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Re: Saturday sailing

Greg Mejlaender
 

I'm FINALLY gonna get my first Gorge trip for 2018 this weekend (it's about time). Planning to foil the Event Site off and on, Sat / Sun. 
Greg 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Don Ledford <don.ledford@...>
Date: 6/28/18 1:21 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: NW-WINDTALK@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Saturday sailing

The Washington coast swell may be bit big for rookie wave sailors and
the wind is a bit more West than is ideal. If anyone is really looking
forward to a day at Westport I'll join, but won't go solo.

Plan B for me at the moment is Lake Wenatchee.  Jones is also a
possibility. Will look again tomorrow.

- Don




Saturday sailing

Don Ledford
 

The Washington coast swell may be bit big for rookie wave sailors and the wind is a bit more West than is ideal. If anyone is really looking forward to a day at Westport I'll join, but won't go solo.

Plan B for me at the moment is Lake Wenatchee.  Jones is also a possibility. Will look again tomorrow.

- Don


Re: I am looking for an impact vest

Wilson
 

Oops, I meant to send the last email as PM...


Re: I am looking for an impact vest

Wilson
 

Hi, 

Is this vest one that I can use with a waist harness? 

I live in Des Moines, so I could stop by your house and try it with my harness. When are you available?

Thank you,

Wilson

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 11:07 KonaMan via Groups.Io <mrayl11=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have an Epic Gear impact vest, used once and a little small for me. $35 I'm in Federal Way/Kent.

--


Re: I am looking for an impact vest

KonaMan
 

I have an Epic Gear impact vest, used once and a little small for me. $35 I'm in Federal Way/Kent.


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

MHL
 

Darius,
Gimbal is waterproof, however I have not tried it windsurfing yet. I think it would be heavy on the helmet. I don't notice the camera weight itself and the stabilization option is fairly good. 
Here's a picture of how I have the WG2 setup for mountain biking. Works well. I don't notice the weight on the chest. 
Gimbal WG2 - Chesty..


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

MHL
 
Edited

Greg,

YouTube and Vimeo compress the heck out of the video file and it loses a lot of resolution. I put a video of Maryhill in my Dropbox public folder you can download to see how clear the image really is. 
Keep in mind this is shot at 1920x1080 30fps and the camera shoots in much higher resolutions including 4K. 
Download option on this link 
Download Link (173 MB)

Note: That's Evanne's 12 year old Angulo I'm riding...


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

Darius Lajauskas
 

Does it feel heavy on helmet, does motors transfer noise? How did you mount it? Any pic.

I have regular feiyu gimbal, love it, so smooth, you can run, jump stays rock solid.

Thanks

Darius


On Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 8:31 AM Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
Very cool... this stuff just keeps getting better... and more convenient... amazing technology!!
Thanks :)

From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Mark HL <m371h841l@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:25 AM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Some Gorge sailing last weekend #Maryhill #Celilo #helmetcam
 
Greg,
GoPro Hero 6 with stabilization turned on. Mounted on a helmet. I have a remote on my right wrist. I also use a feiyu-tech WG2 gimbal for mountain biking to get really smooth video. I may try that next time I sail.


Re: City League #9 Wed June 27th

Greg Mejlaender
 

Three pics... a few others also took pics. 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...>
Date: 6/28/18 8:12 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th

NO WIND for the 2018 City League Series Finale'  :(

Many of use were fooled by the forecasts we saw... actually, we weren't fooled... the forecasts were just wrong!
The staff at Sail Sandpoint was as disappointed at the inaccurate forecast, as we were. With hope and optimism, they set a nice course for us, as we all expected the forecasted N wind to develop. But it never did... all we got all "late afternoon and evening" was very light and variable wind, which means from all different directions. We had light 1-2 mph breezes from the E and W, but just as much time, we had dead calm.
I think there was only 2 City League nights this season with no sailing / racing... out of 9 Wed race days. That's pretty good... it's about average... we've definitely had worse years.

Anyway we all were rigged and ready... but only a few went out to glide around in the light and variable breeze. Andrew, DanO, Bari... and a couple SSP students. Me, Frank, Jonathan, Mike spent all the time sitting and chatting.

But the BBQ was AWESOME !!!
This was our first time doing this. City League has been running continuously for about 40 years (I've been involved in it for 31 years)... and we've never had a BBQ at the race site before. 
(Back in the day, after many race days at Magnuson, we'd all go meet somewhere for an "after sailing meet-up"... but we never had a "party"at the beach before.)
So, "Thanks to SSP" for supplying the nice gas grill and also hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and a lot of the extras!!!
We brought some salads, chips, brownies, cookies, and assorted beverages!!
It all worked out great... the only thing that would've made it better... was if we'd had wind and warm sunshine and twice as many people.
Thanks for the support and participation from everyone for the 2018 City League windsurfing race series.
See you next year,
Greg :)

PS - We've talked with SSP about continuing some summer Wed evening racing... and YES, they will do it !!!
So here's the plan. NO RACING next Wed as it's the Fourth of July and many people will have other plans.

However the Sail Sand Point Summer Series (SSPSS :) can start up for the Wed evenings for the rest of July and Aug.
July 11,18, 25, and Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Summer time thermal northerly's can be very reliable at SSP. They will set courses for us... the small $5 fee will continue (it costs that much to park at other places). 
However another Windtalk member will have to take over the race invites and posts... I won't be able to do it regularly. I can attend about half the SSPSS, but I'm out of town for many of them, so someone else will need to be the "cheerleader" and contact person for SSP. We can also do more BBQ's there... someone just has to step up and organize them.
I think Andrew can do many of them... but he will need help, from - MikeB, Gus, Jonathan, Darius, Bari, DanO, BrianC, Frank, and anyone willing to help :)


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

Greg Mejlaender
 

Very cool... this stuff just keeps getting better... and more convenient... amazing technology!!
Thanks :)


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Mark HL <m371h841l@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:25 AM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Some Gorge sailing last weekend #Maryhill #Celilo #helmetcam
 
Greg,
GoPro Hero 6 with stabilization turned on. Mounted on a helmet. I have a remote on my right wrist. I also use a feiyu-tech WG2 gimbal for mountain biking to get really smooth video. I may try that next time I sail.


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

MHL
 

Greg,
GoPro Hero 6 with stabilization turned on. Mounted on a helmet. I have a remote on my right wrist. I also use a feiyu-tech WG2 gimbal for mountain biking to get really smooth video. I may try that next time I sail.


Re: City League #9 Wed June 27th

Greg Mejlaender
 

NO WIND for the 2018 City League Series Finale'  :(

Many of use were fooled by the forecasts we saw... actually, we weren't fooled... the forecasts were just wrong!
The staff at Sail Sandpoint was as disappointed at the inaccurate forecast, as we were. With hope and optimism, they set a nice course for us, as we all expected the forecasted N wind to develop. But it never did... all we got all "late afternoon and evening" was very light and variable wind, which means from all different directions. We had light 1-2 mph breezes from the E and W, but just as much time, we had dead calm.
I think there was only 2 City League nights this season with no sailing / racing... out of 9 Wed race days. That's pretty good... it's about average... we've definitely had worse years.

Anyway we all were rigged and ready... but only a few went out to glide around in the light and variable breeze. Andrew, DanO, Bari... and a couple SSP students. Me, Frank, Jonathan, Mike spent all the time sitting and chatting.

But the BBQ was AWESOME !!!
This was our first time doing this. City League has been running continuously for about 40 years (I've been involved in it for 31 years)... and we've never had a BBQ at the race site before. 
(Back in the day, after many race days at Magnuson, we'd all go meet somewhere for an "after sailing meet-up"... but we never had a "party"at the beach before.)
So, "Thanks to SSP" for supplying the nice gas grill and also hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and a lot of the extras!!!
We brought some salads, chips, brownies, cookies, and assorted beverages!!
It all worked out great... the only thing that would've made it better... was if we'd had wind and warm sunshine and twice as many people.
Thanks for the support and participation from everyone for the 2018 City League windsurfing race series.
See you next year,
Greg :)

PS - We've talked with SSP about continuing some summer Wed evening racing... and YES, they will do it !!!
So here's the plan. NO RACING next Wed as it's the Fourth of July and many people will have other plans.

However the Sail Sand Point Summer Series (SSPSS :) can start up for the Wed evenings for the rest of July and Aug.
July 11,18, 25, and Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Summer time thermal northerly's can be very reliable at SSP. They will set courses for us... the small $5 fee will continue (it costs that much to park at other places). 
However another Windtalk member will have to take over the race invites and posts... I won't be able to do it regularly. I can attend about half the SSPSS, but I'm out of town for many of them, so someone else will need to be the "cheerleader" and contact person for SSP. We can also do more BBQ's there... someone just has to step up and organize them.
I think Andrew can do many of them... but he will need help, from - MikeB, Gus, Jonathan, Darius, Bari, DanO, BrianC, Frank, and anyone willing to help :)


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

Greg Mejlaender
 

Great little vids... very nice sailing!!

Is that a new camera, with new settings?  This vid seems to show the terrain (size of the swell, chop, steep ramps) better than some cameras, or maybe all older cams.

Anyway THAT is some choppy water, with lots of big swell and steep ramps. Of course, it's been a while since I've been out east on a 30 mph day (some of these clips were about 30 mph wind, weren't they?). So maybe all average, good, Gorge days out east look like this... and I've just forgotten cause it's been so long, haha!
Greg - 


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of m148h173l <m371h841l@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:29 AM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Some Gorge sailing last weekend #Maryhill #Celilo #helmetcam
 

[Edited Message Follows]

First time sailing after a 643 day layoff. Don't fall off ladders... 
Celilo - Power Jibe

Maryhill - Playing on the swell

Celilo - Chasin' Mark


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

Jim Schmitt
 

Good seeing you; it had been a while. Both you and Evanne looked good . Currently on the coast down at Pistol River

On Jun 27, 2018, at 7:25 PM, Evanne Howard <winddiva@...> wrote:

Last weekend you looked like the same old “Smooth Operator”, you didn’t miss a beat! Wish you would have gotten Gunther on video, 80 years old and still stylin’, an inspiration to everyone. Will remember to stay off ladders!



I am looking for an impact vest

Wilson
 

Does anybody have a life jacket/ impact vest for sale? I am M/L. If so, please PM me. 

Thanks, 

Wilson


Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

Evanne Howard
 

Last weekend you looked like the same old “Smooth Operator”, you didn’t miss a beat! Wish you would have gotten Gunther on video, 80 years old and still stylin’, an inspiration to everyone. Will remember to stay off ladders!


Re: City League #9 Wed June 27th

Greg Mejlaender
 

I'm bringing corn chips because they said they already had salsa there. And some cookies and brownies. And the biggest thing I'm bringing is a veggie tray because hey we need some healthy food there!



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Dan Olson <danole@...>
Date: 6/27/18 1:33 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th

I’ll pickup water bottles and another bag of chips.  What kind of chips are you bringing Greg?

Dan O

On Jun 27, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:

Wind looks good for racing / sailing at SSP this evening. I expect 10-ish N wind, starting about 5 and going till dark.
We won't waste time today, most of us should be used to sharing the small sail rigging area there, by now. So please rig quickly then move your gear to the water. Leave the small grass and carpet for the next person who needs to rig their sail.

Skipper's meeting about 5:30 - first race starting about 6 pm. I don't think we'll have to wait for a breeze like other days, so we will get going!
We'll only race till about 7:30 today... cause we need to come in and get the grill started. SSP is providing the grill and the items I mentioned yesterday, but they are NOT providing someone to actually do the cooking. 
One of us needs to volunteer to be the "grill-master" :)

Thanks Andrew for offering to provide salads!!
And Jonathan for bringing Gatorade!!

I will bring chips and a veggie tray and cookies and fresh baked brownies!!

Anyone else bringing anything... "thanks" !!

See you there, Greg :)

From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:33 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
2018 City League Series Finale !!!
There will only be light wind all day tomorrow... but just like today, there should be a nice 10 mph N wind at SSP tomorrow after 5 till dark!!

Let's have a great turnout for the final official City League race of 2018 !!!
Novices to experts welcome... no previous experience needed.

Sail Sandpoint (SSP) is partially hosting a BBQ after the races, but we need to bring a few more contributions. They are providing some hamburgers - hotdogs - buns - the grill - some condiments - plates and cutlery.

City League regulars (and or, first-timers) we'd like some contributions from you... whatever you'd like to bring and share!!
Ideas - potato salad (easy to get at Safeway)... chips... soda or fruit juice... veggie tray... etc.
They have a refrigerator for salads, drinks, etc. so the things you bring won't be sitting in your hot car, while we're sailing.

A good idea might be to post back here what you're bringing... so 4 people don't bring the same exact thing.

See you tomorrow!
Greg :)
PS - There will likely be more Wed evening racing at SSP if people want to show up and conrtnue doing the same thing. But it will be a new series... not a continuation of City League.


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Andrew <andrew@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:12 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
Hello All Cityleaguers and bystanders,
City League Races for 2018 CL#9 at Sail Sand Point (SSP) will be Wednesday, June 27th 2018.  

You can find driving directions here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/contact/

We will follow the same approach as in the past: (1) on Monday or Tuesday, the host shares race information through this email, (2) on Wednesday around noon the host will check the latest forecast and confirm that we are racing (no guarantee about accuracy). You can look at the most current forecast on windalert or sailflow (links below) to decide what to do. I will use this and mm5 maps and NOAA to guess at forecasts.

The following basic information were provided by Bryan Rust (SSP Adult Program Director):
  • The host will need to arrive by 5 pm (probably earlier) and coordinate with Jonathan (Open Boating Manager) who will set marks for us. Note: SSP hosts a beginning sailing class on Wednesday evening off the beach, so it may be necessary to set the course upwind and out of the way so there are no issues among fleets.
  • Jonathan will get the start box mounted on the mark and show the host how to use it. SSP has an automatic starter. Basically, there is a button on the front of the start box, that one of us needs to push to start the buzzer countdown. They use a 3 minute series.
  • Each participant needs to pay the $5 fee at the dockmaster desk either by cards or cash.
  • Therefore, unlike the races held at Des Moines, we will not follow a "fixed" race course. Instead, the race host will work with Sail Sandpoint staff to decide the race course depending on wind conditions, and other events concurrently held by SSP.
  • The Skipper's meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Sail Sand Point (see location of SSP here https://goo.gl/maps/VXiKgPBPgAz). It is best to get there early to rig up before the meeting and have your wet suit on and ready to go. The race host will try to arrive around 4:30, so that by 5:30 he will be available to have a real official meeting. Once you arrive, please remind the host about the meeting.
  • While you are not in a race you may at your own risk go anywhere you want but remember to follow precedence rules when encountering other vessels.
  • We will be using SSP automatic starting system. This system operates on a 3 minute sequence. We will make sure to inform people at the skipper meeting about the starting sequence. The early arriving folks should pay $5 and prepare a sign-in sheet. When you arrive, please sign this sheet and pay the fee.
  • Sail Sand Point has a weather station and webcam, so you can access their current conditions and SailFlow forecast here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/current-conditions/ 
  • Here is windalert model: http://windalert.com/spot/116695   

I'll check the forecast again tomorrow and update everyone.  Right now it's looking like a light northerly.

<ssp.PNG>

Andy


Re: City League #9 Wed June 27th

Dan Olson
 

I’ll pickup water bottles and another bag of chips.  What kind of chips are you bringing Greg?

Dan O

On Jun 27, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:

Wind looks good for racing / sailing at SSP this evening. I expect 10-ish N wind, starting about 5 and going till dark.
We won't waste time today, most of us should be used to sharing the small sail rigging area there, by now. So please rig quickly then move your gear to the water. Leave the small grass and carpet for the next person who needs to rig their sail.

Skipper's meeting about 5:30 - first race starting about 6 pm. I don't think we'll have to wait for a breeze like other days, so we will get going!
We'll only race till about 7:30 today... cause we need to come in and get the grill started. SSP is providing the grill and the items I mentioned yesterday, but they are NOT providing someone to actually do the cooking. 
One of us needs to volunteer to be the "grill-master" :)

Thanks Andrew for offering to provide salads!!
And Jonathan for bringing Gatorade!!

I will bring chips and a veggie tray and cookies and fresh baked brownies!!

Anyone else bringing anything... "thanks" !!

See you there, Greg :)

From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:33 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
2018 City League Series Finale !!!
There will only be light wind all day tomorrow... but just like today, there should be a nice 10 mph N wind at SSP tomorrow after 5 till dark!!

Let's have a great turnout for the final official City League race of 2018 !!!
Novices to experts welcome... no previous experience needed.

Sail Sandpoint (SSP) is partially hosting a BBQ after the races, but we need to bring a few more contributions. They are providing some hamburgers - hotdogs - buns - the grill - some condiments - plates and cutlery.

City League regulars (and or, first-timers) we'd like some contributions from you... whatever you'd like to bring and share!!
Ideas - potato salad (easy to get at Safeway)... chips... soda or fruit juice... veggie tray... etc.
They have a refrigerator for salads, drinks, etc. so the things you bring won't be sitting in your hot car, while we're sailing.

A good idea might be to post back here what you're bringing... so 4 people don't bring the same exact thing.

See you tomorrow!
Greg :)
PS - There will likely be more Wed evening racing at SSP if people want to show up and conrtnue doing the same thing. But it will be a new series... not a continuation of City League.


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Andrew <andrew@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:12 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
Hello All Cityleaguers and bystanders,
City League Races for 2018 CL#9 at Sail Sand Point (SSP) will be Wednesday, June 27th 2018.  

You can find driving directions here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/contact/

We will follow the same approach as in the past: (1) on Monday or Tuesday, the host shares race information through this email, (2) on Wednesday around noon the host will check the latest forecast and confirm that we are racing (no guarantee about accuracy). You can look at the most current forecast on windalert or sailflow (links below) to decide what to do. I will use this and mm5 maps and NOAA to guess at forecasts.

The following basic information were provided by Bryan Rust (SSP Adult Program Director):
  • The host will need to arrive by 5 pm (probably earlier) and coordinate with Jonathan (Open Boating Manager) who will set marks for us. Note: SSP hosts a beginning sailing class on Wednesday evening off the beach, so it may be necessary to set the course upwind and out of the way so there are no issues among fleets.
  • Jonathan will get the start box mounted on the mark and show the host how to use it. SSP has an automatic starter. Basically, there is a button on the front of the start box, that one of us needs to push to start the buzzer countdown. They use a 3 minute series.
  • Each participant needs to pay the $5 fee at the dockmaster desk either by cards or cash.
  • Therefore, unlike the races held at Des Moines, we will not follow a "fixed" race course. Instead, the race host will work with Sail Sandpoint staff to decide the race course depending on wind conditions, and other events concurrently held by SSP.
  • The Skipper's meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Sail Sand Point (see location of SSP here https://goo.gl/maps/VXiKgPBPgAz). It is best to get there early to rig up before the meeting and have your wet suit on and ready to go. The race host will try to arrive around 4:30, so that by 5:30 he will be available to have a real official meeting. Once you arrive, please remind the host about the meeting.
  • While you are not in a race you may at your own risk go anywhere you want but remember to follow precedence rules when encountering other vessels.
  • We will be using SSP automatic starting system. This system operates on a 3 minute sequence. We will make sure to inform people at the skipper meeting about the starting sequence. The early arriving folks should pay $5 and prepare a sign-in sheet. When you arrive, please sign this sheet and pay the fee.
  • Sail Sand Point has a weather station and webcam, so you can access their current conditions and SailFlow forecast here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/current-conditions/ 
  • Here is windalert model: http://windalert.com/spot/116695   

I'll check the forecast again tomorrow and update everyone.  Right now it's looking like a light northerly.

<ssp.PNG>

Andy


Re: City League #9 Wed June 27th

Greg Mejlaender
 

Wind looks good for racing / sailing at SSP this evening. I expect 10-ish N wind, starting about 5 and going till dark.
We won't waste time today, most of us should be used to sharing the small sail rigging area there, by now. So please rig quickly then move your gear to the water. Leave the small grass and carpet for the next person who needs to rig their sail.

Skipper's meeting about 5:30 - first race starting about 6 pm. I don't think we'll have to wait for a breeze like other days, so we will get going!
We'll only race till about 7:30 today... cause we need to come in and get the grill started. SSP is providing the grill and the items I mentioned yesterday, but they are NOT providing someone to actually do the cooking. 
One of us needs to volunteer to be the "grill-master" :)

Thanks Andrew for offering to provide salads!!
And Jonathan for bringing Gatorade!!

I will bring chips and a veggie tray and cookies and fresh baked brownies!!

Anyone else bringing anything... "thanks" !!

See you there, Greg :)


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:33 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
2018 City League Series Finale !!!
There will only be light wind all day tomorrow... but just like today, there should be a nice 10 mph N wind at SSP tomorrow after 5 till dark!!

Let's have a great turnout for the final official City League race of 2018 !!!
Novices to experts welcome... no previous experience needed.

Sail Sandpoint (SSP) is partially hosting a BBQ after the races, but we need to bring a few more contributions. They are providing some hamburgers - hotdogs - buns - the grill - some condiments - plates and cutlery.

City League regulars (and or, first-timers) we'd like some contributions from you... whatever you'd like to bring and share!!
Ideas - potato salad (easy to get at Safeway)... chips... soda or fruit juice... veggie tray... etc.
They have a refrigerator for salads, drinks, etc. so the things you bring won't be sitting in your hot car, while we're sailing.

A good idea might be to post back here what you're bringing... so 4 people don't bring the same exact thing.

See you tomorrow!
Greg :)
PS - There will likely be more Wed evening racing at SSP if people want to show up and conrtnue doing the same thing. But it will be a new series... not a continuation of City League.


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Andrew <andrew@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:12 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
Hello All Cityleaguers and bystanders,
City League Races for 2018 CL#9 at Sail Sand Point (SSP) will be Wednesday, June 27th 2018.  

You can find driving directions here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/contact/

We will follow the same approach as in the past: (1) on Monday or Tuesday, the host shares race information through this email, (2) on Wednesday around noon the host will check the latest forecast and confirm that we are racing (no guarantee about accuracy). You can look at the most current forecast on windalert or sailflow (links below) to decide what to do. I will use this and mm5 maps and NOAA to guess at forecasts.

The following basic information were provided by Bryan Rust (SSP Adult Program Director):
  • The host will need to arrive by 5 pm (probably earlier) and coordinate with Jonathan (Open Boating Manager) who will set marks for us. Note: SSP hosts a beginning sailing class on Wednesday evening off the beach, so it may be necessary to set the course upwind and out of the way so there are no issues among fleets.
  • Jonathan will get the start box mounted on the mark and show the host how to use it. SSP has an automatic starter. Basically, there is a button on the front of the start box, that one of us needs to push to start the buzzer countdown. They use a 3 minute series.
  • Each participant needs to pay the $5 fee at the dockmaster desk either by cards or cash.
  • Therefore, unlike the races held at Des Moines, we will not follow a "fixed" race course. Instead, the race host will work with Sail Sandpoint staff to decide the race course depending on wind conditions, and other events concurrently held by SSP.
  • The Skipper's meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Sail Sand Point (see location of SSP here https://goo.gl/maps/VXiKgPBPgAz). It is best to get there early to rig up before the meeting and have your wet suit on and ready to go. The race host will try to arrive around 4:30, so that by 5:30 he will be available to have a real official meeting. Once you arrive, please remind the host about the meeting.
  • While you are not in a race you may at your own risk go anywhere you want but remember to follow precedence rules when encountering other vessels.
  • We will be using SSP automatic starting system. This system operates on a 3 minute sequence. We will make sure to inform people at the skipper meeting about the starting sequence. The early arriving folks should pay $5 and prepare a sign-in sheet. When you arrive, please sign this sheet and pay the fee.
  • Sail Sand Point has a weather station and webcam, so you can access their current conditions and SailFlow forecast here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/current-conditions/ 
  • Here is windalert model: http://windalert.com/spot/116695   

I'll check the forecast again tomorrow and update everyone.  Right now it's looking like a light northerly.



Andy


Re: BBQ

Andrew
 

Yup! Sail Sand Point will have that ready for us. I'm grabbing potato and macaroni salad.

A


On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 12:26 Jonathan R. via Groups.Io <jonathanreinke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Will there be cups / plates and such at the BBQ tonght?

Jonathan