Upcoming UCISA Club Events

Racing Clinic

Thu May 7th 5:30 pm - 7:30pm

Hi Everyone,

If you want to race a J/22 this summer or just learn about sailboat racing, please sign up for the J/22 Racing Clinic at www.campusrec.uci.edu

The racing clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Thursday 7 May. We will have a brief discussion followed by short races to prepare for summer J/22 racing which starts the following Tuesday 12 May in the BCYC Taco Tuesday Series.

See http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=slmyeneab&oeidk=a07eao9p80372f43a0a

We will go over the race courses and starting sequence that will be used in the Taco Tuesday races. Skippers with racing experience and/or who show promise will be recommended for the J4 rating which allows them to race in the summer races in Newport Harbor. Crew will learn how to help sail the J/22’s well and help their teams win races!

David Camerini

UCI Sailing Association Meeting

Thu May 21st 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Dear UCI Sailing Community,

As you may have heard, we areabout to embark on a significant change to our UCI Boating program involving a new partnership with the City of Newport Beach at their brand new facility; Marina Park on 18th Street in Newport Beach.

We would like to invite you to an informational meeting to learn all about the features of the new program. The meeting will be held on Thursday May 21st at 6:00pm in the UCI ARC “Team Room” upstairs. Any member of the UCI community is welcometo attend. Please RSVP by sending an email to Mandy.M@UCI.EDU.

Some Background:

A couple years ago, UCI received notification that The Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship would not be renewing our lease as of June of 2015. The news that the use of our facility was ending, combined with longtime Boating Director Joyce Ibbetson’s retirement created questions about the future of the sailing program. However, due to overwhelming community support and a great deal of foresight by Joyce and Campus Recreation leadership, options were explored and are now creating new opportunities for growth and development.

The UCI Campus Recreation Boating Department has been managing the City of Newport Beach’s youth summer sailing and paddling camps for the past seven summers at 18th Street on the peninsula. So when the City received approval to construct a new sailing center, we emerged as an excellent candidate to partner with them in their newoperation. We are currently in the process of finalizing an agreement to be the primary boating provider at Marina Park. We are moving into a new chapter that, we predict, will rekindle energy surrounding the historicallysignificant UCI Sailing Program on-campus and within Newport Harbor. With Marina Park as the new UCI sailing headquarters, we can offer more programs, modernize equipment and make UCI a leader in community sailing.

Meeting agenda topics:

· Timeline (ending of current program, move and beginning of the new program)

· Marina Park facility features (location on harbor, offices, class settings, storage)

· New fleet & City support

· City relationship now and future

· Class structure, programs, and fees

· Boat checkout procedures

· Community Access

· UCI presence at our newBoating Center

It is our greatest priority to preserve the integrity and rich traditions of UCI and UCI Sailing. We will continue our reputation of safety on the water, great seamanship, and fun and healthy competition. We hope to create a welcoming environment that makes our UCI community feel at home and I am personally looking forward to instilling sailing knowledge and confidence on the water to the youth of our community, continuing up through to UCI faculty, staff and retirees. UCI will be able to offer abroad range of sailing opportunities – for those who simply want to enjoy a day sail with their families to those who want to compete at the highest level for our UCISA burgee and University. I hope that you will continue togrow the UCI sailing tradition with us.

I will look forward to seeing many of you at our first meeting to discuss the UCI Boating and UCISA transition to Marina Park on Thursday May 21st at 6:00pm in the ARC, on UCI’s Campus. Please RSVP by e-mailing me (Mandy.M@UCI.EDU).

Fair Winds and Smooth Sailing,

Mandy McDonnell
Boating Director
UCI | Anteater Recreation Center, 680 California Ave. Irvine, CA 92697
949.824.7592 | www.campusrec.uci.edu

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