Great year of Racing for Fleet 1, Christmas Party coming up on the 8th at the Popich house. Email for us details.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to everyone!
Sorry for the lack of updates, work and life get crazy sometimes.
Fall racing is in full swing with only 3 more Fall races left in the season. Fall #3 is tomorrow Saturday the 12th at Lake Sammamish. Hopefully you'll all be there.
We have a Fleet Meeting next Thursday the 17th, and will be going over some North American's updates, Fleet Officer talk for 2014, some Christmas Party planning, and possibly some updates to the scoring system we use for 2014.
Our Road Warrior Series is finished for the year, with Wooglin, Mizu, and Jessie taking up the top 3 honors. We had good attendance at the CWB's Norm Blanchard regatta with Bob Abelin from Montana coming into town to brave the high winds!
Here's to a great end to the Fall Season, and on to 2014!
Located in lovely Bothell, Wa, the Jensen Estate has been freshly remodeled, and ready for a public viewing. The viewing will take place on August 17th, starting at 2pm. All Fleet 1 friends and family are welcome to come, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org
so he can have an idea of how many people to expect.
The Jensen Estate is also home to www.sjsailboats.com
, where you can also find the address and directions to the Estate. If you have any parts you need, make sure to get your orders in ASAP so Stephen and his minions (Well, Gene Adams at last count) can work around the clock getting your order ready to ship.
I just got word from Jeff Dere that both him and Jack aren't able to make the 4th of July cruise so it's been canceled. It's been removed from the events calendar too.
Spring #3 is right around the corner, this weekend April 13th being held on Lake Union in Seattle.
April 18th we have a Fleet Meeting at the Chelan Café in West Seattle at 630pm
The following weekend we have the alternate boat weighing event. April 20th at Chris Popich sign starting at 10am, so bring your boats down with your added lead and get them recertified!
Then at the end of the month, April 27/28th Road Warrior #1, the TTPYC Spring regatta.
We have a full calendar this month, hope to see you all around!
Last night we finalized the 2013 Race Schedule. I'll be posting it up to the events calendar as soon as I can, but for now I wanted to get a post out that we are going to be having the Rigging Clinic on 3/2 at 10 am at Chris Popich's sign company
The reason we're having it here? we're going to weight the boats in the fleet! so bring your boat down and let's get it weighed.
The class rules state
The minimum racing weight, of the San Juan 21 hull and mast, is to be no less than 1400
lbs, with all attached gear included, and all removable gear removed. Attached gear is
anything that is glued, screwed, bolted, split pinned or glassed in or onto the hull or mast.
So please, if you can, have your boat ready and bring the boat as configured. No need to bring the sails, rudder, boom, tackle box, fishing rods, down riggers, or anything else you use on your boat. Just the Hull, Mast, shrouds, and cleats, etc.
New Boat Owners
For newcomers who need rigging advice, at least 1 of you have contacted me, with a possible 2nd, so please feel free to bring your boats with everything included and we'll show you how to use it all, set the boat up, and answer any questions you need answers to. Chris assures me there is room to get a mast up in the parking lot of his office building.
See you there!
Gene is officially retired, and Stephen is now the new "go to guy" for all your San Juan needs... Please make sure to welcome Stephen, and thank Gene for all his years of service to the San Juan community!
But the last one just ended... Fleet 1 has a lot on it's calendar for the coming year.
We have a new Race Chairman in Jack Caldwell, Fleet Captain in Gene Adams, Vice Captain of Kris Barker, and Jeff Dere has taken on sole cruise duties, with Jim Miller stepping into the Treasurer role.
Fleet 1 will also be having a Rigging Clinic again this year... Likely in the later half of February, so if you've never rigged your boat, or just want to see how to rig one as you might be interested in buying one, please email us and let us know if you're interested in coming.
You can email me the web guy, my information is posted here
on the contacts page and let me know if you're interested in coming or not.