[Santana 22] Reminder-Fleet Meeting this Friday!

Chris Hofmann chofmann at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 12:22:28 EST 2014

Looks like you folks are busy up there!   I'll add some more thoughts for
your calendar discussions.

re:  > -July 25-27 (Nationals, Monterey)

there is also "Santanarama" scheduled the following weekend (Aug 2-3)
hosted by the Stillwater YC.

 If you've never sailed there its definitely the most spectacular setting
for a racing venue on the Central Coast, and the Stillwater folks put on a
great weekend including a barbeque on the beach..  Boats tie up in front of
the Pebble beach Spa on the 17th hole.  If you plan to come for the
Nationals be sure to hang around for the extra weekend.

The weekend before the nationals we have also kicked round the idea of a a
feeder cruise or race from Santa Cruz across Monterey Bay.  The 25 mile
westerly reach dash in big waves across the bay is always fun.   If your
interested in that let me know or keep up with the posts on our Santa Cruz
Fleet Mailing List/Google Group at

Also Deb Fehr and a few folks have also been sailing with the Santa Cruz
fleet in our "2cd Saturday" Team Racing events.  If you have ever tried
team racing you'll soon be hooked.  We would like to invite more boats or
just Santana Sailors to crew for those races.

-Chris Hofmann

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM, JMcK <j_amck at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who responded so far.  Hope to see you all this Friday,
> 7 p.m., Pineapple Sails.
> ~Jennifer
> Zingaro #5050
> Please note changes to the YRA calendar:
> https://www.jibeset.net/YRA000.php?RG=T004357898
> https://www.jibeset.net/YRA000.php?RG=T009722220
> https://www.jibeset.net/YRA000.php?RG=T006154174
> -----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.
> *Racing!*
> 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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