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28

Jul

2013

Work Party Fun! Print E-mail
Written by Office   

Work partyWork party success!

A big thank you to Gordon Drake, Katka Letzing, Ramone Nieto, Christian and Cyndy Gunderson, John Dick and son Alex, along with Jane Piereth leading the troupe! The LLM docks are spiffy and the Capri has new shrouds and dock box is actually organized - can it stay that way? 

Thank you volunteers, for keeping us ship shape and safe. It takes a team of generous folks to make things happen!

 

15

Jul

2013

Eight Bells for Member Dolf Hofmeyer Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

DolfOur dear sailor friend and SEA Member, Dolf Hofmeyer, passed peacefully late June after battling cancer for several years. He was 79 years old.

Dolf had been a good friend to many SEA Members and he contributed greatly to the organization offering mentorship, advice, board participation and more. 

Dolf lived in Pacifica and volunteered for many coastal conservation efforts near his own community, as was written recently in the Half Moon Bay Review.

He will be remembered as one who kept a watchful eye for skippers and crew when SEA members voyaged to Half Moon Bay, and he'd provide a friendly, warm welcome at the docks.

Dolf always gave a helping hand at work parties and ensured quality workmanship was top priority, as he had high standards. Two years ago he helped SEA's former Director Mark Miglio and Board greatly by helping to secure the acquisition of our treasured trawler Descalza by giving a thorough examination of the vessel and valuable, sound advice.

John Paul Watts says his fondest memory of Dolf was  his turning up with salmon for a Wednesday Catherine Sail which they BBQ'd in gorgeous sunny breathless weather off Pt Bonita. Small sausages and a bottle of wine were always Dolf's gift to back-at-the-dock refreshments.

Dolf was tough. Members remember when Dolf voyaged Never Too Late (Ranger Tug 21EC) solo to Angel Island during a mild storm one mid spring, as he didn't want to miss out on the sail-in birthday bash for Member John Paul Watts. Dolf was on time and waited patiently for the revelry, but everyone else, due to hestitation about sailing in the cold rain, was terribly late!

Thank you Dolf Hofmeyer for the memories and inspiration. You were a good man, good mate and good friend. We will miss you.

 

15

Jul

2013

NEW! JUNIOR SKIPPER PROGRAM Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

GilletteNEW! JUNIOR SKIPPER PROGRAM
Keelboat Sailing, Loch Lomond Marina
July 30, 31 and Aug 1; Tue, Wed, Thur
9-4pm
$395

Ahoy! Award winning Captain Richard Gillette of Spirit of the SEA introduces youth to keelboat sailing aboard SEA's Santana 525 Shockwave.

Learn tides and currents, maneuvering keelboat with outboard engine operation, practice points of sail, rigging and more. Limited to four students.

Requirements: Basic Sailing with recommendation from Head Counselor. Ages 14 and up.
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Richard Gillette is one of The Bay Area's best captains who has introduced sailing to thousands of youth over the years. Last year he was honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award. We are excited that Richard will be working with our SEA kids!

 

 

 

08

Jul

2013

Angel Island Adventure - FREE MEMBER SAIL! Print E-mail
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AngelIslandIt's the SEA Quarterly Member Sail Day - FREE to Members!

Date: Sunday, July 21
Time: Approx.10am-4pm
Meet at: Angel Island 12:30

Potluck - bring food and drink
to share!

Join other SEA members (we have space for 20) to sail to Ayala Cove, Angel Island for our traditional sail-in with pot luck lunch fun. 

Sign up online, you will be contacted with boat assignment and skippers will provide detailed launch times and other information.

Currently three boats are going:
SEA trawler, Descalza,
SEA keel sloop, Shockwave
Member owned boat, Kranich.

Other SEA boat owning members welcome and urged to join us!  Let us know if you can take SEA member guests for some fun!

Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you'd like to join us!

Or Register Online

 

 

05

Jun

2013

Youth Benefit at FISH Restaurant, July 16! Print E-mail
Written by Barbara McVeigh   

dawnrileychapin FISH Restaurant in Sausalito
Support Youth Sailors of Marin City!

When: Tuesday, July 16, 6-9pm
Where: FISH Restaurant, 350 Harbor Drive, Sausalito

Dawn Riley, one of the best known sailors in the world, will join us!

Dawn's nonprofit organization America True helped us establish the Camp Clipper program in partnership with FISH Restaurant and Performing Stars Phoenix Project Initative (formerly known as Performing Stars) over nine years ago. We've been sailing with the youth of Marin City ever since!

DINNER! It's a Dine and Donate Evening! FISH Restaurant has provided amazing support for nine years to the Camp Clipper program serving Marin City Youth. You can read about last year here. The kids have a blast and learn seamanship, leadership, safety and connect with our wonderful marine environment. You can support this effort!

FILM! Debut Film by SEA Member and Film Director Carlos Grana on Sailing with SEA!

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MUSIC! Wesley Morgan, Bay Area Musician and former SEA Board Member, will perform! 

"One listen to Wesley Morgan and his swampy version of Blues and Americana and it becomes glaringly obvious that he pours his heart and soul into his musical creations. Our audience of music aficionados was definitely impressed. He aims to please and was very responsive and flexible to the needs of the venue. "
— Steve Funkhouser, The Boom Boom Room (San Francisco, CA)

Dawn Riley is one of the best-known sailors in the world. She was the first woman ever to manage an entire America's Cup syndicate, the first American, man or woman, to sail in three America's Cups and two Whitbread Round the World races and is one of the forerunners in providing community access into the sport of sailing.

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Join us!

 

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02

Jul

2013

Adult Class Last Weekend! Print E-mail
Written by Jane Piereth   

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There was action last Saturday during Introduction to Sailing, Module I, the first Module of a set of three to complete Intro to Sailing.

Students learned about wind, points of sail, tacking and jibing, wind shifts, parts of the boat and sails using the white board, while soaking up the rays on the SEA dock. They then learned five basic knots that they will be using around the boats. 

After, students got IN the boats, after a demo by the instructors, (with one simulating the wind!) and practiced the motions in a tack.  Finally, students rigged a Catalina 16.5.

With these skills, they will be ready for their first sail, in Module II!

Photos by Joe Rouse.

 

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02

Jul

2013

Youth Camp Action Print E-mail
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Basic Camp SessionI 2013

Our first two weeks of camp challenged even our best sailors - campers endured high winds from the start, a rain storm and blistering heat. And, yet there were smiles at the end of camp!

Our Mini Campers sailed the Catalinas at Loch Lomond Marina and worked as a team on the sloop rigged boats. Our Basic two week Campers at Marin Yacht Club sailed pretty hard for two weeks on Picos. There were awards, t-shirts and a bbq at the end to celebrate achievements!

Thanks to Cheri and Lee Reisinger  for heading up the BBQ! And a  big thank you to Gordon Drake for taking care of our chase boats.

Here are some snap shots of the fun. We still have sessions open for the summer, and we look forward to announcing a Junior Skipper program aboard out Santana 525s with one of the best, award winning Captains in The San Francisco Bay! Stay tuned for more!DSCN9475

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28

Jun

2013

America's Cup Opening Day Ceremony - WIN 2 Tix! Print E-mail
Written by Office   

Congrats to Karen Berman!

She won two tickets to

America's Cup Opening Day Ceremony

Thank you to SailSFBay.org for this very generous contribution.
We are all looking forward to the 34th America's Cup events!

Tickets are for Section 102 at the AC Pavillion.

 

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05

Jun

2013

USSA Small Boat Level One Instructor Course - SEA Hosts! Print E-mail
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USSAILINGSEA is proud to host a US Sailing Small Boat Level One Instructor Course July 6-7 and 13-14 at the Loch Lomond Marina.

This class is open to anyone, adults or youth, seeking instructor certification, but priority will be given to SEA Members and SEA Youth.

SEA is committed to the highest safety standards. We are excited about bringing this program back to SEA!

1) Please read all the requirements before you register.
2) SEA Members and Youth Counselors:
SEA is committed to supporting you upon successful completion of the class. Once certified, we will offer up to half reimbursement for the fees, providing you supply us with a copy of your receipt.

We ask in-kind you commit 6-10 hours of volunteer time this season to  lead an open sail, lead or assist a class at Loch Lomond Marina, and we have some other ideas of ways you can help, too!

A few tips when registering:
You must pay for US Sailing Membership first before registering for the class.

Tips:

Some folks have had technical issues when registering for membership - try calling to expedite process.

This class will likely fill, so sign up quick!

 If you are have contacted This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and wish to pay via online registration, please do so below.

 

 
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