Congratulations to Gibbs, Weis & Buckingham on their Olympic Qualifications! Tokyo ... Here They Come!!
ABYC Membership wishes to send our heartfelt accolades to our ABYC Members who have qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis in the Nacra 17 class and Charlie Buckingham in Lasers! Take a few minutes to read how Riley and Anna were the first US Team to qualify: Riley & Anna . Charlie first qualified to compete in Rio and is back representing the USA in Tokyo. Check this article out about Charlie: Charlie .

We highly suggest you follow our USA Team and our ABYC Olympians. More information can be found on the US Sailing Team Facebook page here . Or on their website: US Sailing Team !

Our General Membership Meeting is this Friday, hosted by the Laser Fleet. The program being shared is a presentation by ABYC member Giancarlo Guevara, who is speaking about the "New Space Race" in Southern California. Dinner, prepared by Teak Catering is $14.00. Give Sheila a call in the office to make your reservations.

Our Alamitos Bay Sailing Foundation is hosting their 3rd Annual Fundraiser on March 14th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at ABYC. See the flyer below for details. This is a great way to support our ABYC Olympians: Riley Gibbs, Anna Weis and Charlie Buckingham!

Sail for Gold Team USA, Sail for Gold!

Stacy L. Massey
Your ABYC Communications Cheerleader *\0/*
ABYC Race Committee Volunteers

ABYC has a busy year ahead with plenty of opportunity to get on the water and be part ABYC’s race management team or help ashore. The commodore assured us that this year was going to be a slower year for race management. Let’s see… we have three or possibly four North American Championships, a couple of National championships, three class Midwinter’s Championship as well as a Youth World qualifier and a Junior Pan American Games qualifier. Sounds like another great year of racing at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.

If you are able to help with any of the following regattas, either afloat or ashore, please contact the people listed by the regatta or just send me a note.

Mar 20-22:  Laser Midwinters West  (John McCaleb & Mark Townsend)
Apr 9-10: Nacra 15 Midwinters West  (Pete and Kathy Melvin & Mark Townsend)
Apr 9-10 : I420 Midwinters West   (Pete and Kathy Melvin & Mark Townsend)
Jun 6-7 : INSA Naples Sabot Sr Championship   (Cindy Heavrin & Steve Kuritz)
Jun 26-28 :  Long Beach Race Week  (Jennifer Kuritz & Mark Townsend)
Jul 17/18-19 : Olympic Classes Regatta including the 49er and 49erFX North American Championship  (Mike Van Dyke & Robin Townsend)
Jul 26-28 : CFJ National Championship  (David Schack)
Sep 24-27 : 505 North American Championship   (Kevin Taugher & Mark Townsend)

Feb 29-Mar 1 : E.E. Manning Series  (Jorge Suarez)
May 23-24 : Memorial Day Regatta  (Jeff Ives)
Jul 5 : Fourth of July Regatta  (Steve Mueller)
Aug 22 : Latham Bell Dinghy Challenge  ( )
Sep 5-6 : Labor Day Regatta  (Kevin Brown)
Oct 24 : Halloween Regatta (Dominic Meo)
Nov 21-22 : Turkey Day Regatta (Mike Van Dyke and Gabe Ferramola)
Dec 26 : Boxing Day Pursuit Race  (Mark Townsend)

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Mark Your Calendars ... Clear Space on the Frig!

February 22 - Whaler Training Course @ ABYC
February 28 - Happy Hour
February 29 - March 1 - E.E. Manning Series
March 6 - Member Mixer
March 7 - Tuscan Wine Tasting
March 14 - Alamitos Bay Sailing Foundation Fundraiser
March 20-22 - Laser Midwinters West
April 9-10 - Nacra 15 Midwinters West
April 9-10 - I420 Midwinters West
April 18 & 19 - Spring Spruce Up