Spring #2 - Saturday March 23

posted Mar 19, 2019, 11:31 AM by Kris Barker

Spring #2 is this weekend, 3/23 with first start at noon. Spring #1 turnout was pretty light - hopefully we'll see more boats this weekend. Weather shows it cooling off a bit with a chance of some rain but it's really a bit early to know for sure. We've had great turnout at fleet meetings recently - now we just need to start seeing all those boats out racing!

2019 Fleet Schedule

posted Feb 21, 2019, 11:39 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 8:47 AM ]

Our 2019 Spring and Fall Series schedule has been approved:

Date Event Location
March 9 Spring 1 Coulon
March 23 Spring 2 Coulon
April 6 Spring 3 Coulon
April 20 RW1 - Milltown Spring Regatta Everett
May 5 RW2 - SYC Mark Mayer Lake Washington
May 18 Spring 4 Coulon
June 1 RW3 - TYC Summer Vashon Tacoma
September 5-7 Western Nationals Lake Chelan
September 7-8 RW4- Chelan Regatta Lake Chelan
September 20-22 RW5 - "The Gene" Des Moines
October 5 Fall 1 Coulon
October 19 Fall 2 Coulon
November 2 Fall 3 Coulon
November 16 Fall 4 Coulon

Lots of great events for 2019! We'll likely have a few summer cruising events to add to the schedule - more discussion of that at the fleet meeting in March.

Speaking of the fleet meeting - we are planning to change our monthly fleet meetings to the 2nd Thursday of the month beginning in March. We need to verify that w/ the Chelan Cafe, but plan do plan on the next meeting Thursday, March 12th. All the 2019 events (including meetings) will be posted to the Google fleet calendar shortly.

Fleet Christmas Party - December 2nd!

posted Nov 20, 2018, 8:48 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 4:26 PM ]

For those who didn't make the last race of the season Nov 10th, you missed near perfect conditions - steady 8-10kts winds, about 50 degrees, and sunny all day. A really great day to be out on the water!

Hopefully you all got an email about our annual Christmas party coming up Dec 2nd at Jack & Jenny Caldwell's house. As mentioned, please RSVP with number of people and what food you are bringing. So far, we have:

Jim Miller - dessert
Doug Twomey - veg dish
Paul Von Stubbe (+1 Anne) - salad
Jim Altice - salad
Angela Goodman (+ Aaron) - deviled eggs
Chris Popich (+ Chris) - potato dish
Kris Barker (+ Ann) - veg dish

If I missed anyone, please email one of the fleet officers (check the info page for email addresses and we'll forward the full info to you). Hope to see you there!


Inaugural 2018 Gene Adams Memorial Regatta

posted Oct 9, 2018, 5:08 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 3:00 PM ]

The weekend of September 28-30, 2018 a group of San Juan 21 sailors from Fleet 1 and beyond gathered together at the Des Moinse Marina for a some racing, some partying, some story telling, and to pay tribute to our friend and mentor Gene Adams. It was a truly fantastic event with a solid 11 boat turnout including Fleet 1 regulars (and not-so-regulars) as well as visitors from eastern Washington and Canada. Gene's family was represented by his widow Liz and son Chris who brought and raced Gene's venerable PGS Juan.

At the close of the event we awarded both the new Gene Adams Memorial Regatta perpetual trophies as well as trophies for the San Juan 21 Northwest Championship in both Working Sails and All Sails classes. It was a great inaugural regatta sure to become an annual event not to be missed!

Lots Happening in September!

posted Sep 1, 2018, 10:55 AM by Kris Barker   [ updated Sep 1, 2018, 10:58 AM ]

It's time to sail ... and there are lots of opportunities this month so get ready to get out there!

Sept 8/9 - Chelan Regatta, Lake Chelan
Sept 15 - Fall #2 (well, kinda Fall #1 :-), Coulon Park, Renton
Sept 20 - Monthly fleet meeting at the Chelan Cafe
Sept 29/30 - Inaugural Gene Adams Memorial Regatta, Des Moinse Marina

Hope to see many of you at many (all!) of these events. It's been awhile since we've been out as a fleet so call all your SJ21 buddies and let's get lots of boats on the water. Check the Events Calendar for all the details. And make sure you get your entry for the Gene Adams Regatta in SOON so we know how many boats/people to expect.

Mark Your Calendars! The Inaugural San Juan 21 Gene Adams Memorial Regatta

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:24 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Jul 31, 2018, 12:26 PM ]

Seattle San Juan 21 Fleet One would like to announce the first of what we hope will become an annual must-attend event for all San Juan 21 sailors,  our inaugural San Juan 21 Gene Adams Memorial Regatta, Sept 29-30, 2018 at the marina in Des Moines, WA.

Back in April 2015 the San Juan 21 community lost a treasured friend and fellow sailor. At that time Fleet One made a commitment to honor Gene by coming up with something special. We know of no better way than to host a regatta in his name.  We want to make it an event that Gene would be proud of so plan on it being a special weekend filled with socializing, eating, drinking… plenty of stories, plus some fun racing thrown in.  Gene was always welcoming to new sailors so if you’re new to the sport he’d want you to come join in the fun, meet some new friends and see what our little boats are all about.

See the attached NOR for all the details and don't hesitate to email any of the fleet officers (see Fleet 1 Information) with any questions. Let’s make this regatta one to remember!

Next time you hear "snow", don't you believe it!

posted Mar 24, 2018, 5:35 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Mar 24, 2018, 5:37 PM ]

For those spooked by rumors of the white stuff, you missed an exceptional day of sailing at Coulon: mostly sunny, steady 10+/- kt winds, and nary a drop or a flake. Unfortunately, turnout was also exceptional ... exceptionally light, that is.

Working sails was represented by Doug; Stephen (and yours truly) along with a partial day appearance by Christian (and family) made up the spinnaker fleet. Wind was perfect to get lots of racing in. We started right at noon and finished up just after 3 completing 6 races in all. It sure was fun zipping along at 4 - 5.5 knots all day.

Next up we are back at Coulon on April 7th. Don't miss out! 

Racing Update - aka, time to start racing, part deux

posted Mar 21, 2018, 9:25 AM by Kris Barker

Well, we didn't quite make it for the team racing - we didn't have quite the number of commitments needed to pull it off. BUT our "regular" spring season starts this Saturday, March 24th with Spring #1 at Coulon. See the Events Calendar for all the particulars. Right now weather is looking partly sunny with light winds - if that holds, should be a great first race of the season.

Also schedule related, we've got a line on a possible location/date for the Gene Adams regatta we've been discussing the last year or so, The timing of this MAY impact the fall schedule a bit - we'll know more in a few weeks and will discuss in detail at the next fleet meeting on April 19th. Stay tuned!

Don't look now, but it's time to start racing!

posted Feb 20, 2018, 3:12 PM by Kris Barker   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 3:14 PM ]

The 2018 schedule has been posted to the Fleet calendar. We start the year with a team race at Coulon on March 10th. Both the Spring and Fall feature 4 Fleet races and 2 Road Warrior events. So, it's time to start talking it up and let's see if we can get some double digit turnouts this year. More info posted as things are further finalized, but do plan on the team race in a couple of weeks - it's always a great way to start the season.

Christmas Party Time!

posted Nov 27, 2017, 11:31 AM by Kris Barker

Our annual Christmas Party is just around the corner:

Sunday 12/3, 2pm-6pm
Home of Jack and Jenny Caldwell
3219 40th Ave SW (West Seattle)

If you are coming (and we hope you are):
  • Please email Chris to let us know what you are bringing: salad, hot side dish, or dessert (the fleet will provide the ham). People often bring wine as well.
  • Remember your white elephant gift! Bring a wrapped, fun gift - $20 max - for each person who wants to participate in the exchange.
  • And if you've not had a chance to pay your fleet dues for 2017 yet, here's your last opportunity! And for those looking ahead, I'm sure Jim will be happy to take dues for 2018 as well :-).
We'll also have season awards and a (very, very) brief meeting to select new fleet officers for next year.

See you there!

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