|Year||Sail#||Yacht Name||Owner/Skipper||Venue||Club Affiliation||Regatta|
|2016||1633||Draco||Brian Shenstone/Bob Orr||MD||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2015||17850||One Time||Art / Scott Melendres||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||Report|
|2014||632||Target Practice||Erik Ryan/Adam Hollerbach||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2013||1633||Draco||Brian Shenstone/Bob Orr||MD||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2012||17850||One Time||Art / Scott Melendres||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||Report|
|2011||1029||holmebrew||J. David Holme||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2010||1633||Draco||Brian Shenstone/Bob Orr||MD||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2009||27232||Janes Addiction||Jane & Steve Horst||CA||Report|
|2008||1633||Draco||Brian Shenstone/Bob Orr||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2007||1633||Draco||Brian Shenstone/Bob Orr||MD||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2006||27232||Janes Addiction||Jane & Steve Horst||CA||Report|
|2005||1633||Draco||Brian Shenstone/Bob Orr||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2004||1633||Draco||Brian Shenstone/Bob Orr||MD||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2003||17850||One Time||Art / Scott Melendres||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||Report|
|2002||454||Nemisis||John & Mike Bianco||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|2001||478||Love Shack||Art Libby||MD||Annapolis Yacht Club||Report|
|2000||67125||Rascal||Dennis Riggs||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1999||746||Stars & Stripes||Bill & Sally Martin||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|1998||1260||Alice May||Mike O’Toole||MD||Eastport Yacht Club||N/A|
|1996||28000||Gorilla Dust||Weiss Bros/Mark Gaudio||CA||B. C. Yacht Club||N/A|
|1995||5633||Clytie||Dale Marshal||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||N/A|
|1994||1276||Blades||Dave Woodridge||MD||Naval Academy Sailing Assoc||N/A|
|1993||826||Clayton’s Place||Bob Kirstine||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1992||747||Cheap Date||Mike Van Dyke||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1991||628||Anne Mayme||Tom Schreiber||MI||Northstar S. C./Bayview Yacht Club||N/A|
|1990||825||En Garde||Cal Hadden||LA||Southern Yacht Club||N/A|
|1989||429||Fair Lady||Bob Kirstine||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1988||25||Carina||Bud Parks/Nichlois Storr||CA||Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1987||835||Jo-Mama||Feldman/Tusa/ Bremmer||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||Report|
|1986||1276||Riders Up||John Jenkins||MD||N. A. S. S. – Annapolis Maryland||Report|
|1985||270||Scampi||Al Gooch Jack Gooch||LA||Southern Yacht Club -New Orleans||N/A|
|1984||1508||Lipo||Bob Kirstine||LA||Southern Yacht Club -New Orleans||N/A|
|1983||8||Giddy-Up||Bill & Joann Parker||MI||Bayview Yacht Club||N/A|
|1981||444||Caliban||Jim Robinson||CA||West Coast Yacht Club||N/A|
|1980||1633||Draco||Steve Bandy||MI||Annapolis Maryland||Report|
|1979||47646||Tern||Steve Bandy||MD||Annapolis Maryland||N/A|
|1978||611||Mr Hyde||Steve Bandy||MD||Magothy River Sailing Assoc||N/A|
|1977||774||Windseeker||Gene McKinnon||CA||Pacific Mariners Yacht Club||N/A|
|1976||74||Blue Minnow||Phil Murray||CA||Pacific Mariners Yacht Club||N/A|
|1975||1310||Lollipop||Tom Leweck||CA||California Yacht Club||N/A|
|1974||18||Veloz||Jack Steele||CA||Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1973||300||Tenacious||Alex Kimball||CA||Alamitos Bay Yacht Club||N/A|
|1972||57||Toro||Tom Vandiver||CA||Little Ships Fleet of Long Beach||N/A|
|1971||462||Puff II||Rod & Marianne Simenz||CA||Pacific Mariners Yacht Club||N/A|
|1970||303||Bandit||Dick Alfring||CA||Seal Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1969||85||Aquarius||Dr. John Holiday||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1968||765||Sequacious||Doug Rastello||CA||Long Beach Yacht Club||N/A|
|1967||19||Balandra||Bruce McClaire||CA||Lido Isle Yacht Club||N/A|
|1966||217||Snail Baby||Peter Schoonmaker||CA||St. Francis Yacht Club||N/A|
|1965||26||Valhalla||B. McFarland/J. Vasek||CA||Santa Barbara Yacht Club||N/A|
The First Cal 25 National Regatta
I recently was given some old Los Angeles Times articles and results sheets from the first Cal 25 Nationals. They came to me via a mutual friend from Don Taugher who is now an ABYC member. I thought my fellow Cal 25 owners and crew would enjoy the following.
The first National Championship Regatta was sponsored by the Long Beach Yacht Club (in Long Beach, Ca) The regatta consisted of three races on October 2nd & 3rd of 1965. The date for the national championship and the first class constitution approved was at a meeting on July 20th 1965.
The annual class dues were $5.00/year in 1966
From the L.A. Times Article: Transcribed by Bob Daniel, no author or date was visible in the article I have.
Valhalla, 1st Champ
Valhalla, skippered by Bill McFarland of Santa Barbara Yacht Club, was the winner of the first national championship regatta in the new Cal-25 class Sunday. Twenty boats turned out for the Long Beach Yacht Club sponsored event. The first Cal-25 was launched last February and the class has grown to 112 boats.
1. Valhalla, Bill McFarland (SBYC)
2. Aquarius, John Holiday (LBYC)
3. Ensueno, Don Taugher (SMYC)
4. Ventolero, Bill Kitchings (SSSC)
5. Aeolus, john Clark (LBYC)
Addtional notes (added in 2001, updated July 2003)
Not mentioned in the article is there were ties for 6th, 13th places at the conclusion of racing. On the first day (two races) the results sheet shows 8 ties. It was a competitive class right from the start!
My boat, Nemesis #290, had not yet been built and I had not been born. I wonder if Bill Lapworth would have guessed his Cals would still be around? A Cal 40, Willow Wind won the cruising division of the Transpac this year. In the 2003 Transpac, the 40th anniversery of the Cal 40 there were 10 Cal 40’s entered. They were given the only one design start in the history of the Transpac)
Two members of Long Beach Yacht Club deserve special thanks for their contributions to the Cal 25 fleet, Judy Johnson & Karl Kindrich. Judy joined LBYC in 1965 and worked as a volunteer on the first Nationals race committee. She is an active member at the club and has even delayed her vacation so that she could volunteer for the 2003 Nationals race comittee! Karl Kindrich has been the PRO for many, many Cal 25 events and and has supported the Long Beach fleet for almost as long as Judy. The Cal 25 Fleet V perpetual Championship Trophy is named after Karl Kindrich. The fleet owes both of them our thanks for the many years of support and work to make the Cal 25 fleet such a strong organization.
Judy’s recalled in a recent e-mail that the PRO for the First Nationals was Peter Hogenson also still an LBYC member.
From the Announcement for the 1965 National Championship regatta on mimeographed paper:
An entry fee of $5.00 will be required to pay for the Trophies. A completed entry form must be submitted with the $5.00 entrance fee before September 25,1965. Each skipper must be a member of a recognized NAYRU club….
Written August 2001
by Bob Daniel
Brian Shenstone, Steve Bandy, Bob Kirstine, and Art / Scott Melendres are all at least “three time” winners of the title. Bandy won the title in 1980 by sailing the vessel “Draco.” Brian Shenstone is now a seven time National Champion with Draco having won an amazing eight titles.
Brian Shenstone and Bob Orr won back to back titles with the same boat in 2004, 2005 and 2007, 2008. Furthermore, he has won addition three titles 2010, 2013 & 2016 and accomplished these feats several times in foreign waters. Their victories are testimony to the long standing durability of the Cal 25. Steve Bandy was also instrumental in starting the rotation of the national event that we use today. Over the years racers competing under the Burgees of Long Beach Yacht Club and Bayview Yacht Club have each won the title seven times.
Bill and Sally Martin own a Santa Cruise 70 called “Stripes” which they campaign in the Great Lakes. They had owned a Cal 25 for many years and missed the wonderful one design sailing that they had done in the Detroit Fleet. Their son and a friend found their old Cal in a yard in rough condition and purchased it. Needless to say, it was quite a surprise for Bill and Sally. A monumental renovation project was undertaken which produced a “show room new” Cal 25. Sally Martin then won the 1999 Nationals in Detroit. Unfortunately, the boat was burned in a fire at Bayview Yacht Club in the winter of 1999/2000 along with three other Cal 25s.
Tom Schreiber, 1991 National Champion, is a charter member of the Detroit Cal 25 fleet and is still competitively racing Anne Mayme in his 70’s.
– Updated 2016 (J.McAllister)