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Summer Sailstice 2014 Wrap! Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

Summer Sailstice 2014!

Thanks to all of the sailors who joined SEA's Summer Sailstice fun - our first year to officially participate! It was great to celebrate the international sailing day on our waters in the San Pablo Bay. We sailed near the Marin Islands though watched the water carefully so not to get stuck in the mud - with the ebb tide we had to keep a watchful eye for water depth in some areas - all good training to ensure we connect to all the variables in the San Pablo Bay where currents can be strong and we have many shallow areas . . . BUT, we've got the waters to ourselves!! We feel we're in on the best kept secret in Marin with our surrounding island reserves and views of Mount Tam!

Thanks to John Arndt for supplying SEA folks with some snazzy t-shirts to commemorate the day. After small boat sailing fun, we had a bbq, drinks and great salad from Jane's garden. It's always great to share. Thanks Loch Lomond Marina for your support!

 

Flotilla! September 6 Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

2014 Canal Challenge to the Crossroads!

Join the SEA flotilla down the Canal for a sail-in to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, a fantastic restaurant owned by Phil Lesh that offers great dockside views with "homegrown food and music" along The Canal. Terrapin Crossroads will donate proceeds to the SEA Youth Program.

Families and friends are invited to join us at the restaurant and watch the sailors come in, enjoy lunch, music and help support this great cause.

After lunch, sailors can tack up The Canal for afternoon sailing until 4pm. 

CanalHow to participate: Boat reservations are open to SEA Member Adults and SEA youth who have completed Basic Sail Camp. Picos can accommodate either one adult or up to two youth. Catalina Capris/Lido can accommodate up to four people. If you are not a member and can sail, become a member now so your skills can be checked out to reserve a boat.

To book a boat: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it us with your request!  Logistics and info will follow.

Picos (up to 2 people) - $25/boat

Capri/Lido (up to 4 people) - $50/Boat

Rowboats (up to 4 people) - $20/Boat

Thank you, Terrapin Crossroads! We look forward to the fun!

Race to China Camp, August 23 Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

Lawler Frank PicoThe 2014 Lawler Cup Regatta!

It's a race from Loch Lomond Marina to China Camp to join the Heritage Day celebration of Chinese-American heritage, seafaring culture and the natural history of our beautiful park.

The youth will race adults. This year we'll have two race divisions -  SEA's Picos and Catalinas. The Descalza will serve as committee boat.

It's a potluck - everyone brings something!

Landlubbers can access China Camp by car and join us for the afternoon bbq.

If you have boat and plan to anchor overnight, let us know. We're a friendly bunch. Get inspired by our last trip to China Camp!

The plan:
10am - Meet at Loch Lomond Marina, rig boats (Dezzie needs to set out by 9:30)
10:45 - Boats Meet by Islands at Start Line; Race Begins
11:30-1:30 Potluck Lunch - everyone brings something!
5pm - Return to Loch Lomond

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How to participate: RESERVE YOUR BOAT NOW! Race is open to SEA Member Adults, Youth Counselors, Advanced Youth or Youth recommended by Counselors. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for booking your boat. Or, let us know if you want to join the Race Committee aboard Descalza!

Picos can accommodate either one adult or up to two youth. Catalina/ Capri can accommodate up to four people.You can also sponsor a Counselor to race!

$25 Pico (one adult or up to 2 youth)
$50 Catalina/Capri (2-4 people)

Frank Lawler is a llfetime member of SEA and amazing SF Bay Santana 22 racer who has not only mentored many members but devoted much time to maintance and more! SEA would not be the same without him!

Work Party & Afternoon Member Sail - July 12! Print Email
Written by SEA

DSCN2159A big thanks to all who joined the work party:

The Shockwave got a new main halyard; the old one now begins a new life as teaching line.

Minor rigging improvements to a couple of the Catalinas were made. We added reefing lines onto the mainsails as well. Salvageable parts were removed from the damaged mast.

Some fiberglass repair and strengthening of the laser bow got started. 

All in all, it was a good and productive day.

 

 
Summer Sailstice 2014 Print Email
Written by Christopher Zachrisson

Summer Sailstice 2014!

June 21, Loch Lomond Marina; 10am

SEA Members! Join us for an Open Sail on June 21 to participate in what has grown to be an international celebration on the water! We'll have music, a bbq ($5-$10) and drinks. Bring a dish to share! Meet at Loch Lomond, Dock A, by 10am for rigging, discuss sail plan and safety for the day!

National Safe Boating Festival and Public Sail! Print Email
Written by Barbara McVeigh

Loch Lomond Marina
110 Loch Lomond Drive San Rafael

Sunday, May 18

1-4pm

Sailing Education Adventures teams up with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to Celebrate National Safe Boating Week with family fun activities, vessel inspections and life jacket giveaways. We’ll share important information about safe boating in the San Francisco Bay and more!

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FREE!
Life Jacket (PFD) Giveaways – limited supply!
Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks 
San Rafael Police Boat 
San Rafael Fire Department Truck
Life Jacket Awareness Demonstration
Maritime Children’s Games 
Important Information for Mariners

SAILING!
The public is invited to sail with us! 

 

contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 415.775.8779.

 National Safety Boating Council and National Weather Service say Wear IT! (picture of Life Jacket)

Thursday Night Fun Races at Loch Lomond! Print Email
Written by Office

Races will be on Thursday nights, run by Paul, the LLM assistant harbor master. (He may race, too)

We may take the Trawler out for committee boat, so those not actually racing can come along (good for those friends you want to introduce to SEA/sailing!)

Our pilot program was a pleasant success with 2 catalinas going around the marks and with one of the marks going around a Catalina.

Next Race(s): Thursday, July 17
Time: arrive promptly at 6 (or earlier), get boats rigged.  Races start at 6:30!  You'd better know how to rig your boat, or sail with someone who does!
Racing: 6:30 to 7:30
Races will be for fun, and may be different kinds (I'm told Paul wants to do a hare and hounds race, which I'm not sure how that goes!!!  but should be fun!) Pot luck back at the docks after.  Bring something (anything!) to share.  Andy's has good things!
Boats: 4 Catalinas, 2 (yes, we have the second one!) Capris. 
All will race together.  Yes, the Capri is lighter and has an advantage in light wind, but Catalinas stand up a bit better in heavy wind....

2-3 people per boat, your choice.
So, get hold of each other, put together a pair (or 3) and see you out there!

You will need to be a member of SEA, and have a Sail Card.  

Cost of racing: One Sail Card slot signed off.

Please give me a holler ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to let me know you are coming.  If this is popular, we will continue with 2 per month (water issues!)  May even get kids out there in Picos with a separate start.

Don't worry if you don't know anything about racing.  Like I said, this is for fun only!  And a GREAT learning experience (want to know why we stress sailing to windward?  You are about to find out!)

Upcoming Open Sails

   
Thursday Night Fun Race
07-31-2014

Member Open Sails
08-09-2014
Thursday Night Beer Can Races at Loch Lomond! Print Email
Written by Office

Update: We have more races scheduled.

We are instituting Thursday Night Beer Can races at Loch Lomond! 

Races will be on Thursday nights, run by Paul, the LLM assistant harbor master. 

We will take the Trawler out for committee boat, so those not actually racing can come along (good for those friends you want to introduce to SEA/sailing!)

First (Pilot program) Race: Thursday, May 15
Time: arrive promptly at 6 (or earlier), get boats rigged.  Races start at 6:30!  You'd better know how to rig your boat, or sail with someone who does!
Racing: 6:30 to 7:30
Races will be for fun, and may be different kinds (I'm told Paul wants to do a hare and hounds race, which I'm not sure how that goes!!!  but should be fun!) Pot luck back at the docks after.  Bring something (anything!) to share.  Andy's has good things!
Boats: 4 Catalinas, 2 (yes, we have the second one!) Capris. 
All will race together.  Yes, the Capri is lighter and has an advantage in light wind, but Catalinas stand up a bit better in heavy wind....

2-3 people per boat, your choice.
So, get hold of each other, put together a pair (or 3) and see you out there!

You will need to be a member of SEA, and have a Sail Card.  

Cost of racing: One Sail Card slot signed off.

Please give me a holler ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to let me know you are coming.  If this is popular, we will continue with 2 per month (water issues!)  May even get kids out there in Picos with a separate start.

Don't worry if you don't know anything about racing.  Like I said, this is for fun only!  And a GREAT learning experience (want to know why we stress sailing to windward?  You are about to find out!)

2014 Sail Camp Open House - May 11! Print Email
Written by Office

More than 30 years of Sail Camp!

 

DSC 0081Date: Sunday, May 11th
Time: 12-3pm
Cost: Sailing Free; BBQ $5-10
Location:
SEA @ Marin Yacht Club
24 Summit Avenue,  San Rafael  Google Map

Please join Sailing Education Adventures at the Marin Yacht Club for our annual Sail Camp Open House

Come try out our boats and learn about our summer sailing programs for kids ages 8 to 16! You will get a chance to meet our Founder,  Director, members of our parent committe and our reliable and dedicated couselors, most of whom have been sailing with us for many years!

There will be a BBQ, too!

Please share this flyer with your friends!

For returning sailors and parents:

SEA is a non profit, volunteer based organization - please help us! If you or your child is able to help us us set up boats, food and welcome new parents, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let us know!

Dine and Donate Event - Thursday, April 10! Print Email
Written by martin thisner

Dine and Donate! Help support Sailing Education Adventures!

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When: Thursday, April 10 - 11am-9pm
Where:
Pasta Pomodoro, 800 Redwood Hwy, Frontage Rd #205, Mill Valley

Join members, board members, camper families and others from the sailing community at Pasta Pomodoro in Mill Valley.  The new youth director will be there too along with other leaders around 6:30pm. Come say hi! 

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The event is valid the entire day, from 11am – 9pm on all dine-in, to-go and catering orders, though many SEA folks will be enjoying dinner together to raise a glass to the oncoming sailing season! 

20 % goes to support our organization ensuring we can offer sailing programs and membership at affordable rates.

Come join us and meet others who love community programs! Affordable classes are now scheduled and events are getting lined up! 

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