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FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT:
Takillya Band

Friday, August 25th
Tuna Tournament & Sage Family Santa Maria BBQ & Awards Dinner
Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27 
15th Annual Intergalactic Sabot Regatta
Monday, September 4th
 Upteenth Annual SWYC Labor Day BBQ
Monday, September 4th
Catalina Cruise
Two Harbors (Cherry Cove) September 8-9
Avalon, September 10-17
SWYC Mah Jongg Classes Begin Thursday, September 14th
SWYC Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16th
9 am- 11am
MAGIC SHOW
Saturday, September 16th
Marlin Tournament & Awards Banquet
Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24 
Big Bay Bike Ride
Sunday, September 24th
Chico's Fashion Show
Wednesday, October 11th 
 9th Annual SWYC Lobsterfest
Saturday, October 14th
SWYC Angler's Potluck
Friday, October 20th 
Fall Cruiser's Raft-Up
Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd 



Special Athletes

Since 1999, Special Athletes Sailing at SWYC has developed into a well-respected and successful program benefiting a delightful family of special athletes, their parents, coaches and volunteers.

                                

Special
Athletes
Learn   
Through
Yachting!
             
                        Special Athlete's Cheer: "Let's get SALTY!"

The mission of Special Athletes Sailing at SWYC is to empower learning-challenged athletes to realize their full potential through mastering the skills and experiencing the joys of small boat sailing. 

Special Athletes Sailing athletes and coaches compete in monthly Victory Regattas on San Diego Bay and in annual Victory Nationals.  In 2003, our athletes and coaches competed in the Special Olympics Summer World Games in Dublin, Ireland.  The Royal Saint George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire hosted the week-long regatta and Eunice Kennedy Shriver raced with the athletes.

Three Victory 21' keeled sloops are used for practices and racing, whalers for safety boats and CJFs for advanced athletes.

Special Athletes Sailing practices and races are held on Saturdays during April through October.   Committee meetings are held at SWYC on the first Wednesday of each month during January through October.

Program needs:  Sailing coaches, Shore volunteers, Safety driver, Boat and equipment maintenance, SWYC lockers, Sails for victories, Boom vangs, Corporate sponsorships, Non-skid decks, Monetary donations.

For more information or to join our fun-loving team, please contact the Special Athlete Sailing Chair, Sheila Guerrazzi at (858) 692-5301 or by email at sheilasails@usa.net.  

Thank you to the leadership of Southwestern Yacht Club, its members, and all current and former participants for all you have done to support this program!  

2017 Special Athletes Sailing Committee

Chair:

Sheila Guerrazzi

Competition Coach:    

Carol Fischer

Coach, Maintenance:  Jim Cardot
   
Safety Boat:  Tom Fisic 
   
  S/C Bill Fallon
   
Coach:  Rosemary Hutzley
   
Coach:  Tommy Guerrazzi 

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