Swami Cailouet Predicts

My Predictions for the Next America’s Cup
Larry Caillouet

Starting with the easy ones:

  1. 1. The AC will be sailed on the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand.2. Peter Burling will be at the helm of the defender. Dean Barker will not be aboard.

    3. The AC will have a strong nationality rule requiring at least a majority of crew members to be from the country of the boat they compete on.

    4. Nationality will be determined not only by passport, but since many sailors have dual citizenship with multiple passports, any sailor who has competed in an Olympics will be considered a national of only the country he or she represented.

    5. The course will be considerably longer than the San Francisco and Bermuda courses, but considerably shorter than the Newport and San Diego courses. A race will take about one hour.

    6. It will be sailed in boats that require sail changes.

    7. It will be sailed in monohulls, probably not 12-meters or even the newer Super 12’s, but something with a classic look and modern high-tech components built to a box rule.

    8. The challengers will include USA–not necessarily Oracle BMW, UK–Land Rover BAR, Italy–Prada Luna Rossa, Sweden–Artemis, and Australia-Quantas Fosters.

    9. New Zealand will be challenged for the Cup by Australia.

    10. The winner will be . . . New Zealand!

    Write ‘em down–You heard it first here!


Yankee Doodle Recap by Frank Kersting

A patriotic song, sung with feeling by the POYC sailors and guests, began  the evening’s activities. The pavilion was full with club members and guests.  The ‘Yankee Doodle’ is Herb Siewert’s favorite regatta where he insisted on pork barbecue, sometimes smoked on the property.  For the 2017 regatta, his daughter and family joined the festivities.  Welcome and trust we will see you more often!

The dinner was excellent, as all the side dishes were scraped clean. Taking time for the featured Carolina chicken sandwiches to settle, the anticipated dessert: homemade ice cream, was served.  The sweet treat by Debbie and Steve was so delicious, the containers were also scraped clean.  No need to wash them!!

After the tables were cleared, Debbie showed the feature movie, ‘Wind,’ one of the top 10 best sailing movies.  With surround sound that Steve connected, watching a sailing movie with fellow sailors and boats in the yard added. Special flare.

The Yankee Doodle was shortened due to threatening weather but two races in light wind were completed.

The results were:

Dinghy- 1st Barry Sanders

               2nd. Joe Brownfield

Cruiser- 1st Frank Kersting

                2nd Greg Glass

                3rd. Chris & Andrew Eaton.  This was their first placement in racing- welcome to the racing fleet!

What a wonderful way to celebrate July 4, remembering the precious gifts we have in this great nation.

Yankee Doodle is Sunday July 2nd!


Sunday, July 2

Great American Cookout

Yankee Doodle Regatta



Special order has arrived: The famous Carolina Chicken for a scrumptious chicken sandwich

In addition to Hamburgers, Hot Dogs with dressing choices,

Carol’s Famous Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and Cole Slaw.  Beverages also provided.


Top off a filling meal with HOME MADE ICE CREAM courtesy of Debbie, Steve and Carol

Movie starts at 7:30 with popcorn!

Cost: $10.00/person, children under 12 free



A race designed for first-time racers!

Skippers’ meeting 10:00

$10.00 registration fee


Summer solstice, as one of the more religious members observed, is celebrated with abandon at Stonehenge.  Well, we discussed mooning but there was no moon, there was, however, wind.  An exceedingly slow start  caused Kevin’s boat with a jolly crew, led by Lee Huddleston, to drift over the starting line early!  The turtle race was on!  The wind miraculously  began to ruffle the placid lake and the race around the island with the race quickly  becoming serious business.  It was a marvelous evening for the POYC regatta which had started as twice around the island due to the exceptional winds throughout the day, but had significantly diminished to whispers in the evening.

The 5 sail boats, chased one another around the island with ‘skipper’s choice’ as to which direction to sail.  The Champions took the route less traveled and showed the positive results of taking that route!  There was also a match race inside the regatta itself, as Leah and her astute tactician Carol Kersting, challenged Steve and Carol’s other half, to a match race.  The finish line told that tale, which shall be revealed  in the results!

Leah previewed the shirts commemorating the beginning of the ‘POYC next 50.’  The shirts were very popular with the attending members.  Shirts cost $20.00 with sizes for all.  Well done, Leah

Before giving the results, a major kudos to Holly and Gwen for buying and binging dinner with sides provided by other club  members.   After a day of sailing, the food was consumed by famished sailors.   Tom and Teresa Cripps joined the other day-sailors for the Solstice Regatta.  Telling tales until 8:00 pm, we set off for the shortened course.

About 90 minutes later, the race was finished.  Rob set a moving finish line between his boat and the cove’s point.  Leah and Carol remembered that Kevin was over early, so they yelled to Rob that the finish line was, therefore, on either side of his boat.  This IS about fairness, after all, they observed!  Race concluded at 11:00 pm

The results were:

Third Place– Steve Stahl

Second Place– Debbie & Bill Champion

First Place– Kevin Klarer with the most boisterous crew!

Remember to plan to join your fellow mates for the POYC GREAT AMERICAN COOKOUT  July 2nd at 5:30 with homemade ice cream and a movie at 7:30.  Cost: $10.00/person with children under 12 free.

The Yankee Doodle, a fun regatta, skippers’ meeting starts at 10:00.  Registration cost: $10.00


Yankee Doodle Regatta & Independence Day

The Port Oliver Yacht Club
Independence Day Family Celebration
Yankee Doodle Regatta
Sunday July 2nd

Come one come all to the Greatest Show on Earth
Well, not quite BUT it will be a memorable party

For POYC members and their families
For racers, race begins at 10:00
If you have a ‘hankerin’ to race, plan to race in the
FUN REGATTA for Dinghies and Cruisers
Regatta registration only: $10.00

For all other members,
Begins at 5:30

With An All American Food Tradition:
Hamburgers, hot dogs,
Homemade Ice Cream,
You’ve heard about Ben and Jerry’s

Movie under the stars begins at 7:30
DINNER COST: $10.00/person, children under 12 free
To celebrate the start of our 51st year, we have
Specially designed t-shirts and other merchandise

Plan to join us for
A memorable Independence Day CELEBRATION