PTSA Racing Postponed

It is with great sadness that the PTSA board has decided to postpone racing until May (including the Frostbite series). As May approaches we will reevaluate the Coronavirus situation and make a decision whether or not to continue postponing on a month by month basis. It was a tough call. We all love racing, but by definition it means being in close quarters with our other crew members, and that puts everybody more at risk for the virus. We need to do our part to try to contain this thing as much as possible (and comply with directives from the governor). This step will hopefully help so that we can get back to racing as soon as possible. 

There has been some talk about possibly doing some single-handed races in the meantime. If that is of interest let us know (info@ptsail.org). Dave Burrows has volunteered to run them from the dock.

Thanks everybody. We will be in touch as the situation evolves.

By |2020-03-20T12:03:12-07:00March 20th, 2020|Club News|0 Comments

First race of 2020 Is Still On (Saturday 1/4/20)

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!

By |2020-01-05T20:07:43-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Club News|0 Comments

Year-end party report

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:

By |2020-01-01T21:12:28-08:00November 16th, 2019|Club News|0 Comments

Help Wanted

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 (steve@stevescharf.com) 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!

By |2019-09-27T12:02:22-07:00September 27th, 2019|Club News|0 Comments

T-bird Internationals 2019 – Day One

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.

By |2019-08-01T21:41:58-07:00August 1st, 2019|Club News, Racing out of the Bay, Thunderbirds|0 Comments