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!
- North American Championship planning is in full swing, and sponsors are being updated often.
- 2014 Schedule has been tentatively set, to be voted on at February's meeting
- We'll likely have 1 race day set aside for "tuning" so if you've ever wanted to get your boat looked at by other races for full ramming speed, you'll want to keep an eye on that schedule!
- The Rigging Clinic will be the first event of the year, I think it will be around the last weekend in Feb, or first weekend in March.
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.
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.