A Day at the Beach — Hear it first-hand from LA County Lifeguards At our October 8 meeting, LA County Lifeguards will share stories of working on the beaches and in the boats along our coast. We will learn what it’s like to patrol our waters and what kinds of emergencies they respond to. In(…)
“Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State’s largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. [Use the preceding link to get the information you need to participate in or sponsor this event!] In 2012, over 65,000 volunteers removed almost 770,000 pounds(…)
“Neon Flying Fish and Moon Rainbows” On September 10, our speakers will be Transpac participant Maverick’s crewmembers, John Staff and Michelle Shanks, who will take some of the mystery out of offshore racing. They will address boat preparation, navigation, sail trim, what to wear, key personal gear, sleeping, and provisioning/cooking, while telling the story of(…)
On August 13th, we’ll hear about the rich history and tradition of the largest women’s sailing event on Santa Monica Bay — the Women on the Water / Women at the Helm Regatta. For example, did you know that the Robert Wilson Silver Loving Cup Perpetual Trophy has been presented to the winner of Woman(…)
On June 11, come hear Allie Blecher of the US Sailing team. Allie learned to sail at CYC when she was only 8 and started racing at age 11. She won her first Sabot nationals at 12 and went on to the CFJ 420 and Laser Radial classes. She ended her junior sailing career with(…)
Elisabeth has been sailing since she was a kid. She has owned and raced Stars on both coasts and done several Transatlantic passages and is looking forward to sailing with the “gals” of Santa Monica Bay.
On May 14, come hear from our “local live-aboards.” Bari Belcher, Christine Perakis, Sue Purcell, and Simone Shocklee share their stories about how it is to live on their boats year round. They will discuss how they chose their boat, the pros and cons of summer and winter seasons, and what it takes to maintain(…)