Great day of sailing. 7 boats. 5 races. Challenging shifty winds. Close competition. 4th and 5th races were around the island
And this from the American Lake Sailing Club (ALSC) newsletter:
On May 2nd San Juan Fleet 1 came to American Lake for their monthly races. ALSC had a good showing on the day with four of the seven boats. ALSC boats included: Wild Juan, Teal, Red Juan and Sting Ray. Jerry on Sting Ray had some spiffy new sails. Five races were run that day with ALSC boats taking first place in four of them.
Three of the races were around Silcox Island which always makes for interesting races. Frank on Bye-Gone showed up and took lots of photo some which are printed here. It was a beautiful day for sailing and everyone had a lot fun. Hope that Fleet 1 makes it back to American Lake soon.
Racing in March saw heavy winds and some exciting racing. Our Spring #2 races March 28 at Coulon park was not quite as windy as Spring #1 with all boats able to sail the entire day under full main and working jib. 3 boats braved the strong winds that day and got in 6 exciting races. With clear skies and lots of wind, it does not get any better.
Next on the calendar for April:
Saturday 4/11 - Spring Race #3, Coulon, first start at noon
4/25-26 Three Tree Point Yacht Club Spring Regatta at Des Moines Marina
Check out ttpyc.org for more information
Spring racing that is! I'm still trying to book some time to get the full schedule updated, but for now, here's the rest of March's schedule!
Saturday 3/14 - Spring Race #1, Coulon, first start at noon (daylight savings time already!)
Saturday 3/28 - Spring Race #2, Coulon, first start at noon
Anyone out enjoying some summer time sailing and cruising? If so let us know in the forums!
North American Championships are over, and you missed out if you didn't go! We got in too many races for some, and not enough for others. Congrats to Bob Abelin and Rob Anderson for winning the flying sails, and working sails classes respectively.
Fall racing is coming up fast, only 26 days until Fall #1 out in Brownsville, Wa.
See you all soon!
Hey everyone, I sent email to most of the people that would have been likely to show up, but we're canceling the Tuning Clinic as very few people were going to be able to make it out.
Hopefully we'll see some of you at the TYC Summer Vashon next weekend though!
Is coming up fast! Registration form has been posted up on the class website at www.sj21class.org and you need to get your checks in asap!
If you want to get in your apparel orders, they should be in by May 30th, as well as food orders.
If you have any questions feel free to email cklamp at live dot com.
The rigging clinic is in the bag, and the Fleet spent lots of time getting Carl and his new boat up to speed. Hopefully we'll see him on the 15th at Gene Coulon Park for the first race of the season. Oh yeah, 1st race is on the 15th of March! Everyone's going to be there, so you should too!
The events calendar has been updated as well with all Spring and Fall Races, as well as the Road Warrior Races, Fleet Meetings, and a tentative Christmas Party date!
Here's to more awesome San Juan 21 racing in 2014!
As Stephen always says, Rubbin's Racin!
The Fleet 1 Annual Rigging Clinic has been set for 10 am March 1st at Gene Coulon Park in Renton, Washington.
If you have a boat, and need some help figuring out how to rig it, need someone to look it over to see what needs work, or just want to hang out with some other like minded sailors, please stop on by!
feel free to email any of the Fleet 1 leadership if you have any questions or want to let us know you're coming.
A few small tidbits about what Fleet 1 is up to lately, lots is happening, but i'll keep it concise!
As always, feel free to email us, or post in our forums!
In case you were not at the November Meeting, or December Christmas Party, Fleet 1 elected to donate some money in Fausto's name as a thank you for all his work with the fleet, website, and continuing support through domain name registration, etc, to the World Food Program to go towards the Filipino's affected by the last hurricane that hit the area.
Fausto has been stationed in the Philippines for more than a year and has seen first hand the devastation the hurricane caused.
Thanks for all your support Fausto and see you soon!
I got the email a few moments. I am incredibly touched, but more important, it will take care of people's immediate nutritional needs. While I was there for five days, I witnessed WFP's work first hand. They made and will continue to make a difference.
As some of you know I was in Tacloban for five days, spending Thanksgiving in a dark city eating MREs. I was there for the US Government trying to find missing Americans at the same time reporting back on relief efforts. Very little can prepare you for the level of destruction. Between the 250 plus mile winds and up to 30 foot wall of water, Town after after town we passed looked like they were carpet bombed. Residents face years of recovery.
Long way if saying thank you!
Hope to get back to Seattle the NOODs next year.