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Fall #4 - This Saturday, 10/24 @Coulon

posted Oct 21, 2020, 7:40 PM by Kris Barker

Just two more to go - this week and 11/7, both starts at noon.

Winds looking a bit light right now ... but 50 degrees and mostly sunny is pretty nice for late October. We've had a real dearth of participants lately - let's see if we can finish up the season strong with lots of boats these last two races.

See you on the water!

Upcoming Events - October Fleet Meeting & Fall #3

posted Oct 1, 2020, 11:01 AM by Kris Barker   [ updated Oct 1, 2020, 11:04 AM ]

Well you missed some great sailing on Saturday 9/26. Yes, we got a few sprinkles, but the wind was fantastic all day. Just 4 boats (JeffT, DougT, PaulV, StephenJ) ... bottom line is we need more of you out there! We nearly had the parking lot to ourselves and with good wind, got in some longer races. 

Next up:
  • Fleet meeting Thursday 10/8 at 7pm - check your email for a Zoom invite next week
  • Fall #3 at Coulon on Saturday 10/10 ... first start noon
With the Road Warrior cancellations, we've got 5 total races in the Fall Series this year so there's still time to get out and race. Hope to see you at both events next week.

-Kris

Fall #2 - This Saturday, 9/26/2020!

posted Sep 24, 2020, 6:32 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Sep 25, 2020, 7:52 AM ]

Fingers crossed for better weather than we had earlier this afternoon. Coulon - first start at noon. Hope to see many of you there now that the smoke has cleared ...

Calling All Sailors ... It's Fall Season Time!

posted Sep 11, 2020, 1:43 PM by Kris Barker

Our Fall racing series is happening! A few of us met (via Zoom) on Thursday 9/10 to approve a modified Fleet 1-events-only schedule for this fall as a result of the canceled Chelan Regatta and our decision to cancel this year's Gene Adams Memorial Regatta.

That means FIVE fleet races this fall starting with the kickoff at Coulon tomorrow, 9/12, first start at noon. Check out the full season calendar - we've got 5 races, one every two weeks into early November. There was some confusion regarding a discussion on modifying the first start time - a discussion that now seems ages ago - so we'll go back to our historically normal 12:00pm noon start during daylight savings time and 11:30am once standard time hits.

Hopefully the "load" on Coulon is less than what we experience back in May, but get there early if you can to make sure you've got a place to park. And keep your fingers crossed for clear enough skies to actually be able to see the marks!

Hope to see a bunch of boats tomorrow!

Spring #4

posted May 10, 2020, 2:53 PM by Kris Barker

Spring #4 did actually happen on Saturday May 8th with 3 boats in the water and 2 others unable to find parking (ack!). Stephen reports that the winds were good until about 2pm then got pretty light. This completes our Spring Series ... and, as you all know, it's been a highly unusual one.

The next scheduled sailing event is the North Americans in Klamath Falls the last weekend in June. At this point that event is on, however, a final determination will be made at the National Association meeting on Thursday, June 4th so stay tuned here and on the National Association site.

Meanwhile, we haven't had a fleet meeting in a couple of months so we'll be trying the Zoom thing this Thursday, 5/14 at 6:30pm. Keep a lookout for an invite in your email and I hope to see you there.

***CANCELLED Spring #3 ***

posted Apr 3, 2020, 9:37 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 9:39 PM ]

Our 3rd fleet race this spring, scheduled for Saturday April 4th, has been cancelled. Note also that the first Road Warrior event this year, the Milltown Spring Regatta in Everett, has been postponed to (tentatively) May 2nd. Check back here and on the fleet calendar for up to date scheduling information.

Stay safe and healthy!

Spring #2 - 3/21/2020

posted Mar 19, 2020, 11:10 PM by Kris Barker

Our 2nd spring series race is happening - please let others know of your participation on the spreadsheet. Stay safe an healthy out there!

*** 3/12 Fleet Meeting Cancelled ***

posted Mar 11, 2020, 8:15 AM by Kris Barker   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 8:16 AM ]

We've decided to cancel this month's fleet meeting but even though we aren't meeting, we are still sailing! Our 2nd race of the season is:
Saturday March 21st
Coulon Park
11:30AM first start

Please remember to indicate your participation on the spreadsheet I sent a link to.

See you there!

2020 Spring #1 - Recap

posted Mar 8, 2020, 2:00 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Mar 8, 2020, 2:10 PM ]

Well, it was an interesting day to say the least! (If you want all the gory details, make sure you come to the fleet meeting this Thursday March 12.) Our efforts to have the 1st start at 11:30AM were, seemingly, thwarted at every turn, but we did manage to get 4 races in, albeit starting about an hour late.

The weather was mixed - mostly decent with sun/light rain cycles throughout the afternoon and a bit chilly. The wind was good - a bit blustery the first race or two, then calmed down a bit. We had 4 boats show up although our start delay and the increased winds knocked us down to 3 racing. And with good wind, we even varied the course from race to race. All in all, really fun day to get rid of some of the cobwebs (believe me, Stephen and I had plenty) and get back into racing.

Hope to see more boats out there in 2 weeks - please remember to indicate your participation on the spreadsheet I sent out earlier. And for any non-boat owners who'd like to participate, we typically have a couple of boats being single-handed by skippers who LOVE having crew!

2020 Spring #1 - Saturday March 7th @Coulon, 1st start 11:30AM

posted Mar 5, 2020, 9:31 AM by Kris Barker   [ updated Mar 8, 2020, 2:07 PM ]

It's time to sail! And if you are like me, getting out on the water and away from all the current "crazy" seems like just the ticket. Weather looks decent - light winds and mostly cloudy ... hopefully the rain will hold off until we're all wrapped up for the day.

I'm working on a signup mechanism so we can see who is coming - I have phone numbers but don't really want to post those on the public site, so maybe we can do the email coordination thing this week.

Many of you got an email from me linking to a spreadsheet to indicate whether or not you'll be sailing - please update it so we'll all know. (And if you didn't get the email, let me know.)

Hope to see you out on the water this weekend. 

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