By the time you read this, the 36th America’s Cup Match in Auckland, New Zealand will be finished, with defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, successfully defending its title against challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli seven victories to three. The photo is of the new AC75 design…notice it’s a monohull!

Also, by the time you read this, you may have noticed that the Race Committee has been expanded. A brief overview:

·      Paul deCapua continues as Race Chair

·      Scott Porter will be Assistant Race Chair and also a Principal Race Officer for our PHRF races

·      Susan Heinz continues as a Principal Race Officer for our PHRF races

·      David Garcia continues as a Principal Race Officer for our Harbor 20 races

·      Lynn Drury will also be a Principal Race Officer for our Harbor 20 races

Fifteen others perform the administrative and on-the-water tasks associated with a first-class race committee. Some are new and some have been here multiple years. Half are BCYC members, while the balance of the team are members of other clubs. This mix enables us to take the best practices from other areas and blend them into our overall operation.

Finally, for those of you who read my articles, you know that I always encourage (nag) BCYC members to “get out and race.” We have two club boats to race: Ventus, a J22, and Ruthless, a Harbor 20. Talk to Waterfront Manager Debbie Dunne about racing on these boats. Talk to me about joining Race Committee.

Paul deCapua, Sail Fleet