Fleet Captain Report: August 2017

The month of July certainly was better sailing weather than June with rather nice temperatures but somewhat light wind, and less rain, at least on the days we had sails.

Looking ahead to August is our Waukegan sail on August 5th which almost always is good sailing conditions, and a BBQ to follow at the Buell’s house to which all club members are invited even if you don’t sail that day.

Saturday August 12th is the North Point sail. If you’d like to participate, but you belong to another harbor, the cruise captains George and Sally Andersson can get you a slip for free the night before or after the sail. Just contact them.

Unfortunately the Green Lake sail on Aug 18-20 got cancelled. Bill Bushnell worked really hard to make this sail happen, but just couldn’t get enough boats.

Thanks to Thomas Vieria we now have a cruise captain for the Air and Water Show sail on Saturday Aug 19th. Thank you Tom!!!!! So far only 3 people are signed up for that sail, so don’t wait, sign up today!!!

Also, if you’re able to bring a boat I want to encourage you to join Pete Schleck and Rich Reed for the Across the Lake Labor Day sail on Sept 1-4 to South Haven, Michigan. Pete’s worked really hard on this sail and knows South Haven accommodations really well.

Finally I want to encourage everyone to be safe and always wear a PFD especially if you are going forward on deck, and to bring gloves to get a better grip on lines, as well as to avoid rope burns. Also try to make the most of every opportunity to learn and/or teach sail trim, knots, coiling line, and how to start the engine, since every boat is different, as well as use the radio. Let’s be safe, have fun, and learn some new things this month of August!!!

Mike Saavedra

Fleet Captain

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