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Celebrating our 43rd year in 2017!

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Geja in
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'Round Alameda Parade, Monday, January 1, 2018
New Year's Day brings the 'Round Alameda Parade day with visits to the yacht clubs of Alameda. This is a fun day on the water if the weather is good (really is a "fair weather" event!) There is something special about our ability to get out on the water on the first day of a new year - something many of our members are envious of!
This year the tide is very high, 7.1 feet, at 10:00 am, then it will drop sharply to a -1.56 feet at 1700. Thus to make it around safely, we would have to arrive at Aeolian Yacht Club by 1100, eat and enjoy quickly, then depart under the Bay Farm Bridge by 1200 (tide at 5.5), or earlies, to get over the shallows into San Francisco Bay. A stop at Ballena Bay, if at all, would have to be short, as tide height drops to only 2.7 feet by 1330, and a minus datum by 1500.
For those that would like to know more, check Upcoming Events.

Fall Meeting
Fall Meeting & Winners' Lunch, Saturday, November 4, 2017, Encinal Yacht Club
A rainy morning gave way to a glorious afternoon along the Oakland Estuary at Encinal Yacht Club for us to celebrate the 2017 season and move forward to 2018. Encinal was hosting a 17-team high school regatta in FJs and we were treated to almost 30 boats on the water racing in A and B divisions. It was great fun to second guess wind shifts and strategy from the balcony as the kids displayed highly refined racing skills. We had 32 folks representing 15 Islanders who enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by EYC. We awarded 2017 prizes and awards, and elected 2018 Officers. There was even an Islander version of the Gettysburg address. If you want to learn more and see the pictures, go to Fall Meeting 2017.

The Fleet
Nationals Regatta, October 14th at GGYC
After two false starts over a two and a half hour postponement for light winds, we finally had a great race starting at 1400 on a gentle 8-knot westerly wind. We had five boats racing and 9 represented. Cassiopeia won the Nationals Regatta, but everyone had a great time. 2017 Nationals Regatta Results and Pictures.

I-36 Racing - Season's Championship Final Results
With a 1st place, and flying a spinnaker in the Season closer, Rich Shoenhair's Windwalker held on to 1st place for the season and wins the Ormand Trophy for the Spinnaker Season's Championship. Jocelyn and Steve Swanson's Zingara, racing without a spinnaker, finished 3rd, but was the 1st non-spinnaker in the Season Closer to remain in 2nd place on points and becomes the Buster Hammond Trophy winner for the Non-Spinnaker Season's Championship. Fleet Captain Eric Mueller's Serenity, flying a spinnaker, captured a 2md for the day, finishing 3rd for the season on points. Rich Eagan's Kapai finished with a non-spinnaker 2nd in the Season Closer, is 4th for the season.
2017 Detailed Race Results

Geja in Croatia
Member Andrew Vic keeps his I-36 Geja in the Med, with 10 glorious summer sailing seasons, particularly around Croatia. Here are links to this season's cruise, including some impressive pics only a drone can take. Group 1 link. and Group 2 link.

I-36 Sept 2017 Newsletter!
Newsletter Editor Phill Seaman's September issue is full of fun. Enjoy articles from our members around the country -- and contribute your own to future issues! Here's your link: I-36 September 2017 Newsletter.

HMB Yacht Club
Half Moon Bay Cruise 9/1-4
Here's some input from the Half Moon Bay Cruise. Half Moon Bay Cruise.

August 5th Coyote Point Race and Destination Cruise
Great sailing and having fun pictures at Coyote Point Cruise.

Beautiful Islanders
July 4th Benicia Cruise
Plenty of sunshine and wind for this year's Benicia cruise! More at Benicia Cruise.

Summer Sailstice at Encinal! Saturday, June 24, 2017
It was a beautiful day to celebrate Summer Sailstice, and Encinal Yacht Club did a bang up job. There were vendors all over the lawn where you could get info, clothing and Dark 'n Stormys with Goslings rum. At least 4 Encinal members took members of the public out sailing in the estuary, including our own I-36 Secretary (and Encinal YC Senior Vice President) Bill Nork with Zenith. Every ride was filled, with perhaps 100 people getting out to sail. There were some Laser races, a cardboard boat race, and a Coast Guard helicopter water rescue demonstration right in front of the docks. Here's more at Sailstice at Encinal.

Vallejo Race
Vallejo Race, May 6-7
Light winds made for a challenging Vallejo Race, but we had both Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker racers enjoying the weekend. Here's more at Vallejo Race.
Check out the Season Standings at Results. Next Race, YRA #2, is June 24th!

Spring Meeting
I-36 Spring Meeting, 3/18/17 at Golden Gate YC
It was a great way to officially start the 2017 Islander 36 season. 42 people, representing 22 boats gathered at Golden Gate Yacht Club for the event. Pictures and a fun story at Spring Meeting.

3 Bridge Fiasco
Three Bridge Fiasco, January 28, 2017
We got lucky with a nice day for the annual Three Bridge Fiasco race on January 28th. Eight Islanders spent a long day in everything from a nice sailing breeze to frustrating drifting, with Commodore Susan and Bill Nork's Zenith emerging the winner with Cassiopeia and Windwalker in 2nd and 3rd. Great pictures and a fun story at 3 Bridge Fiasco.

'Round Alameda, January 1, 2017
'Round Alameda Parade, January 1, 2017
What a great turn out by your Islander fleet! 30 people representing 11 Islanders sailed aboard 6 boats on the waters of the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco Bay around Alameda Island to ring in 2017 in style. The weather was about as good as it could get. A cloudy morning cleared to clear blue skies with a light northwest wind. With air temperature in the mid 50s, sitting on the sunny, wind-sheltered deck at Aeolian Yacht Club, it was practically bikini time! The crisp skies made for good pictures at Ballena Bay YC and the afternoon sea breeze kicked in gently to provide a sparkling sail home for those that rounded Alameda and sailed back down the Oakland Estuary to their berths. Lots of pictures to tell the story, so follow the link to: 'Round Alamdea 2017.

Welcome Aboard
Fall Meeting, Saturday, November 5th at ISLAND YACHT CLUB
Island Yacht Club was a great host for our Fall Meeting & Winner's Dinner on Saturday, November 5th. Where else do you see the overflowing appetizer shrimp bowl, with a tangy dipping sauce, refilled not once, but twice during cocktail hour, and the cheese, veggies, crackers and bruschetta complemented the shrimp nicely. Our dinner entrees of pork tenderloin or salmon were nicely cooked, and the grilled vegetables, kale salad, mashed potatoes and rice pilaf were just right. Commodore Nork had a wonderful 3I6 logo-decorated carrot cake sheet cake to accompany IYC's cheery cheese cake for dessert. Add in a warm atmosphere of nautical flags and a ship in the rafter, plus a continuous slide show of 2016's web page pictures on the screen during dinner, and you get a wonderful picture of a great Islander evening. You should have been there! In all we had 45 folks representing 22 Islanders in attendance. We had a wonderful representation of all ages,from 80's to 8's! Check out the Fall Meeting Story & Pictures.

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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.

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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!

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