Sportsmen Scuttlebutt

September  2013

The 34th America's Cup
Concluded September 25, 2013



Thank you Team New Zealand & Team USA for putting on a great regatta on San Francisco Bay.
Congratulations Oracle Team USA on eight straight wins to retain the America's Cup.
The final score was 9 to 8 however Team USA had to win 11 races to
overcome a 2 point penalty previously assessed.



August  2012


Happy Birthday Elise!


Elise Huard celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, August 31, 2012. Elise and her late husband Eugene (Moe) joined the Sportsmen Yacht Club in 1950 and were very active for many years.

One of the things Elise wanted to do while on this Earth was to Skydive. Well, she came pretty close as the certificate above attests; she took a turn at In-Door Skydiving. For someone who bowled 'til age 95, this was all in a day's fun.

Elise enjoyed the musical birthday card signed by many of the Sportsmen members.




August  2011



Lonnie, with his colleagues from the California Medical Facility at Vacaville,
celebrated retirement after 34 years with the California Department of Corrections.
Lonnie worked as a Dental Lab Technician, responsible for making dental


Pat Sebers came to the party, equipped with the largest mobile smoker on the planet. In addition to his usual great ribs, we also enjoyed smoked salmon, chicken, steak and who knows what else...

Everyone had wonderful food and a great time.


Lonnie with wife Alice and family.

(The "denture" cake in the foreground was created by Becky)


July  2011

Keith & Kathie Hammer spent the month of July serving as guest Light-Keepers 
and Tour Guides at the Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, California. See 
Kathie's articles in the July and August 2011 Sportsmen newsletters.

Click here for a great picture of the lighthouse 



May  2011

Congratulations SYC member Becky Wilson on her retirement after 30+ years with the Carpenters Union Local in Martinez. 
Friends and Hubby Don put together a fun party on Saturday, May 21.




November  2010

Jim Dawson, Fisherman Extraordinaire!

If the prize is for the biggest fish caught, Jim will usually catch it. If the target is a 38 1/4" fish as was the case in the Mike "Pogo" Pereira Stripped Bass Derby of 2010, Jim found it and won the $1K first prize. Congratulations Jim...


August  2010


Congratulations to Ted & Melody Nicholson who 
entered into wedded bliss on August 14, 2010