Fleet Captain Report: October 2017

When you get this Communique it will be October already!!! It took a while for the season to get here, but once it did we experienced some really pleasant sailing. September would have started out with an Across the Lake sail organized by Pete Schleck for over the Labor Day weekend, but he had to cancel, because his boat was damaged by lightning.

Then, Dave and Kate Strachan hosted a sail out of Kenosha on September 9th. I was not able to participate in that sail, so I don’t know how it went. I just know it was quite chilly that day. Look for Dave and Kate Strachan’s write up later in this Communique.

Our September 16th sail out of Racine was outstanding. We enjoyed fabulous summer-like weather and ideal sailing conditions. There was also a wonderful shrimp boil dinner at the yacht club afterwards. Read about the Racine sail here on Page 9.

We originally had planned a second sail to Lake Mendota from September 22-24, but the skippers participating in that sail had to postpone the sail to October 6-8, due to schedule conflicts.

For October, our Lake Geneva “Frostbite” sailwas scheduled for Oct 7th, but because our only active trailer sailors will be up at Lake Mendota that weekend I cancelled the Frostbite sail.

We will hopefully still have our “Fall Color” sail on October 21st. We still need cruise captains for this last sail of the season at Lake Geneva so please, please contact me if you’re able to organize this sail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We don’t want to have to cancel this sail!!!

I want to thank all of our NWSA skippers for all of the events they’ve made their boats available for this year- Thank you very much!!! I also want to thank all of our cruise captains who tirelessly organized the planned events throughout our entire season-Thank you all so much!!!!

Fair winds and calm seas!!!!!

Mike Saavedra
Fleet Captain

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