Upcoming Events this Spring (Posted: 2014-02-24)
There is only a few more weeks until the slips are put back in the water (March 29th)
Don't forget there is a work day scheduled prior to slip put in to do a few things around the clubhouse and prep the slips. Check out the February newsletter for the dates, as I am too lazy to look them up and post them here.
There will be a racers meeting March 22nd, most likely at the clubhouse. If you want to have some input on this seasons format, please stop by and throw in your 2 cents. If you want to crew and are looking for a boat to go out on, stop by and meet some of the race boat skippers. There is a very good chance there will be the famous Sock Burning afterwards, so wear some old socks to add to the stinky conflagration. The meeting will most likely be mid morning/early afternoon, I will send out an email once Cindy tells me when it is.
One of my favorite things to do over the winter, other than skiing or doing what Cindy tells me to do, is to check out the movie about last years local sailing produced by Colorado Coconuts and shown at one of the last of the Rocky Mountain SAIL seminars. You can check out their website, rmsail.org for more info or ask me later if you can't find the date (I bet Joe Chinburg knows the date). If you had some difficulty with your spinnaker, chances are, you are featured in this film.
Other rumors floating around:
There may be a sailing gear swap meet at Carter Lake sometime this spring. Start boxing up your partners unused sailing stuff to clear out your house now.
Some mysterious match race afficiando has donated a big pile of money to US Sailing to promote match racing in the US. US Sailing is using some of this pile to send instructors to put on a traveling match racing seminar for interested sailors. The seminar is geared towards fleet racers, and even you never plan to do any match racing, I bet the seminar will be immensely helpful when you get in those one on one situations with other boats. I expect that those that attend are going to pummel the heck out of those that don't in the upcoming season.
This last one is actually not a rumor but substantiated fact. US Sailing is working a deal that will give your regional sailing organization $10 for everyone that joins US Sailing through the regional sailing organization (which in our case is Rocky Mountain SAIL, rmsail.org). If you join both RM SAIL and US Sailing, US Sailing will discount your membership $10 as well. Such a deal. Both these organizations use your dues to promote and enhance sailing.
Don't forget to get your PHRF certificate from Rocky Mountain SAIL before the racing season starts. If you need help with this, let me know.
-Tim (the race committee chairperson)