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The Fate of the Wooden Boat - Ocean Conservation Society

The Fate of the Wooden Boat - Ocean Conservation Society

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If you have any coming events youwould like published, email:marinermagazine@earthlink.netMarch 22Les Storrs RegattaOpen to PHRF and One-Design Boats, thiswindward/leeward event will consist of threeraces on only one day this year (to celebrateEaster and boat washing on Sunday). Race #2on Saturday, March 22 is an ASMBYC Hi-Point Series Race and there is complimentaryhospitality at SCCYC for Racers. For moreinformation, Race Chair Bruce Fleck (310) 869-9187 or www.sccyc.org.March 26ASMBYC Racers ForumLocation: California Yacht Club. This is anopportunity for sailboat racers and crew to givedirect input to our member yacht clubs. Shareideas on how we can make our sport grow andbe more fun. There will be a panel discussion,followed by your feedback and suggestionson these topics: Making Racing More Fun,Inter-Harbor Racing, Impediments To Racing,Fleet Building and Technology. Questions?Please contact ASMBYC V/C Gary Green atgarygreen@ca.rr.com or visit www.asmbyc.org.March 29Clean Green Boater Education DayDockwalker EventMeet at Santa Monica Windjammers YachtClub for an educational presentation on clean/green boating practices – Free Starbucks coffee,Noah’s Bagels, fresh squeezed from Juice it Upand lunch. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Vivian Matuk,Director of the CA Coastal Comm. and GraceLee, Boater Education Program CoordinatorSanta Monica Bay Restoration Foundation willeducate on environmental responsibilities forhelping to clean up our marina. Teams of twoor three will go to locations around the marinato meet and greet boaters, give them a niceorganically made tote bag, oil sponge, clean/green boater information, etc. in exchange fortaking a two minute survey that the CoastalComm. needs to determine where it shouldspend the limited resources next year to educateboaters about clean/green boating practices. It’sa win win deal for us as responsible boaters. Formore info call (310) 827-7692March 30Annual Rubber Ducky DerbyCatalina Island’s annual fundraising event tosupport the local children’s theatre company“Kids At Play” The derby begins at noon onSouth Beach. For more info contact Kids at Playat (310) 510-0288.March 31How to Read A Nautical Chart &GPS ClassU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Santa Monicapresents this class for understanding latitude andlongitude, chart characters and symbols, plottinga fix, determining direction and distance, Usingthe many levels of buttons and screens on yourGPS, access the menus to store and retrieve data,how to perform basic navigation with a GPSunit, setting waypoints, establishing routes andstaying on course, Relating the GPS to papercharts. $80 fee for Books, Chart & Certificate.Contact for more info. Ray Pages (310) 890-2099 ray.j.pages@uscg-aux.us. Classes are at7pm for 6 weeks at California Yacht Club - 4469Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292.April 54th Annual SCCYC/Fleet 2 Lido 14InvitationalOpen to Lido 14s, Capris and Lasers. This OneDesign dinghy regatta hosted by South CoastCorinthian Yacht Club will take place in themain channel by the UCLA MAC. Five racesand complimentary hospitality at SCCYC forracers. Lidos from all over So Cal are expected.For more information go to www.sccyc.org orcontact Regatta Chair Kelly Cantley at (310)394-1960 or fleetcaptain@sccyc.org.April 5 & 62008 Marina Del Rey Halibut DerbyThis year will be the 34th year of the MDRHalibut Derby derby and they’re pulling outall the stops. One skilled or lucky angler couldwalk away with three gigantic prizes as well asa load of cash. Please visit www.halibutderby.com for more details or call Stan Zisser at (310)306-9781.April 9Sunset Series Racing SeminarGuest speakers will be well known SouthernCalifornia sailors Mike Leneman and Art Engel.You will learn everything you need to know torace in the Sunset Series held every Wednesdaynight all summer long. If you own a boat andwould like to race or you think you would liketo crew on a boat this summer, please join us.It’s Free! 7:00 pm at California Yacht Club4469 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, Ca 90292(310) 823-4567. For more info contact: DeniseGeorge (310) 645-0196.April 12Be A Parrot Head For a Day!Like surf music, cheeseburgers and beer? Youare our kind of people! Put on that grass skirt andcoconut bra and come “Party with a Purpose”.The LA Parrot Head Club’s “PHlocking” 1 - 5PM at The Burbank Bar and Grill, 112 NorthSan Fernando Blvd., Burbank, 91502 - (818)848-9611. No Charge. A great, cheap afternoonvacation to Margaritaville. Learn more about usat: www.LAPHC.com.April 1213th Annual Conservancy BallHosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy, thisyear’s theme is “Earth, Wind and Fire.” The blacktie event is held in the Avalon Casino Ballroomand includes dinner, big band dancing and liveand silent auctions. This annual event is a funway to support the Catalina Island Conservancy.For more info visit www.catalinaconservancy.org.April 19Earth Day on CatalinaExplore the natural side of Catalina Islandand enjoy organic food, green living displaysand demonstrations, family activities and livemusic. Free entry into the Wrigley Memorialand Botanical Garden! Catalina IslandConservancy Education Dept (310) 510-0954,www.catalinaconservancy.org.April 25The 2008 Newport to EnsenadaInternational Yacht RaceThe world’s largest international yacht race willbegin its 61st run on Friday, April 25, 2008 at12:00 noon (PDT) in Newport Beach, Californiaand finish with an awards ceremony on Sunday,April 27 in Ensenada, Mexico. Go to www.nosa.org for more info.OngoingSailing Singles of SouthernCaliforniaSailing Singles of Southern California is aSailing Club Centered in Marina del Rey butopen to all Sailing Enthusiasts from the GreaterLos Angeles area. We meet twice monthly, at7 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of eachmonth at the Marina Venice Yacht Club, 4333Admiralty Way located at the Marina City ClubWest Tower in Marina del Rey. There is a $10meeting donation per person that includes a lightdinner. Drinks are available at a full bar at veryreasonable prices. Club members will meet andsocialize with sailboat owners and can arrangefor weekend or mid-week sails in Santa MonicaBay. After sailing, club members can enjoy wine& cheese parties of full dinners on member’sboats. Catalina Island trips and special events4 The Mariner - Issue 62 2008

are also planned. For information: (310) 822-0893 or Email: sailingsingles@iwlink.com.Marina Single Sailing ClubSince 1981 MSSC has brought together skippersand crew in a friendly social environment fordaysails in Santa Monica Bay and cruises toCatalina and other destinations. We meet onthe 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month on thepatio at Burton Chace Park under the Clubbanner. Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. with a freeContinental breakfast and socializing. We holda brief business meeting and then head out foran afternoon of sailing on the Bay after whichwe gather at a member’s dock for wine, snacksand more socializing. Visitors are welcomeand may attend two meetings free. No priorsailing experience is necessary. Married peoplewelcome! For more info call (310) 226-8000 orvisit www.marinasinglesailors.orgSingle Mariners MeetingSocial meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the 1st and3rd Thursday of each month at Pacific MarinersYacht Club on 13915 Panay Way in Marina delRey. Meeting donation is $7.00, which includesa light buffet dinner. At these meetings, skippersand crew sign up for day sails. On sailingdays the Single Mariners meet at 9:30 a.m. forbreakfast at the Marina del Rey Hotel on 13534Bali Way, spend the afternoon sailing and thenreturn to the docks for a wine and cheese social.Novices are welcome and encouraged. For moreinfo call (310) 289-3338.Women’s Sailing Association ofSanta Monica BayMeets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at theSanta Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589Mindanao Way, in Marina del Rey. The meeting,held at 7:30, is preceded by a social hour, anda light dinner is served. Each meeting featuresa guest speaker discussing their adventuresand achievements. WSA invites boaters of allskill levels to join. Its programs, include daysails, seminars, parties, and cruises includingdestinations such as King Harbor, Catalina andthe northern Channel Islands, For membershipinformation call Penny Mastt, at (310) 391-5500, or e-mail her at membership@wsasmb.org.Catalinas of Santa Monica Bay,Owners of Catalina YachtsJoin us for our monthly meetings at the SantaMonica Windjammers Yacht Club on the 3rdTuesday of each month. We would like towelcome Catalina owners to join our club. Wehave speakers, cruises to Catalina, races andother events throughout the year. Our doorsopen at 6:00 for happy hour and then dinneraround 7 to 7:30 and our main event after that.Join the fun and meet other owners of Catalinas.For more info email rogerfoto@earthlink.net.A Good Surveyor Makesa World of Difference• Pre-Purchase• Insurance• Damage• Load & Stow SurveysCapt, Chris Shearman, AMS# 921Yachtmaster, RYA/MCATHEEXCELSIORYACHTCOMPANYProfessionalMarineSurveyors& ProjectManagersSociety of AccreditedMarine SurveysSAMS, IAMI, NFPA,ABYC, RYA, NAFI310-650-4455818-610-1103Yachtmaster7@aol.comExcelsiorYachtSurveys.comLicensed Captains AreA Dime A Dozen...Good Operators AreHard to FindExpert discreet instruction in boatmaneuvering, docking and all the otherbasics that will make your boatingexperience safe and fun!Captain Skip OdellU.S.C.G. 100 Ton Master w/ Towing Endorsement, and FCCServing the boating industry since 1966• Deliveries• Fishing Instruction• Charters310.829.2278 / CEL 310.422.0331captodell@verizon.net2008 The Mariner - Issue 62 5

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