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Friday Night Series--1st Half : South Beach Yacht Club

April 21-June 16, 2017
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Keith Stephen Climenhaga Posted on Aug 20, 2019 23:17 EST
Looking for a ride on Sept 6 Friday Night Series. Down for a convention from Vancouver Island for 6 days and would love to experience racing in the Bay. Own the Ross 930, DILLIGAF. Have completed 6 VanIsles, Numerous Swiftsure Races out of Royal Victoria YC, Numerous Southern Straits, have been racing as Double Handed boat for the last 6 years having done an Oregon Offshore as well as other races with some success. Please text or email

This Post Was Modified: Aug 20, 2019 23:17 EST
Paul David Posted on May 21, 2019 12:42 EST
We are looking for one more crew member for this coming Friday (May 24th) race. Primarily sail trimming on the Seabiscuit, an Ericson 30. Please let me know if you are available. THANKS!

This Post Was Modified: May 21, 2019 12:42 EST
Crystal Knodel Posted on Aug 23, 2018 15:53 EST
Crystal is an eager young woman relatively new to sailing. She had passed all her ASA requirements and Ive been taking her out on Auggie (Santana 22) this summer. She is very interested in crewing for the Jazz Cup and would be a most conscientious participant. Call me if you want more info -Sally Taylor, tel 415-218-1375

This Post Was Modified: Aug 23, 2018 15:53 EST
Richard Butts Posted on Apr 23, 2018 13:41 EST
I am member of Fleet #1 and owner of J/105 #32, Melilani. While I am not currently racing in the fleet races I am doing the South Beach Friday Night Series with 7 J/105s. I may participate in some of the fleet races later in the year if I have a crew of the level that makes it safe to do so. I am looking for crew. If you are interest please reply. If you are currently on another boat but know someone who is looking for a crew spot please pass this email along. Melilani is at South Beach.

This Post Was Modified: Apr 23, 2018 13:41 EST
liz menon Posted on Oct 25, 2017 19:13 EST
hey there south beach skippers: i've been a regular on friday nights since 2010, and started racing in regattas the following year. i'm not the best at judging my own skills, but i'm confident in the pit of an asym boat, slightly less so with symmetrical kites. i'm relatively petite (120#), so if it's super windy i wouldn't put me at the mast, but on lighter days i'm good. i've done some headsail trim, and am keen to get more practice. :) boats i've been fortunate enough to crew on include j/105, 1d35, express 37, soverel 30, frers 40, martin 32, and farr 40.

This Post Was Modified: Oct 25, 2017 19:13 EST
Nehal Gajjar Posted on Apr 16, 2017 22:12 EST
Hi Lewis, I have been sailing the Friday night series for a season and a half. An SBYC member eager to learn. Happy to bring wine/snacks for the evening. Squirreled for a season on Mr Magoo (J120). Jib trim few times on smaller boats. Thank you, Nehal

This Post Was Modified: Apr 16, 2017 22:12 EST
Lewis Lanier Posted on Apr 07, 2017 11:05 EST
We will be racing our J/32 Stratocaster in the non-spinny division for the Friday night series - looking for experienced crew who live or work in San Francisco and can commit to most races for the summer series.

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Curtis Stiles Posted on Aug 12, 2019 15:14 EST
Hello, My name is Curtis and I'm a 22 year-old who just moved to SF for work. I've been sailing on and off for a few years (a year at Brown crewing on varsity team), but am pretty rusty & looking for crewing experience as a beginner sailor! I've got the gear and am eager to learn. Let me know!

This Post Was Modified: Aug 12, 2019 15:14 EST
Josh Radtke Posted on Jun 23, 2019 21:00 EST
Hey there, I'm a 28-year-old guy out of San Francisco with 10+ years of sailing and a lifetime of boating experience covering the Great Lakes, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and SF Bay on everything from J24s up to 48-foot cats. I used to frequently crew on Friday night races back in Michigan and, after chartering my fair share out of OCSC, am eager to get back into the scene here in SF. I don't consider myself an expert but would love to get in with a competitive group that also likes to have a good time out on the water. I'm happy to jump in wherever you need an extra set of hands so do give me a shout if you're looking for more able-bodied crew!

This Post Was Modified: Jun 23, 2019 21:00 EST
Thad Posted on Jun 18, 2019 18:24 EST
5 years sailing/racing experience in beer can races (Cal-28) and weekend races/regattas (Cal-40) out of the East Bay, including this year's California Offshore Race Week, typically as foredeck. Looking to continue to develop my skills by learning from difference skippers/crew and on different boats. I am not available as full-time crew as I have other races on some Friday nights but I live and work in SF and could fill in from time to time.

This Post Was Modified: Jun 18, 2019 18:24 EST
Simone Koehler Posted on Apr 26, 2019 02:59 EST
Hi I'm a female german sailor, usually sailing dinghy races, but also sometimes yacht sailing for holiday trips. If anybody needs a hand on board for friday night race tomorrow, please contact me by email. Simone

This Post Was Modified: Apr 26, 2019 02:59 EST
Michael Moul Posted on Apr 09, 2019 16:56 EST
Hi, I finished my ASA 101 and 103 classes last summer and am looking to crew on a boat for some of the Friday night races this year. I don't have much experience but I'm eager to learn! Please let me know if you need me on your boat. Thanks.

This Post Was Modified: Apr 09, 2019 16:56 EST
Vihari Muttineni Posted on Apr 06, 2019 18:27 EST
Hello! I'm a 24 year old male that lives and works in San Francisco, and I've recently finished ASA 101 (basic keelboat) and 103 (basic coastal cruising). I'm still very new to sailing, but it's been a blast so far and I'm excited to spend more time out on the water. I'm specifically interested in the Friday night races starting up soon, but also happy to go out on weekday evenings or on the weekends. Cheers!

This Post Was Modified: Apr 06, 2019 18:27 EST
Sylvia Miller Posted on Apr 04, 2019 09:58 EST
Hello, I’m fairly new to sailing but looking to gain some experience. I have the Basic Keelboat cert I finished last December and starting April 6th, will be starting my Basic Cruising certificate. Would love to join in on the races - I’ve heard you learn really quickly which is something I’d like to do. I have a positive attitude, learn quickly and if all else fails, I make a great beer can holder :) Cheers!

This Post Was Modified: Apr 04, 2019 09:58 EST
Amy Oates Posted on Mar 23, 2019 16:09 EST
Hi, I’m interested in joining a crew as a sail trimmer. I’ve logged about 15 informal races around SF Bay on J24s and a Columbia 5.5, but I’m a bit rusty after a year hiatus from racing. I completed a basic keelboat certification at TISC in 2017, and I’ve kept up on basic sailing skills with Blue Water Foundation.

This Post Was Modified: Mar 23, 2019 16:09 EST
Evan Penn Posted on Feb 28, 2019 16:35 EST
Hey All, I started sailing in summer '18, and recently got my 'Basic Cruising' endorsement from OCSC. I have sailed almost entirely on J24's. I'm interested in any position, and primarily motivated by a desire to better understand the subtleties of sail trim.

This Post Was Modified: Feb 28, 2019 16:35 EST
Michael Zaglool Posted on Feb 17, 2019 17:26 EST
A year ago I moved to the Bay area and being virtually surrounded by water, I wish to resume competitive sailing. I'm an older executive working in the Financial District and I'm interested in crewing on anything 35' or preferably larger. It's been a while, but for many years I was regular crew on two different high end 35 footers and was in particular always headsail trim on starts. I have sailed and raced on a list of boats too long to list, and my early years included working in the sailing industry. My racing resume includes buoy races and distance races on Long Island Sound and Rhode Island Sound. I'd enjoy talking with you.

This Post Was Modified: Feb 17, 2019 17:26 EST
Rebecca Holloway Posted on Feb 08, 2019 11:34 EST
Hi! Brand new sailor with less than a year of sailing Experience and pretty close to zero racing experience. I know, it’s tempting! But really, I am conscientious, nimble, and a fast learner. I would love to crew in any position on your boat. 5’4” 130 pound woman looking to scramble around on deck for you.

This Post Was Modified: Feb 08, 2019 11:34 EST
Caitie Reck Posted on Oct 02, 2018 11:32 EST
Hello SBYC! I am a prospective yacht club member, and am hoping to get involved in racing! I am 22 years old, and just moved to San Francisco. I\'ve been sailing in Southern California for the last few years and have experience sailing a 52 foot wooden schooner, Catalina 36, Olson 40, Ericson 32, and more. I was a teaching assistant for the Nautical Science program at my university and am therefore comfortable with sailing and racing terms. I also spent this past summer teaching dinghy sailing at a children\'s camp on Catalina Island. Thank you for your consideration! I would be happy to sail any type of boat and perform any task - any time on the water is time well spent!

This Post Was Modified: Oct 02, 2018 21:32 EST
Will and Nicole Posted on Aug 30, 2018 16:21 EST
We are skiff and keelboat sailors visiting from Melbourne Australia and looking for a ride on either the Jazz Cup or a twighlight/beer can sail. Should you visit Australia we can return the favour by taking you on a RP51, 33ft IRC race yacht or a 29er :-)

This Post Was Modified: Aug 30, 2018 16:21 EST
Reece Hart Posted on Aug 12, 2018 22:46 EST
I'm looking for an opportunity to sail and race again. I'm 49 and have been sailing since 11. I've sailed small boats (including regional racing in Fireballs and Laser 2s) as a teenager, windsurfed for many years, sailed beer can races, and later earned a bareboat certification (through Colgate). Despite the breadth of experience, I am green when it comes to yacht racing. I'm low-maintenance, ego-free, dependable, and eager to learn. Short notice okay.

This Post Was Modified: Aug 12, 2018 22:46 EST
Stephen Duncan Posted on Jun 17, 2018 16:04 EST
I am a college sailor at MIT. I have predominantly sailed dinghies, but I have also done some keel boat racing in J22s and Sonars, including a run at match racing nationals this past year. I primarily trimmed main, but I am open to handling any position - I learn quickly. I am 6'2", 180lbs and am looking for any opportunities to get on the water, regular or one-off.

This Post Was Modified: Jun 17, 2018 16:04 EST
Christian Lenz Posted on Jun 12, 2018 21:16 EST
Hi. I recently moved to SoMa/SF from our boat looking for time on the water, any kind of boat, any time after 5pm or Weekends. Have 15000+ miles experience on 44ft catamaran, off and in-shore, various smaller boats, both mono- and multi. Not much racing experience but wanting to learn. I am in SoMa and available on short notice.

This Post Was Modified: Jun 12, 2018 21:16 EST
Stu Johnston Posted on May 18, 2018 15:42 EST
Hi all Anyone need crew for Friday 18May? I am available tonight and looking for a ride. - 4 years as Main Sail on Outrageous (Cat 30) with Paul Caturegli and this past season on Sea Spirit (Cat 34). I can be available for the 2nd half of the Friday Night Series. Let me know Stu

This Post Was Modified: May 18, 2018 15:42 EST
Bill Demeter Posted on Apr 13, 2018 16:58 EST
Would like to crew the 2018 Friday night races. Experienced bay sailor (I own a Yankee 30), minimal racing experience. Big, Strong guy (6-0, 230 lbs). Reliable, will commit.

This Post Was Modified: Apr 13, 2018 16:58 EST
Christopher Nicholson Posted on Mar 16, 2018 17:24 EST
Hi, I've recently moved to the Bay Area and am looking to find a boat for sailing over the summer. I've over 20 years racing experience across all positions and would ideally like to find a competitive boat that does well and has a good time doing it. Give me a call or drop me a mail if you have any questions! Thanks, Chris

This Post Was Modified: Mar 16, 2018 17:24 EST
Kovalevsky Vladimir Posted on Mar 01, 2018 19:25 EST
Hi SBYC skippers, I'm looking to crew on the 2018 Friday night races and other weekend races. I was part of the racing crew out of SBYC during the 2016 season on Stratocaster (skipper Lewis Lanier) and Avalon (skipper John Ford). I focused on chartering out of Modern Sailing (Sausalito) and getting ASA 106 certified during 2017. I can do pit, foredeck, main and jib trim. Learning strategy and tactics. Feel free to get in touch!

This Post Was Modified: Mar 01, 2018 19:25 EST
Scott Mielke Posted on Feb 25, 2018 21:48 EST
Finished my ASA101 last year and am looking for experience and additional racing training.

This Post Was Modified: Feb 25, 2018 21:48 EST
Tiffany Xingyu Wang Posted on Feb 03, 2018 20:35 EST
Newly moved in SF, first thing first - find a sailing crew! I love sailing, the speed, the people and the fun. Last time was almost a year ago, 10 days offshore in BVI, with a small crew who became great friends! But I admit you are probably way more experienced than me on this. Good news is that I learn stuff fast, esp with the best, and you can use me wherever you want on the boat! Love regattas. Up for cruising. Anytime! I would really appreciate it if you give me the opportunity to sail with you in this new town for me. Perks - I am a certified sommelier for fun and dance tango, so I promise to bring fun to the group after our regattas!

This Post Was Modified: Feb 03, 2018 20:35 EST
Max Geller Posted on Oct 16, 2017 11:15 EST
Hey SBYC, advanced beginner/intermediate sailor looking to help crew for events out of South Beach Yacht Club! I've been sailing dinghy's and keelboats for the past five years out of Alamitos Bay/Tiburon Yacht Club, and participate in both Friday night series as well as many of the bay area regattas. I own my own gear, and work/live in San Francisco (office is across the street from AT&T Park). Just really enjoy the challenge and teamwork involved in sailing, and want to stay active in the sailing community closer to San Francisco. I'm pursuing US Sailing Certifications in Basic Keel, Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising at the moment, and have most of my experience on jib sheets/foredeck. Thanks in advance, Max G (510) 541-3107

This Post Was Modified: Oct 16, 2017 11:15 EST
Brandon Schwartz Posted on Sep 18, 2017 12:33 EST
Hi SBYC, I'm a late 90's competitive collegiate sailor, have done a few regattas since then including Newport-Bermuda (and back) aboard 38' w/ 5 others and Charleston Race Week on 42.7', M-20 Nationals (1st place) as crew of 2-person scow, etc. I've taught sailing generally and principles of nuclear power to Navy officers. I know my way around a racecourse. I have not sailed in San Francisco but would like to get back into sailing and to meet people. I'd like to hook up with someone for the SF cup but any outing if you are needing or wanting an extra hand, I'd like to be invited! Brandon 914-393-9362 you can text me or email me too. Happy to help with RC too.

This Post Was Modified: Sep 18, 2017 12:33 EST
Luke Posted on Jul 21, 2017 17:12 EST
I live and work in San Francisco, and have been sailing for about a year and a half now. I've trained through OCSC in Berkley and have US Sailing Certifications in Basic Keel, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising, Night Sailing, and soon Coastal Cruising. All of my experience has been on the SF Bay, but I've never done any racing. I'd love to learn, be put to work, and am looking for an fun way to get on the water. The Friday night series is a short walk from work for me. If you have any spots available please reach out! Feel free to text me on my cell.

This Post Was Modified: Jul 21, 2017 17:12 EST
Stu Johnston Posted on Jun 23, 2017 18:00 EST
Hi all Looking for a boat to crew on since Paul Caturegli retired. I trimmed Main for Paul on Outrageous (Cat 34) for about 4 seasons. Also have several seasons on the bay sailing on a Ranger 27. Thanks Stu

This Post Was Modified: Jun 23, 2017 18:01 EST
Fernando Posted on Jun 17, 2017 12:55 EST
Hello im from Argentina. I have 1 year in SF. I have 20 years of experience sailing and racing. I want to back to sail and have fun. Im 5'06 and 135 lbs. I can do all the places what they need help.

This Post Was Modified: Jun 17, 2017 12:55 EST
Alexander Kent Posted on May 19, 2017 16:03 EST
Service Offering: I will provide high performance Jib, Spin, or Main Trim for any boat inside the bay, and for any very experienced boat outside the bay for $125 per hour. I\'ve been racing since 1990 at Northwestern University\'s Sailing Club, and since 2006 in The Bay Area (Bay and Ocean). Alex Kent (650)793-0541 235 lbs, 6 foot 2 inches, 43, very strong and fit. Started sailing in high school and then on the Northwestern University sailing team on 420s. Ran 4 marathons. Brother of state-champion, 8th in nation swimmer. 12 years of Bay and OYRA racing with several Pro and Olympic sailors. 2016 – Won 1st place out of 55 boats (ahead of 2nd place by 31 minutes and Set Course Record) on main and jib/spin trim in the YRA Westpoint Regatta on the Corsair “Trident”. 2015 – Won 4th out of 111 boats in the YRA Season Closer, and 1st out of 20 boats in the GGYC Midwinter race on main trim for Farr 52 “Zamazaan”. 2015 – Won 2 x 1st place at SF Yacht Club Race and 3rd in The 2015 Rolex Big Boat Series, North American Yacht Racing Championship on Swan 42 “Elusive”. 2013 – Won 1st place overall in Aldo Alessio regatta on J105 ‘Arbitrage’. 2012 – Won 2 x 1st place, and 3rd overall in the Rolex Big Boat Series, North American Yacht Racing Championships on J120 ‘Grace Dances’. 2010 - Won 1st place on Santa Cruz 50 in ‘Roland Wheeler’ Regatta. 2008 - Won 1st place Farr 40 Astra. 2008 - Won 1st place in PV ‘Banderas Bay Blast’ on Cirque. 2007 - Won 1st place in our division on the Beneteau 42.7 Cirque for overall OYRA Norcal season. Significant Boat Experience: J105s (jib/spin), J111 (main/jib/spin), J120 (main/jib/spin), Trimaran (main/jib/spin), Beneteau 47.7/42.7/40.7 (main/jib/spin), Maxi 82 (main/jib/spin), Farr 40 (main), Farr 52 (main), Swan 42 (jib/spin), Antrim 40 (main).

This Post Was Modified: May 19, 2017 16:24 EST
Kitty Xu Posted on Apr 05, 2017 19:43 EST
Hi SBYC, I'd love to race boat with you! Have been sailing dinghy boats with Cal Sailing Club for 2 summer reasons now, and would like to learn and help out sailing/racing keel boats. Super positive altitude and "Can-learn", "Can-do" type :) Hope to hear from you! Kitty

This Post Was Modified: Apr 05, 2017 19:43 EST

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