June 20: StFYC Celebrity Sailor Roast – Please Check Your Glass Jaws At the Front Desk
Jim Cascino, Staff Commodore, Sailor, Auctioneer Extraordinaire, Breeder of a Frisbee Champion
Great leaders can laugh at themselves. We help ours with celebrity sailor roasts. Bring your funny stories and especially your “tall” tales… about our height-challenged hero! Remember to leave your stiff upper lip with the dermatologist, wear a wide belt to keep from busting a gut and let’s have fun roasting our friend and target-of-the-day, Jim Cascino. No need to wear your elevator shoes, because Jim’s few friends aren’t much taller. And , remember to slouch down in your chair so they can see their hero way up there on the stage. If Jim’s buddies feel up to it, we might even have stilt-races in the parking lot, right after the roast!
June 27: From Lima to the Golden Gate Bridge -- One Engineer's Story
Jorge Lee, Architectural Engineer, Golden Gate Bridge District
Born in Lima, Peru, Jorge moved to the U.S. to study Engineering in 1965. After learning English, he earned a degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly University. He has worked in structural engineering for over 40 years. He started at one of the top Bridge Engineering Designers, T.Y. Lin International and was also a Chief Construction Administrator overseeing several high rise buildings, bridges and stadiums. He even rebuilt his home after an unfortunate fire. For the past 18 years, Jorge has worked at the Golden Gate Bridge District as a Bridge Inspector, Associate Civil Engineer and now a Senior Facilities Engineer.
July 4: NO WYL! Happy Fourth of July!
July 11: High Speed Stadium-Style Sailing Over Short, Close to Shore, Tactical Courses
Matt Reynolds, Founder and CEO, Extreme Sailing San Diego
Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series™ is the original Stadium Racing sailing circuit designed for spectators, GC32 foiling catamarans delivering high-speed performances, virtually flying at 40 knots close to shore and putting guests in the heart of the battle. In 2018, the global circuit will visit eight iconic venues spanning the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The Series attracts some of the world’s top sailors, from Olympians, America’s Cup legends and offshore record holders who compete on hydrofoiling GC32 catamarans capable of reaching 39kts. Three-time All American Sailor, Matt Reynolds has been sailing professionally for the past 21 years, has won several National and World Championships and broken several offshore racing records.