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21

Aug

2012

Volunteer Opportunities! Print E-mail
Written by Office   

SEA needs a large crew to run the ship, and here are some opportunities for you to help out:

  • eNews Editor
  • Volunteer Coordinator

The current eNews volunteer Barbara will be stepping down as ENews Editor the end of August. If you can help edit, upload and format SEA news so fellow members can get the current happenings, you've got the job. Two hours of training will be offered. Weekly ENews requires 2 to 10 hours a week, depending on content volume.

Our large volunteer taskforce needs some management! Are you an excellent people person, can you get your head around the million projects happening at SEA each month! Step on up and help us manage the volunteer tasks and help assign taskforce leaders so they can get the jobs done.

Sign up here: Volunteer

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20

Aug

2012

America’s Cup World Series Youth Day Print E-mail
Written by Mark Miglio   

America’s Cup World Series Youth Day

Thursday August 23rd, 2012

On America’s Cup World Series Youth Day, youth of all ages are welcome to explore all that the America’s Cup in San Francisco has to offer. Everyone is invited to come down to Marina Green to watch the racing for the first time of AC45s on San Francisco Bay, see a high school sailing demonstration, check out all the America’s Cup Village has to offer, and meet one of the youngest ACWS skippers, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Outteridge, (plus surprise guest*) on land after racing!

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21

Aug

2012

Work Parties Last Sunday Print E-mail
Written by Office   

20120819 144427Thanks to Thad Glass and Kenichi Uyeda, the Catalinas have been cleaned top side and look great! New tell-tails and tape add to the appearance.  Thank you crew!

Frank Lawler and Mark Miglio put in a full day developing a system for retrofitting and patching leaky Picos on Sunday, with a followup by Mark all day Tuesday to build rudders.  The boats at Sail Camp needed to be fixed in order to accommodate the last two weeks of Camp with 50 kids- they've been put through the ringer this summer but continue to sail well and look great with new sails by Hyde.

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15

Aug

2012

SEAvolution- Board Meeting August 16 Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

cavDate: August 16, 2012
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Cavallo Point, Mariposa Borracha Boardroom
cavallopoint.com
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965

Board Meetings

SEA Board of Directors’ meetings are open to the public, except for certain subjects that are addressed in closed executive session in accordance with the Brown Act. If any member of the public wishes to attend and requires special accommodations due to conditions outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office at least 2 working days prior to the meeting.

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Join SEA at the amazing Cavallo Point hotel for this important board meeting. SEA had a very successful 2012 youth sailing season. Sailing Summer Camp has been running at max. capacity with waiting lists. A new Family Sailing program has emerged attracting sailing families who enjoy hiking out with children. We've launched an afternoon youth sailing program in Sausalito for the Spring, Summer and Fall.  And, Camp Clipper, our important youth outreach program in Sausalito, sailed in fair winds this season, thanks to our very generous sponsor, FISH Restaurant.

However, our adult program has suffered the burden of its past successes. In 2011 we taught 12 sessions to over 90 students, but this seriously taxed our volunteer instructors. This year we have been unable to keep up the pace and need to reassess our adult program business model.

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12

Aug

2012

Sailing Carquinez Strait Print E-mail
Written by Bill Crowley   
During the months of August & September, I am keeping my trailer-sailer, a Venture of Newport 23, in a slip at Glen Cove Marina on the Carquinez Strait just east of the I-80 bridges, for purposes of getting more sailing time in during the waning days of summer. In preparation for a sail on Friday with Mark Potter, a cardiologist from my church, and his daughter Kat, a first-time sailor who is soon bound for college at Point Loma Nazarene University near San Diego, I went to the boat on Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours of last-minute preparations. With my new Wind Wizard, I recorded temperatures of 91 on deck and 98 in the cabin, with no wind gusts above 8 knots. Since the forecast for Friday was similar, I wasn't expecting great sailing conditions.
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05

Aug

2012

Three Generations Sail! Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

Family IntlThere's nothing like watching a grandfather, a father and three young children rig a dinghy with confidence and set sail across Richardson Bay. Add a Danish accent and you understand what sailing does - it connects generations, families, friends, cultures and heritage. And, it's fun!

Lots of sailing families gathered at the SEA docks on Saturday. John Dick, one of our newest members and ASA certified instructor, and his son Alex have helped take the newer family members sailing.  Eight year old Alex is always asking - "Can I help you rig?" He's really getting to know the boats and is ready to teach parents some tricks!

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05

Aug

2012

Saturday's Keelboat Fun! Print E-mail
Written by Sandor Schoichet   

Sandor Keelboat finalShockwave is safe back at her dock, and all hands had a great time. Skipper Sandor Schoichet sailed with crew: Nick Schoichet, a former Sail Camper, Ana Narizhnaya, a 1st-time sailor visiting from Russia for English studies at Dominican University, Graham Leggett, a Lifetime SEA member, and his son Alan, currently a Sail Camp Junior Counselor.

It took us a bit to get organized at the start, putting the main back on the boom, and replacing a missing bolt on the port traveller fairlead mount ... but that was just the education part of an SEA outing.
 
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02

Aug

2012

SEAvolution - Board Meeting August 16 Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

cavDate: August 16, 2012
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Cavallo Point, Mariposa Borracha Boardroom
cavallopoint.com
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965

Join SEA at the amazing Cavallo Point hotel for this important board meeting.

SEA is having amazing success with its youth sailing programs this year. Sailing Summer Camp has been running at max. capacity with waiting lists. A new Family Sailing program has emerged attracting sailing families who enjoy hiking out with children. We've launched an afternoon youth sailing program in Sausalito for the Spring, Summer and Fall.  And, Camp Clipper, our important youth outreach program in Sausalito, sailed in fair winds this season, thanks to our very generous sponsor, FISH Restaurant.

However, our adult program has suffered the burden of its past successes. In 2011 we taught 12 sessions to over 80 students, but this seriously taxed our volunteer instructors. This year we have been unable to keep up the pace and need to reassess our adult program.

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30

Jul

2012

SEAdventures – What are they? Print E-mail
Written by John Paul Watts   
IMG 3252Lifetime Member JP Watts has inspired many! His vessel Summer Solstice sailing to Half Moon Bay last year with SEA members. SEAdventures are the pinnacle of your sailing experiences with Sailing Education Adventures! Well, some may claim racing is - Twin Islands Race, Farallons Singlehanded, a beercan series, etc - but, for me, to set the hook on a Saturday night in Drake’s Bay, cook and share a meal, open a beer or wine with the sound of sea lions on the beach in your ears, the smell of breakfast next morning, breaking anchor and returning to SF on the Sunday – what could be better!
 
SEAdventures are mini-model cruises: you clip on, always harnessed to the boat; you stand watch for a couple of hours, alerting crew and skipper to ATONS, crab pots and whales; you navigate, learn to steer swells (8’ isn’t unusual) and following breaking waves, make decisions to tack, even to reef if winds hit 20 knots (we’ve experienced 37 knots – better be reefed!). You even let your skipper lay upon her bunk to sleep or read a good book, you now in charge upon the bridge!
 
Many members itch to take ASA 106 ‘Coastal Cruising’. Adventure Sails offer the experiences and learning opportunities of 106, though admittedly pearl by pearl! Hey, you can do an overnighter with SEA to and from Petaluma, motor-sailing 12 miles up a winding river; or mix it up with the container ships in the Oakland estuary on your way to Jack London Square.
 
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