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Fleet 1 / 2022 - InterClub Series
February 19, 2022, 09:45:15 AM
Fleet 1 resumes One Design racing this summer in the InterClub Series - 6 monthly races all South of the Bay Bridge.

If you want to try your hand at racing, this is the Series to do it in - away from the strong winds / waves in the Main Bay

Details can be found at:

Come join the fun.

If you have any questions, be free to ask.
Fleet 1 / 2018 - Race Results
November 28, 2018, 03:58:05 PM
Details of the Fleet 1 2018 Racing Program

Mid Winter Series - GGYC Seaweed Soup Series:

Summer Series - Inter Club Series:

C34 San Francisco Cup:

Fleet 1 Membership, News Letter etc:

Fleet 1 / Annual Dinner and Awards - 1/14/17
December 24, 2016, 09:50:20 AM
Join the fun - make a reservation + Pay your 2017 dues, at:

All Fleet 1 events + membership lists:
Fleet 1 / 2016 - Race Results
December 24, 2016, 09:45:24 AM
Racing in Fleet 1 is alive and well:

1.  2015/16 GGYC Seaweed Soup regatta

2.  2016 Inter Club Series

3.  2016 San Francisco Cup

4.  2016/17 GGYC Seaweed Soup:

All Fleet 1 Events:

Fleet 1 / 2014 - San Francisco Cup - Results
September 29, 2014, 09:21:28 AM
Two days, three races, no throw outs

Catalina 34 Fleet 1
2014 - San Francisco Cup
Series -- Standings

01 - Racing
1) Ray Irvine, 1383, Crews Nest, Catalina 34, 6 Points, sbyc;
2) David Sanner, 611, Queimada, Catalina 34, 7 Points;
3) Shane Palmer, 1128, Allegro, Catalina 34 (std), 9 Points, sbyc;
4) Page Van Loben Sels, 524, All Hail, Catalina 34, Tall Rig, 15 Points, sbyc;
5) Kurt Magdanz, 796, Amandla, Catalina 34, 16 Points, cyc;
8 Boats

02 - Cruising
1) Rick Allen, 746, Painkiller, Catalina 34, 3 Points;
2) Stu Jackson, 224, Aquavite, Catalina 34, 7 Points;
3) Duane Quick, 635, Irish Whiskey, Catalina 34, 8 Points;
3 Boats

Details here:

Photo here:,JPG&authkey=!AHCm2L_ePU6Baks

Thank you SBYC for their efforts in making this a fun weekend for the Fleet
All one needs to know can be found here:
Come be part of the fun for dinner and the presentation of the 2013 Fleet awards - COTY and ROTY.

COTY - Music
ROTY - Mottley


Paragon Restaurant
701 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
We have six boats racing in this 5 race regatta hosted by GGYC.   We welcome back Sea Spirit under new ownership.

Complete details can be found here:
Fleet 1 / 2013 - San francisco Cup
November 12, 2013, 04:02:32 PM
We congratulate Mottley (racing) and Aquavite (Cruising) on their success.

Complete details can be found here:

Fleet 1 / 2013 - Half Moon Bay Cruise - photos
June 11, 2013, 12:11:39 PM


Thanks to Kurt of Amandla
2013 - Inter Club Series

Eight C34's registered.  

All the details are here:
Details and Reservations:

Mottley wins Racer of the Year.        Well done

Seascript wins Cruiser of the Year.     Well done

First 2013 cruise.   Half Moon Bay.   April 19, 20, 21
Details / Results / Standings can be found here:

Mottley takes first place
We thank SBYC for their support in making this regatta work with such short notice

Results and other details are here:

Two races is light and variable winds.

Congratulations to the winners!
Fleet 1 / 2012 - Catalina Rendezvous
July 05, 2012, 07:53:23 PM
July 21 and 22 at Marina Bay

Details and registration at:

C34 had 12 boats.  Again the best attended fleet
Details and register and results at:

The date for this year are:

04/14/12South Bay
05/12/12Central Bay
06/09/12Central Bay - Long Race --> EYC
07/14/12South Bay
08/11/12South Bay
09/08/12South Bay

NOR and registrations will be available by March 1, 2012
Fleet 1 / Annual dinner and awards presentation
December 28, 2011, 08:57:07 AM
Fleet 1 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation - February 11, 2012 at Butler & the Chef Bistro - 155 S Park St, San Francisco


Cruiser of the YearAquavite
Racer of the YearQueimada
Door PrizeQueimada

Come join the fun.

Sign-up at:

Before Feb 6, 2012
Fleet 1 / 2012 - Seaweed Soup Series ---Results too!
October 11, 2011, 08:10:23 AM
Fleet 1 members can register before 11/1/11 at +++. Results are there too

First Race is November 5, 2011

and the winners are:


complete standings at:
Because of dock space issues at GGYC, the 2011 edition will be limited to one day with two races.

Regatta Information:

Registrations are closed with 14 boats registered - ten in racing division and four in cruising.

The action gets underway on Saturday 9/24/11.  
Fleet 1 / 2011 Cruise schedule
April 15, 2011, 09:54:14 AM
Our plans for 2011 - for more information, contact Scott Lee  (

Sausalito Cruise-inMay 20, 21, 22Eight Boats in downtown Sausalito with fine food and adult beverages
All Catalina RendezvousJuly 15, 16, 17Fifties -Rock around the clock details:
Around Alameda / OYC DinnerJuly 30, 31sign up before 7/22
Delta and Little Venice IslandAugust 17 thru 23Sign up by 7/29 --- a stop over at Benicia both ways

Rendezvous information, sign-up and payment:
Race results and final standings can be found at:

A fun time was had by all who attended:

Cruiser of the Year - 2010PainKiller
Race of the Year - 2010Queimada

The Fleet 1 2010 dinner and awards will be held on February 12, 2011 at Butler & the Chef Bistro - 155 S Park St, San Francisco

Reservations can be made by going to the URL:

You can also pay your 2011 dues ($25.00) at the same time.

To make our planning a little easier, we would appreciate your reservation and payment before February 5, 2011.

See you there!

Cruiser of the Year - 2010      PainKiller

Race of the Year - 2011 - Queimada
Once again Catalina 34 Fleet 1 will be taking part in the 2010 / 2011 edition of this Regatta organized by GGYC.  

The details are available at:

the revised Fleet 1 One designs (effective Nov 1, 2010) can be found there also

and web registration is available at:

9 Boats have registered.
Fleet 1 returns to GGYC again in 2010 for the San Francisco Cup Series - 3 races over two days - plus great social time around the bar.  Details and Registrations at:

A video of Race 3 as seen from a camera mount of the stern of Crew's Nest can be found at:



PainKiller746Allen, Rick
Seascript1203Lee, Scott


Queimada611Sanner, David
Rollover1259Guerra, Lynn
Crews Nest1383Irvine, Ray
Casino214Eddy, Bil
Mottley8Owen, Chris
All Hail524van Loben Sels, Page
Wind Dragon707Davis, Dave
Amandla796Magdanz, Kurt
Music56583Engelhart, Bob
Sea Spirit108Baskin, Larry
We congratulate PainKiller and Queimada on their success
Fleet 1 / 2010 Inter Club Series + Race 1,2,3,4,5,6
March 11, 2010, 05:46:43 PM
First Race April 10, 2010

Complete details and online registration at:

10 Boat will race in the one design Division

Final standings:

1Crew's NestRay Irvine10
2QueimadaDavid Sanner12
3Wind DragonDave Davis18
4AmandlaKurt Magdanz19
5CasinoBill Eddy27
6RolloverLynn Guerra27
7MottleyChris Owen30
8All HailPage van Loben Sels31
9Sea SpiritLaurence Baskin34
10MusicBob Engelhart37

We thank the Race Committees from TIYC, OYC, IYC, EYC, SBYC, BAMA for their efforts in making this another success Series

The 2010 Plan - major events are on the schedule;

CYC Cruise-in and DinnerMarch 27 and 28
Nape Cruise and Wine TourMay 21,22,23
Napa Cruise Registration at:
For more information:   Scott Lee at:

All Catalina San Francisco Bay Rendezvous July 16,17,18
Rendezvous Registration at: or e-mail Ray Irvine at:
For questions call  Bill at: 925-820-7370
Fleet 1 / 2009 - Seaweed Soup Regatta - Casino wins
October 08, 2009, 04:50:40 PM
Once again in 2009-2010, Fleet 1 will be racing in this regatta hosted by GGYC.

The NOR and online registration is available at:

All the details and final Standings can be seen at:
Fleet 1 / Fleet 1 in Jazz Cup 2009
September 06, 2009, 03:30:56 PM
Catalina 34's take 2nd Crew's Nest, 3rd Sea Spirit, 4th Wind Dragon in their division of 14 boats and 19th, 33rd, and 36 overall in a fleet on 109 boats.

A fun downwind ride in 2009.
Fleet 1 / San Francisco Cup - 2009
August 03, 2009, 03:49:27 PM
This Catalina 34 only Regatta will be help at Golden Gate Yacht Club on the weekend of September 26 and 27 with two races on Saturday and one race on Sunday.  The races will be held along City Front between the Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 39.  

Come join the fun on the water or watch the action from the deck of GGYC.

Complete details, online registration / payment, and current entries can be found at:
Join the Catalina 34 Fleet 1 to the Coyote Point Yacht Club for our last scheduled cruise of 2009!

CPYC is located on the grounds of Coyote Point Recreation Area. Coyote Point is a peninsula located on the west side of San Francisco Bay, just south of the San Francisco Airport. There is an 18 hole golf course, a world class environmental museum and a beautiful county park within walking distance from the marina.
Friday night the club house is open for dinner.

On Saturday we will have a social hour on the dock at around 1700 followed by a group barbeque.

RSVP to Scott Lee .

Sexscript, Painkiller, and Crew's Nest enjoyed a great weekend.  All arrived on Friday afternoon after motoring down the South Bay - no wind but warm weather.  Saturday was spent exploring the area, doing boat projects, reading and sleeping in the warm sunshine.

We thank CPYC and Torin Knorr for their hospitality and a great streak dinner on Saturday evening.

We also thank Scott and Sharon Lee for organizing the Fleet 1 Cruising Program in 2009.  If you have an ideas for 2010, be free to let us know
The Inter Club Series get underway on April 11, 2009 and continues through September 2009.

Complete details can be found at:

where one can also enter online and pay with PayPal

Registration deadline is March 28, 2009

Fleet 1 / Fleet 1 - 2008 Annual Awards
March 01, 2009, 01:59:57 PM
At the Annual Fleet 1 Dinner on Feb 28, 2009, we recognized:

Cruiser of the Year - 2008     Amandla

Racer of the Year - 2008       Queimada

The Cruiser of the Year, recognizes the boat the attended to most Fleet 1 organized Cruisers

The Year of the Year, recognizes the boat with the lowest points scare across the winter, summer, and San Francisco Cup Series.

Well Done and Congratulations
Main Message Board / Schaefer Furler - Series 2100
February 06, 2009, 12:43:37 PM
The early version of these Furlers have no good way to flush the salt out of the lower bearing – the bearing inside the rope drum.  After a few years (in my case 10 years on a 1997 MK II) the furler gets very hard to impossible to rotate.

I called Schaefer to get some parts and found that they admit there was an issue and sell a replacement bearing assembly for $100.00.  I also ordered a complete set of screws at the same time.

The new one has two holes near the top to flush out the salt etc.  It took just three hour to replace the frozen bearing with the new one – ease the backstay, pull the mast forward with the halyard, disable the furler (12 screws), disconnect the forestay, take out bearing and reverse the process. The hardest part was getting the SS screws out of the AL housing.

If you have one of these, I would suggest you consider replacing the bearing while the price is right.

Schaefer customer service was extremely helpful.


Reservations closed - February 21, 2009 - absolutely

Come share the fun - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at Jack London Square.

    Racer of the Year Award
    Cruiser of the Year Award
    Door Prize

Details in our news letter at:  last page has the order form
Fleet 1 / Winter Series + Race#1,#2,#3,#4,#5,Series
October 28, 2008, 04:19:00 PM

SKIPPER                       BOAT                   SAIL #               PHRF

Ray Bonneau                Sailor Dog              1798                 187
Bill Eddy                      Casino                   214                   182
Chris Owen                  Mottley                  8                       167
David Sanner               Queimada               611                   157
Kurt Magdanz               Amandla                 796                   157
Lynn Guerra                 Rollover                 1259                  157
Ray Irvine                    Crew's Nest            1383                  157
Baskin/Brosowsky         Sea Spirit               108                   157
Torin Knorr                  Jet Lag                   1130                  157
Race Schedule --- Nov 1 2008, Dec 6 2008, Jan 3 2009, Feb 7 2009, Mar 7, 2009

All the details are:
October 11 and 12, 2008 

Complete details at:

Encinal Yacht Club
Guest dock available - $15,00 per night
Friday 10/10 arrivals are very welcome

Fun and games starts at 12:00 Noon on Saturday
Dinghy races

Game winner
Best Costumes award - Best Captain and first mate attire
Best Deserts award
Best Hors d'oeuvres award
Best represented fleet  - won the last several years by the C34 fleet

  Desert to share
  Hors d'oeuvres to share
  Yourself and your crew
  Meat etc to BBQ

$10.00 per boat - includes raffle tickets
  6 pack of beer (boats name A-M) or bottle of wine (boats name N-Z)
The racing and social format will be much the same as in previous years.

   Two races on Saturday and one race on Sunday
   Racing and Cruising Fleets with separate starts and awards
   Coffee and muffins before the skipper meeting each day at SBYC
   Food after racing each day at SBYC
   Awards after the Sunday Race at SBYC

Details can be found at:

Fleet 1 / CYC - Cruise-in "friendly' race result;
June 23, 2008, 11:52:10 AM

This race was part of a very enjoyable Fleet Cruise-in to CYC on the weekend of June 21/22. It was held in a very strong flood tide (3+ knots)  Starting in front of CYC, around 3 marks taking boats into, across, and with the current to finish in front of CYC.

The results were:

Surprise - Peter Birnbaum
Amandla - Kurt Magdanz  (with Susan driving)
Music - Bob Engelhart
Sailor Dog - Ray Bonneau
Crew's Nest - Ray Irvine

A total of 6 races - 2 in the Central Bay and 4 in the South Bay (where the wind are not as strong - <smile>.

For more details contact Chris Owen at:

Details - NOR, Sailing Instructions etc etc can be found at:

First race is in the Central Bay on April 12, 2008
Fleet 1 / Crew's Nest - 2008 Racer of the Year
March 11, 2008, 10:07:40 PM
Top three are:

Crew's Nest

You can see Crew's Nest is action at:
Fleet 1 / Right of Spring Double Handed Race - 2008
February 23, 2008, 08:54:18 AM
The Catalina 34 fleet will take part in this race again in 2008.  If sufficient (=or > 5) boats enter, we will have our own start and trophies using our own ratings.  The NOR and Entry Form can be found on the OYC web site at:

Seven boats raced in winds building to 20 MPH after a delay of 15 minutes
Fleet 1 / Fleet 1 - 2008 Schedule
December 31, 2007, 08:24:56 AM
The schedule of Fleet Events in 2008 can be found at:
Fleet 1 / 2007/8 - GGYC Results: 1,2,3,4,5, Series
October 05, 2007, 09:25:48 AM
Race schedule:

November 3, 2007 - race called before the first mark - lack of wind
December 1, 2007
January 5, 2008  - wind, rain, cold
February 2, 2008
March 1, 2008

More details can be found at:

Final results:
                                                            Sail #
David Sanner             Queimada                 611                 
Lee Perry                  Obsession                1561               
Dave Davis               Wind Dragon              707                 
Ray Irvine                Crew's Nest               1383                 
Bill Eddy                   Casino                      214                 
Baskin/Brosowsky      Sea Spirit                  108                 
Kurt Magdanz             Amandala                 796                 
Chris Owen               Mottley                         8                   
Jon Arck                   Tweety Bird              1346       

Complete details can be found at:        


Fleet 1 / SFC + Competitors + Results
August 06, 2007, 01:50:02 PM
This year the Regatta is being held in conjunction with South Beach Yacht Club during the weekend of September 22 and 23.   There will be two windward / leeward races on Saturday and a single round the buoys race on Sunday.   

Continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
Apertizer and no host bar after racing each day
Two divisions - Racing and Cruising
Awards - Three deep in each division

Come join the fun and excitment of C34 racing on San Francisco Bay.

For more details contact Chris Owen at:
Fleet 1 / News Letter - current and back copies
May 09, 2007, 08:27:27 AM
A copy of the Fleet 1 News Letter - Telltale - can be found at:
Fleet 1 / April 1, 2007 --- Update
April 10, 2007, 09:47:48 AM
Monterey Adventure:
Plans are together with 6 boats set to make the trip and enjoy the fun.   We still have a limited number crew spots on one or more legs.   If you would like to come as crew, let me know as soon as possible - they will go on a first come first served basis.

Richmond Yacht Club Cruise-in and BBQ
We now have a date but it is not in August as we expected - it is JULY 14/15 and will be a BBQ.

San Francisco Cup:
As we said in the last edition of Telltale, this regatta has been moved to South Beach Yacht Club - September 22 and 23.  The Saturday races will be windward / leeward courses using a Time on Time handicap.  The Sunday Course will be a course selected from the Inter Club South Bay courses using Time on Distance handicap.

We are making some changes to the way Telltale is distributed - hopefully bring us into the 21 Century.

The Changes / Options are:

A.     Start with the next issues, Telltale will be posted on the Fleet 1 web site and you will receive email with the URL pointer so you can read it at your leisure.

B.     If you would prefer,  you may choose one of the following options:

      1.  Receiving an email with Telltale attached in .pdf format.

   2.  Still receive a hard copy via the US post

       by responding to this email stating your preference - #B.1 or #B.2.

C.   The 2007 budget for distribution hardcopy (6 editions) of Telltale is $300.00.  Any money save by using either #A, or #B.1 will be use to provide wine at the Annual Dinner in Jan 2008.

Telltale call for articles:
Members must be sailing to all sorts of exciting places on the Bay and Delta.   Share your adventures with other members so they either can enjoy the same fun or not make the same mistakes by sending an article to Paul Goss at - - before the 15th of the month.
Fleet 1 / IC 2007 - Results 1,2,3,4,5,6 + Series
April 04, 2007, 10:36:21 PM
Complete Series results can be found at:

Series Winners:

SKIPPER                       BOAT                SAIL #              Points
David Sanner            Queimada                 383                    8
Ray Irvine                Crew's Nest             1383                   11
Bill Eddy                  Casino                      214                   13

Nine Boats racing in the One Design Start - Obsession, Fata Morgana, and Amandala are new to the racing fleet

SKIPPER                       BOAT                SAIL #                PHRF     
Lee Perry                 Obsession                1561                  182
Kurt Magdanz            Amandala                 796                   182
David Sanner            Queimada                 383                   182
Bill Eddy                  Casino                      214                   182         
Chris Owen               Mottley                        8                   167
Lynn Guerra              Rollover                  1259                   157
Ray Irvine                Crew's Nest              1383                   157         
Larry Baskin             Sea Spirit                  108                   157
Paul Goss                 Fata Morgana           1772                   157

Wind Dragon is racing in the Spinnaker Division