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California Maritime Academy will hold a US SAILING/POWERBOATING Instructor Course on Jan 19-21.  If you are interested.
Please sign up at

January 8, 2013   No Comments

Women’s Sailing Convention

February 2nd – Cruise Leader – Lynette Breed
SCYA Women’s Sailing Convention – Head to Southern California for a weekend of fun and information about sailing.
You need to make reservations for the conference on-line.  (First Come, First Served basis.  This sells out early!)
Our group will fly down on Friday afternoon on Southwest Airlines from SFO and will be staying at the Ramada in Costa Mesa.
Contact Lynette at (415) 265-6913 for more details.

December 22, 2012   No Comments

US Sailing Releases Full Report on Farallones Race Tragedy

A US Sailing independent review panel has released the report on its investigation of the sailing accident that occurred on April 14, 2012 during the Full Crew Farallones Race out of San Francisco, Calif. The accident resulted in the deaths of five sailors from the sailboat, Low Speed Chase.

Click this link to see the August 6, 2012   Press Release

Or click here to Read the US Sailing Report on the 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race.  This is an 89 page report with some very good observations and interesting recommendations.

August 10, 2012   No Comments

US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Treasure Island YC will host a US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar from 0800 to 1800.

Topics covered include: RC objectives, RC Responsibilities, sailing instructions, RC jobs, RC equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing and scoring.  The changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009- 2012 that affect race management will be discussed.

The principal instructor is Jeff Zarwell.  He will be assisted by John Siegel

The seminar fee is $40 for US Sailing members; $85 for non-members.

Click here for more details and the registration form.

March 23, 2012   No Comments

Safe Powerboat Handling for America’s Cup Course Marshals

Safe Powerboat Handling for America’s Cup Course Marshals 

Feb 11-12 8a-5p or Feb 18-19 8a-5p.

This is a course for people wanting to volunteer as a course ambassador for the upcoming America’s Cup races. Safe powerboat handling skills will be covered along with communications, marine mammal distress training & AC 34 course ambassador training. Taught by US Sailing certified Power Boat Instructors @ California Maritime Academy.

ACRM Marshal Training February 2012


$50 /per person (discount for bringing a powerboat, contact instructor 707-654-1257)

February 1, 2012   No Comments

Women’s Sailing Convention

TIYC Women are planning to travel to southern California for the
23rd Annual Women’s Sailing Convention which will be held on February 4, 2012 at the Bahia Corinthin Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California 

Dana Lozano, Sara Chenette andLynette Breed with Vicky

Contact Lynette Breed ( if you would like more information about the convention or details of the TIYC Women’s trip.

January 29, 2012   No Comments

Race Management Seminar

US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar

Saturday, February 11, 2012

This seminar is sponsored by the US Sailing Race Management Committee. It is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are also welcome. It will be held at the Encinal Yacht Club.

The seminar will begin at 0745 and end at 1730.

The topics covered include: RC objectives, RC responsibilities, sailing instructions, RC jobs, RC equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing, and scoring.

 For more details see the attached flyer.

RaceMgmtSeminar2-11-12 (PDF)

January 28, 2012   No Comments

TIYC Speaker Series

“One World, Twice Around”
Saturday, 1/28 @ 7:00 PM

Captain Nancy Erley shares the adventures of her all women crews aboard her beloved Orca 38 Tethys on two 5-year circumnavigations of the world.  65 different women learners participated in the profoundness of crossing a big ocean in a small boat.   This is the first talk in a series. 

Come early for our Chowder Cook-off @ 5:00 PM

January 24, 2012   No Comments

Offshore Sailing Information

In 2011 TIYC is planning to have a Blue Water Cruise to Pillar Point Harbor and Half Moon Bay. To get ready we are assembling information that Blue Water Cruisers may find helpful and will go along with training sessions that will be offered at TIYC prior to departing.

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations – Appendix C Standard Inspection Card

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations – Appendix D Man Overboard – Quick Stop and the Life Sling

December 22, 2010   No Comments

Southern California Women’s Sailing Convention – February 5th, 2011

The 2011 SCYA Women’s Sailing Convention will be held on Saturday, February 5th at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach. Lynette Breed will be leading a group from TIYC. We will be flying down on Friday afternoon, stay at the Ramada Ltd & Suites in Costa Mesa ($79.00 per night for 2 queen beds) and fly back Sunday morning.

The conference is limited to 300 people this 22nd year (imagine that?), so you’ll want to register ASAP to get the workshops you want. The Convention has 30 workshops this year, an outstanding group of instructors, very interesting speaker and fabulous raffle gifts!

Click the following links to view the: 2011 Brochure and 2011 Registration

Print out your registration form, fill out and sign the Registration and Merchandise Order Form CAREFULLY. Mail it with your check payable to SCYA Women’s Sailing Convention to:
Gail Hine
23414 Mt. Ashland Ct, Murrieta, CA 92562

Please call Lynette at 415-265-6913 or send her an e-mail: if you would like to go as part of our group.
Deadline: Block hotel reservations need to be made by January 5, 2011.

December 21, 2010   2 Comments