Mariners Education Seminar Feb. 28 at CYC

What are the options for reducing copper levels in Marina del Rey waters and our precious marine environment?

What anti-fouling paints and hull coatings should you consider? When and how often should you clean your hull?

If these questions interest you, then you may want to attend this seminar at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28, after a no-host 9:00 a.m. breakfast at California Yacht Club. Visit this link for more details.

Yachting photographer, Sharon Green, at CYC on January 29…

Photographer Sharon Green

Photographer Sharon Green

Join yachting enthusiasts on Thursday, January 29, at 6:15 p.m. for the California Yacht Club’s monthly presentation on boating interests. At this Yachting Dinner, acclaimed world-class yachting photographer Sharon Green will share highlights of her 30-year love affair with capturing up-close and personal a multitude of amazing yachts in fierce competition. Click here to display a PDF with more information.

WSA S/C Christina Tarantola to serve as ASMBYC Commodore in 2015

WSA BurgeeDear WSA Members,

Here’s proof that our club continues to grow and gain prominence in Santa Monica Bay.  I am proud to report that for the first time, in 2015, the Commodore of the Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs will be serving under the WSA burgee. AMSBYC is an umbrella organization that addresses issues and causes common to all yacht clubs and boaters in Santa Monica Bay.

On January 11, WSA Communications Director and Staff Commodore Christina Tarantola will be installed as the Commodore of ASMBYC. This will be the first time that the Commodore’s club affiliation is WSA, although other members of WSA have served as ASMBYC Commodore in the past, most recently Kellie Fennessy (CYC) and Dana Hutton (SCCYC).

All WSA members are invited to attend this prestigious event: The ASMBYC Installation Luncheon and Awards Ceremony will be held January 11 at California Yacht Club. Registration begins at 11:30 and the Luncheon begins at 12:15. Tickets are $45.
To RSVP, contact Kellie Fennessy at kelfen [at] I hope to see a strong WSA contingent at this installation.

Commodore Debbie Feinerman

WSA entry selected “Best Organization” in MdR’s 2014 Holiday Boat Parade

WSA's 2015 entry in the MdR Holiday Boat Parade - Winner: Best Club

Photo by Mike Yokotake

Thanks to the dedication of its members and the generosity of George Maronich, WSA’s decorations on George’s My Time 3 earned WSA the “Best Organization” award for 2014. The theme for the parade reflected the 50th anniversary of Marina del Rey Harbor and WSA’s decorations included a large, illuminated “Happy 50” and a lighted replica of the marina’s iconic lighthouse.

WSA extends its gratitude to George, Vice Commodore Debbie Feinerman, and all the WSA members who donated their time to bring it all together.

WSA of Santa Monica Bay’s 2014 Holiday Meeting

A festive evening with friends.

Mark your calendar for December 9th and our annual holidays event. Enjoy a deliciously catered Mediterranean Feast with your fellow members. We look forward to seeing you!

2014 Women’s One Design Regatta results

WSA's sailing team.

WSA’s sailing team.

This year’s Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design regatta was a great success.

Sailed under clear skies in good winds, the competition was intense and well-matched. First place went to the Southwestern Yacht Club’s team and WSA’s entry finished in fifth place, scoring two exciting “bullets” on the final day of racing. To learn more, read the November issue of “Gal’ Warnings” and visit the Regatta Network results page.

2014 Women’s One Design NOR and SI Posted

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions were officially posted for the Linda Elias Memorial One Design Regatta to be held October 18-19.

lemwod_2012_thHosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and sponsored by the Long Beach/Los Angeles Women’s Sailing Association, this annual event highlights all-female crews racing against each other in LBYC’s beautiful Catalina 37s. Visit the link above for more information about viewing locations and regatta-related activities.

2014 WOW-WAH Regatta Results

“305,” a Martin 242 skippered by Barbara Duker (CYC) took first place WOW honors

It was a great weekend of sailing on August 23rd and 24th. The racing was close and spirited and the post-race festivities included raffle prizes, great food, and trophies. Read all about it here!