As of 5:30pm on Friday 1/3 the forecast still looks reasonable for a race on Saturday 1/4. Start time is 12 noon. Afterward there will be a party at the container/clubhouse (between West Marine and the dive shop). Steve Scharf is cooking up two batches of chili, one with meat and one without. Heidi Eisenhour is providing cornbread. Please BYOB. This is your opportunity to start the year out right – let’s go sailing!
The year-end party was a good time with good food, awards, a slide show, and chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Thank you gift cards were awarded to those who contributed in various ways throughout the year (see below). We awarded $900 to the high school sailing team. Elections were held – see this page to find out who is on the expanded board for 2020. John Lynes gave a treasurer’s report explaining where our money comes from and where it goes. A recap of 2019 was presented as well as plans for 2020. A special thanks goes to Steve Scharf who provided all of the trophies and who has contributed so much of his time and resources this year.
Thank you’s and year end awards:
Photos from the party:
PTSA has a new “clubhouse” (pictured above). As you can see it is a shipping container, and it is located between West Marine and the dive shop, across the street from the Yacht Club. The goal is that this can become place where we can have after race BBQs, as well as providing storage for club related gear.
But first it needs a little work to make it look nicer and be more hospitable. Steve Scharf has been working diligently, pressure washing and treating rust spots. The next step is to paint the whole thing – and you can help! It’s a big job but with several people helping it will go fast. Send Steve an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will let you know when the painting parties are happening. But don’t wait, painting starts soon.
And remember the fall race series starts Saturday Sept 28th. All boats are welcome!
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.