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