Thursday, November 14, 2013

2014 Calendar

The 2014 Race Calendar has been posted under the appropriate tab.

Opening Days for the member clubs are also shown on the calendar.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Turkey Trot Regatta 11/17/2013

Turkey Trot Regatta NOR and Electronic Entry are available online!  See the links below!  Hope to see you on the water!

Monday, September 23, 2013

San Pedro Bay Cup 2013 NOR Online!

Hosted by Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
and the
Association of San Pedro Bay Yacht Clubs
October 6, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

27th annual Yacht Clubs of Long Beach Charity Regatta

The 27th annual Yacht Clubs of Long Beach Charity Regatta benefiting The Children's Clinic of Long Beach is September 22, 2013.  Click on the logo to see the NOR.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Racing for Kids and Transpac sailors

Racing For Kids is a national children's charity that uses racing to raise public attention and funding for the health care needs of children.  Over the past 24 years Racing For Kids has brought celebrity racers to visit more than 25,000 children in more than 500 hospital visits across the US and in Canada, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. They have raised more than $5.5 million for the child health institutions they have visited.

In 2009 we sponsored a visit of Transpac sailors to Miller Memorial Hospital in Long Beach   The young sailors who had starred in the film, Morning Light, met with sick kids, brought them our Racing For Kids hats and generally brightened their day with stories of their Pacific Ocean adventure.

This year Racing for Kids are again sponsoring a visit to Miller Memorial with the crew from Bretwalda 3.  The visit is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

West Coast Yacht Club Single Handed Race

The annual WCYC Single Handed Race is coming up fast!

Click the links below for more info!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Free Aquatic Invasive Species Seminars

The California Department of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission's Boating Clean & Green Program, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of California ANR/Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant Extension Program invite you to participate in our FREE Invasive Aquatic Species (AIS) Prevention Workshop.

Boaters; fishermen; state and local officials; and marina, port and yacht club operators and the general public.

AIS, like Quagga and zebra mussels, pose a serious threat to water delivery systems, hydroelectric facilities, agriculture, recreational boating and fishing and the ecosystem. Recreational vessels are one of the transporters of these species into uninfested waterways. Therefore, it is important for boaters and boating facility operators to learn how to inspect watercraft and fishing gear to prevent the spread of invasive species into California’s waterways.

  • Protect the quality of recreation and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Identify saltwater and freshwater AIS, including Quagga and zebra mussels.
  • Understand their economic costs and operational impacts.
  • Learn how watercraft and fishing gear inspections can reduce the spread of AIS.


Marina Del Rey
Date:                     Thursday, June 13 (Register by June 10)
Time:                    8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location:             Marina Venice Yacht Club
                        (located in the Marina City Club, West Tower G-2 level:
                        4333 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292)
Parking:               Free parking available at the facility
Lunch:                   Purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or bring your own lunch

You must register to attend For registration please contact Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or email

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Walt Elliott Challenge Report

The weather for the umpteenth running (no one is really sure of the exact number) of the Walt Elliott Challenge couldn't have been better. Starting off with a nice steady 8 to 9 knot breeze from the South and building to 16s and 17s from the South West as the day progressed. making for a great series of windward leeward races.  This years Defending club, Long Beach YC, accepted Huntington Harbor YC's challenge in Cal 25.

Five of the ASPBYC member clubs were represented today. Cabrillo Beach YC's Calamazoo skippered by CBYC'S V.C. Scott Holcomb, Alamitos Bay's lquana skippered by Dennis Diem. Seal Beach's Tiberon helmed by owner Rick Sotile, Huntington Harbor's entry Discovery captained by Jeff Silver and, of course, the defending Club Long Beach YC's entry was One Time driven by Art Melendes.  The first race of the day saw a cautious start by all boats. No need for an over early flag on today's two-lap opener. Calamazoo was leading at the first leeward mark rounding, but it would be Huntington Harbor's Discovery that came from the back of the pack to take the gun in the first race.

The second race of the day, set for three laps, saw winds gusting to twelve. Tiberon was out front early with a great start, but it was Calamazoo ahead once more at the leeward mark, closely followed by One Time and lquana. Iguana managing to fly their spinnaker in this second race. They lost a halyard In race one, forcing them into a wing on wing configuration for their downwind legs. The second leeward rounding had
Calamazoo still leading with One Time close on thier stern. These two now having a 10 to 12 boat lead on the rest of the Fleet going into the third lap. After a great battle of the gybes on the last down wind leg, it was Calamazoo getting the checkered flag, One Time in a close-as-hell second. The fun wasn't over. The race committee was treated to a very exciting fight for third, see the picture of Iguana, Discovery and Tiberon neck and neck and neck, fighting for a third place finish.

The third and final race was a grueling four lap race. The fleet had a very lively start with winds gusting to 18 knots. The unexpected wind, combined with some very aggressive driving, caused the general recall flag to fly.  The second start of the the third race was picture perfect with entire fleet hitting the line within 5 seconds of the gun. With an extra lap but a slightly shortened lap length, the foredeck guys really got a work out. Their bowman showing with not a single round-up or ugly douse to be had, even in these gusty conditions.  The heavy air seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for Skipper Art Melendres
of One Time. He got out front early and never looked back, leading the pack on every lap and finishing a whopping 94 seconds ahead of second place Calamazoo.

The final results are:
Calamazoo with a 3,1 ,2=6
One Time with a 4,2,1 =7
Discovery with a 1 ,5,3=9
Tiberon with a 2,3,5= 1 0
Iguana with a 5,4,4= 1 3

Kudos to LBYC's P.R.O. Don Warner and his crack race committee of Janet Warner, Mary
Beth lves, Michael Stuart and Grease Monkey Bob Curley for running a flawless event.  Special thanks to CBYC Vice Commodorable Kristy Holcomb for doing the photographer duties.

See you on the water,
Warren Wolfe

Friday, April 19, 2013

2013 Walt Elliot Harbor Challenge Regatta

The Long Beach Yacht Club is pleased to announce that it has received and accepted a challenge by the Huntington Harbor Yacht Club for the 2013 Walt Elliot Harbor Challenge regatta.
The regatta will be held in Long Beach Harbor on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Cal 25 class boats.
All entries will be made through Long Beach Yacht Club and will close at 1800hrs on Thursday, May 9, 2013. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Invitation to Challengers

Long Beach Yacht Club is offering invitations to challengers for the Walt Elliot Harbor Challenge Trophy from all member clubs of the Association of San Pedro Bay Yacht Clubs.
The date of the Walt Elliot Harbor Challenge Regatta is May 11, 2013. The regatta will consist of three (3) races to be run in Long Beach Harbor. All races will count towards a boat’s total scores. The Notice of Race will be posted upon receipt of a challenge from an ASPBYC-member club.
Each challenger must state in writing, signed by a flag officer of their club, the class of boats to be sailed or the handicap rule under which each yacht must be rated. If a handicap rule is used, a rating must be established so that each challenging and defending yacht does not have a rating more than five (5) percent higher or lower.
The skipper of record and helmsman shall be a member in good standing of the challenging yacht club he represents. Each boat shall fly its club burgee from their backstay. Participating clubs shall also provide one person to serve on the protest committee.
LBYC is pleased to host this regatta and welcomes all challenging ASPBYC-member clubs.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

2013 Officers Installed

Officers of ASPBYC receiving their flags at the installment dinner at Shoreline Yacht Club on January 24, 2013.

Commodore Warren Wolfe (SYC)
Vice Commodore John Mrazik (SlBYC)
Rear Commodore Michael Stuart (LBYC)
Secretary/Treasurer Stephen Ashley (SYC)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Franklin D. Ross posthumously awarded Yachstman of the Year 2012

Franklin D. Ross was posthumously awarded ASPBYC's Yachtsman Of The Year 2012.  The award was accepted by his wife, Dee.