[Santana 22] Reminder-Fleet Meeting this Friday!

JMcK j_amck at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 5 19:01:40 EST 2014

Thanks to everyone who responded so far.  Hope to see you all this Friday, 7 p.m., Pineapple Sails.
Zingaro #5050

Please note changes to the YRA calendar:

-----Original Message----- 
From: Santana22 San Francisco 
Sent: Feb 19, 2014 9:22 PM 
To: tuna at myfleet.org 
Cc: Don Ahrens , Thijs Kaper , Chris 
Subject: [Santana 22] S22 Fleet meeting, Fri March 7, 7 pm @ Pineapple sails in Alameda 

Dear Tuna skippers,  

It's time for our yearly fleet meeting in the sail loft of Pineapple sails 
in Alameda to discuss the upcoming season. PLease let me know if you're planning to come, the fleet will get pizza, if you can bring some drinks to share it would be great! The address is:

2526 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Please dress warmly as the loft isn't heated.

Mentor program!
The S22 fleet has a mentor program for new members. The idea is to pair 
newcomers to the with an experienced skipper who will answer all your questions and hopefully sail with you 
once or twice, or shanghai you into being racing crew. Please let me 
know if you are interested in being a mentor or mentee and we'll try to 
pair you up.

The YRA expanded the white sails series back to 6 race days (12 races) and 
the cityfront is back (albeit early in the season, so it should be less 
brutal). It is our suggestion to do that series as the main part of our 
white sails series. You can now sign up for the spring races and summer 
races individually, in case you're really busy for part of the season. 
The dates are:

April 26 (city front)

May 31 (Olympic Circle)

June 21 (Southampton)

July 12 (South Bay)

August 9 (Southampton)

September 6 (South Bay)

Do we want any white sails races in addition to that, to give people a 
flavor for some racing outside of the YRA?  In the past we have done the Wheeler regatta (this year on April 12), which was a lot of fun. Any 
other suggestions? It looks like the Sarcoma Cup will not be organized 
this year. Or is 6 race days with 12 races plenty, please let me know 
what you think.

Who wants to do some spinnaker sailing? (me! me! pick me!). For the 
spinnaker series we have done the PC series from the YRA for the last 
couple of years, is that something we want to do again? Or does anyone 
have any suggestions for other races, perhaps some sheltered races on 
the Estuary that could be fun? The PC series is as follows:

May 3 & 4 (Vallejo race) 

July 5 (Westpoint regatta, to Sequoya YC, new this year)
Aug 2 & 3 2nd half opener ( one weekend after the Nat'ls, so perhaps a bit close)
Sept 27 & 28 season closer

And the Great Pumkin Regatta is a fun race in mellower conditions for spinnaker sailing

October 25 & 26 (Great Pumpkin, Southampton)

It keeps being a struggle to find enough boats for the spinnaker series, 
so please let me know if you have any ideas for fun races. We could add 
the Sunday of the Wheeler regatta, like we did last year. As a first 
suggestion I propose: 

Sunday of the Wheeler regatta- April 13 (or the Saturday, if we don't do that as part of the white sails series)
Vallejo May- 3 & 4
Sat of the Great Pumpkin- Oct 25

This avoids the 2nd half opener, which is very close to the Nat'ls and the 
season closer, which I've never been able to finish. Again, let me know 
if you have any suggestions.  lt would be fun to add a low-key event on 
the estuary or close to Sausalito.

More fun!
Finally, We hope to have your help in organizing a start practice session on Treasure Island like we have done in the past and 
we'd love to organize a match racing session again, as that was a blast 
last year. Please let me know if you'd like to organize any of these, or something else that you think might be fun.

Don't forget!

-July 25-27 (Nationals, Monterey)

-please bring $35 in fleet dues.

To get an idea about the next season, please let us know:

-if you're coming to the fleet meeting (so we can get enough pizza)
-if you are planning to race white sails (or why not if not)
-if you are planning to race spinnaker
-if you can help with organizing
-anything else that can help us being a more fun and friendly fleet

We'd particularly like to hear from new members, even if you cant make it to the fleet meeting, let us know what you think. And if you can make it, 
please stop by to get to know other skippers,

Cheers, Jennifer and Anna
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