Welcome to Laguna Woods Yacht Club
LWYC Proudly Presents
(on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10 am via Zoom)
How the Shark Lab at Cal State Long Beach is protecting both people and Sharks
Dr. Chris Lowe
Director, Shark Lab
California State University, Long Beach
With shark populations increasing there have been more and more sightings along Southern California beaches. The Shark Lab at California State University Long Beach has been using underwater robots for autonomously tracking shark populations and studying their behavior. Working with lifeguards from San Diego to Santa Barbara the Shark Lab tagged a record number of 53 great white sharks in 2020.
The Shark Lab works with local lifeguards to develop protocols for how to best advise the public when sharks are sighted. They do this not only to keep the people safe but to keep the sharks safe as well. The Shark Lab has worked hard over the past 20 years to bring shark populations back from being over fished. Sharks are very important animals in our marine ecosystems. They help keep marine mammal populations healthy and they also keep fish populations healthy. We must learn to share the oceans with them.
Announcing the LWYC Dockside Happy Hours!
Join the crew and Skipper of Haitus as they end a great day of sailing with a Dockside Happy Hour.
The DHH is a “non-hosted”, BYOE event (i.e., the skipper is not the host). Participants will meet at the entrance to F-Dock and find a picnic table or other location where chairs could be set up. There will be no guarantee that the skipper for that day will be back at any particular time, or that they or their crew would be able to participate in the DHH … but you never know. Come down and enjoy the sun, the water, and the fellowship of your Club!
Registration is open to LWYC Members and their guests and is limited to a total of 6 registrants.
Click on the date to register:
Here are the links from the March 26 Membership Meeting:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKwLWsmdT8nbm_e1_VCX1A
During the October, 2020 Membership Meeting, Staff Commodore Lloyd Chase shared a tribute video honoring Roy Hutts and Shelley Schuber. Roy and Shelley were enormously supportive of our yacht club and played a critical role in the success the club enjoys today. Please click on the link below to be able to watch this excellent video:
We're Sailing Again!
The LWYC Board of Directors has given the go ahead to resume sailing effective Monday, June 22. (The below has been updated with changes made on March 19, 2021)
We're aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, so we are taking the following precautions in an effort to reduce the risk:
Here's what we expect from you:
Please be aware that individual Skippers may have more stringent requirements than those noted above.
Want to go sailing?
Laguna Woods Yacht Club has its own 30' Sailboat named Hiatus that goes out Monday thru Friday. If you're interested in a wonderful adventure on the open seas, we leave from our slip in Dana Point Harbor at noon. Click here to go the Calendar and make a reservation:
“Thank you so much for…a fabulous day of sailing the Pacific Ocean… So exciting to see the seals and dolphins… Was truly a day we will always cherish and remember.” — A recent guest
Laguna Woods Yacht Club is dedicated to the joy and skills of sailing. We provide both on and off the water activities. Members interested in sailing can ride along and watch for dolphins or be more actively involved in sailing the vessel. Members may also choose to participate in our wide range of non-sailing social activities.
Knowledge of sailing is not necessary to be a member. For more detailed information, see the links to the left on Joining the Yacht Club, and our Calendar. Teaching is our mission. Come learn with us. Go to the Sailing Academy page.
Here's the Social Calendar Summary for 2020 - Social Calendar