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Women’s Sailing Seminar – 9/20-21/2014

Island Yacht Club will again host the Women’s Sailing Seminar in the Bay Area.

2014 WSS pink save the date

September 19, 2014   No Comments

Delta Trip Stops. 9/12 – 9/22

Will Smith is looking for RSVPs for some of our stops during the Delta Trip this year.

Friday, 9/12 dinner somewhere in downtown Martinez (short walk from marina)

Saturday, 9/13 dinner at Sportsman’s Yacht Club (Antioch)? $15 taco bar

Sunday, 9/14 dinner at Outrigger Marina (Sherman Island) $15+ drinks

if by boat: will you be leaving your boat at Outrigger? $10/night – very secure!

Friday, 9/19 will you join us for dinner at the bar at Windmill Cove (on deep water channel) $15+ drinks (live band


Saturday, 9/20 – will you attend the potluck on the lawn at Tiki Lagun?

Monday 9/22 – It’s the Autumnal Equinox – let’s go sailing!! Many of us will hang out all week at Tiki Lagun $10/night

Friday, 9/22 – we’re sailing back to the bay to arrive in time for the 3YC cruise in – can you offer boat or car rides?



September 14, 2014   No Comments

Westpoint Regatta Photos – July 5, 2014

Click the following link to view photos of the Start of the Westpoint Regatta.

Follow the next link to see what people at Pressure-Drop had to say about this event and see more photos taken during the race.

July 16, 2014   No Comments

2014 InterClub Race Series – #4 July 12th

Registrations for the 2014 InterClub Race Series are now open and can be completed online at:

The Notice Of Race (NOR) can be downloaded for easy printing by clicking the following link:
IC2014_Notice Of Race (PDF)

The races are on April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13.

This is a good deal all around, members have access to a 6 race regatta for $50.00 covering the main, south bays, and the estuary with spinnaker, non-spinnaker, multihull and one design fleets.  There will be one or more wearable trophies (Ask to see Rich Holden’s jacket for an example) depending on the number of boats in the fleet.

Click here for the Sailing Instructions:  InterClub 2014 Sailing Instructions (IC_T00862190si) (PDF)

Notice with Fleet Assignments:  Supplemental Notice (IC_T00862190nt) (PDF)

June 29, 2014   No Comments

July 4th Chili Cookoff & Westpoint Marina Regatta

Click the following link to view photos of the Start of the Westpoint Regatta.

This year the Fourth of July is on a Friday and the following day TIYC will again provide the Race Committee for the start of the Westpoint Marina Regatta (from Treasure Island to the Port of Redwood City).  What is different is that the Westpoint Marina Regatta is now part of the YRA Party Circuit racing and a big turnout is expected.

July 4th
Club Opens at 12:00PM
Happy hour 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Chili Contest with Barbeque – 6 P.M.
City of SF Fireworks – about 9 P.M.

Click here for the Fourth of July Chili Cookoff flyer:
2014-July_4th_poster  (PDF)

 July 5th
Continental Breakfast  – 9 A.M
Race Start – 11:00 A.M

For details on the Westpoint Marina Regatta on July 5th and the fun continuing into the evening with an escape to “Sequoia Island” in Redwood City, see the attached flyer:
2014 Westpoint Marina Regatta (PDF)
Regatta Registration is via Jibeset at
Additional information about the SYC “Island Time” festivities can be found at and
SYC-Island Time 7-5-2014

June 29, 2014   No Comments

2014 Opening Day On The Bay – UPDATE


I’ve waited to see if the forecast might improve, and it’s a bit better, but not good enough. While others may be out there, we won’t be. Rain and winds of 22 gusting 30 is not a recipe for a good time…and a low tide at 5pm when we return to the cove sealed the deal.


For reasons of weather and low participation, the TIYC Opening Day on the Bay cruise is hereby cancelled.


Sunday is a good day to stay home and watch sailing channel.


We’ll try again soon.

Will Smith

Opening Day is less than a week away (Sunday, April 27, 2014).

Instead of doing the parade, we will participate in the blessing of the fleet in racoon straight (Corinthian YC) then cruise over to Sausalito to enjoy the afternoon wandering downtown.

9:30 Meet at the club
10:30 cruise to CYC (Raccoon Straight)
See the chart PICYA-fleet_bless_chart
See the CYC Flyer for the weekend here
Opening Day on the Bay Weekend _ Corinthian Yacht Club
11:00 – 12:30 Blessing of the Fleet (pass by the USS Potomac)
Noon high tide +5.4
12:00 Sausalito
3:30 head home
5:15 low tide +1.1

Should be a cool and refreshing day after several days of rain.

Bringing your boat? Please check in with me. 510-589-7410

Bill Smith

April 26, 2014   No Comments

13th Women’s Sailing Conference, 6/7/2014

The Women’s Sailing Foundation will host the 13th Women’s Sailing Conference – June 7, 2014 – at the Corinthian YC in Marblehead, MA

Registration for the 13th Women’s Sailing Conference is open!
Click here to get all the information and register or click for  Registration Form Only

April 26, 2014   1 Comment

Proposed Barrier in False River

Protecting Water Supplies and Delta Water Quality with Emergency Drought Barriers

The California Department of Water Resources is planning to completely block False River (the short cut around Frank’s Tract) in the delta with a “temporary” emergency drought barrier to limit salt water intrusion by May 1, 2014.

For more details see their drought barrier fact sheet by following the link below:

March 20, 2014   No Comments

America’s Cup 2013 – Greatest Comeback

The Wall Street Journal has an interactive article on the America’s Cup 2013 Comeback that is worth reading

America’s Cup 2013: How Oracle Team USA Launched the Greatest Comeback in Sailing History – :

March 16, 2014   No Comments

25th Women’s Sailing Convention, 2/1/2014

Attention TIYC Women.. Save the dates… Weekend of February 1, 2014 for a great women’s sailing convention…
The 25th anniversary of WSC will be a special event. Don’t miss it.



January 31, 2014   No Comments