PCYA held its Annual General Meeting on January 17-18, 2015, at San Diego’s Silver Gate Yacht Club.
The following Officers and Directors were sworn in by Staff Commodore Cleve Hardaker: Commodore Gary Green, Vice Commodore Kate Humphreys, Rear Commodore & Treasurer Terry Van Winkle, Secretary Cindi Mathieu, and Junior Staff Commodore Bruce Campbell.
Directors Pictured: Jeanne Irwin, Robert Ehlers, Doug Hipsley (not pictured: Martha Jean Geisler and Fred Cole)
The 2014 Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy was awarded to Del Rey YC’s Virginia Howard for her tireless efforts on behalf of youth sailing. The Burgee of … (more)
We regret to announce the passing of our PCYA Vice Commodore, Fred Wieder, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Fred was a long time member of Silver Gate Yacht Club and the current commodore of the San Diego Cruisers Association. He was an active participant in predicted log racing and various yachting activities. A memorial service is being planned in conjunction with the PCYA annual meeting on January 17, 2015, at Silver Gate YC.
PCYA’s Jessie L. Carr Perpetual Captain and Crew Trophy was awarded for 2014 to the skipper and crew of Zephyr, a J-109 one-design boat, for their performance in this year’s Santa Barbara to King Harbor race. The winning skipper, Jack Mayer, and his crew were very honored and excited about receiving the Carr Trophy, which will be displayed at Del Rey Yacht Club.
Zephyr’s crew included (in alphabetical order):
- Peter Arpesella (main and spinnaker trimmer)
- Gregory Ball (utility/spinnaker trimmer)
- Anil Bamezai (tactician/ trimmer/alternate helm)
- Skip Korsgaard (bow)
- Michael Martinez (mast)
- Jack Mayer (skipper/helm)
- Al Noel Sansolis (pit)
- Joseph Vaughan (main trimmer)
The 2014 Barusch-Castagna Predicted Log Regatta took place the weekend of June 20-23, 2014, at Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle and was co-sponsored by PCYA and the International Power Boaters Association of Seattle. Edward Denaci, with navigator David Weimer, won the championship trophy aboard the powerboat, “Redemption.” Representing the San Diego Cruisers Association, skipper Denaci along with skipper Robert Ehlers and navigator Denis Sempsrott won the Castagna Team Trophy. The team of Bob Lindal and Jeff Ewell of the IPBA were a close second. (Click on photos below to open new window/tab with full size photo.)
The powerboats are “loaned” to the contestants during the three day event and there is a “draw” on Thursday evening to see which boat they will use. On Friday, the contestant takes the boat out to determine speeds and how it handles. On Saturday, the contestant submits his or … (more)