2018 NAC is only a month away

With only a month to spare before the NAC, make sure you register now to avoid a late fee after June 11. see link to updated NOR 2018-C15-NORs-V3


  • Send Registration form to Dave Rumbaugh with your NAC payment (in NOR)
  • Register for High Sierra weekend #2
  • Send in your C15 association membership
  • Check your trailer lights and bearings
  • Check your rig for old shrouds, halyards, worn pins, loose fasteners
  • Calendar: July 11,12,13,14,15
    Wednesday 11 p.m. Practice sail
    Thursday 12 Syd Corp Series
    Friday 13 - Sunday 15 NAC

NAC Competitors – Register for High Sierra and more!

Just a reminder that NAC 2018 is set for July 12-15 in Huntington Lake, CA
David Rumbaugh <sailorrumbaugh@att.net> wrote:
Hey, I wanted to get the link our to people so that they start registering for High Sierra regatta portion of our NACs as soon as possible.  They currently have us slated to start with the Thistle fleet, but said they would look into getting us our own start if we have the numbers to warrant that.
Registration for Thursday and Friday portion of the NAC is a separate entry as explained in this linked Notice of Race 2018 C15 NORs V2
We need to hear from everyone to get a sail count!
Register early to help us all and save on late fees.
The 2018 NAC is sponsored by Full Sail Brewing co.

NOR for NAC 2018 – July 12-15 Huntington Lake, CA

The NOR for next year’s edition of the NAC where we return, after a long absence, to Huntington Lake CA. It is linked here: 2018 C15 NAC NOR V1

Sponsored by Full Sail Logo

This event promises to be an epic event over 4 days, the last 2 coupled with the High Sierra Regatta. For any question, you should contact:
David Rumbaugh <sailorrumbaugh@att.net>

Note: While this is almost a year away, consider the limit on the maximum number of boats on the lake for that weekend and you do not wish to be the boat whose entry into the High Sierra is refused for going over the limit.
Since the lake was closed for a few years due to drought, it has been a sought after venue now that it is back to its legendary conditions.
From prior experience, it is a good idea to book a condo early.

For more about racing this event read about it here https://www.fresnoyachtclub.org/

I will post some old pics of Huntington sailing in this web site to wet your appetite. Mark your calendars!

Frank Butler regatta – Westlake Reunion

On September 4, a special event took place at Westlake YC, with great significance for the Coronado15 association. On the occasion of the Frank Butler regatta, old timers sailed together. Below, the story as told by Ole Eichorn

This particular group first met about 40 years ago, before and as the Westlake Yacht Club was being founded.

Jim Holder founded the Westlake Junior Sailing program and started the sailing on Westlake with the launching of the first and only for‘some time, sail boat on the lake. WLYC began as the Westlake Sailing Association, a motley group of kids and parents who sailed on the lake back when it was being built and in the early days of being settled.  Jim Holder was a founding member of WLYC. After WLYC was formed, we started the tradition of having summer sailing camps for kids which continues to this day, and all of us sailed in those camps and got to know each other.  Many of us formed lifelong friendships which persist to this day, despite the fact that most have left the area (I am the only WLYC member left).

We all began sailing in Sabots – at first, “Westward” sabots, and then later “Sidney” sabots – and moved up to Banshees (!), Cyclones (!), Lasers, Lidos, and of course C-15s.  In the group pictured below there are quite a few C-15 champions represented.

Don Long and I first thought of the idea for this regatta two years ago when sailing together at the C-15 Nationals in Marina del Rey.  We realized that the WLYC Labor Day regatta – which was renamed a few years ago to the Frank Butler Regatta – would be perfect, and started making plans.  Fourteen sailors showed up, along with their families, friends, and significant others, and we had a great BBQ Sunday night, and of course the round-robin Reunion Regatta on Monday.LtoR: Elsie Elliot (Mark Elliot’s Mom and Allan Elliot’s wife), Mark Elliot, Peter Drasnin, Mark Bratton, Ole Eichhorn, Don Long, Frank Butler (!), Jim Shaw, Brad Herman, Glen Uslan, Allan Linnemeyer, Jim Biram, Jason Vandenberg, Dave Carney, and Iva Holder (Jim Holder’s ex-wife).  Jim Holder attended and sailed but is not in this picture.

Ole Eichorn
As luck would have it, I was just given by Joe O’Reilly from Long Beach a set of association archives going back to the early days of the C15 (1968 and on) where I stumbled upon this 1976 picture of Frank Butler and Peter Drasnin then…and now.What a special event it was.

Vincent Paternoster