Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Memorial For George Wilson

As many of you may already know, George Wilson, long time member and Staff Commodore of Seal Beach Yacht Club passed away on September 12th.

George's memorial is set for Sunday November 4, 2012.  The burial at sea will be at 10:30AM followed by a memorial at the Seal Beach Yacht Club located at 255 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803.

As soon as we have additional information we will pass it on, but in the meantime will you please get the announcement of his memorial out to the various SCYA, ASPBYC and YRU member clubs to share with their members.

Sincerest regards,

Jim Hanna, Commodore
Seal Beach Yacht Club

Monday, September 17, 2012

San Pedro Bay Cup Regatta

Hosted by Cabrillo Beach Yacht Cup
And the
Association of San Pedro Bay Yacht Clubs
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Also available on the races tab!

You must enter by 9/30/2012

Monday, June 11, 2012


A note from Anita Cole at PHRF of Southern California

In order to encourage our members to get out and race this year PHRF Southern California would like to offer a FREE 2013 membership to any current member who will send us proof that they have participated in 7 PHRF regattas this year.

For more details contact Anita Cole.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

In Memoriam

ASPBYC is sad to announce the passing of Shoreline Yacht Club's Vice Commodore Phil Patterson.  There will be a memorial service at Shoreline Yacht Club in the near future.  Contact the club for more details.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

2012 Walt Elliott Challenge

The Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club is proud to announce that it has accepted the challenge by the Long Beach Yacht Club for the Walt Elliott Trophy.
The challenge will be sailed in Cal 25’s, under class rules for boat qualification purposes, on May 12, 2012 in the water off of Los Angeles harbor.  
All member clubs of the Association of San Pedro Bay Yachts Clubs are invited to participate in the event. We are looking forward to an exciting and competitive event.

The entries will close on May 2, 2012. The entry card shall be filed with the CBYC race


Long Beach Yacht Club will be holding workshops reviewing The Racing Rules of Sailing for beginning to advanced sailors, judges and potential judges.  The workshops will be held at LBYC every other Tuesday night at 7pm, starting TONIGHT!  The costs is free and you need not be a member to attend.

To sign-up for any of these workshops simply contact the LBYC front desk, in person, or call (562) 598-9401. You can also contact Lynn Lindquist-Myers at (714) 871-4888 or email her.  


  • March 6 - The Basic Principles, Part 1, Rules 1-5. Primarily safety issues and fair sailing.
  • March 20 - Part 2, Section A Right of Way;  Rules 10-13.  How does a boat acquire right of way, what are limits and what can you do?  Also included   Rules 21-23, when right of way rules are not in effect.
  • April 3 - Part 2, Section B, General Limitations; Rules 14-17.  This continues right of way discussions on changing course, proper course, and definition of the word “Damage”.
  • April 17 -  Part 2 Section C, At Marks and Obstructions; Rules 18-20. Sailors, especially navigators, will review situations to clarify these rules and terms including zone, mark room, inside or outside.
  • May 8 - Part 3, Conduct of a Race, Rules 25-36.  Many items aside from starting the race including discussions of  I flag and  Black  flag, changing the race course, when can you abandon or postpone the race, how to finish when the mark is missing, and on which side must you leave the mark when rounding or finishing.
  • May 22 - Part 4, Other Requirements When Racing; Rules 40-55.  Discussion of Rule 42 sculling, ooching, rocking and pumping, outside help, use of propulsion before and during a race, penalties and flags.
  • June 5 - Part 5, Protests, Redress, Hearings, Misconduct and Appeals; Rules 60-71 and Appendix F.  Protests can have more favorable outcomes with complete procedure knowledge, how to present and how to appeal or how the protest should be run. Can you protest the Race Committee?
  • June 19 - Part 6, Entry and Qualification, Part 7, Race organization; rules 75-91,  and  Appendix  A, Scoring  Discussion of excluding boats, changing  Racing Rules, class rules and review of two scoring systems.  A final question and answer session covering all rules and questions are invited.

To sign-up for any of these workshops simply contact the LBYC front desk, in person, or call (562) 598-9401. You can also contact Lynn Lindquist-Myers at (714) 871-4888 or email her.  

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Race Mark Added

It's official!  The R "2" Buoy near Pier J has been designated as mark #27, for those times when the wind is out of the west.  You will find it at 33 44.48 N 118 10.62 W.  Be sure to update your club's charts!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Basic Weather and Forecasting Seminar 4/17/2012


Basic Weather and Forecasting Seminar
Boating is fun... We’ll show you how!®
At Shoreline Yacht Club on April 17, 2012, 7:00 until 9:15 PM
For details
Contact Marion Seaman at 310-632-4748 or via email

Costs will be $10.00 for attendance.  Purchase Seminar Materials for $20.00 donation.
Come to the Yacht Club early and purchase your Taco Tuesday Dinner at 6:00 PM before the Seminar.

9-week Seamanship Course beginning 3/14/12

ShorelineYacht Club and Alamitos Sail and Power Squadron are presenting  a  9-week  SEAMANSHIP course beginning Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The yacht club is located at 386 Shoreline Drive South, Long Beach, CA 90802.

This Seamanship course is a natural next step in building confidence for safe and enjoyable boating on the water. It extends your knowledge and skills in handling and maneuvering a vessel either power or sail. This course provides a better understanding of how boats behave under various conditions, including close quarters and open water operations. Knowledge and skills are increased in the areas of anchoring, emergencies, rules of the road and marlinspike/basic knots.
An  on-the-water  component, at date and time to be arranged, enhances the learning experience.

Fee at the door is $95.00.

To reserve your place in this class, send your check or money order payable to:
Shoreline Yacht Club
Attention Marion Seaman
386 Shoreline Drive South
Long Beach, CA 90802.

For additional information contact Marion Seaman at 310-632-4748 or email

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Website Launched!

The new website has officially been launched!  Here's a brief summary of some of the new features:
  • New web address -
  • View it from your smart phone!
  • New race calendar using Google Calendar
  • New form for reporting a problem with a race mark
  • More new features and improvements are in the works!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Save the California Department of Boating & Waterways

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed to eliminate the Department of Boating & Waterways (Cal Boating) and transfer its functions to the Department of Parks and Recreation -- putting an end to a self-supporting, independent agency that has a 54-year successful track record of enhancing boating access, boating facilities, boating law enforcement and boating education statewide.

“The Department of Boating and Waterways is critical to the future of boating in California,” explained the California Yacht Brokers Association in a recent statement. “It funds launch ramp construction, loans for marina construction, construction of boating safety centers, boating safety and law enforcement programs, abandoned vessel removal, public outreach programs and even weed control in boating areas."

The boater advocacy group Recreational Boaters of California has issued a “Call to Arms” for all boaters statewide to write the governor and California legislators, urging them to support Cal Boating and oppose any plan to eliminate this important agency.

To contact Gov. Brown via email, visit insert your comments in the boxes provide

To contact your California Senate representative, visit At the bottom of the home page is a link labeled “Find My Senator,” where you can search based on your home address.

To contact your California Assembly representative, visit At the bottom of the home page is a link labeled “Find my Representative,” where you can search based on your home address.

Make YOUR voice heard by sending an email NOW, to ensure that the governor and California legislators act to represent the needs and wants of boaters. Use this letter as a starting point for your own composition, or simply “cut and paste” it into your own separate emails to your state senator, your state assembly representative and the governor. Remember to include your full name, address and city of residency at the end of the email.


Dear _____________<Your Legislator's Name>

I am writing to express my strong opposition to Gov. Brown’s recent proposal to eliminate the Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating). Here are just a few reasons why:

1. Cal Boating is completely self-funded by boaters’ dollars. Cal Boating does not rely on the state’s General Fund to pay for its many crucial construction projects, programs, staff or operating expenses. Eliminating the department would not help with the state’s financial problems.

2. Cal Boating’s efforts are dedicated to promoting boating, and are critical to ensuring the future economic health of California. Recreational boating is an economic powerhouse, contributing approximately $16.5 billion to the gross state product, which represents about 1.2 percent of the state’s economy, and generates about $1.6 billion in state and local taxes. There are more than 8,500 recreational boating-related businesses. Recreational boating also creates more than 284,000 direct and indirect jobs. 

3. Cal Boating is the primary funding source for boating infrastructure construction. Each year, Cal Boating provides millions of dollars in the form of grants and loans for private enterprises and public agencies for boating infrastructure projects. Without the availability of these grants and loans, boating infrastructure improvements and repairs would be severely hampered, along with the much-needed jobs these projects create. 

4. Cal Boating’s loans for boating projects are consistently paid back with interest. These loans generate approximately $20 million dollars in revenue each year for Cal Boating, through the repayment of principal and interest. Cal Boating actually makes money for the state. 

5. Cal Boating safety programs save lives. Cal Boating has an aggressive safety outreach program, including direct financial support for law enforcement in high-boating traffic areas, that is critical to saving lives on the water. 

In short, the Department of Boating and Waterways does an excellent job that has many direct and indirect financial and other benefits to the state -- all without one penny of support required from the General Fund. 

A decision to eliminate the department would have a serious adverse affect on California’s economy and the safe enjoyment of boating statewide. Please keep boating strong by saving the California Department of Boating and Waterways. 


 ___________________<My Name> 
 ___________________<My Address> 
 ___________________<My City>

Friday, January 27, 2012

New website feature! Report a problem with a mark

If you see a problem with a mark, now you can do something about it!  Head over to the Race Marks page and you'll find a new link to our form.  This will help us keep the marks ship shape for everyone this season!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Installation of 2012 Officers

The ASPBYC Installment Dinner is tonight!  Welcome to our new flag officers!

Commodore David Robertson (LBYC)
Vice Commodore Warren Wolfe (SYC)
Rear Commodore John Mrazik (SLBYC)
Secretary/Treasurer Michael Stuart (LBYC)
Junior Staff Commodore Bernie Askew (CBYC)