Fleet Captain Report: July 2019

Ahoy! -With the rain receding and the temperatures warming, our sails are finally underway. Although a few sails were cancelled in June due to weather, the Shake Down was challenging but accomplished and the Summer Sailstice sails went well-think blue skies and a fair wind-(and, as I write, we’re keeping our deck shoes crossed for much of the same for the first Kenosha sail.) The Father’s Day Family picnic was likewise somewhat challenging but everyone had a great time.

As for the upcoming July and August sails, we are hoping that more club members will volunteer as cruise captains. The following sails are still in need of cruise captains:7/13. Start of Hook race (cancelled); 7/20, Kenosha to Racine sail (Thanks Ty!), 7/19-22, Green Lake sail (cancelled); 8/9-11, West Coast to Port Washington; Green lake, 8/16-19, and West Shore to Milwaukee, 8/30-9/2. These sails will be cancelled unless cruise captains can be recruited. Remember, you don’t have to be a boat owner to be a cruise captain and many members are available to help, if this would be your first time volunteering for this position.

So, we all need each other to enjoy the remainder of the summer sailing season. Here’s to red skies at night.

—Lorraine Klabunde

Editor's note: updated to reflect Hook & Green Lake cancellations.