Happy New Year, everyone! I am so looking forward to the year ahead, working with our Board with some seasoned veterans and some newbies. It should be a great mix. As I mentioned at the Holiday Party, we are still looking for a Race Chair (or co-chairs) to join our leadership team. If you are(…)
The annual WSA Holiday Party and Board Installation dinner was held on December 9, at SMWYC. The evening’s program included recognition of the outgoing board and committee members and the installation of the 2018 Board and announcement of the committee chairs. Special awards were given out to Sam Wagner & Ruthe Small as Top Day(…)
By Mary Jo O’Neill December 2nd dawned bright and beautiful, perfect Southern California weather to work on decorations and costumes for WSA’s entry in the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. The theme, announced in mid-October, was “Let’s Dance!” Showing my age, I immediately thought of having a Disco Party. After Jeannea Jordan graciously agreed(…)
Allie Blecher of Cal Yacht Club is a highly decorated racer, as well as mentor and coach. She serves on the board of the California International Sailing Association and is involved in The Magenta Project, whose main focus is to accelerate women in sailing. She is the 2017 winner of the prestigious SCYA Peggy Slater Memorial(…)
Boogie on down! The annual Marina del Rey boat parade is Saturday, December 9. Please help us create another award-winning float by signing up to help create decorations and costumes for this year’s float. The theme is “Let’s Dance”, and while our float riding/dancer opportunities have been filled, we still need help putting it all(…)
Our speaker this month will be Charles-Etienne Devanneaux, winner of ASMBYC’s 2016 Sportsman of the Year Award. He is a renowned international sailor and racer who has sailed his entire life and raced ever since his father taught him how to hold a tiller and trim a sheet. As a kid, he began collecting Beneteau(…)
Notice to all members: A draft of the proposed updated Bylaws is available for review. Members will be voting on the proposed changes at the November 14 meeting. Click here to view the Bylaws draft. Updated 10/18/17.
Junior Staff Commodore Melody Kanschat and WSA member Hans Kosten will be speaking at the WSA’s October General Meeting. Melody skippered Harmony and Hans skippered New Moon in 2016’s Baja HaHa rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. They will be discussing their preparations, provisioning, crew assembly and adventures associated with the HaHa.
Our speaker for September is Gina Dartt. Gina is the Development Manager for Membership and Annual Giving at the Catalina Island Conservancy. Previously, Gina worked at the Los Angeles Zoo for more than 10 years where she built a strong connection and appreciation for conservation of plants and wildlife that she continues to apply to(…)