|2013 Orange Bowl, Dec 27-30, CGSC, Miami FL|
|2013 US Nationals, Jan 1-3 (2014), CGSC, Miami FL|
|2014 Worlds, Jul 27-Aug 2, Kingston, ON, Canada|
|US Sailing Youth World Team Overview|
|US Sailing Youth Team Selection Criteria|
- RECENT NEWS
- SCYYRA Hamlin Series 2013-2014
The Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association wants to invite you to sign up and compete in this year’s (4) race series in Long Beach, Coronado and Santa Barbara.
Additionally, we are extending this invitation to teams from Northern California and Washington state to come and compete.
For the first time, this year there will be a top girl’s team award as well.
Howie Hamlin, world champion 505, 18’ skiff and I-14, will be on hand for daily debriefs.
Housing is available. Simply sign up at www.scyyra.org for NOR and information.
This series will coincide the 29er PCCs and is part of the exciting road map to the Orange Bowl regatta in Miami, the 2013 Nationals in Florida, ISAF Youth World Qualifiers, 29er US Nationals (next summer), 29er North Americans and ultimately to the Worlds next July in North America (Kingston, Ontario) -- practically in our own backyard!
And for those who will be attending the Youth Champs in Detroit, you’ll be right there! Additional organizing is underway for trailers to the venues!
Bruce D’Eliscu, bdeliscu AT sbcglobal DOT net
Dan Malcom, Dan AT MalcolmPC DOT com
Peter Macdonald, peterm AT tenant-works DOT com
- Looking for a deal on a new Melges 29er?
Dreaming of a new 29er? How about a discount for getting organized and committing early?
Melges will be offering their lightly used 2014 Worlds Charter boats after the event for a discount.
Act early for the best deal!
- Grand Opening Oakcliff's US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center
If you'd like to meet the nation's top skiff sailors and see them from the water demonstrate the new Olympic 49er and 49erFX boats so generously donated by Hunt and Betsy Lawrence to the Oakcliff Sailing Center, now then head on down this Thursday and Friday. Tickets are required. On Saturday through Monday, the boats will be in use for their US National Championships. This is a very rare opportunity designed for interaction!
Logistics details are here.
- Devan Dube and Greg Simms win 2013 Canadians!
Devan Dube and Greg Simms sailed consistently for a net 19 points over 8 races, 10 points clear of Stephane and Sophie-Andree Vineet in a 31 boat fleet at Kingston YC over 27-28 July. They are proudly holding their Nova Scotia flag for all to see! Results here.
- Exciting sequence of events in preparation for 2014 Worlds and after!
All teams in North American can have an intensive run up to the 2014 Worlds in Kingston to maximize their chances.
- US Nationals: 15-17 July, Lake Geneva Yacht Club, Wisconsin, USA (near Melges)
- North Americans: 20-24 July, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Worlds: July 26 - Aug 2nd, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Canadian Nationals: Aug 11-14, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Where else could you get such a sequence of events and the chance to sample the Great Lakes to really make your trip worthwhile?
- Dane and Quinn Wilson lying second at ISAF Youth Worlds in Cyprus!
Dane and Quinn Wilson, representing the USA, are currently lying second after the first day. It is obviously early days but it shows they can compete at the highest levels.
Watch their progress here. Go guys! We're rooting for you!
- 2013 Orange Bowl and Nationals NOR Posted!
Special thanks to Carol Ewing, John Papadopoulos & Ron Rostorfer for organizing back to back events for the lucky sailors who will make it to Miami this winter. Make your plans now, it doesn't get any cheaper as hundreds of teams and families converge on Miami for Youth Orange Bowl. The difference is you get two regattas for your efforts/dollars.
The NOR is here.
- Doing Nationals or Youth Champs? Paid your Class Membership Dues?
We need everyone that is doing class events this year (especially Nationals or Youth Champs) to pay their membership dues.
In addition to providing much needed revenue to the class, these dues weight our votes at the forthcoming annual World Council meeting.
Thanks - Oliver
- Very successful 2013 Miami Clinic
As we predicted, the weather REALLY cooperated for our fun Mini-Clinic last Saturday.
We had a nice gentle breeze in the morning (so everybody could get their feet wet, so to speak) and then as the day progressed we had little more wind to make the rides even more fun!
It was a great time for everyone and we are looking forward to another Mini-Clinic (how does June 7th sound? It’s a Friday, but most everyone is either out of school or on their last day.)
Please let us know and we’ll set it up!
Special thanks Fred, Leandro and Jon for their coaching and support and to Blake Macdiarmid for the great report and pictures
(he apologizes for not getting shots of everyone sailing, but you can see from the smiles on their faces that they all had fun)!
Carol, Blake & Leandro
- 2013 SBYC Skiff Fest Regatta 29er Results
Looks like no one could touch Dane and Quinn at last weekend's Santa Barbara Skiff Fest -- straight bullets against a deep fleet! Well done guys!
- CGRA Skiff Regatta NOR available
Registration is open for 29er PCCs/I14 Nationals and the annual Skiff Regatta at the Gorge.
For your annual dose of skiff heaven, sign up here.
Larry McCollum will be our PRO.
- The National Event at NYC, Toronto -- NOR posted
The NYC Dinghy Regatta - The National Event - Skiff and Dinghy Regatta at the National Yacht Club.
Saturday July 13 to Sunday July 14, 2013.
This will be the fourth time this regatta has run. There is a nice mix of classes but it's time to make it our own. Show yourselves!
- Worlds Registration Open
If you are going, please register for the Worlds in Denmark as soon as possible. We are expecting a major (200+) turnout and the organizers need the best possible view of numbers, so please help them out. There is a late fee that kicks in on July 1st, but why wait?
Registration, documents & information can all be found here.
You will also find new accommodation information on the website as well.
- 29ers invited to the LISOT/JSALIS open Carl Van Duyne clinic at the American Yacht Club in New England, May 25-27, 2013
For the first time, we are delighted that 29ers have been invited to the very highly regarded Carl Van Duyne clinic in New England. The 29er coach will be Pepe Bettini, an avid 29er sailor who came second in the 2010 29er Worlds and on the podium many other times.
Unusually for a clinic of this calibre, the clinic is open to all competent 29er sailors, so sign up fast. It is BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat).
The details are here.
- Duncan Williford and Matthew Mollerus run a hard faught MWW at Coronado!
With Duncan Williford and Matthew Mollerus 1st, Nic Muller and Kai Friesecke 3rd and the top girls Adele Whitmyer and Katie Kelley 7th, the east coasters showed how far they have come (in more ways than one) at MWW.
Dane and Quinn Wilson in second were only 5 points behind, only once failing to make the top 5.
29 boats competed, 8 had top 3 finishes and 6 different boats won at least one race of the 12. 6 teams came from Vancouver & Victoria BC, 2 from Seattle and 3 from the east coast.
It was a hard faught regatta at every level in the fleet. Conditions were predominantly light 5-8kts on Fri & Sat, then 8-12 kts on Sunday.
Another first for the class was sharing parts of the course with racing kite boarders which passed off without a hitch and more than the odd gasp in awe.
Howard Hamlin led over an hour of sailing debriefs on Saturday attended by virtually all the sailors and coaches.
His message of teaming and working together fits perfectly with that of the US Sailing Olympic Committee whose High Performance Director, Charlie McKee, briefed the sailors on the latest thinking on Friday and also competed in the event with his 8 year old son Soren grinning and more than pulling his weight from the trapeze
Support from Coronado YC, always one of our favorite hosts, was first rate, both on and off the water.
Special thanks to PRO Shaun & Jill Powell, Jon Rogers, Becky Nygren and the whole team. More details will follow ...
John Papadopoulos' photos are here.
Bruce D'Eliscu's photos are here.
Outside Image's photos are here.
Willie McBride's video debriefs are here.
- Canadian Calendar added to Home page!
On the right hand side of the screen you can now browse both Canadian and US 29er calendars.
- 2013 Mid Winters West NOR posted
The 29er MWW NOR at http://juniors.coronadoyc.org/racing.htm and Regatta Network registration are now available.
We are looking forward to a superb event with teams travelling from the East Coast, ~3 from Seattle and another ~5 from Vancouver BC. The earlier you register, the more likely that the organizers can help you.
Please ensure that you have paid your 2013 class membership dues beforehand.
We hope you as pumped about the 2013 season as we are ...
- 2013 PCC Poster available for download & distribution!
Please help publicise the class by downloading and printing our 2013 29er PCC Series poster. We'd be delighted to know this on every clubhouse noticeboard, race team room and your school binders as well.
Costco will photo print it 16" x 20" lustre for under $7 a copy. Any help you can give to get it distributed as widely as possible is much appreciated as it would cost as much to mail as to print.
The full size 16x20 file to save and take to Costco is here.
Who is it? Where is it? Those who had sun and fun between Christmas and New Year will know ...
- 2013 29er Worlds Registration Open
Registration is now open for the 2013 29er Worlds to be held in Aarhus, Denmark, 26 July -2 August.
Please visit www.29erworlds.org to register, get accommodation, weather, charter information as well as the Notice of Race.
Coaches may also register via the website.
This is a good time to renew your class membership as you will need to have your 29er ID to register for the Worlds.
We’re anticipating another large 29er Worlds and are very excited to be in Denmark.
Looking forward to another great Worlds!
- Illustrious 29er alumni -- Johnny Heineken, 2012 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year!
It is always amazing to see where the 29er sailors go when they move on and up. Johnny Heineken has just been named Rolex Yachtsman of the year, and earlier in the year, together with his sister Erika (also an ex-29er sailor), they topped the podiums in both mens and womens 2012 Kiteboard World Course Racing Championships.
Without wanting to detract from your 29er interest, you should check the cool stuff here and press release here.
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- Looking for a deal on a new Melges 29er?