Congratulations to member Eric Korbas for winning "Best Overall" at PICYA's 2021 Opening Day on the Bay! It was a tremendous effort by Eric and other volunteers to decorate, sail and party Eric's boat Amanda to victory, and in wet and challenging conditions, at that.
For yet another consecutive year, PICYA's Ward Cleveland Memorial Trophy is in our possession, thanks to our volunteers. Well done Eric and team!
In case you missed it, here is our video of Amanda's victory lap on the San Francisco cityfront:
Experience the spectacular California Delta in this special seminar hosted by Kira Maixner (Modern Sailing School), Island Yacht Club and featuring special guests Peninsula Yacht Club's Delta Outpost.
During this 40 minute webinar, find out how you can discover and enjoy the Delta's 1,000+ miles of waterway while under sail or power--including places to eat, stay and play.
IYC Members: Receive a $5 discount on each class by using our "members only" coupon code at checkout. Learn more.
About Michelle Diaz
Michelle is a multi-lingual San Francisco Bay Area based nurse and mariner. When on land, she works in a local Intensive Care Unit as Critical Care Registered Nurse licensed through the California Board of Nursing and additionally credentialed as CCRN through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. At sea, she holds a US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential as Master 50 Gross Registered Tons Near Coastal with Auxiliary Sail and Towing Endorsements. She has close to 15,000NM of experience including ocean deliveries and racing. She is also an American Sailing Association certified sailing instructor through the first 5 levels of sailing instruction (101 103 104 105 118) providing ASA instruction at an award-winning school in Sausalito and is also available for private lessons, charter captaining and marine consultation worldwide.
Michelle currently owns two boats in the San Francisco Bay Area, a 1981 Sparkman & Stephens Catalina 38 which she personally restored over a three-year period. She now owns her second Ranger 23, in which she is also undertaking a complete restoration. She is an active participant in the SF Bay yacht racing circuit and is currently one of the bowmen on a highly competitive and award-winning Santa Cruz 50.
We have some beautiful photos and video from Saturday's Sadie Hawkins race. You can check out albums from: Eric Korbas & Maribel Torres, Julie Blaustein and Slackwater SF. William Pryor did a fantastic job with the drone footage above. Commodore Melissa has a great write-up in her IYC Spring letter.
Thank you to our volunteers for your great coverage--and well done to all our Sadies and supporters!
Our Sadie Hawkins Awards Ceremony & IYC Zoom Meetup is this Monday, May 3 at 7pm PT - all welcome!
And the winners are...
01 - Spinnaker
02 - Non-Spinnaker
03 - Size Matters
Fleet results are here. Also, if you missed our Alameda Estuary "Race to Win" tactics class, you can watch it here.
Next meetup: June 4.
Bring your favorite cocktail, your first mate and your pets - it's our monthly Zoom Meetup!
Join our monthly gathering on the first Monday of the month, to: