2012 ‘Dash” to Chula Vista: Day 2

A cool and overcast day with light wind awaited competitors and their companion sailors for the leg back to Harbor Island.

That was not enough to temper the enthusiasm and the second part of the “Dash” to Chula Vista was another success, prompting the Chula Vista Yacht Club race committee to announce that 2012 was officially the first annual “Dash”

Another big thank you to the Chula Vista Yacht Club, the California Yacht Marina and all the volunteers who made the event possible.

And let’s not forget the Venetian Point Loma who supplied delicious pizzas for the after race party

Results coming shortly

Loch & Clare Crane Martin 16 Regatta 2012 Series results

Seven Martin 16s took to North San Diego Bay on March 24 for the first monthly Loch & Clare Crane Martin 16 Regatta of 2012. Tami Airhart and companion Steve Edenson sailed to 3 “bullets” (first place finishes) out of 4 races to edge out Loch Crane and companion Doug Shaw by one point. Sue Taetzsch, with companion Jean Kelly, finished third.”
March regatta full results
Position Sailor Companion
1 Tami Airhart Steve Edenson
2 Loch Crane Doug Shaw
3 Sue Taetzsch Jean Kelly
4 Colin Smith Sylvia Swall
5 Steve Muse Jennifer Muse
6 Eric Berkey Dave Meyer
7 Bob Willems John Barba

Photos of the race courtesy Doug Shaw:

11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Feast @ Fiddler’s Green Restaurant



The Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long … so celebrate with Challenged America on Sunday, March 18 at the

11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day

Feast @ Fiddler’s Green Restaurant

Where everyone goes for St. Patrick’s Day to support kids, adults and veterans with disabilities and the Challenged America program.

SUNDAY, March 18, 2011, 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Fiddler’s Green Restaurant
2760 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

(619) 222-2216

The well-known “in spot” on the San Diego waterfront where everyone meets for fine steak and seafood, beverages and entertainment, Feast @ Fiddler’s is that No Extra Cost, No Speeches fundraising event everyone loves. Come with family and friends for dinner, meet other supporters and participants in the Challenged America program, and just order off the menu. Steve Rock, Fiddler’s Green Restaurant owner donates the proceeds to the Challenged America program.

Enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration with others and support a good-cause,.

Challenged America is a charitable, therapeutic sailing program for kids, adults and veterans with disabilities founded in San Diego by disabled veterans in 1978.

Words From the Sea: Pooped

Pooped: The term goes back to sailors who brought the word to land.

The stern of a boat is called the “poop.” During strong winds and storms, waves smashed against the poop repeatedly. Any ship’s stern that showed damage from this was called “pooped” and be luck to still be floating after days of battering waves.

So when sailors got ashore, in their descriptive way they would often say they were as tired as battered and as “pooped” as their ship.

Soon those on land took this saying to refer to being “pooped out” when they were really tired, fatigued and exhausted from anything.