kids would
have stayed until mid-night. LIYC would like to offer a very special thank-you to this year's chairs, Jim
and Maggie Davis. They, in turn, want you all to know that they could never have completed the
event without the amazing effort of the Opening Day 2004 Team of: Lee & Margo Iverson, Alexandra
Chebil-Dillon, Joyce Ursino, Mary Beth & Jay Leonard, Carter Ford, VC Phil Ramer, Merilee & Bruce
Bennett, Jill & Mike Golden, Ora & Neil MacFarlane, Carly & Bob Leishman, Betsey Olenick, Dave
Shockley, Ken Larson, Sharon Grimes, Len Davis and Sorel Reisman. In addition, there are three
women that without their help, the Davis ' could never have put together such a successful opening
day: HSC Kathy Sangster, HSC Donna Shockley and HSC Debbie Benedict. Let's have a wonderful 77 th
sailing season!
"Hello Mexico " April 22 was the date for the 2004 LIYC Ensenada Party, held annually on the night
before the Newport - Ensenada sailboat race. Joyce Ursino did her usual great job of handling the
reservations and was aided by Mary Beth Leonard at the door for check in.

Preparation began the night before on Wednesday when a decorating group was formed to put up
the sombreros, blankets, flags & piñatas that converted our club house into a south of the border
fiesta site. Helping out with the decor were Wayne and Lexi Graveline, Hugh Helm, Jim, Jennifer and
Samantha Ciucki, Lee and Margo Iverson, Mary Cappellini and Jan Sutherlen, Barbara & Quentin Wall.
The party unofficially started that night as appetizers from El Ranchito were shared and the margarita
formula was tested and perfected prior to the big event. Proving again that volunteering at LIYC is
great fun!

Thursday night started with the usual Margarita bash. The concoctions were masterfully blended by
head bartender Jay Leonard , assisted by Frank Gruver and Joe Ursino . Our loyal wine steward,
Leonard Davis , kept those who did not partake of tequila happy in the meantime. Dinner followed
with a great Mexican buffet served by Ellen of Creative Food Services & Catering. No one went

Not overlooking the reason for the party, Rear Commodore, Quentin Wall , then introduced the LIYC
members racing for our club and talked about their boats, wins, places and past endeavors in the
Ensenada race. Racers Chuck Brewer and Buddy Richley , together with the Richley family, then
introduced their crew. Their excitement in anticipation of the big race was evident in the revelry that

" Dana Point Cruise" Chris Minor LIYC cruise director is in the final stages of organizing the Dana Point
cruise on Sunday, June 13. If you'd like to power up your boat and make join the group, contact Chris
at: 673-1848.

"Win free admission for two to 4 Friday Night BBQs" Go to the LIYC website at our new address: and find out how to enter the contest.

Reminder" Friday June 25 and July 23 will be our first ever Family BBQs. As always the event is open
to all island residence, however on these dates, children of all ages are invited to join their parents at
the BBQ. There will be no babysitting provided and the LIYC Jr. Board will be leading games and
activities for the kids and teens. If these two evenings proved successful, a third, August 20 will be

" A Pirate's Life's For Me " Hurry and sign-up for the Electric Boat Rally it is only a few days away -
June 19 th ! Joyce and Malcolm "Johnny Depp" Boghosian, our electric boat chairs said, 'Be prepared
mate-ees, for the adventure of the year'.'

"Congratulations" Winner of the 2004 Newport Harbor Yachtsman of the Year - Carter Ford! See
article in our Points of Sail section.


CARTER FORD - Newport Harbor 's Yachtsman of The Year

Award Returns to Lido Isle Yacht Club after a 20-year absence

On May 8, 2004, LIYC's Carter Ford received the prestigious Edward F. Kennedy Memorial Trophy as
the Newport Harbor Outstanding Yachtsman of the Year. At the ceremony with him was Lido 's other
winner SC Ted Hinshaw. The Kennedy award honors the man or woman who have most contributed
to yachting in the Newport area. It is based on not only on their work in local sailing activities, but
also their activities that reflect favorably on Newport Harbor area, their outstanding acts of
sportsmanship and Corinthian aspects of yachting.

The presentation occurred at the Opening Day ceremony of Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club (BCYC). Due
to the strict rules of this award, Carter's selection could not be announced before hand, not even at
the LIYC Opening Day that took place two hours before BCYC's. He was notified earlier in the week,
but even while fulfilling his duties at our Opening Day, Carter could not tell anyone about his
upcoming award.

The award was first presented in 1984. That year Lido Isle Yacht Club's SC Ted Hinshaw became the
first honoree. Ted was selected for his diligent work with the Los Angeles Olympic Games as the
Yachting Commissioner. It is hard to imagine it has been twenty years since the Summer Olympics
were here in L.A. Ted was responsible for organizing the yachting competition, which took place in
the Long Beach area. It was an all-consuming task. In fact, Ted decided to take early retirement to
focus entirely on his Olympic job. He even got an apartment in Long Beach for the last few months to
avoid the commute everyday, allowing him more time to complete all this responsibilities. In 1984,
BCYC considered all the possible candidates for the first honoree as Newport

May 2004

"Opening Day" It's here!!! To some, it may seem like the summer just ended, to others that it would
never come, but the LIYC opening day festivities will begin at 09:00 hours on May 8 with our
traditional parade around the island. Commodore Wayne Graveline will conduct our ceremony at
10:00 . And this year we promise they'll be no rain. At the completion of the ceremony, a fabulous
brunch will be served (approx. 10:45), there is no charge for LIYC members (non-members price is $
15 per person) and the viewing of the boats complete with music, kids activities, a open bar for
members (cash bar for non-members) until 14:00 hours (2 pm landlubbers time). There will be many
surprises throughout the day. Maggie and Jim Davis our 2004 Opening Day Chairs, along with the
help of a hard working group of LIYC volunteers have put together an fabulous opening day, so come
join the fun and celebrate the return of summer!!

"Dana Point Cruise" Chris Minor LIYC cruise director is organizing a day trip to Dana Point Sunday,
June 13. If you'd like to power up your boat and make join the group, contact Chris at: 673-1848.

"TGIF" Friday night BBQs are back ! June 4 is the date of the first BBQ of the season. So, get your
steaks, burgers, fish, chicken or even a Swanson's TV Dinner to grill, polish up your bocce balls, bring
some cash for new 2004 LIYC fashions and come on down to socialize with your Lido friends and
make new ones at the clubhouse for the 41 st year of Friday Night Fun. Starting time: 6 PM .
Babysitting for kids 10 and under will be provided. There is a cover charge for drinks and all the

"Special Family BBQ" Friday June 25 and July 23 will be our first ever Family BBQs. As always the
event is open to all island residence, however on these dates, children of all ages are invited to join
their parents at the BBQ. There will be no babysitting provided and the LIYC Jr. Board will be leading
games and activities for the kids and teens. If these two evenings proved successful, a third, August
20 will be added.

"Spring Regatta" The LIYC sailors dominated the Sabot competition at the April Spring Regatta. Max
Richley took first place in the Sabot B division. In Sabot C1, Andrew Mather was first, Jack Murrel
took second and Jordan Murell was 3 rd . In the Sabot C2 class, Dominic Re came in first, Addison
Richley was 2 nd and Keirsten McDonald or BCYC was 3 rd . In Sabot A's, no LIYC sailor competed. The
race was won by Ian Paice of LBYC. In the Laser race the biggest surprise was that only one LIYC
member participated, SC Dave Tingler. He finished 3 rd behind winner Stuart Palley of NHYC and
Litton Weiss of BCYC. A big thank you to Jim Ciucki for his work in the race tower and Lynn Walls or
sailing director for her efforts in organizing and running the event along with Debbie Benedict for
managing the entry process, processing results and continuing to be the foundation of our racing

" A Pirate's Life's For Me " This year's Electric Boat Rally is guaranteed to be a sell out, so register now
for the Saturday, June 19 th 'The Hunt for the Black Pearl '. Joyce and Malcolm "Johnny Depp"
Boghosian are putting together a fantastic event. However, I must honor the pirate's code and not
reveal the details or I'll have to walk the plank. Just be prepared for an adventure. 'Yo-ho-you-ho, a
pirate's life's for me.

"2004 Directory is Here and on our Website" VC Phil Ramer has done an outstanding job compiling
the LIYC directory for 2004. The cover shot is great and the back cover photo of Derek Niblo sailing
his yacht is a wonderful reminder of all that Derek meant to our club. Great job Phil! If you haven't
received your directory yet, or want to purchase a 2 nd copy, give Phil a call.

"" The website has added a new way to reach our site. You can now get to our site simply by
typing in: You can continue to use the other address as well:
if you choose. We will continue to maintain both. Make sure to check out the website for the latest
updates, calendar of coming events, race results, classifieds and our wonderful photo gallery. The
site is updated many times each month. We are pleased to announce that SC Mitch Barker has been
elected in a landslide vote (3 to 0 with 6 abstaining) by the website committee to continue as Chair.
The contest was too close to call initially, but when Mitch finally said, "Okay, I'll do it," a vote was
quickly called for and Mitch was the clear choice. So if you have any complaints about the website,
call Mitch.

"Lipton Cup" Our LIYC Lipton Cup Sailing Team will be competing in the Thompson Cup warm-up May
8 and in the Lipton Cup race May 15 and 16 in San Diego . This year's host, Southwestern Yacht Club
has selected to race in ocean waters rather than in the San Diego Bay , so the race will be more
difficult to view. The racing will be very exciting in the open waters. If you'd like to attend, the team
has booked some rooms in San Diego if you'd like to stay the night. You can also drive down for the
day. For details contact SC Dave or HSC Donna Shockley: 675-1904.

"Nautical Lecture" Friday, May 28 will be the date of the next Nautical Lecture. Dick Brown has
another excellent speaker lined up. Social time begins at 6 PM with the lecture beginning at 7 PM .
Close to 70 people attended the March lecture and Dick was surprised with a cake from RC Quinten
and Barbara Wall to celebrate his *@#-% birthday. Congratulations.
"Antebellum South" Twelve LIYC couples returned May 1 from a wonderful cruise from Charleston ,
SC to Jacksonville , FL. It was a very fun and relaxing trip. Details and photos will be in the next

"Website Contest" Due to technical difficulties beyond our control. The March/April contest was not
able to be run. HOWEVER, we are running a new contest beginning May 1 and continuing until June
4. The prize: free admission for two to any 4 Friday Night BBQ's. To enter, go to the website: or .

"Congratulations" LIYC board has nominated Carter Ford and SC Bob Yates for the Newport Harbor
Outstanding Yachtsman of the Year Award. Both men are very deserving and winners in our book.
Good luck gentlemen in the overall contest.

April 2004

"And Their Off" The Lido Derby was run Saturday Evening March 13 at the clubhouse and close to 90
LIYC members enjoyed a fun evening Everyone started with some play money and race programs
listing the horses entered, their jockeys and the odds for each of the nine races. Then before the start
of each race everyone went up to the betting windows and placed their bets for win, place or show.
After spending some time enjoying wine selected by LIYC wine steward Len Davis , a wonderful
buffet diner was served and then the races began. Each 'live' race was projected onto a large movie
screen. Everyone took their seats and cheered on their choices. Many people had a system, from
picking a winner by the name of the jockey to Hugh Helms' unique system of putting money on every
horse in every race and counting on the long shot winners to grow his bankroll. Between races,
partygoers had time to socialize, have dessert, do some dancing, collect their winnings and make
their next bet. RC Quinten Wall announced that for every $ 100 each person had at the end of the
evening would get them one entry into a drawing for three great prizes. By the third race 20 or 30
people were standing in the back yelling for their favorites in each race led by Dave Rahn, Jan Brown,
John Wortman, Patrick Saunders, Commodore Wayne Graveline and Art Fries. Lots of people had
winning tickets including Joyce and Malcolm Boghosian, VC Phil and Maureen Raimer, Judy
Weightman and Carter Ford, Sally and Bob Holt, Susan and Sid Crossley, Joanna and Don Palmquist,
Cindy and Stan Dennis, Nancy Helm, Ellie and Bob Yates, Len Davis, Donna and SC Dave Shockley, and
Pat and JSC Dave Lamb. After the final race, the drawing was held and the Lido Derby's grand prize
winner of two tickets to this summer Commodore's Beach Party plus dinner was Mary and Patrick
Saunders. Second prize of a $ 50 gift certificate at Gary 's Island went to Susan Crossley . Third place
went to Joyce Boghosian , a gift certificate for $ 40 at the Blue Water Grill. RC Quinten and Barbara
Wall did a great job putting together a very entertaining evening. The decorations look super and
everyone had a really wonderful time. Special thanks to Joyce Ursino for handling reservations, Joyce
and Merrilee Leonard for check-in and bartenders Joe Ursino, Dick Brown, Jay Leonard and Len Davis.
"Cruising Schedule Announced" Chris Minor LIYC cruise director has just released the cruising events
for the year. Sunday, June 13 will be the first event, a trip down to Dana Point for the day. The
Catalina weekend will be August 20 - 22. September 18 will be a club favorite, the End of the Isle Raft
UP. The final event season will be the Moonstone Cruise October 2 - 3. Mark your calendars and look
forward to a great time.

"Junior Board Jumps In" The LIYC Junior Board has volunteered to supervise the kids' activities at the
three Family Friday Night BBQ's. They will be adding some games and contests to allow the parents
to spend time socializing with other club members. These Family Nights are scheduled on the fourth
Friday of June, July and August and open to kids of all ages.

"Opening Day Only A Month Away" May 8 will be Opening Day. Maggie and Jim Davis event chairs
have a great event planned, as we celebrate the opening of the boating season. Be watching your
mailbox in April for details on the event.

" A Pirate's Life's For Me " This year's Electric Boat Rally is entitled 'The Hunt for the Black Pearl ' to
be held June 19 th . Joyce and Malcolm "Johnny Depp" Boghosian are putting together a fantastic
event. However, I must honor the pirate's code and not reveal the details or I'll have to walk the
plank. Just be prepared for an adventure. 'Yo-ho-you-ho, a pirate's life's for me.

"Nautical Lecture" May 28 will be the date of the next Nautical Lecture. On March 28, Lt. Jim O'Mara,
captain of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter stationed here in Newport Harbor was scheduled to discuss
the changes in responsibilities since 9/11 on both a national level and right here in Newport Beach.

"Travel Club" Three weeks from now the second Commodore's Cruise will take place. Thirteen Lido
couples will head to Charleston , SC to start their one week's cruise of the Antebellum South. For
upcoming Travel Club events, visit the LIYC website.

"Next Website Contest" Our LIYC website is running another contest. This time the prize is free
admission for two for all the summer Friday Night BBQ's. To enter, go to the website: .
This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis

- LIYC Wine Steward

Here's a truism for you: "Most white wines are served too cold and most red wines are served too
warm." And that doesn't even account for storage.
Go to many restaurants and you will find this to be the case. I suspect it may be the case for some of
you at home.

First, I should mention storage. While one is fortunate to have a cellar or a wine cooler, it is not
necessary to keep wines at so-called cellar temperatures unless you are serious about collecting and
keeping fine wines. Even then, the most important thing is consistency. A wine stored at 70 degrees
for a few years will be fine. The problem is if the room in which it is kept reaches temperatures of 75
to 80 degrees ore more. This can cause rapid deterioration. Keeping wine at the bottom of a cool
inside closet usually does the trick. Just don't keep it in the cupboard above the stove!

It is generally not a good idea to refrigerate white wines for long periods of time-a week or so is
okay. They can become "numb" and won't produce the best flavors or aroma. There is the story of
the ship which sank in the Baltic Sea around 1910 and which was recently discovered to have a load
of very intact bottles of Moet Champagne , 1908 vintage. The stuff had sat at the bottom of the sea
for nine decades at 35-40 degrees and reputedly was actually quite good-after it had a chance to
warm up a bit. Last I heard the bottles were available at about $1000 each.

While Champagne can probably never be served too cold for me, I find that Chardonnay is usually
best at "cellar temperature"-around 60 degrees; any colder and you just don't get to enjoy all the
rich flavors and aromas. If you have chilled it in the fridge, let the bottle sit out about 30 minutes
before pouring. In fact, go ahead and keep two bottles of your favorite Chardonnay, side by side.
Take one out and let it sit for a while and keep the other in the fridge. Then sample them
simultaneously and taste the difference. Reislings and Sauvignon Blancs can be colder but not to the
point where the glass fogs up.

A red wine not kept in a cellar might actually benefit about 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.
It's also a good idea to let it "breathe" by taking the cork out or even decanting it. The circumstances
in which one serves a wine, as in the temperature, the shape and size of the glass, as well as the food
it is served with, can make a big difference in how it tastes and how well you enjoy it.


LIYC Member is the reason West Coast

Colleges, High Schools and Yacht Clubs race FJ sailboats
Forty years ago, the racing and training sailboat of choice on the West Coast was the Layman 10.
Colleges, High Schools and Yacht Clubs used the boat. But that was about to change. Carter Ford had
just arrived on the Stanford University Campus for his graduate studies and the University was
looking for someone to lead their sailing program. Since Carter had coached the Harvard Sailing
Team, he was a natural choice. He was named the Founding Commodore for the Stanford Sailing
Association in 1963.

Carter quickly began to organize the sailing program and one of his first challenges was to select a
fleet of boats. To know one's surprise who knows him, Carter didn't simply order some boats, but
decided to test a number of different boats and analyze how each would fit for the club. After
researching and testing, he narrowed the choices down to the 420 (sailed on the East Coast) and the
FJ, a boat designed and sailed in Europe as a trainer for the famous Flying Dutchman racing yacht.
After more trials, including ease of righting the boat if it capsized and that it allowed both crew and
skipper to have nearly equal roles in the boats sailing efficiency. Carter's decision was to use the FJ.

Once the choice was made, he knew that the 'ease of access' for the boats directly affected the
amount of use the boats would receive, so he designed and oversaw the construction of a pier, a
floating dock and a dolly system to simplify boat launching on the lake right on campus. Each day
students walked by the lake between classes. To assure that the boats would be used all week long,
he convinced the University to invite not only the students into the Club, but also the Stanford
Professors and staff.

Besides fielding a sailing team, the University also acted on Carter's suggestion of adding sailing to
the P.E. program and providing instruction for adults. Within a year, membership reached 500! Soon,
they began hosting the California Intercollegiate Association Championships and there after the
Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Association selected the FJ as the boat of choice. College after
college switched from Layman boats to the FJ's and soon schools up and down the West Coast were
sailing the FJ. Within a few years, high school racing programs began and they too choose to sail the
FJ. Yacht Clubs followed the lead and purchased FJ's. Four decades later CFJ's (a slightly modified
current version of the FJ) are still the choice for the West Coast colleges, high schools and yacht

From the beginning Carter's vision and goal was to have a permanent boat and club house for the
Stanford Club and now forty years later the brand new Stanford Sailing Association building is
complete. Located in Redwood City, giving sailors access to the San Francisco Bay, the club not only
has a beautiful two story clubhouse with storage so the FJ's can be stored with masts up, but also an
endowment to keep the Club running. At the opening ceremony Carter for his role in founding the
Many Lido residents have participated in the Stanford sailing program while studying at Stanford,
including Jennifer Porter , (a senior Sailing Team member this year), or have participated in regattas
hosted by Stanford for collegiate and high school sailors.

Carter said, "What's really important to me is that thanks to the love, support and involvement of my
parents for my love of sailing, none of this would have been possible." And just to show the Stanford
Sailing Association he hasn't lost any of his sailing talents, he went out in the CFJ that day and won
the Master Division race! So, next time you see a race of CFJ's out in the harbor, you now know that
one Lido Isle Yacht Club member's decision forty years ago is the reason the boats are out there.
February 2004

"LIYC is in the Black" We're happy to report that the financials for 2003 are complete and the club
was under budget for the year. JC Dave Lamb and his team kept their eyes on the calculator and
ended the year with 'budget surplus'. Now if we could just get them to run the State of California ..
Great job LIYC flag officers and board!

"Only A Few Days Left" February 15 th is the last day you can enter the ' You Could Win $ 5,000'
website contest. Go to for details. No, the money for this contest is NOT
coming out of the 2003 budget surplus!

" Holiday Electric Boat Parade" Wow! What a great event Sonja and Gary Gray put on in December!
As you will see by the photos, it was a wonderful evening. Eighty Three people met up at the Lido
Dock, where Gary and Curt Knauss created and served hot cider (with a nice splash of Captain
Morgan). Twelve Duffy's then sailed over to BCYC to begin the evening. After taking in the Holiday
lights on Balboa Island , all the skippers brought their boats up to the dock cleanly, except for
Maureen Ramer's slight tapping of a post at the dock. It must have been that hot cider. Jay Leonard
got all the boats secured and everyone headed into the dining room. Before dinner, Lynn Walls came
up to the piano and played some Christmas music. Soon Brad and Marion Smith got the evening
rolling by telling the group that each table had to come up to the piano and sing a Christmas Carol
before they would be fed. Well, that started a table-by-table songfest that sounded like, well, you
can imagine it for yourself. Dinner was wonderful and then after dinner, Len Davis surprised
everyone with his 'Lido Version' of the Twelve Days of Christmas song. Each of the twelve tables had
one of verses to sing and had to stand up whenever it was there turn to sing, until the entire song
was completed! It was a hoot. After that many people got up to sing their favorite Christmas tune at
the piano. One of the highlights was one of the guests in the crowd, with a great voice, sang while
the Lido Chix , Sonja Gray, Ora MacFarlane and Gail Rosenstein served as his back singers . By the end
of the evening, everyone was in the holiday spirit! It was nice to see so many LIYC members having
such a wonderful time. Isn't this a great place to live? A special thank you to Joyce Ursino who
worked so hard helping Sonja decorate and get prepared for the party. And then she didn't even get
to go because Joe had to attend a company party up in L.A. But we know they both would have
rather been here with us.
"Night At The Lido Derby " Mark your calendar - Saturday night, March 13 will be the spring party,
and oh what a party it will be. Our incoming Rear Commodore Quinten and Barbara Wall are
planning for a night of fun including: gambling on the horses, with races shown on the big screen TV,
dancing to a great D.J., fabulous food and drinks. Be watching your mailbox for a flyer with more

"Nautical Lecture Series" March 26 will be the date of the first Nautical Lecture for 2004. Dick and Jan
Brown will be taking over for Neil and Ora MacFarlane this year. Dick and Jan have big shoes to fill.
For the last three years, Neil and Ora have done a super job with the Nautical Lecture program. This
year Dick and Jan are planning on having a lecture every other month. If you have any ideas of
speakers you might like to hear, please give them a call.

"LIYC gets Electronic" To reduce copying costs and save paper, Commodore Wayne Graveline is
expanding our club's use of the Internet. He has decided to email each month's board meeting
minutes and the agenda for the upcoming board meeting to the flag officers, directors and all
committee heads. He has also set up a email 'announcement' system to allow for instant information
to flow to members. If you have a new email address or whenever you change your address (or you
finally join the computer world), make sure to send your address to our new LIYC secretary Margo
Iverson so she can add you to the announcement system list.

"LIYC heads to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket" The travel club has announced that the fall trip has
been changed to Martha's Vineyard instead of Banff and Lake Louise National Park . It turns out that
September at the park is very, very busy and we were not able to secure any room block at the hotels
we planned to use. Who knew that the convention season in Canada is September? So, we are going
instead to the lovely islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in early September. For more
details on this fun getaway check the LIYC website and visit the Travel Club section.

This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis

- LIYC Wine Steward

Here's a truism for you: "Most white wines are served too cold and most red wines are served too
warm." And that doesn't even account for storage.
Go to many restaurants and you will find this to be the case. I suspect it may be the case for some of
you at home.

First, I should mention storage. While one is fortunate to have a cellar or a wine cooler, it is not
necessary to keep wines at so-called cellar temperatures unless you are serious about collecting and
keeping fine wines. Even then, the most important thing is consistency. A wine stored at 70 degrees
for a few years will be fine. The problem is if the room in which it is kept reaches temperatures of 75
to 80 degrees ore more. This can cause rapid deterioration. Keeping wine at the bottom of a cool
inside closet usually does the trick. Just don't keep it in the cupboard above the stove!

It is generally not a good idea to refrigerate white wines for long periods of time-a week or so is
okay. They can become "numb" and won't produce the best flavors or aroma. There is the story of
the ship which sank in the Baltic Sea around 1910 and which was recently discovered to have a load
of very intact bottles of Moet Champagne , 1908 vintage. The stuff had sat at the bottom of the sea
for nine decades at 35-40 degrees and reputedly was actually quite good-after it had a chance to
warm up a bit. Last I heard the bottles were available at about $1000 each.

While Champagne can probably never be served too cold for me, I find that Chardonnay is usually
best at "cellar temperature"-around 60 degrees; any colder and you just don't get to enjoy all the
rich flavors and aromas. If you have chilled it in the fridge, let the bottle sit out about 30 minutes
before pouring. In fact, go ahead and keep two bottles of your favorite Chardonnay, side by side.
Take one out and let it sit for a while and keep the other in the fridge. Then sample them
simultaneously and taste the difference. Reislings and Sauvignon Blancs can be colder but not to the
point where the glass fogs up.

A red wine not kept in a cellar might actually benefit about 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.
It's also a good idea to let it "breathe" by taking the cork out or even decanting it. The circumstances
in which one serves a wine, as in the temperature, the shape and size of the glass, as well as the food
it is served with, can make a big difference in how it tastes and how well you enjoy it.


January 2004

"More in '04" Congratulations to new Commodore Wayne Graveline, Vice Commodore Phil Ramer
and Rear Commodore Quentin Wall . The 2004 flag officers were elected to their positions on
December 6, 2003 at the annual LIYC meeting. In addition, Jr. Staff Commodore Dave Lamb and
incoming Directors: Mary Cappellini, Lee Iverson and Jim Ciucki (who will fill out the final year of
Quentin Wall's term) were elected.

Commodore Wayne has announced this theme for the year - More Boating in '04, More Sailing in '04,
More Partying in '04, More Fun in '04, etc. Wayne is very proud to be serving with such a great group
of officers, directors and committee chairs. "This is going to be a great year thanks to all the super
people who are volunteering their time and efforts for LIYC and our members. They make my job
simple," Wayne told us. "I want to get as many people involved in the club as possible and continue
to strengthen LIYC. I hope I can continue the outstanding leadership provided by JC Dave Lamb and
all the past Commodores. I'm honored to be in their company."

"Change Of Watch Party" What a wonderful evening this year's Change of Watch party was. The
elegant clubhouse decorations (thank you Women's Club and specifically Joyce Ursino!) created an
inviting, festive atmosphere and the fire in the fireplace added a special warmth and intimacy to the
party. Thanks to Len Davis who selected wines all during the year for this event, which added a very
special touch. The table décor was marvelous - didn't you love them? Suzanne Buck spent hours
designing and creating the lovely centerpieces along with her noble assistant Mary Manno. Lynn
Walls created the nametags and Skip Barchan designed and produced the stunning program. The
meal was fabulous and the desert was to die for! The Jim Robertson sextet placed a mix of jazz, soft
rock, and Holiday songs during dinner and followed it up with upbeat pop, rock classics and a little
salsa that got nearly everyone onto the dance floor.

Outgoing Commodore Dave Lamb presented the LIYC awards ( See Points Of Sail for a list of the
recipients ) and the new flag officers were sworn in. Then it was time for the traditional tossing of the
past Commodore into the harbor. Steve Sutherlen, Dave Shockley and Phil Gautschi lifted Dave up
and with fellow Staff Commodores including Mel Grau, Kimo McCormick, Gary Grimes, David Rhodes,
Bob Yates, Dennis Pickens, Dave Tingler, Mel Richley, Don Palmquist, Roy Woolsey, John Franco and
many more, they carried Dave (who stopped laughing when they went under the race tower) all the
way down to the dock's edge.

It was a fantastic evening and a wonderful way to celebrate a great 2003 for LIYC. Thank you to all
the volunteers who made it great. Special thanks to Margo Iverson who did her usual excellent job
with reservations and handling all the last minute changes, Mary Manno, Margo Iverson, Barbara
Wall, and Jan Sutherlen for helping Donna Shockley and Maureen Ramer with setup. Thank you to
Donna Shockley for her ongoing guidance, great deal of help in setup and cleanup and all details
leading up to the event. Madi and Cole Christensen performed a commendable job with check in.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank my wife, Maureen, for her help with Change of Watch and all
of the events this year. Now on to SAILING! - Phil Ramer

"Our Newest HSC" During the Change of Watch Party, JC Dave Lamb presented Donna Shockley with
the title of Honorary Staff Commodore - the highest honor that a volunteer can receive. Donna
becomes only the fourth living LIYC member to hold this honor! The other three are: Polly Ober, Judy
Franco and Debbie Benedict. A standing ovation followed the announcement as Donna came to the
podium to accept the well-deserved award. "She has done more for LIYC and Lido Isle in the past 10
years than most people do in a lifetime," said Dave. Donna's list of prior awards include: Commodore
Niblo Appreciation Trophy for being the "Commodore's Right Arm" in 1996, 1999 and 2002;
Commodore Munson Special Recognition Award for "Going Above and beyond the Call of Duty"
twice in 1995 and again in 2001; started the Sea Urchin curriculum in our Junior Sailing Program to
introduce boating to the youngest kids on Lido, and has taught the program ever since; LIYC
secretary for several years; went through the Chairs with her husband Dave 1997-99; active
volunteer at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum; Director of the Women's Ocean Racing
Association and is always working behind the scenes helping with all the club events. It is amazing all
that Donna has done and continues to do for LIYC. She is an inspiration and deserving of the title -
Honorary Staff Commodore . Congratulations Donna from everyone in the LIYC.

" Staff Commodore Regatta" This year the Staff Commodores sailed in Lido 14's for their traditional
regatta and bragging rights for the next 12 months. In a blind draw, Commodores were paired up
randomly. Then they headed down to the dock to rig their boats. Then they headed out for the start.
Sailing director Lynn Walls ran the race. A standing room only crowd filled the dock - well, okay, only
Pat Lamb, Jan Sutherlen and Lynn 's boyfriend Curt were there, but they were standing! The races
were very competitive and going into the last race there was a three-way tie for first place. In that
final run, the team of SC Bob Yates and SC Roy Woolsey pulled out in front to take the title! Good job
guys and it just goes to show you that the key to success is having an 80+ sailor on your team.

"Website $ 5,000 Prize!" LIYC members have a chance to win $ 5,000! You read that right - you could
win $ 5,000! Visit the LIYC website to find out how you can enter! Visit
for details.

" Almost Full" It is only three and a half months until the Commodore's Cruise 2004! If you want to
join 15 other Lido Isle couples on this fabulous trip to the Antebellum South on April 24 - May 1, 2004
sign up right away. For more details visit the Travel Club section of the LIYC website , or call the travel agency - Golden Circle Travel and ask for Sharon or Irv
(949) 837-4900

"Team 2003 Celebrates" JC Dave and Pat Lamb hosted a wonderful party for all the LIYC Team 2003
members and their spouses at their home. Over 60 people were in attendance and the Lamb's made
each and every person feel welcomed and special. The food was sumptuous, their home beautiful
and everyone felt appreciated for the work they did during the year. Dave put together a great team.
This willingness to volunteers to participate and help to make the events on Lido so nice that makes
this Island such a special place to live!

"Opening Day" Yes , it is almost time for Opening Day. Well, okay it is a few months away, but the
planning has begun. Our Opening Day Chairs, Maggie and Jim Davis are looking for volunteers to
assist with the event. If you are new to the club, it is a great way to meet new people and have a lot
of fun. If you are willing to give a little of your time to making the Opening Day a memorable one,
please give them a call. Maggie and Jim 723-0477 or email .

"Final Thought" Overhead, the white sails stretched their arms to catch the right wind. They were my
sails - my wings - and they had brought me to the sea of my boyhood dreams. - William Robinson

This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis
- LIYC Wine Steward


And The Winner Is..

At the LIYC annual meeting and during the Change of Watch party, a number of adult perpetual
trophies were awarded. Listed below are the very deserving winners along with JC Dave Lamb's
explanation of the award and why the trophy was awarded to them.


LIYC Best Place in Largest Fleet (Non-Ensenada) in Ocean Race

Richley Family

This year it was a close call between the sailboats Amante and Cita . Amante sailed more races in
slightly larger fleets and therefore gets the nod. Amante was first in Class of 12 boats in the Sunkist
Series and 3 rd in Class in the Long Point Race Week, and also won the 66 Series. Well-done Richley


LIYC Most Unusual Sailor

Buddy Richley

If you didn't hear Buddy handicapped himself in this year's Ensenada Race. He decided to drag a
whale from the Coronado Islands off San Diego to Ensenada . I asked him why he did it and he said in
his rye wit, it just seemed like the right thing to do to give a helping hand to a fellow mammal going
south. But Buddy, don't whales go north in the spring?


LIYC Best in Ensenada Race

Cita Litt - George Twist
Cita was 2 nd in very competitive A Class and 18 th overall in the 2003 Ensenada Race, the best from
LIYC! Well done.


LIYC Most Distinguished in Yachting

Ken Larson & SC Bob Yates

Ken has been the Race Committee Chairman for our Club for the last 5 years. He runs excellent
regattas, a credit to our Yacht Club. He runs a tight ship and keeps the parents in line when needed
along with the racers. His Skippers meetings are punctual and informative. We salute you for your
commitment to sailing at Lido Isle Yacht Club and for your outstanding service.

Staff Commodore Bob Yates has been our Adult Sailing Chair for the last several years and has
organized Fall and Spring Adult Classes for Lido Islanders and guests to help us attain our mission of
promoting sailing in the community. For his efforts we thank him. He also is an accomplished racer in
his own right. This year he was 3rd inthe Lido 14 National Championships held in San Diego this
summer. And Bob was 2nd in the very competitive Harbor 20 A Fleet Championship.


LIYC Most Improved Adult Skipper

Mark Murrel

Mark threatened to join in the Laser racing last year and this year he did. He raced in the Tuesday
Nite Flights, and several LIYC races this summer. He kept up in a very competitive class. We know
where his precocious son Jack gets his sailing talent .


Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

SC Mitch Barker & Sorel Reisman

This award goes to 2 men who were instrumental in putting LIYC on the information super highway.
Mitch has been the Chairman of the Website Committee for the past year, kept the committee on
task all year, organized the meetings, harassed us all to complete our assignments to make sure that
LIYC had a web page that was commensurate with the quality of Lido Isle. Where Mitch was the
organizer, Sorel was the implementer. Sorel is on the faculty of the Information Technology
Department and teaches web page design at Cal State Fullerton. He used his many resources to make
sure that we had a state of the art web page. He got so much pleasure out of doing it that he has
been inputting much of the updates himself. Congratulations on a job well done - You both have
gone above and beyond the call of duty to give LIYC a truly world class web page!

LIYC Family Award for Skill, Loyalty and Sportsmanship

Brad & Marion Smith - Frank & Susan Kavanaugh

Brad & Marion Smith for their leadership skill to make this year's Opening Day a flexible and fun
event. They may not be able to control the weather worth a nickel, but they sure can adjust and
make the best of what we were dealt by the weatherman this year. It was a great Opening Day, and
we have the Smiths to thank for the awesome event!

The other family equally deserving is the Kavanaugh Family for their work with the Junior Program.
Susan is the Jr. Board Treasurer, balanced her budget and actually made money to help with the
purchase of the new chase boats. Susan and Frank were very involved in the Jr. program daily with 3
kids in the program this year.


Winner of the Fourth of July Laser Slalom Race SC Phil Gautschi

This race is truly a test of boat handling skills and Phil has proven to be the best at our club again this
year. In fact this is a three-peat! I asked the trophy donor, SC Phil Thompson, whether he wanted to
retire the perpetual trophy to Phil Gautschi since Phil won the event 3 years in a row. SC Thompson
said NO. Perpetual Trophies are only retired in sailors' dreams! Dream on Phil!


LIYC Adult Nite Flite Low Point

SC Phil Gautschi

Our Staff Commodore Phil Gautschi dominated our Summer Tuesday Nite Flights. He won the July
and August Series and was 2 nd in the June Series to always competitive Anne Hatton. Phil
congratulations for an outstanding sailing year and winning the Tuesday Nite Flights among other
Lido regattas.


LIYC Friday Night Low Point

Carter Ford
Carter Ford was the organizer of the Laser Fleet on Lido . He started the fleet in the mid 1980's and
has been the dominant sailor in the fleet ever since. Carter has won the Friday Nite Flight Laser Series
for many years, and again in 2003.


LIYC Cruising Trophy

Sonja & Gary Gray Sonja and Gary have been the Electric Boat Cruise Chairs this year. They organized
"Viva Las Vegas" in June including dazzling show girls, Elvis himself, and a Lounge Lizard comedian-
Was that really Jim Davis? Lido is still alking about Viva Las Vegas. The Grays have also organized our
annual Christmas Boat Cruise this Friday night. As usual it will be done in style.


Most Loyal Adult Member of LIYC

Neil MacFarlane & RC Quentin Wall

Neil has made many contributions to LIYC. He has been Harbor 20 Fleet Captain for several years-I
think since the class began on Lido . He coerces the Newport Harbor 20 Fleet to provide training
boats for all of our Adult Sailing Classes, not an easy job to do. He has also been Mr. Nautical Lecture
Series for the past 3 years. It's a lot of work lining up interesting speakers and Neil has done a
superior job, offering entertaining and informative Friday evenings up to 6 times a year. Quentin has
been the Power Fleet Captain this year, one of the most challenging positions in our volunteer
organization. The Junior Instruction Program's efficiency rests in the hands of the Power Fleet
Captain who prepares the instructor's boats and engines for the summer and maintains them during
the program. The work begins the winter before to make sure engines are winterized and tuned up
for the season. Quentin did an excellent job all year, and found an excellent replacement in Dennis
O'Hern. Quentin was also responsible for restarting Senior Fishing at LIYC.


LIYC Commodore's Dinghy Race Winner

SC Roy Woolsey & SC Bob Yates

In a very close fought battle, Roy and Bob came out on top. They again showed why they are two of
the very best sailors we've ever had in the club.

LIYC Commodore's Right Arm Award

Jim Davis

Jim has been more than a right arm. Jim has been active in so many parts of our club this year. 1) As
you know, Jim is our Publicity Chair, and wrote most of our articles in the Islander, which meant that
he had to attend the events, take many of the pictures, and write a witty article. We had many
events this year, so he was busy. 2) Jim has been instrumental in designing and implementing the
LIYC Web Page. It has been a lot of work, and Jim has been right in the middle of it. Jim also helped us
update our computers and printers this year; 3) Jim and wife Maggie, are Travel Club Chairs, which
they initiated this year. They organized our Fall Cruise to the Maritimes, which was great fun, and
have planned the Spring Antebellum Cruise to the Southeast for April 2004 along with other exciting
adventures. As if Jim didn't have his hands in enough yacht club work, Jim and Maggie were also
Opening Day Vice Chairs, and committed to chairing Opening Day 2004. Jim, who took up sailing two
years ago, has been honing his racing skills to become a sailing force to reckon with in 2004.


LIYC Best Service for Junior Sailors

Dick Brown

Dick has been the Senior Board liaison to the Junior Board this year. Last year when I was trying to fill
the volunteer positions for 2003, Dick said, Dave what can I do to help you next year? I told him that I
had not found a volunteer to be the Jr. Board Liaison yet. Dick said, I'll do it. I don't know all that it
entailed, but I will find out and I'll do it! Dick did this job with gusto. Dick truly has a way with kids,
not just young grand kids, but teens, too. According to Jr. Commodore Jacqui Bradburne, Dick
encouraged, was always willing to help, and made good things happen. With Dick the junior board
thrived. Whether it was pizza parties at Jr. Board meetings or a Teen dance or movie night, Dick was
there for the Junior Board.

December 2003

"Is It Really December Already?" Time moves quickly here on Lido Isle. It seems like only a few
months ago that we were at the Change of Watch party! SC Steve Sutherland was introducing our
new Commodore Dave Lamb and his flag officers VC Wayne Graveline and RC Phil Ramer. Then Steve
was carried away by the other Staff Commodores and tossed into the harbor.

The year has been filled with great memories. The parties were so much fun, beginning with the
wonderful New Years Eve Party - masks, beads, festive hats, gambling, cocktails, dining, dancing a
musician and at midnight clocks chimed and balloons feel to the floor (thanks to the help of the talk
guys in the room). There was the fun Round-Up at Lido Corral - western costumes, line-dancing, Doug
Houston and his band provided the music, fabulous decorations and the BBQ dinner was amazing at
the O'Dil Saloon!

Everyone had good vibrations at the Commodore's Beach Concert! Pa-Pa-Doo-Run-Run provided the
music and everyone danced the night away on the beach. We almost didn't have any music, but
thanks to the quick work of Carter Ford, power was restored and the band could play on. Who can
forget the go-go girls, up on Jeff and Sharon Pence's dock, with their 'strategically placed twinkling

The Friday Night BBQ's, in their 30 th year, were always super. RC Phil and Maureen Ramer did a
spectacular job in arranging them and so many people helped out to make it a so special. Who will
forget the first Friday night in June when the summer was finally here, or the night in August when
the Russian Jazz Band came to play, or the night that our fisherman returned with all that fish for
everyone to eat!

Our regattas and sailing programs were outstanding thanks to the efforts of VC Wayne Graveline and
the great support team including: Debbie Benedict, Ken Larson, Judy Franco, Lynn Walls and so many
more. From the winter regattas, through all the Tuesday and Friday night summer series, Sabot
Championships, July 4 th Laser race, all the junior races, SC Roy Woolsey Regatta, Halloween Regatta
and so many more. The work put in by the volunteers, plus the fabulous trophies produced by Polly
and Jim Millspaugh and of course all our Lido racers made for an outstanding sailing season.

The Jr. Program was a great success this year, thanks to the outstanding job done by our Sailing
Director Lynn Walls. The Junior Program Auction raised a over $ 25,000 and showed us all how much
people will pay just to have dinner at Brad and Marion Smith's home. The Junior Awards Program
had to be spread over two nights because so many children (over 120) participated in the summer
program! The kids did great in their regattas around the harbor and as Jr. Sailor Lauren Parret told us,
"I like the Lido program at lot. Everyone is nice. I like to be around friends all day and they have cool

Neil and Ora MacFarlane did an excellent job putting on the Nautical Lecture series. Highlights
included the presentation on the Americas Cup with Bob Steele and former America 's Cup Skipper
Bill Ficker, the two part series on Captain Cooks voyages, the racing rules lecture with Andy Kerr and
the sailing trip to the Mutiny on the Bounty Island .

Opening Day turned out to be a very memorable event. Brad and Marion Smith and their team did a
fantastic job with all the planning; decorations (including the hand painted fish), food, boat selection
and so much more, but when the rain came it looked like everything might be a bust. However, quick
thinking and improvisation created one of the most memorable Opening Day's ever. Moving indoors
created a very intimate, community feel to the proceedings and by the time the ceremony ended,
the rain stopped and the afternoon turned into a delightful day.

The electric boat parties put together by Gary and Sonja Gray were a real kick. The Viva Las Vegas
party was the best, complete with performances by John 'Elvis' Wortmann, Susan Crosley and the
Lido Show Girls and Shecky Davis . With over 90 people boating between Casino docks for wonderful
food, drinks and a card for a poker hand, around the Island . Stops included: Circus Circus (complete
with clowns), Caesars Palace (with Caesar himself there), Treasure Island (Pirates included) and the
Bellagio Hotel (complete with dancing waters). We still can't figure out how the winning team won
even though their boat broke down, but the protest committee ruled completing the course was just
not that important when your having so much fun.

The fishing trip led by Joe Ursino into Mexican waters brought home over 100 fish, even with some
rough seas, everyone had a really fun time. Buddy Richley caught the largest fish on the trip. The kid's
fishing tournament had a great turn out. Parents and the kids enjoyed the nice weather and catching
fish off the Clubhouse dock.

One of the crowning achievements of the year was the completion of the LIYC website. SC Mitch
Barker led a team of Sorel Reisman, Jim Davis, Debbie Benedict and Dave Lamb in designing, building
and launching the site. With an average of over 800 visits a month, visiting has become a popular way to keep up on LIYC activities, race results,
photos from club events and the latest news.

The LIYC travel club was also started this year organizing trips for members to enjoy together. The
inaugural trip - the Commodore's Cruise took place in October with 11 LIYC couples traveling to New
York City to cruise from NYC to Montreal to see the fall colors.

This last year has been filled with wonderful events, races, parties and memories. There were so
many highlights and a few sad moments with the passing of some of the LIYC most respected and
cherished members. It has certainly been a year that all the Lido Isle Yacht Club members will long
remember. Thank you Dave and Pat, you've done a fabulous job. Now, Dave, it's time to toss you in
the harbor.

"2004 Cruise Filling Up Fast" Thirteen LIYC couples have signed up for the Antebellum South cruise
departing on April 24, 2004 . We only have 7 rooms remaining in our block. The couples already
signed up: Boghosian, Brown, Davis , Graveline, Gray, Grover, Helm, Iverson, Pharris, Pollard, Ursino,
Wall and Yates . If you would like to join us on this fabulous trip, YOU MUST BOOK immediately. The
ship only holds 100 people, but a few cabins still remain. For more details visit the Travel Club section
of the LIYC website , or call the travel agency - Golden Circle Travel and
ask for Sharon or Irv (949) 837-4900

"New Year's Eve" A New Year's Eve Party is on! As you may know, the clubhouse was booked for a
private party for New Year's Eve. However, a recent cancellation has occurred freeing up December
31 st , so the party is being planned! Watch for details and mark your calendar. Stay on the Island
and celebrate with your friends and neighbors.

"Final Thought" Overhead, the white sails stretched their arms to catch the right wind. They were my
sails - my wings - and they had brought me to the sea of my boyhood dreams. - William Robinson

This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis

- LIYC Wine Steward
I'm back! Apparently my November column was lost at sea. (The hazards of yacht clubbing, I
December and early January are times of celebration and festivities. And the most festive wine of all
is Champagne , the only wine varietal which was ever the theme of a Broadway show tune ("The
Night They Invented Champagne," from Gigi )
Anyway, I must first point out that Champagne is a region in France and only the French make "
Champagne ". Otherwise one must call it 'bubbly' or sparkling wine.
Speaking of sparkles, according to Dennis Overstreet's book, a typical glass of Champagne has no less
than fifty million bubbles.
The best place to go for good Champagne is, of course, Overstreet's Wine Merchant. They have all
the great brands. Some of them can be had by the taste at their wine bar. Recently. I picked up a cute
little six-pack of Moet--last time I checked they were out (It was such a great deal!), but they may get
in more by the holidays. If not, try the Tattinger or the Piper Heidsick.
Another great buy is Veuve Cliquot. This Champagne has an interesting story dating back to 19th
Century France. Veuve means 'widow' in French. When the old man died, Mme Cliquot, still in her
twenties, had to run the business by herself, in spite of all the men who told her she should sell out
and let them take it over. She paid no heed to their advice and went on to become one of the most
successful and innovative Champagne producers ever!
The other great legend about Champagne surrounds the French 17th Century monk who "invented"
it. Champagne was the accidental result of a secondary fermentation process, which, so the story
goes, Dom Perignon discovered when he drank some of the liquid and said, "I am drinking stars!"
Reminds me of when I closed escrow and my sister Melody, my agent Sharon Grimes, and I shared a
celebratory bottle of the '85 Dom Perignon. You should' been there!
Happy Holidays!



What A Great Trip!

On beautiful crisp fall day in New York City , eleven couples from LIYC boarded the Radisson Seven
Seas Navigator to begin a cruise to Montreal . After being shown to their spacious suites and going
through the Muster drills, the ship sailed out the harbor and passed below the Statue of Liberty as
the sun was starting to set behind it. It was the perfect sendoff to a wonderful trip.

Everyone sat together for dinner and had the opportunity to get to know each other better. With
three tables next to each other, the talk and laughter flowed easily and the meal was fabulous. With
an open seating policy on the ship, group dinners became the norm each night allowing everyone in
our group to rotate among our three tables getting an opportunity to spend time with everyone
during the cruise and forming a special bond between everyone by the end of the trip.

Boston was the first stop and the weather was perfect, a chill in the air, bright sunshine and the town
buzzing with the Red Sox playing the Yankees to get into the World Series.

Bar Harbor , Maine was the second port, another bright sunny day and a fun little town to explore.
Most of the group toured Arcadia National Park by bus, while others walked around the town and
Dave and Jan Brown along with Jim Davis went bicycling. Dave, Jan and Jim headed for the carriage
trails built by the Rockefellers in the 30's that circle the island, but at a fork in the road, Jim decided
to ride to the top of Mount Cadillac (highest mountain on the East Coast). Once at the top, Jim ran
into some of the group who had bussed to the top, surprising them. Dave and Jan continued on the
trails having a fun time. Later in the afternoon a number of the group sat in a restaurant enjoying a
Maine Lobster lunch.

Halifax , Nova Scotia was stop number three. A town filled with sailing history, from the gathering
place for naval convoys across the Atlantic during World War I and II to the site where boats left to
try and rescue the passengers of the Titanic. Stopping at their Maritime Museum is a must and a trip
down to Peggy's Cove; one of the most photographed places in Canada completes a great day in the
area. At dinner that night Dave Rushmore feel in love with the Avocado Fritas made and had the
chief make them for our group on two other nights. High seas that night made for a bit of rocking.

Sydney , Nova Scotia was stop four. For most of the group it was just a little city and a pleasant place
to stop, but for Gail and Ira Rosenstein this was the port they had been waiting for. Gail's relatives
were from this part of Nova Scotia and she and Ira had a driver take them to find the old homestead,
cemetery where many family members are buried and other spots from the family's history. It was a
very special moment for them.

Mexican Train game got started after dinner and while some people played, others hit the gambling
tables or enjoyed the show in the ballroom.

During the cruise, there was a black jack tournament. A number of our group participated, but only
Dave Lamb and Malcolm Boghosian made it to the finals. Dave came away with the third place prize.
There were two birthdays on the trip - Jan Brown and Dave Rushmore and Joyce and Malcolm
Boghosian celebrated their 45 th anniversary on board! We also had the world's most well behaved
child with us - Jacqueline Goldstein . It was such a treat to sit at the dinner table with her and her
parents Jodie and Marc. A day didn't go by that you didn't see Hugh Helm playing cribbage with
someone in the lounge before dinner and most of the group found time for a visit to the spa to get a
relaxing massage. What a trooper Jackie Rushmore was, even with the cast on her leg, she visited
each city and participated in everything. And our cruising veterans Allegra Stoltz and Roger Brown
shared their sailing adventures with everyone. Did you know they have cruised over 15 times and
once went from Rio to Cape Town South Africa ?

The next port was Prince Edward Island , where the ship anchored off shore and passengers took the
ship tenders to the dock. Everyone who had scheduled excursions all got off the ship, but those who
were just going to go on shore and sightsee on their own were stopped due to the water in the
harbor getting rough. Eventually the captain made the decision to leave earlier than scheduled, so no
additional people were able to get off the ship and those on the Island were brought back sooner.
That evening hurricane force winds and a bad rainstorm caught up with the ship. That did not
dampen the spirits of the LIYC group, who again had a great time at dinner. Gary Gray joined Ira,
Dick, Malcolm and Roger Brown in the casino that night. The storm rocked everyone to sleep.

The next two days were spent cruising. Time for sleeping in, massages, relaxing, card games, Mexican
Train, leisurely lunches and on-board activities. Sonja Gray was betting Hugh Helm she would beat
him in Mexican Train each time they played and Hugh made quite a bit of money over these two
Next stop was Quebec . What a spectacular city. Everyone loved it. It was a bit chilly, which gave Jean
Grover a chance to buy lovely set of fir gloves and hat. The group all went on a city tour in the
morning and at each stop got off the bus and had group photos taken. With all the cameras, the tour
guide had to take about seven or eight photos of everyone! Thank goodness Hugh and Nancy Helm
got everyone organized for the photos or they'd still be standing in front of the Parliament Building .
And in the afternoon while most people were enjoying Quebec , Hugh and Nancy Helm along with
Jan and Dick Brown were sitting in the lounge in a hotel watching the USC vs. Notre Dame football

Much too soon, it was time for the final dinner on board. Hours went by like minutes as everyone
shared his or her favorite stories about the trip, drank wine, savored the fabulous meal and laughed
the night away.

As the ship pulled into Montreal , everyone talked about how much fun they had and planned a get
together back on the island to share photos and spend time again around the dinner table. It is
amazing how spending one week together with others you know can bring you all so much closer.
Oh, by the way, we did see the leaves changing colors, too.

October 2003

"Passing of a LIYC Legend" It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend, SC
Derrick Niblo . He has meant so much to the Yacht Club and to Lido Isle. The clubhouse flag was
lowered to half staff in memory of Derrick. His Memorial service, overflowing with family and friends,
was a very special tribute to a very special man. The LIYC Staff Commodores in attendance all wore
their LIYC dress blues; Carter Ford and Donna Shockley spoke eloquently during the service, which
was followed by a celebration of his life at the Lido Clubhouse. Per Derrick's wishes, the Niblo's Folly
took his ashes out to the ocean the following day. He also asked that a seven gun salute be done in
honor of each of the surviving Niblo family members. By the fifth gun shot, the passengers noticed
that the small starting cannon being used had set a small rag on fire. They quickly tossed the cloth
into the bay. Derrick's daughter was on board and remarked: "That's just like my Dad, trying to take
his boat with him." Sail on Sailor, we'll miss your smiling face around the clubhouse.

"Pack Your Bags" The LIYC Travel Club is organizing four different adventures for 2004. Trip number
one: The Commodore's Cruise will take place in the Southern Eastern US ( Jacksonville , FL to
Charleston , SC ) along the inter-coastal waterway. Departing April 17 - returning April 24, 2004, this
seven night trip on the 100 passenger Clipper Cruise Lines will visit Beaufort, SC, Savanna, GA, Jekyll,
St. Simons and the glorious Cumberland islands. The trip is being planned to make certain members
will back in time for our May 8 yacht club Opening Day. See the advertisement in this newsletter for
details or visit the Travel Club page on the LIYC website.

Trip number two will be a 6-night adventure in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, as we visit
Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta , Canada . The mid-September, 2004 trip will combine one of the
world's most spectacular destinations, with wonderful fall colors. We'll enjoy hiking, canoeing on
Lake Louise, soaking in the natural hot springs, wildlife sightings, walking on a glacier, fun shopping,
great dining and time to relax.
Trip number three will be a weekend visit to the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. We'll take the train up
and back (or you can drive your car or sail your boat) and enjoy a fun time in beautiful Santa Barbara
. We are working with the SBYC to schedule some events with their members while we are there. Our
fourth trip is still in the planning stages. Watch the LIYC website and next month's islander for details.

"Fish were biting!" Joe Ursino filed this report: "On August 18 th aboard the 65' Mustang, twenty-two
LIYC members and guests eased out of the San Diego Harbor into the evening darkness and motored
for eight hours. Morning did not come too soon for our own hardy fisherman. We were 70 miles
south of San Diego and approximately 50 miles off the Ensenada Coast . Morning fog did not dampen
the excitement and anxiety that permeated the ocean air. HOOK UP!!! were the first words I heard as
I stumbled out of bed and up to the deck at about 5:30 am . The early risers had their lines in the
water for seconds, I mean 5-10 seconds, and four or five fish were hooked up. Rods were bent and
the fight was on. There were so many fish biting that no one had breakfast until 9:30 am ."

Joe reports. "With sleep still in my eyes, I watched these beautiful albacore tuna fish test the will of
the fishermen who scrambled around the deck trying to exhaust the fish into submission. Gazing at
them lying on the deck, I realized how much they really were a prize catch. This was truly a great
fishing one I've ever had." Joe says. "Twenty-two fishermen caught 102 fish (100
albacore and 2 skipjack, weighing 25-40 lbs.) and a small shark which was released to the sea and not
counted. Everyone caught a fish and some knowledgeable fishermen caught so many, I stopped
counting. The prize of $220 for the biggest fish at 40 lbs was Lido 's own Buddy Richley... The fish was
filleted and shared with all in attendance at the next Friday night BBQ."

Joe continues "The trip out to sea was lumpy, but the fishing was fantastic. It reminded me of the old
films of the San Pedro tuna fleet that no longer exists. For a brief moment, aboard the Mustang,
twenty-two fishermen lived it and can tell about it. I'm looking forward to next year...The cost was
only $185, but the experience was priceless!!!!"

" Summer Racing Ends" Sadly, the end of August means the end of the summer racing season here on
Lido . This year, both the Tuesday night and Friday night races were very competitive. The final race
on the final Friday determed the Laser winner for August. It was an extremely close race.
Congratulations go to: Tony Spooner for edging out Lynn Walls our sailing director to win the August
Friday Night Laser series. Lynn finished second and Carter Ford finished third. The August Harbor 20
Friday series results had Kathy Sangster with crew Ed Kimble winning and Jim Davis & Judy
Weightman coming in second. The Tuesday night Flite winners for August Laser series were: SC Phil
Gautschi first place, Roger Lockhart second and SC Dave Tingler in third. In the August Tuesday Sabot
series our winners were: Sabot A: 1 st place Michael Richley; 2 nd place Matthew Richley; 3 rd place
Eric Chebil. Sabot B: 1 st place Charlie Bailey; 2nd place Addison Mac Lauren. Sabot C1: 1 st place
Max Richley; 2 nd place Macky Gautschi; 3 rd place Kiki Bailey. Sabot C2: 1 st place Domenic Re; 2nd
place Danny Bailey; 3 rd place Todd Bates. Sabot C3: 1 st place Francesca Capellini; 2 nd place
Addison Richley, 3 rd place Jackie Capellini .

As a reminder, June's winners were: Friday series, Lasers, - 1 st place Carter Ford ; 2 nd place Phil
Gautschi; 3 rd place Mark Franco . Harbor 20's - 1 st place Bob Yates; 2 nd place Kathy Sangster. Lido
14's - 1 st place SC Roy Woolsey. June Tuesday Night Flight winners: Laser - 1 st place Anne Hatton; 2
nd place Phil Gautschi; 3 rd place Eric Chebil. Sabot A's - 1 st place Wade Hatton; 2 nd place Michael
Richley; 3 rd place Chris Barnard. Sabot B - 1 st place Cooper Scott; 2 nd place Jeff Aschieris ; 3rd
place Lauren Parrett. Sabot C1 - 1 st place Charlie Bailey; 2 nd place Max Van Bergh; 3rd place Beth
Barnard. Sabot C2 - 1 st place Jack Murrel; 2nd place Jordon Murrel; 3 rd place Kiki Bailey. Sabot C3 -
1 st place Max Richley; 2 nd place Ali Polk; 3rd place Addie Richley ;

The July series; Friday Nights: Lasers - 1 st place Carter Ford; 2 nd place Mike Arrigo (NHYC); 3rd place
SC Dave Tingler . Harbor 20's - 1 st place Tom Mitchell ; 2 nd place George Twist. Tuesday Night
series: Lasers - 1 st place Phil Gautschi ; 2nd place Eric Chebil ; 3 rd place Stuart Palley. July Sabot A's -
1 st place Stephan Scruggs; 2 nd place Matthew Richley; 3rd place Wade Hatton. Sabot B's - 1 st place
Francesca Nestande; 2 nd place Beth Barnard; 3rd place Ty Kavanaugh. Sabot C1's - 1 st place Max
Van Bergh; 2nd place Charlie Bailey; 3rd place Laura Scruggs. Sabot C2's - 1 st place Addison
MacLaure; 2nd place Thomas Freeman; 3rd place Kiki Bailey. Sabot C3's - 1 st place Max Richley; 2 nd
place Robby Yates; 3rd place Morgan McVey.

" Thank You Race Committee" Thanks to Buddy Richley for running the Tuesday Night Flites; they
went smoothly all summer. The racers really appreciate Buddy's time and efforts to keep everyone
racing. A very special thanks to Judy Franco who, for 20+ years, has run our Friday summer races,
sometimes all by herself (she only missed one night!). All of our racers are extremely grateful to Judy
for the generous gift of her time. Judy not only makes sure the Friday night races take place, but she
also helps so many of our island youngsters better understand sailing by inviting them to join her in
the race tower.

" Kid's Fishing Tournament" Joe Ursino , chaired the LIYC Kid's fishing tournament this year. He
reports: Nineteen fishing "little people" crowded the clubhouse dock on Saturday, August 23 rd to
catch the "big one." It was an absolutely perfect day! Fifteen fish were caught between 8:00 am and
11:00 am , and all fifteen fish were returned to the bay under the "catch and release" rules of the

Participants were Chris Kocar, Olivia and Anthony Zorayan, Jack Haworth, Elle, Max and Nicole
Zielinski, Wills Johnson, Sean and Thomas Freeman, Mathew Lightner, Grace Terry, Jay Wilson, Carter
and Cole Norris, Alexa Dymek, Kaitlyn and Kendall Cosenza , and Ashlyn Johnson. There were plenty
of parents, grandparents and well wishers. The event was supervised by Joe Ursino and his lovely 1 st
Mate, Joyce. Thanks to Phil Ramer, Wayne Graveline and his 1 st Mate, Lexi, and Quentin Wall and
his 1 st Mate, Barbara, who helped feed those hungry anglers as they returned to the clubhouse after
a morning of catching several varieties of local fish.

Trophies were provided by Polly and Jim Millspaugh and were awarded as follows: Biggest Fish - Jack
Haworth; 2 nd Biggest Fish - Jay Wilson; Most Fish - Grace Terry, Olivia Zorayan, and Carter Norris. F
ifteen fish were caught . and thousands of smiles. It was a beautiful day and the kids were happy. Just
another great day on Lido !!!!

"New Jr. Board" Dick Brown is please to announce next year's Jr. Yacht Club board: Amanda Barker,
Erin Larson, Lauren Gautschi, Brooke Theodora, Kyle Ramer, Stuart Palley, Erin Farrell, Spencer
Richley, Stefan Brysha, Bryan Rhodes and Eric Chebil. Congratulations! We know these new board
members will do a great job.

" Nautical Lecture October 24" Island favorite Andrew Kerr , professional sailing coach and top notch
sailor, returns (winner of the Santana 20 National Championships FOUR times). This time, Andrew
will speak about the Rules of Sailing and the critically important topic of the 'rules of the road' which
all skippers, crew and passengers should know. He'll also spend time discussing racing strategy and
tactics. As always, Neil and Ora MacFarlane will be hosts of the event. There is no charge to attend
and the event takes place at the Clubhouse. Social Time begins at 7:00 pm , the lecture at 7:30 pm .

"Sail On, Sailors" The September adult sailing class was held September 13 and 14. Sailing Director
Lynn Walls lead the classroom sessions for the 13 new sailors and coordinated the on-the-water
sailing. Neil MacFarlane did a great job at finding enough Harbor 20's and skippers to handle the on-
the-water instruction. Thanks to VC Wayne Graveline, Kathy Sangster, Bob Yates along with Neil and
Lynn for their hard work Tingler, Bob, Neil, and Kathy.

This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis - LIYC Wine Steward

You may have noticed that most wines come either in a cylinder shaped bottle with shoulders below
the neck or a slightly wider bottle with a gentle slope from the neck down. (There are other shapes as
well, but these are the most common) This comes from the French tradition; in Bordeaux , all the
bottles are the former style while the Burgundy/Rhone River region uses the latter. In France , the
grape varietals are determined by which region the wine is from. White Bordeaux wines are primarily
sauvignon Blanc (AKA fume Blanc) and Semillon which is used for the sweeter dessert wines from
Sauternes. Red Bordeaux are usually some combination of merlot and cabernet sauvignon-with some
petite verdot, cabernet franc, and malbec added in. (If you're already confused, understand that
there are some 50,000 grape varietals out there of which most people may drink around a dozen.)
Burgundy whites are always chardonnay or Chablis and the reds are pinot noir and gamay. Farther
south in the Rhone valley, you will find syrah (AKA Shiraz ) and some other grapes. In France ,
centuries of wine making tradition and government regulations make it impossible to produce
varietals that do not conform to these rules. Thus French wines almost never reveal the grape
varietals on the bottle. California wines always show the grape type on the label and also tend to use
the conforming shaped bottles used in France -as do most producers in other countries. While you
will find exceptions, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and sauvignon Blanc will always be sold in the
Bordeaux style bottle while your chardonnays and pinot noirs-and syrahs as well-are sold in the
Burgundy style bottle. While French winemakers pretty much stick to the varietals of their region,
California wineries often have a full line of virtually every varietal there is. My pick for one of the best
multi-varietal collection is probably Eberle, located in Paso Robles. Just about anything with the
Eberle name on it (cabernet, merlot, Shiraz , zinfandel, chardonnay, viognier, sauvignon Blanc) is

If YOU are interested in a great trip to Napa Valley and going to the best places--including Opus One,
please call me and wewill work out a trip sometime next year in mid-April. The price will be around
$1200. Call Len at 645-3066.


"To sail is the thing," wrote Arthur Ransoms in his children's classic, Swallows and Amazons. And just
what is that thing? Every sailor knows. It's the joy of casting off and the delight of returning home
and it's all the winds and the waves in between. It's the beauty of a boat and the power of the
currents, the sound of ratcheting winches and the strain on the wheel; it's the fair breezes and
sunsets, the storms and luffing sails. It's the beer in the bar when the race is done, and that moment
when you feel you'll never get there. It's what sailors mean when, safe and dry, standing on solid
ground, they look at you and say, "I'd rather be sailing." - Richard Brode
September 2003

"Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations" The Annual Commodore's Beach Concert was a Rockin' Good
Time. Hundreds of Lido residents and friends gathered on the sand to picnic, party and dance to the
sounds of Papa-Do-Run-Run. The weather was perfect, warmer than last year and lots of people
stuck their toes in the water. One of the hits of the evening was the patriotic red and blue flashing
pins. After a few drinks, a number of islanders came up with some very creative uses for them. Tom
Arnold, Brad Smith, John Wortmann and Mark Zielinski (among others) used them as earrings, Bob
Yates, Bob Winters, Dave Rahn and Carter Ford decorated their glasses; others used them on sandals,
hats and belts. However, the winners of best use of the pins were the LIYC Late Night Dancers:
Marion Smith, Susan Crossley, Lisa Zielinski, Susan O'Toole and with a few other lovely ladies. They
jumped up on Sharon and Jeff Pence's dock with their flashing pins strategically placed to accent
their bouncing, perky 'personalities'.

Keeping with tradition, Bob Meyers was the first to go swimming followed by his wife Shari . Zeta
Jones joined them and finally, to everyone's surprise Carl Jones jumped in!

Boats were pulling up near the docks to listen to the music. One ran out of gas and the harbor patrol
had to come over and pull them away. The band tried to end at 10:00 , but the crowd kept cheering
so loudly that they came back and did a couple of encores! Special thanks to all the people who
helped make this one of the best Beach Concerts ever: the dock movers Keith Mackie, Jim Davis,
Brian O'Toole, Quentin Wall, and Jay Leonard, our check-in staff Christienne Erickson, Joanna
Palmquist, Anita Dabney, Barbara Wall, Marion Pickens, Mary Manno, Mary McCarthy, and Art Fries,
Christienne provided the charming "beach shark," beach cleanup (beginning and end ) Gary & Sonja
Gray, Neil MacFarlane, Sorel Reisman, Suely Mackie, Maggie & Jim Davis . A special thanks to Carter
Ford for pulling out all the stops to get the electrical working in the nick of time. Phil Gautschi and
Keith Mackie assisted him. Bob Myers helped with setup as well as David Shockley. Margo Iverson did
reservations. Donna Shockley guided the food service. Thanks also to Skip Barchan for all the
publicity materials for this event as well as the all the Rear Commodore social events this year

"LIYC Sailors Win The BYC's Midsummer Regatta" Even though Lido Isle had only two Harbor 20's
sailing in the Regatta (in a fleet of about 25 boats), both of our island entries were victorious! The in
A class, Bob Yates sailing with his son, Collin and his Grandson won a very close three race series. In
the B class, Neil McFarlane and Jim Davis won each of their three races, scoring a perfect '3 points' to
blitz the competition. Great sailing guys!

" Dixieland Jazz, Russian Style" The August 8 th , Friday Night BBQ featured the rollicking sounds of
New Orleans thanks to a group of fabulous musicians of the Siberian Jazz Band from Novosibirsk,
Russia, the capital of Siberia. Early in the evening they came out on the patio to entertain and allow a
few people to practice their dance steps. Once people came in to sit for dinner, they really got
rolling. The band is returning to Orange County following their triumphant U.S. debut here two years
ago at the Orange County Jazz Festival (where they were featured again this year). Now in their 12 th
year together, they have attracted fans while touring Germany , Holland , Estonia , Finland and China

Their story is as ama zing as their music: Boris Balakhnin , the leader of the band, tells the story of
how a Dixieland band came to be in the middle of Siberia . Boris's father was a Russian soldier
captured by the Germans during World War II. The Germans shifted him through a variety of
concentration and work camps for four years. American soldiers liberated him in 1945.

For four months, he worked with the Americans making close friendships with many of them. When
he returned home, he was showered with gifts, including several recordings of Dixieland and big
bands. Two years later, his son Boris was born. Infant Boris would be soothed by his father playing
the American records . Despite being outlawed in communist Soviet Union , Boris learned to play jazz
and developed his band. By the time communism collapsed, Boris's band and their skills were well
established. Seven years ago they were adopted by the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Society and
designated a "state orchestra." How did they get to Lido ? Well, RC Phil Ramer's nephew, Kirk Ramer,
married Boris's daughter. Kirk's son is Phil's great-nephew and Boris' grandson. We were so lucky Phil
was able to bring them to the island for our enjoyment. Thanks so much Phil it was such a special

See photos from the BBQ at:

"Friday Night BBQ's Come To An End". You know that summer is over when there are no more Friday
Night BBQs. Rear Commodore Phil Ramer would like to thank all the volunteers that helped make it
such a successful summer. Many of these fine folks were always there to lend a helping hand when
needed. Thanks to the Kitchen Moms Rickie Richley, Marion Pickens, Kathy Sangster, and Jan Brown
and all the volunteers they recruited to bring appetizers and salads. Thanks to the Head Bartenders
Joe Ursino, Hugh Helm, Quentin Wall, Jim Ciucki and Dick Brown and their volunteers that tended the
bar. Len Davis secured excellent wines for us all summer. The childcare room was supervised by
Kristine Saleh, Susan & Frank Kavanaugh, Susan Crossley and Jennifer Ciucki and our sitters were Erin
Larson, S ama ntha Ciucki, Madi Christensen, and Erin Farrell . Dick Brown as the Jr. Board liaison
made sure that junior board members were there to help with set-up. Barbara & Quentin Wall, Keith
& Suely Mackie, Brian & Susan O'Toole, Mary & Pete Manno, Jackie & Dave Rushmore all helped with
cleanup. Check-in was handled by Jay & Mary Beth Leonard and Jackie & Dave Rushmore. Skip
Barchan did all of the flyers and poster boards. The season went smoothly because of the help from
all the volunteers. RC Phil and Maureen Ramer truly appreciate and value all of you !

"LIYC Website Is A Big Hit" The LIYC website has really taken off. Over 750 visits to the site were
recorded in August, after 680 in July. Sorel Reisman has really done some great things in updating the
site and making it user friendly. Jim Davis has been working on getting more photos and content on
the site and Debbie Benedict has been posting race results as quickly as possible. Make sure to visit
the site often, things are added every week. This past month we've added photos from the Beach
Concert, Jr. Sailing Awards, Dixieland BBQ and many more. And if you see a photo you like, you
should be able to download it to your computer, save it to a disc and make a photograph to keep.

" Lido Junior Sabots Compete in Nationals" The Junior Sabot National Championships were held in
Balboa Bay from August 4 th through the 7 th . Nearly 200 sailors hailing from many different places
competed. Lido Isle was literally surrounded by Sabots all week. Participants representing Lido Isle
Junior Yacht Club were Charlie Bailey, Danny Bailey, Kiki Bailey, Amanda Barker, Eric Chebil, Sasha
Chebil, Alison Devarian, Brittany Donahue, Ainsley Farrell, Lauren Gautschi, Macky Gautschi, Robin
Gautschi, Erin Kavanaugh, Ty Kavanaugh, Addison MacLaren, Andrew Mather, Jack Murrel, Lauren
Parrett, Ali Polk, Domenic Re, Byran Rhodes, Matthew Richley, Max Richley, Michael Richley, Kevin
Thomas, Max Van Bergh, Mia Van Bergh and Brook Yates. Other Lido Isle residents who sailed were
Jack Grace, Cole Hatton, Wade Hatton and Drew Littlefair . Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted the
races. Coaching for LIJYC were Andrew Carlson and Eric Allione .

Over 175 kids had a fantastic time at the Hawaiian themed dinner dance on August 5 th at LIYC. They
munched on delicious cuisine provided by our own Annie and Charles Morgan and danced the night

After a very long day of qualifying races, the sailors spent the next day in the grueling Flight selection
series. A total of 120 Sailors were then divided into Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold fleets. Iron Fleet
racers included Charlie Bailey, Ainsley Farrell, Robin Gautschi, Alison Devarian and Addison Maclaren.
Racing in the Bronze Fleet were Bryan Rhodes, Drew Littlefair and Brittany Donohue . Silver Fleet
sailors were Eric Chebil, Matthew Richley, Brooke Yates, Amanda Barker and Jack Grace. Going for
the Gold were Wade Hatton, Michael Richley, Lauren Gautschi and Cole Hatton.

Addison Mac Laren was outstanding and received a 2 nd place trophy in the Iron fleet. Lauren
Gautschi was the top LIJYC sailor and received a 10 th place trophy in the Gold Fleet. Cole Hatton
finished 5 th in the Gold Fleet. Thanks to Program Director Lynn Walls , Debbie Benedict and crew for
their hard work. A special thanks to Bob Yates who rescued many of our kids from near disaster by
making boats repairs just in the nick of time.

"Commodore's Cruise 2004" The Commodore's Cruise for 2004 will be announced later this month.
VC Wayne and Lexi Graveline are narrowing their choices. Leading possibilities are: a Scandinavia and
St. Petersburg , Russia cruise, a trip through the Pan ama Canal , along with a couple other cruise
destinations. The Travel Club is planning three other (non-cruising) trips during 2004. Stay tuned. For
details visit the Travel Club section of the LIYC website or call Maggie and Jim Davis 723-0477 with
your ideas.

" Lido Hosts Harbor 20 "Hawaiian Holiday " The annual Harbor 20 Fleet Rally was hosted by LIYC and
Neil MacFarlane on July 20 th . This fun event includes a 'sail around the harbor' including a quiz that
must be completed, with the winner being determined by a combination of the number of correct on
the quiz and returning back to the dock within the allotted time. The overall winners were novice
sailors Jim and Marion Jordan . Second place went to the Lido team of Neil MacFarlane, Gary and
Sonja Gray, Judy Weightman and Jim Davis . Third place were Phyllis and George Drayton & family .
About 60 members of the Harbor 20 Fleet attended the Burger Bash at our clubhouse. And you could
tell it was a sailor's party. Those 60 people went through 2 ½ cases of wine, a couple cases of beer
and 3 cans of Coke.

" Nautical Lecture September 19" Dave Grant, President Emeritus of Orange Coast College and a top
sailor for decades in Southern California , will present Captain Cook's Voyages Two and Three.
Captain Cook's story of discovery and courage is ama zing and Voyages Two and Three are some of
the most triumphant and tragic stories in sailing history. Join your friends at the clubhouse a 7:00 pm
for a social time with the lecture beginning at 7:30 . If you haven't attended a nautical lecture before,
please come and join us for this wonderful seafaring tale.

" Final Thought" There are many points on the compass rose. I had to locate the few that were meant
for me and head for those that summoned me with a passion, for they were the ones that gave
meaning to my life - Richard Brode

This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis

- LIYC Wine Steward
Recently, the noted wine critic Robert L. Balzer, came to my home for dinner. I was delighted to find
that he brought a 1999 Opus One (Retail $150) If you've never had an Opus, the best deal is to come
with me to the winery where I can get you in for free (There is the matter of airfare to the place) and
you can taste it for yourself. Failing that, the best place to buy is probably Long's Drugs in Costa Mesa
. That being said, you DON'T have to pay over a hundred bucks for a good wine. (Does anyone refer
to Opus as "Hundred Buck Plus Opus"?) At the same dinner party, I opened an Australian Shiraz from
Massoni, 1997. It was fabulous. The guests rated the wines and it actually beat the Opus One,
winning 18.3 to 17.9 (on a 0-20 scale). The cost? About $15 about three years ago. That being said,
even I can't find anymore to be had anywhere. Just goes to show that price and pedigree don't
always translate to the degree of enjoyment. If there's a wine out there you like, even if it is Two
Buck Chuck, drink and enjoy. But if you come to my house, go ahead and bring the Opus One. Neither
of us will be disappointed.


A River Runs Through It

Peter Putnam's TransPac Adventure

Imagine yourself over 100 miles out into the Pacific Ocean with only one other person on your
sailboat. The seas are rough and the wind is blowing over 20 knots. You're in a race to Hawaii (your
first time ever doing this) and you suddenly find a leak in your boat. A leak that has already brought
over 30 gallons of salt water inside your cabin and not a single other boat in site in any direction.
That's the situation LIYC member Peter Putnam found himself in July 5, 2003 . How did he get here
and what will he do?

About 4 years ago, Peter was riding his bicycle by the boat garden and stopped to say hello to Carter
Ford . Peter had lived on Lido since about 1993, but had not gotten involved in sailing. "I learned to
fly at a young age. My father was a pilot. I remember going to a hobby store and buying a model
plane. On the way home we passed an airport that had a sign for Ground School . I enrolled right
away and never did get the model assembled," Peter said. Soon he was flying, and he continues
today. Peter has delivered small planes to all parts of the world, from South Africa to Australia .

"I had a goal at the time to either fly or get a sail around the world," Peter told me. Carter convinced
Peter to try the Laser class that was coming up. "I was black and blue from the wrist to the shoulder
on both arms," he remembers. "I began taking all the classes at OCC Sailing School . I bought a laser
and then an Islander 24 and I started sailing with a friend whenever I had the chance." Peter then
had an opportunity to help someone deliver a sailboat from Tahiti to Miami . "That's when I decided
to fly around the world in stead of sail," Peter said. "From The Marqueses to the Galapagos Islands
we spent 28 straight days on a Starboard Tack. I couldn't imagine that I would want to do that again."

Peter enjoys the tactical and navigational challenges of sailing. He did a few of the beer can races in
the harbor, but only going around a couple marks in a fairly enclosed space, just didn't excite him.
Then at a Wednesday luncheon at the Newport Yacht Club, the speaker talked about his experience
of double handed (two people only) sailing in the TransPac race. He was hooked.

So, in less than 3 years, Peter went from the LIYC Laser class to purchasing a J Boat 125 sailboat
"Lucky Dog" and began preparations. "I had to really hone my sailing skills, navigation,
communication and weather skills. It takes about a year to get ready for the Transpac ( Long Beach to
Hawaii ). I also had to add some equipment to the boat and rig it for two people."

After a few shorter races around Catalina and the Ensenada Race, Peter and his partner sailed up to
Long Beach on July 4 to start the TransPac. "I had just gotten married to Elsa in May and here I was
two months later taking off for 6 weeks (2 weeks to get there, one week of parties and fun in Hawaii,
then 3 weeks to get back!), so I felt pretty bad, but she was great about it." Sixty boats entered the
race with only three entries trying the race with only two people. Everything was going well the first
day. "As evening approached I could still see a few boats on the horizon and after dark I saw the faint
running lights, but by morning you couldn't see anyone."

The next morning, the wind was up to 20 knots and the seas had gotten rough. The boat was healed
up and moving well when Peter was called down into the cabin. "We lifted up the lid on one
compartment and it was filled with water. We looked in the two compartments beside it and they
were also filled. We looked further back and saw a leak where the shaft holding the rudder goes
through the bottom of the boat. A river of water was racing through the center of the boat." They
tried to fix it, but the leak was in a bearing that if it broke would not only leave a hole in the boat, but
they'd lose their rudder. "Whenever we went over a wave a little geyser would shoot up from the
hole." For a moment they considered continuing, but with the high winds and rough seas it was too
dangerous. "I remember someone telling me that no leak ever gets better." So, after a year of
preparation, Peter decided to turn back.

"We took a different path to minimize the stress on the rudder and this along with some muscle
power reduced the leaking. What I'm most disappointed about is that the boat that won our class
was a J 125 just like mine, so we had a good chance." It has only been a few weeks since he returned,
and he's undecided if he'll try again. I asked Peter what Elsa would tell me if I asked her if he'd race in
the next TransPac. "I think she'd tell you yes."

August 2003

"Do I Hear $ 2,000?" Our Annual Jr. Sailing Program Auction is now Gone with the Wind . Actually we
had a hurricane! The July 11 th fundraiser proved to be a great success for our Sailing Program. Over
170 LIYC members and friends enjoyed not only an incredible selection of items to bid on, but also a
wonderful Southern Catered Dinner of boneless chicken breast with rice and salad.

The live auction orchestrated by the infamous John Wortmann finished off one of the most
successful fundraisers to date. We are estimating net proceeds to be around $25,000. The Jr. Sailing
Program will use these funds for boats, instructor salaries and all the other expenses demanded of a
successful sailing program.

The highest bid of the night was made by Commodore Dave Lamb ($ 3,000) for Laser Eye Surgery by
Lido Resident Dr. Alexandra Chebil-Dillon . Without glasses, will we recognize him? Close behind was
Brian and Susan O'Toole ($ 2,300) for A Gourmet Dinner for 8 at Marion and Brad Smith's East Isle
Estate complete with wine and TWO costume changes by the 'lovely waitresses'. Gary and Sonja Gray
were high bidders for the lovely painting by Lido artist HML Bea Riley.

We wish to thank all of our families who contributed items or made cash donations. The event's
success demonstrates that we care about providing our young people with the best sailing program
on the Bay.

While many contributed to the Auction's success it is appropriate to extend special recognition to:
Roger and Marion Palley, Nancy Arnold, Lisa Sabo, Ellie YatesGil and Kathy Kort, Susan Crossley,
Maureen Gautschi, Brian and Betsy Dougherty, Mike and Lisa Zielinski, Rear Commodore Phil and
Maurine Ramer, Melissa Flagg, Mark and Jayne Murrell, Susan Kavanaugh, Marion and Brad Smith,
John Wortmann, Wayne Graveline, Mary Cappellini, Kristy Farrell, Alexandra Chebil-Dillon, Carol
Mason, Pam Nestande and last but not least the real Chair, Francesca Nestande.

Our local merchants played a big part in making this year so successful. Once again we must thank
Chris and Dennis Overstreet for donating wines from Overstreet Wine Bar and a gift certificate to Le
Quai. William Harold Jewelers donated beautiful pearl and diamond earrings. Me and My EV donated
two cars to lease. Blue Water Grill, Lido Diner, Starbuck's, Pavilions, Alta, Yard House and many other
restaurants gave certificates to support our sailors.

"What? All the boats are working?" It takes a great deal of work to keep all the LIYC chase boats,
dinghies, and whalers (and their motors) working all summer. They are used everyday, all day long.
And when things are all working fine, as they are this year, the persons responsible go un-noticed
even though they are putting in a great amount of work to keep everything running smoothly. LIYC
would like to thank Quentin Wall for all his hard work to maintain the fleet. We'd also like to thank
Sailing Director Lynn Walls for being so much help to him.

"LIYC Sailors Shine in High Sierra Regatta" Louise Woolsey reports - In lighter than average winds for
Huntington Lake, 144 boats took to the waters on July 12 th and 13 th , in the first half of the 50 th
Annual High Sierra Regatta. The event is sponsored by the Fresno Yacht Club. Other classes compete
on July 19 th and 20 th .

Racing under blue skies, between the beautiful lodge pole and Jeffrey pines that line the shore, SC
Bob Yates with crew Pat Kincaid had a 2 nd , 3 rd and 5 th place finish to tie for 3 rd overall in the Lido
14 Class A division. Not to be outdone, SC Roy B. Woolsey and crew Roy, Jr. (of the Sequoia Yacht
Club) had a 1 st , 2 nd , and 5 th place to finish 3 rd overall in the Lido 14 Class B division! Great job

"New Dock Storage" We've got new storage boxes on the docks thanks to Carter Ford and his team.
They provide more storage, take up less space and provide us with more security for our equipment.
Thanks, Fleet Captain.

"Sabots, Sabots, Everywhere" LIYC hosted the 2003 Sabot II North Championship on Monday July 14.
Over 100 Sabot sailors competed from all over the area. This event was a major undertaking (imagine
100 kids all racing around the harbor and the clubhouse)! But, as usual, the amazing Debbie Benedict
kept everything under control. Ken Larson did a magnificent job leading the race committee and
Sailing Director Lynn Walls and the LIYC Sailing Instructors gave outstanding support! When the
racing was completed, LIYC team had 6 sailors in the top 20, lead by Lauren Parrett in 8 th place and
Maxson Richley in 9 th place. Others placing in the top 35 were: Mia Van Bergh finished 14 th , Alison
Deverian was in 15 th , Addison MacLaren finished 19 th and Jack Murrel was in 20 th place. Other
racers from the LIYC team were: Erin Kavanaugh (21 st ), Robbie Yates and Maddie Golison (tied for
22 nd ), Rebecca Arnold (25 th ), Charlie Bailey (29 th ), Ali Polk (30 th ), Jordan Murrel (32 nd ).

"Mid Summer Regatta" Sunday July 13, LIYC held our annual Mid Summer Regatta. Once again
Debbie Benedict, Ken Larson and Lynn Walls ran a great regatta. Thanks to Val Giannini for helping
out in the tower. In the closely contested Laser racing, Commodore Dave Lamb was edged out of the
victory by Linton Weiss of BCYC. SC Dave Tingler finished a single point behind Dave for 3 rd place.
Jack Thompson finished 4 th . Other LIYC finishers included: Roger Lockhart (6 th ), Mark Murrel (7 th
) and Matt Richley (8 th ). In the Sabot A division Newport Harbor Yacht Club took the top four spots.
LIYC's top finishers were Brooke Yates (5 th ) and Brittany Donahue (8 th ). In the Sabot B's Lido 's
Daron Arnold finished 3 rd , Ty Kavanaugh 5 th and Robin Gautschi 6 th . In Sabot C1's Erin Kavanaugh
was 5 th , Jack Murrel 7 th , Alison Deverian 9 th , Jordan Murrel 10 th and Jay Wilson 14 th . In Sabot
C2's LIYC's Addison MacLaren was the winner! Kevin Thomas finished a close 2 nd and Rebecca
Arnold was 4 th . Andrew Mather finished 5 th , Domenic Re was 7 th , Charles Giannini came in 10 th
and Troy Arnold was 12 th . In the Sabot C3 Class Robby Yates finished 2 nd , Addison Richley was 3
rd and Brooke Donahue was 4 th . Congratulations LIYC Sailors!

"July 4 th Laser Slalom Race" Expectations were running high in the crowd this year, as over 20
participants entered this year's event. While many of the sailors looked good, most of the attention
focused on two former winners: SC Phil Gautschi and Commodore Dave Lamb. Both won their first
heats and met head to head in the second round of this double elimination race. Phil edged Dave in
the second round, however everyone expected them to meet up in the finals. Phil had his game face
on all day, but, in a surprise result, Dave lost in the third round in a close race to a couple of junior
sailors (oh well) and Phil won his remaining races to take the crown.

" Russian Dixieland Jazz" Yes, you read that right. At the August 8 Friday Night BBQ, we have some
very special guests who will be with us. A Dixieland Jazz Band from Siberia, Russia! This very unique
group, who speak almost no English (but play Dixieland music as good as any you'll hear) will be
performing during dinner. This will be a very special treat. Don't miss it.

"Kid's Fishing Tournament" This year's event, lead by our fishing expert Joe Ursino , will be held
Saturday, August 23. Register your children and grandchildren right away for this fun event.

" Nautical Lectures Return" Mark your calendars for September 19 and October 24. Neil MacFarlane
is lining up some great speakers for our fall lectures. September 19 will continue with the Second and
Third Voyages of Capt. James Cook. October 24 will feature the popular sailing instructor Andy Kerr
(who spoke last year on sailing tactics and techniques). His fun and informative sessions are great for
sailors and land lovers alike.

This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis - LIYC Wine Steward

Anyone who has seen me sipping wine at tone of the clubhouse functions may have noticed my
glass. I deny being either overly eccentric, or a wine snob. The fact is that it has been proven that the
type of glass one drinks wine from does make a difference. I mean, would you drink champagne from
a shot glass?

Generally, there are three basic things to understand which should be easy to remember. First is the
size of the glass. Smaller wine glasses do not allow for the aroma of the wine, the 'bouquet', enough
room to develop and impact one's sense of smell - which has a direct bearing on taste. Second, never
fill the glass above the widest point of the bowl - never ever to the brim! Third, avoid glasses with
rolled-edge rims. The straightedge rims are far superior. They allow the wine to roll onto your tongue
and improve the taste considerably in a fine wine.

As for what glass to buy; there are dozens of shapes and sizes available. Aside from flutes for
sparkling wines, the large tulip style glass is the best general-purpose vessel. I also like the large bowl
brandy snifter shape for Pinot Noirs. The best brand is Reidel, which can be found at High Times, The
Wine Merchant, and most other wine shops. You can keep your fancy, expensive, and heavy cut
crystal Waterfords on the shelf for decoration or use them as water glasses. They are probably the
worst thing to put wine in so far as tasting is concerned. The Reidel Vinum Series Bordeux glass is
about $ 17.99. If you want better value, look for Speigelau, which looks almost identical, is a bit
sturdier, and can be had for $ 5.99 at the Wine Club in Santa Ana. Cheers.



From The Sailors Point of View

A brief history - The first Naples sabot was designed and built by Roy McCullugh and R. A. Violette,
who lived in the Naples district of Long Beach, hence the name, Naples Sabot. It was based on a
design they saw in Rudder Magazine. The first two boats were built in Mr. Violette's garage during
World War II. More were built after the war, primarily for use as tenders for yachts. People who saw
the sailing performance of the boat became interested, and the class began to grow. Juniors soon
discovered the Sabot, and it quickly became the favored boat for teaching beginners to sail. Due to
their lightweight, the juniors found they could easily beat their elders. The Naples Sabot One-design
Assn. (INSA) was formed in 1946, divided into fleets for juniors (A, B, C, etc) plus a separate class for
adults. The Sabots great 'coming out' event was at the Manning Series held here in Newport Harbor
in 1947 when 29 Sabots competed. They've been a fixture in the harbor ever since.

But to really learn about Sabots, you need to talk to the experts, the current LIYC sailors. Taking time
out of their busy racing schedule, some of Lido's best Lauren Parrett (age 11), Max Richley (age 8 and
3 rd generation LIYC sabot sailor), Robin Gautschi (age 13), the Cappellini Twins - Jackie and
Francesca (age 9), and Danny Bailey (age 8), sat down to shared their knowledge with us.

"What's the best part about sailing sabots?" "Its real fun," said Jackie Cappellini. "It's lots of fun,"
added Francesca. "I like to hike out when I'm going up wind, that's really fun," said Danny. "I like
hiking out the best, too," Max agreed. "I like being on the water and sailing with friends," said Robin.

"Do you like to race?" "I won two races today, that's the best," responded Jackie. "I won one race,
too and I like to be in the lead," said Francesca. "Racing is really fun because you meet a lot of new
people. Even when we are racing I can talk to other kids. I'll say, 'hi, where are you from' and stuff'"
Lauren told us. "Racing is cool, it can be a little scary at first if it is windy," said Max. "I just got a third
place, that is really fun," added Danny. "Winning trophies is really cool, too," added Robin.

"What should parents know about sailing sabots?" "They shouldn't worry about kids tipping over
when it is windy. We have good teachers and they won't let anything happen," said Lauren. "Don't
cleat the main sheet before you sail or the boat can tip over," adds Danny. "Parents don't know
what's its like, but its fun," Francesca told us. "Yeah but sometimes they say you shouldn't cry, but
sometimes you might anyway," Jackie said. "You should go with the wind, keep the sail trimmed,
starboard has the 'right of way'," Lauren shares. "I need to watch my sail for a luff. Then pull in the
sail or pull the tiller toward me. Start on Starboard tack and try not to let anyone block my wind."
Max told us (obviously Mel and Buddy are teaching him well). "Oh, make sure you put the lea board
down or you can turn over." Added the twins. "It teaches kids about sportsmanship and learning to
do your best," Robin told us.

"What else do you like about Sabots?" "Racing all the boys - and beating them sometimes," the twins
agreed. "I like the Lido program at lot. Everyone is nice. I like to be around friends all day and they
have cool trophies," Lauren told us. "Flipping can be fun sometimes 'cause you get to go swimming,"
whispers Max. "It can be scary when you are going up wind on a windy day, but when I get back to
the dock I'm ready to go again!" Danny adds.

And that's about all you really need to know to understand the Sabot.
July 2003

"Friday Night BBQ's Return" Even a gray overcast evening wouldn't stop the LIYC crowd from kicking
off the summer season with our 30 th year of Friday Night BBQ's. Rear Commodore Phil and
Maureen Ramer showed their 'party talents' by hosting a wonderful evening. The patio deck was
jammed with over 180 people rekindling this Lido Island tradition. These Friday night events are a
highlight for most island residents; even the real estate agents tell prospective Lido buyers that the
sense of community unique to Lido is created in part by these BBQ's each summer.

The Friday Night BBQ's began in the summer of 1973 when Commodore Ted Hinshaw said to Rear
Commodore Derek Niblo , "we ought a have a BBQ along with our races". Pauley Miller cut a 55-
gallon drum in half to make the grills and, along with Derek and Commodore Don Palmquist they set
it up on the lawn where our bocce ball players now reside. At that time there were no grills at the
clubhouse. LIYC members brought their own food and the tradition began. "We just thought that we
should have a party for the sailors and their families after the races, " recalls Derek. "Who knew it
would get this big?"

What a difference 30 years makes. The races still continue, and the party keeps on going. The grills
are filled with steaks, fish, hamburgers and ribs. Men you won't see in the kitchen all year are grilling
up their dinner, sharing a story, a joke and a beer. Women are getting in a little shopping for LIYC
merchandise and chatting with their friends. New friendships are beginning and old ones are getting
stronger. Once the food is cooked (and the bar is running low), we get in line for the great salad,
veggies and rolls (always great thanks to the efforts of Rickie Richley and her fabulous volunteers).
Then we try to find a seat at the tables and enjoy our meal. And make sure you save room for

So, what started out as a little summer BBQ, 30 years ago, has become a tradition that helps make
our island and our yacht club so special. Thanks Ted, Don and Derek.

"Viva Las Vegas " Over 90 people participated in this year's Viva Las Vegas Electric Boat Rally,
including Elvis! Chairs Sonja and Gary Gray 's event hit the jackpot. Duffy's raced around Lido to find
the casinos at Caesars Palace ( Nancy and Warren Wimer at the Shockley dock ), Treasure Island
Hotel ( Marion and Brad Smith's dock), The Bellagio ( Varla and Curt Knauss' dock) and Circus Circus (
Sheila and Bob Baker's dock), where they were dealt a playing card to create their poker hand. Then
it was back to the Lido Isle Hilton to get their last card, enjoy lunch at the Paradise Café (arranged by
Kathy Gardner ), grab a drink at the Crystal Lounge (bartenders: Susan Crossley, Joe Ursino and Gary
Gray ) and then be treated to a Vegas style show, featuring: The Lido Hilton Showgirls ( Susan
Crossley, Marion Smith, Lisa Zielinski, Georgia Bradburne, and Varla Knauss ), the comic offerings of
Jim 'Shecky' Davis , and Elvis ( John 'the King' Wortmann ). There was gambling, too, with our Pit Boss
Vice Commodore Wayne Graveline . Special thanks to Joyce Ursino and Maggie McCain- Davis for
decorations, Commodore Dave Lamb and Quentin Wall for set-up, and the great legs of showgirls.
They made the show worth watching!

Congratulations to the Rally winners: Sorel Reisman and crew of 'Absolut Power', who won in spite of
electric motor problems. It goes to show that you don't have to be mechanical, just smart and very
lucky. Second place went to the 'Blue Hawaii' team. Third place to 'Knotty But Nice'.

"Lipton Cup Results" In May, LIYC sponsored a crew and raced in the Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup
Regatta at the San Diego Yacht Club. As the 2002 winner, they hosted fourteen different yacht club
entries. The race is a one design regatta using the J-105 Class sailboat. This year the race was
'outside' in the ocean off Pt. Loma. Our team - SC Brian Dougherty (skipper), Bruce Cooper (tactician
and main), Mike Hatch (bow), SC Dave Shockley (spin trim), SC Dave Lamb (jib trim), SC Don Benedict
(pit) finished twelfth over all in a very competitive fleet. The winning yacht was South Western so
again the 2004 race will be in San Diego . Congratulations to our team for representing us so well.
The author hopes to crew this event with them some day.

"CPR Class" Under the organizational skill of Fleet surgeon, Dr. Terry Moran the American Heart
Association sent two instructors to our clubhouse to conduct our June class. All participants received
a certificate good for two years. These classes are important; we know of lives saved by participants
in past classes. Make sure to remember to attend the class next year. It is great to have the class so
close to home.

"Laser Beginners Challenge The High Seas" Five hearty LIYC members took to the rough waters of
Lido harbor June 7 to learn to sail a Laser. Eight instructors were there to help. With lead instructor
Fleet Captain Tennyson Oyler were pros Carter Ford, Comm Dave Lamb, SC Phil Gautschi, Lee
Iverson, Eric Chebil, Tony Spooner and Lynn Wall. With winds over 15 knots (or at least that's what it
seemed to the new bees) the novices learned to rig the boat (rule one, don't forget to put in the
drain plug!), launch and sail onto the water. Our students Jim Millspaugh, Jim Davis, Brian O'Toole
and Betsy and Ryan Decker struggled to keep their boats upright, but after an hour or so, they were
all doing well. Only a couple sailors tipped over, lead by Jim Davis who flipped over 4 times, and Ryan
Decker 3 times. Due to yours truly missing the potluck (what luck) dinner that evening, the award of
meritious capsizing was given to runner up Ryan Decker, a bottle of vintage Chuck Shaw Cab!
"Tuesday Night Flights" - Don't forget to come down to the clubhouse at 6 pm each Tuesday night to
watch LIYC racers compete and eat your tostadas. The adults and some kids are out their on the
Lasers and the other kids in sabots. Its worth it just to cheer on Anne Hatton as she shows up the
guys in their Lasers.

"Visit The Web" Changes are being made to the LIYC website all the time. Results are now posted
within 48 hours of our races. One of our sponsors, Duffy Boats has a coupon offer for island residents
on rentals. Check the calendar for club events, the photo gallery has new pictures from Friday night
BBQ's, races, Opening Day and other events, and don't forget there are great links, too.

Visit the site often at:

"Are You Ready To Rock N' Roll?" Saturday July 19, the LIYC members will take to the beach (and
water) to dance up a storm (don't go in too deep Bob Meyers ) to the sounds of Papa Doo Run Run!
Always a summer highlight, this year's concert will be a sell-out. The same company who catered the
Round-Up at the Lido Corral party will provide the dinner. Their food is great! So, come join 400 or so
of your Lido friends as we rock the night away!

"Go Fish" The annual fishing trip is scheduled for August 18 and 19. Joe Ursino has put together a
great trip out of San Diego with fishing in Mexican waters. This trip is always great fun. Space is
limited, and Joe guarantees you'll get a fish! Get you check for $185 to Joe at 145 Via Undine to
reserve your spot now or call Joe at 673-5131.

This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis

- LIYC Wine Steward

As you read this, I am still in the wine country finding great bargains for

the LIYC summer barbeques! That being said, you can find some great places around here to go and
not too far over the bridge. There's Overstreet's, as I've mentioned before, the Wine Room in Irvine
(which you really ought to check out) and even Long's Drugs in
Costa Mesa . And, if you have the legs to walk, or car to drive, try stopping

by Great Legs. Yeah, that's the name of it. Located in the old John

Domino/Asia 2001 restaurant building right across the bay on Mariner's Mile. (There's a

fitness place right next door!) Operated by two cute gals named Maureen and

Claire, Great Legs is a wine shop, bar, and open seven days a week for tastings.

It's a good place to go on a Monday night. Tell them Len sent you.

Then there's the trip to Napa Valley . I am still determined to do it but

August is not the time. If YOU are interested in a great trip to Napa Valley and

going to the best places, please call me and we will work out a trip sometime

next year in mid-April. The price will be around $1200. Call Len at 645-3066.


Niblo's Folly? - Not!

Possibly the most important boat on the Lido doesn't belong to any one person, but to the entire
club - Niblo's Folly, the LIYC launch. The boat itself is only part of the story, but it's who and what it
represents that make it so special. SC Derek Niblo, is a force to be reckoned with, a man who most
people think has made the most significant contribution to both LIYC and Lido Isle. Derek and Cynthia
Niblo came to the island in the mid 60's in an apartment on Via Antibes. Soon after they bought their
home on Via Venezia, where they have lived for over nearly 40 years. They joined the LIYC in 1968.
"We've got SC Roy and Louise Woolsey to thank for that," Derek said. "They kept telling us to sail our
Lido 14 in the races." In the 35 years that have followed, Derek and Cynthia have blessed the club
with service and hard work unmatched by most.

"Well, in 1975, I was Commodore and SC Mel Grau, (Rear Commodore) and I thought the club
needed a new, classic launch. The Yacht Club had a ski boat that was falling apart and it didn't really
look like a yacht club launch. We hunted around and found a boat on the island that was in bad
shape, but looked like a perfect launch." "If you used your imagination,," chided Cynthia. "We figured
we could probably fix it up, so the club agreed to spend $ 2,000 and we bought it," continued Derek.

We got the engine rebuilt, had Shock put on the Red Deck, I built the new engine cover and we got it
ready to go. We wanted it to really look the part and have it ready for races, so I knew we needed a
mast. We hunted all over and found one lying behind the wall over at Antibes ' docks. We figured it
was dumped there, so we went back, chopped off about 6 feet (it was too tall for the boat), painted
it, added hardware to run up race flags and were all set." A couple weeks later, Beanie Gilchrist
comes around saying he couldn't find his mast, " Derek chuckled. Maybe that's when the boat name
first started.

Derek and Cynthia raced their Lido 14 for decades. "We used to have a Commodores Ball in June, It
was a formal, black tie affair. There was always a race that afternoon. One year we were leading the
race coming up on the Leeward Mark. These races were very competitive with about 15 to 20 Lidos
out there." "And I just got my hair done," Cynthia added. Derek continued "The sheets got caught up
or something and suddenly we were tipping over and I started yelling to jump out, so we wouldn't
turtle (the boat completely turned upside down)," "But I didn't want to get my hair wet, so couldn't
care less what happened to the boat, so I just hung onto the boom to keep my hair out of the water,"
Cynthia added. "We lost the race, but Cynthia sure did look great at the party."

"The club was a lot smaller back then, but we tried to do what we could to improve it." That maybe
the biggest understatement in Lido history. Derek prefers to share credit with others, but a quick
look at the projects he's been involved in since joining the club reveals his vast contributions. He's
been responsible for numerous important improvements including: raising the LIYC rating from
Junior to Senior Member of the SCYA, building the LIYC racing team sabot/laser trailer and building
the original wood ramp to launch boats at the clubhouse. Derek later worked with Carter Ford to put
in the concrete ramp we use today, building the patio area around the clubhouse, building the
pilasters on the beach, redesigning the race tower, enclosing the Garden Room (it used to only be a
outdoor patio). Recently Derek helped design and build the Genoa East Boat Garden Dock. "I'm
proud of what we did there. We designed the dock with special cleats so that bigger boats can't dock
there to be sure the sabots, lasers and lido 14's can always have room to use It.". He's been creating
party decorations for decades. "My favorite was when we made a giant wave for a surf party, the
guests had to crouch down and come through the pipeline to get into the room. Everybody always
chipped in to help and we barely got it finished before the party started."

Derek served on the LICA Architectural Committee for 18 years, and it was his demonstration using
shoeboxes that helped convince Lido residence to adopt the 170% rule for on-the-water property.
And he found time to design and raise the funds for the dock that is attached to the Nautical
Museum . The launch may be named Niblo's Folly, but Derek Niblo's contributions to the people and
the community of Lido Isle is anything but .
May 2003

"Rootin' Tootin' Round-Up" Nearly as I could tell, every cowpoke grabbed their best gal and
wandered down to O'Dil's Saloon (Lido spelled backward for those who's Stetson was on a bit too
tight) for a rip roarin' good time at the Round-Up At The Lido Corral. RC 'Sheriff Phil' and 'Miss Kitty'
Ramer threw one heck of a party. Struttin' through the saloon doors, the crowd found themselves
standing amidst a real wild west scene complete with cactus, fencing, a wagon, dance hall, and even
hay on the floor. The special lightin' was strung up by Quentin 'Up Against the' Wall. 'Sweet Shootin'
Skip Barchan was popin' photos of all the folks after Maria 'Conchita' Iverson signed them in. 'Little
Joe' Ursino was bartendin', or that's what he said every time I asked him why he was still leanin' up
against the bar. Bob Jay's BBQ's grub was some of the best vittles we've had. Heck, ' Wild Dick and
Miss Lucky Carano along with Art 'Masterson' and Cindy 'Slicker' Fries were visitin' the chuck wagon
more than a few times.

Following dinner Doug Houston and the Unforgiven Band had the crowd hootin', hollerin' and dancin'
up a storm. 'Roy Rogers' and 'Dale' Louise Woolsey, 'Hop Along' Ed and Calamity Houghton, 'Hop-
along' Warren and 'Dancin' Nancy' Wimer, Dick 'Quick Draw' and Jan 'I wish he'd slow down' Brown;
along with Jr SC 'Maverick Steve' and 'Jan E. Oakley' Sutherland lead the crowd onto the dance floor.
It was quickly filled with Islanders kickin' up their heels. Line dance instructions followed and soon
everyone was Texas 10-steppin'.

'Bronco Jeff' and 'Bronc Buster' Sharon Pence, Pete 'The Frisco Kid' Manno and his wild gal Mary , Dr.
Super Specs' Alexandra and Don 'Matt' Dillion, 'Iron Ora' and Neil 'Lone Ranger' MacFarlane, C 'Wild
Dave' and 'Pretty Patty' Lamb, Bob 'The Kid' and 'Annie Ellie' Yates, 'Jumpin' Jerry and 'Legs' Lynn
Pharris were high steppin' all over the room. In the duel for best cowboy hats - couples division, Don
'Doc' and Debbie 'Doc's Boss' Benedict finished a close second place (even though they rode out to
test ride the new Porche SUV, just to get their hats). The winner: 'Poncho Varla' and 'Sundance Kurt'
Knauss. In the individual division, there was a tie between Brian 'Too Tall' O'Toole and Susan 'He's
Just The Right Size Girls' O'Toole. They immediately headed to their bunkhouse to wrestle the title
from one another.

'Round midnight (Central Time, since we're all getting' a little too old to stay up past the local news)
last call rang out. VC 'John Wayne' Graveline and 'Miss Lexi', 'Dance Hall Christine' Morgan, 'Justice
Joyce' Ursino, Bob 'Swift Serve' and 'Sharp Shootin' Sharri Myers, "Buffalo Bob' and 'Singin' Sally Holt;
and 'Darlin' Donna and 'Derringer Dave' Shockley were seen strollin' on home. And as the band
headed out, I thought about what a good job the LIYC social committee and Sheriff Phil had done. As
I flipped off the lights, I took one last look back of the empty Saloon and there was 'Little Joe' Ursino
still leanin' against the bar, fast asleep.Special thanks to 'Wyatt' Derek Niblo getting the western
props. Visit the LIYC website to see lots of photos.
Wayne Graveline wins Spring Regatta II! Whoever said VC Wayne Graveline wasn't one of the best
sailors on Lido ? Following the Spring Regatta, a few of the island's sailors challenged Wayne to sail
against them. He took their dare and after some quick coaching from RC Phil Ramer, Wayne grabbed
a laser and out-sailed both Carter Ford and SC Roy Woolsey! Okay, so it was a radio controlled boat
race, but hey, how many of us can say they beat both Carter and Roy in the laser race?

Spring Regatta. If you missed the Spring Regatta, you missed a great day of sailing! Sunny skies, a
strong wind, and a super job by Ken Larson, Debbie Benedict and the whole race committee team
made for wonderful racing. Lido winners included: Jack Murrel in Sabot C2 , Andrew Mather edging
out Addison Richley in Sabot C3. Other outstanding performances were turned in by Lauren Gautxchi
and Michael Richley in the highly competitive Sabot A fleet, Mia Van Bergh, Charles Giannini and
Sasha Chebil in the Sabot C2's; and Nicole Zielinski in the Sabot C3 class. Don Benedict and Stan
Dennis were spotted in a Lido 14, but we don't know why.

Commodore Rules The Seas. Commodore Dave Lamb was the victor in a very competitive Laser race
at the Spring Regatta. Finishing only one point behind was SC Phil Gautschi, who claimed to have let
Dave win so the commodore would feel good. Tennyson Oyler took third just to let both the old guys
feel good. SC Roy Woolsey , the Lido sailing icon finished third in the first heat, but flipped his Laser
over, falling into the water on the second. He got back up, but finished far behind the field. Can you
imagine, Roy is able to flip off the boat and flip back on! Heck, the only thing most of us will be able
to flip off and on when were in our 80;s will be the hall light!

Viva Las Vegas . That's the theme of this year's LIYC Electric Boat Rally, June 14, 2003 . Sonja and Gary
Grey (who have purchased a new, turbo charged Duffy - Jeepers II) are chairing this event. It will be
interesting to see how last year's surprise winner The Graveline team in Knotty But Nice and 2000
and 2001 champ Ira and Gale Rosenstein in the supercharged Boomer do against this year's

Electric & Small Boat Poker Run May 9 . LIYC and BCYC are hosting this event as part of the Leukemia
Cup Regatta. It begins at 5:00 pm at the BCYC dock a buffet dinner follows. Tickets are $ 20 pp. Call
for entry and details, BCYC at: 644-9530.

Lipton Cup Update: The Lido Team is ready to defend the good name of our island (and continue to
tell people how to pronounce: Soud). Come cheer them on in San Diego May 17 & 18! Contact Donna
and SC Dave Shockley at 675-1904 for details.
This Month's Wine Tip

From Len Davis - LIYC Wine Steward

I just returned from Paso Robles and visited a few wineries. One that stands out (I bought a case of
assorted items and am on their wine club list) is Adelaida Winery, a small producer (about 10,000
cases) of among other varietals, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, pinot noir, zinfandel, and chardonnay.
Their chardonnay is one of the best anywhere, but is currently sold out. It will be available in a few
months (2000 vintage). You must try their 1999 Viking vineyard syrah. I don't usually like syrahs, but
this one has won me over. It is only available by calling the winery directly at 1-800-676-1232. Ask for
Paul and tell him I sent you, or go online at . Wine club members pay $ 28, 30%
off the regular price. Definitely a good reason to sign up.

I am looking to put together a trip to Napa for LIYC members and friends August 2 - 4. We'll visit a
number of wineries including BV, Mondoavi, Opus One and more! If interested, please call me right
away at 645-3066


Exposing The Legend of "Two Buck, Chuck"

Costa Mesa (CA) - Following an extensive and exhausting two minute undercover operation,
conducted at Trader Joe's, our LIYC investigative reporter VC Geraldo Graveline (embedded in the
frozen food section), files this report -

The legend of 'Two Buck, Chuck' has been whispered among Lido residences for the past 18 months
since it appeared at a Friday night BBQ in June 2002. Rumors swirled quickly around the island. "This
wine used to sell for $ 15 a bottle at Von's a few years ago," said a former commodore who asked
not to be named. A source close to the bar at the Change of Watch party told me, "Here's the truth.
Delta airlines ordered 10,000 cases for their first class wine, but then had to cancel the order and
Trader Joe's bought it all at a great price." "My husband says it's better than Viagra," said a smiling
wife of a LIYC director.
To get to the bottom of this, I traveled up to Trader Joe's, dressed as an aging surfer dude so as not
to be recognized. Upon entering the wine section I was stunned. They were out of the Charles Shaw
Chardonnay. I spoke with a Senior Official at the store, he asked us to call him Joe (not his real
name). "Oh, no we're not sold out for good, we've got plenty". I asked if he could clear up the
legends surrounding this wine. "Yea, I've heard all kinds of stories, but the real story is, uh, I could get
in a lot of trouble for this, you sure you won't tell anyone else?" "No, never," I lied.

"Okay, here's the scoop. It is a private label wine for Trader Joe's. A couple years ago the name and
label was bought by Franzia, a wine family in Napa Valley who makes the boxed wines you see at
Costco. They now bottle it for us. Tell those Lido Islanders, we'll never run out." As I was leaving the
store, a source close to the cash register added, "They also bottle Rutherford , Forrest Ville and Black
Mountain , too."

Well, there you have it. The truth is revealed. Oh, by the way, I tested out the last rumor. The 'better
than Viagra' one. And between you and me, Lexi now has me drinking a bottle a night!

April 2003

"Can you feel it? Spring is in the air . The sun is getting higher in the sky. Birds are returning to their
nests. The crisp evening breezes are warming and the winter storms are long gone (we hope).
Members are busy readying their boats for the season. Parents are signing their children up for junior
sailing. The ice has melted off the harbor and the only remaining snow now sits in small piles on front
lawns reminding us of the difficult winter we've had. Soon, very soon the club will be opened again
and we can enjoy four great months of boating" - from the newsletter for the Lake Minnetonka Yacht
Club - Minneapolis, MN. Isn't it great to live on Lido!

Something smells fishy - Families from around the island came by the clubhouse March 6th to paint
fish. You probably didn't even know that fish get painted. But, before you call the humane society,
we need to let you know the fish were made of wood. And the paintings will be part of the
decorations for opening day. Marian and Brad Smith, Opening Day Co-Chairs hosted the event, as
everyone created their own unique fish design. Plus, after opening day each person gets to take his
or her fish home! With 63 fish painted so far, there are many more to do. If you're feeling creative (or
even if you're not) come to the clubhouse April 14 anytime between 3 and 8 PM and create your own
Leonardo de Fishy.

Cruising in Paradise - April 18's nautical lecture features Darwin and Mary Boblet, who with their two
young sons sailed the South Pacific! Can you imagine? Come and enjoy a fascinating evening hearing
about their amazing adventure.

Jr. SC Dave and Jan Sutherland - Nothing to report, we just wanted to see their name in the
newsletter again. They did such a great job over the last three years; we wanted to let them know
how much we appreciate all they did.
Lido Racing Team Readies For Cup Challenge - This year's LIYC Lipton Cup team is practicing for this
May's races. After watching the America's Cup (where both boats were filled with New Zealanders),
our team has figured out how this year we might break our streak of never winning the cup. They
started scouring the island looking for anyone who is from New Zealand to race with them. But,
having not found anyone, they are now looking for anyone who has traveled to New Zealand, met a
Kiwi or can find New Zealand on a map! No luck so far. Their rigorous training regime includes
drinking New Zealand beer; working on a Kiwi accent and skipper John Cooper now has sheep grazing
in his yard. LIYC is proud of our team and while we hope they win, the best part of this year's team is
all the sweaters they'll be knitting this fall.

Back On Track - SC Bob Yates was seen racing March 9 in the St. Patrick's Day regatta at Newport
Harbor Yacht Club. That might not be a surprise to you, unless you realize that Bob had major back
surgery (disc fusion) in late January! Bob's recovery has been amazing! We're all happy to see him
back on the water, well - almost everyone. His competitors were hoping he'd be off the water long
enough for them to win some races.

First Time's A Charm - Oh, the luck of the Irish? In the same regatta, Judy Wakeman was the winning
skipper in the Harbor 20 B fleet boat! It was her first time ever racing! She really enjoyed
commanding her crew, Carter Ford around the boat! It was the only trophy brought home by a Lido
boat. The other Lido team in the race Neil Macfarlane and Jim Davis finished a distant 6th place.
Maybe Neil should get Ora to skipper his next race.

A Three Hour Tour - Six LIYC couples went down to the Port of Los Angeles for a three-hour tour of
the cruise ship Radisson Navigator, the vessel for our Autumn in the Maritimes Cruise in October. The
Lamb's, Rushmore's, Helm's, Brown's, Raimer's and Davis's were extremely impressed. And the
Radisson people offered an additional $ 100 per person on board credit for bookings done right away
and a special cocktail party on board for our group! Don't miss this great adventure in October.

Lido Fashion Show - Quartermasters Joyce Ursino and Cindy Dennis are preparing to launch their new
'Lido Collection' for the season. Critics are hailing the LIYC '03 fashions - "I believe it is their best
collection yet"- Vogue, "The fashion world will sit up and take notice, there's two new trend setters
in Newport" - Elle, "With all these boxes in the house, I've got no place to sit down" - Joe Ursino . Our
fashion mavens are planning a runway show of the new LIYC clothing soon. Watch for details. And if
you are willing to be a model give Joyce or Cindy a call.

Round Up a Rousing Success - RC Phil Ramer and his cowgirl Maureen put on one Rip-Roaring Spring
Party. The food was great (did you love those ribs, or what?); the dancing was fun (who knew Lido
people could line dance?). Doug Houston and his band kept everybody jumpin'. The decorations
where amazing! We'll have more details and pictures on the party in next month's issue, because I
had a deadline of two days before the party to get this story into the Islander - so the party actually
hasn't happened yet. But I'm sure it'll be great!

It's ALIVE! - The new Lido Island Yacht Club website is now live. A focus group that included: Ken
Larson, Donna and Dave Shockley, Neil Macfarlane, Val Giannini, Quentin Wall, Wayne Graveline,
Joyce and Joe Ursino and Cindy Dennis gave the website a thumbs up and the web committee has
put the final touches on the site!
Party Time - Don't miss the Ensenada Race Party, Thursday April 24!

A Final Thought - "If a man speaks in the woods, and a woman doesn't hear him, is he still wrong?" -
George Carlin

March 2003

Team 2003 - Commodore Dave Lamb has implemented this slogan for the LIYC volunteers this year.
The theme reflects Dave’s vision that lots of volunteers make a good team, and LIYC has great
volunteers. Dave and the chairs have set their objectives for 2003 including: promote Lido Isle sailing
through quality races, junior and adult sailing programs throughout the year, continue to update the
chase boat power fleet, promote LIYC membership to more Lido Isle residents, make this a fun year
for LIYC members and families.

Cowpokes Needed - Round up at the Lido Corral spring party will be held March 15, 2003 at the
clubhouse. Rear Commodore Phil Ramer and the social committee has been hard at work planning
the party. An authentic barbeque featuring ribs, chicken and beef brisket will be followed by country
music performed by Doug Houston and his band. That’s the same Doug Houston who performs at the
Crazy Horse Saloon. His music spans a wide variety of country and western songs. Doug is also a
square dance caller and a line and round dance instructor. Beer and fine wine will keep our cowboys
and cowgirls ‘hoopin’ and howlin’ all night long.

The McCormick Cup race is being planned to coincide with this years summer Raft-up. SC Kimo
McCormick wants to remind everyone that this is a match race format. This event will be a nice
complement to the annual Raft-Up

Nautical Lecture Series continues Friday, March 21 at 7:00 pm with a very special 2003 America’s Cup
Race Highlights. Our speaker, Bob Steel.will be in Auckland, New Zealand to view the race and be
back in time to share with us all the excitement of the race, behind the scenes stories and try to
explain to us how a yacht from Switzerland named Alinghi swept the field of Louis Vuitton
challengers (who knew the Swiss could out sail the USA, Italy, UK and Sweden?) to earn the right to
compete against Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup. Bob was born in Australia and has sailed
out of Newport Beach since 1970. He has raced in Newport RI, Tahiti, Bermuda, the Transpac and
Ensenada events. Joining Bob will be Bill Ficker the winning America’s Cup skipper in 1970 on the
yacht Intrepid. He’ll share his knowledge and insights. Neil MacFarlane has once again put together a
spectacular evening. It is a must for everyone that enjoys sailing or wants to learn more about the
most important racing event in the world.

Hold on to your Mouse- The LIYC website is about to be launched! SC Mitch Barker, Sorel Reisman,
Commodore Dave Lamb, HSC Debbie Benedict and Jim Davis are busy putting the final touches on
the site. The site will feature current weather conditions and tide tables, a classified section where
members can sell or look for nautical related items, race schedule and race results after the event, a
photo gallery with photos from LIYC events, links to websites of interest to LIYC members, a calendar
of events and races, information on the new travel club, LIYC clothing, membership information and
a member’s only section which includes a message board and member directory. The website
address is to be announced. It should be live before the end of March.

Off To The Woods In Style, Eh? – The Travel Club is pleased to announce the first trip will be a cruise
down the St. Lawrence Seaway to see the Fall Colors. We will be traveling on a luxury ship departing
New York City, visiting ports including Boston, Bar Harbor, Portland, Halifax, St. John’s, Quebec City
and ending in Montreal, Canada. The cruise will take place in mid to late September or early October.
Details will be mailed out soon and be on the website.

Fishing At Joe’s – This year’s fishing trip will begin on August 6. Director Joe Ursino is organizing the
trip. Fisher-persons will be leaving out of San Diego and sailing into the beautiful (and fish filled)
Mexican waters.

Are You Ready For The Summer, Yet? – Marion and Brad Smith our Opening Day Co-Chairs are busy
putting together an exciting event. They did a fabulous job last year, we can’t wait to see how
wonderful this year’s festivities will be. Just think only two months until opening day!

This Month’s Wine Tip
From Len Davis
- LIYC Wine Steward

Firesteed Pinot Grigiot (2000)

Wine tasting can not only be a fun experience but an educational one as well. There are local several
places to go including Overstreet’s Wine Merchant on Via Lido which , as of late have been offering
some wonderful sales on white Burgundy (French Chardonnay) amongst others. For an alternative to
Chardonnay, try Firesteed Pinot Grigiot (2000) from Oregon, currently available at Overstreet’s. If
you attended the Men’s Club Duck Ball, it was one of the wines featured there. The cost is a bargain
at only $ 7.50 a bottle!


Laser – the little boat that has made a big impact on Lido Isle

Did you know that from 1990 to today, every LIYC commodore (except two) have owned a Laser
sailboat? Only 13’10” long and 4’ 6” wide, this boat has not only become a Lido Isle favorite, but also
the leading racer. Over 100,000 Lasers have been sold in the USA and 76,000 more around the rest of
the world, making it the sales leader of all sail boats made! It is raced here on Lido in many of our
regattas and it is raced in the Olympics as well.

We caught up with Port Captain Carter Ford, a very successful Laser sailor, to learn more about the
Lasers impact on the island. “In the last few decades the Laser has been the backbone of LIYC”, he
said. The boat appears on the cover of the current LIYC member directory. That Laser was owned by
C Dave Lamb at the time the painting was done. Dave bought the boat from Callie Rutter and later
sold it to SC Phil Gautschi. The painting was done by Marion Messinger, the Grandmother of one of
the sailors, Cameron McClaren. The painting was purchased at the Jr. Sailing auction by SC Mike
Baginski a fellow Laser sailor.

Carter’s Lido/Laser relationship began in 1989 when he brought two Lasers to a Friday Night race. SC
Mike and Virginia O’Brien’s daughter Sharon enjoyed the boat so much, she asked if they were
coming back the next Friday. Sharon owned a boat the next week. Soon, two more Lasers were
donated to LIYC and the Laser fleet began growing. Carter began teaching classes on Laser sailing and
then he found used Laser boats, fixed them up and sold them to students in the class. In the next
three years more than 20 Lasers were bought by island residents. Carter even taught a ladies-only
clinic (which was his favorite classes). HSC Judy Franco was instrumental with her work on the race
committee to set races up for Lasers.

Many island residents have helped make the boat popular here including: Carolyn Spooner, Ann
Hatton, SC Roy Woolsey, Roger Lockhart, John Oyler, SC Marty Lockney, SC Mitch Barker, Don
Benedict, Randy Crooner, Tom Mitchell, Peter Putnam, SC Bob Yates and SC Dave Tingler. “It’s a boat
that anyone can sail”, says Carter, “We have sailors aged from 10 to 80 racing and sailing the Laser. It
is a great boat to sail. And, yes, it is true that we have had 11 of the last 13 Commodores own a Laser.
We joke that if you are foolish enough to get into Lasers, you are the perfect candidate to become a

To learn more about sailing Lasers on Lido contact the Laser Fleet Captain Tennyson Oyler or give
Carter Ford a call.

February 2003

Lynn Walls Named as LIYC’s Sailing Director

Lynn Walls, from Chicago, has been named as LIYC’s Sailing Director and will head the Spring ,
Summer and Fall Sailing Programs. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-
Urbana in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She worked for two years as the Head
Sailing Instructor at Chicago Yacht Club teaching beginning and intermediate sailing to sailors ages 5
to 18 on 420s, Prams, and Picos. She has also served as an Instructor/coach to three Chicago Public
High School racing teams.

Lynn moved to Newport Beach looking for a sailing position and we were lucky to find her. She is
excited to be working for Lido Isle Yacht Club. Welcome Lynn! We’re all looking forward to getting to
know you and have you as our sailing director.


• Booze Over-Board – New Rear Commodore Phil Ramer, in his first (and possibly most important)
decision, lead a small band of LIYC wine aficionados dressed as Indians into the Yacht Club Wine
Cabinet, where they scooped up all the remaining cases of Charles Shaw wine and tossed them into
the bay, chanting “no more Shaw, no more Shaw”. Phil has said he will not buy any more bottles on
his watch. Trader Joe’s stock price dropped 30% the next day!
• UFO Sited - In a related story, five Unidentified Fishing Objects (wearing Lido Men’s Club shirts)
were seen trolling near the Clubhouse dock with corkscrews on the end of their fishing line, a mere
five minutes after the Indian’s left.

• Hoisting the LIYC Website – Staff Commodore Mitch Barker, chair of the LIYC website committee is
happy to report things are progressing rapidly over the last few months. He and his team, Dave
Lamb, Debbie Benedict, Sorel Reisman, and Jim Davis are completing the preliminary flow chart and
negotiating with a website developer. The goal is to have the site live by the middle of March.
Highlights of the site will be daily weather reports, classified boat ads for LIYC members, news
around the harbor, a photo gallery, racing schedule, social calendar, Junior Sailing Program news and
other club information.

• Pack Your Footlockers – New in 2003 – The LIYC Travel Club. Seasoned world travelers Maggie and
Jim Davis are the founding co-chairs. The Travel Club will plan group overnight trips outside of the
Orange County/L.A. County area. The first trip being organized will be a fall cruise from Boston, up
the Coast of Maine and Nova Scotia, then down the St. Lawrence Seaway to Quebec City to see the
fall colors. Exact dates, pricing and details will be announced soon. Trips will be open to all LIYC
members. If you’d like to be involved in the planning give Maggie or Jim a call at 723-0477.

• Round Up at the Lido Corral – That’s the theme for this year’s spring party, partner, on March 15,
2003. Get ready to saddle up old Duffy, hitch the wagon to your Boston Whaler or catch a ride on the
Harbor 20 stagecoach and head over yonder to a real Western Style Barbecue. Put your topsiders
aside and pull on your cowboy boots cause we’ll be line dancin’, round dancin’, square dancin’ and
other geometric shapez dancin’. Handle bar mustache optional.

Round Up at the Lido Corral

LIYC Spring Party Saturday March 15, 2003
Authentic Western Barbecue, Drinks, Dancing & Fun

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