Just in from Steve Scharf in Boston: the Raven crew took THREE first place finishes today to win the 2019 Thunderbird International Championship Regatta! Congratulations to Steve Scharf, Jon Piskula, Simon Miles, Jeff Brantley, and Angie Brantley!
The Raven crew, sailing on the loaner boat called Atomic Salsa, is currently in 1st place after nine races in the 2019 Thunderbird International Championship regatta. Today they got a 1st, a 2nd and a 1st! One more day to go. Let’s hope they bring home the big trophy. Go Steve, Simon, Jon, Jeff, and Angie!
Steve Scharf has reported from the 2019 T-bird International Regatta in Boston that it was a light wind day, but after a one hour delay they got off three races. Eleven boats participated and the Raven crew got a seventh, a first, and a third putting them in second place at the end of day one. You can see the results on the regatta web site.
In an attempt to communicate better, the minutes of PTSA board meetings will now be published here on this site. Minutes from last night’s meeting are now available for your reading pleasure. The page with the minutes can always be found under the “About” menu. Many thanks to Heidi Eisenhour for making this happen.
If you have questions or comments about the minutes your feedback is always appreciated. Send email to email@example.com.
To celebrate a successful Midsummer Series, Admiral Ship Supply will be hosting a party for the fleet directly after racing ends on Wednesday. The Raven crew will once again provide brats, chips and potato salad. Please bring your own drinks. Admiral Ship Supply is located near the heavy haul out. All members are welcome.
From Stig Osterberg:
Our dear friend, Admiral Bob McClinton, passed away early this afternoon of congestive heart failure. The Admiral was the owner and skipper of the Sequim J-105 “America”, and “Intrepid” and “Weigh to Go” before that. We could always count on him to participate in our Midsummer regatta. Bob was loved and respected by everyone who knew him, and a space as crew on his boat was hard to get as he was such a gifted leader of people. He had only learned of this heart condition this morning, and had immediately phoned his entire sailing crew to request that they all meet for lunch. He unfortunately died before the gathering.
He was one of a kind, and we will miss him. His leadership and enthusiasm inspired all of us to be better and showed us what a “can do” attitude was all about.
The PTSA race marks are back in the water and ready for the first race on April 3rd. Some may not know that the marks must be removed every year for the winter lest they accumulate too much fouling and kelp and be washed away in one of our big winter storms. The marks and rode must also be cleaned and repaired as necessary to be ready for the next season. James Arsulich, with his trusty Catalina 36 “Nora Mae”, has assumed responsibly for this task over the last several years. This year he has been ably assisted by Brian Bolling, John Lynes, and Jim Heumann. The guy actually doing the diving has been Oscar Johnson from Poulsbo.
Since a number of the boats in the PHRF fleet could not make the Wednesday evening races we have added a new series that will run on Fridays starting at 6:15pm. The first race is 4/5/2019. All boats are welcome. If you are not sure what PHRF means and want to know more click here.
And don’t forget the kickoff party this Thursday!
If you have visited this web site before you will see some changes – hopefully they are improvements! If you find anything that doesn’t seem to work right please send Jim Heumann an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The big changes are:
- You can now join or renew your membership and pay on-line. Click on the “Join/renew” menu item.
- Discussion forums are available. Click on the “Forums” menu item.
- There is a new page dedicated to the PHRF fleet. Click the “Fleets” menu item.
- There is a new “tag cloud” in the footer at the bottom of every page. Click on one of the links to find older posts on various topics.
- You can sign up to be on the email list in the footer.
- Comments will be turned on for most posts. We’d like to hear what you think
Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
Here are a few photos from the last few Saturdays.
If you’ve been wondering where our money comes from and where it goes, look no further. Here is the current Treasurer’s Report, provided by our esteemed treasurer John Lynes.