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Encinal Cruise and Svendsen's Night, April 25, 2015

Now it's time for cruising in earnest. Mark your calendars for April 24th to 26th for one great double treat weekend. First there's an Islander Cruise - always fun starting with Friday night arrivals. Then there's a great lunch at Encinal YC, then the don't-miss-this Svendsen's Discount Night, all on Saturday. Have your shopping list ready because Svendsen's has great prices and the store is open only to us. Bring the whole family - kids too. The pool is delightful and the estuary is a very nice place to be - usually sunny and the wind is moderate by the time it gets there. It's a nice down-wind sail too.

So get more details and save your spot at Encinal Cruise & Svendsen's Night..

Great Trim
Sail Trim Clinic, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Island Yacht Club
Thirty-one people representing seventeen Islanders enjoyed a fun and informative Sail Trim Clinic at Island Yacht Club on March 28th with Kame Richards of Pineapple Sails as our guest speaker. Besides pictures of the day, you'll find links to the handouts and a summary of Kame's comments for your enjoyment at Race Clinic 2015.

Great Islanders
Spring Meeting at Golden Gate YC 3/21/15
It was a great start to another year. 55 folks representing 25 Islanders conviened at the Golden Gate Yacht Club for the Spring Meeting on March 21st. In addition to reminding everyone of the Racing and Cruising programs, we were treated to a fine presentation on the Vessel Traffic System on san Francisco Bay. To hear the rest and see the pictures, follow the link to the Spring Meeting.

Great Cruising Logs from Bert & Carey Vermeer
Bert & Carey Vermeer, hailing from Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia pretty much sets the bar when it comes to having great cruises and sharing them with friends and the Islander Association. Add in his contributions to maintenance, and Bert can probably answer just about any question on how to set up your boat, go cruising, and bring it back all in one piece. His latest contributions are two more wonderful cruise logs. In addition to spectacular pictures and fun-to-follow narration, he's go tide and current information and often links to charts so you can follow along. He's made videos too, and one of these days, we'll get him to a meeting so you can enjoy the whole show and ask Bert every question you want. For now, here's the link to thier 2013 cruise to the western side (ocean) side of Vancouver Island, including the delights of Barclay and Nootka Sounds: 2013 Cruise . Then, for 2014, the cruise is to Desolation Sound on the mainland side of Strait of Georgia: 2014 Cruise. Be a bit patient, they're big files, but do sit back with a beverage of choice on a long winter night and get lost in the best cruising you'll see in a long time!

'Round Alameda Parade
'Round Alameda Parade, Thursday, January 1, 2015
Neither bright sun, blue skies, perfect wind nor a freezing start kept your intrepid Islander 36 sailors from appropriately kicking off a New Year of sailing on San Francisco Bay. Storm force cold winds downed trees and closed roads going into New Year's Eve, and that apparently greatly reduced the number of boats participating this year, including Islanders, but the story still has a happy ending.

Thanks to Smokey & Laurie Stover calling for all hands aboard Evanescence at 0900 you've got a story. Commodore Van Mell called Smokey on 12/30 to report a Weather Mutiny as Sandy was not up to moving Vanishing Animal in the wind and staying aboard in freezing weather. Could we volunteer as crew on (Sandy's favorite Freeport 36) Evanescence? "Yep." So we showed up at Fortman Marina and cast off at 0930.

So, to find out how we spied 9 folks representing 5 Islanders starting off 2015 in style, follow 'Round Alameda Parade.

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors 2015
The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors is an incredible group that promotes and teaches sailing to disabled individuals. They are based out of Pier 40/South Beach Marina and their keelboat fleet includes five keelboats, including the Islander 36 Orion, and all are specially rigged and equipped with adaptive features to make sailing San Francisco Bay possible for people with disabilities. Additionally, they have 23 Access Dinghies, ranging in size from 8 to 14 feet, all of which are specifically designed for people with disabilities. Some of these are equipped with servo motors so that people with severe physical disabilities can sail solo. BAADS is an Honorary member of your I-36 Association and you can follow and support them at: BAADS Home Page; or BAADS Blog Pictures or BAADS on Facebook.

Fall Meeting
SF Skyline
Fall Meeting and Winner's dinner at Richmond YC, November 1st
We had sixty-five folks representing 28 Islanders on hand for the Fall Meeting and Winner's Dinner at Richmond Yacht Club. It turned out to be a beautiful evening at RYC with a most unusual view of several big thunderheads visible to the south beyond San Francisco and down to the south Bay. Good conversations, great food, and a special gathering of our Islander friends. Fall Meeting Story and Pictures.

April Picture of the Month: Sail Trim Clinic
What's nicer than a sunny day and a well-set Islander headsail? This image captures the warmth and beauty of our Sail Trim clinic at Island YC on Marvh 28th. the rest of the story is above.
We always need more pictures, so limber up your digital camera for some great Islander pictures, here's how.

Remember Our Maintenance Section:
Though it's right there in the middle of our Menu, don't overlook our Maintenance section with over 70 links to ideas and fixes. Maintenance Section.

Changing email address? Moving? Other member information changing? Use the Member Info Update form to speed the changes directly to our Treasurer, Membership Chairman, Newsletter Editor and List Administrator. Thanks! When you see another Islander around your marina or cruising waters, point them to our home page, and the convenient New Member Application form.

In adition to the wealth of information on our Maintenance and Clothing menus above, visit our Archived pages for lots of memories, cruise stories and other great Islander moments.

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Here's How to send your boat's picture:

We would like pictures under full sail, that are clear and crisp, and most often show the whole boat, but, hey, if you like the picture, the rest of our members probably will too. They don't have to be any special size or type.

They can be attached to an e-mail. Just highlight and copy the block of text below, click "Send Email to I-36 Webmaster", paste the text into the message area, fill in your data, then attach your picture file and send it!

Boat Name:
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You can also snail mail them to:

Rick Van Mell, I-36 Webmaster
1629 Begen Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

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